Drawing the News: The Ring of Fail

Drawing the News: The Ring of Fail

(Wang Zuozhongyou/Weibo)

A glitch at the opening ceremony for the winter Olympics in Sochi has risen to Internet memedom. A display of five snowflakes blossoming into the Olympic rings malfunctioned when the last flake on the right refused to open. Russian TV viewers saw a few seconds of black, followed by flawless footage from rehearsal, but the world has already immortalized the blip in fake ads and T-shirts, including a design sold on the Chinese site Taobao.

Weibo cartoonist Wang Zuozhongyou (@王左中右) illustrates his take on the fail with a 404, the error message that appears when a webpage cannot be found. In China, a 404 often indicates that the page in question is blocked.

Check out more cartoons from our Drawing the News series.



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