Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Sochi



Olympic Curling - more interesting than you expected

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  1. It's official. I have missed pretty much all of The Olympics, save for happening to catch 15 minutes or so of petite figure skaters being hoisted by their crotches and chucked through the air, spinning, twirling and crashing onto their backsides.

    Do the lady's curling team members get thrown by their crotches, as well? Looks like SOME activity relative to those pictures may have occurred.

    Seriously, I cannot give any good reason for being completely unmotivated to watch the games. I usually always do. While Matt Lauer and that fucked up looking peach-fuzz pubic-beard he is trying to grow on his chin-less face, whilst sitting next to the diminutive and droll Al Roker are certainly people I despise watching, they cannot claim credit for being the reasons I did not watch.

    I am intrigued by the third picture. Provocative pose. Big rock. Possibilities of any of a number of scenarios there.

    Maybe I SHOULD have watched....!

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    1. Bronx, I'll have you know that somewhere in my long-lost past I hoisted a few girls overhead by their crotches, too, although no ice skates were involved. It was kind of fun. As for curling, I don't really know what all is involved because none of it quite made sense to me. We only got Lauer and Roker after political speech-maker Costas got an eye infection that wouldn't clear up, so in a way we were lucky, sad as that is to say.

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    2. Guess the short list of hosts was also the short list of journalistic talent. Albeit the true journalistic talent has probably been forced from the public airwaves much as musicians with real talent have been banished from the radio waves.

      Curling is like other obscure professions - say perhaps, proctology? You wonder at what point a person decides THAT is what they want to do? A family trade? Does a person one day, look contemplatively at a rock (or their index finger) and say, "Hmmm, I can do that...!"

      I don't get curling either. I think it might be more interesting if they did it at the same time and at the venue as the figure skating.

      STRIKE!

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    3. Bronx, I wouldn't object to Bob Costas if he'd shut up about politics and just report sports like he's supposed to. He's a lot less annoying than, say, Howard Cosell. The other week I saw reruns of some sporting events that Howard was announcing and I was shocked at how incredibly rude and obnoxious he was to the athletes. He was like "you really screwed that up bad. What do you have to say to America after letting them all down?" I guess as a kid I hadn't realized that he was so mean. He was MEAN.

      At the Vancouver Olympics some of the womens curling teams wore really tight stretchy pants, almost yoga pants, and that made it a LOT more interesting.

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  2. It looks like she could give herself a hefty pedicure with that curling device.

    What happened to Matt Lauer? I used to find him likeable back in the 1990s.

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    1. Susie, Matt got old and bald and a bit full of himself. He's like the Kevin Costner of TV reporters.

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  3. Amazing where curling can get you, innit..

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    1. Juliette, I'm not sure if it was the curling that got her where she is or the being hot that did it for her. Russia's entire curling team seemed to have that hotness thing in common.

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  4. I don't care how hot the player is, I will never get the appeal of curling.

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    1. TheresaM, I watched tons of curling, but I never could figure it out. Who would of thought that such a simple-looking game could be so complicated?

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    1. AlleyC, I don't get it either. I don't get how they score even.

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  6. Curling seems to be the ice version of shuffleboard. Only with stones, brooms and younger people...

    If she wears that outfit on the ice, things would be likely to heat up and melt everything.

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    1. BadPixie, I've never played shuffleboard before, so I have to admit to not knowing the rules to that either. Perhaps if I understood shuffleboard then I'd understand curling? I think if she'd worn that outfit during the Olympics instead of her jacket the ratings for curling would have shot through the roof.

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