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Question: Favorite part of the Beijing Olympics?
Opening ceremony - 4 (17.4%)
Hot gymnast hunks/babes! - 6 (26.1%)
Beach volleyball bums - 5 (21.7%)
Fake fireworks and child singers - 2 (8.7%)
Marathon runners vs. Beijing smog - 2 (8.7%)
Those table tennis guys are NUTS! - 1 (4.3%)
British cyclists are so fast they're blurry - 3 (13%)
Total Voters: 16

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Author Topic: Favorite part of the Beijing Olympics so far?  (Read 16625 times)
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« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2008, 08:08:10 AM »

No, but I played a Juicer once just because my role-playing-game-fanboy-and-good-friend was so hot on Rifts being the best RPG (evar!!) and I was roped into a wednesday night session years ago...

Quite similar I'd say...

Rifts rocks! I used to play it years ago. I've played a Juicer too, and they're just pure psychotic fun! (I prefer to play psychotic Mind Melters though...)

But back to the Olympics...


BAH! HUMBUG!

Why would anyone bother to watch other people (that they don't know or care about in the least) play games?

Watch people play games? That seems purely idiotic. Why not play the game yourself? That's more fun!

It's like porn. Would you rather watch, or do? Wink

Actually, that might be more entertaining... The PORNOLYMPICS!

Instead of  "Citius, Altius, Fortius" ("Swifter, Higher, Stronger"), it could be "Harder, Faster, Deeper"!

Lord knows sex can be physically demanding.

And it's probably easier to test for Viagra or Cialis than all the drugs and doping that goes on in the mainstream atheletic world!

Ok... Jokes aside (I'm not really kidding that much -- I'd rather play games & get laid than watch other people), the Olympics is really in the morally grey area with all that the Olympic committee is involved in. They do not present themselves as any kind of admirable organization.

Then there's the constant scandals inside of the corruption of the Olympics -- corruption inside corruption... Pathetic.

Too many athletes cheat. Games have rules. Chess... Now there's a good game where you simply can't cheat.

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Then they're down on their knees for BEJING!?!?!

WTF! I nearly myself when they got it.

The Chinese government is one of the most blatantly evil on the planet. They torture, mutilate and murder their own people. They're sick, evil people. And this is where the Olympics are held? I puked a thousand profanities when they first got it. Nothing has changed.


While the IDEA of the Olympics is admirable with all the peace, love, brotherly whatever and let's all get along flowers are nice and I love trees and whales' have cool songs and let's be friends pass the bong got a lighter mine's broken could you mix some hash in with that weed while we make love and not war... The implementation is abysmal.


I find it abhorrent that China would get the Olympics. The Chinese government is blatantly diametrically opposed to everything the Olympics (ideally) stands for.

I haven't watched it. I won't watch it. I won't support it in the least.

And YES -- I check labels to see if something is made in China and whenever possible, I buy things that are NOT made there.

I have nothing against the Chinese people. I am morally opposed to the Chinese government, what they do, and what they stand for.

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A TRULY interesting sporting event to watch is seeing your kid/brother/sister play little league baseball (or whatever)!

That's something worth watching, and is time well spent. Watching the Olympics is a complete waste.




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« Reply #51 on: August 25, 2008, 07:46:32 AM »

The opening ceremony was certainly impressive, that's true. I wonder which was the cost...

30 million US dollars
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« Reply #52 on: August 25, 2008, 08:38:42 AM »

Thus far (out of four events) gold in the women's road race and silver in the time trial. They are expected to do even better in the the track events

The Spanish didn't win everything - it just seems that way sometimes!  tongue

The Brits dominated on the velodrome.  Really impressive.

Samuel Sanchez did win the men's road race.  Overall this has been a great year in sports for Spain. 
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« Reply #53 on: August 26, 2008, 02:26:32 AM »

Beijing 2008 -- Final impressions

10 ) The horrible system used to score boxing matches.
The system (where 3 of 5 judges must tap a touch pad within one second of each other to register a scoring blow) has been used for at least three Olympics. It has never worked properly.  It works worse now than when it was introduced and needs to be scrapped ASAP.


9 ) Matthew Mitcham, AUS
with the most perfect 10-meter dive I've ever seen.
It is moments like these that makes having the Olympics worthwhile.


8 ) The US Men's Vollyball team
They faced and defeated almost all the other top-rated teams including  World #1 Brazil in the gold medal match.


7 ) Vasyl Lomachenko, UKR
His complete domination in the featherweight boxing gold medal match left the inept boxing judges with nothing to do. 
Three standing eight-counts in 1:51 of the first round.  End of contest.  Wow!


6 ) Usain Bolt, JAM
I saw it and am still a bit in disbelief.  In the middle of the 100, he kicks it into another gear.  Never saw an olympian win this short race by such a large margin.  Fastest dude on the planet.


5 ) The scandal of underage female Chinese gymnasts.
This story gets bigger every day as more evidence is uncovered.
New documents have been found that indicate FIVE of the 6 girls are under the required age.  The age limit is in place to protect the long-term health of young still-developing girls, whose bodies can not handle the stress of gymnastics.  The gals on the olympic team are elite and have shown they can handle it, but God only knows how many legions of others sacrificed their feet, ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, etc to uncover these precious few.


4 ) Kenenisa Bekele, ETH
Winner of the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races.  You know his acceleration on the bell lap and closing kick are coming . . . and there's nothing you can do about it.  The world's best runner.


3 ) Michael Phelps, USA
What can be said about him that hasn't been said 100 times already?
His turns are the best.  So many times he went into a turn tied with a competitor only to resurface with a half-length body lead. 
   His next-to-last race is the 100 meter butterfly final which he wins by an eyelast 50.58 seconds to Milorad Cavic's 50.59.  His hard charge at the very end of the race proving to be the difference.  That huge effort must have tapped what little reserves he had left, right?  Wiith 16 races and 7 gold medals in 7 (or 8 ) days there must be a fresher swimmer on the squad that can give the United States a better chance at winning what looks like, on paper, to be a very close race.
   His last event is the butterfly leg of the 4x100 medley relay.  Even after all his other races, his leg sets the record for fastest fly leg in the history of the event and beats his nearest rival by 0.7 seconds.  USA goes on to win the race by 0.7 seconds.  That kind of effort after all he'd done is just mind-blowing.  His endurance and recovery are at a level no other swimmer has ever achieved..


2) The Chinese winning 51 gold medals
They won more gold in these games than in the last 2 (maybe 3) Olympics combined.  They're only going to get better as their country continues to grow and prosper.


1) Jason Lezak hauls in Alain Bernard
The Frenchman had boasted pre-race they were going to "smash the Americans" in the 4x100 freestyle relay.  During the final leg Bernard makes a huge tactical mistake by swimming right next to the lane line allowing the American to draft off his wave and overtake him in the last few meters. 
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« Reply #54 on: August 26, 2008, 01:59:06 PM »

thanks for sharing, harmonv.  Thmbsup
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