UPDATE, 6:59 PM: There were plenty of great suggestions (some we wish we could print here but really shouldn’t). With that said…


Sochi – A Four Ring Circus.

Honorable mentions:

This Olympics comes with an asterisk.

Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony – sponsored by Audi.

“Come on, baby, stay. This never happens, I swear.”

Pay no attention to that man behind the Iron Curtain.

Which continent does the fifth ring represent? Siberia, for the guy in charge of the fireworks.

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2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

PREVIOUS: The Olympics kicked off today with the Opening Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. It will be interesting to see how NBC will make note of a snafu at the beginning of the event, when an effect in which five giant snowflakes transform into the Olympic Rings didn’t quite go off as planned — not the best beginning for Vladimir Putin’s Games, being billed as the most expensive ever and already plagued by reports of dysfunctional amenities. We’ll leave it to you to suggest the best caption, and we’ll announce a winner later today. In the meantime, stay tuned for TV Columnist Lisa De Moraes’ take on NBC’s primetime coverage starting at 4:30 PM.)