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Summer Olympics....Your Observations

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Revoltingest, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Rival's Creepy Uncle
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    Is there anything more ridiculously superfluous than synchronized diving?
    Diving I can understand.
    But adding the goal of being identical to another person is weird.
    What next....
    Synchronized weightlifting?
    Synchronized hammer throw?
    Synchronized 10m air rifle?

    Still....not as strange as that 2 man luge thing in the winter.
    1 grown man lying on another sledding down a hill....I want
    to call it "so gay", but I'm too woke to do that.
     
  2. Nimos

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    Summer what for a thing? o_O
    [​IMG]

    (Sorry don't watch it :D)
     
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  3. Vinayaka

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    The luge originated in Switzerland in mountain rescues. The St. Bernard would sniff the guy, dead or alive, out from under the avalanche, and then one of the searchers would load him that way, and luge it down the mountain. There was a fork in the route about halfway down. One path led to the hospital, the other to the morgue.
     
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  4. Revoltingest

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    The origin story helps, but cannot cure the ridiculousness
    of the image painted by 2 spandex clad full grown men
    spooning down a hill on a sled.
     
  5. Augustus

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    They could improve it by getting a St Bernard with one of those little barrels of brandy on its neck to walk up to the start line and making the competitors finish it before their run.
     
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  6. Augustus

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    Today they had dressage which is some toff making a pretty horse mince around a sandpit for 7 mins.

    It's not exactly box office...
     
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  7. Rival

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    Because :D

     
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  8. Vinayaka

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    And another at the finish line. One shot for courage, another for relief.
     
  9. Revoltingest

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    Tis not me cup'o tea, & the horse is the greater athlete,
    but I can see the skill. At least it's not synchronized mincing.
     
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  10. Revoltingest

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    The 2 man luge should be a drinking game.
     
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    Women's beach volleyball looks like a bikini competition with the skimpy nonsense they make them wear. They're a slight wardrobe malfunction away from wearing thongs (malfunctions which are occuring) and the camera seems to be focusing on their back sides. This is disgusting.
     
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  12. Martin

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    Bah humbug. They should have done the Olympics on Zoom this year, using that Nintendo Wii gadget.
     
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    I always thought it was voluntary or just never thought about it. 1 piece swimsuit was the rule for girls where I was growing up in Christian academy, but a lot of girls didn't like those rules. My Christian school only allowed 1 piece suits, and a girl left over this issue. (Much like something we heard about recently where a school principle apologized over it.) Now that I'm grown up and don't object to women in bikinis this is a confusing issue.

    Its not ok if its not voluntary. Its stripping down with little left to imagine, and stripping down means they have are having to use nair and hair removal or not. Its kind an aggressive move for the league to demand it.
     
  14. Vinayaka

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    I made that up. Glad it helps though.
     
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  15. Quetzal

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    If you are looking for a partner, all you need to do is ask.
     
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    It's not really any sillier than kicking a ball across a grass field for 90 minutes, is it?
     
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  17. Revoltingest

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    I once tried 2 man skiing....albeit with a girlie.
     
  18. Quetzal

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    You forgot the include the bonus minigame of rolling on the ground feigning injuries!
     
  19. Revoltingest

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    Is that what you believe?
     
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    My observation remains that
    India is hopeless at any and every atheletic sports in general.
     
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