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(Daily Mail)   Olympic torch + white water rafting. What could possibly go wrong ? With excellent Fail pic   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 49
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2012-07-08 07:10:55 AM  
FTA: 'It was relit from the mother flame, which is kept in a specially designed miners' lantern and successfully taken down the course on the second attempt.'

Shoot. It would've been hilarious if they had to start the relay over from scratch. :P
 
2012-07-08 11:46:19 AM  
The whitewater relay course thing looks awesome, like the best water flume ride ever.
 
2012-07-08 11:49:32 AM  
Bwahahahahahahahahaha-pause-hahahahahahaha!
 
2012-07-08 11:49:52 AM  
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2012-07-08 11:52:13 AM  

Captain Steroid: FTA: 'It was relit from the mother flame, which is kept in a specially designed miners' lantern and successfully taken down the course on the second attempt.'

Shoot. It would've been hilarious if they had to start the relay over from scratch. :P


"The Mother Flame?"... "A specially designed miners' lantern.." Does this strike anyone else as really goofy sounding?
 
2012-07-08 11:52:28 AM  

trappedspirit: The good news, you shaved
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Ever hear the term, "British hot"?
 
2012-07-08 11:56:08 AM  
Why so many Daily Mail stories? It's a tabloid, ffs.
 
2012-07-08 11:59:05 AM  

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I thought that was hot over there
 
2012-07-08 12:00:30 PM  
Fortunately, Dale Gribble had lit his cigarette on the torch just before it went out, thus preserving the Olympic flame.
 
2012-07-08 12:00:42 PM  
Now on to the pole vault.
 
2012-07-08 12:00:59 PM  
A "Yakety Sax" accompaniment is the only thing missing....
 
2012-07-08 12:02:23 PM  
Jamie 'eat your veggies' Oliver looks like a fruit in those pics. And what's the point of a continuous, eternal flame? Where did this originate from? Can humanity grasp the realization that fire, no matter how much we don't want it to, can expire? Even in water?
 
2012-07-08 12:05:24 PM  
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Also, fark Jamie Oliver for the pink slime fiasco.
 
2012-07-08 12:06:19 PM  

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Freshin' yer drink govnuner?
/gahhhhh!
 
2012-07-08 12:09:23 PM  
"In other news, police in the U.K. said on Sunday that they had arrested twenty rogue waves from the whitewater rafting Olympic Torch flameout incident on suspicion of terrorism, the latest in a string of terror-related arrests amid heightened security ahead of the Olympic Games."
 
2012-07-08 12:10:13 PM  

Tyranicle: And what's the point of a continuous, eternal flame? Where did this originate from? Can humanity grasp the realization that fire, no matter how much we don't want it to, can expire? Even in water?


The Nazis - 1936 Olympics. The torch relay was supposed to illustrate a link between the glory of Ancient Greece and the German Reich.

It's a nonsense now. If the eternal flame is supposed to be symbolic, then it going out should mean something. If it's like "oh, that's OK because it's not the real torch" then it's farking meaningless.

I may be biased as I think the whole Olympics is pretty farking meaningless now.
 
2012-07-08 12:17:18 PM  
I really struggle to read Daily Mail articles nowadays. The way they're written is so awkward. They seem to be subscribing to the 'a picture paints a thousand words' adage now, so I guess they're giving up on the words bit.
 
2012-07-08 12:19:14 PM  

farkeruk: Tyranicle: And what's the point of a continuous, eternal flame? Where did this originate from? Can humanity grasp the realization that fire, no matter how much we don't want it to, can expire? Even in water?

The Nazis - 1936 Olympics. The torch relay was supposed to illustrate a link between the glory of Ancient Greece and the German Reich.

It's a nonsense now. If the eternal flame is supposed to be symbolic, then it going out should mean something. If it's like "oh, that's OK because it's not the real torch" then it's farking meaningless.

I may be biased as I think the whole Olympics is pretty farking meaningless now.


I tend to think so, too. What was once a display of fitness and combat skills has become trampoline and ballroom dancing. It's a joke.
 
2012-07-08 12:21:30 PM  

farkeruk: Tyranicle: And what's the point of a continuous, eternal flame? Where did this originate from? Can humanity grasp the realization that fire, no matter how much we don't want it to, can expire? Even in water?

The Nazis - 1936 Olympics. The torch relay was supposed to illustrate a link between the glory of Ancient Greece and the German Reich.

It's a nonsense now. If the eternal flame is supposed to be symbolic, then it going out should mean something. If it's like "oh, that's OK because it's not the real torch" then it's farking meaningless.

I may be biased as I think the whole Olympics is pretty farking meaningless now.


Ah, the Germans. Makes sence, sence singing 'silent night' is customarily sung with candles.
 
2012-07-08 12:36:56 PM  
The so called olympics is a shame any more. What was truly a competition, has been taken over by mass marketing, drugged "athletes" and has become a shame. Anyone thinking this is a competition is sadly fooled.
 
2012-07-08 12:38:45 PM  

ambercricket: Captain Steroid: FTA: 'It was relit from the mother flame, which is kept in a specially designed miners' lantern and successfully taken down the course on the second attempt.'

Shoot. It would've been hilarious if they had to start the relay over from scratch. :P

"The Mother Flame?"... "A specially designed miners' lantern.." Does this strike anyone else as really goofy sounding?


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The lantern in question. Also essential for carrying "the flame" ON A FRIGGIN PLANE.

Think about it. The torch doesn't get hand-relayed across the ENTIRE WORLD. You can't take a torch on a plane. Or train. Or even your own car.

I'm surprised, however, that they manage to find a way to carry a lit lantern with, well, flammable material inside. On a plane. In this day and age.
 
2012-07-08 12:49:03 PM  

farkeruk: It's a nonsense now. If the eternal flame is supposed to be symbolic, then it going out should mean something. If it's like "oh, that's OK because it's not the real torch" then it's farking meaningless.


There are actually 8,000 Olympic torches for the London games relay. I am not kidding. Every runner gets a torch.
 
2012-07-08 12:49:04 PM  
Why do we always have to show how idiot we are...????
- vikram khan, london, 07/7/2012 18:59
 
2012-07-08 12:54:50 PM  

jaytkay: farkeruk: It's a nonsense now. If the eternal flame is supposed to be symbolic, then it going out should mean something. If it's like "oh, that's OK because it's not the real torch" then it's farking meaningless.

There are actually 8,000 Olympic torches for the London games relay. I am not kidding. Every runner gets a torch.


Yep, and each runner can purchase their torch for a discounted price of £300 (or something). You can already snap them up on Ebay.
 
2012-07-08 01:02:51 PM  
Just one of those ideas that sounded better than it was.
 
2012-07-08 01:17:36 PM  

Oznog: ambercricket: Captain Steroid: FTA: 'It was relit from the mother flame, which is kept in a specially designed miners' lantern and successfully taken down the course on the second attempt.'

Shoot. It would've been hilarious if they had to start the relay over from scratch. :P

"The Mother Flame?"... "A specially designed miners' lantern.." Does this strike anyone else as really goofy sounding?

[cache.daylife.com image 470x610]

The lantern in question. Also essential for carrying "the flame" ON A FRIGGIN PLANE.

Think about it. The torch doesn't get hand-relayed across the ENTIRE WORLD. You can't take a torch on a plane. Or train. Or even your own car.

I'm surprised, however, that they manage to find a way to carry a lit lantern with, well, flammable material inside. On a plane. In this day and age.


I've never believed that they actually carry it lit on a plane. I always take it as like santa, they pretend it's real and tell everyone who believes that it's real just to make it more exciting and magical.

I figure they just ship the lantern, unlit, somewhere in a box in the cargo hold. I can't see someone sitting there on a plane, holding it the whole time.

/I could be wrong though
//It just seems stupid though
 
2012-07-08 01:17:39 PM  

Oznog: The lantern in question. Also essential for carrying "the flame" ON A FRIGGIN PLANE.

Think about it. The torch doesn't get hand-relayed across the ENTIRE WORLD. You can't take a torch on a plane. Or train. Or even your own car.

I'm surprised, however, that they manage to find a way to carry a lit lantern with, well, flammable material inside. On a plane. In this day and age.


They use private jets, which the TSA and most other nations' security cannot touch. (Israel being a notable exception.)
 
2012-07-08 01:22:07 PM  
So much Daily Mail. Is this now the DailyFarkMail website?

/just asking
 
2012-07-08 01:24:03 PM  

foxyshadis: Oznog: The lantern in question. Also essential for carrying "the flame" ON A FRIGGIN PLANE.

Think about it. The torch doesn't get hand-relayed across the ENTIRE WORLD. You can't take a torch on a plane. Or train. Or even your own car.

I'm surprised, however, that they manage to find a way to carry a lit lantern with, well, flammable material inside. On a plane. In this day and age.

They use private jets, which the TSA and most other nations' security cannot touch. (Israel being a notable exception.)


Yeah, this was going to be my point - do people think that the Olympic Torch flies discount on Southwest? The International Olympic Committee may not have all the world's authority, but they own a farking plane.
 
2012-07-08 01:37:12 PM  
The sound of one hand clapping : I figure they just ship the lantern, unlit, somewhere in a box in the cargo hold. I can't see someone sitting there on a plane, holding it the whole time.

It gets its own special child seat.

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//apparently it's so fat that it needs two seats and multiple lanterns.
 
2012-07-08 01:46:15 PM  

foxyshadis: Oznog: The lantern in question. Also essential for carrying "the flame" ON A FRIGGIN PLANE.

Think about it. The torch doesn't get hand-relayed across the ENTIRE WORLD. You can't take a torch on a plane. Or train. Or even your own car.

I'm surprised, however, that they manage to find a way to carry a lit lantern with, well, flammable material inside. On a plane. In this day and age.

They use private jets, which the TSA and most other nations' security cannot touch. (Israel being a notable exception.)


There's some money in Trampoline and Ballroom Dancing. About the only income some of these people will see from their sport for their whole lives. Something Football something something.
 
2012-07-08 02:04:24 PM  

ThighsofGlory: There's some money in Trampoline and Ballroom Dancing. About the only income some of these people will see from their sport for their whole lives. Something Football something something.


Most Olympic sports don't make money. The annual British national athletics contest can't even fill Crystal Palace, with a max capacity of 24,000 (and the tickets are subsidised for that). That's less than half of what Arsenal get every other week at Football.

It amazes me that people I know are paying £200+ to take their families to see volleyball, gymnastics and hockey at the Olympics who have no interest in those sports.
 
2012-07-08 02:23:40 PM  
When the Olympics were in Canada, one of my friend's brother ran part of the relay, he kept "the flame" and his parents have a candle or lamp or something on their mantlepiece still. Yes, they are of Greek descent.
 
2012-07-08 02:44:01 PM  
I probably would be more accepting of this event if it had somehow involved international hooligan Al Bundy.
 
2012-07-08 03:15:52 PM  
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I haven't decided whether this is bad-ass or just incredibly stupid. Someone help me out here?
 
2012-07-08 03:25:09 PM  

Mouser: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 472x425]

I haven't decided whether this is bad-ass or just incredibly stupid. Someone help me out here?


I like the combination of the Union Jack and St. George's cross, but it doesn't seem easy to see out of those glasses. I certainly have nothing against historical costume as a patriotic statement, even when Teabaggers do it. They do make it incredibly stupid, though.
 
2012-07-08 03:50:26 PM  

Captain Steroid: FTA: 'It was relit from the mother flame, which is kept in a specially designed miners' lantern and successfully taken down the course on the second attempt.'

Shoot. It would've been hilarious if they had to start the relay over from scratch. :P


That would make sense to me. It would put an end to the attention whore shiat that goes on.
 
2012-07-08 04:09:45 PM  
WE GOT THIS

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/FUUUUUUUU
 
2012-07-08 04:31:06 PM  

Oznog: I'm surprised, however, that they manage to find a way to carry a lit lantern with, well, flammable material inside. On a plane. In this day and age.


Not that long ago they allowed smoking on planes.
 
2012-07-08 04:38:16 PM  

casual disregard: WE GOT THIS

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/FUUUUUUUU


What the heck is the little guy in the front doing?
"Well Ted, your turn to climb in front, hold your hands up and get rocked in the face."
 
2012-07-08 04:38:47 PM  
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Back to the loch with you, Nessie......
 
2012-07-08 04:50:29 PM  
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2012-07-08 05:00:35 PM  

jaytkay: [lh5.googleusercontent.com image 640x335]


That was my thought, too!
 
2012-07-08 05:47:03 PM  

Mouser: I haven't decided whether this is bad-ass or just incredibly stupid. Someone help me out here?


English pride is bad ass. Unless you're raped by a band of pakis in your own country. Other than that, yes it's bad ass.
 
2012-07-08 07:46:03 PM  
In 1996 they held the whitewater rafting for the Olympics on the same river that Deliverance was filmed on.
 
2012-07-08 08:56:34 PM  

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Those are British 9's.
 
2012-07-08 10:10:55 PM  

Oznog: ambercricket: Captain Steroid: FTA: 'It was relit from the mother flame, which is kept in a specially designed miners' lantern and successfully taken down the course on the second attempt.'

Shoot. It would've been hilarious if they had to start the relay over from scratch. :P

"The Mother Flame?"... "A specially designed miners' lantern.." Does this strike anyone else as really goofy sounding?

[cache.daylife.com image 470x610]

The lantern in question. Also essential for carrying "the flame" ON A FRIGGIN PLANE.

Think about it. The torch doesn't get hand-relayed across the ENTIRE WORLD. You can't take a torch on a plane. Or train. Or even your own car.

I'm surprised, however, that they manage to find a way to carry a lit lantern with, well, flammable material inside. On a plane. In this day and age.


That's a Davy lamp, invented by Sir Humphrey Davy. It was designed to be used in a mine, surrounded by potentially explosive vapours. It's probably the best possible way of conveying a flame safely.
 
2012-07-08 11:02:39 PM  
Tillmaster : That's a Davy lamp,

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2012-07-09 09:35:50 PM  

Oldiron_79: In 1996 they held the whitewater rafting for the Olympics on the same river that Deliverance was filmed on.


No, they didn't.
 
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