American skier Devin Logan might’ve finished 10th in the women’s slopestyle yesterday, but I guarantee she’ll be the person people remember from this event and it’s all because of a silly dad joke. After finishing a run, she had to do that thing where they awkwardly stand in front of camera and wave before they announce the score. Instead of taking things too seriously, Devin decided to introduce a little comedy to the Olympics with this classic tiny hands gag.
Now you may or may not find that funny. Maybe your sense of humor is far more advanced than some small hands waving to a camera. But I’ll show you someone who did love it. This BBC announcer couldn’t contain himself after spotting those bad boys and immediately became the muse for corny dads across the globe.
“Absolute genius” may be a little much.
There’s actually a story behind these hands
They were a gift form her brother to try and get reactions out of people while she was in South Korea. I think it worked.
Logan, a freestyle skier and silver medalist at Sochi, busted out the tiny hands during Saturday’s slopestyle event, waving to the crowd with the miniature hands after every run. And, to some extent, they did help; she easily skied her way into the finals before falling to 10th place.
“I got it from my brother,” she said after her Saturday run. “They’re just a fun little toy and they really freak some people out.” That they do, as you can see in the video above, featuring Devin approaching (and, in some cases, caressing) unsuspecting fellow athletes with her freakishly tiny hands.
Devin’s older brother Chris gave her the hands, encouraging her to take them to South Korea to see what kinds of reactions she could get. Chris and brother Sean were two of the most instrumental forces in getting Devin to ski at a championship level, and it looks like their good advice doesn’t end at the bottom of the mountain.