The Comedian's Eye View from 7/24/96
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 96 22:41:06 -0700
Subject: The Comedian's Eye View from 7/24/96
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"Canada made their Olympic swim team sign a contract saying they would not
have sex during the Games," says NBC's Conan O'Brien. "Which is a shame
because that would have been cool to watch on those underwater cameras."
From David Letterman: "I think for me the highlight of the Opening
Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics was the singing of the song 'We Are the
World' by the Nike Sweatshop Children's Choir."
US soccer coach Bruce Arena complained that NBC wasn't showing his team's
games. "How many times do we have to go through this?" says Norman Chad
of the Washington Post. "If you could put soccer in a bottle, I think it
would be called NyQuil."
Torch songs: Eastman Kodak gave inexpensive cameras to 80,000 people who
attended opening ceremonies at the Olympics. Jerry Perisho was a little
disappointed. "When I heard there would be 80,000 flashers, I envisioned
something totally different."
© 1996 Peter Langston