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2012-08-13 05:29:09 AM  
Animal Practice may become the Heidi of its day.
 
2012-08-13 07:38:25 AM  
Well done you limey tossers.

Thanks for all the fish.
 
2012-08-13 08:06:22 AM  

SuperNinjaToad: I think Istanbul Constantinople stands a good chance as well since it will be the 1st Muslim country to ever host the Olympic games. There is however a risk to picking Turkey because while it is a stable country compared to the other Islamic country it's stll shaky compared to Spain or Japan.


FTFY
 
2012-08-13 08:08:02 AM  

finder_error: Watching an old man sing "Teenage Wasteland" and "My Generation" was heartbreakingly ironic. Don't get me wrong I love The Who, but seriously his generation is collecting social security and poor old Pete is deaf now. As for the rest, I didn't watch any of it. I just don't care about watching sports on television, and the superfluous nationalism makes me sick.


Pete seems to be quite "in touch" with newer generations...
 
2012-08-13 08:20:07 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Did anyone see this? I mean normally I take the Daily Fail with a grain of salt. But really?


It is my fervent belief that if one were to take
ALL who whinge about The BBC
(especially Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre) tie them down in chairs and force them to watch NBC's (un) coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies, then quietly asked them what they thought of The BBC's coverage of same,
Brainpans all over the UK would explode.

Tho in the case of Dacre that would improve his intelligence 20 bazillion percent.

/being mewling quims about the Beeb is the #1 participation sport for Mail readers.
 
2012-08-13 08:37:01 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Did anyone see this? I mean normally I take the Daily Fail with a grain of salt. But really?


So, Dick, you're surprised that the coverage on the home country network, one of the most respected in the world, probably the first you've had access to for summer since probably Atlanta, is too jingoistic?

i1000.photobucket.com

\it's the HOME COUNTRY'S COVERAGE!! If that's not reason to be proud, nothing is!
\\although in YOUR crappy network's case....
 
2012-08-13 08:37:26 AM  
if only NBC could be banned from showing any sports ever again... that would be nice
 
2012-08-13 08:48:21 AM  

geom_00: I have been TRYING to find Michael Buble singling Just Another Maple Leaf ever since.


for you, though it is called The Maple Leaf Forever
Link
/pops
 
2012-08-13 08:55:48 AM  
A friendly note for those in the UK (and those with 'cough, cough' vpn or proxies),
from The BBC:
"And all our Olympics video content will be able to watch online on the BBC Sport website until January 13th."

Link
 
2012-08-13 09:02:08 AM  

bixpchiphead: A friendly note for those in the UK (and those with 'cough, cough' vpn or proxies),
from The BBC:
"And all our Olympics video content will be able to watch online on the BBC Sport website until January 13th."

Link


from the link:
"On the busiest day, the BBC delivered 2.8 petabytes, with the peak traffic moment occurring when Bradley Wiggins won Gold and we shifted 700 Gb/s."

fark
 
2012-08-13 09:58:45 AM  

DamnYankees: paj: Who did the voiceover for that Chevy commercial? Sounds really, really familiar.

Tim Allen.


buzz lightyear to be exact
 
2012-08-13 11:04:56 AM  
 
2012-08-13 11:48:53 AM  
OK, fun thread is dead and no one cares but the clouds are tired of me yelling at them:

Was I the only one shocked by the lack of Top Gear and Doctor Who? Profitable, worldwide bits of culture from the BBC, and the only mention was a *really* brief bit of the TARDIS arrival sound effects in the opening ceremonies?

I'm going to go ahead and guess that I missed them because FARK YOU, NBC didn't show the entire ceremony in the guide timeslot labelled "Closing Ceremony."

So, because I didn't see the very beginning, because FARK YOU, NBC...

I'm'a believe that The Stig delivered, with swift and brutal efficiency, the marathon gold medalist via a circuitous and scenic route through London, in, oh, let's say a convertible Aston Martin. Placed in standby mode during the medal ceremony, he sat in utter stillness. At the end of the last anthem, his processors spun back up and he tore out of the stadium. As he disappeared down the tunnel, the stadium burst to life in lighting, music and fireworks.

Then, at the end, which I didn't get to see because FARK YOU, NBC...

... an announcer somberly explains that the ceremony is over, and hopes everyone gets home safely... and the stadium goes pitch black, the TARDIS cacophony landing sounds erupt, and suddenly, on the top of the stadium, we see in bright spotlight, the TARDIS. Out of it steps < your favorite Doctor > and < your favorite companion(s) >.

"Errr, um, whoops. I think we missed it. Drat. This was supposed to be a good one, too. I know! I'll take you to the London 3012 Games! The 500m Team Hybrid Platform Diving And Water Polo should be phenomenal. I have to warn you though, the world's gotten much more enlightened, so everyone now competes unencumbered by clothing. Except for Saudi Arabia and the United States of Jesus, of course." TARDIS music and lights out / house lights up.

Much better in my head than in reality, however, I expect.

/ a giant foot putting out the flames would have been EPIC
// anyone else find it... odd... that the song about not caring about money was performed from a Rolls?
 
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2012-08-13 12:07:16 PM  
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2012-08-13 02:03:38 PM  

Gosling: I posted this toward the end of the live thread; since I don't care that My Blog Sucks, I'll provide it another time for the tape-delayed crew.

London 2012: the denouement. A recap of the Games for those who've been asleep the past three weeks.

Or at least, an Olympics recap done my way: with acknowledgement that countries other than the United States and medals other than gold exist.


Way too far down for you to ever read this, but thanks, this listing is great!
 
2012-08-13 02:51:03 PM  
I want my Masterchef back, fark the Olympics.
 
2012-08-13 06:52:23 PM  

Mrtraveler01: TommyymmoT: Mrtraveler01: Did anyone see this? I mean normally I take the Daily Fail with a grain of salt. But really?

Holy crap.

I had to do a double take too.

He gets on BBC for using words like we when describing Team GB.

Obviously they should do what we do and only show the sports that the US is good at and only show the US athletes for those events.

That's NOT jingoistic.


A BBC spokeswoman said dismissively: 'Has he ever watched his own channel?'
 
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