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It’s Totally True: Japan’s Prime Minister Appeared As Mario During Olympic’s Closing Ceremony!!

Japan, who are set to host the 2020 Olympics, bid a stylishly geeky farewell to the Rio Olympics – they had a segment dedicated to Super Mario! The best bit? When Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared out of a green pipe with a Mario-like hat on his head.

Text and GIF via: Bleeding cool, Kotaku

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The Olympics Closing Ceremony has been wonderful but the preview to the next Games is the highlight. The level end theme from Super Mario Bros. as fireworks went off was a brilliant choice. As was having Yumiko Shiina (Ringo Sheenia) performing the song while characters like Hello Kitty, Pac-man and Doraemon helped Prime Minister Shinzo Abe get to Rio on time via a Mario costume and a Warp Pipe. Bonus points for a cameo from Captain Tsubasa too. Even more bonus points for a brief musical interlude between performances that featured a track from Akira, the legendary anime set (ironically) during the 2020 Olympic games… in Tokyo. 

2020 can’t come soon enough, especially as I’m aiming to be over in Japan by then, teaching English.

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one direction meme: three live performances what makes you beautiful live @ the london 2012 olympic games closing ceremony (2/3)

“Now the final song in this section, perhaps the most innocent we’re coming up to date now. We’re with the current global phenomenon - One Direction! What makes you beautiful.”

HUNK APPRECIATION POST

BECAUSE THERES NOT ENOUGH HUNK LOVE IN THIS FANDOM

  • HE’S SO DAMN SMART LIKE EVERYONE REFERS TO PIDGE AS THE SMART ONE BUT I DONT SEE PIDGE BUILDING A GEIGER COUNTER FOR AN ELEMENT THAT DOESNT EXIST ON EARTH
  • LIKE HE KNEW IMMEDIATELY THAT THOSE LINES (i forget what they’re called) WERE AN ELEMENT AND HES LIKE HANG ON LET ME JUST BUILD A GEIGER COUNTER FOR SOMETHING NOT FROM EARTH WITH SOME THINGS FROM OUR BACKPACKS AND THIS RUNDOWN SHACK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DESERT LIKE ITS NO BIG DEAL
  • HE’S SO PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT HE BELIEVES IN LIKE WHEN THEY WERE GOING TO SAVE THE BALMERIANS AND HE WAS IN SUCH A RUSH TO GET THERE BECAUSE HE WANTED TO HELP SO BAD
  • HS INSTINCTS ARE SO AMAZING LIKE HE KNEW THAT NYMA AND ROLO WERE UP TO NO GOOD. HE JUST KNOWS
  • HES SO STRONG? LIKE ITS CANON THAT HE IS STRONGER THAN SHIRO. HE HAS PROBABLY CLOSE TO OLYMPIC LEVEL STRENGTH
  • HES SO CARING AND ALL AROUND GOOD HUMAN BEING AND SO PATIENT WITH EVERYONE
  • HE HAS HAD MORE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT THAN ANYONE ELSE ON SCREEN. 
  • HE WANTS TO HELP EVERYONE HE IS JUST SO GOOD
  • I LOVE HUNK SO MUCH

FEEL FREE TO ADD MORE BECAUSE  WANT TO SPREAD THE HUNK LOVE

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Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross of the United States playing Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre of Switzerland during the Beach Volleyball - Women’s Preliminary - Pool C, Match 33 on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Freddie Mercury’s mother was watching the Olympic closing ceremony when her adored son’s image suddenly appeared on a vast screen. “I cried out: ‘Oh my dear boy, where are you?’” she tells me. “I miss him so much.” A cheeky smile then spreads across her face. “They showed John Lennon too, but there was much more applause for my Freddie.”-A 2012 interview with Jer Bulsara