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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 11:18:18 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.


You really don't know what you're talking about, do you?  Lithium Ion batteries work better than any other kind in the cold.
 
2014-01-14 11:18:26 AM  
#5 had a certain artistic style with that big red stripe and all...
 
2014-01-14 11:18:38 AM  
Know who else enjoyed nationalist pageants?
 
2014-01-14 11:20:40 AM  

mutterfark: Will alyways be the standard from my childhood.

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Still brings shivers
 
2014-01-14 11:22:37 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.


I'm still pushing for dick-slapping to be a recognized Olympic sport. Our club's got some great young talent rising up and it would be a tragedy if their efforts couldn't be shown to the world.
 
2014-01-14 11:25:06 AM  
R.A.Danny
We should screw all the athletes that worked for years for this moment because of political correctness?

If they have no problem participating in an event which condones homophobia, fark 'em.
 
2014-01-14 11:29:12 AM  

RanDomino: R.A.Danny
We should screw all the athletes that worked for years for this moment because of political correctness?

If they have no problem participating in an event which condones homophobia, fark 'em.


How does the even condone homophobia? Are there no gay athletes competing?
 
2014-01-14 11:29:56 AM  
R.A.Danny:
We should screw all the athletes that worked for years for this moment because of political correctness?

Can I pick and choose or do I have to screw them all?  The things I do for my country...
 
2014-01-14 11:34:56 AM  

grinding_journalist: 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.

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Agrees. With both. Serendipitous.

/yes, I know he medaled
//THIRD. IN THE WORLD.
///last night's premiere gave me an animatierection


it was a great episode.
 
2014-01-14 11:35:18 AM  
The Olympics.
The spectacles of:

Senile old dolts in the IOC picking some of the most out-of-the-way and unprepared places to host the games.
Governments spending millions of taxpayers money to first to woo the IOC and then build what is essentially a nothing more than a vanity project or bragging rights
Expensive infrastructure going to waste following the games.
Sponsors enjoying a marketing orgy
'Security' officers given the opportunity to relentlessly harass spectators at every turn
The inevitable doping scandals
Figure skating,
The lives of the locals being turned upside down - traffic nightmares, people in low-rent housing getting tossed out to the street by greedy landlords...price gouging..small businesses disrupted.

Disgusting...
 
2014-01-14 11:37:29 AM  

ciderczar: I'm still pushing for dick-slapping to be a recognized Olympic sport. Our club's got some great young talent rising up and it would be a tragedy if their efforts couldn't be shown to the world.


pow!

www.nbcolympics.com You done got dick slapped

 
2014-01-14 11:38:19 AM  

steve_wmn: R.A.Danny:
We should screw all the athletes that worked for years for this moment because of political correctness?

Can I pick and choose or do I have to screw them all?  The things I do for my country...


Well, how hungry are you for the gold?

Eat healthy, remember to warm up first so you don't strain anything, drink plenty of fluids, start with a easy routine, then wow them in the finals. Oh, and be careful of that one Russian bi-athlete.
 
2014-01-14 11:38:23 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.


You're all about participation ribbons, aren't you?
 
2014-01-14 11:38:40 AM  
"The Olympics" will be shown on ten channels at a time, all of which will be showing a mix of 60% ads and 40% interviews with who the fark cares.
 
2014-01-14 11:39:37 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-14 11:43:37 AM  

jaybeezey: Yes Nordic People, be proud that your country are the best at sliding really quickly down an frozen water slide.


Is that better or worse than the knuckle-draggers who kill each other over whose team can more efficiently move a roundish piece of leather repeatedly back and forth over the same stupid stretch of flat lawn without hurting themselves?
 
2014-01-14 11:48:34 AM  
It's not actually funny, but...

I love the lists of Olympic deaths, Summer vs. Winter.

Winter Games
Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypecki - Britain - 1964 - Luge Crash

Summer Games
Francisco Lazaro - Portugal - 1912 - Electrolyte Imbalance
 
2014-01-14 11:50:03 AM  

mutterfark: Will alyways be the standard from my childhood.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_ZvwIFbXMM

Da Agony of Da Feet
 
2014-01-14 11:51:03 AM  

Russ1642: "The Olympics" will be shown on ten channels at a time, all of which will be showing a mix of 60% ads and 40% interviews with who the fark cares.


Since the events will happen hours before the US broadcast NBC will have time to do their "live commentary" from footage shot an hour before so they can brilliantly foreshadow the known result.
 
2014-01-14 11:54:34 AM  

ciderczar: I'm still pushing for dick-slapping to be a recognized Olympic sport.


i746.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-14 11:57:13 AM  

Carousel Beast: 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.

You're all about participation ribbons, aren't you?


Anyone who makes it to the Olympics at all deserves more participation ribbons than your fat ass or mine, is all I'm saying.
 
2014-01-14 11:57:40 AM  

mikaloyd: ciderczar: I'm still pushing for dick-slapping to be a recognized Olympic sport. Our club's got some great young talent rising up and it would be a tragedy if their efforts couldn't be shown to the world.

pow![www.nbcolympics.com image 850x479] You done got dick slapped


Is that Polly Shore?
 
2014-01-14 11:58:09 AM  

No Such Agency: Carousel Beast: 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.

You're all about participation ribbons, aren't you?

Anyone who makes it to the Olympics at all deserves more participation ribbons than your fat ass or mine, is all I'm saying.


Isn't the "participation ribbon" the freaky sex in the Olympic Village?
 
2014-01-14 11:58:49 AM  
Lindsey Vonn isn't in it this year, so that takes a lot of interest out of watching...
 
2014-01-14 12:03:56 PM  

Farkage: Lindsey Vonn isn't in it this year, so that takes a lot of interest out of watching...


Women's curling is where it's at
www.theprovince.com
 
2014-01-14 12:06:27 PM  

dj_bigbird: Farkage: Lindsey Vonn isn't in it this year, so that takes a lot of interest out of watching...

Women's curling is where it's at
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I may have to briefly reconsider...
 
2014-01-14 12:12:02 PM  
People who put their petty politics aside for this Olympics are all homophobes.
 
2014-01-14 12:15:27 PM  

FrancoFile: 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


McKay was on air 14 hours straight that day. I recommend McKays book The Real McKay. Great read especially in regards to the Munich Games. Greatest sportscaster in history in my opinion, closely followed by Cosell.
 
2014-01-14 12:21:27 PM  
Regardless of what you think about the Olympics, it is a time we can all put our petty politics and our heated nationalism aside

If you'll buy that, I have a bobsled track in Sarajevo that I'd like to sell you.
 
2014-01-14 12:33:15 PM  
I really dig the short track speed skating, especially the team relays. That is some seriously exciting shiat.
 
2014-01-14 12:35:51 PM  
Did the winter Olympics already happen? Honestly. I have no idea.
 
2014-01-14 12:37:02 PM  
No it is about protecting the athletes. Russia has hinted if any gay athletes happen to show or express their "gayness" at any Olympic event (because it is evil to want to share affection with your same sex partner after winning a medal, but fine for hetero couples) they will be punished by Russian law. Whether or not they have the balls to do it is one thing, but right then and there they Olympics should have been moved.

Also, how is it punishing the athletes to still have the Olympics, just in a new location? Many previous Olympic stadiums offered to host after Russia pulled this bullshiat. They could have happened anywhere else, but the committee decided to turn its back on basic human rights while endanger athletes and slobber the knob of Russia just to save face. It was disgusting.
 
2014-01-14 12:40:26 PM  

Anayalator: Did the winter Olympics already happen? Honestly. I have no idea.


Yeah like 20 times or something. They are totes old.
 
2014-01-14 12:46:13 PM  

dj_bigbird: Farkage: Lindsey Vonn isn't in it this year, so that takes a lot of interest out of watching...

Women's curling is where it's at


They've all got no foobies!
 
2014-01-14 12:46:54 PM  

hailin: slobber the knob of Russia


Oh my.
 
2014-01-14 12:47:52 PM  

R.A.Danny: 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?


This is a tough call. On the one hand, because the USA has just recently reached a level of enlightened acceptance within the past few years means that we are SOOO much better than other cultures that don't develop at exactly the same rate as we do. On the other hand there's my self loathing at being a narrow-minded American. Now I don't know who to cheer for.
 
2014-01-14 12:51:49 PM  

CleanAndPure: dj_bigbird: Farkage: Lindsey Vonn isn't in it this year, so that takes a lot of interest out of watching...

Women's curling is where it's at

They've all got no foobies!


This is some Olympic level hotness...
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-14 12:56:09 PM  

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...


OTOH, she'd keep your floors clean. Sweeping and all...
 
2014-01-14 12:57:31 PM  

Keeve: R.A.Danny: 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?

This is a tough call. On the one hand, because the USA has just recently reached a level of enlightened acceptance within the past few years means that we are SOOO much better than other cultures that don't develop at exactly the same rate as we do. On the other hand there's my self loathing at being a narrow-minded American. Now I don't know who to cheer for.


I think we all know the correct answer here. We should not watch the Olympics. We should not eat at Chic Fil A. We should not watch Duck Dynasty, and we should do all in our power to stop boys from joining boy scouts. FOREVER! Death to the oppressors!
 
2014-01-14 12:57:44 PM  

Farkage: CleanAndPure: dj_bigbird: Farkage: Lindsey Vonn isn't in it this year, so that takes a lot of interest out of watching...

Women's curling is where it's at

They've all got no foobies!

This is some Olympic level hotness...


Oh all right... I'd let her share my bed if she asked nicely (and I were single).
 
2014-01-14 12:58:16 PM  
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2014-01-14 01:07:36 PM  
Subby's too young to know of Olympic boycotts?

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.


So gold stars for every snowflake?

/sort of a troll, I get your drift.
 
2014-01-14 01:40:48 PM  

hailin: Russia has hinted if any gay athletes happen to show or express their "gayness" at any Olympic event (because it is evil to want to share affection with your same sex partner after winning a medal, but fine for hetero couples) they will be punished by Russian law. Whether or not they have the balls to do it is one thing


I sincerely doubt that Russia has the balls to arrest a member of the American Olympic Team for "gayness." Even other Western nations are only slightly more vulnerable. And you know that the Major Powers would rally around a small nation if one of its athletes was arrested.

This is political posturing - "we'll have our laws, and there's nothing the international community can do about it." More than likely, the Olympics will pass with Russia saying "nope, didn't see anyone acting gay, didn't need to arrest anyone."
 
2014-01-14 01:50:41 PM  

mutterfark: Will alyways be the standard from my childhood.

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Amen
 
2014-01-14 01:51:31 PM  
Do the Rooskies still control the high ground there with troops and artillery?

/knew it was a mistake when that pussy JFK caved and withdrew the nukes from Turkey
 
2014-01-14 01:53:31 PM  
I don't want to see her wiping out, I just want to see her.
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-14 02:01:34 PM  
I think the only reason they have Winter Olympics is so honkies can win medals too.
 
2014-01-14 02:07:14 PM  

ristst: 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


Oh the humanity!
 
2014-01-14 02:10:03 PM  

dbrunker: I don't want to see her wiping out, I just want to see her.
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Who is that? She's beautiful.
 
2014-01-14 02:25:16 PM  

mutterfark: Will alyways be the standard from my childhood.

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Came for agony of defeat , stayed for the thrill of victory.
 
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