Author Topic: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc  (Read 27374 times)

Basil

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Jaded

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 07:56:58 pm »
Were you wondering how you kept on getting more and more time in the pub?
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Tim Hall

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 07:59:08 pm »
One of the German Beach Volleyball women seems to have been touched by  His Noodly Appendage.

Edit:  See what I mean?

There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012, 08:58:53 pm »
One of the German Beach Volleyball women seems to have been touched by  His Noodly Appendage.

Edit:  See what I mean?


You're gonna have to expand (no, not in that way) to those of us who have been cycling (forum'ing) six years or less what 'Noodly Appendage' actually is.
Thank you.

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012, 09:25:27 pm »

You're gonna have to expand (no, not in that way) to those of us who have been cycling (forum'ing) six years or less what 'Noodly Appendage' actually is.
Thank you.

It's a reference to a satirical "religion" which purports to worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster
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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012, 09:26:41 pm »
Ah!

clarion

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 09:27:32 pm »
Satirical?  How dare you!  Blasphemy!
Getting there...

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2012, 09:32:21 pm »
One of the German Beach Volleyball women seems to have been touched by  His Noodly Appendage.

Edit:  See what I mean?


One of the more artistic uses of 'K' tape, I've seen - one of the Chinese divers in the 10m synchro competition just had what looked like a boring large rectangle of ElastoplastTM covering her lumbar region. Mind you, the divers could with using another type of tape altogether, there's a lot of adjustment going on prior to resurfacing...
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

clarion

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2012, 09:38:55 pm »
It's a very visible sugar pill.  I noted that, in the list of things various athletes must have with them, itemised in The Guardian, one had one of those fakey-bolox Balance bracelets. :facepalm:
Getting there...

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2012, 09:52:35 pm »
On seeing how attractive Gemma Gibbons (the Silver medalist Judoka) is when she was interviewed by Lineker, I'm tempted to start an 2012 eye-candy-of-both-sexes thread, but realised it wouldn't be entirely appropriate on such a grown-up forum. And that she's still only 17. :">
'Something....something.... Something about racing bicycles, but really a profound metaphor about life itself.'  Tim Krabbé. Possibly

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2012, 10:28:05 pm »
And another thing. The presenters keep referring to the 'accelerena' which I thought was another cool and zippy name for the velodrome alongside 'the pringle'. Then I wondered why they were holding the boxing in the velodrome. Ah! Excel Arena. All is clear now
'Something....something.... Something about racing bicycles, but really a profound metaphor about life itself.'  Tim Krabbé. Possibly


Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2012, 10:59:00 pm »
On seeing how attractive Gemma Gibbons (the Silver medalist Judoka) is when she was interviewed by Lineker, I'm tempted to start an 2012 eye-candy-of-both-sexes thread, but realised it wouldn't be entirely appropriate on such a grown-up forum. And that she's still only 17. :">

She's older that 17, her mum passed away when she was 17

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2012, 11:08:19 pm »
Thank goodness for that! Though she still has a hint of vulnerability which makes me come over all protective.
'Something....something.... Something about racing bicycles, but really a profound metaphor about life itself.'  Tim Krabbé. Possibly

Tim Hall

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2012, 11:23:28 pm »
<wonders exactly how vulnerable an Olympic Judo silver medalist is>
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

LindaG

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2012, 11:43:35 pm »
I really am enjoying watching people on telly who are famous for doing something difficult.  Non - slebs with no make up and messy hair who are a bit sweaty. Excellent.

Kim

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2012, 11:52:25 pm »
I really am enjoying watching people on telly who are famous for doing something difficult.  Non - slebs with no make up and messy hair who are a bit sweaty. Excellent.

If I had a telly and a vague interest in sport, I'd wholeheartedly agree with this.  Instead, I'll have to settle for agreeing on a theoretical level.  We need more people who are famous for things other than being famous.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

LindaG

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2012, 11:56:10 pm »
It's even better when they are not media savvy and sound like Real People. Inspiring.

Regulator

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2012, 08:54:20 am »
It's even better when they are not media savvy and sound like Real People. Inspiring.

Unless they're opining on cycle helmets...
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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2012, 11:48:34 am »
I really am enjoying watching people on telly who are famous for doing something difficult.  Non - slebs with no make up and messy hair who are a bit sweaty. Excellent.

If I had a telly
You have a computer & an interweb connection . . . .
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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2012, 11:51:28 am »
Gave up my ticket to today's diving semi final to a friend, as I have tickets for the final tomorrow, and I have a lot of work to catch up on. Instead of catching up on work, I've just sat in front of the TV all morning. I can see this isn't going to work out...

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2012, 12:30:14 pm »
The olympics has been nothing like the Brittas Empire. I'm a little disappointed.

Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2012, 01:09:35 pm »
........................... I've just sat in front of the TV all morning. I can see this isn't going to work out...
Think how fit you are getting watching all this sport!

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: An Olympic random thread for small things that don't really etc etc etc
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2012, 01:51:41 pm »
The current Radio Times has short interviews with/profiles of some of the less well-known competitors. Luol Deng plays basketball for the Chicago Bulls and they don't want him to compete for Britain in the Olympics; they would prefer him to spend the summer nursing a wrist injury. But he has chosen to ignore them because he feels he owes it to Britain to give something back after the UK gave him and his family asylum when they fled civil war in the Sudan in the mid-90s.
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