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(Vocativ)   If you go to Sochi, among all the other pleasantries, you might get the chance to use an authentic local person's pillow. Sleep tight   (vocativ.com) divider line 94
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2014-02-05 08:00:28 PM  
This will be just like the bad old Soviet days when you had to wait in line for 5 hours to buy a pillow...
 
2014-02-05 08:29:14 PM  
If your room doesn't include a pillow, just rest your head on one of the stray dogs.
 
2014-02-05 08:46:36 PM  
Do they give you a hair net with it.
 
2014-02-05 08:47:14 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-05 08:47:30 PM  
fusillade762: This will be just like the bad old Soviet days when you had to wait in line for 5 hours to buy a pillow...

No, yesterday was the day to wait 5 hours in line and not get a pillow. Today you can wait 5 hours in line and not get shoes.
 
2014-02-05 08:48:03 PM  

Ivo Shandor: If your room doesn't include a pillow, just rest your head on one of the stray dogs.


they better be quick if they want a warm fresh one.
 
2014-02-05 08:50:09 PM  
There's gold in them there comments
 
2014-02-05 08:50:10 PM  
Love the comments:

Biffy Dakraker
Feb 05, 2014 18:32 EST
Communism Fail!  Ha ha! Coming soon to America via Obama.
 
2014-02-05 08:50:37 PM  

ZAZ: fusillade762: This will be just like the bad old Soviet days when you had to wait in line for 5 hours to buy a pillow...

No, yesterday was the day to wait 5 hours in line and not get a pillow. Today you can wait 5 hours in line and not get shoes.


Then you can yell "Why don't they ever have bread when we wait in line!?"
A police man will wag his finger at you and say "You could get shot for saying that." Good news, they're out of bullets.
 
2014-02-05 08:51:50 PM  
Between the hacking, the terrorist threats, and the state of Sochi itself, I'm left wondering if the Olympics are going to get off the ground at all.
 
2014-02-05 08:51:53 PM  
www.laughforcealpha.com
 
2014-02-05 08:58:13 PM  
On the plus side this will make the 96 Games in "The ATL" seem so much better

Can't wait for the ski jump to collapse, hope it's on live TV
 
2014-02-05 08:58:36 PM  
I visited Sochi about 5 years ago.....

It was a complete crap-hole. I can't see how any one would say it should host an Olympic event. The dog thing appeared to be a constant across eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey all had TONS of dogs running around).

Other things....Hopefully the places in Sochi have decided to start taking credit cards. That was a royal pain in the ass when we were there. In the US, EVERYWHERE takes credit cards. In Sochi, NO WHERE took credit cards.

And the hotel thing in Sochi doesn't surprise me. I stayed in a hotel in Greece a few weeks before I was in Sochi. Let's just say, crappy American hotels (Motel 6 for instance) are amazing compared to the dives in some of those countries. What I paid for a not-very-good hotel (lumpy bed, leaky shower, etc) would get me into a Holiday Inn in LA/NY, which are actually damn decent. We really have it good. Our hotel chains give a nice consistency that is sorely lacking in other parts of the world.
 
2014-02-05 08:58:48 PM  
This is what happens when you base a modern economy on graft and vodka, built on a firm foundation of Soviet style communism. What did people expect?
 
2014-02-05 08:59:34 PM  
Perhaps we need to introduce the Sochi "Organizers" to the pillow tycoon in the video thread
 
2014-02-05 08:59:41 PM  
If only there was some type of physical conflict to engage in as a fun way to deal with such a situation.
 
2014-02-05 09:00:11 PM  

JohnCarter: On the plus side this will make the 96 Games in "The ATL" seem so much better

Can't wait for the ski jump to collapse, hope it's on live TV


I was thinking the exact same thing....watch the ski jump just slide down the mountain side. If it holds up long enough, the last jumper may win because he'll jump closer to the landing spot so they fly "farther"
 
2014-02-05 09:01:29 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk


And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-02-05 09:03:35 PM  

kidgenius: JohnCarter: On the plus side this will make the 96 Games in "The ATL" seem so much better

Can't wait for the ski jump to collapse, hope it's on live TV

I was thinking the exact same thing....watch the ski jump just slide down the mountain side. If it holds up long enough, the last jumper may win because he'll jump closer to the landing spot so they fly "farther"


3.bp.blogspot.com
cant wait for the other events.
 
2014-02-05 09:04:59 PM  

Voiceofreason01: This is what happens when you base a modern economy on graft and vodka, built on a firm foundation of Soviet style communism. What did people expect?


But, graft and vodka are all they know.

/ I'm betting the Russians won't be getting another Olympics for a while
 
2014-02-05 09:07:55 PM  
Seen in Sochi- last row: no toilet fishing and ... no drinking while sitting on the floor?  Baffling.

pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-02-05 09:09:24 PM  
The general lack of preparedness has me doubting security and the safety of the sports facilities, tracks, seating, etc.

Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.
 
2014-02-05 09:09:58 PM  

AloysiusSnuffleupagus: Seen in Sochi- last row: no toilet fishing and ... no drinking while sitting on the floor?  Baffling.

[pbs.twimg.com image 850x843]


I think the bottom right one is a dude attempting to stick a syringe in his arm.

"Please don't do drugs in our bathrooms"
 
2014-02-05 09:11:05 PM  

Walker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x818]


And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x788]


and they judge you in three categories, scoring on a 0-10 scale.
 
2014-02-05 09:11:13 PM  
eatwatchrun.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-05 09:12:07 PM  

Nuclear Monk: Walker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x818]


And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x788]

and they judge you in three categories, scoring on a 0-10 scale.


1) Size of splash
2) Smell
3) ???
 
2014-02-05 09:12:16 PM  

wildcardjack: ZAZ: fusillade762: This will be just like the bad old Soviet days when you had to wait in line for 5 hours to buy a pillow...

No, yesterday was the day to wait 5 hours in line and not get a pillow. Today you can wait 5 hours in line and not get shoes.

Then you can yell "Why don't they ever have bread when we wait in line!?"
A police man will wag his finger at you and say "You could get shot for saying that." Good news, they're out of bullets.


They need to learn from China, who charges the perp's family for the bullet.
 
2014-02-05 09:12:38 PM  

CygnusDarius: (pic of Papers, Please!)


Papers, Please! is fantastic...this silly little game with 8-bit graphics made me laugh my ass off and feel sad at the same time.

GLORY TO ARSTROTZKA!!!!
 
2014-02-05 09:13:34 PM  

kidgenius: Nuclear Monk: Walker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x818]


And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x788]

and they judge you in three categories, scoring on a 0-10 scale.

1) Size of splash
2) Smell
3) ???


artistic style, duh.
 
2014-02-05 09:13:41 PM  

kidgenius: AloysiusSnuffleupagus: Seen in Sochi- last row: no toilet fishing and ... no drinking while sitting on the floor?  Baffling.

[pbs.twimg.com image 850x843]

I think the bottom right one is a dude attempting to stick a syringe in his arm.

"Please don't do drugs in our bathrooms"


See, I thought maybe a sponge.  "No bathing in the toilet water."
 
2014-02-05 09:13:42 PM  

Walker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x818]


And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x788]


WTF???waiting in the toilet for to use the toilet???
 
2014-02-05 09:16:33 PM  

oh_please: CygnusDarius: (pic of Papers, Please!)

Papers, Please! is fantastic...this silly little game with 8-bit graphics made me laugh my ass off and feel sad at the same time.

GLORY TO ARSTROTZKA!!!!


I loved the old guy with the horrible forged papers that get progressively better.  You know his papers are fake but he deserves an A for effort.

/I always forgot to check the cities
 
2014-02-05 09:18:03 PM  

Walker: And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?


The caption says "another toilet in Sochi - this time with seats for the jury." So yeah.

I spent a lot of time in Russia in the nineties. This doesn't surprise me even a little.
 
2014-02-05 09:21:37 PM  

Nuclear Monk: Walker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x818]


And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x788]

and they judge you in three categories, scoring on a 0-10 scale.


Please tell me it's the German-style poop shelf toilet. Then the experience will be complete.
 
2014-02-05 09:24:21 PM  
This is just another way they're trying to chase the gays away, isn't it?
 
2014-02-05 09:24:55 PM  

Mmmrky: oh_please: CygnusDarius: (pic of Papers, Please!)

Papers, Please! is fantastic...this silly little game with 8-bit graphics made me laugh my ass off and feel sad at the same time.

GLORY TO ARSTROTZKA!!!!

I loved the old guy with the horrible forged papers that get progressively better.  You know his papers are fake but he deserves an A for effort.

/I always forgot to check the cities


"I don't need papers! In Arstotzka, everyone is free, yes?"

"Ok, I come back with right papers next time!"

/Jorji rules!
 
2014-02-05 09:36:01 PM  

Voiceofreason01: This is what happens when you base a modern economy on graft and vodka, built on a firm foundation of Soviet style communism. What did people expect?


Putin vacations there.  Who are you to question a little spending to spruce it up a bit?
 
2014-02-05 09:42:01 PM  

kidgenius: AloysiusSnuffleupagus: Seen in Sochi- last row: no toilet fishing and ... no drinking while sitting on the floor?  Baffling.

[pbs.twimg.com image 850x843]

I think the bottom right one is a dude attempting to stick a syringe in his arm.

"Please don't do drugs in our bathrooms"


Thanks!  Now I see it.
/Still can't figure out the toilet fishing thing.
 
2014-02-05 09:45:10 PM  

Ivo Shandor: If your room doesn't include a pillow, just rest your head on one of the stray dogs.


That'll also help with the lack of heat in some rooms.
 
2014-02-05 09:46:56 PM  

Enigmamf: Ivo Shandor: If your room doesn't include a pillow, just rest your head on one of the stray dogs.

That'll also help with the lack of heat in some rooms.


stray dog, the unofficial sochi mascot.
 
2014-02-05 09:50:19 PM  
OLYMPIC FEVER IS SPREADING ACROSS RUSSIA! thousands dead.
 
2014-02-05 09:53:27 PM  
and they've known since 2007 that the games were going to be here.  7 years ago.

just begoggling.   and it isn't even really under way yet.

too bad they have no snow.
 
2014-02-05 09:53:39 PM  
WTF? They had seven years to get it right!
 
2014-02-05 09:54:52 PM  

hugheric: OLYMPIC FEVER IS SPREADING ACROSS RUSSIA! thousands dead.



I spit out my food.....!
 
2014-02-05 09:57:12 PM  
Soooo first they can't flush toilet paper (seriously Russia?), then there's open manhole covers along the streets, and then Mountain Dew-esque water from a tap (which you don't want to "use on your face"), and then the piss poor hotel conditions with a slew of other crap wrong with them, and now running out of pillows (and shower curtains)?

Christ Russia, all this time to get ready and you're already making a mockery of the games. God knows once it starts up we'll likely see something similar to Munich too thanks to the terrorist threats...
 
2014-02-05 09:57:41 PM  

dbaggins: hugheric: OLYMPIC FEVER IS SPREADING ACROSS RUSSIA! thousands dead.


I spit out my food.....!


Well that's it for me folks! Remember to tip your waitress.
 
2014-02-05 09:58:08 PM  

Nuclear Monk: kidgenius: Nuclear Monk: Walker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x818]


And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x788]

and they judge you in three categories, scoring on a 0-10 scale.

1) Size of splash
2) Smell
3) ???

artistic style, duh.


1) cut
2)clarity
3)color

/better than texture, temperature and taste
 
2014-02-05 09:58:29 PM  

AloysiusSnuffleupagus: kidgenius: AloysiusSnuffleupagus: Seen in Sochi- last row: no toilet fishing and ... no drinking while sitting on the floor?  Baffling.

[pbs.twimg.com image 850x843]

I think the bottom right one is a dude attempting to stick a syringe in his arm.

"Please don't do drugs in our bathrooms"

Thanks!  Now I see it.
/Still can't figure out the toilet fishing thing.


I'm guessing "we don't recommend fishing your dropped cell phone out of the toilet. People poo in there"
 
2014-02-05 10:01:40 PM  
 
2014-02-05 10:02:43 PM  
Thank you all. I needed a good laugh, and this thread has delivered.
 
2014-02-05 10:03:45 PM  

bratface: WTF? They had seven years to get it right!


As a citizen of a tongue-in-cheek corrupt country, I can tell you that they're thankful for the money, and remind the media that these are are all bad rep stories, and point to the premade happy facade they made with only a third of the budget.

/Seriously
//If the people overseeing the preparations came from Mexico, a Greece, and <Insert country with a blatantly corrupt government>
///That shiat would not have flown
 
2014-02-05 10:09:44 PM  
I like how the link in TFA to http://subscribe.ru/group/na-zavalinke/5903224/  gets a predictably messy English Google translate, but the last line: "Грёбаные уроды!!!" is spot-on. Now I know some key Russian.
 
2014-02-05 10:13:29 PM  

HairyNevus: I like how the link in TFA to http://subscribe.ru/group/na-zavalinke/5903224/  gets a predictably messy English Google translate, but the last line: "Грёбаные уроды!!!" is spot-on. Now I know some key Russian.

Грёбаные уроды

indeed, Грёбаные уроды .
 
2014-02-05 10:36:28 PM  
Wow, sign me up!
 
2014-02-05 10:42:36 PM  
Probably not too late to move it to Vancouver.
 
2014-02-05 10:45:38 PM  
Russia deserves this so bad. People are going to bring up Sochi with them in every political meeting for the next fifty years.
 
2014-02-05 10:46:35 PM  

Syder: Probably not too late to move it to Vancouver.


They could host a world class event with two days notice.
 
2014-02-05 10:49:24 PM  

Walker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x818]


And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x788]


It's a cheering section!
 
2014-02-05 10:51:12 PM  

Bucky Katt: Walker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x818]


And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x788]

It's a cheering section!


It's actually just the queue for the toilets.
 
2014-02-05 10:54:48 PM  
www.mikehourigan.com


Do you miss me now?
 
2014-02-05 10:54:58 PM  

Russ1642: Bucky Katt: Walker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x818]


And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x788]

It's a cheering section!

It's actually just the queue for the toilets.


Man, talk about pressure.
 
2014-02-05 10:56:40 PM  

Heliovdrake: [i.imgur.com image 451x384]


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http://imgur.com/a/0muGY


I've seen the don't flush tp thing in other countries.  Meh.
 
2014-02-05 10:59:42 PM  
lol...

What a shiathole.
 
2014-02-05 11:07:03 PM  
The real shiatstorm hasn't even started. Athletes are going to miss events because of poor transportation. Protesters are going to get shot. Judging is going to be even more corrupt than usual. A few countries will actually pull out entirely. Equipment thefts will cause major disruptions. Throw in a few high profile kidnappings and we're going to see one hell of a show.
 
2014-02-05 11:08:13 PM  

Alebak: Between the hacking, the terrorist threats, and the state of Sochi itself, I'm left wondering if the Olympics are going to get off the ground at all.


Don't forget what we've learned from Russian dashcams
 
2014-02-05 11:12:55 PM  
img.fark.net

My understanding (from a Deadspin article) is that's one of the rooms for the US Hockey team.

Here's my question: has there ever been a curling-related fatality?  Because this pony show makes it look possible!
 
2014-02-05 11:16:33 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Alebak: Between the hacking, the terrorist threats, and the state of Sochi itself, I'm left wondering if the Olympics are going to get off the ground at all.

Don't forget what we've learned from Russian dashcams


rofl

I can see it now, curler lets the stone loose and suddenly THERE'S A PEDESTRIAN ON THE ICE!
 
2014-02-05 11:19:21 PM  

Bucky Katt: I've seen the don't flush tp thing in other countries.  Meh.


What's surprising is all the time and money they've had to build infrastructure, but they still expect people to dump their shiat stained toilet paper into a waste basket. Heck, they could have gone with a bidet if they really didn't want people flushing toilet paper. This just isn't what people should see when they're hosting a world class event.
 
2014-02-05 11:33:16 PM  
And to think, they won the bid over Salzburg, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I stayed in a youth hostel in Salzburg that was honest to god, 1,000 times nicer than what I'm seeing in here.

www.ccisabroad.org
 
2014-02-05 11:35:23 PM  

organizmx: And to think, they won the bid over Salzburg, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I stayed in a youth hostel in Salzburg that was honest to god, 1,000 times nicer than what I'm seeing in here.

[www.ccisabroad.org image 440x330]


That whole part of Austria is beautiful. I think the Eagle's Nest is near there.
 
2014-02-05 11:36:10 PM  

pyrotek85: Bucky Katt: I've seen the don't flush tp thing in other countries.  Meh.

What's surprising is all the time and money they've had to build infrastructure, but they still expect people to dump their shiat stained toilet paper into a waste basket. Heck, they could have gone with a bidet if they really didn't want people flushing toilet paper. This just isn't what people should see when they're hosting a world class event.


Contrast that with Rio, whose thinking on prepping for the Olympics (and World Cup) was "first we have to do something about those drug-gang-run murder slums, then we need a subway system..."  They've been working to get ready for a over decade and 2016 will be a hell of a show.
 
2014-02-05 11:43:37 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: organizmx: And to think, they won the bid over Salzburg, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I stayed in a youth hostel in Salzburg that was honest to god, 1,000 times nicer than what I'm seeing in here.

[www.ccisabroad.org image 440x330]

That whole part of Austria is beautiful. I think the Eagle's Nest is near there.


It is. And it's also beautiful (the scenic view that is).
 
2014-02-05 11:48:35 PM  

AloysiusSnuffleupagus: kidgenius: AloysiusSnuffleupagus: Seen in Sochi- last row: no toilet fishing and ... no drinking while sitting on the floor?  Baffling.

[pbs.twimg.com image 850x843]

I think the bottom right one is a dude attempting to stick a syringe in his arm.

"Please don't do drugs in our bathrooms"

Thanks!  Now I see it.
/Still can't figure out the toilet fishing thing.


It looks to me like that last sign is saying "Do not play with toy submarines in the toilet".
 
2014-02-05 11:57:33 PM  
And I, for one, am staying up past 1am to see the first clusterfark qualifying events tomorrow.
 
2014-02-06 12:05:42 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: And I, for one, am staying up past 1am to see the first clusterfark qualifying events tomorrow.


I'll be looking for the BBC coverage of the opening events tomorrow, as they don't let idiots talk through the whole thing.
 
2014-02-06 12:38:27 AM  

kidgenius: Nuclear Monk: Walker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x818]


And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x788]

and they judge you in three categories, scoring on a 0-10 scale.

1) Size of splash
2) Smell
3) ???


Consistency.
 
2014-02-06 12:38:33 AM  
Any word on the actual venues yet? I'm predicting massive swimming pools for hockey, curling and skating rinks.
 
2014-02-06 01:36:35 AM  

Walker: And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?


Yes, and then they hold up your rating cards. Pooping - it's the New Olympic sport.
 
2014-02-06 01:49:40 AM  

Marmilman: cameroncrazy1984: organizmx: And to think, they won the bid over Salzburg, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I stayed in a youth hostel in Salzburg that was honest to god, 1,000 times nicer than what I'm seeing in here.

[www.ccisabroad.org image 440x330]

That whole part of Austria is beautiful. I think the Eagle's Nest is near there.

It is. And it's also beautiful (the scenic view that is).


According to Google maps it's a drive of a mere 28.6km and 34 minutes from Salzburg, Austria to Obersalzberg, Germany (the town where the Eagle's Nest was located).
 
2014-02-06 02:07:10 AM  

Nexzus: Any word on the actual venues yet? I'm predicting massive swimming pools for hockey, curling and skating rinks.


Snowboarders are saying the course for the new event is too damn dangerous...

Underwater curling could be awesome, in a sort of meditative sense.  Like watching a sloth.
 
2014-02-06 02:10:44 AM  

pyrotek85: Bucky Katt: I've seen the don't flush tp thing in other countries.  Meh.

What's surprising is all the time and money they've had to build infrastructure, but they still expect people to dump their shiat stained toilet paper into a waste basket. Heck, they could have gone with a bidet if they really didn't want people flushing toilet paper. This just isn't what people should see when they're hosting a world class event.


I kinda wonder who all actually got this money. Because it seems unlikely that individual hotels were getting setup with some government money to prepare for all this, which is likely what would be necessary to replace the ancient plumbing which can't handle toilet paper now.
 
2014-02-06 03:13:03 AM  

Demiglace: pyrotek85: Bucky Katt: I've seen the don't flush tp thing in other countries.  Meh.

What's surprising is all the time and money they've had to build infrastructure, but they still expect people to dump their shiat stained toilet paper into a waste basket. Heck, they could have gone with a bidet if they really didn't want people flushing toilet paper. This just isn't what people should see when they're hosting a world class event.

I kinda wonder who all actually got this money. Because it seems unlikely that individual hotels were getting setup with some government money to prepare for all this, which is likely what would be necessary to replace the ancient plumbing which can't handle toilet paper now.


Internal graft and corruption, same as it ever was.  Everyone sneaks a little piece of the cake, and by the time you're done you have a pile of icing with no support.

The Soviets were hideously bad at economic, but they managed to tamp the corruption down and actually make and build things.  But things have returned to the way they were now.

The good news is that Russia is finally entering the late 19th century.  They'll catch up to nations like Italy, Greece and Spain in 150 years or so.
 
2014-02-06 03:35:09 AM  

pyrotek85: Bucky Katt: I've seen the don't flush tp thing in other countries.  Meh.

What's surprising is all the time and money they've had to build infrastructure, but they still expect people to dump their shiat stained toilet paper into a waste basket. Heck, they could have gone with a bidet if they really didn't want people flushing toilet paper. This just isn't what people should see when they're hosting a world class event.


They don't mind you doing it on principle. It's the plumbing that's not working.
 
2014-02-06 03:39:21 AM  
Dwight_Yeast:

The good news is that Russia is finally entering the late 19th century.  They'll catch up to nations like Italy, Greece and Spain in 150 years or so.

Spain isn't bad, Northern Italy isn't corrupt (which is, unsurprisingly, where all their economic activitity takes place). Greece, at least Russia has a vaque idea of how much they spend on their olympics.
 
2014-02-06 04:00:53 AM  
I am going to hang out around the bathrooms and collect and sell sell fecal samples of famous athletes and media personalities on eBay
 
2014-02-06 06:28:09 AM  
what a joke, the next time some one mentions the rising BRIC nations I'll bring these up.
 
2014-02-06 07:21:40 AM  

Polish Hussar: Marmilman: cameroncrazy1984: organizmx: And to think, they won the bid over Salzburg, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I stayed in a youth hostel in Salzburg that was honest to god, 1,000 times nicer than what I'm seeing in here.

[www.ccisabroad.org image 440x330]

That whole part of Austria is beautiful. I think the Eagle's Nest is near there.

It is. And it's also beautiful (the scenic view that is).

According to Google maps it's a drive of a mere 28.6km and 34 minutes from Salzburg, Austria to Obersalzberg, Germany (the town where the Eagle's Nest was located).


I was speaking generally, as I assumed he was too. I've actually been there before. From what I remember, the drive from Salzburg to Eagle's Nest took about 45 minutes mostly because you were driving up a mountain, which took a while. It's now a museum.
 
2014-02-06 10:50:26 AM  

Iczer: HaywoodJablonski: Alebak: Between the hacking, the terrorist threats, and the state of Sochi itself, I'm left wondering if the Olympics are going to get off the ground at all.

Don't forget what we've learned from Russian dashcams

rofl

I can see it now, curler lets the stone loose and suddenly THERE'S A PEDESTRIAN ON THE ICE!


And a box truck blows by, swerving and narrowly missing the pedestrian, promptly crashing into a light pole.

Sochi goes dark.

Then somebody yells, "BLYAT!!!! SOOKA!!!"

/love dashcam videos
//off to YouTube
 
2014-02-06 11:10:17 AM  

Marmilman: Polish Hussar: Marmilman: cameroncrazy1984: organizmx: And to think, they won the bid over Salzburg, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I stayed in a youth hostel in Salzburg that was honest to god, 1,000 times nicer than what I'm seeing in here.

[www.ccisabroad.org image 440x330]

That whole part of Austria is beautiful. I think the Eagle's Nest is near there.

It is. And it's also beautiful (the scenic view that is).

According to Google maps it's a drive of a mere 28.6km and 34 minutes from Salzburg, Austria to Obersalzberg, Germany (the town where the Eagle's Nest was located).

I was speaking generally, as I assumed he was too. I've actually been there before. From what I remember, the drive from Salzburg to Eagle's Nest took about 45 minutes mostly because you were driving up a mountain, which took a while. It's now a museum.


I wasn't disagreeing about closeness, I just like numbers and wanted to share my findings with the class.  45 minutes is pretty close, that's how long it takes to drive from Detroit to Ann Arbor.
 
2014-02-06 11:15:52 AM  
Reminds me of computer game The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind. I lost track of the main quest, so I decided to dedicate myself to stealing every pillow in the world. Thousand of 'em. And building a giant pillow fort.
 
2014-02-06 11:20:19 AM  

Walker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x818]


And I couldn't stop laughing at this one. Are 3 people supposed to sit there and watch you poop?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x788]


It's for an olympic event; the seats are for the judges. You get scored on speed, mass, and artistry.
 
2014-02-06 06:52:19 PM  

pyrotek85: Bucky Katt: I've seen the don't flush tp thing in other countries.  Meh.

What's surprising is all the time and money they've had to build infrastructure, but they still expect people to dump their shiat stained toilet paper into a waste basket. Heck, they could have gone with a bidet if they really didn't want people flushing toilet paper. This just isn't what people should see when they're hosting a world class event.


You want that water touching your privates??
 
2014-02-06 07:23:29 PM  

namegoeshere: pyrotek85: Bucky Katt: I've seen the don't flush tp thing in other countries.  Meh.

What's surprising is all the time and money they've had to build infrastructure, but they still expect people to dump their shiat stained toilet paper into a waste basket. Heck, they could have gone with a bidet if they really didn't want people flushing toilet paper. This just isn't what people should see when they're hosting a world class event.

You want that water touching your privates??


Well I was assuming they'd fix that, but good point lol
 
2014-02-06 11:03:09 PM  

Polish Hussar: Marmilman: Polish Hussar: Marmilman: cameroncrazy1984: organizmx: And to think, they won the bid over Salzburg, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I stayed in a youth hostel in Salzburg that was honest to god, 1,000 times nicer than what I'm seeing in here.

[www.ccisabroad.org image 440x330]

That whole part of Austria is beautiful. I think the Eagle's Nest is near there.

It is. And it's also beautiful (the scenic view that is).

According to Google maps it's a drive of a mere 28.6km and 34 minutes from Salzburg, Austria to Obersalzberg, Germany (the town where the Eagle's Nest was located).

I was speaking generally, as I assumed he was too. I've actually been there before. From what I remember, the drive from Salzburg to Eagle's Nest took about 45 minutes mostly because you were driving up a mountain, which took a while. It's now a museum.

I wasn't disagreeing about closeness, I just like numbers and wanted to share my findings with the class.  45 minutes is pretty close, that's how long it takes to drive from Detroit to Ann Arbor.


No worries, I was just trying to provide some context :)
 
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