Katie Couric wants to hug and make up with the Netherlands. She’s tired of the twitter war and she wants to make amends.
As I’m sure everyone has already noticed, Katie Couric has been in some hot water with the lovely, hilarious people of the Netherlands due to comments made during the parade of nations. She profoundly exhaled during the Olympic Opening Ceremony: “It’s probably not a news flash to tell you the Dutch are really, really good at speed skating… ‘Why are they so good?’ you may be asking yourself,” Couric playfully asked. “Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam.”
Adding a further non-sensical explanation, “As you all know, it has lots of canals that can freeze in the winters,” Couric said during the Opening Ceremony. “So, for as long as those canals have existed, the Dutch have skated on them to get from place to place, to race each other and also to have fun.”
If ice skating is a mode of transportation for the Dutch, I wonder if sledding is an equally suitable way for the morning commute? A nice toboggan ride to local grocery store would be a treat of a daily lifestyle, as long as you live on the top of a hill. Of course getting back home would be a chore. My Dutch sources have said that the Netherlands scientists hope to implement indoor plumbing, the horseless carriage and bifocals any day now. Of course I won’t be able to report back on the progress for months since the carrier pigeon takes a lengthy amount of time to get back and forth to Amsterdam.
Celebrities and TV hosts occasionally tweet or say something that doesn’t necessarily ring true, and when this happens, usually the internet trolls take full control of the conversation. And in this case with Couric’s comments, twitter went all in on the side of the Dutchmen, heavily mocking Couric.
Hopefully the Netherlands will take the olive branch extended by Couric, we’ll have to wait and see what the next move is in this ice-skating chess match of a back and forth. As soon as the Netherlands answers her call, we’ll all be listening.
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