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Re: Rio Olympics 2016
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2016, 04:15:57 PM »
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Ceremonies generally bore me, I don't think I'll be able to watch more than an hour of this one - maybe just the highlights. ;)
I think pretty flashes of light on screen are better than nothing, not the kind that give people seizures, though.
Me neither, I don't root for any team and have no reason to want to watch sports on TV or live.
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Re: Rio Olympics 2016
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2016, 04:36:45 PM »
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Ceremonies generally bore me, I don't think I'll be able to watch more than an hour of this one - maybe just the highlights. ;)
I think pretty flashes of light on screen are better than nothing, not the kind that give people seizures, though.
Me neither, I don't root for any team and have no reason to want to watch sports on TV or live.
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Pretty much my stance as well, xSP, I almost conidered emigrating about 6 months before the London shindig - it was dominating too much even then.

I feel sorry for the real athletes, I'm not athletic in body or mind, no interest except a sort of residual patriotism. But I respect those who feel the need to push their bodies - within a natural and legal framework - in competetion.

But, like Christmas, nothing against those who wish to get on with it in private, but fuck the ballyhoo, politics and commercialism!
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Re: Rio Olympics 2016
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2016, 05:58:00 PM »
But, like Christmas, nothing against those who wish to get on with it in private, but fuck the ballyhoo, politics and commercialism!

Meh, I think it's a distraction, especially in the host. There's little panem so let there be plenty of circenses! 

(I'm not usually this cynical...)

Panem et circenses
 
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Re: Rio Olympics 2016
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2016, 06:16:18 PM »
But, like Christmas, nothing against those who wish to get on with it in private, but fuck the ballyhoo, politics and commercialism!

Meh, I think it's a distraction, especially in the host. There's little panem so let there be plenty of circenses! 

(I'm not usually this cynical...)

Panem et circenses

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Just managed to work out the Latin before hitting the link!
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Re: Rio Olympics 2016
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2016, 06:17:42 PM »
But, like Christmas, nothing against those who wish to get on with it in private, but fuck the ballyhoo, politics and commercialism!

Meh, I think it's a distraction, especially in the host. There's little panem so let there be plenty of circenses! 

(I'm not usually this cynical...)

Panem et circenses

 :smug:

Just managed to work out the Latin before hitting the link!

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Re: Rio Olympics
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2016, 08:14:59 AM »
The opening ceremony.

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Re: Rio Olympics
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2016, 08:49:36 AM »
Pomp and poverty
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Re: Rio Olympics
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2016, 03:56:22 PM »
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Re: Rio Olympics
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2016, 03:58:06 PM »
The opening ceremony.



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Re: Rio Olympics
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2016, 05:37:50 AM »
I fear that we have some of that right here in the good old U S of A. 

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Re: Rio Olympics
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2016, 05:56:38 AM »
*Ahem*

 
Yes...well...
 
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I just dropped everything to watch Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter, run the 100 meters.


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Re: Rio Olympics
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2016, 12:58:26 AM »
Aaawwright Mags.  Bolt can run faster than anyone who is not Jamaican. Does that mean that  a Rostamon (or Rosta chick) has something extra going?  The marihuana maybe? If so I gott'a get me some of that stuff.

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Re: Rio Olympics
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2016, 06:00:51 AM »
...I gott'a get me some of that stuff.
When you do, can you hook me up with your street pharmacist's beeper number? Do I use code 420? :shifty:


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Re: Rio Olympics
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2016, 10:53:24 PM »
^    :o  Luv ya Mags  ;)   

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Re: Rio Olympics
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2016, 11:19:11 PM »
Luv ya too, Icarus:love:

I watched Bolt run the 200 meters today, again. He's amazing.  :tellmemore:

I probably have some type of "teenage crush" ...or something.  :notsure:
Maybe just "admiration."  :headscratch:
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