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#61 Cowboy Ronnie

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:02 PM

View PostTAFKAG, on Aug 6 2008, 12:52 PM, said:

The plucky British duo of Tarquin and Imogen have started well in the Synchronised Protestathlon by winning the Banner-Raising. Next up is the Waterboarding, followed by the Five Years in a Rat-Infested Cell.

C'MON GB!!!

Too bad it was so smoggy no one could see the banner. The guy looks like he's probably had his face smashed in a few hundred times at school. A total to which the Chinese authorities will be adding shortly. And how annoying is it when people spell their name "Iain" with two "i's"? Christ, you've already got two vowels in there, do you really need a third, and to confuse every one about the pronunciation.

I'm on China's side in this one.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:23 PM

Yes....It is a repressive one-part-state regime

Yes....Tibet deserves recognition

But...this is China's big moment in the sun, why should it be spoiled by a load of mean-spirited posh tits?

Funny how there wasn't a whiff of protest or at least something regarding the Iraq War in the last Olympics... :skill2:
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 12:21 AM

Well I don't normally follow the Olympics but I'll be keeping my eye on this chap as I used to teach his little brother

http://news.bbc.co.u...ing/7544928.stm
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 08:37 AM

View PostHandrejka, on Aug 9 2008, 02:21 AM, said:

Well I don't normally follow the Olympics but I'll be keeping my eye on this chap as I used to teach his little brother

http://news.bbc.co.u...ing/7544928.stm
That's either a very strange place to keep your puncture repair kit, or that outfits a bit tight 'around the region'. Enough to kill anyone.

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 09:26 AM

Didn't take long, although this unfortunate chap was just (hoping to be) a spectator.
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 05:34 PM

View PostVSBfromH, on Aug 9 2008, 10:26 AM, said:

Didn't take long, although this unfortunate chap was just (hoping to be) a spectator.
He was the CEO of company called Bachman's and the father of an ex-Olympic volleyball player.

Another dad (and coach) of an ex-Olympian, Peter Coe, has also died.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:32 AM

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/col...&id=3529125

US Men's swim team beats trash talking Frenchmen.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:07 AM

View Postdeadsox, on Aug 13 2008, 11:32 AM, said:

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/col...&id=3529125

US Men's swim team beats trash talking Frenchmen.
My god, I've never read such sycophantic puffery in my life. Surely, this is a joke isn't it?

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With every powerful pull ... Lezak gained inches.
"I was pounding ... saying the f-word," admitted second-leg swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale. "I was saying, 'Come on!' It was an amazing thing to watch. I was saying to myself, 'If anybody in the world can pull this off, it's Jason.'"
Phelps was screaming like a madman, his face contorting and muscles straining
In the final stroke, Lezak pulled it off. He thrust his right arm ... and his relay teammates both exploded."
"As you could see, I was pretty excited," Phelps said. "I was very emotional."
Lezak was howling through the fatigue. "We were all so excited," he said. "We were just yelling at each other."

Edited by honez, 13 August 2008 - 11:08 AM.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:20 AM

Why aren't the British better swimmers? I also find it troubling that China insists that there gymnists are taken away from there family at 3 years old. I know former US gymnists that start at 10 and they are f-ed up enough.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:23 AM

View Posthonez, on Aug 13 2008, 12:07 AM, said:

View Postdeadsox, on Aug 13 2008, 11:32 AM, said:

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/col...&id=3529125

US Men's swim team beats trash talking Frenchmen.
My god, I've never read such sycophantic puffery in my life. Surely, this is a joke isn't it?


Its Pat Ford. I've watched british SOCCAR feeds...they are very balanced. :(
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2013 DDP: 15th place.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:54 AM

View PostThe Miser, on Aug 13 2008, 02:20 PM, said:

Why aren't the British better swimmers? I also find it troubling that China insists that there gymnists are taken away from there family at 3 years old. I know former US gymnists that start at 10 and they are f-ed up enough.
Perhaps learning to spell takes up too much pool time.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:59 AM

I was listening to Radio 5 in the middle of the night, as you do, when I heard an interview with Dick Fosbury, he of the eponymous flop. He mentioned that he'd been treated for lymphoma and had a tumour on his spine removed a while ago. He sounded very hale and hearty, but I thought I'd mention it anyway.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:10 PM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Aug 14 2008, 12:59 PM, said:

I was listening to Radio 5 in the middle of the night, as you do, when I heard an interview with Dick Fosbury, he of the eponymous flop. He mentioned that he'd been treated for lymphoma and had a tumour on his spine removed a while ago. He sounded very hale and hearty, but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

You miss nothing... :(
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:26 PM

All this British success is really getting on our Commonweath cousins' tits. So honez, are you a whingeing Aussie or does the old dual nationality see you celebrating 27 golds so far?

Or do you not give a flying f**k either way?

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:52 PM

View Postharrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy, on Aug 21 2008, 06:26 AM, said:

All this British success is really getting on our Commonweath cousins' tits. So honez, are you a whingeing Aussie or does the old dual nationality see you celebrating 27 golds so far?

Or do you not give a flying f**k either way?
I don't begrudge anyone their medals. Well done to all I say.
This nationalistic total medal haul thing has always struck me as being stupid anyway.
Who cares if some nation picked up ten golds for tiddlywinks, synchronised swimming and shotgunning clay UFOs? Those don't hold a candle to a gold in the 100m, 200m, 110m hurdles, etc. as far as I'm concerned.
I applaud the athletes (note: this does not necessarily include tiddlywinkers or equivalent), swimmers, etc that have achieved the best they can do, regardless of medal status.

I believe for something to be considered a valid Olympic event it has to be specifically measurable, that is; first past the post, thrown further, jumping higher, etc. Anything subjective (that gets a difficulty rating or artistic merit for example) should be booted.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:02 PM

View Posthonez, on Aug 20 2008, 10:52 PM, said:

View Postharrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy, on Aug 21 2008, 06:26 AM, said:

All this British success is really getting on our Commonweath cousins' tits. So honez, are you a whingeing Aussie or does the old dual nationality see you celebrating 27 golds so far?

Or do you not give a flying f**k either way?
I don't begrudge anyone their medals. Well done to all I say.
This nationalistic total medal haul thing has always struck me as being stupid anyway.
Who cares if some nation picked up ten golds for tiddlywinks, synchronised swimming and shotgunning clay UFOs? Those don't hold a candle to a gold in the 100m, 200m, 110m hurdles, etc. as far as I'm concerned.
I applaud the athletes (note: this does not necessarily include tiddlywinkers or equivalent), swimmers, etc that have achieved the best they can do, regardless of medal status.

I believe for something to be considered a valid Olympic event it has to be specifically measurable, that is; first past the post, thrown further, jumping higher, etc. Anything subjective (that gets a difficulty rating or artistic merit for example) should be booted.
Agreed. GB's only won one 'subjective' medal (in gymnastics) by my calculations, mind. Oh, and boxing.

Still, it's been quite enjoyable doing well for a change.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:24 PM

View Posthonez, on Aug 20 2008, 10:52 PM, said:

View Postharrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy, on Aug 21 2008, 06:26 AM, said:

All this British success is really getting on our Commonweath cousins' tits. So honez, are you a whingeing Aussie or does the old dual nationality see you celebrating 27 golds so far?

Or do you not give a flying f**k either way?
I don't begrudge anyone their medals. Well done to all I say.
This nationalistic total medal haul thing has always struck me as being stupid anyway.
Who cares if some nation picked up ten golds for tiddlywinks, synchronised swimming and shotgunning clay UFOs? Those don't hold a candle to a gold in the 100m, 200m, 110m hurdles, etc. as far as I'm concerned.
I applaud the athletes (note: this does not necessarily include tiddlywinkers or equivalent), swimmers, etc that have achieved the best they can do, regardless of medal status.

I believe for something to be considered a valid Olympic event it has to be specifically measurable, that is; first past the post, thrown further, jumping higher, etc. Anything subjective (that gets a difficulty rating or artistic merit for example) should be booted.

You guys have a chance of Gold in the Mens' Pole Vault...watch out for Steve Hooker! :rolleyes:
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:59 PM

Major General Francis Nyangweso, the head of Uganda's Olympic Committee has spent most of his time in Beijing critically ill in hospital. He's now about to be flown home - he suffers from cancer, diabetes and heart problems. He hasn't missed much action from his countrymen, they've yet to win a medal. One of his many previous jobs was Army Chief of Staff during Idi Amin's time in power.

Moving on, here's the Population Adjusted Olympic Medal Table, good to see Mongolia doing better than Britain.
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:04 PM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Aug 21 2008, 10:59 PM, said:

Major General Francis Nyangweso, the head of Uganda's Olympic Committee has spent most of his time in Beijing critically ill in hospital. He's now about to be flown home - he suffers from cancer, diabetes and heart problems. He hasn't missed much action from his countrymen, they've yet to win a medal. One of his many previous jobs was Army Chief of Staff during Idi Amin's time in power.

Moving on, here's the Population Adjusted Olympic Medal Table, good to see Mongolia doing better than Britain.

No John Akii-Bua, see....
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 12:49 AM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Aug 22 2008, 07:59 AM, said:

Moving on, here's the Population Adjusted Olympic Medal Table, good to see Mongolia doing better than Britain.
That's an interesting way to do it, much fairer I think. Another take would be medals won/Olympic team size. It always make feel sorry for the smaller nations during the opening ceremony when you see a lone flag bearer and his mate walking along behind some huge team.
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