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2012-08-05 06:55:09 PM
l2.yimg.com

Stick around for the 100m dash, who is the fastest man in the world?

DON'T ANSWER THAT, LALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU
 
2012-08-05 07:05:55 PM
Snape beats Dumbledore for the gold medal.
 
2012-08-05 07:14:30 PM
weblog.404creative.com
 
2012-08-05 07:16:41 PM
Sucks that Bolt tripped on that squirrel in the 100m finals.
 
2012-08-05 07:17:18 PM
images.rottentomatoes.com

NO MORE OLYMPIC SPOILERS EVER!!!
 
2012-08-05 07:18:19 PM
BTW for those who haven't watched the streams, what, if any events have you already heard about either while watching broadcast coverage or from other sources?
 
2012-08-05 07:19:18 PM

consider this: Sucks that Bolt tripped on that squirrel in the 100m finals.


But luckily he showed his true jungle cat form to win in by 3 seconds.
 
2012-08-05 07:19:23 PM
An extra hour of talking to Phelps.
 
2012-08-05 07:19:28 PM
Complaints? There's a fly in my soup.
 
2012-08-05 07:20:13 PM
I'm surprised Phelps can put up with this analysis shiat, not that he doesn't have a brain but athletic competition doesn't lie in endless talking.
 
2012-08-05 07:22:02 PM
I can't believe I live in a world that considers Todd Palin a celebrity.
 
2012-08-05 07:23:28 PM
Ryan Seacrest is really short.
 
2012-08-05 07:23:43 PM

WhyteRaven74: BTW for those who haven't watched the streams, what, if any events have you already heard about either while watching broadcast coverage or from other sources?


I watched stuff live from 7:00am to about 1:00PM. Stumbled across some other stuff. Not ruining it for us high-light show watchers.
 
2012-08-05 07:23:51 PM
In a couple more days his arms, legs and chest are going to be itching something fierce.
 
2012-08-05 07:23:53 PM

Earguy: [l2.yimg.com image 630x421]

Stick around for the 100m dash, who is the fastest man in the world?

DON'T ANSWER THAT, LALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU


The 100m men's finals was won by ...........(scroll down)
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. person of dark complexion.!!!!!
 
2012-08-05 07:24:09 PM
Synchronized swimming began today, and it is not part of the primetime lineup. NBC will not be showing today's compulsory routine. So since that's the case, I've loaded it up.

Americans are up first on the stream (20 minutes in if you wish to stream yourself) and good Lord the hair product.
 
2012-08-05 07:24:22 PM

fusillade762: Ryan Seacrest is really short.


But enough about his penis...
 
2012-08-05 07:24:33 PM
I still can't believe Phelps set a new world record in the 100m dash while riding a shark with Oscar Pistorius' prosthetic legs attached to its fins.

Just a shame there were no survivors.
 
2012-08-05 07:25:12 PM

fusillade762: Ryan Seacrest is really short.


Costas is even shorter.

Earguy: I watched stuff live from 7:00am to about 1:00PM. Stumbled across some other stuff. Not ruining it for us high-light show watchers.


I was just asking to see if people caught the women's marathon, or the other stuff that was aired at least semi-live just so I'm not a total bag of nerves over here ;)
 
2012-08-05 07:25:59 PM

Gosling: good Lord the hair product.


gelatin
 
2012-08-05 07:26:16 PM
15 seconds into the routine and my lungs would farking explode. Upside down identically thrashing legs in unison, while identically thrashing arms keep you from sinking. GOOD GOD NO THANK YOU.
 
2012-08-05 07:27:01 PM

Gosling: 15 seconds into the routine and my lungs would farking explode. Upside down identically thrashing legs in unison, while identically thrashing arms keep you from sinking. GOOD GOD NO THANK YOU.


I love the window-wall pool camera shot.
 
2012-08-05 07:27:57 PM
Phelps has nothing left to do but spend the next week nailing all the foreign hotties he can handle.
 
2012-08-05 07:28:57 PM

freidog: I still can't believe Phelps set a new world record in the 100m dash while riding a shark with Oscar Pistorius' prosthetic legs attached to its fins.

Just a shame there were no survivors.


There would've been if he hadn't insisted on using gunpowder.
 
2012-08-05 07:29:50 PM
87.9? Is that good or bad in a compulsory? (As the Spaniards hit the pool. It's one duet to a country.)
 
2012-08-05 07:30:39 PM

consider this: Sucks that Bolt tripped on that squirrel in the 100m finals.


thx for spoiler. but it was a gerbil you idjit
 
2012-08-05 07:31:32 PM
I'm so glad they are showing the exact same Phelps interview they showed at 11:45 last night. I wasn't sure how they were going to fill all that time, with only like 30 different sports going on today, there certainly wasn't any better usage of Prime Time.
 
2012-08-05 07:31:51 PM
Who the hell brings an airhorn to a synchronized swimming competition?

The Spanish women are engaging in some kind of... wrestling with their backs to each other at about 27 minutes in the video.
 
2012-08-05 07:33:53 PM

Gosling: Who the hell brings an airhorn to a synchronized swimming competition?
The Spanish women are engaging in some kind of... wrestling with their backs to each other at about 27 minutes in the video.


A douchebag who should be sent to the Tower of London to have his head chopped off.
 
2012-08-05 07:34:09 PM

Gosling: Who the hell brings an airhorn to a synchronized swimming competition?


Everything's more fun with an airhorn!
 
2012-08-05 07:34:37 PM
Have to practice the hell out of that to not kick the board like that.
 
2012-08-05 07:36:12 PM

Gosling: Who the hell brings an airhorn to a synchronized swimming competition?


would you prefer a vuvuzela?
 
2012-08-05 07:38:38 PM
Austria third in line.

Seriously, with all the leg shots of highly-toned legal-age women at physical peak, you'd think this would get beach-volleyball ratings.
 
2012-08-05 07:40:39 PM
Obama commercial. Drink!
 
2012-08-05 07:42:17 PM
I love how in the graphic of recent 3-meter springboard golds, they used NBC's in-house logos for the respective Olympiads instead of the actual official ones.
 
2012-08-05 07:43:11 PM
Cassidy Krug
binaryapi.ap.org
 
2012-08-05 07:44:05 PM
Kinda wish we could have an "Olympic truce" for political commercials during Olympics coverage.
 
2012-08-05 07:44:10 PM
Ukraine next up in the synchronized-swimming stream. One Ukranian girl is beginning the routine draped over the other and seriously why have guys not flocked to this event?
 
2012-08-05 07:44:16 PM
And thanks to her whole life being eating, sleeping and everything being about diving, she's gonna have fun trying to fit in with life.
 
2012-08-05 07:44:39 PM

KurganCA: An extra hour of talking to Phelps.


I want to preface the following statement with this: I was on swim teams for 9 years and my greatest achievement was a bronze medal for the butterfly leg of a 400 medley in a penny ante city invitational. I am in utter awe of Michael Phelps as much as anyone and more than most.

He needs to leave the MJ comparisons and GOAT stuff for other people to say. It's undoubtedly true but comes off poorly.
 
2012-08-05 07:45:16 PM

ariseatex: Kinda wish we could have an "Olympic truce" for political commercials during Olympics coverage.


Pfft. We're having a hard enough time between the live streamers and the time-shifters on Fark.
 
2012-08-05 07:45:51 PM
How many different ways can you pronounce "He Zi"?
 
2012-08-05 07:46:11 PM
Oh yea, more goddamned diving. I never knew Americans were diving fans. And every time that female diving commentator opens her mouth I want to shoot someone. Enough with the farking diving NBC.
 
2012-08-05 07:46:28 PM

consider this: Phelps has nothing left to do but spend the next week nailing all the foreign hotties he can handle.


Interspersed between bong hits.

It will be the greatest week in the history of humanity.
 
2012-08-05 07:47:12 PM

there their theyre: And every time that female diving commentator opens her mouth I want to shoot someone.


She's generally reviled. And keep in mind the greatest diver of all time is an American.
 
2012-08-05 07:47:19 PM
With beach volleyball players wearing shirts instead of bikini tops, my interest has evaporated.


/waiting for the sex tapes
 
2012-08-05 07:49:37 PM

usernameguy: How many different ways can you pronounce "He Zi"?


It probably is pronounced "huh zuh"

Either way a hell of a diver
 
2012-08-05 07:50:05 PM
Loukas, who let's note, her family owns the Cubby Bear Lounge in Wrigleyville.
 
2012-08-05 07:50:40 PM

WhyteRaven74: there their theyre: And every time that female diving commentator opens her mouth I want to shoot someone.

She's generally reviled. And keep in mind the greatest diver of all time is an American.


I'm just saying, if I wanted to watch this much diving is watch soccer.
 
2012-08-05 07:51:28 PM

Gosling: her family owns the Cubby Bear Lounge in Wrigleyville.


And I live just a few blocks from the Cubby Bear..
 
2012-08-05 07:52:27 PM
I put up with women's diving coverage because I'm hoping it means they'll show just as much men's diving. Equal ogling time and all.
 
2012-08-05 07:52:32 PM

there their theyre: I'm just saying, if I wanted to watch this much diving is watch soccer.


*Golf clap*
 
2012-08-05 07:53:23 PM

ariseatex: I put up with women's diving coverage because I'm hoping it means they'll show just as much men's diving. Equal ogling time and all.


I remember when Greg Lougainis was diving, they showed a lot of men's diving, they would show pretty much the whole men's competition on the springboard and platform.
 
2012-08-05 07:54:00 PM
What's the deal with the hot tub?
 
2012-08-05 07:54:08 PM

there their theyre: Enough with the farking diving NBC.


No! Then they'll replace it with MOAR VOLLEYBALL
 
2012-08-05 07:54:19 PM

phimuskapsi: usernameguy: How many different ways can you pronounce "He Zi"?

It probably is pronounced "huh zuh"

Either way a hell of a diver


But generally 3-5 ways per 'word'. Vowels can be typically pronounced with 4 different tones.
 
2012-08-05 07:56:22 PM
I dont' get why NBC had to delay the broadcast on a sunday. Weekdays? I get it. But durring the fall people spend all day sunday sitting infront of the TV watching sports.
 
2012-08-05 07:56:58 PM

ariseatex: Kinda wish we could have an "Olympic truce" for political commercials during Olympics coverage.


I'm with you.

Here in Texas the daytime broadcasts have been inundated with election commercials.

I pay little attention, it's mostly background noise while I work, but it allows me to rewind and watch when I hear big cheers. The republican commercials have caught my ear a few times, though. I have pretty near equal disdain for both parties and usually pay zero attention to political adds, but the overt and open racism of these adds is amazing. I guess they've done the research and decided that that will score more voters than it will cost them but, man, it's bizarre to hear between international swimming heats.
 
2012-08-05 07:58:26 PM

notatrollorami: ariseatex: Kinda wish we could have an "Olympic truce" for political commercials during Olympics coverage.

I'm with you.

Here in Texas the daytime broadcasts have been inundated with election commercials.

I pay little attention, it's mostly background noise while I work, but it allows me to rewind and watch when I hear big cheers. The republican commercials have caught my ear a few times, though. I have pretty near equal disdain for both parties and usually pay zero attention to political adds, but the overt and open racism of these adds is amazing. I guess they've done the research and decided that that will score more voters than it will cost them but, man, it's bizarre to hear between international swimming heats.


It must be an affiliate thing because there haven't been many here.
 
2012-08-05 07:58:40 PM
Great double eraser smuggler by the Mexican.

/want to show her my entry
 
2012-08-05 07:59:01 PM

4NSpy: I dont' get why NBC had to delay the broadcast on a sunday. Weekdays? I get it. But durring the fall people spend all day sunday sitting infront of the TV watching sports.


This. Especially when it means they don't cover the HOF Game like usual and it gets shifted to non-basic cable.
 
2012-08-05 07:59:12 PM

4NSpy: I dont' get why NBC had to delay the broadcast on a sunday. Weekdays? I get it. But durring the fall people spend all day sunday sitting infront of the TV watching sports.


They had a lot of live coverage today, just not these events.
 
2012-08-05 07:59:42 PM

4NSpy: I dont' get why NBC had to delay the broadcast on a sunday. Weekdays? I get it. But durring the fall people spend all day sunday sitting infront of the TV watching sports.


We HAVE to tape-delay a 10-second sprint for seven hours! Don't you know anything?

Meanwhile, the Italian synchronized swimmers have risen a ways out of the water while upside down and with their legs straight up in the air and my lungs ave gone on strike at the mere thought.

South Korea on deck and one wrapping herself backwards around the other before they've gotten into the water, HOW IS THAT NOT A PRIMETIME TELEVISION EVENT?
 
2012-08-05 08:00:27 PM
Unrelated: Does anyone know if there is going to be a live Fark thread for the Curiosity rover landing tonight, or do I need to seek a geekier website?
 
2012-08-05 08:02:09 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: What's the deal with the hot tub?


I would guess it's to keep the body's muscles from tightening up between dives with all the going in and out of the water.
 
2012-08-05 08:02:24 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: What's the deal with the hot tub?


Keeps the muscles from tightening up due to the temperature difference between the pool and the air.
 
2012-08-05 08:03:11 PM

Alonjar: Unrelated: Does anyone know if there is going to be a live Fark thread for the Curiosity rover landing tonight, or do I need to seek a geekier website?


Submit one, notify an admin that there's interest, you'll probably get it greenlit.
 
2012-08-05 08:04:32 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, I present Olympic synchronized swimming:

i14.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-05 08:05:03 PM

Alonjar: Unrelated: Does anyone know if there is going to be a live Fark thread for the Curiosity rover landing tonight, or do I need to seek a geekier website?


Yes there will be.
 
2012-08-05 08:06:55 PM

Joe_diGriz: YouSirAreAMaroon: What's the deal with the hot tub?

Keeps the muscles from tightening up due to the temperature difference between the pool and the air.


Hmm, I would've assumed that would make it worse.
 
2012-08-05 08:08:38 PM
What did I miss? Got home an hour ago but just booted up. Was at a golf tourney today. No I didn't play; just hast to move the dart at the 18th fairway closest to the bulls eye. Damn if some one didn't hit it with in 14 inches.

Going thru the thread and see what silliness is going on around here.

/ I think I might be drunk now.
//It must have been the Jeager Bomb thru a straw.
 
2012-08-05 08:08:50 PM

Gosling: Ladies and gentlemen, I present Olympic synchronized swimming:

[i14.photobucket.com image 635x351]


media.tumblr.com

They're neither synchronized nor swimming. Discuss among yourselves.
 
2012-08-05 08:10:23 PM
Magic legs
 
2012-08-05 08:10:42 PM
Hey the Paralympics, which NBC will completely ignore, even though broadcasters in other countries cover it live.
 
2012-08-05 08:13:05 PM

Alonjar: Unrelated: Does anyone know if there is going to be a live Fark thread for the Curiosity rover landing tonight, or do I need to seek a geekier website?


There's one going green in 18 minutes, geek tab
 
2012-08-05 08:13:50 PM

WhyteRaven74: Hey the Paralympics, which NBC will completely ignore, even though broadcasters in other countries cover it live.


Yeah. I know.

Granted, Olympics take place in Presidential election years and after the Olympics typically come the VP announcements and party conventions. So I'm not sure how you bump that stuff.
 
2012-08-05 08:14:18 PM
Rise of the machines.
 
2012-08-05 08:15:48 PM
Mrs. Earguy keeps pausing and rewinding this Pastorius profile. YOU'RE GOING TO PUT ME BEHIND THE FARK THREAD!!!!
 
2012-08-05 08:15:54 PM

Gosling: WhyteRaven74: Hey the Paralympics, which NBC will completely ignore, even though broadcasters in other countries cover it live.

Yeah. I know.

Granted, Olympics take place in Presidential election years and after the Olympics typically come the VP announcements and party conventions. So I'm not sure how you bump that stuff.


If only there were some cable channels that covered sports.
 
2012-08-05 08:16:38 PM

Tax Boy: If only there were some cable channels that covered sports.


Touche.
 
2012-08-05 08:17:30 PM

WhyteRaven74: BTW for those who haven't watched the streams, what, if any events have you already heard about either while watching broadcast coverage or from other sources?


Woman's vault.
 
2012-08-05 08:19:01 PM
T'eara=tiara?
 
2012-08-05 08:19:02 PM

Gosling: Granted, Olympics take place in Presidential election years and after the Olympics typically come the VP announcements and party conventions. So I'm not sure how you bump that stuff.


Depending on scheduling it works out well, plus there's the winter games and attendant Paralympics. Fortunately the International Paralympic Committee provides streaming from their own site for everyone around the world.
 
2012-08-05 08:19:58 PM
Excuse me, T'Erea.
 
2012-08-05 08:20:14 PM

Earguy: Mrs. Earguy keeps pausing and rewinding this Pastorius profile. YOU'RE GOING TO PUT ME BEHIND THE FARK THREAD!!!!


She interested in the story or the guy? If it's the latter, share with her these shirtless pics of him and reclaim your TV.
 
2012-08-05 08:20:36 PM
And as 9th-in-rotation Kazakhstan wraps up, I just realized I have no idea what it is exactly I'm supposed to be looking for in these routines.
 
2012-08-05 08:22:24 PM
Next up, Greece looks like they had a paint-and-lightning factory fall on them.
 
2012-08-05 08:22:24 PM

Gosling: And as 9th-in-rotation Kazakhstan wraps up, I just realized I have no idea what it is exactly I'm supposed to be looking for in these routines.


Synchronization?
 
2012-08-05 08:25:04 PM

ariseatex: Earguy: Mrs. Earguy keeps pausing and rewinding this Pastorius profile. YOU'RE GOING TO PUT ME BEHIND THE FARK THREAD!!!!

She interested in the story or the guy? If it's the latter, share with her these shirtless pics of him and reclaim your TV.


She did say that she was cute. Then again, I mentioned earlier that one of the Dutch beach volleyballers was pretty.
 
2012-08-05 08:26:19 PM
Oscar is the Bomb! You want to drink something green, I created this one night at a party. It is called "Horny Green Shiat".
2 parts vodka, 1 part rum, 3 parts Midori (green melon liquor), some sprite (or 7 up) place in blender with ice (or use a shaker full of ice for shots).
 
2012-08-05 08:28:30 PM

PaulieattheTap: Oscar is the Bomb! You want to drink something green, I created this one night at a party. It is called "Horny Green Shiat".
2 parts vodka, 1 part rum, 3 parts Midori (green melon liquor), some sprite (or 7 up) place in blender with ice (or use a shaker full of ice for shots).


1 part Orange juice, 2 parts jack, 1 part blue curacao.

Sounds awful, but tastes pretty good.
 
2012-08-05 08:30:00 PM
Interesting that Demus alternates lead legs on the last hurdles, usually hurdlers use the same one on every hurdle. Even more interesting her form with both legs is pretty much equal.
 
2012-08-05 08:31:27 PM

Altitude5280:
[img.photobucket.com image 799x499]


...aaaaaand now your favorited..
 
2012-08-05 08:32:14 PM
I think these two Beach Volleyball girls have gotten more time on the Prime Time replays than any other athletes. I mean, last night they gave them a half hour of coverage on a "round of 16" game when they totally crushed the opposition. Unnecessary, considering all the stuff they ignored.
 
2012-08-05 08:32:23 PM

martissimo: Alonjar: Unrelated: Does anyone know if there is going to be a live Fark thread for the Curiosity rover landing tonight, or do I need to seek a geekier website?

There's one going green in 18 minutes, geek tab


actually they changed it, it's going green at 11:30 edt now
 
2012-08-05 08:32:26 PM
If anyone's curious, I looked up T'Erea's bio and it turns out her mother overindulged in Earl Grey while pregnant and decided to name the baby after the stomach ailment she ended up with.
 
2012-08-05 08:33:14 PM

there their theyre: PaulieattheTap: Oscar is the Bomb! You want to drink something green, I created this one night at a party. It is called "Horny Green Shiat".
2 parts vodka, 1 part rum, 3 parts Midori (green melon liquor), some sprite (or 7 up) place in blender with ice (or use a shaker full of ice for shots).

1 part Orange juice, 2 parts jack, 1 part blue curacao.

Sounds awful, but tastes pretty good.


Try this.

One part whiskey.

Repeat as needed
 
2012-08-05 08:33:24 PM

there their theyre: PaulieattheTap: Oscar is the Bomb! You want to drink something green, I created this one night at a party. It is called "Horny Green Shiat".
2 parts vodka, 1 part rum, 3 parts Midori (green melon liquor), some sprite (or 7 up) place in blender with ice (or use a shaker full of ice for shots).

1 part Orange juice, 2 parts jack, 1 part blue curacao.

Sounds awful, but tastes pretty good.


I don't do Jack. Jack D. & I had a bout one night and since then I don't do Jack. I always hate bartending when someone orders Jack. I generally wash my hands afterwards 'cuse the smell still turns my stomach.
 
2012-08-05 08:34:19 PM
Sigh ... 36 different sports at the olympics, and now it's volleyball again.
 
2012-08-05 08:35:25 PM

Waxing_Chewbacca: Try this.

One part whiskey.

Repeat as needed


Tullamore Dew = Water of Life
 
2012-08-05 08:37:14 PM

PaulieattheTap: there their theyre: PaulieattheTap: Oscar is the Bomb! You want to drink something green, I created this one night at a party. It is called "Horny Green Shiat".
2 parts vodka, 1 part rum, 3 parts Midori (green melon liquor), some sprite (or 7 up) place in blender with ice (or use a shaker full of ice for shots).

1 part Orange juice, 2 parts jack, 1 part blue curacao.

Sounds awful, but tastes pretty good.

I don't do Jack. Jack D. & I had a bout one night and since then I don't do Jack. I always hate bartending when someone orders Jack. I generally wash my hands afterwards 'cuse the smell still turns my stomach.


I don't blame you jack is gross. But sometimes you need something a slight bit less harsh than turpentine
 
2012-08-05 08:37:15 PM

PaulieattheTap: there their theyre: PaulieattheTap: Oscar is the Bomb! You want to drink something green, I created this one night at a party. It is called "Horny Green Shiat".
2 parts vodka, 1 part rum, 3 parts Midori (green melon liquor), some sprite (or 7 up) place in blender with ice (or use a shaker full of ice for shots).

1 part Orange juice, 2 parts jack, 1 part blue curacao.

Sounds awful, but tastes pretty good.

I don't do Jack. Jack D. & I had a bout one night and since then I don't do Jack. I always hate bartending when someone orders Jack. I generally wash my hands afterwards 'cuse the smell still turns my stomach.


That's gin for me. Puked so hard I broke blood vessels around my eyes. Not. Good.
 
2012-08-05 08:37:42 PM

Earguy: I think these two Beach Volleyball girls have gotten more time on the Prime Time replays than any other athletes. I mean, last night they gave them a half hour of coverage on a "round of 16" game when they totally crushed the opposition. Unnecessary, considering all the stuff they ignored.


They'll always be in prime time, however, because:

1) They haven't lost on the Olympic stage (USA! USA! USA!)
2) They play in bikinis, which gets 90% of men and 10% of women interested
3) They come across as both patriotic & nice individuals, so American audiences won't turn against them anytime soon.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-08-05 08:37:44 PM
Um...

The female Italian volleyball teams is very yummy.
 
2012-08-05 08:38:32 PM

Tax Boy: Sigh ... 36 different sports at the olympics, and now it's volleyball again.


One of them there Italian girls is making me happy
 
2012-08-05 08:39:07 PM
By the way, in case you primetimers were worried about Olympic boxing medals meaning jack shiat, don't worry, they're taking care of that oversight.

It should chill you to the bone to know that every boxing winner from here on in, gender regardless, is guaranteed a medal.
 
2012-08-05 08:40:21 PM
Women's water polo is the sport to watch if you want to see some boobs. The chicks often grab onto their opponents suit during play and there are all kinds of pictures online of bare boobs. NBC even broadcast one live the other day.
 
2012-08-05 08:41:04 PM

MBK: Um...

The female Italian volleyball teams is very yummy.


They might get gold, or silver or bronze. Regardless, we all get wood. It-ta-ly. It-ta-ly. It-ta-ly.
 
2012-08-05 08:41:23 PM
I'm sure that nobody has mentioned it yet, but Menegatti is rather attractive.
 
2012-08-05 08:42:33 PM
Menegatti:
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-05 08:43:47 PM

Waxing_Chewbacca: That's gin for me. Puked so hard I broke blood vessels around my eyes. Not. Good.


I've had it with gin too! My friend fell down 15 stairs and hit a steel support beam and knock himself out for over 15 mins. We were young then (18 or so) but that was one of the last Gin & Juice nights. I think I slept nearly 2 days.
/sticking to vodka now
//occasionally I'll do beer; mainly Guinness
///Is this a thread jack??
 
2012-08-05 08:44:35 PM
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-05 08:44:56 PM

PaulieattheTap: Waxing_Chewbacca: That's gin for me. Puked so hard I broke blood vessels around my eyes. Not. Good.

I've had it with gin too! My friend fell down 15 stairs and hit a steel support beam and knock himself out for over 15 mins. We were young then (18 or so) but that was one of the last Gin & Juice nights. I think I slept nearly 2 days.
/sticking to vodka now
//occasionally I'll do beer; mainly Guinness
///Is this a thread jack??


Um... I think when I did the blood vessel thing I was watching the Olympics. So we're good.
 
2012-08-05 08:45:43 PM

Farksteron: Menegatti:


I'm pretty partial to Italians anyway, but mmmmmm. She's good and she makes my boy-parts happy.
 
2012-08-05 08:45:55 PM
Why doesn't NBC just go ahead and show the pro beach volleyball tour in prime time once a week?
 
2012-08-05 08:46:43 PM
Thanks for the spoiler Coke.
 
2012-08-05 08:47:27 PM
Jeesh, did Romney win the shiatput too?
 
2012-08-05 08:48:27 PM

Waxing_Chewbacca: Um... I think when I did the blood vessel thing I was watching the Olympics. So we're good.


My dog is looking at me funny when I started laughing at this. I think we're good. Commercial. Fresh Drinks for everyone!
 
2012-08-05 08:52:27 PM
hellloooooo team Italy. HubbaHubba.
 
2012-08-05 08:52:28 PM
Given that May and Walsh are likely the best female pair in the history of this sport, I'd rather like to see them play some guys. It'd be interesting to see where they rank.
 
2012-08-05 08:53:06 PM
What is that mariachi sound clip they keep playing in the beach volleyball? Is it the English version of "charge" that we play here?
 
2012-08-05 08:53:50 PM
I have not seen one highlight of the women's marathon. No American was in contention? Oh, ok.... thats why.
 
2012-08-05 08:54:52 PM
Um... I think when I did the blood vessel thing I was watching the Olympics. So we're good.
 
2012-08-05 08:55:19 PM
16-8 is not a run. 9-2 is a run.
 
2012-08-05 08:55:56 PM

Waxing_Chewbacca: Um... I think when I did the blood vessel thing I was watching the Olympics. So we're good.


That's a weird double post. Sorry
 
2012-08-05 08:57:00 PM
I can't wait for the new season of The Voice.
 
2012-08-05 08:57:48 PM
Aw, don't cry hon. Come over here and I'll make you feel better.
 
2012-08-05 08:58:09 PM
Nice DIG!
 
2012-08-05 08:58:18 PM

Altitude5280: I have not seen one highlight of the women's marathon. No American was in contention? Oh, ok.... thats why.


Earlier today they had a profile of the top two Americans who trained together and became friends. Then we saw them together at the end of the race, which got me a little choked up.
 
2012-08-05 08:58:24 PM

Altitude5280: I have not seen one highlight of the women's marathon. No American was in contention? Oh, ok.... thats why.


It was the first thing I loaded up this morning. One kinda was, a little bit, but it was a pretty big pack of 50, then 40, then 20, and then the Kenyans and Ethiopians decided they wanted to have a private race and at that you never heard from anyone but one of the Russians again.
 
2012-08-05 08:58:28 PM

Altitude5280: I have not seen one highlight of the women's marathon. No American was in contention? Oh, ok.... thats why.


To be fair,

1) It was live on NBC.
2) Marathon highlights are hard to make exciting barring a really close result (which didn't happen)
 
2012-08-05 08:58:28 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: I can't wait for the new season of The Voice.


They definitely shooped that ad. No way Cee-Lo can jump.
 
2012-08-05 08:58:52 PM
2 in a row! Whoooooo!
 
2012-08-05 09:00:54 PM
also, this can't be said enough: FARK NBC.

Their coverage is crap and I'm tired of them cutting away to commercial during an event. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!
 
2012-08-05 09:00:55 PM

ChubbyTiger: Aw, don't cry hon.


If only she chose to play a sport where there are hugs after every serve.
 
2012-08-05 09:01:17 PM

12349876: YouSirAreAMaroon: I can't wait for the new season of The Voice.

They definitely shooped that ad. No way Cee-Lo can jump.


I'm pretty sure his T-Rex arms don't extend straight either.
 
2012-08-05 09:02:03 PM

meyerkev: Altitude5280: I have not seen one highlight of the women's marathon. No American was in contention? Oh, ok.... thats why.

To be fair,

1) It was live on NBC.
2) Marathon highlights are hard to make exciting barring a really close result (which didn't happen)


I was still sleeping when it was ran live.
 
2012-08-05 09:04:13 PM
Dodgers suck
 
2012-08-05 09:04:41 PM

ultraholland: also, this can't be said enough: FARK NBC.

Their coverage is crap and I'm tired of them cutting away to commercial during an event. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!


Now, listen, I'm sure that if we just took a deep breath and focused, we could all

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2012-08-05 09:04:43 PM
She-ah looka so-ah sad.
 
2012-08-05 09:04:53 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-05 09:05:15 PM
[Just watching Italy/US Women's quarter-final:]

I agree..there's no crying in Volleyball!
 
2012-08-05 09:05:56 PM

Tax Boy: ChubbyTiger: Aw, don't cry hon.

If only she chose to play a sport where there are hugs after every serve.


It's just that she needs me to pat her ass instead of the other hot Italian woman. Wait....
 
2012-08-05 09:06:24 PM

Kenny B: Dodgers suck


She's married to a Dodger. If he gets traded, we'll hear her cheer some other team.
 
2012-08-05 09:08:25 PM
Oh god. Not this old broad again!
 
2012-08-05 09:08:56 PM
So USA is guaranteed a volleyball medal and quite possibly 2.
 
2012-08-05 09:09:01 PM
[promo for stupid-looking Revolution show]

HOLY CRAP IS THAT GUS FRING??

/oh and let's spend the next 15 minutes looking at James Bond
 
2012-08-05 09:09:59 PM
Incidentally, what does Bond, awesome though he is, have to do with the Olympics? This also applies to the bagpipe bit from earlier today.
 
2012-08-05 09:10:30 PM
Damn, I'd love to have a classic Saville Row tailored suit.
 
2012-08-05 09:11:20 PM

ChubbyTiger: Incidentally, what does Bond, awesome though he is, have to do with the Olympics? This also applies to the bagpipe bit from earlier today.


She's just showing off her shaft handling skills. First the bagpipes, and now the Bond gun.
 
2012-08-05 09:11:30 PM
What the hell does this have to do with the Olympics?
 
2012-08-05 09:12:31 PM
What the fark is this James Bond bullshiat?
 
2012-08-05 09:12:47 PM
What the hell does this have to do with the Olympics?
 
2012-08-05 09:12:49 PM
NBC filler, because they don't know what to do.
 
2012-08-05 09:12:56 PM
WHY AM I WATCHING MARY CARRILLO PLAY GO FISH WHEN THERE ARE HAMMERS BEING THROWN?
 
2012-08-05 09:13:01 PM
What. The fark. Was that.
 
2012-08-05 09:13:20 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: T'eara=tiara?


vipfanauctions.com

Indeed.
 
2012-08-05 09:13:24 PM
I do not give a shiat about 007. I have never sat through A BOND FILM WITHOUT FEELING BORED AND TURNING IT OFF, AND I'M NOT GONNA SIT THROUGH YOUR CRAPPY VIGNETTE WHOSE TIME COULD BE DEDICATED TO TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT MOMENTS!!!!
 
2012-08-05 09:13:34 PM

robertus: What the fark is this James Bond bullshiat?


Yeah, they're really screwing up what amounts to a sports highlight show.
 
2012-08-05 09:13:36 PM

PaulieattheTap: NBC filler, because they don't know what to do.


To be fair, there's only so many sporting events available to show.
 
2012-08-05 09:13:55 PM

ChubbyTiger: Incidentally, what does Bond, awesome though he is, have to do with the Olympics? This also applies to the bagpipe bit from earlier today.


Around 11:30 AM Eastern Mary Carillo had another story, this time about Olga Korbut and how her routines in the 1972 Munich games changed gymnastics into how American audiences see it today. It was a wonderful report. Why couldn't THAT report be shown now instead of this?
 
2012-08-05 09:14:05 PM

robertus: What the fark is this James Bond bullshiat?


NBC wasting everyones time and selling the next movie.


Thank god I use expat shield daily and watch BBC live everyday so I don't have to put up with this BS.
 
2012-08-05 09:14:08 PM
That was... perhaps the most awkward transition I have ever heard, Costas.
 
2012-08-05 09:14:18 PM
Oh look. Now a Bond commercial.
 
2012-08-05 09:14:36 PM

Earguy: [l2.yimg.com image 630x421]

Stick around for the 100m dash, who is the fastest man in the world?

DON'T ANSWER THAT, LALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU


It's probably already been answered, but how did they get the moon so big in that shot? When I take pictures of the sky with my rinky dink, the moon always comes out like a dot of light, streetlamp sized. I just figured the size of the moon was an optical illusion, from earth, but it would be really really nice to get those kinds of shots of the moon from home.
 
2012-08-05 09:14:39 PM
Bond filler shiat followed by new Bond movie promo. Now it makes sense.
 
2012-08-05 09:14:50 PM

PaulieattheTap: NBC filler, because they don't know what to do.


And we haven't seen one minute of field competition. Discuss, javelin, shotput, long jump, some really cool stuff happening. C'mon!
 
2012-08-05 09:15:06 PM
Wait...I just watched a commercial for a commercial.
 
2012-08-05 09:15:45 PM

Earguy: PaulieattheTap: NBC filler, because they don't know what to do.

And we haven't seen one minute of field competition. Discuss, javelin, shotput, long jump, some really cool stuff happening. C'mon!


They showed long jump yesterday.
 
2012-08-05 09:15:56 PM

Earguy: PaulieattheTap: NBC filler, because they don't know what to do.

And we haven't seen one minute of field competition. Discuss, javelin, shotput, long jump, some really cool stuff happening. C'mon!


I recommend you give up on NBC and use expat shield and watch it live on the BBC
 
2012-08-05 09:16:11 PM

Earguy: PaulieattheTap: NBC filler, because they don't know what to do.

And we haven't seen one minute of field competition. Discuss, javelin, shotput, long jump, some really cool stuff happening. C'mon!


Field events bore NBC. Events in which you can show a rapid-fire montage of multiple athletes competing in a short period of time are evil and must not be allowed to spread their socialist agendas.
 
2012-08-05 09:16:26 PM
I'm so happy they showed the Bond segment. Now I'm sure I won't get to see the hammer throw finals. Farking NBC...
 
2012-08-05 09:16:33 PM

Earguy: fusillade762: Ryan Seacrest is really short.

But enough about his penis...


... its easier for anal.
 
2012-08-05 09:16:50 PM

Earguy: Damn, I'd love to have a classic Saville Row tailored suit.


How much money do you have?

/would prefer a Neapolitan tailor
 
2012-08-05 09:17:03 PM

Earguy: PaulieattheTap: NBC filler, because they don't know what to do.

And we haven't seen one minute of field competition. Discuss, javelin, shotput, long jump, some really cool stuff happening. C'mon!


There's nearly ten seconds of track and field coming up.
 
2012-08-05 09:17:18 PM
Hey NBC assbags as hot as ursula andress is in that bikini WTF does that shiat have to do with the Olympics????
Really????

Fark...
 
2012-08-05 09:17:19 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Earguy: fusillade762: Ryan Seacrest is really short.

But enough about his penis...

... its easier for anal.


No way is he a top.
 
2012-08-05 09:17:43 PM

ariseatex: ChubbyTiger: Incidentally, what does Bond, awesome though he is, have to do with the Olympics? This also applies to the bagpipe bit from earlier today.

Around 11:30 AM Eastern Mary Carillo had another story, this time about Olga Korbut and how her routines in the 1972 Munich games changed gymnastics into how American audiences see it today. It was a wonderful report. Why couldn't THAT report be shown now instead of this?


It was really good.

Meanwhile, these James Bond/Bagpipes things should be running on the Today Show.
 
2012-08-05 09:17:49 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Earguy: fusillade762: Ryan Seacrest is really short.

But enough about his penis...

... its easier for anal.


I don't imagine that he pitches.
 
2012-08-05 09:17:52 PM
And in lane 1...Michael Phelps.
 
2012-08-05 09:18:15 PM

Earguy: PaulieattheTap: NBC filler, because they don't know what to do.

And we haven't seen one minute of field competition. Discuss, javelin, shotput, long jump, some really cool stuff happening. C'mon!


You're right! I want to see the Mini Minis in action!
 
2012-08-05 09:18:40 PM
Yes!
 
2012-08-05 09:18:58 PM
Justin Gatlin's got a nice ass.
 
2012-08-05 09:19:21 PM
Dude is fast.
 
2012-08-05 09:19:25 PM

TheGhostofFarkPast: I recommend you give up on NBC and use expat shield and watch it live on the BBC


Anyone know if there's a similar thing that works on MacOS X?
 
2012-08-05 09:20:23 PM

PaulieattheTap: Earguy: PaulieattheTap: NBC filler, because they don't know what to do.

And we haven't seen one minute of field competition. Discuss, javelin, shotput, long jump, some really cool stuff happening. C'mon!

You're right! I want to see the Mini Minis in action!


I want a mini Mini shaped lawn mower.
 
2012-08-05 09:20:39 PM
"How do you plan on using the opportunity to get a gold, silver, or bronze medal?"

"I, uh, plan on winning one of them.... is this a trick question?"
 
2012-08-05 09:22:03 PM

there their theyre: I want a mini Mini shaped lawn mower.


That would be so cool!
 
2012-08-05 09:23:17 PM

Joe_diGriz: TheGhostofFarkPast: I recommend you give up on NBC and use expat shield and watch it live on the BBC

Anyone know if there's a similar thing that works on MacOS X?


^^^^^^^^^^^
 
2012-08-05 09:23:35 PM
Mr. Ed running for the UK.
 
2012-08-05 09:24:36 PM

Joe_diGriz: TheGhostofFarkPast: I recommend you give up on NBC and use expat shield and watch it live on the BBC

Anyone know if there's a similar thing that works on MacOS X?


You got windows running on a VM or parallels? It works there to. You an also check out tunlr it works on all systems.
 
2012-08-05 09:24:37 PM
9.87 and he slowed to a walk about halfway through? Daaaaamn.
 
2012-08-05 09:24:54 PM
Bolt's got the crazy eyes.
 
2012-08-05 09:25:17 PM
Dude's not even winded.
 
2012-08-05 09:25:44 PM

PaulieattheTap: there their theyre: I want a mini Mini shaped lawn mower.

That would be so cool!


Three words: Mini Cooper Roomba
 
2012-08-05 09:26:11 PM

ChubbyTiger: 9.87 and he slowed to a walk about halfway through? Daaaaamn.


The man is a beast.
 
2012-08-05 09:29:01 PM

Earguy: ariseatex: ChubbyTiger: Incidentally, what does Bond, awesome though he is, have to do with the Olympics? This also applies to the bagpipe bit from earlier today.

Around 11:30 AM Eastern Mary Carillo had another story, this time about Olga Korbut and how her routines in the 1972 Munich games changed gymnastics into how American audiences see it today. It was a wonderful report. Why couldn't THAT report be shown now instead of this?

It was really good.

Meanwhile, these James Bond/Bagpipes things should be running on the Today Show.


I'm sure she's just thanking her lucky stars that this year it's just green goo and James Bond. For Beijing she had to watch panda porn, and for Vancouver they made her do basic training with Mounties.

I'm kind of disturbed that I remember this crap. (Although Bob's reaction to the panda porn thing was sort of hilarious.)
 
2012-08-05 09:29:45 PM
I DON'T CARE NBC! JUST SHOW THE STUPID RACE!
 
2012-08-05 09:30:24 PM

ThisIsNotSubtle: ChubbyTiger: 9.87 and he slowed to a walk about halfway through? Daaaaamn.

The man is a beast.


This.
 
2012-08-05 09:32:22 PM
I would like to mention that I do not like the way false starts are decided.
 
2012-08-05 09:32:38 PM

Sergio_Van_Lukenstein: I DON'T CARE NBC! JUST SHOW THE STUPID RACE!


But first, gymnastics.
 
2012-08-05 09:32:42 PM

ChubbyTiger: ThisIsNotSubtle: ChubbyTiger: 9.87 and he slowed to a walk about halfway through? Daaaaamn.

The man is a beast.

This.


Question is, is he also a world class troll by making people like Blake think they have a chance when it comes down to medal time?
 
2012-08-05 09:33:39 PM
Okay...who else laughed?
 
2012-08-05 09:33:43 PM

fruitloop: Sergio_Van_Lukenstein: I DON'T CARE NBC! JUST SHOW THE STUPID RACE!

But first, gymnastics.


I can take them cutting to gymnastics as long as they don't do another human interest piece.
 
2012-08-05 09:34:49 PM
Gay bringing up the rear.
 
2012-08-05 09:34:55 PM

Sergio_Van_Lukenstein: fruitloop: Sergio_Van_Lukenstein: I DON'T CARE NBC! JUST SHOW THE STUPID RACE!

But first, gymnastics.

I can take them cutting to gymnastics as long as they don't do another human interest piece.


This. No more human interest stories. Ever.
 
2012-08-05 09:35:11 PM

Sergio_Van_Lukenstein: I DON'T CARE NBC! JUST SHOW THE STUPID RACE!


That's why watching it online this afternoon was so pleasant.
 
2012-08-05 09:36:28 PM
Tyson Gay slo-mo is the best.
 
2012-08-05 09:37:02 PM
so an African American Jamaican will win the golds?
 
2012-08-05 09:37:04 PM
Good grief. Three Americans and three Jamaicans.
 
2012-08-05 09:37:57 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: Tyson Gay slo-mo is the best.


I so want a gif of his face there.
 
2012-08-05 09:38:32 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: Tyson Gay slo-mo is the best.


It turns out I am still twelve, because I cracked up at that.
 
2012-08-05 09:39:00 PM
i think Zack Goofeltionisits can win more OYL medals than Wil Furrel because he is more serious and less funnier
 
2012-08-05 09:39:02 PM
GAY
 
2012-08-05 09:39:17 PM
I just realized why I don't like Justin Gatlin... He looks too much like Maurice clarett, and even has similar mannerisms when the camera is on him.
 
2012-08-05 09:39:21 PM

ThisIsNotSubtle: YouSirAreAMaroon: Tyson Gay slo-mo is the best.

It turns out I am still twelve, because I cracked up at that.


I still am.
 
2012-08-05 09:39:26 PM

expobill: so an African American Jamaican will win the golds?


WTF?
 
2012-08-05 09:40:03 PM
That new Will Ferrell jam seems really sad.
 
2012-08-05 09:40:41 PM

ChubbyTiger: expobill: so an African American Jamaican will win the golds?

WTF?


Yeah, he's been trolling the Olympic threads, just block the asshat.
 
2012-08-05 09:40:45 PM

ChubbyTiger: Sergio_Van_Lukenstein: fruitloop: Sergio_Van_Lukenstein: I DON'T CARE NBC! JUST SHOW THE STUPID RACE!

But first, gymnastics.

I can take them cutting to gymnastics as long as they don't do another human interest piece.

This. No more human interest stories. Ever.


I've been flipping over to "The Fifth Element" during them
 
2012-08-05 09:41:24 PM
Did...did Manzano just lick his finger then reach down his top and flick his nipple?
 
2012-08-05 09:41:32 PM

msupf: ChubbyTiger: expobill: so an African American Jamaican will win the golds?

WTF?

Yeah, he's been trolling the Olympic threads, just block the asshat.


Ah. Thanks.
 
2012-08-05 09:41:38 PM

ChubbyTiger: expobill: so an African American Jamaican will win the golds?

WTF?


i know, there is no chance for that sri lanakn dude everyone loves
 
2012-08-05 09:42:18 PM
fark this jogging shiat.
 
2012-08-05 09:43:01 PM
Don't forget guys, Sunday is Yellow Shoe Day!
 
2012-08-05 09:43:06 PM
There is a male Chinese trampoline gymnast by the name of Dong Dong. Now if he and Gay had wound up in the same sport, and opposed each other, that would have been golden.
 
2012-08-05 09:43:08 PM
I missed the memo on neon yellow shoes. Why?
 
2012-08-05 09:43:26 PM

Earguy:
Meanwhile, these James Bond/Bagpipes things should be running on the Today Show.


the james Bond movie Skyfall is due in december, eh?
 
2012-08-05 09:43:41 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: fark this jogging shiat.


They jog faster than I sprint.
 
2012-08-05 09:47:10 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: fark this jogging shiat.


Their "jogging" is about a 4:10 mile pace.
 
2012-08-05 09:47:35 PM

ChubbyTiger: msupf: ChubbyTiger: expobill: so an African American Jamaican will win the golds?

WTF?

Yeah, he's been trolling the Olympic threads, just block the asshat.

Ah. Thanks.


why would i troll? 'specially the Olympics?
 
2012-08-05 09:48:00 PM
Russian Triple Jumper looks like she headbutted a rooster.
 
2012-08-05 09:48:45 PM

WhyteRaven74: YouSirAreAMaroon: fark this jogging shiat.

Their "jogging" is about a 4:10 mile pace.


I can 1/2 mile in 4:10. Maybe.
 
2012-08-05 09:48:49 PM
Well, yay, we get some triple jump. Damn, these girls are, like 0% body fat.
 
2012-08-05 09:49:28 PM
Those former soviet triple jumper ladies are not bad looking.
 
2012-08-05 09:49:48 PM
The NBC 'Field Report' lasted three minutes even. I timed it.
 
2012-08-05 09:49:48 PM

hostJP: Russian Triple Jumper looks like she headbutted a rooster.


Yeah, I'm thinking she doesn't get close enough to a cock to headbut it.
 
2012-08-05 09:50:22 PM
benfairfieldtrumpet.com
 
2012-08-05 09:51:29 PM
Gold Medal? niiice....
 
2012-08-05 09:51:30 PM
Denim, denim, denim...backpacks
 
2012-08-05 09:51:38 PM

Gosling: The NBC 'Field Report' lasted three minutes even. I timed it.


That's because the next James Bond movie isn't "The Man with the Golden Triple-Jump"
 
2012-08-05 09:51:40 PM
Nightly rant time: Gah, I hate that do nothing tape crap. I really hope they ban it as unnecessary decoration sometime soon. As someone who donates to team USA, I hate seeing my money to to homeopathic bs that has no proven benefit.

That aside, I would like the Kazakh triple jumper bathed and brought to my chambers.
 
2012-08-05 09:51:49 PM
SQUEEEE! I WANT AN ELEPHANT IN MY LIVING ROOM!
 
2012-08-05 09:51:52 PM

ChubbyTiger: hostJP: Russian Triple Jumper looks like she headbutted a rooster.

Yeah, I'm thinking she doesn't get close enough to a cock to headbut it.


Point taken sir, Point taken
 
2012-08-05 09:53:07 PM
Wow. Kazakhstan has 6 golds and Best Korea has 4.

/And a combined 0 silvers and 1 bronze
 
2012-08-05 09:53:14 PM

msupf: ChubbyTiger: expobill: so an African American Jamaican will win the golds?

WTF?

Yeah, he's been trolling the Olympic threads, just block the asshat.


He may be an asshat but from watching just the heats I would be shocked if Bolt did not win.

/assuming that's what ur talking about
 
2012-08-05 09:53:39 PM

hostJP: [benfairfieldtrumpet.com image 576x432]


I checked the medal count, and Kazakhstan thus far has 6 gold medals, 0 silver, and 0 bronze. Seems like an "interesting" distribution...

/dons tinfoil hat
//heard the Kazakh govt is giving $250,000 to every gold medal winner from the country
///slashies come in threes
 
2012-08-05 09:54:02 PM

msupf: Nightly rant time: Gah, I hate that do nothing tape crap. I really hope they ban it as unnecessary decoration sometime soon. As someone who donates to team USA, I hate seeing my money to to homeopathic bs that has no proven benefit.


Have you seen the rope necklaces that all the baseball players wear? They are supposed to have some magical magnetic powers, and they all bought into it...though it's starting to fall out of favor.
 
2012-08-05 09:55:32 PM
Not going to spoil, but ESPN got me earlier. Damn you bottom line and your up to date information!
 
2012-08-05 09:55:54 PM
agh, decision time... Breaking Bad or Olympics?
 
2012-08-05 09:56:07 PM
"He always looks easy..."

[gay quagmire.jpg]
 
2012-08-05 09:56:47 PM
Canadian face plant....
 
2012-08-05 09:56:59 PM
Kenyans are not slow.
 
2012-08-05 09:57:18 PM
NBC will probably have the next Olympics too... they should broadcast brazil live, that way people can go on whatever has replaced twitter and complain that they were at work and didn't get to see anything.
 
2012-08-05 09:58:50 PM

Earguy: msupf: Nightly rant time: Gah, I hate that do nothing tape crap. I really hope they ban it as unnecessary decoration sometime soon. As someone who donates to team USA, I hate seeing my money to to homeopathic bs that has no proven benefit.

Have you seen the rope necklaces that all the baseball players wear? They are supposed to have some magical magnetic powers, and they all bought into it...though it's starting to fall out of favor.


Just because is psychosomatic doesn't mean it's not real. It can have a real effect.
 
2012-08-05 09:59:05 PM

hostJP: Canadian face plant....


It's okay Canada - the Winter Olympics are just two years away.
 
2012-08-05 09:59:59 PM
The mens 100 has not been shown in my time zone yet. I guess ( going by the comments here) that NBC did not show or mention the bottle thrower just at the start of the men's 100? Link
 
2012-08-05 10:00:24 PM

RidersOfLohan: NBC will probably have the next Olympics too... they should broadcast brazil live, that way people can go on whatever has replaced twitter and complain that they were at work and didn't get to see anything.


A) Stream everything.
B) Everything live (or close to it) on some station
C) Highlights on regular NBC during primetime.
D) No human being interest, no Secrest, no BS
E) Profit?
 
2012-08-05 10:02:22 PM

RidersOfLohan: NBC will probably have the next Olympics too... they should broadcast brazil live, that way people can go on whatever has replaced twitter and complain that they were at work and didn't get to see anything.


NBC has coverage through 2020. So we are stuck with this suckage for awhile. Hopefully Costas will die soon. But then we'll have to deal with the NBC asshats creating a tribute for him. So we have to suffer for awhile (with or without Costas).
 
2012-08-05 10:02:24 PM

ChubbyTiger: A) Stream everything.
B) Everything live (or close to it) on some station
C) Highlights on regular NBC during primetime.
D) No human being interest, no Secrest, no BS
E) Profit?



You mean, the way the Olympics were before NBC had a monopoly.
Monopolies = not free market
 
2012-08-05 10:02:29 PM

Earguy: msupf: Nightly rant time: Gah, I hate that do nothing tape crap. I really hope they ban it as unnecessary decoration sometime soon. As someone who donates to team USA, I hate seeing my money to to homeopathic bs that has no proven benefit.

Have you seen the rope necklaces that all the baseball players wear? They are supposed to have some magical magnetic powers, and they all bought into it...though it's starting to fall out of favor.


Yeah, those drive me nuts as well. More magic water bullshiat. Aqua titanium.... So, they ink a little chunk of titanium soaked in water for some period will make them better. I laughed for hours after hearing about those and how prevalent they became. If this were Australia, that phiten company would have gone bankrupt for false claims by now.
 
2012-08-05 10:02:42 PM
More human interest stories on the gymnastics girls...
 
2012-08-05 10:03:18 PM
Ok, so what is this gymnastics theme song? It's kinda catchy.
 
2012-08-05 10:03:25 PM

there their theyre: More human interest stories on the gymnastics girls...


Take another drink!
 
2012-08-05 10:04:09 PM

RidersOfLohan: NBC will probably have the next Olympics too... they should broadcast brazil live, that way people can go on whatever has replaced twitter and complain that they were at work and didn't get to see anything.


Well, the definitely have the next Olympics nailed down.

And they should broadcast live. The NBC/Comcast/Universal magaplex has a ton of stations to broadcast on (List Link), and then give us a true highlight show in Prime Time. If prime time is packed with live "marquee" events, then run the day's highlights on USA Network.
 
2012-08-05 10:04:11 PM

meyerkev: Ok, so what is this gymnastics theme song? It's kinda catchy.


Phillip Phillips, "Home." Fair warning, you will lose any hipster cred you might've had because he's the winner of the most recent American Idol season.
 
2012-08-05 10:04:16 PM

badhatharry: Earguy: msupf: Nightly rant time: Gah, I hate that do nothing tape crap. I really hope they ban it as unnecessary decoration sometime soon. As someone who donates to team USA, I hate seeing my money to to homeopathic bs that has no proven benefit.

Have you seen the rope necklaces that all the baseball players wear? They are supposed to have some magical magnetic powers, and they all bought into it...though it's starting to fall out of favor.

Just because is psychosomatic doesn't mean it's not real. It can have a real effect.


And they can get that real affect from cheap tape as well. I don't support wasting money on expensive crap that is pseudoscience at best, and bad hackery at that.
 
2012-08-05 10:04:20 PM
That black girl in the middle of the vault lineup? She's from the Dominican Republic.
 
2012-08-05 10:05:08 PM

PaulieattheTap: NBC has coverage through 2020. So we are stuck with this suckage for awhile. Hopefully Costas will die soon. But then we'll have to deal with the NBC asshats creating a tribute for him. So we have to suffer for awhile (with or without Costas).


Costas seems like one of those guys who will be around for a while. If his personal life is as squeaky clean and milquetoast as his on-air persona, he'll probably be around for 2020.
 
2012-08-05 10:08:18 PM

Sergio_Van_Lukenstein: Costas seems like one of those guys who will be around for a while. If his personal life is as squeaky clean and milquetoast as his on-air persona, he'll probably be around for 2020.


Like Dick Clark.
 
2012-08-05 10:09:00 PM
Is 9 PM still primetime? Because it's after 9 in the Central timezone and there's no 100-meter final yet.

And it's definitely not primetime anymore out East.
 
2012-08-05 10:09:01 PM

Gosling: That black girl in the middle of the vault lineup? She's from the Dominican Republic.


I went to the DR a few years ago, and was struck by how many black people there had blue eyes.
 
2012-08-05 10:10:24 PM

Gosling: Is 9 PM still primetime? Because it's after 9 in the Central timezone and there's no 100-meter final yet.

And it's definitely not primetime anymore out East.


they are waiting for the last event to show the 100 m race- hang in there!
/see no troll
 
2012-08-05 10:10:58 PM
ow
 
2012-08-05 10:11:01 PM
ouch.
 
2012-08-05 10:11:10 PM
Ouch.
 
2012-08-05 10:11:19 PM
Owie.

Well, there's when it's acceptable to show a Foreigner. When they totally botch it.
 
2012-08-05 10:12:03 PM
Yeeeeowch. Looks like jammed her foot upwards against her shin. Poor thing.
 
2012-08-05 10:12:14 PM

Gosling: Is 9 PM still primetime? Because it's after 9 in the Central timezone and there's no 100-meter final yet.

And it's definitely not primetime anymore out East.


East coast prime time is considered to be 8PM - 11PM. Sunday night, 7PM is included too.
 
2012-08-05 10:12:28 PM
Faceplant...ahh the agony of defeat
 
2012-08-05 10:12:36 PM
holy shiat, a zero?

oh boy. here come the tears
 
2012-08-05 10:12:45 PM
oh man. :(
 
2012-08-05 10:13:24 PM
That's such a bummer, didn't do either jump.
 
2012-08-05 10:13:57 PM
I feel bad for that girl, but at least she did the smart thing and didn't go through with that second vault. I'm guessing there is some pretty hefty ligament or tendon damage there.
 
2012-08-05 10:14:00 PM

Gosling: Owie.

Well, there's when it's acceptable to show a Foreigner. When they totally botch it.


They didn't show the third Russian floor exercise when she botched it, though. Fark was looking forward to it being shown, but no...
 
2012-08-05 10:14:09 PM
Another human interest story on the same damn US vaulter. This is the third on for her tonight in the last 10 minutes
 
2012-08-05 10:14:18 PM
i.imgur.com

Planking is not an Olympic sport
 
2012-08-05 10:14:26 PM

Bubblegum Tate: holy shiat, a zero?

oh boy. here come the tears


It was said before in one of these threads: gymnastics lives to make little girls cry.
 
2012-08-05 10:14:26 PM

Gosling: Owie.

Well, there's when it's acceptable to show a Foreigner. When they totally botch it.


NBC is no better than fox for showing agony
 
2012-08-05 10:14:47 PM
Geez. That high?
 
2012-08-05 10:15:06 PM
ok, so I went to a private school in the South with a lot of spoiled rich kids from all areas of the country and saw lots of plastic surgery on a lot of college girls. Her little up-turned nose is just a little too perfect, isn't it?
 
2012-08-05 10:15:13 PM
I ma loving the matrix replay.
 
2012-08-05 10:15:44 PM
So is this also going to function as the Curiousity landing thread or is there a separate one for it?

Spoiler: It finds a 3-boobed lady
 
2012-08-05 10:15:50 PM
So glad that Canadian vaulter chose not to try another jump. Could seriously damage whatever is already likely at LEAST a ligament strain.
 
2012-08-05 10:16:21 PM
Basically, the Dominican vaulter just out and out goes for it. Complete and utter tonight-we-dine-in-hell stuff.
 
2012-08-05 10:16:27 PM

Earguy: I ma loving the matrix replay.


I hope they show the slow-mo replay of the 100m after the finals. That is fun to watch.
 
2012-08-05 10:16:49 PM
Let's go Yamilet!v viva la republica!
 
2012-08-05 10:17:01 PM
Interesting that the men can't get away with a false start - the announcer just said men have to finish their vault, but the women can back off. That seems like a shiatty double-standard, even if it benefits the women. If a guy feels "off" he should be able to back up and approach again. Better that than getting hurt.
 
2012-08-05 10:17:13 PM

msupf: badhatharry: Earguy: msupf: Nightly rant time: Gah, I hate that do nothing tape crap. I really hope they ban it as unnecessary decoration sometime soon. As someone who donates to team USA, I hate seeing my money to to homeopathic bs that has no proven benefit.

Have you seen the rope necklaces that all the baseball players wear? They are supposed to have some magical magnetic powers, and they all bought into it...though it's starting to fall out of favor.

Just because is psychosomatic doesn't mean it's not real. It can have a real effect.

And they can get that real affect from cheap tape as well. I don't support wasting money on expensive crap that is pseudoscience at best, and bad hackery at that.


I noticed a lot of runners have chain necklaces. I have to believe there is only one reason the have that thing flopping around; they run faster with it. Althetes do a lot of strange things that help their perfomance for no good scientific reason.
 
2012-08-05 10:17:23 PM
That had got to hurt the ass after spinning like that.
 
2012-08-05 10:17:37 PM
That hurt MY coccyx!
 
2012-08-05 10:17:39 PM
So, did watching the other girl get hurt spook the Dominican?
 
2012-08-05 10:18:05 PM
Are they showing these to make McKayla look even better than she already looks? It's really unnecessary. We all saw the Stephen Colbert segment on her vault in the team all-around. We know she's really good.
 
2012-08-05 10:18:16 PM
I wonder if a vaulter has ever knocked themselves out by kneeing themselves in the head
 
2012-08-05 10:18:34 PM

msupf: So, did watching the other girl get hurt spook the Dominican?


That's just how the Dominican rolls. Picks the absolute toughest thing in the book and says 'I want that one.'
 
2012-08-05 10:19:17 PM
Did Daggett say the vault with the fall was better than qualifying? What the fark did she do in qualifying?
 
2012-08-05 10:19:24 PM

TheManofPA: So is this also going to function as the Curiousity landing thread or is there a separate one for it?

Spoiler: It finds a 3-boobed lady


Geek tab @ 11:30. :)
 
2012-08-05 10:20:19 PM

Bubblegum Tate: I wonder if a vaulter has ever knocked themselves out by kneeing themselves in the head


I did that when I was a kid in gym class. Also put my front tooth through my lip.

/CSB
 
2012-08-05 10:20:51 PM
Wreck it Ralph looks awful
 
2012-08-05 10:21:34 PM

fruitloop: Did Daggett say the vault with the fall was better than qualifying? What the fark did she do in qualifying?


Also fell on her butt. She came closer here to not falling on her butt. Again, she relies on high starting values from insanely difficult tricks and getting people to go 'Well, good for her for trying'.
 
2012-08-05 10:22:00 PM

msupf: So, did watching the other girl get hurt spook the Dominican?


Maybe, but she also chose the most difficult vault in the whole thing - more difficult that anything Maroney's doing. It's an interesting strat. She has a higher possible points value than anyone else competing, so if she pulls it off, even if it's ugly, she can still be competitive.
 
2012-08-05 10:22:08 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: Bubblegum Tate: I wonder if a vaulter has ever knocked themselves out by kneeing themselves in the head

I did that when I was a kid in gym class. Also put my front tooth through my lip.

/CSB


jeez, was Bela Karolyi your gym teacher?
 
2012-08-05 10:22:32 PM
who's this dude?
 
2012-08-05 10:22:59 PM
I;m sorry, that's one ugly dude.
 
2012-08-05 10:23:13 PM

ThisIsNotSubtle: TheManofPA: So is this also going to function as the Curiousity landing thread or is there a separate one for it?

Spoiler: It finds a 3-boobed lady

Geek tab @ 11:30. :)


Neat. Ok, now that is an old school German lady
 
2012-08-05 10:23:21 PM
damn, this German remembers the bombing of Dresden!
 
2012-08-05 10:23:22 PM
This woman looks bloody ancient next to all the prepubescent girls. Mad props to her - still competitive at 37. Amazing.
 
2012-08-05 10:23:33 PM
Holy crap, that gymnast is as old as my mom!

/You go, Oksana!
//OLD PEOLE UNITE!
 
2012-08-05 10:23:40 PM
The Matthew Perry show doesn't look like absolute shiat
Might watch it
 
2012-08-05 10:23:41 PM

badhatharry: msupf: badhatharry: Earguy: msupf: Nightly rant time: Gah, I hate that do nothing tape crap. I really hope they ban it as unnecessary decoration sometime soon. As someone who donates to team USA, I hate seeing my money to to homeopathic bs that has no proven benefit.

Have you seen the rope necklaces that all the baseball players wear? They are supposed to have some magical magnetic powers, and they all bought into it...though it's starting to fall out of favor.

Just because is psychosomatic doesn't mean it's not real. It can have a real effect.

And they can get that real affect from cheap tape as well. I don't support wasting money on expensive crap that is pseudoscience at best, and bad hackery at that.

I noticed a lot of runners have chain necklaces. I have to believe there is only one reason the have that thing flopping around; they run faster with it. Althetes do a lot of strange things that help their perfomance for no good scientific reason.


No, it's because marketers have figured out the psyche of athletes. Find one or two guys who are poised to make a breakthrough of any sort, and get them to use your product. Once others see that guy make their breakthrough, while wearing the garbage product, they forget completely how they made their own breakthroughs and think that they now need x widget in order to stay competitive, just in case there is something to it. Many athletes admit they don't think the thing works or helps, but they may as well use it because others do.

It's asinine, and I really wish there were a few skeptical athletes out there who would rail against this crap.
 
2012-08-05 10:24:25 PM

bextraordinary: This woman looks bloody ancient next to all the prepubescent girls. Mad props to her - still competitive at 37. Amazing.


And remember: these are the kinds of people NBC seems to love ignoring in favor of fluff pieces on more Americans. You got 203 other nations competing. Some of them have cool stories too.
 
2012-08-05 10:24:58 PM
YEA--OOOH!
 
2012-08-05 10:25:17 PM
they're pumping maroney up waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much
 
2012-08-05 10:25:33 PM

Gosling: fruitloop: Did Daggett say the vault with the fall was better than qualifying? What the fark did she do in qualifying?

Also fell on her butt. She came closer here to not falling on her butt. Again, she relies on high starting values from insanely difficult tricks and getting people to go 'Well, good for her for trying'.


Thanks. I'm not watching gymnastics live...not really paying attention to it taped either.
 
2012-08-05 10:25:34 PM
Watching this coverage and listening to the commentators after having watched the BBC feed earlier is... hilarious.
 
2012-08-05 10:25:41 PM
Good Lord. Stop macking on Maroney. She's not even legal.
 
2012-08-05 10:25:55 PM

NuttierThanEver: The Matthew Perry show doesn't look like absolute shiat
Might watch it


The premis is at least more logical and seems to have fewer plotholes than 'revolution'
 
2012-08-05 10:25:56 PM
Gosling: Some of them have cool stories too.

CST
 
2012-08-05 10:26:18 PM

Bubblegum Tate: they're pumping maroney up waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much


Gonna be a let down when she faceplants on vault #2
 
2012-08-05 10:26:44 PM

Gosling: bextraordinary: This woman looks bloody ancient next to all the prepubescent girls. Mad props to her - still competitive at 37. Amazing.

And remember: these are the kinds of people NBC seems to love ignoring in favor of fluff pieces on more Americans. You got 203 other nations competing. Some of them have cool stories too.


Speaking of which, they aired the Blade Runner piece but I had to go upstairs. Did they air his semifinal heat?
 
2012-08-05 10:27:16 PM
Maroney looks like a total biatch. I think it's her nose.
 
2012-08-05 10:27:28 PM

Gosling: bextraordinary: This woman looks bloody ancient next to all the prepubescent girls. Mad props to her - still competitive at 37. Amazing.

And remember: these are the kinds of people NBC seems to love ignoring in favor of fluff pieces on more Americans. You got 203 other nations competing. Some of them have cool stories too.


The story on Olga Korbut this morning was freaking awesome.
 
2012-08-05 10:27:50 PM
I'm American and I want Maroney to lose now just to make gymnastics make NBC cry.

(I did not catch the final and do not know how this turns out.)
 
2012-08-05 10:28:17 PM
YouSirAreAMaroon: Maroney looks like a total biatch. I think it's her nose.

she turns it up at everybody
 
2012-08-05 10:28:18 PM

TheManofPA: Gosling: bextraordinary: This woman looks bloody ancient next to all the prepubescent girls. Mad props to her - still competitive at 37. Amazing.

And remember: these are the kinds of people NBC seems to love ignoring in favor of fluff pieces on more Americans. You got 203 other nations competing. Some of them have cool stories too.

Speaking of which, they aired the Blade Runner piece but I had to go upstairs. Did they air his semifinal heat?


No, they didn't air it, and it's not looking likely to get air time tonight. All they've done was mention he raced again today.
 
2012-08-05 10:29:47 PM

tudorgurl: Gosling: bextraordinary: This woman looks bloody ancient next to all the prepubescent girls. Mad props to her - still competitive at 37. Amazing.

And remember: these are the kinds of people NBC seems to love ignoring in favor of fluff pieces on more Americans. You got 203 other nations competing. Some of them have cool stories too.

The story on Olga Korbut this morning was freaking awesome.


The part where her teammate broke the bars was great.

Looking back, I'm surprised those girls didn't burst ovaries or something hammering their midsections into the lower bar like that.
 
2012-08-05 10:30:09 PM

TheManofPA: Speaking of which, they aired the Blade Runner piece but I had to go upstairs. Did they air his semifinal heat?


I huffed off to get dinner after the James Bond piece. I would have to think they did by now, though. But I did see the feed.

Big hop from Maroney.
 
2012-08-05 10:30:30 PM
Ballgame, Thanks for coming ladies....
 
2012-08-05 10:30:39 PM
that was considerably more height than any of the other girls
 
2012-08-05 10:31:01 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: Maroney looks like a total biatch. I think it's her nose.


And her voice. It drips with "you are so not invited".
 
2012-08-05 10:31:30 PM

msupf: TheManofPA: Gosling: bextraordinary: This woman looks bloody ancient next to all the prepubescent girls. Mad props to her - still competitive at 37. Amazing.

And remember: these are the kinds of people NBC seems to love ignoring in favor of fluff pieces on more Americans. You got 203 other nations competing. Some of them have cool stories too.

Speaking of which, they aired the Blade Runner piece but I had to go upstairs. Did they air his semifinal heat?

No, they didn't air it, and it's not looking likely to get air time tonight. All they've done was mention he raced again today.


I think they'll do it after the mens 100 and womens 400 final well into the 11:00 hour. But you could be right.
 
2012-08-05 10:31:38 PM
Assplant
 
2012-08-05 10:31:39 PM
AND GYMNASTICS WILL MAKE NBC CRY!
 
2012-08-05 10:31:44 PM
Did someone grease the vault tonight?
 
2012-08-05 10:31:45 PM
NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT!
 
2012-08-05 10:31:54 PM
oops
 
2012-08-05 10:31:55 PM

msupf: The part where her teammate broke the bars was great.

Looking back, I'm surprised those girls didn't burst ovaries or something hammering their midsections into the lower bar like that.


No kidding. I was grasping my uterus every time they flipped on those bars. Great story.

Now why on earth didn't they air the Blade Runner's event today? WTF, NBC? SRSLY!?
 
2012-08-05 10:31:58 PM
They have no idea wtf to say right now, hah. You morons.
 
2012-08-05 10:32:04 PM
If there's anything more nourishing than the tears of a pseudo-sexualized teenage girl, I don't know what it is.
 
2012-08-05 10:32:18 PM
Queue the 'to catch a predator' "have a a seat right over there" meme for that landing.
 
2012-08-05 10:32:35 PM
Gotta love that shot of Maroney about to burst into tears and a cameraman right there point-blank in her face snapping away.
 
2012-08-05 10:33:07 PM
Chick with the tablet gets the hilariously cold award.
 
2012-08-05 10:33:22 PM
and still has the lead. gymnastics, you crazy
 
2012-08-05 10:33:30 PM

12349876: msupf: TheManofPA: Gosling: bextraordinary: This woman looks bloody ancient next to all the prepubescent girls. Mad props to her - still competitive at 37. Amazing.

And remember: these are the kinds of people NBC seems to love ignoring in favor of fluff pieces on more Americans. You got 203 other nations competing. Some of them have cool stories too.

Speaking of which, they aired the Blade Runner piece but I had to go upstairs. Did they air his semifinal heat?

No, they didn't air it, and it's not looking likely to get air time tonight. All they've done was mention he raced again today.

I think they'll do it after the mens 100 and womens 400 final well into the 11:00 hour. But you could be right.


I saw it live and I'd say that if you didn't watch it, check out the post-race. I thought what happened after the race was pretty cool. If they end up not airing it, that would be what I'd recommend.
 
2012-08-05 10:33:37 PM

Sergio_Van_Lukenstein: NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT!


Only because she's not wearing the American flag as she sails through the air.

WHAR'S YER FLAG, MARONEY?
 
2012-08-05 10:34:45 PM
Can someone tell me why that one girl got zero points for landing on her ass, but all the others just had points deducted for doing the same thing
 
2012-08-05 10:35:12 PM
So... land on your butt and win at least a silver, then.
 
2012-08-05 10:35:42 PM
Dammit, Obama! Why did you have to say that in a way that could be easily taken out of context to make you look bad?!
 
2012-08-05 10:35:46 PM
That's what she gets for not letting the fat girl sit at her lunch table.
 
2012-08-05 10:35:58 PM

silgryphon: Can someone tell me why that one girl got zero points for landing on her ass, but all the others just had points deducted for doing the same thing


Well I think that one girl landed on her face.
 
2012-08-05 10:36:02 PM

silgryphon: Can someone tell me why that one girl got zero points for landing on her ass, but all the others just had points deducted for doing the same thing


They said she didn't land with her feet first.
 
2012-08-05 10:36:25 PM

tudorgurl: msupf: The part where her teammate broke the bars was great.

Looking back, I'm surprised those girls didn't burst ovaries or something hammering their midsections into the lower bar like that.

No kidding. I was grasping my uterus every time they flipped on those bars. Great story.

Now why on earth didn't they air the Blade Runner's event today? WTF, NBC? SRSLY!?


Why were they airing team events that aren't anywhere near setting up medal rounds instead of field events?

NBC is dumb, but the lady still makes me watch it instead of streaming the bbc come evening time.
 
2012-08-05 10:36:27 PM

silgryphon: Can someone tell me why that one girl got zero points for landing on her ass, but all the others just had points deducted for doing the same thing


Because the first girl landed on her face. That's worse than landing on your ass
 
2012-08-05 10:36:37 PM

silgryphon: Can someone tell me why that one girl got zero points for landing on her ass, but all the others just had points deducted for doing the same thing


The one's that got points all had their feet hit first. If your feet hit first you get points, if you don't land on your feet first you get a big fat 0.
 
2012-08-05 10:36:54 PM
I now have new found respect for Usain Bolt short video
 
2012-08-05 10:37:12 PM
i can feel the tears coming
 
2012-08-05 10:37:21 PM
I dated a girl that looked a lot like that vaulter wearing black and white. Good times.
 
2012-08-05 10:37:29 PM
Oh my god, stop sucking her diiiiick.
 
2012-08-05 10:38:18 PM
She landed on her feet. Maroney landed on her ass. I don't see how Romania doesn't win this.
 
2012-08-05 10:38:24 PM

Earguy: I dated a girl that looked a lot like that vaulter wearing black and white. Good times.


That Romanian is pretty hot. She deserves the gold based on that alone.
 
2012-08-05 10:39:07 PM
Be happy you got a silver biatch
 
2012-08-05 10:39:25 PM
I love the shot of her teammates with one briefly grimacing and turning back to her iPad. Aly I think. I can't tell them apart. That team seems to have a lot of barely concealed hatred for each other.
 
2012-08-05 10:39:26 PM
wow...what a biatch. way to be classy, there, Maroney. Sheesh.
 
2012-08-05 10:39:48 PM

silgryphon: Be happy you got a silver biatch


She looks pissed and utterly disappoint.
 
2012-08-05 10:39:54 PM
Wow, was that the biggest Fark You hug anyone has ever seen?
 
2012-08-05 10:40:14 PM
And once again, NBC manages to get happy winner and sad loser in the same frame. And fark you NBC for making it seem like silver is loser, and they totally ignore bronze.
 
2012-08-05 10:40:19 PM

tudorgurl: wow...what a biatch. way to be classy, there, Maroney. Sheesh.


Russian girl comes over to give a kissy hug ---- DENIED
 
2012-08-05 10:40:26 PM
GO ON AN EATING BINGE!!!
 
2012-08-05 10:40:47 PM
Oh, stop it, NBC. She got silver. She lost gold because she fell on her butt. That's sports. You don't have to start immediately devaluing the gold by claiming who's REALLY the champ no matter what the medals see. Izbasa won the gold. Maroney didn't. Deal with it.
 
2012-08-05 10:40:52 PM
Show a little grace, for pete's sake.
 
2012-08-05 10:40:55 PM

Mmmrky: I love the shot of her teammates with one briefly grimacing and turning back to her iPad. Aly I think. I can't tell them apart. That team seems to have a lot of barely concealed hatred for each other.


They always hate each other. Every. Single. Year.
 
2012-08-05 10:40:58 PM
You fell on your arse, be happy you have a silver. She'll be back in 4 yrs.
 
2012-08-05 10:41:09 PM

ultraholland: GO ON AN EATING BINGE!!!


Then cut yourself in the closet?
 
2012-08-05 10:41:16 PM

ultraholland: GO ON AN EATING BINGE!!!


Then vomit it up 10 minutes later.
 
2012-08-05 10:41:35 PM
Man vs. Machine coming up
 
2012-08-05 10:42:32 PM
I've got to hand it to her, going with the "I'm going to murder everyone here" death stare instead of bursting into tears. Color me impressed/scared
 
2012-08-05 10:42:43 PM
To quote mrs. robertus: "Dear Announcers, If medals were awarded to the people we knew were the best, then there would be no point to having the actual Olympics competition. It would just be a bunch of medal ceremonies. This is why sports are interesting."
 
2012-08-05 10:42:55 PM

wspguy: Mmmrky: I love the shot of her teammates with one briefly grimacing and turning back to her iPad. Aly I think. I can't tell them apart. That team seems to have a lot of barely concealed hatred for each other.

They always hate each other. Every. Single. Year.


Can you imagine having to mug and be smiley as a team but knowing that you are each others' biggest competition? And they're all high school girls, ffs. High school's snarky enough without putting Olympic gold into the mix.
 
2012-08-05 10:43:01 PM
Earguy: I dated a girl that looked a lot like that vaulter wearing black and white. Good times.

I dated a gal who looked like Maroney with a more normal nose. Completely insane, though.
 
2012-08-05 10:43:08 PM

Bubblegum Tate: I've got to hand it to her, going with the "I'm going to murder everyone here" death stare instead of bursting into tears. Color me impressed/scared


Dammit! I almost choked on my peach because of that! LOLz
 
2012-08-05 10:43:25 PM

wspguy: Mmmrky: I love the shot of her teammates with one briefly grimacing and turning back to her iPad. Aly I think. I can't tell them apart. That team seems to have a lot of barely concealed hatred for each other.

They always hate each other. Every. Single. Year.


In the Olga Korbut piece this morning, the '72 team (and their coaches) hated her because she had some other coach that taught her to play to please the crowd instead of the judges. It just wasn't done that way. Ultimately, Olga helped the russkies win lots of gold, and they came around, but yeah, even back then, her own teammates hated her.
 
2012-08-05 10:43:47 PM
Knowing the results beforehand, I couldn't help but chuckle at all the video packages and hype NBC and the broadcasters were throwing her way tonight.
 
2012-08-05 10:43:52 PM

bextraordinary: High school's snarky enough without putting Olympic gold into the mix.


Ain't that the motherfrackin' truth.

/high school teacher
 
2012-08-05 10:44:06 PM
there their theyre: Then vomit it up 10 minutes later.

they all travel with their favorite honk-bags
 
2012-08-05 10:44:28 PM
This revolution show has one stupid premise.
 
2012-08-05 10:44:31 PM

PaulieattheTap: You fell on your arse, be happy you have a silver. She'll be back in 4 yrs.


No she won't. It's an extreme aberration to make it to more than one Olympics as a female gymnast for the US team.
 
2012-08-05 10:44:32 PM
I'm going to "THIS" everyone's comments about NBC and the silver medal. Then I'll say Hornswoggle moved from floor to vault.
 
2012-08-05 10:44:51 PM
DUDE! IT'S...

*cue superhero music*

THE BLADE RUNNER!!!!!
 
2012-08-05 10:45:23 PM
Roboguy
 
2012-08-05 10:45:43 PM

bextraordinary: wspguy: Mmmrky: I love the shot of her teammates with one briefly grimacing and turning back to her iPad. Aly I think. I can't tell them apart. That team seems to have a lot of barely concealed hatred for each other.

They always hate each other. Every. Single. Year.

Can you imagine having to mug and be smiley as a team but knowing that you are each others' biggest competition? And they're all high school girls, ffs. High school's snarky enough without putting Olympic gold into the mix.


Right - that's what I meant. They are each others' competition pretty much every day of their lives. And then that is all supposed to go away for two weeks every four years? I don't think so...
 
2012-08-05 10:46:11 PM
there's a turtle laying on its back on the track
 
2012-08-05 10:47:00 PM
Sweet. Oscar "Cheetah Legs"! Go Oscar!
 
2012-08-05 10:47:27 PM
RUN, PISTORIUS, RUN!
 
2012-08-05 10:47:34 PM

fruitloop: I'm going to "THIS" everyone's comments about NBC and the silver medal. Then I'll say Hornswoggle moved from floor to vault.


1.bp.blogspot.com
"And I'll trip ya pommel horse dismount, too!"
 
2012-08-05 10:48:16 PM
I'M A MONSTER!
 
2012-08-05 10:48:30 PM

wspguy: bextraordinary: wspguy: Mmmrky: I love the shot of her teammates with one briefly grimacing and turning back to her iPad. Aly I think. I can't tell them apart. That team seems to have a lot of barely concealed hatred for each other.

They always hate each other. Every. Single. Year.

Can you imagine having to mug and be smiley as a team but knowing that you are each others' biggest competition? And they're all high school girls, ffs. High school's snarky enough without putting Olympic gold into the mix.

Right - that's what I meant. They are each others' competition pretty much every day of their lives. And then that is all supposed to go away for two weeks every four years? I don't think so...


Hell, even in the team competition, they're competing against each other to get the top 2 team spots.

They should do the individual events first before the team event. Probably everyone would be a lot happier and supportive.
 
2012-08-05 10:48:58 PM
Well, hey. Double amputee makes an able-bodied Olympic semifinal. That's a hell of a thing.
 
2012-08-05 10:49:13 PM

wspguy: bextraordinary: wspguy: Mmmrky: I love the shot of her teammates with one briefly grimacing and turning back to her iPad. Aly I think. I can't tell them apart. That team seems to have a lot of barely concealed hatred for each other.

They always hate each other. Every. Single. Year.

Can you imagine having to mug and be smiley as a team but knowing that you are each others' biggest competition? And they're all high school girls, ffs. High school's snarky enough without putting Olympic gold into the mix.

Right - that's what I meant. They are each others' competition pretty much every day of their lives. And then that is all supposed to go away for two weeks every four years? I don't think so...


Oh I get all that. I love NBC's efforts to portray them as a united and supportive team. It just isn't there.

And if I were a 16 yr old female olympic gymnast (I'm not) I would hate my teammates too.
 
2012-08-05 10:49:18 PM
Has someone asked Oscar about the turtle crossing the desert yet?

A nice attempt and I do like the switching of names at the end. Now he will OWN the para games.
 
2012-08-05 10:49:44 PM
I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work... ESPECIALLY one that lasts for 15+ years. Every single power grid would have to be connected to every other one, so a major fault would have a chance of causing a chain reaction (but this was already shown to be possible to stop by having differently configured cutoffs, as seen in the NorthEast blackout of 2003). In addition, whatever happened would have to take out every single power plant, everywhere - coal, gas nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. And that doesn't even cover the other logical problems with this premise.

This isn't poor science for a TV show concept, it's not even pure fantasy - it's like the plot of a "story" by some 4-year-old.
 
2012-08-05 10:49:53 PM
What an amazing man. Well done, Mr. Pistorius. Well done.
 
2012-08-05 10:49:55 PM

ultraholland: there's a turtle laying on its back on the track


Son of a biatch, second thing after my last refresh.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-08-05 10:50:15 PM
The only way to test these blade feet is to cut off Bolt's legs, give him the blade runner legs, and see if he beats his score.
 
2012-08-05 10:50:16 PM

TheManofPA: I do like the switching of names at the end


Very classy.
 
2012-08-05 10:50:35 PM
That sucks. I was really hoping he could make it to the final. I wonder if he could have done it in 2008 if he weren't blocked then.

Good show by James, and the crowd.
 
2012-08-05 10:50:38 PM

Joe_diGriz: I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work... ESPECIALLY one that lasts for 15+ years. Every single power grid would have to be connected to every other one, so a major fault would have a chance of causing a chain reaction (but this was already shown to be possible to stop by having differently configured cutoffs, as seen in the NorthEast blackout of 2003). In addition, whatever happened would have to take out every single power plant, everywhere - coal, gas nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. And that doesn't even cover the other logical problems with this premise.

This isn't poor science for a TV show concept, it's not even pure fantasy - it's like the plot of a "story" by some 4-year-old.


I think it just looks stupid. Like "The Hunger Games", but dumbed down for morons.
 
2012-08-05 10:50:56 PM
Was the HOF game even broadcasted?
 
2012-08-05 10:50:58 PM

Joe_diGriz: I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work... ESPECIALLY one that lasts for 15+ years. Every single power grid would have to be connected to every other one, so a major fault would have a chance of causing a chain reaction (but this was already shown to be possible to stop by having differently configured cutoffs, as seen in the NorthEast blackout of 2003). In addition, whatever happened would have to take out every single power plant, everywhere - coal, gas nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. And that doesn't even cover the other logical problems with this premise.

This isn't poor science for a TV show concept, it's not even pure fantasy - it's like the plot of a "story" by some 4-year-old.


I want to know why no one has a gun. Yeah, you can say 15 years, but I would think that someone saved up a stockpile just in case.
 
2012-08-05 10:51:28 PM

hostJP: TheManofPA: I do like the switching of names at the end

Very classy.


Pay attention, Maroney. That's how it's done.
 
2012-08-05 10:51:37 PM

ultraholland: there's a turtle laying on its back on the track


I don't get it
 
2012-08-05 10:51:58 PM

Kenny B: Was the HOF game even broadcasted?


NFL Network. I was mad in the other thread because I can actually see the fireworks from my house (5 min away) but I can't even get the game on a local station because of the TWC-NFL Network fight.
 
2012-08-05 10:52:07 PM

Joe_diGriz: I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work... ESPECIALLY one that lasts for 15+ years. Every single power grid would have to be connected to every other one, so a major fault would have a chance of causing a chain reaction (but this was already shown to be possible to stop by having differently configured cutoffs, as seen in the NorthEast blackout of 2003). In addition, whatever happened would have to take out every single power plant, everywhere - coal, gas nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. And that doesn't even cover the other logical problems with this premise.

This isn't poor science for a TV show concept, it's not even pure fantasy - it's like the plot of a "story" by some 4-year-old.


Apparently a magic amulet is involved.

I wish I was kidding.
 
2012-08-05 10:52:56 PM
Is that ragu commercial about a fat kid walking in on his parents having sex?
 
2012-08-05 10:52:58 PM
Walk in on your parents? Enjoy some RAGU!
 
2012-08-05 10:53:07 PM
Oh my god, that Ragu ad
 
2012-08-05 10:53:10 PM

ThisIsNotSubtle: Joe_diGriz: I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work... ESPECIALLY one that lasts for 15+ years. Every single power grid would have to be connected to every other one, so a major fault would have a chance of causing a chain reaction (but this was already shown to be possible to stop by having differently configured cutoffs, as seen in the NorthEast blackout of 2003). In addition, whatever happened would have to take out every single power plant, everywhere - coal, gas nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. And that doesn't even cover the other logical problems with this premise.

This isn't poor science for a TV show concept, it's not even pure fantasy - it's like the plot of a "story" by some 4-year-old.

Apparently a magic amulet is involved.

I wish I was kidding.


So.... a wizard did it?
 
2012-08-05 10:53:23 PM
That may be the greatest commercial ever. I don't care that it has nothing to do with pasta sauce.
 
2012-08-05 10:53:54 PM

TheManofPA: I want to know why no one has a gun.


And why do they not have their towel????
 
2012-08-05 10:53:59 PM

there their theyre: Is that ragu commercial about a fat kid walking in on his parents having sex?


They're attempting (successfully!) to distract us from the suck that is Revolution.
 
2012-08-05 10:53:59 PM

ThisIsNotSubtle: Apparently a magic amulet is involved.


...
...
...

Wait, wat?
 
2012-08-05 10:54:13 PM
WTF?

was that just a commercial about a kid walking in on his parents having sex and then making Ragu and pasta to recover?

I don't even...
 
2012-08-05 10:54:33 PM

Joe_diGriz: I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work... ESPECIALLY one that lasts for 15+ years. Every single power grid would have to be connected to every other one, so a major fault would have a chance of causing a chain reaction (but this was already shown to be possible to stop by having differently configured cutoffs, as seen in the NorthEast blackout of 2003). In addition, whatever happened would have to take out every single power plant, everywhere - coal, gas nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. And that doesn't even cover the other logical problems with this premise.

This isn't poor science for a TV show concept, it's not even pure fantasy - it's like the plot of a "story" by some 4-year-old.


It's a crap premise. They also pretend that chemical energy is unusable except for fire for lighting, heat, and cooking by the looks of things.

Steam engines? Guns? Oil/gas? FARK that, it disappears mysteriously after 15 years as well.
 
2012-08-05 10:54:36 PM
I didn't know Ludacris was running in the Olympics!
 
2012-08-05 10:55:07 PM
12349876: Walk in on your parents? Enjoy some RAGU!

this is great considering "ragu" means "sauce"
 
2012-08-05 10:55:08 PM

Joe_diGriz: I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work... ESPECIALLY one that lasts for 15+ years. Every single power grid would have to be connected to every other one, so a major fault would have a chance of causing a chain reaction (but this was already shown to be possible to stop by having differently configured cutoffs, as seen in the NorthEast blackout of 2003). In addition, whatever happened would have to take out every single power plant, everywhere - coal, gas nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. And that doesn't even cover the other logical problems with this premise.

This isn't poor science for a TV show concept, it's not even pure fantasy - it's like the plot of a "story" by some 4-year-old.


You give the show too much credit. Not only is it a global blackout, electricity has stopped being a thing altogether. No generators, cars, etc.
 
2012-08-05 10:55:20 PM

Joe_diGriz: I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work...


I'm willing to give it a chance. I'm thinking that the whole show is based on a Popular Science article that wondered what would happen if people suddenly disappeared from the earth, how all the man-made stuff would decay and disappear, what the cities would look like in a few years or more.

It's obvious that it's another attempt to be "the next LOST". So, it probably won't work, but I'll give the first ep or two a chance.
 
2012-08-05 10:55:25 PM

PaulieattheTap: TheManofPA: I want to know why no one has a gun.

And why do they not have their towel????


Some people are still waiting for their Guinness towel.
 
2012-08-05 10:55:26 PM

PaulieattheTap: TheManofPA: I want to know why no one has a gun.

And why do they not have their towel????


That's easy.

They panicked.
 
2012-08-05 10:55:33 PM

TheManofPA: Kenny B: Was the HOF game even broadcasted?

NFL Network. I was mad in the other thread because I can actually see the fireworks from my house (5 min away) but I can't even get the game on a local station because of the TWC-NFL Network fight.


There was a football game today?

Huh.

Well, back to the 400 meters.
 
2012-08-05 10:56:02 PM

Tax Boy: ThisIsNotSubtle: Joe_diGriz: I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work... ESPECIALLY one that lasts for 15+ years. Every single power grid would have to be connected to every other one, so a major fault would have a chance of causing a chain reaction (but this was already shown to be possible to stop by having differently configured cutoffs, as seen in the NorthEast blackout of 2003). In addition, whatever happened would have to take out every single power plant, everywhere - coal, gas nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. And that doesn't even cover the other logical problems with this premise.

This isn't poor science for a TV show concept, it's not even pure fantasy - it's like the plot of a "story" by some 4-year-old.

Apparently a magic amulet is involved.

I wish I was kidding.

So.... a wizard did it?


www.recaption.com
 
2012-08-05 10:56:10 PM

Joe_diGriz: ThisIsNotSubtle: Apparently a magic amulet is involved.

...
...
...

Wait, wat?


I've already told you.
 
2012-08-05 10:56:12 PM

TheManofPA: PaulieattheTap: TheManofPA: I want to know why no one has a gun.

And why do they not have their towel????

That's easy.

They panicked.


YOU WIN! *thumbs up*
 
2012-08-05 10:56:20 PM

wspguy: WTF?

was that just a commercial about a kid walking in on his parents having sex and then making Ragu and pasta to recover?

I don't even...


I would think that Chick Fil A would be required for that ...
 
2012-08-05 10:56:27 PM

Earguy: Joe_diGriz: I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work...

I'm willing to give it a chance. I'm thinking that the whole show is based on a Popular Science article that wondered what would happen if people suddenly disappeared from the earth, how all the man-made stuff would decay and disappear, what the cities would look like in a few years or more.

It's obvious that it's another attempt to be "the next LOST". So, it probably won't work, but I'll give the first ep or two a chance.


I wonder more if that Last Resort show might not be the good one in the end.
 
2012-08-05 10:56:37 PM

TheManofPA: Kenny B: Was the HOF game even broadcasted?

NFL Network. I was mad in the other thread because I can actually see the fireworks from my house (5 min away) but I can't even get the game on a local station because of the TWC-NFL Network fight.


Just found it. 9 min left in the 4th. I'd tell you who's winning but no spoilers.
 
2012-08-05 10:56:41 PM
That Ragu commercial is still killing me. I'm trying to imagine that pitch meeting.
 
2012-08-05 10:56:58 PM

fruitloop: Pay attention, Maroney. That's how it's done.


Different age, different maturity--plus, there's a very pronounced difference in the empathy and support of the objective event athletes and the subjective event athletes.
 
2012-08-05 10:57:02 PM

TheManofPA: Joe_diGriz: I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work... ESPECIALLY one that lasts for 15+ years. Every single power grid would have to be connected to every other one, so a major fault would have a chance of causing a chain reaction (but this was already shown to be possible to stop by having differently configured cutoffs, as seen in the NorthEast blackout of 2003). In addition, whatever happened would have to take out every single power plant, everywhere - coal, gas nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. And that doesn't even cover the other logical problems with this premise.

This isn't poor science for a TV show concept, it's not even pure fantasy - it's like the plot of a "story" by some 4-year-old.

I want to know why no one has a gun. Yeah, you can say 15 years, but I would think that someone saved up a stockpile just in case.


Psh, you kidding, people make their own ammo all the time, wouldn't be hard to maintain and keep guns for 15 years. It's like little crap like smithing of any sort is completely forgotten in the show.
 
2012-08-05 10:57:03 PM

msupf: Joe_diGriz: I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work... ESPECIALLY one that lasts for 15+ years. Every single power grid would have to be connected to every other one, so a major fault would have a chance of causing a chain reaction (but this was already shown to be possible to stop by having differently configured cutoffs, as seen in the NorthEast blackout of 2003). In addition, whatever happened would have to take out every single power plant, everywhere - coal, gas nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. And that doesn't even cover the other logical problems with this premise.

This isn't poor science for a TV show concept, it's not even pure fantasy - it's like the plot of a "story" by some 4-year-old.

It's a crap premise. They also pretend that chemical energy is unusable except for fire for lighting, heat, and cooking by the looks of things.

Steam engines? Guns? Oil/gas? FARK that, it disappears mysteriously after 15 years as well.


upload.wikimedia.org

Yes concept is stupid, but if they can make a decent story, I won't care.
 
2012-08-05 10:57:21 PM

ThisIsNotSubtle: This isn't poor science for a TV show concept, it's not even pure fantasy - it's like the plot of a "story" by some 4-year-old.

Apparently a magic amulet is involved.

I wish I was kidding.



Oh, crap, really? They really are trying to be the next LOST.
 
2012-08-05 10:57:35 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: You give the show too much credit. Not only is it a global blackout, electricity has stopped being a thing altogether. No generators, cars, etc.


This definitely sounds like an NBC idea for a show.
 
2012-08-05 10:58:00 PM

Mmmrky: That Ragu commercial is still killing me. I'm trying to imagine that pitch meeting.


Ok, so picture this: a kid walks in on his parents in the sex swing. Stay with me now...Mom makes him spaghetti using Ragu to make it up to him.

IT'S GOLD, JERRY! GOLD!
 
2012-08-05 10:58:23 PM
Replay the Sanya Richards Ross in slow motion, STAT!
 
2012-08-05 10:59:23 PM

there their theyre: ultraholland: there's a turtle laying on its back on the track

I don't get it


It's a Blade Runner reference. The turtle story is told to possible replicants to gauge their emotional reaction.
 
2012-08-05 11:00:07 PM

tudorgurl: Mmmrky: That Ragu commercial is still killing me. I'm trying to imagine that pitch meeting.

Ok, so picture this: a kid walks in on his parents in the sex swing. Stay with me now...Mom makes him spaghetti using Ragu to make it up to him.

IT'S GOLD, JERRY! GOLD!


It's the song played over pouring and stirring Ragu that really hit home for me. Moving stuff.
 
2012-08-05 11:00:23 PM
So people will go to McDonald's and order four things off the "under 400" menu, and walk out having consumed about 1500 calories for a single meal...and feel good about eating healthy.
 
2012-08-05 11:00:39 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: Joe_diGriz: I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work... ESPECIALLY one that lasts for 15+ years. Every single power grid would have to be connected to every other one, so a major fault would have a chance of causing a chain reaction (but this was already shown to be possible to stop by having differently configured cutoffs, as seen in the NorthEast blackout of 2003). In addition, whatever happened would have to take out every single power plant, everywhere - coal, gas nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. And that doesn't even cover the other logical problems with this premise.

This isn't poor science for a TV show concept, it's not even pure fantasy - it's like the plot of a "story" by some 4-year-old.

You give the show too much credit. Not only is it a global blackout, electricity has stopped being a thing altogether. No generators, cars, etc.


Which is even dumber, because most life on earth would cease to exist as well at that point. Electrical impulses helping run pretty much everything in a body and all.
 
2012-08-05 11:00:47 PM
So wait, they're on a global electrical blackout... don't guns not require electricity? I think they just pretty much made every mechanical object where you can't clearly see all the parts stop working.

I mean my God, even blunderbusses are firearms.
 
2012-08-05 11:01:08 PM

fruitloop: PaulieattheTap: TheManofPA: I want to know why no one has a gun.

And why do they not have their towel????

Some people are still waiting for their Guinness towel.


You ever got one? I would write them a letter. I also have a Tullamore Dew towel.

TheManofPA: They panicked.


If you have your towel; You won't PANIC.
 
2012-08-05 11:01:50 PM

Earguy: So people will go to McDonald's and order four things off the "under 400" menu, and walk out having consumed about 1500 calories for a single meal...and feel good about eating healthy.


Hard part too is how fact the 400 menu is? Does that mean a McChicken or does that mean "A McChicken with no mayo" or just the chicken patty wrapped in lettuce?
 
2012-08-05 11:02:26 PM
that one lady went full glitter-tyson. never go full glitter-tyson
 
2012-08-05 11:02:40 PM

Earguy: Replay the Sanya Richards Ross in slow motion, STAT!


I adore her weave. It's so pretty!
 
2012-08-05 11:02:53 PM

TheManofPA: Earguy: So people will go to McDonald's and order four things off the "under 400" menu, and walk out having consumed about 1500 calories for a single meal...and feel good about eating healthy.

Hard part too is how fact the 400 menu is? Does that mean a McChicken or does that mean "A McChicken with no mayo" or just the chicken patty wrapped in lettuce?


Probably just the lettuce. It is McDonald's after all
 
2012-08-05 11:02:55 PM

tudorgurl: YOU WIN! *thumbs up*


tudorgurl: TheManofPA: PaulieattheTap: TheManofPA: I want to know why no one has a gun.

And why do they not have their towel????

That's easy.

They panicked.

YOU WIN! *thumbs up*


Who wins???
 
2012-08-05 11:03:47 PM
Dem abs. They're not Ennis abs, but good lord.
 
2012-08-05 11:03:48 PM

PaulieattheTap: tudorgurl: YOU WIN! *thumbs up*

tudorgurl: TheManofPA: PaulieattheTap: TheManofPA: I want to know why no one has a gun.

And why do they not have their towel????

That's easy.

They panicked.

YOU WIN! *thumbs up*

Who wins???


Um...you?
 
2012-08-05 11:04:03 PM

Gosling: So wait, they're on a global electrical blackout... don't guns not require electricity? I think they just pretty much made every mechanical object where you can't clearly see all the parts stop working.

I mean my God, even blunderbusses are firearms.


This is the problem many of us have with the series. Chemical energy obviously still works in the commercials, but no one ha guns, no one is using steam power to do anything, etc. etc.
 
2012-08-05 11:04:03 PM

msupf: YouSirAreAMaroon: Joe_diGriz: I'm still trying to figure out how the heck a "global blackout" would work... ESPECIALLY one that lasts for 15+ years. Every single power grid would have to be connected to every other one, so a major fault would have a chance of causing a chain reaction (but this was already shown to be possible to stop by having differently configured cutoffs, as seen in the NorthEast blackout of 2003). In addition, whatever happened would have to take out every single power plant, everywhere - coal, gas nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. And that doesn't even cover the other logical problems with this premise.

This isn't poor science for a TV show concept, it's not even pure fantasy - it's like the plot of a "story" by some 4-year-old.

You give the show too much credit. Not only is it a global blackout, electricity has stopped being a thing altogether. No generators, cars, etc.

Which is even dumber, because most life on earth would cease to exist as well at that point. Electrical impulses helping run pretty much everything in a body and all.


Is lightning still a thing? The world would be a much darker place (sorry) without lightning.

What about electric eels? Seems like they are getting the short end of the stick.
 
2012-08-05 11:04:51 PM

msupf: Which is even dumber, because most life on earth would cease to exist as well at that point. Electrical impulses helping run pretty much everything in a body and all.


Someone should make that show.

'There's a global electrical blackout and everyone on Earth is dead. ...the end. What's on our midseason schedule?'
 
2012-08-05 11:04:57 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOO! GO WEAVERELLA!
 
2012-08-05 11:05:17 PM
Mom! Hey Mom!

Parents in bed, but it's just eight o'clock
That's why they taught you you should always knock
He needs Ragu 'cause growin' up's tough
Give him Ragu 'cause he's been through enough

A long day of childhood calls for America's favorite pasta sauce
 
2012-08-05 11:05:19 PM
So Revolution is a complete ripoff of S.M. Stirling's "Dies the Fire" series, but without the logic, style, and grit.

Good to know.

In the Stirling books, the change is thought to have been deliberately caused by godlike external forces, but it's very much (as far as I've read) behind the curtain and unknown. The books are about how society reverts, not the Scifi plot necessity.

/Not as good as his Draka stuff though.
//Or the General series.
 
2012-08-05 11:05:34 PM
Hey NBC, the 100m is the biggest event of the evening, how about showing it at a time when your audience is still awake?
 
2012-08-05 11:05:39 PM

TeamEd: Mom! Hey Mom!

Parents in bed, but it's just eight o'clock
That's why they taught you you should always knock
He needs Ragu 'cause growin' up's tough
Give him Ragu 'cause he's been through enough

A long day of childhood calls for America's favorite pasta sauce


*snort*
 
2012-08-05 11:05:46 PM
Way to go Sandra! Have my babies!
 
2012-08-05 11:06:16 PM
Speaking of hemoepathic tape and titanium necklaces, next time everyone will wear the body suit with the separate sleeves.
 
2012-08-05 11:06:19 PM
I still hate nbc

/oh, those turtles on your porch . . . .
//they are still searching
 
2012-08-05 11:06:30 PM
Sanya, whatever.
 
2012-08-05 11:08:11 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: Sanya, whatever.


For some reason I was reminded of a football game I was watching, and picked out five players named Antoine, yet each of them spelled it differently. Including two that had apostrophes in there.
 
2012-08-05 11:08:12 PM
Santa is a rather attractive black woman
 
2012-08-05 11:09:30 PM

Earguy: Speaking of hemoepathic tape and titanium necklaces, next time everyone will wear the body suit with the separate sleeves.


Honestly, I'm surprised the women haven't started wearing caps to run in, for aerodynamics. That weave has to add some appreciable drag over 400 meters.
 
2012-08-05 11:09:36 PM

Ever seen anyone so pissed to win a silver medal before?

img.photobucket.com

 
2012-08-05 11:09:46 PM

there their theyre: Santa is a rather attractive black woman


Amazing the difference a beard makes.
 
2012-08-05 11:10:26 PM

Jon H: I still hate nbc

/oh, those turtles on your porch . . . .
//they are still searching


NBC is finally ready to let you have it

AFTER THESE COMMERCIALS

/wizard?
 
2012-08-05 11:10:43 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: there their theyre: Santa is a rather attractive black woman

Amazing the difference a beard makes.


Wow, fail. I meant sanya, but my phone wanted Santa.
 
2012-08-05 11:10:59 PM

TheManofPA: NBC is finally ready to let you have it

AFTER THESE COMMERCIALS



Going to bed after the race.
 
2012-08-05 11:10:59 PM

there their theyre: Santa is a rather attractive black woman


What? My childhood was a lie! Time for some Ragu.
 
2012-08-05 11:11:42 PM
Hah! The volunteer staring at Bolt, all, 'Dat ass!'
 
2012-08-05 11:12:00 PM

fruitloop: there their theyre: Santa is a rather attractive black woman

What? My childhood was a lie! Time for some Ragu.


For some reason I thought someone should post a link to some Santa rule 34
 
2012-08-05 11:12:01 PM

Altitude5280: Ever seen anyone so pissed to win a silver medal before?


She looks like a biatch. Well, to be fair, silver is still losing.
 
2012-08-05 11:12:34 PM
GF on that Ragu ad: "Ragu wins. That ad is like when Shreddies came out with 'Diamond Shreddies.'"
 
2012-08-05 11:12:36 PM
Richard Thompson's dance just isn't as good as that hurdler's for some reason.
 
2012-08-05 11:12:44 PM
Why don't they use lane 1?
 
2012-08-05 11:12:49 PM

fruitloop: there their theyre: Santa is a rather attractive black woman

What? My childhood was a lie! Time for some Ragu.


I fully expect that chubby kid and the phrase 'time for some Ragu' to become a meme. Make it so
 
2012-08-05 11:12:51 PM

Altitude5280: Ever seen anyone so pissed to win a silver medal before? [img.photobucket.com image 533x800]


if she weren't 16, I'd definitely make some sort of comment about her hate-farking the shiat out of some olympic swimmer tonight
 
2012-08-05 11:13:03 PM
Geeze, knock it off, Cliche Guevara.
 
2012-08-05 11:13:17 PM
So I'm on the west coast but watched the 100 live many, many hours ago. Can I talk about the shocking winner yet?
 
2012-08-05 11:13:22 PM

fruitloop: there their theyre: Santa is a rather attractive black woman

What? My childhood was a lie! Time for some Ragu.


I'm laughing so hard. You win!
 
2012-08-05 11:14:09 PM

Altitude5280: Ever seen anyone so pissed to win a silver medal before? [img.photobucket.com image 533x800]


Hopefully, eventually she will become self-aware enough to say, 'you know, I fell on my ass, I was lucky to get a silver.'
 
2012-08-05 11:15:13 PM
Peace out, y'all! GO TYSON HOMOSEXUAL!
 
2012-08-05 11:16:06 PM
Geez. He had a bad start, and *STILL* managed to beat everyone.
 
2012-08-05 11:16:14 PM
And there goes Bolt. I'm pretty sure he ran his celebration 100 meters faster than any of us could ever hope to do.
 
2012-08-05 11:16:17 PM

Bubblegum Tate: I've got to hand it to her, going with the "I'm going to murder everyone here" death stare instead of bursting into tears. Color me impressed/scared


Maroney is a badass. Imagine if she had decided to do tae kwon do or something.

She seems like the kind of girl that has four rather unruly older brothers.
 
2012-08-05 11:16:22 PM
Good for him. Still an attention whore.
 
2012-08-05 11:16:59 PM
All the camera guys ducking down with Bolt! Hah!

I swear, he's too much fun to be legal.
 
2012-08-05 11:17:06 PM

msupf: fruitloop: there their theyre: Santa is a rather attractive black woman

What? My childhood was a lie! Time for some Ragu.

I fully expect that chubby kid and the phrase 'time for some Ragu' to become a meme. Make it so


i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-05 11:17:11 PM

Altitude5280: Ever seen anyone so pissed to win a silver medal before? [img.photobucket.com image 533x800]


I'd be kind of pissed if I had to wear a Members Only jacket in 2012.
 
2012-08-05 11:17:19 PM
So, given how fast people can run the 2 and 400 meters, has anyone tried putting any sort of banking on the turns? As much as people lean in those turns at times, would it be a help or hindrance?

Random whiskey induced thought.
 
2012-08-05 11:17:28 PM

Altitude5280: Ever seen anyone so pissed to win a silver medal before?


There was this one guy in Beijing. Ara Abrahamsen of Sweden won bronze in Greco-Roman wrestling. Refused it, threw it to the ground, walked out of the medal ceremony and everything. Later, he changed his mind and wanted it back.

That's when he found out that when you refuse your medal, you refuse it for keeps.
 
2012-08-05 11:17:31 PM

Joe_diGriz: Geez. He had a bad start, and *STILL* managed to beat everyone.


it's really a shame he got that dq at worlds. If he didn't have to worry about his starts, he could probably hit 9.5. Either way 9.63 is amazing
 
paj
2012-08-05 11:17:40 PM
That call needed more Gus Johnson.
 
2012-08-05 11:18:20 PM
Tax Boy

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2012-08-05 11:17:06 PM

msupf: fruitloop: there their theyre: Santa is a rather attractive black woman

What? My childhood was a lie! Time for some Ragu.

I fully expect that chubby kid and the phrase 'time for some Ragu' to become a meme. Make it so


"So that's where the penis goes!!!"
 
2012-08-05 11:18:43 PM
OK, guys, make us proud, I'm going to bed.
 
2012-08-05 11:18:46 PM
Abrahamian. Misspelled his name.
 
2012-08-05 11:18:56 PM

Altitude5280: Ever seen anyone so pissed to win a silver medal before? [img.photobucket.com image 533x800]


Poor snowflake. Did she make that same face when she didn't get a pony for her birthday?
 
2012-08-05 11:19:15 PM
img.photobucket.com
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-05 11:19:19 PM
Did NBC even air the women's 100?
 
2012-08-05 11:20:27 PM

usernameguy: Altitude5280: Ever seen anyone so pissed to win a silver medal before? [img.photobucket.com image 533x800]

I'd be kind of pissed if I had to wear a Members Only jacket in 2012.


This explains why I love those jackets so much. I will go in the corner with my 80's shame and have some Ragu.
 
2012-08-05 11:21:18 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: Did NBC even air the women's 100?


Last night
 
2012-08-05 11:21:44 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: Did NBC even air the women's 100?


Yes. Last night.
 
2012-08-05 11:22:42 PM
Woah, NBC actually reported on something. I didn't notice the bottle thing watching it live.
 
2012-08-05 11:23:59 PM

TheManofPA: Woah, NBC actually reported on something. I didn't notice the bottle thing watching it live.


Coming up -- a ten-minute retrospective on the bottle's brief olympic experience
 
2012-08-05 11:24:46 PM
It's so fluffeh!
 
2012-08-05 11:25:13 PM

TheManofPA: YouSirAreAMaroon: Did NBC even air the women's 100?

Last night


Somehow missed the final I guess.
 
2012-08-05 11:25:29 PM

Tax Boy: TheManofPA: Woah, NBC actually reported on something. I didn't notice the bottle thing watching it live.

Coming up -- a ten-minute retrospective on the bottle's brief olympic experience


And tomorrow a look into the bottle's journey to the games.
 
2012-08-05 11:25:35 PM

Tax Boy: TheManofPA: Woah, NBC actually reported on something. I didn't notice the bottle thing watching it live.

Coming up -- a ten-minute retrospective on the bottle's brief olympic experience


followed by a Ryan Seacrest interview with the thrower
 
2012-08-05 11:27:58 PM

Bubblegum Tate: Tax Boy: TheManofPA: Woah, NBC actually reported on something. I didn't notice the bottle thing watching it live.

Coming up -- a ten-minute retrospective on the bottle's brief olympic experience

followed by a Ryan Seacrest interview with the thrower


No no no. The bottle wasn't thrown by an American. Instead we will have another 30 minute interview with Michael Phelps.
 
2012-08-05 11:28:37 PM

Kenny B: Altitude5280: Ever seen anyone so pissed to win a silver medal before? [img.photobucket.com image 533x800]

Poor snowflake. Did she make that same face when she didn't get a pony for her birthday?


I get more of a driven super-biatch feel. A precious snowflake would cry all night and tell all her frenemies about how it was the judges fault.

Maroney is going to spend the night planning her next meet. Or possibly killing a dog.
 
2012-08-05 11:31:01 PM

Bubblegum Tate: Tax Boy: TheManofPA: Woah, NBC actually reported on something. I didn't notice the bottle thing watching it live.

Coming up -- a ten-minute retrospective on the bottle's brief olympic experience

followed by a Ryan Seacrest interview with the thrower


"Now what was in the bottle?"

"The bottle was empty."

"Well, why is that? Why do you think?"

"I drank the soda. There was soda in it."

*Cue dramatic music; re-enactment of a shadowy man drinking a soda.*

"...the soda was flat, though."

"Would...would you like some Ragu?"
 
2012-08-05 11:33:00 PM
there their theyre: Tax Boy: TheManofPA: Woah, NBC actually reported on something. I didn't notice the bottle thing watching it live.

Coming up -- a ten-minute retrospective on the bottle's brief olympic experience

And tomorrow a look into the bottle's journey to the games.


the bottle once had a brief relationship with the artist Sting
 
2012-08-05 11:33:04 PM

KushanMadman: I get more of a driven super-biatch feel. A precious snowflake would cry all night and tell all her frenemies about how it was the judges fault.

Maroney is going to spend the night planning her next meet. Or possibly killing a dog.


The men's swimming team needs to gird their loins tonight.
 
2012-08-05 11:33:43 PM

Quintessential_Cynic: Bubblegum Tate: Tax Boy: TheManofPA: Woah, NBC actually reported on something. I didn't notice the bottle thing watching it live.

Coming up -- a ten-minute retrospective on the bottle's brief olympic experience

followed by a Ryan Seacrest interview with the thrower

"Now what was in the bottle?"

"The bottle was empty."

"Well, why is that? Why do you think?"

"I drank the soda. There was soda in it."

*Cue dramatic music; re-enactment of a shadowy man drinking a soda.*

"...the soda was flat, though."

"Would...would you like some Ragu?"


i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-05 11:35:52 PM
Dude! Sweet pornstache. And an eyebrow piercing to boot.
 
2012-08-05 11:36:12 PM
Moustache.
 
2012-08-05 11:36:14 PM
I love this man's mustache.
 
2012-08-05 11:36:15 PM
hipster stache gymnast
 
2012-08-05 11:36:33 PM
this guy's gonna take gold in fixing the cable
 
2012-08-05 11:36:42 PM

Mmmrky: Bubblegum Tate: Tax Boy: TheManofPA: Woah, NBC actually reported on something. I didn't notice the bottle thing watching it live.

Coming up -- a ten-minute retrospective on the bottle's brief olympic experience

followed by a Ryan Seacrest interview with the thrower

No no no. The bottle wasn't thrown by an American. Instead we will have another 30 minute interview with Michael Phelps.


We'll get Ms. Street's opinion on the thrower and then discuss Stars Earn Stripes
 
2012-08-05 11:37:18 PM
Freddy lives!!
 
2012-08-05 11:38:10 PM

TheManofPA: Mmmrky: Bubblegum Tate: Tax Boy: TheManofPA: Woah, NBC actually reported on something. I didn't notice the bottle thing watching it live.

Coming up -- a ten-minute retrospective on the bottle's brief olympic experience

followed by a Ryan Seacrest interview with the thrower

No no no. The bottle wasn't thrown by an American. Instead we will have another 30 minute interview with Michael Phelps.

We'll get Ms. Street's opinion on the thrower and then discuss Stars Earn Stripes


Don't forget all the interviews with the female judo athlete who 'had a part in apprehending' the thrower
 
2012-08-05 11:38:24 PM
OH FFS
not seacrest...
 
2012-08-05 11:38:55 PM
Ryan Secrest twitter talk -- why you no talk about #NBCFAIL?
 
2012-08-05 11:39:09 PM
Ryan Seacrest asking Costas about tweeting... yea, it's time for bed.
 
2012-08-05 11:39:31 PM
Hi I'm Ryan and I suck at life so here is what you are doing.
 
2012-08-05 11:40:06 PM
Oh look, completely useless Crap given actual informational treatment.
 
2012-08-05 11:40:29 PM
Oh my god. Seacrest. Wheres the remote?
 
2012-08-05 11:41:04 PM
2:30 minutes on that, I wonder if there were any competitions or races that could have been ran in that time.
 
2012-08-05 11:43:42 PM
I know your Internet history, Seacrest. Don't go talking to me about the Internet.
 
2012-08-05 11:45:13 PM

soaboutthat: 2:30 minutes on that, I wonder if there were any competitions or races that could have been ran in that time.


I know you're being sarcastic, but seeing as how they showed the Women's triple jump in about 3 minutes earlier, I would have liked to have seen the Men's hammer throw final
 
2012-08-05 11:45:30 PM

Kenny B: Oh my god. Seacrest. Wheres the remote?


I'm not a violent person, but I would like to put a track cleat upside his face.
 
2012-08-05 11:46:20 PM
Not passing judgement but that dudes hair makes him look light in the loafers.
 
2012-08-05 11:48:04 PM
Ok, time for everyone left in the pool to shift over to the mars rover thread.
 
2012-08-05 11:49:31 PM
I'm flipping back and forth. Will.I.Am was on NASA. Men's gymnastics seemed like a good idea.
 
2012-08-05 11:49:38 PM
I believe that made Kate moist
 
2012-08-05 11:50:03 PM

msupf: TheManofPA: Mmmrky: Bubblegum Tate: Tax Boy: TheManofPA: Woah, NBC actually reported on something. I didn't notice the bottle thing watching it live.

Coming up -- a ten-minute retrospective on the bottle's brief olympic experience

followed by a Ryan Seacrest interview with the thrower

No no no. The bottle wasn't thrown by an American. Instead we will have another 30 minute interview with Michael Phelps.

We'll get Ms. Street's opinion on the thrower and then discuss Stars Earn Stripes

Don't forget all the interviews with the female judo athlete who 'had a part in apprehending' the thrower


If she's hot, then America will be okay with it.
 
2012-08-05 11:50:50 PM

msupf: Ok, time for everyone left in the pool to shift over to the mars rover thread.


What a night! Gonna get a nightcap and settle in.
 
2012-08-05 11:51:23 PM
Also, here's the Ragu commercial for anyone who missed it. Link
 
2012-08-06 12:28:30 AM
A lot of really literal people on this thread.
 
2012-08-06 01:17:29 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-06 01:19:41 AM
Hi
 
2012-08-06 02:15:18 AM
Tayson Gay should change the spelling to Gai I mean how gay is it to have the last name Gay.
 
2012-08-06 04:01:51 AM

KushanMadman: So Revolution is a complete ripoff of S.M. Stirling's "Dies the Fire" series, but without the logic, style, and grit.

Good to know.

In the Stirling books, the change is thought to have been deliberately caused by godlike external forces, but it's very much (as far as I've read) behind the curtain and unknown. The books are about how society reverts, not the Scifi plot necessity.

/Not as good as his Draka stuff though.
//Or the General series.


Stirling. Still a hack.
 
2012-08-06 04:13:13 AM

msupf: Earguy: Speaking of hemoepathic tape and titanium necklaces, next time everyone will wear the body suit with the separate sleeves.

Honestly, I'm surprised the women haven't started wearing caps to run in, for aerodynamics. That weave has to add some appreciable drag over 400 meters.


The hair of poverty-stricken, lice-ridden subcontinent women ain't cheap. When a black woman buys it, she's gonna for damn sure wear it.
 
2012-08-06 04:20:28 AM

Altitude5280: Ever seen anyone so pissed to win a silver medal before? [img.photobucket.com image 533x800]


she is a rock.. she is an island... and she's never been taught to fake it, like beauty queen contestants do. did she even want to be here? is this what she wanted in her life?
 
2012-08-06 05:25:38 AM

cloud_van_dame: Bubblegum Tate: I've got to hand it to her, going with the "I'm going to murder everyone here" death stare instead of bursting into tears. Color me impressed/scared

Maroney is a badass. Imagine if she had decided to do tae kwon do or something.

She seems like the kind of girl that has four rather unruly older brothers.


Back in school we called her kind of folks Royal Irish. The girls were trashy and entitled and the boys would crush your skull for wearing the wrong shirt.
 
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