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National Embarrassments

Andy Murray (UK)

Michelle Kwan (US)

Yao Ming (CH)

by Anonymousreply 7511/07/2013

This thread.

by Anonymousreply 107/08/2012

Sounds great. I can't wait.

by Anonymousreply 207/08/2012

Donald Trump. Sarah Palin.

by Anonymousreply 307/08/2012

The Dutch national football team (2010)

by Anonymousreply 407/08/2012

That Michelle Kwan has totally made me ashamed to be a US citizen!

by Anonymousreply 507/08/2012

Yao Ming?

by Anonymousreply 607/08/2012

Michelle RepubliKwan having dinner with her good friend.

by Anonymousreply 707/08/2012

To clarify R6, not who, but why?

by Anonymousreply 807/08/2012

Rachel Flatt, Kristi Yamaguchi, Sarah Hughes.

Figure Skating attracts Republican women like flies. Here is Sarah Hughes and her bud Mitt Romney.

by Anonymousreply 907/08/2012

That poor guy who got shot to death in Colombia (?) after scoring a goal in the other team's net a few World Cups back.

by Anonymousreply 1007/08/2012

Rachel Fatt

by Anonymousreply 1107/08/2012

Mary Lou Retton is a far bigger Repug than any figure skater.

by Anonymousreply 1207/08/2012

When we are ready to talk about National Treasures, count me in.

by Anonymousreply 1307/08/2012

Own goals happen aren't that rare of an occurence in soccer. Andres Escobar's only problem was that he screwed up a drug lord's betting line. He was very well-loved there.

by Anonymousreply 1407/08/2012

Jeremy Abbott is more of an embarrassment than Kwan. At least she's medalled at int'l comps. Abbott just chokes. It's like he's a walking gag reflex.

by Anonymousreply 1507/08/2012

That French figure-skating judge who was in cahoots with the Russians.

by Anonymousreply 1607/08/2012

Johnny Weir

by Anonymousreply 1707/08/2012

Yea R12 but she won. Mucho gold

by Anonymousreply 1807/08/2012

Hocan Andy Murray be a national embarrassment when he is the FIRST Brit to make it to Wimbledon in 36 years???

by Anonymousreply 1907/08/2012

Sasha "Guaranteed to fall" Cohen.

by Anonymousreply 2007/08/2012

Italy: Ottavia Cinquanta

Canada: David Dore

by Anonymousreply 2107/10/2012

The Republican Party (US)

by Anonymousreply 2207/10/2012

Johnny Weir is a living legend. A man of courage in a world of scaredy cats.

by Anonymousreply 2307/10/2012

A man of no Olympic medals in a world where it takes a little more than being FABULOUS.

by Anonymousreply 2407/10/2012

Justin Bieber (Canada)

Andy Murray (if he must be deemed embarrassing it's for the Scots, the rest of Britain is quite 'meh' about him)

by Anonymousreply 2507/10/2012

R19 I'm sure you meant first to make it to a Wimbledon final in decades.

And he's not an embarrassment for that.

Crying in four finals is pushing it, though. This latest cry was touching and understandable but the other three? Most men and women players have taken their losses with a bit more dignity.

by Anonymousreply 2607/10/2012

Viola Davis (US)

by Anonymousreply 2707/10/2012

"Andy Murray (if he must be deemed embarrassing it's for the Scots, the rest of Britain is quite 'meh' about him)"

How silly - did you actually watch television and read the newspapers? "Plucky Brit", "Britain's Best Hope" etc

Strangely, it was only after he lost that he was returned to the status of "Scottish Loser"

In a tournament commented on (here in the UK) by Sue Barker, John Lloyd, Andrew Castle and Tim Henman...?

by Anonymousreply 2807/10/2012

Andy Cohen

by Anonymousreply 2907/10/2012

R28 your defense is not very coherent. You're surely not saying those commentators called him a plucky Brit or a Scottish loser...

Of course they said he was Britain's best hope, but that's not a great compliment considering the rest of the field.

The reality is countries that put expectations on individual athletes should be disappointed in themselves. It completely warps careers. Let poor Andy actually win a slam before you expect him to win another one.

by Anonymousreply 3007/10/2012

Sue Barker won the French Open

by Anonymousreply 3107/10/2012

Anne Murray (Canada)

by Anonymousreply 3207/10/2012

Anne Meara (The World)

by Anonymousreply 3307/10/2012

george w bush

by Anonymousreply 3407/10/2012

Yao Ming is a national treasure and loved worldwide, op. You crazy.

by Anonymousreply 3507/10/2012

Teresa Giudice, Snooki, the Situation, anyone under 30.

by Anonymousreply 3607/10/2012

r35 is right. Yao Ming is an international treasure.

by Anonymousreply 3707/10/2012

[quote]Yao Ming is an international treasure.

OP obviously means Bai Ling, but you know how they all look alike.

by Anonymousreply 3807/11/2012

[quote]Andy Murray (UK)/Michelle Kwan (US)/Yao Ming (CH)

Hmm, I think you're thinking about the wrong US foreign policy there, OP.

by Anonymousreply 3907/11/2012

UK: blindly following the US into nearly every war/conflict available and also allowing fat peanut-head qween, Simon Cowell, to run our newspapers and take over TV.

And Kerry Katona.

by Anonymousreply 4007/11/2012

Debbie Wasserman Shultz

by Anonymousreply 4107/11/2012

OP

by Anonymousreply 4207/11/2012

the economics departments at uchicago, princeton, etc. (US)

by Anonymousreply 4407/11/2012

r19 He has a VERY small pee pee.

by Anonymousreply 4507/11/2012

Anne Murray is Canadian not from the UK and she's Canada's greatest singer. Even John Lennon said her cover versions of Beatles songs was the finest he ever heard.

by Anonymousreply 4607/11/2012

But is she a gay?

by Anonymousreply 4707/11/2012

R46, someone was punning on the resemblance of her name to ANDY Murray, Scotland's (but not Britain's) latest embarrassment..

by Anonymousreply 4807/11/2012

Marilyn McCoo (Cameroon)

by Anonymousreply 4907/11/2012

Dusty Springfield & Carole Pope often referred to their good friend Anne as Andy Murray.

by Anonymousreply 5007/11/2012

Scalia!

by Anonymousreply 5106/28/2013

Russell Brand

by Anonymousreply 5306/28/2013

Kristi Yamaguichi and Sarah Hughes.

by Anonymousreply 5406/28/2013

What's wrong with Andy Murray. I saw him on TV today, and immediately began wondering how large his penis is.

by Anonymousreply 5506/28/2013

I'm still confused why Yao Ming is on this list.

If you're going to use an abbreviation for China, wouldn't be more appropriate to use PRC?

by Anonymousreply 5606/28/2013

Henry Cavill (UK)

by Anonymousreply 5706/28/2013

Scalia

by Anonymousreply 5806/28/2013

Republicans (US)

The "Icky Ewww" anti-foreskin queens (US)

Libertarians (US)

by Anonymousreply 5906/28/2013

Texas

by Anonymousreply 6006/28/2013

Oklahoma

Alabama

Mississippi

South Carolina

Florida

by Anonymousreply 6106/28/2013

George W. Bush

Sarah Palin

Mitt Romney

by Anonymousreply 6206/28/2013

OP (Plant Bizarro)

by Anonymousreply 6306/28/2013

Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford

by Anonymousreply 6411/07/2013

Ha ha!

by Anonymousreply 6511/07/2013

[quote]What's wrong with Andy Murray. I saw him on TV today, and immediately began wondering how large his penis is.

We should talk. You can reach me at The Old Vic, London.

by Anonymousreply 6611/07/2013

[quote] Donald Trump. Sarah Palin.

you forgot that dumb bitch bachman.

And these nutters aren't national embarrassments. They are world wide embarrassments

by Anonymousreply 6711/07/2013

[quote] We should talk. You can reach me at The Old Vic, London.

Don't you really mean behind some bushes in the park?

by Anonymousreply 6811/07/2013

UK shit that even a toilet couldn't flush away: Piers Morgan Simon Cowell Ozzy, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne

by Anonymousreply 6911/07/2013

Kanye West - USA

Justin Bieber - Canada

Piers Morgan - United Kingdom

Paulina Rubio - Mexico

Silvio Berlusconi - Italy

Adolf Hitler - Germany

Jean-Claude Van Damme - Belgium

Oscar Pistorius - South Africa

Mel Gibson - Australia/USA

Sinead O'Connor - Ireland

by Anonymousreply 7011/07/2013

I agree with OP regarding Andy 'Misery' Murray. He has the ultimate entitled attitude and is a cry baby. No one at BBC Sport will mention the fact that he won Wimby the year that had the most shock results of seeded players getting knocked out early and a record number of players pulling out injured. He didn't even play a seeded player until the final.

As for others:-

Russell Brand (UK) Simon Cowell (UK) Piers Morgan (UK) Sinitta (UK) Oscar Pistorius (South Africa) Allain Rowland (Ireland/France) Johnny Depp (US)

by Anonymousreply 7111/07/2013

"Sinead O'Connor - Ireland"

National treasure, I think.

If you want an Irish embarrassment, one word - Bono.

by Anonymousreply 7211/07/2013

Barack Obama

by Anonymousreply 7311/07/2013

R71 Actually Murray played 3 seeds before the final #32 Robredo, #20 Youzhny and #24 Janowicz. Beating Djokovic in the final was enough to justify it being a deserved win anyway. I always think if your the only one to win 7 matches you deserve it. Not the winner's fault if other top players aren't good enough to get through their matches.

In tennis terms Tim Henman was always a bit more embarrassing in the UK but only because the media put him under so much pressure despite the fact he was a decent top 10 player but clearly never top 3 or 4. It was obvious Murray was better than Henman ever was and he handled the pressure well.

by Anonymousreply 7411/07/2013

David Carradine

Monica Lewinsky

by Anonymousreply 7511/07/2013
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