2012 Olympics thread

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  1. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Why couldn't have NBC done that?!
     
  2. giraffe326

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    Because NBC sucks.
     
  3. leighbball

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    Good news...only 542 days until Sochi and 1451 until Rio!
     
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    Wow. Thanks Leigh. It will be no time at all :lol:

    I'm not nearly as big of a Winter Olympics fan.
     
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    Me either, but they are sooner :lol:
     
  6. smalltowngal

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    The Winter Olympics aren't nearly as exciting as the Summer, but they do help pass the time until the next Summer Olympics.
     
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    Yes, I'll get to see Johnny Weir in figure skating!
     
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    Did you guys see this poem for the Olympians by Maya Angelou? It was written for the 2008 Olympics, but she put it on her Facebook page again today.

    Amazement Awaits
    By Maya Angelou

    Sheer amazement awaits

    Amazement luxuriant in promise
    Abundant in wonder
    Our beautiful children arrive at this Universal stadium
    They have bathed in the waters of the world
    And carry the soft silt of the Amazon, the Nile,
    The Danube, the Rhine, the Yangtze and the Mississippi
    In the palms of their right hands.
    A wild tiger nestles in each armpit
    And a meadowlark perches on each shoulder.
    We, the world audience, stand, arms akimbo,
    Longing for the passion of the animal
    And the melody of the lark
    The tigers passion attend the opening bells,
    The birds sing of the amazement which awaits.
    The miracle of joy that comes out of the gathering of our best, bringing their best,
    Displaying the splendor of their bodies and the radiance of their agile minds to the cosmos.
    Encouragement to those other youth caught in the maws of poverty,
    Crippled by the terror of ignorance.
    They say Brothers and Sisters, Yes, try. Then try harder.
    Lunge forward, press eagerly for release.
    The amazement which awaits is for you.
    We are here at the portal of the world we had wished for
    At the lintel of the world we most need.
    We are here roaring and singing.
    We prove that we can not only make peace, we can bring it with us.
    With respect for the world and its people,
    We can compete passionately without hatred.
    With respect for the world and its people,
    We can take pride in the achievement of strangers.
    With respect for the world and its people,
    We can share openly in the success of friends.
    Here then is the Amazement
    Against the odds of impending war
    In the mouth of bloody greed
    Human grace and human spirit can still conquer.
    Ah … We discover, we ourselves
    Are the Amazement which awaits
    We are ourselves Amazement.
     
  9. Rebel1

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    Your boy was on Fashion Police earlier with Joan Rivers.
    She asked him the weirdest personal questions.
    The rest of the hosts couldn't believe what came out of
    that woman's mouth. She is too funny!
    He wants to design clothes.
    Rebel1
     
  10. giraffe326

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    We missed it?! :down:
     
  11. bandnerdtx

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    Giraffe, I sent you a Facebook post about it. Find that episode of Fashion Police... You won't regret it.

    [​IMG]
    lochte1
     
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    So what do you think of the pix that could cost Phelps the medals?!?!
     
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    Diznee, I haven't heard the story? What's up?
     
  14. giraffe326

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    I think it is replaying at 11 tonight. It wouldn't give me any info for the episode, but I think it will be the right one! Yay!
     
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    Band,
    He posed for Louis Vuitton (in a bathtub for some of the shots) and the photos leaked early. Olympians cannot sell any products within certain dates and the photos leaked early. So he could be stripped of his medals if they wanted to be jerks. I am sure it won't happen though! It wasn't his fault.
     
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    Link
    The photo that leaked:
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    I would be so upset if they did that. It's not his fault that the photos leaked. But I do looooove that photo :)
     
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    OMG...
    Joan Rivers asked him...
    -If the size of his penis mattered when he swam?
    -If he shaved all the hair off?
    She was just blunt as she can be.
    Rebel1
     
  19. smalltowngal

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    That Joan Rivers!! Sometimes I love her!

    I hope that they don't strip him of his medals! I'm sure the pictures weren't going to be printed until after the time allowed by the IOC. Too bad they were leaked early....but I sure do like the pic. :whistle:
     
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    Watched it! He seemed to be a bit more articulate than usual.
    I loved the questions!
     

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