Every now and then an old video clip will start trending again because it at least somewhat-applies to current events. In today’s example we have the Filipino National Diving Team at the 2015 SEA Games, where divers John Elmerson Fabriga and John David Pahoyo showed us that with hard work and dedication, you too can schmooze your way into becoming a nationally recognized athlete as long as you compete on behalf of a country that is blatantly awful at the sport at hand. Are you good at soccer, but not that good? No problem, just move to Oman (“Where the fuck is Oman?” was probably the first question out of your mouth, to which my answer would be “Do you really care? This is a hypothetical situation and you’re not actually going to move there (it’s in the Middle East, as if I had to cement your decision any further)”) and join their Olympic team. Can’t ski for shit? No problem, I hear Egypt is in dire need for athletes in preparation for the next Winter Olympics.
Unsurprisingly, neither Fabriga nor Pahoyo are competing in this year’s Olympics, although that doesn’t take away from how hysterically awful their routine went.