J: the bcast is sounding gut
A: no warmup needed for KM today
A: she is on
J: wanna come over early for pizza and wine later?
A: that sounds nice
J: yes I thought that could be low key and pleasant
J: I love that line he just sang
J: that repeats a lot
J: oh fuck
A: what the hell was that???
J: oh no
J: oh lord
A: that was such a wipeout
J: poor Hep B
A: cue up the opera bloopers tape
J: the strings in this part sound like the beginning of a newscast
A: I wonder if that is any indication he might bail on later acts
A: he can't go on like that
J: I bet the cover will come on
J: poor Hep B
A: if i was backstage and had a good rapport with him I would be all "Ben, you are really, really good looking"
J: Ben, you have a really pleasant face
A: there have been no mid b-cast substitutions this year have there?
A: it will be interesting to see how juntwait handles that
J: I bet they would broadcast the Volpe announcement
A: these are the moments that make or break a metropolitan opera radio network announcer
A: holy mother of god
A: he cannot do the third act like this
A: it's going to be a catastrophe
J: no....please Ben
A: those are such terrible noises
J: good lord please just put on the cover
J: maybe he is fine
A: it is like watching an ice-skater fall
J: I know!
J: you feel like "shit if he couldn't get through the SHORT program. how will he ever get through this?"
A: "maybe the judges will forget...I mean, they have to see it's a much better presentation than that Korean chick, right?"
J: "cracking on F's is an automatic deduction Jim. And big one"
J: hm I want to get a sandwich, but i don't want to miss any falls
J: good work
J: OK, brb. let me know if he lands on his ass
A: blew the triple lutz big time
J: that was not as bad as the others
J: still a deduction
J: meanwhile, Karita is the one to beat tonight
A: technically still on his feet but basically just skating out the end of the song
J: the people of Brabant are all
J: "ok, well, nice to see you. We'll show you to your swan now"
A: "Just how fernem did you say that land was?"
A: It's like musical cruelty to animals for that poor schwan
A: end this thing now
J: Swan OUT
A:: just quietly take yourself behind a rectangle and think about what you've done
J: wow, well what a way to end his Lohengrin run
J: so what I want to know is
J: if the swan is the duke
J: and he brings back the duke
J: then does he like hitchhike back to the Grail?
A: "Hey man, look, my swan turned into naked little boy, can I get a lift?"
A: I hope he has this figured out by Parsifal
J: he will. I mean....he is really good; who knows what was up