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(CBS News)   US athletes advised not to wear their Olympic uniforms outside the sports venues; or if they must, to switch to the Canadian one   (cbsnews.com) divider line 144
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2014-01-25 11:20:29 AM  
Why are they even having it in Russia? Next to the US, isn't Russia the most hated country in the world (well if you ignore Africa).
 
2014-01-25 11:25:40 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Meh - it's the price we must pay for being the best.  As much as everyone loves the popular high school quarterback, there are endless numbers of jealous dorks, nerds and dweebs who secretly want to take him down a peg.

Haters gonna hate.


I think the design nerds just scored a burn on the athletes.
 
2014-01-25 11:31:25 AM  

indarwinsshadow: Meaning every single Canadian Olympian will now be the target of anti-American aggression. Meanwhile, some smug asshole American here on fark will be mouthing off with clever witticisms like "who cares about Canada"? Yeah, you really know how to build that loyalty Americans. Nothing like using us when it's convenient for you. Yet, you treat us most of the time like shiat and tell us how we're somehow an inferior country. Except when it comes to being safe in another country. Nice.


Fun fact: experiences you have on Fark MAY be marked by sarcastic comments from others and may not necessarily reflect real-world relations among citizens of two friendly nations.

In other words, calm down.
 
2014-01-25 11:34:51 AM  
As a Canadian I take issue with this, as Americans are globally roknowned to be loud, brash and pompous, and now they're going to be that way wearing Canadian clothing.
 
2014-01-25 11:39:05 AM  
I actually tried that in Russia last summer -- told some hustly street vendor in Saint Petersburg that my wife and I were from Canada.  His answer:  "Where?"
 
2014-01-25 11:39:16 AM  
Or maybe people could stop hiding like cowards from Islamic militants in non-Islamic countries.
 
dh2
2014-01-25 11:43:43 AM  

Publikwerks: What is Team Canada's uniform? Are they just going to wear jeans and the hockey jersey?


www.twentytengroup.com
 
2014-01-25 11:48:45 AM  

born_yesterday: ...maybe erode some of the inexplicable support by the right for Putin...


It's not inexplicable, he/Russia tick all the boxes.

Hard on gays - check!
Regulation? What regulation? - check!
Looks good with his shirt off - check!
Trying to get rid of socialized healthcare - check!
Likes guns. Mostly while shirtless - check!
Manly-man's man like a leader should be - check!
Stance on crony capitalism: sorry not sorry. - check!
 
2014-01-25 11:51:22 AM  

Lith: Those are some seriously ugly unis. I'd even suggest not wearing them to the events. They're even worse than the Norwegian curling pants.


Those are probably the safest things you could wear. It's the same principle as the 'dazzle' camouflage used on ships in WWI.
 
2014-01-25 12:02:27 PM  
Running away and hiding is a distinctly Obama-Administration trait.

Thank God we had real men and women in WWII or we'd all be speaking German ..
 
2014-01-25 12:08:11 PM  

Apos: [i.imgur.com image 572x704]


I laughed and then felt bad about it.
 
2014-01-25 12:13:09 PM  
Also if you must speak, end your sentences with "eh" and remember to be polite, not rude like you usually are.
 
2014-01-25 12:13:41 PM  

dh2: Publikwerks: What is Team Canada's uniform? Are they just going to wear jeans and the hockey jersey?

[www.twentytengroup.com image 850x265]


www4.pictures.zimbio.com
Looked up Canadian Olympic this was one of the random finds
 
2014-01-25 12:31:47 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Running away and hiding is a distinctly Obama-Administration trait.


Yeah, because Obama was the President who said, "I don't care about the guy who committed 9/11. I'm not going after him, I'm going to hit the golf courses." Oh wait, no, Obama was the one who had him farking killed.
 
2014-01-25 12:33:04 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Running away and hiding is a distinctly Obama-Administration trait.

Thank God we had real men and women in WWII or we'd all be speaking German ..


...never mind that, of course, we ran and hid during WWII until we were forced to respond. The war started in 1935, with a number of military actions by Axis countries that ultimately precipitated all-out conflict in 1939. You know what we did in 1939, when everyone else was fighting? Yeah, the American Neutrality Act. We were happy to sell them toys, but help them? Feh. Roosevelt promised to keep us out of the war entirely.
"Fark them, they're foreigners" - and that was the opinion of the American public until well into 1941, while our European allies were getting their asses pounded by the Axis. We took all sorts of economic actions - we stopped selling gas to the Japanese in 1941, for example - but, let's face it, we couldn't be arsed.

If Japan hadn't attacked Pearl Harbor, we wouldn't have been militarily involved at all in WWII. We already had a complex web of treaties and agreements in place, and as long as they weren't violated, we were quite happy to let Hitler stomp his friggin' jackboots all over Europe and Russia. It's only when those treaties and agreements were finally violated, when we had actual dead American soldiers, could we be arsed to give a rat's rancid rectum about global hegemony. We then bolstered the Allies, and became the first and last country on Earth to use nuclear weapons for warfare, on civilian populations.

"Real men", indeed.

But, when you're flinging derp, revisions are just part of the process.
 
2014-01-25 12:34:17 PM  

Mugato:  (well if you ignore Africa).


I thought we already did.
 
2014-01-25 12:36:48 PM  
I realize Subby just made the headline in jest, but I was living abroad for several years when various spineless idiots would suggest sewing a Canadian flag on their backpack or telling everyone they were Canadian.

Why travel abroad if you are so scared of your own nationality or that the next person is going to kill or harm you?  I detest people like that.
 
2014-01-25 12:37:57 PM  
Is this thread about ObamaCare?
 
2014-01-25 12:44:51 PM  
2014 is a dangerous year for athletes. Between the Brazil WC and the Sochi Olympics, it is going to be a blood bath.
 
2014-01-25 12:48:50 PM  

FormlessOne: Clemkadidlefark: Running away and hiding is a distinctly Obama-Administration trait.

Thank God we had real men and women in WWII or we'd all be speaking German ..

...never mind that, of course, we ran and hid during WWII until we were forced to respond. The war started in 1935, with a number of military actions by Axis countries that ultimately precipitated all-out conflict in 1939. You know what we did in 1939, when everyone else was fighting? Yeah, the American Neutrality Act. We were happy to sell them toys, but help them? Feh. Roosevelt promised to keep us out of the war entirely.
"Fark them, they're foreigners" - and that was the opinion of the American public until well into 1941, while our European allies were getting their asses pounded by the Axis. We took all sorts of economic actions - we stopped selling gas to the Japanese in 1941, for example - but, let's face it, we couldn't be arsed.

If Japan hadn't attacked Pearl Harbor, we wouldn't have been militarily involved at all in WWII. We already had a complex web of treaties and agreements in place, and as long as they weren't violated, we were quite happy to let Hitler stomp his friggin' jackboots all over Europe and Russia. It's only when those treaties and agreements were finally violated, when we had actual dead American soldiers, could we be arsed to give a rat's rancid rectum about global hegemony. We then bolstered the Allies, and became the first and last country on Earth to use nuclear weapons for warfare, on civilian populations.

"Real men", indeed.

But, when you're flinging derp, revisions are just part of the process.


If we're talking about WWII I'm going to lay out a crazy thing I believe: We should have listened to Patton, mobilized the German army, and fought the Russians while we were there.
 
2014-01-25 12:56:18 PM  
indarwinsshadow:

Typical American replies though. Nice to see you stay true to sh*t head form.

Please.  No more 'sh*t head' talk from America's hat.  Thanks.
 
2014-01-25 01:00:20 PM  
If the American Athletes can not be guaranteed safety while in Russia, Maybe they have no business being there.  But this is stupid.  Our athletes could walk around wearing an American flag while yankee doodle was boomed from a ghetto blaster following them wherever they went and they would be perfectly safe.  Any harm done to them would be a serious insult to Russian intelligence and security forces, they would surround the teams with T-72's and Spetsnaz if thats what it took to keep them safe.  Anything less would mean Putin would have to apologize.  And thats not going to be allowed.
 
2014-01-25 01:18:28 PM  
Does anyone here truly believe that the Russians like Canadians more than Americans?  Have you ever even farking heard of hockey?
 
2014-01-25 01:30:22 PM  

Lifeless: Does anyone here truly believe that the Russians like Canadians more than Americans?  Have you ever even farking heard of hockey?


I think it has more to do with the fact that wearing expensive clothing out in Russia can constitute a mugging.
 
2014-01-25 01:31:09 PM  
Apart from the 2 guys involved in the Boston Marathon bombing, I don't think the Chechens or the other separatist movts in Russia which are responsible for attacking civilian targets are interesting in Americans.

Now Americans being caught in the crossfire, well that's a different story. Wearing a Canadian flag or claiming you are a Canuck, isn't going to help you.
 
2014-01-25 01:36:17 PM  
If I was a terrorist killing a Russian athelete would seem like the plum but in lieu of that it wouls seem killing any athelete from any country to make Russia look bad would be fine
 
2014-01-25 01:47:34 PM  

ausfahrk: I actually tried that in Russia last summer -- told some hustly street vendor in Saint Petersburg that my wife and I were from Canada.  His answer:  "Where?"



I heard a guy answer Canadian  to a street vendor in Kuala Lumpur the street vender Where's that? Guy: Above the US. The vendor: so you're American.
 
2014-01-25 01:58:34 PM  

Frank N Stein: If we're talking about WWII I'm going to lay out a crazy thing I believe: We should have listened to Patton, mobilized the German army, and fought the Russians while we were there.


Yep, because nobody ever lost to Russia when starting a campaign against them in August.
 
2014-01-25 02:10:24 PM  

Mugato: NBAH: For some reason they also said they're going to punish Russia for Somalia, Afghanistan and the Middle East. Hmmmm...

Talk about a delayed reaction. According to the documentary Rambo 3, Russia was in Afghanistan in the late 80s.


I guess it depends on your definition of "late 80s" but I'm pretty sure most reasonable people would consider 1987-1989 to be the late 80s in which case, the Soviets were still in Afghanistan with the last of their troops leaving in early 89.
 
2014-01-25 02:14:57 PM  
This was my favorite, from 1980.

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-25 02:18:40 PM  
I would definitely want to get this year's US Olympic team sweater jacket for the lulz.  That would be hilarious to wear to a bar or party.  It's kind of that, "it's so awful, it's awesome."

It's like some animal consumed a bunch of multi-colored yarn and vomited it out.
 
2014-01-25 02:41:48 PM  

catmander: indarwinsshadow:

Typical American replies though. Nice to see you stay true to sh*t head form.

Please.  No more 'sh*t head' talk from America's hat.  Thanks.


In before "And no more snark from Canada's underpants. Thanks."
 
2014-01-25 02:47:51 PM  

silverjets: Mugato: NBAH: For some reason they also said they're going to punish Russia for Somalia, Afghanistan and the Middle East. Hmmmm...

Talk about a delayed reaction. According to the documentary Rambo 3, Russia was in Afghanistan in the late 80s.

I guess it depends on your definition of "late 80s" but I'm pretty sure most reasonable people would consider 1987-1989 to be the late 80s in which case, the Soviets were still in Afghanistan with the last of their troops leaving in early 89.


Yeah, that's what I said.
 
2014-01-25 03:07:57 PM  
I lived in Europe, traveled everywhere and I would never apologize for or hide being American. And I would never, ever want to be seen as Canadian.
 
2014-01-25 03:17:07 PM  
WTF, Russia? What the hell has happened to you? You used to be the meanest, baddest bully around. Nobody picked shiat with you on your soil, because they knew that if they did, they'd be burying their own children.

When did you go full pussy, Russia?
 
2014-01-25 03:49:47 PM  

Silly_Sot: WTF, Russia? What the hell has happened to you? You used to be the meanest, baddest bully around. Nobody picked shiat with you on your soil, because they knew that if they did, they'd be burying their own children.

When did you go full pussy, Russia?


Somewhere around the same time the US went full retard.
 
2014-01-25 04:16:38 PM  
"..or if they must, to switch to the Canadian one.."

Bad idea.  I'm sure any Islamic terrorist is going to be aware of our dipshiat Prime Minister's comments last week regarding Israel.
 
2014-01-25 04:37:27 PM  

jaytkay: lack of warmth: I thought the tradition was no hookers, instead the athletes 'toured the globe' in their little village. Think, would you want a hooker or a hottie from another country every night?

Thousands of 20-somethings with the best bodies on the planet - the night-time games have to be pretty spectacular.

/ Jealous


That's basically what the Olympics are - one big orgy. Staring in the 2000, the IOC put in a standing order of 100,000 condoms per Olympics. ESPN Magazine wrote an article about it last year: http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/story/_/id/8133052/athletes-s p ill-details-dirty-secrets-olympic-village-espn-magazine
 
2014-01-25 05:48:17 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I realize Subby just made the headline in jest, but I was living abroad for several years when various spineless idiots would suggest sewing a Canadian flag on their backpack or telling everyone they were Canadian.
Why travel abroad if you are so scared of your own nationality or that the next person is going to kill or harm you?  I detest people like that.


Hell, my friend did this when she was in Europe 25 years ago. To be fair, she was half-Canadian. But she has never lived in Canada and she told everyone she was Canadian.

dustman81: That's basically what the Olympics are - one big orgy. Staring in the 2000, the IOC put in a standing order of 100,000 condoms per Olympics. ESPN Magazine wrote an article about it last year: http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/story/_/id/8133052/athletes-s p ill-details-dirty-secrets-olympic-village-espn-magazine


it would be like college on steroids. International college on steroids. Not that any of the fine athletes are on steroids. They're just in very good shape.
 
2014-01-25 06:26:48 PM  
Gotta go with the Canadian Tuxedo.

l.yimg.com
 
2014-01-25 09:59:34 PM  
Ryan Suter, a star defense man for the NHL's Minnesota Wild who will play for Team USA, said he wants his wife, his two children and his parents to stay away.

Bullshiat. He is just using this as an excuse to leave the rug rats and the ball and chain at home so he can go mining for some Olympic strange.
 
2014-01-26 12:51:09 AM  

veryequiped: As a Canadian I take issue with this, as Americans are globally roknowned to be loud, brash and pompous, and now they're going to be that way wearing Canadian clothing.


Have you ever been to Quebec?

/just kidding, I love Quebec
 
2014-01-26 02:13:09 AM  
Gee, it's almost as if US foreign policy is putting US citizens who travel abroad in danger.

Looks like the mission really was accomplished, assuming the mission was pissing off the rest of the world.


assets.sbnation.com
 
2014-01-26 11:59:30 AM  
Nothing new, unfortunately. When my dad was stationed in Germany way back when I was a little Farker* it was suggested that we try and 'blend in' if we were out on the town.

*that would be during the 80s.
 
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