jmadisonbiii: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 586x330]Denigrated indeed
foxyshadis: Ah, here's the longer article.
aimtastic: The knitters could start a real shiatstorm of organizations making themselves look like assholes if they raised some charity money and called it the "Ravelympics for the Cure."
Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Given that this is the third Ravelympics that I, personally, have participated in, I want to know why this one, specifically, is getting the attention of the Olympics Committee.
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Given that this is the third Ravelympics that I, personally, have participated in, I want to know why this one, specifically, is getting the attention of the Olympics Committee.They probably have a trademark on the word "Lympics". If not, tell 'em to fark off./have you won any medals?
Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: I haven't won any medals, unfortunately. And I won't this year either (I'm knitting the heritage lace shawl the Queen Susan, getting it done in two weeks is impossible, but I do want to, hopefully, get the center square done), but it's always so much fun to watch the Olympics while knitting.
Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Given that this is the third Ravelympics that I, personally, have participated in, I want to know why this one, specifically, is getting the attention of the Olympics Committee.The Ravelympics is the very nature of the Olympic spirit (and no, we aren't knitting bootleg items, so that isn't the issue). Knitters all over the world join together online to compete, have fun, joke about cats, and drink tea (and generally lots of alcohol. The lace longjump, my category of choice, puts a dent in the local booze stores).I think the Olympics committee is just pissed that none of them are intelligent enough to figure out how to even cast on, let alone knit. And while yes, knitters online have been poking fun at them over their inability to even play the correct national anthems at events so far (has anyone not been making fun of them for that?), I don't see that as a reason for them to attack us.fark the Olympics Committee if they can't support what the Olympics is all about. What are they going to do next, sue the Special Olympics for daring to compete as well?/don't piss off a knitter//we carry weapons and always look innocent/yes, they make carbon fiber stabbing things and call them knitting needles now
ExperianScaresCthulhu: foxyshadis: Ah, here's the longer article.Thank you. Very informative article. I sympathized up until the Olympics was telling people they had to stop using their own pre-Olympics name. And no one should ever have the right to tell a newspaper they have to change their name, the name they've gone by forever, just because the Olympics are in town. Bootleggers are evil, but the solution is to make it easier for small business to become part of the process -- not block small business. More money for everyone./that forcing media not to report non-sanctioned stuntqueen events is so Old Media//what are they gonna do, ban twitter, facebook and blogs?
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