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(NBC Olympics)   Regardless of what you think about the Olympics, it is a time we can all put our petty politics and our heated nationalism aside and just enjoy, even if just for a few days, the magnificent spectacle of winter athletes wiping out   (nbcolympics.com) divider line 118
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2014-01-14 10:18:27 AM  
No
 
2014-01-14 10:18:31 AM  
No.
 
2014-01-14 10:18:51 AM  
Its not the Olympics though... its the winter Olympics.

Its like calling "Begging strips" bacon... dogs may not know its not bacon but anyone with half a human brain knows its not bacon.
 
2014-01-14 10:19:52 AM  

CleanAndPure: Its not the Olympics though... its the winter Olympics.

Its like calling "Begging strips" bacon... dogs may not know its not bacon but anyone with half a human brain knows its not bacon.


You probably complain about red licorice too.

/imitation bacon is still better than no bacon at all.
 
2014-01-14 10:20:34 AM  
I thought the point of the Olympics was politics and petty nationalism?
 
2014-01-14 10:23:15 AM  
As long as NBC keeps the daily feed to an overwhelming menu of "USA, USA, USA, USA ..." I'm alright with this.
 
2014-01-14 10:23:36 AM  
I will never forget the petroglyphs of miners I witnessed on Svalbard, despite the Krokodil.
 
2014-01-14 10:24:03 AM  
Would've been better as videos, or at the very least, GIFs.
 
2014-01-14 10:24:08 AM  
Set aside nationalism for the Olympics? Hell, my country has a govt funded program called "own the podium" and in committed to increasing our medal count every time.

IMO this is utterly insulting to the athletes who don't win medals. They're still the super elite, who have dedicated their lives to sport, but omg if you don't come in first you are nobody. Fu#k the Olympics and every country, including mine, that uses it as an international dick-slapping competition.
 
2014-01-14 10:24:17 AM  
Are they still arresting people for talking about homosexuality publicly? If so, I think there might be some gay athletes who have a problem with this.
 
2014-01-14 10:24:38 AM  

CleanAndPure: Its not the Olympics though... its the winter Olympics.

Its like calling "Begging strips" bacon... dogs may not know its not bacon but anyone with half a human brain knows its not bacon.


What? The Winter Olympics are a million times better.
 
2014-01-14 10:25:14 AM  
Enjoy your hatred of all things, I'll be checking out the Womens Curling competition.

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2014-01-14 10:26:58 AM  

Chabash: CleanAndPure: Its not the Olympics though... its the winter Olympics.

Its like calling "Begging strips" bacon... dogs may not know its not bacon but anyone with half a human brain knows its not bacon.

You probably complain about red licorice too.

/imitation bacon is still better than no bacon at all.


I like the fact that red licorice doesn't taste like real licorice.

Imitation bacon is the devils work.

I will accept turkey burgers instead of hamburgers though... some substitution allowed.
 
2014-01-14 10:27:26 AM  

No Such Agency: Fu#k the Olympics and every country, including mine, that uses it as an international dick-slapping competition.


*EVERYTHING* having to do with international relations is an international dick-slapping competition.
 
2014-01-14 10:27:37 AM  
Duh duh da-da da da da
Da da da-da Dum-dum-dum da-da-da-da-da
 
2014-01-14 10:27:47 AM  
Nodar Kumaritashvili approves of this thread.
 
2014-01-14 10:28:04 AM  
I'll probably watch the gay pride parade and then change the channel.
 
2014-01-14 10:28:45 AM  

No Such Agency: IMO this is utterly insulting to the athletes who don't win medals. They're still the super elite, who have dedicated their lives to sport, but omg if you don't come in first you are nobody. Fu#k the Olympics and every country, including mine, that uses it as an international dick-slapping competition.


maddermaxx: Are they still arresting people for talking about homosexuality publicly? If so, I think there might be some gay athletes who have a problem with this.


i830.photobucket.com
Agrees. With both. Serendipitous.

/yes, I know he medaled
//THIRD. IN THE WORLD.
///last night's premiere gave me an animatierection
 
2014-01-14 10:29:11 AM  
National economies on the brink and we still go through with this nationalistic show about who can fall down a snowy mountainside quicker.

Yes Nordic People, be proud that your country are the best at sliding really quickly down an frozen water slide.
 
2014-01-14 10:29:13 AM  

R.A.Danny: Enjoy your hatred of all things, I'll be checking out the Womens Curling competition.

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It's no women's beach vollyball, that's all I'm saying...
 
2014-01-14 10:30:04 AM  
i remember one speed skating dude wiped out and his skate severed his femoral artery, and he almost bled out right there on the ice.  i don't remember if it was the olympics or not.  he did survive, i remember that much.
 
2014-01-14 10:30:33 AM  
The delay for primetime consumption will also allow them to edit out a car-bombing or three.

Wait 'til they find out those crazy Checnyans built the olympic village with demolition charges in the concrete. It's gonna be hilarious.
 
2014-01-14 10:30:37 AM  

maddermaxx: R.A.Danny: Enjoy your hatred of all things, I'll be checking out the Womens Curling competition.

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It's no women's beach vollyball, that's all I'm saying...


I'm not keeping my pants on that long
 
2014-01-14 10:31:26 AM  
I was wondering what kind of heart-wrenching disappointment was portrayed in the pic of the hockey ref falling, then I saw the skate guards still on. It's always funny when refs fall, but that is the lulz-iest.
 
2014-01-14 10:31:47 AM  

No Such Agency: Set aside nationalism for the Olympics? Hell, my country has a govt funded program called "own the podium" and in committed to increasing our medal count every time.

IMO this is utterly insulting to the athletes who don't win medals. They're still the super elite, who have dedicated their lives to sport, but omg if you don't come in first you are nobody. Fu#k the Olympics and every country, including mine, that uses it as an international dick-slapping competition.


It's supposed to be a dick-slapping competition. Historically, the whole point is to give nations a venue to compete against each other for honors that doesn't involve (significant) bloodshed.
 
2014-01-14 10:32:09 AM  
"Whoops!"
i.dailymail.co.uk

"Who put a banana peel in the middle of the course?"
i.dailymail.co.uk

"It was the French team, wasn't it?"
i.dailymail.co.uk

For the record, I know this guy got a mild concussion and a bruised lung from this... but he's doing fine, thanks.
 
2014-01-14 10:32:34 AM  
It's a bizarre list. "We want to feed your vicarious need to enjoy the pain of others, but we don't want to appear morbid, so we'll exclude Nicholas Bochatay's spectacular fatal crash into a snow groomer during the Olympics, or the deaths of Nodar Kumaritsashvili, Ross Milne, and Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypeski while training for the Olympics - even though, of course, we're publishing this list because we just saw a brutal ski jump crash during Olympic training."
 
2014-01-14 10:34:45 AM  
What?  No Hermann Mair?

Forshame

www.skinet.com
 
2014-01-14 10:35:00 AM  

enderthexenocide: i remember one speed skating dude wiped out and his skate severed his femoral artery, and he almost bled out right there on the ice.


Wow. That's horrible. The show must go on!
 
2014-01-14 10:38:21 AM  

maddermaxx: Are they still arresting people for talking about homosexuality publicly? If so, I think there might be some gay athletes who have a problem with this.


Oh, they'll leave their Olympic guests alone... And round up any local gays they associated with after the international media all leave the country.
 
2014-01-14 10:38:43 AM  
Will alyways be the standard from my childhood.

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2014-01-14 10:41:23 AM  
I'm of the opinion that this is bread and circuses for the pampered masses while the less favored masses starve, but anything that serves as a flimsy excuse to criticize Russia on human rights and/or demonstrate to them that the West all looks down upon aspects of their culture for good reason is cool in my book.
 
2014-01-14 10:43:23 AM  
The thrill of victory...and the agony of defeat.
 
2014-01-14 10:50:34 AM  

R.A.Danny: Enjoy your hatred of all things, I'll be checking out the Womens Curling competition.


I'm old school...
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I'll stick with the ice skaters...

s1.ibtimes.com
especially Sasha... she's nice and bendy...
 
2014-01-14 10:51:24 AM  

mutterfark: Will alyways be the standard from my childhood.

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Ah yes, Mr. Agony.  Saw this clip hundreds of times throughout my childhood.

Man...brutal wipeout.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinko_Bogataj
 
2014-01-14 10:52:43 AM  
Thrill of victory.... and....

daybreaksdevotions.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-14 10:52:43 AM  
Oh, and there's gonna be some amount of joy as people discover their lithium ion batteries don't work in the cold.
 
2014-01-14 10:56:37 AM  
I like the way the Olympics span the globe. The near constant variety of sports. Everything from the triumph, the thrill of victory, clear through to the dissapointment, the agony of losing, of defeat. All the human drama of these athletic events.
 
2014-01-14 11:03:32 AM  

wildcardjack: Oh, and there's gonna be some amount of joy as people discover their lithium ion batteries don't work in the cold.


Sochi isn't cold. It's got basically the same climate as Atlantic City, NJ.

upload.wikimedia.org

Note the palm trees.
 
2014-01-14 11:05:00 AM  

daemoncan: Thrill of victory.... and....

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My Saturday and Sunday afternoon's were spent watching that! Only way us kids got to learn about different sports before 80 ESPN channels and the internet


/fixes onion on belt
//Jim McKay is still the standard bearer of Olympic announcers
 
2014-01-14 11:06:18 AM  

dittybopper: No Such Agency: Fu#k the Olympics and every country, including mine, that uses it as an international dick-slapping competition.

*EVERYTHING* having to do with international relations is an international dick-slapping competition.


grinding_journalist: //last night's premiere gave me an animatierection


cgraves67: It's supposed to be a dick-slapping competition.


I can tell where this thread is headed.

NTTAWWT
 
2014-01-14 11:07:36 AM  

R.A.Danny: Enjoy your hatred of all things, I'll be checking out the Womens Curling competition.

[themadchuck.files.wordpress.com image 610x406]


I don't know what it is but there are a remarkable number of utterly beautiful women in that sport. Or maybe it's just the way the light reflects off the ice. I can't figure it out.

Me, I like the bobsleigh. Because it looks like fun. Or at least it did until I read about a couple of people killed on one after slamming into a pole at 70mph on a poorly built bobsleigh course in what surely must have been Russia.

These Olympics could be great.
 
2014-01-14 11:07:37 AM  
Oh yes. Lots of fun watching them wipe out huh? Like the guy a few years ago that cracked his coconut open on the pole going about 100 MPH and the sled couldn't negotiate the turn, fun?
 
2014-01-14 11:09:10 AM  

eagles95: daemoncan: Thrill of victory.... and....

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My Saturday and Sunday afternoon's were spent watching that! Only way us kids got to learn about different sports before 80 ESPN channels and the internet


/fixes onion on belt
//Jim McKay is still the standard bearer of Olympic announcers


Yeah.  Watch him cover the 72 Munich hostage-taking.  Walter Cronkite couldn't have done better.

Stay for the very last line.

http://vimeo.com/46393982
 
2014-01-14 11:10:42 AM  
What about making Joffrey-slapping an Olympic sport?

img.fark.net

That's something that would bring the world together, right?

Or would that be more of a Summer game?
 
2014-01-14 11:13:46 AM  
I can't watch the figure skating competitions. Whenever someone falls I just feel so bad for them that I have to change the channel.

/plus, the judges appear corrupt
 
2014-01-14 11:14:18 AM  
Dafuq is a joffrey? is it like a Bieber?
 
2014-01-14 11:15:02 AM  
Fark Russia and Fark the Olympics for not moving the location. I will never watch another one again.
 
2014-01-14 11:16:41 AM  

hailin: Fark Russia and Fark the Olympics for not moving the location. I will never watch another one again.


So you agree that the Olympics are a political tool then?
We should screw all the athletes that worked for years for this moment because of political correctness?
 
2014-01-14 11:17:15 AM  

Chabash: CleanAndPure: Its not the Olympics though... its the winter Olympics.

Its like calling "Begging strips" bacon... dogs may not know its not bacon but anyone with half a human brain knows its not bacon.

You probably complain about red licorice too.

/imitation bacon is still better than no bacon at all.


Instigator: Better'n no Gator at all
Mmmm...Bacon!
 
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