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Title: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Malt on February 06, 2014, 02:59:42 PM
They're starting today, and apparently the opening ceremony is tomorrow?!  :o
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: goflyblind on February 06, 2014, 03:05:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/n4CEaoNADiY
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Bob on February 06, 2014, 03:26:21 PM
Not really interested in the giant Curling event........or anything else.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Malt on February 06, 2014, 04:05:57 PM
I actually do like the winter olympics, though I know most people don't get into them.

I also enjoy watching olympic curling. I know, I'm awful, but I'm being serious. It's not the most exciting sure but I'll watch it when it's on. Seriously have you ever seen German curling? They get really intense it's actually pretty funny.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Malt on February 06, 2014, 04:08:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/n4CEaoNADiY

Lol funny & poignant. I thought this was user-made 'till the credit at the end.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Bob on February 06, 2014, 04:35:46 PM
I actually do like the winter olympics, though I know most people don't get into them.

I also enjoy watching olympic curling. I know, I'm awful, but I'm being serious. It's not the most exciting sure but I'll watch it when it's on. Seriously have you ever seen German curling? They get really intense it's actually pretty funny.

I have a friend who watches this JUST for the curling.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: goflyblind on February 06, 2014, 04:40:18 PM
curling's pretty friggin' great.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Malt on February 06, 2014, 04:40:39 PM
Ok wow that is pretty intense lol.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: d00hickey on February 06, 2014, 04:56:06 PM
I love the winter Olympics, I've actually had the privileged to try the Luge and Curling on a visit to the Olympic park in Calgary.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Malt on February 06, 2014, 07:20:29 PM
That sounds really cool/terrifying. Curling seems like it would be really difficult. Sometimes I wonder how much of a difference those brushes really make.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: d00hickey on February 06, 2014, 08:19:41 PM
That sounds really cool/terrifying. Curling seems like it would be really difficult. Sometimes I wonder how much of a difference those brushes really make.

I spent very little time Curling but I know a fair amount about it because my dad belonged to a curling club and he told me a lot about it. First thing a lot of people don't realize about curling is how difficult it is. The rock is very heavy and you have to impose the perfect amount of force into it using your own body's momentum. The purpose of the sweeper is to melt a small layer of ice to reduce friction and it is very effective.

The reason it's called curling is because if the guy who throws the rock imparts a slight spin onto it the stone turns, or curls, slightly to the direction of the spin. 
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Bob on February 07, 2014, 01:19:30 AM
And the playing ice keeps the team's beer cold.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: The Lurker on February 07, 2014, 06:37:02 AM
(http://d3gqasl9vmjfd8.cloudfront.net/b11d0c9e-99d8-4746-8ee4-7aafbfd41ff4.png)
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: The Lurker on February 07, 2014, 10:45:36 AM
http://gawker.com/russia-says-its-sochi-bathroom-spy-cameras-show-no-plum-1517448908 (http://gawker.com/russia-says-its-sochi-bathroom-spy-cameras-show-no-plum-1517448908)
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Malt on February 07, 2014, 06:58:04 PM
http://gawker.com/russia-says-its-sochi-bathroom-spy-cameras-show-no-plum-1517448908 (http://gawker.com/russia-says-its-sochi-bathroom-spy-cameras-show-no-plum-1517448908)

 :o  :scared:  :clap:
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Malt on February 07, 2014, 07:01:51 PM
That sounds really cool/terrifying. Curling seems like it would be really difficult. Sometimes I wonder how much of a difference those brushes really make.

I spent very little time Curling but I know a fair amount about it because my dad belonged to a curling club and he told me a lot about it. First thing a lot of people don't realize about curling is how difficult it is. The rock is very heavy and you have to impose the perfect amount of force into it using your own body's momentum. The purpose of the sweeper is to melt a small layer of ice to reduce friction and it is very effective.

The reason it's called curling is because if the guy who throws the rock imparts a slight spin onto it the stone turns, or curls, slightly to the direction of the spin.

See I always thought maybe the brush roughened the ice to slow it down, but that makes more sense. I guess this would also increase turn speed to help control the curve of the stone? I'm just guessing.


On a side note: was anyone else amused by Bob Costas saying 'Pussy Riot' not once but twice? Perhaps I am immature.  ;D
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: RoninFox on February 08, 2014, 08:43:16 AM
Did anyone else think the fifth snowflake that didn't open into an Olympic ring like the other four looked like an asterix?  As if the bottom of the screen should have read.

* The inclusiveness and acceptance implied by the symbol of the interlocking rings do not necessarily reflect the views of the Russian Government.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 08, 2014, 01:29:27 PM
The only good thing about NBC Olympic coverage is getting to hear this song.

http://www.youtube.com/v/1QxL8GgICrk
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Malt on February 08, 2014, 02:48:47 PM
I like to imagine that was a full episode I just watched. This must've been before my time or something, I've never seen it. I recognize the music though, so now when I'm sitting through those inspirational backstories I'll just think of Bruce Campbell doing a cheesy western accent.  :D

edit: 1994?! This must've had a very short run I'm assuming. Surprised I never saw it before.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Malt on February 08, 2014, 02:54:12 PM
Every two years I wish there were a button I could push that would mute the commentators.  :grr: stfu & stuff  :angry:
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 08, 2014, 04:53:53 PM
I like to imagine that was a full episode I just watched. This must've been before my time or something, I've never seen it. I recognize the music though, so now when I'm sitting through those inspirational backstories I'll just think of Bruce Campbell doing a cheesy western accent.  :D

edit: 1994?! This must've had a very short run I'm assuming. Surprised I never saw it before.

Yup, just one full season. 
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 08, 2014, 08:21:48 PM
I like to imagine that was a full episode I just watched. This must've been before my time or something, I've never seen it. I recognize the music though, so now when I'm sitting through those inspirational backstories I'll just think of Bruce Campbell doing a cheesy western accent.  :D

edit: 1994?! This must've had a very short run I'm assuming. Surprised I never saw it before.

Yup, just one full season.

It was a truly awesome show, everyone should own the DVD set....

I have NBC on in the background and the single word comments during the figure skating are funny, they are slightly funny while watching but when not watching they are just random funny words.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 15, 2014, 09:59:08 PM
Tonight the amount of commercials was pretty unbearable.  At one point I was watching the clock and it was 5 minutes of commercials and 5 minutes of Olympics, that went on for the hour I payed attention to it.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: goflyblind on February 19, 2014, 10:23:39 AM
Quote
The dream is over.

Russia wanted nothing less than a gold medal as the host country of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, but it will not get a medal period.

Despite a wealth of scoring potential, the Russians found the net just once in a 3-1 loss to Finland in the Olympic quarter-finals at Bolshoy Ice Dome Wednesday.

Prior to the start of the Olympic Games, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin told CBC if Russia won gold medals in every event, but failed to win gold in hockey the Olympics would be considered a failure in his country.
http://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/finland-eliminates-russia-from-men-olympic-hockey.html ***NOTE THE AUTOPLAYING FLASH CRAP***

so is putin gonna have 'em all executed now? :speechless:
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Bob on February 19, 2014, 04:01:01 PM
I always wondered why my sister and brother in law named their new (giant) dog Oshie last year. 

Well, they do live in STL and are hockey fans.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: goflyblind on February 20, 2014, 11:45:50 AM
uhnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn… ot... :speechless:
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: goflyblind on February 20, 2014, 11:50:01 AM
dafuk? so totally a penalty shot. ???
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: goflyblind on February 21, 2014, 09:33:12 AM
go jingoism!
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Compound on February 23, 2014, 06:33:56 PM
BTW- I'd like to thank NBC for putting a social commentary box next to the video player so that if I watch a replay, I often have the results listed before the video loads.


Idiots.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Bob on February 24, 2014, 02:23:36 AM
That is why I just squinted when watching.

NBC must be new at social devices.

Back to your bad reality shows nbc.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Sideswipe on February 24, 2014, 05:35:59 AM
For some reason I read squinted as squirted at first.  I was confused for a moment.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: goflyblind on February 24, 2014, 05:52:07 AM
For some reason I read squinted as squirted at first.  I was confused for a moment.

bob just gets excited sometimes, y'know. :-\
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Sideswipe on February 24, 2014, 09:47:51 AM
Yeah, I knew he was a big fan of mens figure skating, I just didnt know how big!
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Bob on February 24, 2014, 03:25:20 PM
Oh, my zombies will be over to see you two shortly.

Prepare to die Mr. Bond.
Title: Re: 2014 Winter Olympics
Post by: Estela0039 on July 18, 2019, 09:18:07 PM
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 :o  :scared:  :clap:

I know, I'm awful, but I'm being serious. It's not the most exciting sure but I'll watch it when it's on. Seriously have you ever seen German curling? They get really intense it's actually pretty funny.