The Johnny Weir Pretty Parade continues its assault on the American media psyche and this time has swallowed up former NFL return man Vai Sikahema. In what has to be the unlikeliest of pairings, Sikahema, reporting from Torino for Philadelphia news station NBC 10, went shopping with Weir as part of his hard-hitting Olympic coverage. In his accompanying article(along with the video) Sikahema does his best not-that-there's-anything-wrong-with-that homophobic side-step and makes it perfectly clear that even though he's shopping with the effeminate skater, he's doing it because this is news, dammit. Some quotables from his report:
· "He was wearing jeans, loafers and this form-fitting black jacket with a high collar that my wife would die for."
· "Across his chest was the strap of his Louis Vuitton purse. Not bag. Purse!"
· "Most women would kill to have his body. Five-nine and I'd guess 125 pounds. That would make him the same size as my wife."
Sikahema asserts his alpha-maleness throughout the report and is seemingly stunned at just how "princess-y" Weir is in real life. One can only hope that after the Olympics are over, NBC 10 makes "Emasculating Field Reports With Vai Sikahema" a regular feature.