Y'all must be at the London Olympics

The place to kick back, relax, post general bullshit, and grill a few on the BBQ. Whatever doesn't fit into another forum would go here. We periodically go through and move posts to the correct forum, but we do charge a case of Beer every time we have to.
User avatar
rapier57
I've posted HOW many
Posts: 3131
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:43 pm
Are you a Spammer: No
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Contact:

Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139972Post rapier57
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:39 am

'Cause none of you are posting up here!

Hey, Old Fox, pour the brew!


Rapier57.

Jayne: Testing. Testing. Captain, can you hear me?
Mal: I'm standing right here.
Jayne: You're coming through good and loud.
Mal: 'Cause I'm standing right here.


@rapier57

User avatar
SirDice
I've posted HOW many
Posts: 4198
Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 9:59 am
Are you a Spammer: No
Location: Netherlands

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139973Post SirDice
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:22 pm

I did watch the openings ceremony and I must say, I was impressed. It looked fantastic.
Oliver's Law:
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

User avatar
rapier57
I've posted HOW many
Posts: 3131
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:43 pm
Are you a Spammer: No
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Contact:

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139974Post rapier57
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:13 pm

Wish I could have seen it from your perspective. We had to suffer through NBC's take and it was boring.
Rapier57.

Jayne: Testing. Testing. Captain, can you hear me?
Mal: I'm standing right here.
Jayne: You're coming through good and loud.
Mal: 'Cause I'm standing right here.


@rapier57

User avatar
Egaladeist
I am the Eg man : Coo Coo Ca Choo
Posts: 18903
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2005 1:02 am
Location: Canada

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139975Post Egaladeist
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:59 pm

I can't stand the Olympics :D And I love sports. But what they usually show an TV are the events that are the most incredibly boring ones to watch. I think there's 8 or 9 stations here broadcasting the Olympics and I'd rather watch racing turtles. :mrgreen:

User avatar
rapier57
I've posted HOW many
Posts: 3131
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:43 pm
Are you a Spammer: No
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Contact:

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139977Post rapier57
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:39 pm

Well, NBC has made an unholy hash of the whole thing so far, not to mention making America look even worse in the eyes of the world. Just disgusted.
Rapier57.

Jayne: Testing. Testing. Captain, can you hear me?
Mal: I'm standing right here.
Jayne: You're coming through good and loud.
Mal: 'Cause I'm standing right here.


@rapier57

User avatar
dinowuff
I've posted HOW many
Posts: 5333
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:26 pm
Are you a Spammer: No
Location: galactic longitude 359° 56′ 39.4″, galactic latitude −0° 2′ 46.2″
Contact:

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139979Post dinowuff
Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:31 pm

Image
No lusers were harmed in the creation of this Taz Zone Post.
AND I WANT TO KNOW WHY NOT!
09:F9:11:02:9D:74:E3:5B:D8:41:56:C5:63:56:88:C0

User avatar
SirDice
I've posted HOW many
Posts: 4198
Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 9:59 am
Are you a Spammer: No
Location: Netherlands

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139980Post SirDice
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:29 pm

At least I can watch the good ol' Beeb. The Dutch public broadcaster has been airing all day too. Eurosport also has a lot of Olympics.

I was never much of a sports fan... I'm just waiting for her to come on:

http://vimeo.com/45784191
Oliver's Law:
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

User avatar
rapier57
I've posted HOW many
Posts: 3131
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:43 pm
Are you a Spammer: No
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Contact:

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139981Post rapier57
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:46 pm

We're a couple days in and I'm having trouble sorting out what I'm watching. Did someone already win a medal in the event we are seeing, or is this live/near-live, or what? Tried to watch fencing in streaming. Sat there with an empty arena for a while, some folks started walking out, then ads came on. Never did see any fencing.

One of the problems with the streaming service: Has this "Powered by Adobe" logo. So, now you know why it sucked.
Rapier57.

Jayne: Testing. Testing. Captain, can you hear me?
Mal: I'm standing right here.
Jayne: You're coming through good and loud.
Mal: 'Cause I'm standing right here.


@rapier57

User avatar
Panama Red
I come Unseen
Posts: 5471
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:14 am

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139983Post Panama Red
Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:20 am

I have 5 different channels I can view them on...:) sometimes the same sport is on 4 of them, but they do try to mix them up, slightly slanted towards Canadian viewers of course.... :breakfast:
Image

User avatar
outerlimit
Holder of the rank Drunk Meister and BAR
Posts: 3613
Joined: Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:16 pm
Are you a Spammer: No
Location: USA
Contact:

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139984Post outerlimit
Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:24 am

rapier57 wrote:We're a couple days in and I'm having trouble sorting out what I'm watching. Did someone already win a medal in the event we are seeing, or is this live/near-live, or what? Tried to watch fencing in streaming. Sat there with an empty arena for a while, some folks started walking out, then ads came on. Never did see any fencing.

One of the problems with the streaming service: Has this "Powered by Adobe" logo. So, now you know why it sucked.
Most of the stuff in the US is not live, or even near live. Especially if you are getting the feeds on the PST timezone.
Go read who wins medals, then go to a place showing the Olympics and try to get someone to bet you who wins.
14:35 < Maverick> I'm a gaywad

User avatar
rapier57
I've posted HOW many
Posts: 3131
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:43 pm
Are you a Spammer: No
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Contact:

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139985Post rapier57
Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:54 am

Yeah, not gonna try to scam anyone. Be like taking candy from a baby around here.
Rapier57.

Jayne: Testing. Testing. Captain, can you hear me?
Mal: I'm standing right here.
Jayne: You're coming through good and loud.
Mal: 'Cause I'm standing right here.


@rapier57

User avatar
Aspman
Frustrated Mad Scientist
Posts: 8866
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:07 am
Location: Scotland

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139988Post Aspman
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:23 pm

Naw just back from Portugal, off to see the big hot yellow sky thing you don't get in Blighty.

Got to admit I'm quite enjoying the Olympics I like the more unusual sports you don't get so often on TV -

Archery
Women's beach volleyball
Weightlifting
Women's beach volleyball
Swimming
Women's beach volleyball
Water polo
Women's beach volleyball
Women's beach volleyball
Women's beach volleyball

Dice you might want to take a peek at our very own Jessica Ennis if you like a toned lady.
http://www.independent.co.uk/migration_ ... ennis.jpeg
Or Victoria Pendleton
"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
- Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

User avatar
rapier57
I've posted HOW many
Posts: 3131
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:43 pm
Are you a Spammer: No
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Contact:

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139990Post rapier57
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:21 pm

Yeah, Women's Beach Volleyball .. mmmmmmmmm ...
Rapier57.

Jayne: Testing. Testing. Captain, can you hear me?
Mal: I'm standing right here.
Jayne: You're coming through good and loud.
Mal: 'Cause I'm standing right here.


@rapier57

User avatar
SirDice
I've posted HOW many
Posts: 4198
Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 9:59 am
Are you a Spammer: No
Location: Netherlands

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139991Post SirDice
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:15 am

Dammit, I missed the beach volleyball :(

Ennis looks very fit but doesn't quite do it for me for some reason. Pendleton is definitely getting there :mrgreen:

Did the women's synchronized swimming happen yet?

(Part of) the Australian synchronized swim-team:
http://lolsnaps.com/upload_pic/Australi ... -41177.jpg
(can't seem to embed it, keeps complaining about the dimensions)
Oliver's Law:
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

User avatar
rapier57
I've posted HOW many
Posts: 3131
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:43 pm
Are you a Spammer: No
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Contact:

Re: Y'all must be at the London Olympics

Post: # 139992Post rapier57
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:26 am

There will be more, SD, no worries.
Rapier57.

Jayne: Testing. Testing. Captain, can you hear me?
Mal: I'm standing right here.
Jayne: You're coming through good and loud.
Mal: 'Cause I'm standing right here.


@rapier57

Post Reply