View Full Version : Russia and their olympics that might not be a dismal failure

Sad, little man
February 4th, 2014, 02:30 PM
Oh Putin... All the shirtless photos of you wrestling a fighter jet into submission won't make up for the yellow water coming out of your hotel plumbing systems.


I tried to flip on the shower. It wouldn't work. The toilets wouldn't flush either.

I called down to the front desk.

"It will be fixed in 40 minutes," the sympathetic man at the reception desk told me. "But when it comes back on, please do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous."

Yay for international sports!

February 4th, 2014, 02:37 PM
At least the communal toilets were designed with the Olympic spirit in mind, don't you think?

MR2 Fan
February 5th, 2014, 09:00 PM

February 5th, 2014, 10:43 PM
Lies. Macs can't be hacked.

Rare White Ape
February 5th, 2014, 10:45 PM
It's not that Olympic events are generally a dismal failure (most go off without much of a hitch), it's that they'e more of a magnet for bad press than many other high-profile events.

And you know what? I'm totally OK with that.

February 5th, 2014, 11:03 PM
Bad press is an understatement. I have never yelled at the TV as much as I do during the Olympics from inept monkeys attempting to interview and describe what is going on. 2012 Swimming coverage in the US what nightmarish at best. Reporters were literally insulting the interviewees after a race and asking the most mundane and idiotic questions about the race.

Questions not to dissimilar to Kimi when he was asked a dumb question. Fast forward to 1:28 if you haven't seen this one.


February 6th, 2014, 11:02 PM
WTF is up with Bob Costas' eyes?

February 7th, 2014, 12:39 AM
After making a bunch of Mr. Peabody movie references he said the nbc docs told him it was an infection. Sounds like he has pink eye to me.

February 7th, 2014, 05:44 AM
Russian pink eye.

Freude am Fahren
February 7th, 2014, 08:06 AM
Pinko Eye.

February 7th, 2014, 08:08 AM
There is a communist Russia joke in there somewhere.

Freude am Fahren
February 7th, 2014, 08:40 AM
I think I just made it?

MR2 Fan
February 7th, 2014, 08:56 AM
In Soviet Russia, Pink Eye gets You!

(how's that?)

Alan P
February 7th, 2014, 10:58 AM
Hmm, faulty snowflake=two years in Siberian Gulag?

February 7th, 2014, 11:30 AM
Whole lot of Russian hatred.

Freude am Fahren
February 7th, 2014, 03:32 PM
In Sochi Russia, toilet sits on you!


February 7th, 2014, 04:09 PM
In Sochi Russia, toilet shits on you!

Fixed that for you.

Sad, little man
February 8th, 2014, 02:39 PM
They held a contest to see what the mascot would be for Sochi. They put a joke entry into the contest to draw attention to the contest. It won. They decided not to use it anyway. How lame. I want this to be the Sochi mascot. :lol:


MR2 Fan
February 8th, 2014, 02:49 PM

February 8th, 2014, 03:02 PM
slm, that reminds me of Whatzit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whatzit) from Atlanta '96.

Sad, little man
February 8th, 2014, 03:15 PM
Oh man. I remember that thing rich. I had the computer game they had featuring him. Brings back memories.

February 9th, 2014, 01:31 AM
Get in team GB, medal rush starts here :D

February 9th, 2014, 05:00 AM
Only got to watch a clipped version of the downhill skiing highlights, but phwoooooar....that course. Wow. I have such a better appreciation for the ski racing now (since I've conquered the mighty beast that is an intermediate-level ski run) and it's pretty spectacular to watch, especially now in HD.

Alan P
February 9th, 2014, 03:20 PM
Get in team GB, medal rush starts here :D

The first British medal in the Winter Olympics on SNOW ever!

February 11th, 2014, 07:37 PM
They said Mancuso hadn't done a slalom in competition in almost a year. Only three top 10's over all of her races this season and her best was 7th. Then she goes and wins the downhill portion of the combined by a nice margin and it's enough to get her bronze after the time she lost on the slalom. At least we aren't getting shut out in alpine racing and there's still a decent chance at one or two more.

February 14th, 2014, 03:54 PM
since when is Austra abbreviated as AUT?

also it looked like they light up the outside of the dome over the hockey rink with the flags of the teams competing which is kinda cool.

February 14th, 2014, 04:18 PM
Probably since forever?

February 14th, 2014, 04:35 PM
Since like forever, not to confuse it with AUStralia. Much like SWEden and Switzerland (CHE, from its name in abbreviated in Latin).

February 14th, 2014, 04:37 PM
Apparently in 1956 AUT and AUS were switched.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_IOC,_FIFA,_and_ISO_3166_country_code s

February 14th, 2014, 05:18 PM
also it looked like they light up the outside of the dome over the hockey rink with the flags of the teams competing which is kinda cool.

And the score, according to pics I've seen.

Sad, little man
February 15th, 2014, 06:18 PM
This girl's helmet is the absolute coolest of all the cool skeleton helmet designs.



February 15th, 2014, 08:23 PM
A friend of mine has a few Arbor snowboards with that Sylvia Ji (http://www.sylviaji.com/) design.


February 15th, 2014, 09:37 PM
That looks familiar


Freude am Fahren
February 16th, 2014, 10:53 AM
I don't know, this one is pretty damn awesome:

Also, America.

Sad, little man
February 16th, 2014, 11:27 AM
Nope, not as cool as the lady with the Calavera Catrina face.



February 16th, 2014, 11:38 AM
Katie Uhlaender is a hottie. And can probably bench press me. :o

February 16th, 2014, 01:16 PM
Why was it that the women had some badass helmet designs, but the men's were super lame-o?

Sad, little man
February 16th, 2014, 01:36 PM
What are you talking about? That brain one is a guy, and so is this one. There were plenty of cool guys' helmets.



February 16th, 2014, 08:05 PM
I guess I missed them.

And trying to tell some of them women apart from the men is...difficult at times.

That helmet is totally bitchin'

February 19th, 2014, 09:23 PM
Ligety, Ligety, Ligety

G'day Mate
February 20th, 2014, 03:54 AM
Anyone see this?



February 20th, 2014, 05:09 AM
Watching it now, it's basically Thunderdome. Ski cross owns, and apparently the snowboard cross was just as brutal -- two women got knocked cold by falls and one popped her ACL, apparently. Ouch.

G'day Mate
February 20th, 2014, 05:55 AM
Yeah, bordercross seemed to have a lot more tangles due to the big blind-spots snowboards have (caused by the nature of riding side-on) so it looked like a complete lottery. The skiing seemed more competitive, but perhaps as a skier myself I am biased?

February 20th, 2014, 06:40 AM
What an awesome NASCARish finish! :D

February 20th, 2014, 09:50 AM
Heh, that reminded me of the Australian skate guy that I always forget the name of, but G'day will remind me.

February 20th, 2014, 10:29 AM
What an awesome NASCARish finish! :D


February 20th, 2014, 03:30 PM
Heh, that reminded me of the Australian skate guy that I always forget the name of, but G'day will remind me.

Jason Ellis?

G'day Mate
February 20th, 2014, 04:14 PM
Heh, that reminded me of the Australian skate guy that I always forget the name of, but G'day will remind me.

Steven Bradbury. It's quite funny - the guy turned into a national hero


Freude am Fahren
February 20th, 2014, 04:28 PM
That women's hockey final was pretty good.
But this should be better.

February 21st, 2014, 10:18 AM
Aaaaaaaand he's all yours.

Sweden's about to get pwned.

Freude am Fahren
February 21st, 2014, 11:19 AM
I had also heard talk of winner keeps Bieber, but then they would have just pulled the goalies and laid down as soon as the puck as dropped.

February 25th, 2014, 08:28 AM