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Winds of Homophobia Snuff Olympic Flame as it Reaches the Kremlin in Russia: VIDEO


Or something like that.

The Olympic flame made it to Moscow but in a moment of metaphorical madness, it went out just as it reached the Kremlin.

The torch was being carried by former Russian world swimming champion Shavarsh Karapetyan who appeared mildly panicked as he ran through a gate and saw the torch go out. An unidentified man relit the torch with a cigarette lighter


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  1. POOF......and scene!!

    Posted by: kookie | Oct 7, 2013 10:25:40 AM

  2. What was that sound effect in the background?

    Posted by: Christian | Oct 7, 2013 10:32:40 AM

  3. The flame is suppose to be from Greece, not from a bic.

    IMHO, the best possible start....

    Posted by: Michael | Oct 7, 2013 10:34:19 AM

  4. Russian HATE and the capitulating IOC extinguished the spirit of the torch LONG before the final Olympic relay in Moscow . . .

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 7, 2013 10:40:59 AM

  5. Is it wrong that as I read this story, I sounded like Muttley from the Wacky Racers?


    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Oct 7, 2013 10:44:11 AM

  6. An act of God!

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 7, 2013 10:52:57 AM

  7. If I were one of those awesome psychic types I would say a sign of things to come at the games. And remember folks they are games not reality

    Posted by: Ray T | Oct 7, 2013 11:02:11 AM

  8. Act of GODS--either Zeus himself, beating wings as an eagle, or he sent Ganymede to blow.

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Oct 7, 2013 11:02:42 AM

  9. I can't wait to hear what spin Pat Robertson put on this on his Crypt Keeper show today.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Oct 7, 2013 11:05:52 AM

  10. @Greorybrowm
    Good shot LMAO

    Posted by: Ray T | Oct 7, 2013 11:07:58 AM

  11. Karma...

    Posted by: CB | Oct 7, 2013 11:16:55 AM

  12. Guess God's sending a message to Vlady's Russia.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 7, 2013 11:24:50 AM

  13. This just goes to show you that even the flame does not want to be there! Wow bad omen for sure...I just pray that all the athletes are safe. I would not even leave the Village if I was there. Not one penny of my money would be spent in the local economy..

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 7, 2013 11:54:10 AM

  14. "Zippo flame starts epic 39,000-mile journey across Russia!" LOL. Seriously, the most fascinating part of this is Putin's attempt to co-opt Rainbow demonstrations by issuing multi-colored gloves to Russian athletes. The longer WaPo clip of this showed several other people wearing them besides the torch bearer.

    Posted by: AKSARBENT | Oct 7, 2013 12:04:48 PM

  15. The Russians are still smoking? But they have laws against homosexuality.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Oct 7, 2013 12:24:58 PM

  16. Shouldn't they be starting out again from Greece? Has the Olympic Flame ever gone out while on the journey to it's destination before?

    Posted by: JT | Oct 7, 2013 12:40:24 PM

  17. @JT, "Has the Olympic Flame ever gone out while on the journey to it's destination before?" yes. However the torches, designed by the host country, used today are great feats of engineering to prevent this. The US torch last used was pretty creative to prevent it from going out even in rain. The Russian one was obviously not up to snuff (pun intended.)

    Posted by: unruly | Oct 7, 2013 1:31:20 PM

  18. We all know gays are best at controlling wind.

    Posted by: FT | Oct 7, 2013 3:13:03 PM

  19. That is awesome! May it be the first of many things to go wrong! However they are suppose to have backup flames around to reignite the flame not use someones cigarette lighter.

    Posted by: Joseph | Oct 7, 2013 7:52:30 PM

  20. A sure road to success is having a bunch of gays rooting against you.

    Posted by: gxg | Oct 7, 2013 7:56:58 PM

  21. LOL- the Olympic Gods who are mostly gay (or at least bi) are not pleased with these fools.

    Posted by: jarago | Oct 7, 2013 9:32:11 PM

  22. "WINDS OF HOMOPHOBIA"???? U really think that?

    Posted by: Tuqan | Oct 8, 2013 8:22:03 AM

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