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An Olympic Observation: Ryan Lochte

By now you’re familiar with the national joke that is Ryan Lochte. In case you missed it, Lochte was the ringleader among four Olympic swimmers who got drunk, trashed a gas station bathroom, and when caught by security guards, fabricated a story about being held up at gunpoint by police.

When a 32-year-old guy dies his hair white just for the attention it's hardly surprising that further immature behavior is in his future.

When a 32-year-old guy dies his hair white just for the attention it’s hardly surprising that further immature behavior is in his future.

Lochte is no newcomer to the public eye. The guy is 32 years old, so he’s not a kid, and on the strength of his success at the Olympics four years ago was the star of the reality television series What Would Ryan Lochte Do? The show, alas, was cancelled even before all of the episodes aired because it failed to measure up even to the lower-than-low standards of the E Entertainment network.

While promoting his series Lochte did an interview with the morning news program of a Fox television affiliate in Philadelphia and the result was pretty damn funny. See it here. (The whole thing is pretty entertaining in a non-entertaining way but the real fun begins at about the 4:55 mark.)

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