We get pretty excited about the Olympics here at Paste. We just launched a whole section about ‘em, and have sent a three-man crew down to Rio to cover ‘em in person. (Go read our editor-in-chief’s first dispatch.) We take these things seriously.
Twitter doesn’t really take them seriously, or at least the people we follow on there. If Friday’s Opening Ceremony (or were they on Thursday or Wednesday? With NBC’s time-shifted schedule, will we ever know when they really happened?) would’ve gotten an 8 or 9 from an Olympic judge, reading Twitter while watching ‘em would’ve bumped the score up a point. From the psychedelic stage show to the country’s often ridiculous outfits to the absurd length of the Parade of Nations, there was a lot to mock, and here are the Twitter medal-winners for the night.