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(ESPN)   Gabby Douglas wins the all-around gymnastics gold medal on the strength of a stunning vault, flawless balance beam, and authentic frontier gibberish   (espn.go.com) divider line 42
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2012-08-03 11:09:20 AM
I think she's near.
 
2012-08-03 11:37:47 AM
she wont let anyone roll her biscuit cutter
 
2012-08-03 11:40:56 AM
Way to rep Hampton Roads, Ms Douglas. And fu*k the haters, your hair just just fine.

Cute girl with gold medal and megawatt smile and great backstory = lifetime of opportunities
 
2012-08-03 11:44:06 AM
+1 subber, great film
 
2012-08-03 11:51:37 AM
The Flying Squirrel?
i2.listal.com

I'm surprised we didn't see these two lurking around in the background...
blogs.salesforce.com
 
2012-08-03 11:54:54 AM
The gymnast is a (DING)
 
2012-08-03 11:59:05 AM
Aint no way she was gonna let those cracker croaker judges soronrwashts!
 
2012-08-03 12:02:44 PM
I miss back when the average age of female gymnasts exceeded 17. That's all.
 
2012-08-03 12:06:06 PM
Now who can argue with that
 
2012-08-03 12:10:31 PM
Is she merely the first African American to win it or the first black person to win it? The later sounds more impressive, but less PC.
 
2012-08-03 12:12:18 PM

ha-ha-guy: I miss back when the average age of female gymnasts exceeded 17. That's all.


Watch NCAA gymnastics. ESPN plays them often on Thursday nights. No skinny minnies there; think more of Shawn Johnson than Nadia Comaneci. Best part: my wife DEMANDS that I record and watch it.

The thing that gets me is how many times today I've seen "first African-American all-around champ" when she's more than that. She's the first black woman to do it from anywhere in the world. She is the first women's all-round Olympic champion that wasn't white, period. Link
 
2012-08-03 12:12:19 PM

davideggy: Is she merely the first African American to win it or the first black person to win it? The later sounds more impressive, but less PC.


Both, I believe. Dominique Dawes was on the 1996 team and won team gold but not all-around gold.
 
2012-08-03 12:21:32 PM
I was wondering if she was the first black to win that gold then it occured to me how refreshing it was not to beaten over the head with that fact. Then it occured to me that maybe we've turned a corner and we no longer have to mark the occasion of the first black whatever and just appreciate this one person's accomplishment.Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.
 
2012-08-03 12:22:41 PM
If the silver medalist hadn't messed up her vault... but too bad, so sad.
 
2012-08-03 12:22:44 PM
I still have trouble believing people are giving her a hard time about her hair. She's an Olympic farlin' Champion and all you care about is her hair?! Really?

//What a bunch a dicks
 
2012-08-03 12:34:55 PM

JRaynor: I still have trouble believing people are giving her a hard time about her hair. She's an Olympic farlin' Champion and all you care about is her hair?! Really?

//What a bunch a dicks


Some people. However if you want to see some messed-up hair, watch the women's Judo 78kg final between Harrison (USA) and the UK's upstart. Two blonde, white women grappling and kicking in loose bathrobes with no makeup on... every time they would get brought back to center by the ref it looked like they were rolling out of bed. Yeah, it was kinda awesome.
 
2012-08-03 12:48:35 PM

Crewmannumber6: I was wondering if she was the first black to win that gold then it occured to me how refreshing it was not to beaten over the head with that fact. Then it occured to me that maybe we've turned a corner and we no longer have to mark the occasion of the first black whatever and just appreciate this one person's accomplishment.Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.


I thought the same thing. Oh well.
 
2012-08-03 12:51:23 PM
Suck it, Mary Lou Retton!
 
2012-08-03 01:03:08 PM
REH-RUM!
 
2012-08-03 02:00:58 PM

davideggy: Is she merely the first African American to win it or the first black person to win it? The later sounds more impressive, but less PC.


Regardless, she should be nominated for the Nobel Prize for some future accomplishments.
 
2012-08-03 02:05:40 PM
I missed the memo. What's "frontier gibberish" about?
 
2012-08-03 02:11:44 PM

Crewmannumber6: I was wondering if she was the first black to win that gold then it occured to me how refreshing it was not to beaten over the head with that fact. Then it occured to me that maybe we've turned a corner and we no longer have to mark the occasion of the first black whatever and just appreciate this one person's accomplishment.Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.


It was refreshing in the CTV coverage to not hear a peep of this information, even after it was over.
 
2012-08-03 02:13:43 PM
I couldn't stand that Russian who took bronze, and my impression was that her coach and teammates couldn't stand her either. (During the TV broadcast there was some reference to her coach calling her "challenging" or some-such, which I took to be a euphemism for "insufferable little biatch." That brush-off that she gave the coach seemed to confirm it.)
 
2012-08-03 02:20:36 PM

Contents Under Pressure: I missed the memo. What's "frontier gibberish" about?


It's a reference to the Gabby Johnson character from Blazing Saddles.

She's won the gold in the Just Too Adorably Cute for her Own Good category, too.
 
2012-08-03 02:24:20 PM

Contents Under Pressure: I missed the memo. What's "frontier gibberish" about?


I think it is a Gabby Hayes reference. He was that old guy who played sidekicks in a lot of those westerns in the 1930s-40s.
 
2012-08-03 02:25:20 PM

maxx2112: Contents Under Pressure: I missed the memo. What's "frontier gibberish" about?

It's a reference to the Gabby Johnson character from Blazing Saddles.

She's won the gold in the Just Too Adorably Cute for her Own Good category, too.


I stand corrected.
 
2012-08-03 02:31:23 PM

Snargi: maxx2112: Contents Under Pressure: I missed the memo. What's "frontier gibberish" about?

It's a reference to the Gabby Johnson character from Blazing Saddles.

She's won the gold in the Just Too Adorably Cute for her Own Good category, too.

I stand corrected.


Are you out of your frickin mind?!?! Never EVER admit to being wrong on Fark! It's considered a sign of weakness
 
2012-08-03 02:34:36 PM
Crewmannumber6
I was wondering if she was the first black to win that gold then it occured to me how refreshing it was not to beaten over the head with that fact. Then it occured to me that maybe we've turned a corner and we no longer have to mark the occasion of the first black whatever and just appreciate this one person's accomplishment.Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.

While watching the coverage last night, my impression was that the network felt okay talking about African-Americans, but felt that talking about 'black' people would be awkward.
 
2012-08-03 02:49:19 PM

Crewmannumber6: Snargi: maxx2112: Contents Under Pressure: I missed the memo. What's "frontier gibberish" about?

It's a reference to the Gabby Johnson character from Blazing Saddles.

She's won the gold in the Just Too Adorably Cute for her Own Good category, too.

I stand corrected.

Are you out of your frickin mind?!?! Never EVER admit to being wrong on Fark! It's considered a sign of weakness


And ESPECIALLY do not admit to blowing a Blazing Saddles reference! That'll get ya SHOT 'round here!
 
2012-08-03 02:51:57 PM

Crewmannumber6: I was wondering if she was the first black to win that gold then it occured to me how refreshing it was not to beaten over the head with that fact. Then it occured to me that maybe we've turned a corner and we no longer have to mark the occasion of the first black whatever and just appreciate this one person's accomplishment.Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.


THIS. NBC's coverage wasn't so bad then Costas had to do his little PC commentary THAT NO ONE WANTED TO HEAR and that opened up the floodgates.
 
2012-08-03 02:59:28 PM

Super Chronic: I couldn't stand that Russian who took bronze, and my impression was that her coach and teammates couldn't stand her either. (During the TV broadcast there was some reference to her coach calling her "challenging" or some-such, which I took to be a euphemism for "insufferable little biatch." That brush-off that she gave the coach seemed to confirm it.)


Gymnastics chicks are the same as dance chicks. And I've hung out with a lot of dance chicks (both sister's competed).

They are ALL like that. Some worse than others, but on the whole all like that.

You can see it in the US team better, since they speak English. Notice the "butt out" hug, where as little of the bodies touch as possible. Or the classic "I am smiling at you as we approach to hug but once my face clears your shoulder it is frown time biatch". And the very typical, "YOU did SOOOOO good!" *fake hug*.

I've seen a girl do all those, turn around, reach her group and say, "that girl is SUCH a coont." They will smile, and hug, all the while sharpening the knife to put in their back, or praying the other girl's ankle explodes.

Never date a dance/gymnastics chick. They are not to be trusted.
 
2012-08-03 03:06:10 PM

Spade:
Never date a dance/gymnastics chick. They are not to be trusted.


Also, their ankles and toes make crunching noises later in life. Sure they are flexible, but it is rather bizarre to be with someone who walks as loudly as RoboCop.
 
2012-08-03 03:22:17 PM

bark_atda_moon: Also, their ankles and toes make crunching noises later in life


Who says I'm gonna be around later in her life?
 
2012-08-03 03:44:18 PM

Crewmannumber6: bark_atda_moon: Also, their ankles and toes make crunching noises later in life

Who says I'm gonna be around later in her life?


She'll be lucky if I'm around for breakfast!
 
2012-08-03 05:20:24 PM

tnpir: That'll get ya SHOT 'round here!


Actually, the only thing that will get you shot is chewing gum while standing in line in this thread..
 
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2012-08-03 05:33:51 PM
Frowns on your shenanigans:

www.examiner.com
 
2012-08-03 07:42:58 PM
The Onion has (had) a good frontier gibberish speaker in Joad Cressbeckler. Hilarious (but not so much as that movie we're all talking about).
 
2012-08-03 09:00:49 PM

factoryconnection: ha-ha-guy: I miss back when the average age of female gymnasts exceeded 17. That's all.

Watch NCAA gymnastics. ESPN plays them often on Thursday nights. No skinny minnies there; think more of Shawn Johnson than Nadia Comaneci. Best part: my wife DEMANDS that I record and watch it.

The thing that gets me is how many times today I've seen "first African-American all-around champ" when she's more than that. She's the first black woman to do it from anywhere in the world. She is the first women's all-round Olympic champion that wasn't white, period. Link


The Chinese have never won the all-round women's?
 
2012-08-03 09:31:25 PM

ciderczar: factoryconnection: ha-ha-guy: I miss back when the average age of female gymnasts exceeded 17. That's all.

Watch NCAA gymnastics. ESPN plays them often on Thursday nights. No skinny minnies there; think more of Shawn Johnson than Nadia Comaneci. Best part: my wife DEMANDS that I record and watch it.

The thing that gets me is how many times today I've seen "first African-American all-around champ" when she's more than that. She's the first black woman to do it from anywhere in the world. She is the first women's all-round Olympic champion that wasn't white, period. Link

The Chinese have never won the all-round women's?


Nope. They have won team gold but not individual all around.
 
2012-08-03 10:08:06 PM
Dr. Samuel Douglas is right about Olson Douglas being right about Gabby Douglas being stunning and flawless.
 
2012-08-03 10:51:49 PM
Bring McKayla Maroney and Aliya Mustafina to me when they're legal.

/DAT ASS
 
2012-08-04 06:42:15 AM
I wonder how long she'll last. They only seem to be able to resist puberty for so long.
 
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