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    Olympics 2014!

    Starting in just over two weeks....

    We just hooked up our big 50+" rear-projection TV to an antenna and converter box we found in the shed out back. All set fo' free!

    Anyone else getting ready for the big games?
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    Kinda lost interest in that stuff some years back. But I might watch it a little more this time around to see the terrorist attacks live. Sad, so sad.

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    I was working on the opening and closing ceremonies in Torino 2006 and security was super tight when we got within 2 weeks of the opening. It could take 45 mins to get into the stadium each time, so I figured out a great way to cut the lines and save time... I would take pizza boxes with me and they would invariably wave me thru so the pizza wouldn't get cold. Italians and their pizza!
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    I have a feeling that the games will rather "explosive" this time around.

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    Really enjoy the winter olympics. 2014 is being held in Sochi with the most active insurgents in the world. Bonus, it's also the 150th anniversary of the Muslims being eradicated from the region, and we all know how forgiving they are. With all of this, 30,000 troops are there to impose martial law, plus they've added this special security feature.



    Sochi, Russia - where a trainer/bodyguard can observe your every movement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Really enjoy the winter olympics. 2014 is being held in Sochi with the most active insurgents in the world. Bonus, it's also the 150th anniversary of the Muslims being eradicated from the region, and we all know how forgiving they are. With all of this, 30,000 troops are there to impose martial law, plus they've added this special security feature.



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    I was working on the opening and closing ceremonies in Torino 2006 and security was super tight when we got within 2 weeks of the opening. It could take 45 mins to get into the stadium each time, so I figured out a great way to cut the lines and save time... I would take pizza boxes with me and they would invariably wave me thru so the pizza wouldn't get cold. Italians and their pizza!
    Hope Sochi haven't hired any Italian security dudes...
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    I would never use such a facility, especially in a country whose cabbage consumption is infamous
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    Pretty sure the second photo is somewhere else - saw it yesterday and would have to search it out to say where though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    Pretty sure the second photo is somewhere else - saw it yesterday and would have to search it out to say where though.
    Pretty sure it's one of the new-fangled gender-non-specific restrooms for CA elementary schools.

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    I play winter sports so I'm always interested in the Winter Olympics.
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    I always knew the Norwegians can be a bit strange at times but what is going on here with the curling team? Is this part of a plan to distract the opposing team and gain an unfair advantage or do they moonlight as a barbershop quartet?

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    Clever, throw the opposing team off by giving them migraines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Clever, throw the opposing team off by giving them migraines.
    Or epileptic seizures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    I always knew the Norwegians can be a bit strange at times but what is going on here with the curling team? Is this part of a plan to distract the opposing team and gain an unfair advantage or do they moonlight as a barbershop quartet?

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    I think they're just trying to match Team USA's uniforms in terms of gaudiness....
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    One more week before opening the Olympic games

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    One more week before opening the Olympic games

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    Even our neighbors to the south are getting in on the Olympic spirit, sorta. Check out this uni. The slalom will never be the same.

    Mexican Ski Team Uniform: Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe To Wear Mariachi-Inspired Outfit To Olympics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Even our neighbors to the south are getting in on the Olympic spirit, sorta. Check out this uni. The slalom will never be the same.

    Mexican Ski Team Uniform: Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe To Wear Mariachi-Inspired Outfit To Olympics
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    I hear the Russkis have built an unprecedented 3 uphill sections into the luge course.

    Looks like SOMEBODY learned something from the Canadians' Luge "Track of Death".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    One more week before opening the Olympic games

    Wonder if she is wearing the Official Thong of the Olympic Games?

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    photos of The Dogs Of Sochi
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    ^ lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
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    A Russian Olympic official may have inadvertently spilled the beans on surveillance in Sochi hotel rooms.

    Russian Official Claims Video Surveillance Is in Sochi Olympics Bathrooms
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    Preview of opening ceremonies:


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    Let the games begin!

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    Fek, our athletes keep crashing, id deport them to uganda or New Zealand, i dont give a shite how much snow we have, im only interested in gold.
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    Weren't the Russian amateurs of Ballet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
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    Olympics 2014!

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    That even happened in the opening ceremony

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    If anybody here gets the Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC) give it a try for Olympic coverage. They show primetime events live (well it's primetime for us Left Coast folks) and tend to show a more comprehensive number of participants in the events. This is a welcome change from the NBC primetime coverage where it's usually the American athletes plus a few choice competitors from other countries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Weren't the Russian amateurs of Ballet ?

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    I was at this event In 85' in Breckenridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I was at this event In 85' in Breckenridge.
    You were witnessing the decline of western civilization. It's amazing that we made it. Damn I hated ski ballet!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    If anybody here gets the Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC) give it a try for Olympic coverage. They show primetime events live (well it's primetime for us Left Coast folks) and tend to show a more comprehensive number of participants in the events. This is a welcome change from the NBC primetime coverage where it's usually the American athletes plus a few choice competitors from other countries.
    NBC's daytime coverage is pretty comprehensive as well, if you can record it or something else. Today they showed the entire men's Nordic Combined event on the normal hill. Their primetime coverage sucks though. More "human interest" stories, commercials, and interviews than actual sporting events. And then if they do manage to show an event, they cut it up and only show one or two runs, without any continuity. Things that make me angry....

    Also, it was ~50F at Sochi today. A quick Wikipedia shows that Sochi has a subtropical climate. The Games are going great, but the location was a terrible choice by IOC; who the f%ck would think that an acceptable host city for Winter Games would have a reputation as a summer resort city with a subtropical climate!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    You were witnessing the decline of western civilization. It's amazing that we made it. Damn I hated ski ballet!!
    I can actually pull off some of those moves and I run normal skis. Ballet skis are upturned at both ends. I used to ski with a guy that was awesome at it and ran ballet skis. I learned some moves from him. But I must agree with you it's not my favorite. I was always into mogul skiing and freestyle jumping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    You were witnessing the decline of western civilization. It's amazing that we made it. Damn I hated ski ballet!!
    was that an actual event?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro View Post
    NBC's daytime coverage is pretty comprehensive as well, if you can record it or something else. Today they showed the entire men's Nordic Combined event on the normal hill. Their primetime coverage sucks though. More "human interest" stories, commercials, and interviews than actual sporting events. And then if they do manage to show an event, they cut it up and only show one or two runs, without any continuity. Things that make me angry....
    I've been catching some of the MSNBC and NBCSN coverage which tends to be better for sure. That primetime is unwatchable, except for Bob Costa's eyes which were freaking me out.

    Also, it was ~50F at Sochi today. A quick Wikipedia shows that Sochi has a subtropical climate. The Games are going great, but the location was a terrible choice by IOC; who the f%ck would think that an acceptable host city for Winter Games would have a reputation as a summer resort city with a subtropical climate!?
    No kidding, could we get the Winter Olympics out of the tropics. The snow conditions have been deplorable. I ski so I care about these things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    was that an actual event?
    Yup, it sure was. In fact ballet was a World Cup event back in the '80's. Just awful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I can actually pull off some of those moves and I run normal skis. Ballet skis are upturned at both ends. I used to ski with a guy that was awesome at it and ran ballet skis. I learned some moves from him. But I must agree with you it's not my favorite. I was always into mogul skiing and freestyle jumping.
    Skiing in the 80's was quite an experience. I too knew a ballet skier or two who could bust some moves. Never understood it though, even when it was popular. Back then moguls where the thing, especially in CO. Nowdays it's big mountain and deep pow! Oh yeah baby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    That primetime is unwatchable, except for Bob Costa's eyes which were freaking me out.

    ha! That's exactly why I've been watching too. Just checking out his eyes every day. Is it gonna be worse today?! YESSSS!!!! pink eye bingo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    ha! That's exactly why I've been watching too. Just checking out his eyes every day. Is it gonna be worse today?! YESSSS!!!! pink eye bingo!
    Lol! Real suspense, every night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Lol! Real suspense, every night.
    Right? Unlike a Norwegian person winning a cross country race or a Russian winning a figure skating medal. A Kenyan winning a footrace...

    Speaking of....does anybody watch Boundless? One of the Canadian guys actually try to run in a Kenyan endurance race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    Kenyan distance runners are OG badasses Late for the Olympics: The Amazing Story of Kipchoge Keino

    I remember watching Kip Keino in the Olympics, and my papaw saying "if you had to run from lions, you'd be fast too!"
    Yes, that's a truly awesome story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
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    This pretty much sums up Shaun White's Olympics

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    He should've went ahead and competed in slope style

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    He should've went ahead and competed in slope style

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    I was happy to see somebody else win the halfpipe for once. His loss looks even worse since he dropped out of slope style. Lol, maybe he should have competed. You know times are changing when the other slope style riders are calling him out, telling him he's afraid.

    I started souring on the tomato when he had Red Bull build his secret half pipe that nobody else got to use. Definitely not the snowboard culture. Good for him for reaping riches from his talent but that doesn't mean I have to root for him when he's on the snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hang 21 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    I started souring on the tomato when he had Red Bull build his secret half pipe that nobody else got to use. Definitely not the snowboard culture. Good for him for reaping riches from his talent but that doesn't mean I have to root for him when he's on the snow.
    I didn't really know much about him - I'm not a snow kind of person - but seeing the way he was portrayed in "the crash reel" made me an anti-fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Annnddd?!!!!
    Watch for the "agony of defeat" part of the old Wide World of Sports intro.

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    Still no Bob Costas - that pink eye must be spreading to the rest of his small body. I bet it'll be 10 days before we see him again (probably just in time for closing ceremony?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    noooooo!

    Believe it or not, that was my best run. But then I was never much for ski jumping. (Don't believe it, I'm lying.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
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    As it turns out not too much. Matt Laurer isn't exactly doing much now that he's at the con. The olympic coverage would much better if ESPN had the broadcast rights.
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    The US speed skaters are getting demolished this year. So far 0 medals. I'm not one to make excuses but in this instance I'm wondering if there might be something to the theory that their new skin suits are creating drag?

    US struggling at oval, focus on high-tech suits

    *Edit* It looks like the US skaters are ditching the new suits in favor of the old. This should be interesting...

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    Gotta love you American broadcasters for thinking you come in 1st because you come in 3rd the most

    Nbc and some other sites are putting Americans tied for 1st with 13 medals, 4 gold, 3 silver, and 6 bronze.

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    While the Sochi olympic site puts Germany in the lead with 7 golds, 2 silver, and 1 Bronze.

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    The simple way to put it is the country with most golds win. If there is a tie then the country with the most silver wins and so forth with the bronze.

    Sorry NBC but coming in third doesn't put you in 1st place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    Gotta love you American broadcasters for thinking you come in 1st because you come in 3rd the most

    Nbc and some other sites are putting Americans tied for 1st with 13 medals, 4 gold, 3 silver, and 6 bronze.

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    While the Sochi olympic site puts Germany in the lead with 7 golds, 2 silver, and 1 Bronze.

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    The simple way to put it is the country with most golds win. If there is a tie then the country with the most silver wins and so forth with the bronze.

    Sorry NBC but coming in third doesn't put you in 1st place.
    The medal count has always struck me as strange. I can't even imagine being the 30-50 best anything in the world so I don't really care which nation medals. I don't think a lot people in the US really cares about how many people medals and what sort of medals they have and don't really pay attention to those trackers like you guys apparently do. :P teasing!

    p.s. The only exception is hockey. I want the US to beat Canada.

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    Are the Jamaican's entered again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
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    Yes. We should root for them, right?

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    Jaromir Jagr loosening up

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Yes. We should root for them, right?

    Sure.

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    If I were NBC I'd turn the whole Winter Games to former athletes. I thought Apollo Ono did great, Dan Janssen is really good on camera and who can ever get enough Peek-a-boo Street. Or they could hire former Luge athletes and change their motto to "NBC, we're a bunch of old-Lugers!"

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    New Olympic record!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Still no Bob Costas - that pink eye must be spreading to the rest of his small body. I bet it'll be 10 days before we see him again (probably just in time for closing ceremony?).
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