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February 17th, 2006


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03:35 pm - What, there's some sporting event going on?
So, I'm flipping through channels last night, and I find myself disappointed to see that there's a lot of . . . ice-skating-type-things going on. Sure, I'd heard that there were Olympics going on, but somehow I didn't actually believe that there was enough interest in these various cold-weather "Xtreme" sports to warrant anything more than a recap at the end of the night.

I'm still astounded that people watch things like curling and the luge. And skiing? I can understand wanting to do it, but watching it? Unless someone falls off a cliff, all you're doing is watching gravity occur. Weird. At least if they're falling to their death, they're flailing helplessly and going *splat* at the end.

Anything on skates, though, bores me to no end. It's like watching people skid across a slippery surface in a controlled way. Again, sort of like watching intertia occur. It's only fun if someone falls, or if the actual "hockey" is kept to a minimum and the fight rages for most of the game. Blood bounces on ice, you know.

So NBC has apparently decided that these Winter Olympics are more important than new episodes of Will and Grace, I suppose. I've never watched a lot of that show, but I do find it more exciting than people slipping on ice and demonstrating that, indeed, gravity still works.

Winter Olympics? Waste of time, I'm afraid.

I wasn't really aware that they were occurring, though. I knew that they were starting, and I even saw some ice-skater take a nasty fall while sitting in a bar in Atlanta eating dessert with erienc, but for all my knowledge of them, I found myself not interested at all in them, and thus totally oblivious to their occurrence. (In what self-respecting bar does figure skating get shown?)

I wonder if they're still on?

Also missed entirely? Valentine's Day. While I knew it was occurring, I was generally unaware of it going on around me, day of. Kinda nice.
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From:latexpussy
Date:February 17th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Splat! Splat!
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 17th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
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Yeah!
From:perlgirlju
Date:February 17th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
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You know, I've seen people bleed during hockey games and I can't say as I've ever seen the blood actually bounce. I wonder if I wasn't paying enough attention or if that is just an urban legend.
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 17th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
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Dunno. I've never been able to bear fights long enough to see a game of hockey actually break out, much less to see blood bounce.

The last time I watched a hockey game, I was carving my first set of runes. I figured that there'd be enough blood that Odin would approve, but it was just another boring game. Some big cup was given to the winners, I think.
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 17th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
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I made sure to seek out and download that particular commercial :)
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From:singingwren
Date:February 17th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
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*waits for Lees to attack you*

Tehe...

I hate watching almost ALL sports, the noteable exception being football. Why? I'd rather PLAY sports. It's no fun to do watch other people play while I sit on my ass doing nothing half so cool.

This might be why I am rather unimpressed with porn... DO, I say, don't watch others DO!
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 17th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
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No, no. Games are things you play. Sports are things you can't. Football is a game, as is basketball and hockey.

Wrestling, fencing, and even chess. . . those are sports.

You're unimpressed with porn? Weird. . . in that movie I saw you in last night, you weren't looking so unimpressed with it!
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From:tanrinia
Date:February 20th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
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sorry singingwrent i couldn't care less what MJD likes or dislikes on tv.

i will say i'd sooner have a root canal than watch "will and grace"
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From:rhiannon76
Date:February 17th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
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And skiing? I can understand wanting to do it, but watching it? Unless someone falls off a cliff, all you're doing is watching gravity occur.

Ah, but as cats know well, it's important to keep an eye on gravity just in case, y'know, it stops working! ;)


I like the Winter Olympics, even though I don't like sports in general, because man! Look at all the stupid shit we do on frozen stuff in the name of recreation! What the hell? I've a fondness for curling because it's just so weird and pointless (also because I first saw it in a Beatles movie, though I forget which one... maybe Help!?)
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 17th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
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Curling is as old as the Beatles? Wow.

I have no idea what that means, but it's gotta be something profound.
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From:red_sput
Date:February 18th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
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I wouldn't have watched it, but there was that skater from Naperville who went to my high school. It's a little different when you have those kinds of connections to an Olympian, even if you are only alums of the same high school and attended that school at the same time. He finished 4th. I think I'll notice the Olympics when they are in Vancouver in 4 years whether I want to or not:-p
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From:castlerigger
Date:February 20th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
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I used to sometimes read your lj from time to time if I came across your comments in others, but haven't for ages and ages, and then lo and behold but I see you're on the second page of the Guardian newspaper today. Not everyday you get a mention in the best national newspaper in the UK, eh!?
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 20th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
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I'm. . . on. . . the second page of the Guardian?

Erm, wow? I don't have any idea what to say, other than are you sure? Because, you know, I'm gullible and likely to believe you.

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