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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:59 am

On a less positive note about being British...I went to the Technical Rehearsal of the Olympic Games opening ceremony last night. I enjoyed the show which has been created by none other than Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle. It did rather look like it was going to be a reenactment of 'The Wicker Man' for a while but it turned out to be pretty spectacular.

But the stuff outside the Olympic Stadium is just one big corporate band wagon including a giant 'MacDonalds' and endless adverts for Coca Cola and Visa. What made it worse was the MacDonalds wasn't even open and we had to queue for at least 30 minutes for a beer (£4.60) and another 30 minutes for Fish & Chips (£8.50).

Will someone explain to me how MacDonalds and being super fit go together?

The area around the Olympic Stadium (Stratford...not be confused with Stratford on Avon) is just one big characterless shopping precinct. It's little wonder that we're in the world's greatest credit and banking crisis when you see the Olympic Games being cheapened in this way.
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Re: Sports

Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:31 pm

black bart wrote:What made it worse was the MacDonalds wasn't even open and we had to queue for at least 30 minutes for a beer (£4.60) and another 30 minutes for Fish & Chips (£8.50).
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It's little wonder that we're in the world's greatest credit and banking crisis when you see the Olympic Games being cheapened in this way.

Actually, it doesn't sound like it's being "cheap"ened... :haha:
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Re: Sports

Postby gronank on Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:47 pm

black bart wrote:Will someone explain to me how MacDonalds and being super fit go together?

It doesn't go together. However, MacDonalds does go together with looking at super fit people and having a complex over that you can never be as fit as them.
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:16 am

What we need is a lympics for the physical exercisedly challenged.

100 meters Queuing for a Big Mac.

Fish and Chip eating hurdles.

Shopping marathon.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:49 pm

"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Sports

Postby gronank on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:45 pm


That is interesting. The two first points begs the question why men and women are segregated (I assume). If a woman has the ability to take a place in a major league team, why shouldn't she?
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:05 pm

gronank wrote:

That is interesting. The two first points begs the question why men and women are segregated (I assume). If a woman has the ability to take a place in a major league team, why shouldn't she?


There's a Japanese woman who plays in one of the unaffiliated minor leagues. She's a knuckeball pitcher, a style that requires less brute strength.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:46 pm

So, where does Spain's performance at these Olympics rank in the all-time upsets/letdowns in international futbol?
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Re: Sports

Postby daftbeaker on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:59 pm

Dunno. Their men's judo under 68kg was pretty good though, shame he lost.
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:20 pm

Women's beach volley ball at Horse Guards :lech:

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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:48 am

daftbeaker wrote:Dunno. Their men's judo under 68kg was pretty good though, shame he lost.


The guy who just won -81kg, Kim Jae-Bum of S. Kora, was incredibly dominant. He made the German dude look like an amateur.
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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:23 pm

With a gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay, Michael Phelps has become the most decorated Olympian ever, surpassing the record of 18 Larisa Latynina set in 1964. Glad he set it with a gold, bronze would've felt kind of "Yeah, you set it, but not in style."
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:01 am

Bradley Wiggins is God.

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Re: Sports

Postby PKMKII on Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:23 pm

Mexico 3, Japan 1 in men's soccer semi-final. Japan had never been behind in the tournament, and when Mexico went up 2-1, I don't think Japan knew how to handle coming back. Mexico is guaranteed at least a silver, which will be their first ever Olympics medal in soccer.

Also, Henrik Rummel shows off his paddle after winning bronze in rowing:
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He claims he wasn't even at, full mast
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Re: Sports

Postby black bart on Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:30 am

^ :lol:

Milly my 7 year old daughter was watching that and she couldn't stop giggling.
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