How silly are the Olympics...pretty darn silly.

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  1. Tez3

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    Cooking with gas!

    I was watching the women's boxing, all excellent bouts, good standard of boxing, the women have done themselves proud. On the cycling now.

    In between bouts I've been reading my Sunday paper...The Independent on Sunday. All figures from there.

    Budget for staging the Games £9.3bn Predicted total economic boost over the next four years £13bn. Not bad eh, so much for those non Brits who think our tax payers have been badly done by lol.

    Global television audience for Opening Ceremony 1bn.

    record number of journeys on London Underground 4.31m
    extra visitors to here 4.6m

    As I said, people, the UK is cooking on gas... :ultracool
     
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    Hmmm...way to ruin the moment...

    http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/t...aints-golden-slam-with-crip-walk-dance-080412
    From wikipedia...

    and here is Mark Levin, Constitutional lawyer, head of the LandMark legal foundation and radio host on the topic...

     
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    I hope Americans are appreciating Galen Rupp's silver medal in the 10,000m yesterday? It is a massive achievement to beat the Kenyans and Ethiopians in long distance racing.
     
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    Good strong kick at the end to do it, too!

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    Another reason the Olympics aren't silly is the solid role models they provide, this picture and campaign is gaining momentum here now, I'm sure every country has it's own Jess Ennis they can use.

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    Oh and remember that Daily Fail criticism of Opening ceremony, you know the rascist one.....?

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    That was a wonderful few seconds, wasn't it!
     
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    Liu Xiang man. Another super emotional sports moment from yesterday.

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    The Jamaican domination continues. 1, 2 and 3.

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    I WANT ONE!

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    The mini Minis that have been speeding up and down the athletics field have intrigued many readers. The little cars, powered by a remote control, deliver the javelins, hammers and discuses that athletes have thrown on to the grass back to the event officials. The controls are simple - just forward, back, left and right and its cargo is loaded into the car through the sunroof. The minis take 80 minutes to charge and can run for 35 minutes without running out of power. They have a remote control range of 100m.
     
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    Nothin' silly about this:
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    But the U.S. is dominating these Olympics in total medals (though some are for "silly" events). Nothing silly about that!

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    Well, that was maybe a little silly. Silly me! :lfao:

    And, watching, I have to admit that the British crowds-with their very loud cheering, and Union Jacks everywhere, are remarkably emotional and enthusiastic. It also seems as though, so far, the Olympics have proven to be quite profitable for London, and a really well produced and smoothly run entertainment from the opening ceremonies, and, hopefully, to the close. Well done!-and thank you!

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    No empty seats. Nothing silly about that at all!
     
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    Well, to end the Olympic silliness on a silly note, we have First Lady Michelle Obama chiding the Olympic gold medal winner for celebrating her victory with an egg Mcmuffin. Now this girl has suffered and sacrificed to achieve what she has, and what she has accomplished is not easy. Gymnastics at her level is brutal and requires years of self-sacrifice to achieve...and then FLOTUS has to scold the young girl for one indulgence in a lifetime of sacrifice...Niceeee...

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/08/14/Michelle-O-Chides-Olympian-Gabby-For-Egg-McMuffin
     
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    Yeah, first lady or not, national tv or not, teenager or not, I was wishing she'd tell her to have a nice warm cup of STFU-though I think Michelle was trying to be teasing, it came of kinda flat......and silly! :lfao:
     
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    This isn't silly, I can respect this guy...This is about an olympian, but if it qualifies for being in the study instead, please move it over...

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/08/15/Usain-Bolt-wont-run

    However, this is really silly, tax amnesty for athletes but not for people who work just as hard, everyday, at real jobs...

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