XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

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Post #2351 by Dog » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:05 pm

Roughneck wrote:Just remember, out here if you say 'tar sands' instead of oil sands, you may as well just castrate yourself before the good corporate citizens do.


Yeah, Banes.

Is the "we think we are such hot stuff because we savage non renewable ressources in an extremely wasteful manner" sands ok?
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Post #2352 by mcphee » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:37 pm

I just heard some radio while putting on coffee for my lovely wife, a thankless task that leaves me hoping for a better afterlife, and an espn guy was whining about how US wasn't very good at spots played before the last 20 years. That kind of goes with our get rid of fringe sports schtick, but honestly, shouldn't you want to excel in the events that your nation's young people embrace ? I hear about kids wanting to snowboarding more than I do cross country skiing 50KM's.
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Post #2353 by Dog » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:35 pm

mcphee wrote:I just heard some radio while putting on coffee for my lovely wife, a thankless task that leaves me hoping for a better afterlife, and an espn guy was whining about how US wasn't very good at spots played before the last 20 years. That kind of goes with our get rid of fringe sports schtick, but honestly, shouldn't you want to excel in the events that your nation's young people embrace ? I hear about kids wanting to snowboarding more than I do cross country skiing 50KM's.


It's one thing for hip youngsters like yourself to embrace the newer "sports", but quite another for crusty old men like us to do so. I still struggle watching goalies wearing masks every time I watch, never mind that shamefully decorated carnaval worthy attire these young punks put on.
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Post #2354 by mcphee » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:30 pm

Dog wrote:It's one thing for hip youngsters like yourself to embrace the newer "sports", but quite another for crusty old men like us to do so. I still struggle watching goalies wearing masks every time I watch, never mind that shamefully decorated carnaval worthy attire these young punks put on.


I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
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Post #2355 by mcphee » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:31 pm

mooseOAK wrote:The hardest working person at the CBC was the one in charge of musical montages.


This Olympics did nothing to dissuade me from considering Ron McLean the media person I'd least like to have a beer with. I'd rather be stuck in a booth with Healy.
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Post #2356 by flâ·neur » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:55 pm

I chugged a few down with Pierre a couple years back. First beer that ever made me sleepy. I really don't remember much after that, to be honest.

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Post #2357 by AD » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:13 pm

mcphee wrote:I just heard some radio while putting on coffee for my lovely wife, a thankless task that leaves me hoping for a better afterlife, and an espn guy was whining about how US wasn't very good at spots played before the last 20 years. That kind of goes with our get rid of fringe sports schtick, but honestly, shouldn't you want to excel in the events that your nation's young people embrace ? I hear about kids wanting to snowboarding more than I do cross country skiing 50KM's.


Of course all these punk kids like sports with little effort.

Slopeside? Hell, the slope does all the work. For fucks sake. It naturally brings the "athletes" down from the top of the mountain. The slope should be getting the medal. Or maybe the guy in the machine that taps the snow.

No not for me. Give me a 100kms of grueling cardio uphill while shooting at tiny moving targets! Or that one where the guys have to sweep and mop the ice until it sparkles.

That'a real atheltics worthy of olympic gold!
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Post #2358 by mcphee » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:15 pm

AD wrote:Of course all these punk kids like sports with little effort.

Slopeside? Hell, the slope does all the work. For fucks sake. It naturally brings the "athletes" down from the top of the mountain. The slope should be getting the medal. Or maybe the guy in the machine that taps the snow.

No not for me. Give me a 100kms of grueling cardio uphill while shooting at tiny moving targets! Or that one where the guys have to sweep and mop the ice until it sparkles.

That'a real atheltics worthy of olympic gold!



Bet you had to walk a long way to school every day.
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Post #2359 by Not » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:18 pm

mcphee wrote:Bet you had to walk a long way to school every day.

And avoiding snipers...middle east biathlon
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Post #2360 by AD » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:23 pm

Not wrote:And avoiding snipers...middle east biathlon


Speaking of which, those snipers from my childhood could beat the crap with the so called "bi-athletes".
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Post #2361 by Shawnathan Horcoff » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:24 pm

AD wrote:Speaking of which, those snipers from my childhood could beat the crap with the so called "bi-athletes".


I bet their nutrition is particularly noteworthy.

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Post #2362 by Macbeth » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:40 pm

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Post #2363 by chicpea » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:02 pm

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According to local lore, Christ didn't commit any miracles while residing in Japan, but instead was just an extremely pleasant fellow to be around.
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Post #2364 by chicpea » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:02 pm

That was for Herr Dokto.ru
According to local lore, Christ didn't commit any miracles while residing in Japan, but instead was just an extremely pleasant fellow to be around.
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Post #2365 by chicpea » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:03 pm

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Post #2366 by Dog » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:52 pm

Fin.
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Post #2368 by PEli » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:07 pm

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Post #2369 by PredsFan77 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:07 pm

always takes me a few minutes to remember why I don't watch the closing ceremony. this shit sucks.
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Post #2370 by Ricard_Persson » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:00 pm

PredsFan77 wrote:always takes me a few minutes to remember why I don't watch the closing ceremony. this shit sucks.


Was aired in Canada 12 hours ago. : davidPelltierAreYouStupidLook:
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Post #2371 by PredsFan77 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:16 pm

BUT WHEN WAS MEET THE PRESS SUPPOSED TO COME ON THEN JACKASS?
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Post #2372 by Ricard_Persson » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:19 pm

Get with the television program.
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Post #2373 by Shawnathan Horcoff » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:15 am

And so ends another wonderful Games of the Winter Olympiad.

[RIGHT]There's a dream that lives
Deep in every heart
Heroes carve their name
Legends leave their mark
And it's worth the sweat
And it's worth the pain
But the chance may never come again

Give it all you got
Take your best shot
The fire burns deep inside
Stand above the giants
Yeah!

For the game belongs
To the swift and the strong
Though the flame burns bright
In an instant it's gone
It's the spirit of the game
And the legend lives on and on

But the chance may never come again
No, no
The chance may never come...
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...again
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Post #2374 by mayoradamwest » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:25 am

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Post #2375 by PredsFan77 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:08 pm

I was going through my pictures tonight and noticed that Fat Rick Nash family member got in about 3/4s of my canada/austria photos. 1/2 of them have him taking pictures on his iPad.
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Post #2376 by PredsFan77 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:10 pm

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Post #2377 by Jedrik » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:29 pm

PredsFan77 wrote:I was going through my pictures tonight and noticed that Fat Rick Nash family member got in about 3/4s of my canada/austria photos. 1/2 of them have him taking pictures on his iPad.


So you went to Sochi fo' rels?
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Post #2378 by PredsFan77 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:31 pm

No I just like making up extravagant lies and following through with them to such an extent as to post at 3 AM in the morning.
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Post #2379 by AD » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:34 pm

PredsFan77 wrote:No I just like making up extravagant lies and following through with them to such an extent as to post at 3 AM in the morning.


Ah haaaah!
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Post #2380 by Jedrik » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:35 pm

I see he's over the jetlag.
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Post #2381 by PredsFan77 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:46 pm

close. still off about 2 hours. been fighting a cold, so haven't been able to push staying up later.
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Post #2382 by Dog » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:52 pm

You like just decided to go to sochi, watch some events and come back?

This the first olympics you go to?
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Post #2383 by PredsFan77 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:55 pm

Pretty much.

It was.
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Post #2384 by Dog » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:59 pm

Very cool.
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Post #2385 by PredsFan77 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:00 pm

Oh yeah this was in the in flight magazine for Aeroflot. They were nice enough to include English translations:

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Post #2386 by Jedrik » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:01 pm

Motherfuckin'...spy and shit.
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Post #2387 by PredsFan77 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:24 pm

last two for the night

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this gun shop was incredible. 28,000 rbl
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Post #2388 by Dr_Chimera » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:54 pm

PredsFan77 wrote:I was going through my pictures tonight and noticed that Fat Rick Nash family member got in about 3/4s of my canada/austria photos. 1/2 of them have him taking pictures on his iPad.


So... Great Olympics or the greatest Olympics?
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Post #2389 by Twitter bArt » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:00 am

Xenon Gas?????

Agence France-Presse: Les athlètes russes qui ont récolté le plus de médailles lors des récents Jeux Olympiques d'hiver de Sotchi auraient eu recours à un gaz, le Xenon, pour améliorer leurs performances.

Les athlètes auraient inhalé ce gaz rare qui stimulerait la production d'EPO avec pour corollaire une amélioration des performances. Une pratique contraire au code de l'agence mondiale antidopage (AMA) qui s'efforce de bannir toutes les méthodes médicamenteuses augmentant artificiellement la production d'EPO (érythropoïetine). C’est ce qu’affirme un journaliste de la chaîne de télévision allemande WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk). Ce ne serait en outre pas la première fois.

Recommandé par les ministères du Sport et de la Défense ?

Les Russes utiliseraient le xenon depuis de longues années. Ce seraient même les ministères du Sport et de la Défense qui en recommanderaient l'usage afin "d'améliorer les performances" des athlètes et parce qu'il "n'y a pas de contrôle".

Selon "The Economist", une revue britannique qui évoquait le même sujet le 10 février, le produit est "prohibé", mais pour l'heure "indécelable".

Le président de l'AMA promet cependant de réagir. "La commission qui s'occupe de ce genre de question va se pencher sur le sujet dès sa prochaine réunion", déclare en effet Craig Reedie dans l'émission de la WDR.

Richard Pound, son prédécesseur, insiste lui sur la nature du produit qu'il qualifie clairement de dopant. "Laisser planer le doute à ce propos est incorrect", affirme-t-il en effet.

L'apport positif du xénon dans le domaine médical avait été constaté sur des patients victimes d'une attaque cardiaque.
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone

It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.

Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."

...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...

Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.


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Post #2390 by Hooker » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:17 pm

PredsFan77 wrote:Pretty much.

It was.
Don't lie. That's you with the iPad.

EDIT: Consider, for a moment, that the picture you posted is at fatso iPad resolution. OH SHIT!
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Post #2391 by PredsFan77 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:21 pm

You forgot one key point



Americans don't take photos with their ipads. Literally never seen anyone do that. It's always foreigners.
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Post #2392 by flâ·neur » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:53 am

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Post #2393 by Craig » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:08 am

PredsFan77 wrote:You forgot one key point



Americans don't take photos with their ipads. Literally never seen anyone do that. It's always foreigners.


They did at all the Canadian tourist attractions I went to last year. The foreigners did too, but you could tell the Americans apart because they did it fatter.

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