Forum Settings
       
Reply To Thread

Yay us!Follow

#1 Aug 12 2012 at 5:23 PM Rating: Good
****
4,150 posts
Well, the Olympics is over and apart from some black fellas from the Carribean, New Zealand won again!

And apart from some massive bint who won silver in the shot-put all of our medals were won sitting down.

New Zealand. Best in the world at sitting around! And BBQ's....

I enjoyed that all immensely. Especially the TaeKwondo, the weightlifting and the rowing.

Whats next?
____________________________
"If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're gonna get selfish, ignorant leaders". Carlin.

#2 Aug 12 2012 at 5:59 PM Rating: Good
Worst. Title. Ever!
*****
15,072 posts
Wouldn't a more accurate "per population" for "winning" be medals per participant?
____________________________
Can't sleep, clown will eat me.
#3 Aug 12 2012 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
Keeper of the Shroud
*****
13,137 posts
Looks like the US did fairly well, not that I watched many of the events. Really, the only events I bothered to watch were the Women's Gymnastics. Our midgits did fairly well, even if the girl who was the favorite for the vault did choke. Aside from that I pretty much ignored the games.
#4 Aug 12 2012 at 6:48 PM Rating: Good
Needs More Smut
Avatar
******
20,516 posts
I watched a lot of the swimming since quite a few members of the women's swim team were from my uni, and they kicked ***. One rising senior is bringing home two gold medals. She'll probably get a special wall on the natatorium or something.
____________________________
FFXI: Catwho on Bismarck. Once again a top bard on the server: Dardaubla 90 on 1/6/2014
Thayos wrote:
I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.

FFXIV: Katarh Mest on Lamia - Member of The Swarm and leader of Grammarian Tea House chat LS
#5 Aug 12 2012 at 7:32 PM Rating: Good
I watched bits and pieces when nothing else was going on (and of course, any excuse to watch muscular men in tights, or speedos) ... I did keep up with the totals of medals though on the website. My final thoughts though, the closing ceremony is outshining the opening one by far.
____________________________
Things I sometimes play...

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
"I want to be a unicorn!"
"Awww, why's that?"........
"So I can stab people with my face."
#6 Aug 13 2012 at 1:50 AM Rating: Good
******
27,272 posts
TirithRR wrote:
Wouldn't a more accurate "per population" for "winning" be medals per participant?
Higher population means a larger chance of finding great athletes in there. The 100 best athletes of a country of 300 million are likely to be better on average than the 100 best athletes of a country of 10 million people, even if they both send an equal amount of players, you can bet that the large country is going to take home more wins.

So basically, neither way of measuring is really accurate. At the end of the day you can only really look at what medal a country won that were unexpected and where there weren't any medals won even though there was a realistic chance to do so and then figure out if you're satisfied as a country or not.




That all said, I immensely enjoyed the cycling road races and the hockey tournaments, didn't watch much else.
It was really sad that the Dutch men only took home hockey silver though, after the absolutely phenomenal play they showed in the semi finals, pushing aside Britain with 9-2 they couldn't quite get up to speed vs the Germans. The women took home gold as expected of them, although it was a struggle in the semi finals against New Zealand, having probably the best keeper in women's hockey today helped them win that though.
____________________________
Theophany wrote:
YOU'RE AN ELITIST @#%^ AETHIEN, NO WONDER YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS AND PEOPLE HATE YOU.
someproteinguy wrote:
Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
Astarin wrote:
One day, Maz, you'll learn not to click on anything Aeth links.
#7 Aug 13 2012 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
***
3,141 posts
TirithRR wrote:
Wouldn't a more accurate "per population" for "winning" be medals per participant?


In that case, Grenada wins.
____________________________
.
#8 Aug 13 2012 at 4:05 AM Rating: Good
Worst. Title. Ever!
*****
15,072 posts
jtftaru wrote:
TirithRR wrote:
Wouldn't a more accurate "per population" for "winning" be medals per participant?


In that case, Grenada wins.


Except that list is still country population per medal earned.
____________________________
Can't sleep, clown will eat me.
#9 Aug 13 2012 at 7:29 AM Rating: Excellent
******
44,282 posts
I watched the end of the Woman's Judo competition, which was remarkably boring. Then I read the Japanese governor called western judo "barbarians fighting," and I figured it'd be much more exciting if they used battle axes and claymores and such.
____________________________
George Carlin wrote:
I think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
#10 Aug 13 2012 at 3:10 PM Rating: Good
****
4,150 posts
Double Yay! Our shot-put silver has just been upgraded to a gold! Quite right too.

Also....Jessica Ennis. Looks good sweaty Smiley: nod
____________________________
"If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're gonna get selfish, ignorant leaders". Carlin.

#11 Aug 13 2012 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
Prodigal Son
******
20,014 posts
All I can say is, DAT ABS
____________________________
publiusvarus wrote:
we all know liberals are well adjusted american citizens who only want what's best for society. While conservatives are evil money grubbing scum who only want to sh*t on the little man and rob the world of its resources.
#12 Aug 13 2012 at 9:55 PM Rating: Good
Supreme Lionator
*****
14,174 posts
The real losers, of course, are the British people.
____________________________
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”
#13 Aug 14 2012 at 6:05 AM Rating: Good
Avatar
*****
12,049 posts
Kavekk wrote:
The real losers, of course, are the British people.


Yes, but this is a thread about the Olympics.
____________________________
Just as Planned.
#14 Aug 14 2012 at 6:33 AM Rating: Good
Skelly Poker Since 2008
*****
16,226 posts
The women carried the US.

I was able to spend one rainy vacation day at my dad's lake watching the team synchronized swimming. What those women can do seems gravity defying. Why don't men compete in synchronized swimming?
____________________________
Alma wrote:
Post and be happy!
#15 Aug 14 2012 at 6:41 AM Rating: Good
Skelly Poker Since 2008
*****
16,226 posts
paulsol wrote:
Well, the Olympics is over and apart from some black fellas from the Carribean, [link=http://www.medalspercapita.com/]New Zealand won again!

For accuracy you should create a chart that shows medal count per capita for white people. Smiley: rolleyes









Edited, Aug 14th 2012 2:42pm by Elinda
____________________________
Alma wrote:
Post and be happy!
#16 Aug 14 2012 at 7:13 AM Rating: Default
Avatar
****
9,046 posts
paulsol wrote:
Well, the Olympics is over and apart from some black fellas from the Carribean


Sounds like a "Best Winter comedy action movie with a $200,000 budget starring an all female cast released after 2008" OF ALL TIME!!!
____________________________
Demea wrote:
Almalieque wrote:

I'm biased against statistics
#17 Aug 14 2012 at 7:38 AM Rating: Good
******
44,282 posts
Elinda wrote:
Why don't men compete in synchronized swimming?
Because the La Fédération Internationale de Natation says so.
____________________________
George Carlin wrote:
I think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
#18 Aug 14 2012 at 9:17 AM Rating: Good
Drunken English Bastard
*****
15,264 posts
Kavekk wrote:
The real losers, of course, are the British people.

Maybe. Depends on whether all that money they spent renovating the East End actually pays off by attracting business or not.
____________________________
My Movember page
Solrain wrote:
WARs can use semi-colons however we want. I once killed a guy with a semi-colon.

LordFaramir wrote:
ODESNT MATTER CAUSE I HAVE ALCHOLOL IN MY VEINGS BETCH ;3
#19 Aug 14 2012 at 9:25 AM Rating: Excellent
Meat Popsicle
*****
11,991 posts
Well if nothing else the bums have a nice new Velodrome to hangout in? That's gotta be worth something.
____________________________
That monster in the mirror, he just might be you. -Grover
#20 Aug 15 2012 at 7:49 AM Rating: Good
******
44,282 posts
someproteinguy wrote:
That's gotta be worth something.
Eleven to fourteen cents per pizza.
____________________________
George Carlin wrote:
I think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
Reply To Thread

Colors Smileys Quote OriginalQuote Checked Help

 

Recent Visitors: 88 All times are in CST