The Winter Olympics is Off to an Auspicious Start

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The Winter Olympics is Off to an Auspicious Start

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:04 am

Well, glad to see that he's a good sport about it. :freedom:

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Post by Grammatron » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:09 am

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Post by Grammatron » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:40 am

May the odds be ever in your favor!


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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:04 am

I take it that's a Hunger Games reference.

One of those movies I never did get around to watching yet. Should I? Apparently it's on Netflix.
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Post by Grammatron » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:26 am

The first one is ok. Not nearly as good as the Japanese original.

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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:35 am

Battle Royale?
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See the Japanese Original: Battle Royale!

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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:42 am

Japanese schools are so dog-eat-dog these days.
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Post by Pyrrho » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:28 am


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Post by WildCat » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:37 pm

Anaxagoras wrote: Well, glad to see that he's a good sport about it. :freedom:

http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id ... -coin-toss
What a fucking crybaby... and isn't the word for winning twice in a row "repeat"?
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Post by WildCat » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:48 pm

So apparently Mikaela Shiffirin is a cousin of my girlfriend's boss. So I have to go to an Olympics watching party Tuesday night and pretend that I don't already know the results of whatever race she's in as we watch the pre-recorded event. At least it's in a bar.
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Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:00 pm

Are there dusky, raven-haired maidens dressed in lycra involved?
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Post by WildCat » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:42 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:Are there dusky, raven-haired maidens dressed in lycra involved?
Unlikely. :(
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Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:24 am

WildCat wrote:
asthmatic camel wrote:Are there dusky, raven-haired maidens dressed in lycra involved?
Unlikely. :(
That was my guess, so I won't bother watching.

The Olympics aren't what they used to be when I was a lad.

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Re: The Winter Olympics is Off to an Auspicious Start

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:07 am

NBC analyst relieved from Olympic coverage for offending Koreans
NBC Sports analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo has been relieved from its PyeongChang Olympic coverage after enraging many Koreans with ignorant remarks about their country.

An NBC Sports spokesperson, who refused to be named, told The Korea Times Sunday that Ramo has been removed from the role.
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Ramo angered Koreans here and overseas by saying during the opening ceremony on Friday, "Every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural and technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation."

NBC apologized for the comment.

"NBC issued an apology in a written letter to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee, and on air, regarding the comments made by one of our presenters during our coverage of the opening ceremony," the official said. "NBC has great respect and admiration for South Korea and its people."

The official explained that NBC hired Ramo "to serve as an Asia expert during the opening ceremony. His role was to give an overview to our viewers of the host country and this region of the world."
Presuming to speak on behalf of "every Korean" is probably not a good idea. Doubly ironic that he was there as an "Asia expert" to inform viewers about the host country.
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Post by Pyrrho » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:19 pm

A "must read" before he takes it down:

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