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Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Flack » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:40 am

In this thread we will be talking about the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Are you watching them? What is your favorite event? What is your least favorite event?

Curling: Olympic event, or over-hyped icy version of shuffleboard?

Did you watch Shaun White's historic gold medal run in the icy halfpipe? Or could you not care less?

Anything* you want to talk about in regards to the 2018 Winter Olympics, do it here!

(*Excluding long excerpts from Wikipedia about the history of the Olympics.)
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Jizaboz » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:58 am

I like snowboarding, but I can't stand Shaun White. I skipped men's halfpipe because I figured he'd win and ZzzzZzZzzz.. I'm looking forward to when he's no longer competing.

Luge events were fun to watch. Cross-country skiing is probably the worst event as it's just plain boring to watch.

Curling looks like it would be fun to play in Real Life.

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Flack » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:26 am

Snowboarding in the Olympics has always seemed weird. I understand how the scoring works but at the end of the day it seems difficult to say "this guy's awesome tricks were better than this guy's awesome tricks." There was some scuttlebutt that as long as White didn't fall, he would walk away with the gold. It did seem like he had the run of a lifetime, especially after hearing claims that it was dim that the only thing he could see were those blue lines, but I'm hoping this leads to his retirement from the Olympics. He redeemed himself, great, now walk away and let's see what the next generation can do.

I find the luge amazing because the minute adjustments they make can lead to differences in hundredths of a second. It's crazy that the difference between first and tenth place was like two seconds or something.

I thought the biathlon would be more exciting (guns!) but the race I watched was like 45 minutes long and I just lost interest. They're great athletes and amazing and all that but unless they're shooting at each other it's just not that interesting.

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Tdarcos » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:43 am

Flack wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:40 am
Curling: Olympic event, or over-hyped icy version of shuffleboard?
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by pinback » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:46 pm

Here's a humor quiz for Tdarcos:

Tdarcos! What was the funniest part of that Family Guy bit?
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by pinback » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:53 am

Gonna need an answer on this, Paul.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Tdarcos » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:23 pm

pinback wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:46 pm
Here's a humor quiz for Tdarcos:

Tdarcos! What was the funniest part of that Family Guy bit?
That they had a presumed Mexican lady, dressed as a maid, sweeping the lane, it's a callback to the stereotypical illegal alien working in the US as a housekeeper.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by pinback » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:31 pm

That is not the funniest part of the bit. Guys, tell him.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Flack » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:43 pm

Tdarcos wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:23 pm
pinback wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:46 pm
Here's a humor quiz for Tdarcos:

Tdarcos! What was the funniest part of that Family Guy bit?
That they had a presumed Mexican lady, dressed as a maid, sweeping the lane, it's a callback to the stereotypical illegal alien working in the US as a housekeeper.
"Jack Flack always escapes." -Davey Osborne

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