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(The Atlantic)   Pictures from the first twelve Winter Olympics. Come for the West German Conehead bobsled team, stay for the hot, young Dorothy Hamill   (theatlantic.com) divider line 39
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2014-02-13 02:54:09 PM
Godwined in the article.
 
2014-02-13 03:04:06 PM
stay for the hot, young Dorothy Hamill

To this day I still won't forgive her for inspiring 3/4 of the women on my high school swim team to cut their beautiful long hair into the "short and sassy!" look.

(lawn, off, etc.)
 
2014-02-13 03:04:24 PM
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Yes please.
 
2014-02-13 03:07:45 PM
well, i stayed for the young hot Peggy Fleming.  i would have inserted my figure skating joke like the fist of an angry salchow.

/i dont even understand what i just alluded to
//i know nothing about skating
 
2014-02-13 03:09:11 PM
Damn, Dorothy Hamill was a cutie pie.  And based on a brief GIS, is still getting it done as an older lady.

And how about Marion Ruth Take in the middle here, not too shabby.

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2014-02-13 03:15:07 PM
In pic 20, it looks like four guys you'd see at the bar after work.

/Dorthy was cute, but Kristi Yamaguchi is cuter.
 
2014-02-13 03:28:57 PM
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Years later, ladies of less modesty would take this to extremes.
 
2014-02-13 03:36:09 PM

skinbubble: Yes please.


oh hell yeah
 
2014-02-13 03:40:57 PM
Why did you stop at 1976? Supposedly something really big happened at the 1980 Winter Olympics...............
 
2014-02-13 03:49:58 PM
i'll take Kristi Yamaguchi or Michelle Kwan
 
2014-02-13 03:58:06 PM
I'll take that East German girl standing next to her if you don't mind.
 
2014-02-13 04:00:42 PM
Looking at those ski jump picks, I wonder how the skiers don't break their legs. How freaking high are they?

Whatthefark: In pic 20, it looks like four guys you'd see at the bar after work.


Their bobsled looks like a mini BatMobile.
 
2014-02-13 04:05:15 PM
I didn't finish the article when I posted my previous comment...

- I love the zamboni in #23.
- In #27, we see an early precursor to the 2014 US sweaters.
 
2014-02-13 04:05:36 PM
Dick Button of Englewood, New Jersey, executes a jump during a practice session at St. Moritz, Switzerland, on January 19, 1948, in preparation for the Winter Olympics of 1948.


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2014-02-13 04:11:08 PM

Therion: stay for the hot, young Dorothy Hamill

To this day I still won't forgive her for inspiring 3/4 of the women on my high school swim team to cut their beautiful long hair into the "short and sassy!" look.

(lawn, off, etc.)


No shiat!  What the fark was up with that!
 
2014-02-13 04:29:19 PM
Little known fact: 1948 Gold Medals were made from melted down dental gold harvested by the nazis and secreted in Swiss banks. Look it up!
 
2014-02-13 04:30:42 PM
Come for the West German Conehead bobsled team, stay for the hot, young Dorothy Hamill Peggy Fleming camel toe.
 
2014-02-13 04:37:40 PM
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That outfit was responsible for a lot of grade school jokes:

"What's green and skates on ice?"
"Peggy Phlegm!"

(and it looks like the guy to her right only told it once.)
 
2014-02-13 04:51:48 PM

Therion: stay for the hot, young Dorothy HamillTo this day I still won't forgive her for inspiring 3/4 of the women on my high school swim team to cut their beautiful long hair into the "short and sassy!" look.


This.  But OH DAT ASS.
 
2014-02-13 05:12:58 PM

skrame: Looking at those ski jump picks, I wonder how the skiers don't break their legs. How freaking high are they?

Whatthefark: In pic 20, it looks like four guys you'd see at the bar after work.

Their bobsled looks like a mini BatMobile.


According to Google, they rarely get higher than 20 ft off the ground. Unless you're in the "ski flying" event, aka nopeoctopus.gif.

But holy fark they look like they're hauling a$$ down the jump!!!

Pic 7 looks like it was a painful fail.

/cool pics
//minus the Godwin
 
2014-02-13 05:49:35 PM

skrame: Looking at those ski jump picks, I wonder how the skiers don't break their legs. How freaking high are they?


Ski jumping (among other things) from the 1932 Olympics
 
2014-02-13 05:56:49 PM
Could have had one pic of franz klammer on his downhill run otherwise a nice group of pictures.
 
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2014-02-13 06:15:47 PM
What is green and skates?????  Peggy Flem!!!!!
 
2014-02-13 06:31:44 PM
Both Dorothy Hammill and Peggy Fleming remain hot to this day:

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2014-02-13 07:18:45 PM
Looks like everyone in Norway turned out to watch the ski jump back in the day.
 
2014-02-13 07:22:56 PM
so you are saying the coneheads don't really come from france?
 
2014-02-13 07:25:50 PM
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no wonder they set the world record, that's not a bobsled, it's a go kart
 
2014-02-13 07:43:22 PM
The first Zamboni:
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2014-02-13 08:09:01 PM
Two observations:
1, Winter sports look awesome in the outdoors.
2. Those crowds are incredible. That must be pushing 50,000 out for the ski jumping.
 
2014-02-13 08:14:09 PM
You cannot spell 'Dorothy Hamill' without using the letters D R O O L. Which I did over her, back in the day.

//if I'd omitted the comma that might've read very differently.
 
2014-02-13 08:16:05 PM

John Buck 41: You cannot spell 'Dorothy Hamill' without using the letters D R O O L. Which I did over her, back in the day.

//if I'd omitted the comma that might've read very differently.


LOL
 
2014-02-13 08:25:57 PM

Whatthefark: In pic 20, it looks like four guys you'd see at the bar after work.


That's because they pretty much were. There's the old story about how the US would pick it's bobsled team by having someone go to a bar in Lake Placid and ask who was interested. It didn't actually happen that way but the connection between bobsled teams and bars was so strong that it actually seemed plausible.
 
2014-02-13 08:41:11 PM

John Buck 41: You cannot spell 'Dorothy Hamill' without using the letters D R O O L. Which I did over her, back in the day.

//if I'd omitted the comma that might've read very differently.


you can't spell it without 'oral my hod hilt' either
 
2014-02-13 10:29:34 PM
Not even watching the games and I've already seen the absolute best thing ever about them:

tbrandedlife.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-13 11:25:47 PM

Iczer: Not even watching the games and I've already seen the absolute best thing ever about them:

[tbrandedlife.files.wordpress.com image 850x429]


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2014-02-14 01:26:38 AM
A year after Carol Heiss won a gold medal in the 1960 Winter Olympics, she starred in the movie Snow White and the Three Stooges. Really.

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2014-02-14 06:32:49 AM
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My sister had a Dorothy Hamill doll that looked Just.  Like.  That.  Same outfit and everything.
 
2014-02-14 04:26:39 PM

Iczer: Not even watching the games and I've already seen the absolute best thing ever about them:

[tbrandedlife.files.wordpress.com image 850x429]


Whisky Tango Foxtrot! More, please.
 
2014-02-15 01:29:27 AM

Speaker2Animals: Iczer: Not even watching the games and I've already seen the absolute best thing ever about them:

[tbrandedlife.files.wordpress.com image 850x429]

Whisky Tango Foxtrot! More, please.


Don't know anything about her other than she cuts one hell of a figure in a skin-tight suit. She's the first person seen in the new Olympics-themed Dos Equis commercial, and obviously does toboggan (or whatever they refer to it nowadays as)...

/hate to see her go, but man I love to see her leave...
 
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