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#51 Barbara

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE (cheekydave @ Feb 12 2010, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Im guessing G Howe.

Good guess. Gretzky become a US citizen after he got married so maybe that is why he's out? (I thought I heard earlier that he had not been selected.) Gretzky's daughter was the queen of our Azalea Festival (honoring NATO) and attended a Norfolk Tides game. She was supposed to sing both the US and Canadian anthems and refused to sing the Canadian anthem.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE (amh03 @ Feb 12 2010, 09:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not impressed yet...

You won't be. After Beijing, every future ceremony will pale in comparison. But Canada, especially, just isn't very good at this stuff to begin with. The opening in Calgary was abysmal. Their centerpiece was k.d. lang (whose voice I love when she's not singing that twangy country crap) skipping around the stage in a sheepskin jacket and 10-gallon hat.

#53 amh03


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:27 PM

OMG - we have to get those pants from Azerbaijan for the next Bash...we should all wear them!

#54 ForceAtHome

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:28 PM

I don't know shit about the Winter Olympics other than hockey players. Who are the big name American (and Canadian, I suppose) Olympians?

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:29 PM

I think I'd like to invade and conquer Bermuda and all 15 of their shorts-wearing residents some weekend. Just for the hell of it.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:30 PM

QUOTE (ForceAtHome @ Feb 12 2010, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know shit about the Winter Olympics other than hockey players. Who are the big name American (and Canadian, I suppose) Olympians?
We're watching ceremony. Go surf the net and Google that crap.


#57 mpjc

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:30 PM

maybe there should be a minimum team size for the winter olympics ....

#58 ForceAtHome

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:31 PM

QUOTE (cheekydave @ Feb 12 2010, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Im guessing G Howe.


That's probably a better call. This is likely it for Howe's chances to lead a torch into a Winter Olympics in Canada. Plus, he's from a little further west than Wayne if that matters. Can't go wrong with Mr. Hockey.

#59 Eck Master


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:32 PM

i'm all for sarcasm and mocking, but should NBC be leading the snark? seems a bit tacky.

#60 dolomite133


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:35 PM

Morgan Freeman's voice is everywhere. He could come out and admit "I banged my stepdaughter" and no one would care. What's that, he actually did bang is stepdaughter? For a decade?

Edited by dolomite133, 12 February 2010 - 09:35 PM.


#61 mabrowndog


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:36 PM

Wow. Denmark is loaded with female talent. Holy crap.

#62 amh03


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:37 PM

Those guys from Ethiopia look like they'd be fun to party with.

#63 koufax32


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:37 PM

The 2010 SoSH Sauna Championships? We can do this.

#64 dolomite133


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:37 PM

Georgia about to walk in. Will Costas shut the fuck up for a second and let the crowd reaction speak for itself? Or keep making stupid remarks?

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:38 PM

QUOTE (dolomite133 @ Feb 12 2010, 09:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Georgia about to walk in. Will Costas shut the fuck up for a second and let the crowd reaction speak for itself? Or keep making stupid remarks?


Does it make you feel dirty pining for Joe Buck?

#66 Barbara

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:38 PM

Oh that's right, Greece has a hissy fit if Macedonia just calls itself Macedonia.

#67 Eck Master


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:42 PM

love the gum chewing!


#68 dolomite133


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:42 PM

Guy from Ghana chewing gum.

#69 Obscure Name


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:42 PM

Nice teeth.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:43 PM

QUOTE (cheekydave @ Feb 12 2010, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is Torah Jewish.

Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

Edited by sachmoney, 12 February 2010 - 09:43 PM.


#71 dolomite133


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:43 PM

"WOW BOB, IS THAT TRUE? I CAN'T BELIEVE PEOPLE WITH SIMILAR INTERESTS SEEK EACH OTHER OUT ON THE INTERNET!"

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:45 PM

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"WOW BOB, IS THAT TRUE? I CAN'T BELIEVE PEOPLE WITH SIMILAR INTERESTS SEEK EACH OTHER OUT ON THE INTERNET!"



web site doesn't exist. Bob got pwnd

#73 dolomite133


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:46 PM

I would like to ski in Iran someday. True story.

#74 mpjc

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:47 PM

well that's an irish face

#75 cwright

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:47 PM

Does anyone know what the Iranian woman is competing in?
Just curious.

#76 ForceAtHome

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:48 PM

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Does anyone know what the Iranian woman is competing in?
Just curious.


Alpine skiing.

#77 Lars The Wanderer

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:48 PM

QUOTE (cwright @ Feb 12 2010, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know what the Iranian woman is competing in?
Just curious.


The smoke grenade toss.

#78 Barbara

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:48 PM

You would think a country known for its fashion (Italy) would have better looking outfits.

#79 mpjc

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:49 PM

why have the white-clad ushers stopped grooving in place?

#80 cwright

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:49 PM

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Thanks.

#81 cwright

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:49 PM

QUOTE (Lars The Wanderer @ Feb 12 2010, 09:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The smoke grenade toss.


Well, as long as she keeps her head covered...

#82 mabrowndog


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:50 PM

I like Japan.

#83 Eck Master


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:50 PM

japan was a letdown. sorry dog.

#84 Dropkick Izzy

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE (cwright @ Feb 12 2010, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know what the Iranian woman is competing in?
Just curious.

Obviously not figure skating.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:52 PM

QUOTE (Eck Master @ Feb 12 2010, 09:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
japan was a letdown. sorry dog.
Yeah, I posted in anticipation of groinal pleasures. No such luck. South Korea didn't help either.


#86 cwright

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:52 PM

So...does the US generally get booed when they're introduced, or is that not in the Olympic spirit?


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:52 PM

QUOTE (cwright @ Feb 12 2010, 07:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know what the Iranian woman is competing in?
Just curious.



Skiing. Slalom and GS

Edit: I hate slow internet connections!

Edited by barbed wire Bob, 12 February 2010 - 09:53 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:53 PM

QUOTE (mpjc @ Feb 12 2010, 09:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
why have the white-clad ushers stopped grooving in place?

I firmly believe they were told to stop because they looked so ridiculous.

#89 Lars The Wanderer

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:53 PM

QUOTE (cwright @ Feb 12 2010, 10:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So...does the US generally get booed when they're introduced, or is that not in the Olympic spirit?


Obama is president. Everyone loves us now.

#90 mpjc

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:55 PM

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I firmly believe they were told to stop because they looked so ridiculous.

oops--i guilted them into starting up again!

#91 Barbara

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:55 PM

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So...does the US generally get booed when they're introduced, or is that not in the Olympic spirit?

It's Canada! They don't know how to boo.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:57 PM

QUOTE (mpjc @ Feb 12 2010, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
oops--i guilted them into starting up again!

Awesome to see them grooving again. It couldn't look more ridiculous.

#93 cwright

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:58 PM

QUOTE (mpjc @ Feb 12 2010, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
oops--i guilted them into starting up again!


Thanks for calling my attention to it. I am thoroughly amused now.
Canada really knows how to dance.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:58 PM

QUOTE (mpjc @ Feb 12 2010, 11:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
oops--i guilted them into starting up again!


Ha, I hadn't noticed them until you pointed them out! ... They look like they are in pain. ... Are the "native Canadians" still doing their tradiational dances in the center? Or are these guys, half of whom look like they hold down full time corporate jobs during the day, and probably exploited their 1 percent bloodline to get on stage, taking a breather?

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:00 PM

norway delivers.

#96 dolomite133


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:00 PM

He look, it's our "allies" in the war on terror!

#97 ForceAtHome

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:00 PM

I also hadn't noticed the dancers on the side until mentioned... but they've now, apparently, stopped again.

#98 mabrowndog


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:00 PM

Nice to see Babu Bhatt marching in.

#99 mpjc

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:01 PM

OK, we embarrassed them and they've stopped again.

when they DO dance, it's like they're hearing different music from us--some old music from Up With People.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:02 PM

These people in white standing at attention along the parade route for three hours are quite amusing. You just know about half of them have to take a wicked killer piss right now.

EDIT - Oh, those are the dancers everyone's talking about. Anyway, my comment about the piss still stands.

Edited by mabrowndog, 12 February 2010 - 10:03 PM.