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The hydraulic malfunction of the Olympic flame in Vancouver last night is a moment that won't be forgotten any time soon, and thanks to the various telecasts, we got a glimpse of the discomfort at stage level. Let's have a look, shall we?

Keep smiling, Steve. Just think about soccer. Or basketball...I guess.

Nancy Greene Raine, with the facepalm felt around the world.

Catriona Le May Doan, after the mechanical meltdown jobbed her out of lighting the flame. She's trying to play it cool, but you know she feels like cutting a bitch.

And the icing on the cake, courtesy of the NBC feed: The Miserable One.

P.S.: Best actor award of the evening goes to Rick Hansen - he never let on that something might be amiss, hence no photo.

2 responses to "The Faces of the Olympic Cauldron Malfunction - collect 'em all!"

  1. Nash was totally thinking about VitaminWater, while Doan was just showing off how beautiful she looked, I'm sure.

    But that Gretzky picture-- priceless.


  2. It was pretty funny over here. We had a group of 20 or so people around for the ceremonies and some food and beverages...everyone was impressed with everything until they showed Gretzky.

    Never have I seen such a rapid shift, people were throwing snacks and empties toward the HDTV...when someone asked: "Where is Gretzky going in that car?" the curt answer was: "Hopefully back to Los Angeles!"