Last week the biggest development as the world’s journalists descended on Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics was the toilet situation. Also, the lack of running water, light fixtures, door handles, hotel lobbies and plenty of other luxuries we’ve come to take for granted as seasoned American hotel frequenters. One guy found construction workers sleeping in his room upon check in, and when they moved him to a different room there was a stray dog in it.
These are journalists we’re talking about, so there were tweets. Then the journalists reading those journalists’ tweets in America made galleries of the tweets so non-journalists could see just how bad the poor journalists had it in this Russian resort town.
Since then the opening ceremony has gone down, Bob Costas has gotten an eye infection and, now, the actual Olympics are fully under way. Hooray! There has also been plenty of Twitter activity focusing on #Sochi, and the funniest stuff out there is, shockingly, not coming at the hands of the stuffy journalists embedded at the games. Here are some of our favorites from those of us stranded state-side.