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Olympics 2008:
« on: August 17, 2008, 01:11:23 PM »
Is this basically who cares seeing as we don't have a board for this subject yet, what have you guys thought about this years games, what you have watched? So Phelps is the man, and the U.S.A. mens basketball team MIGHT just do it. Other than that I've really not cared too much, what about you guys?
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2008, 01:13:30 PM »
That's about all that I have seen myself...not too much into it for some reason.  Although, when i catch the stuff everyonce in a while, I am amazed, the synchronized diving was amazing to see.  It's hard to imagine all the prep work these athletes do just for their 15 seconds of work in that one moment


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2008, 01:21:23 PM »
Yeah, I didn't even realize they had started yet. They don't have coverage of the olympics on MonstersHD or KungFuHD, and those are the only 2 channels my cable box seems to get lately  :P


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2008, 06:56:05 PM »
I'll catch about 2 mins of it and then I HAVE to turn the channel. :P
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2008, 07:30:53 PM »
Seems glimpses on the tube here and there but have not acutally watch any of it.

Too much other stuff to do I guess.

Now if a family member was in it that be a whole different enchilada.
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2008, 01:27:06 PM »
wathced some over the weekend, wow that jamaican guy was fast, less than 10 seconds :o although the lil american guy was fast as well
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2008, 01:48:19 PM »
Well to be honest the only thing I watched was the womens beach volleyball part. No lie!

I really didn't care to be honest. I don't care if the mens crap ball screws up again. There will never be another dream team, and we need to let it go from there.

Phelps, good for him, Im not really a fan of swimming. The sport part.

The olympics have always been boring too me. Except the volleyball. Womens volleyball..... ;D

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2008, 02:04:20 PM »
I've watched so much of the olymipcs this year. All i gotta say is shawn johnson. I love to watch that girl. and the beach volleyball.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2008, 03:05:17 PM »
Well, our Tivo blew up when we were on vacation, so I haven't watched TV in over 3 weeks (watched a lot of crappy dvd's though - i wish i lived clos to jokabe!). But the tech came out sat. morning and hooked up the new one and I watched alot of the events sat and sunday. Phelps friday night was incredible (same for sat night), beach volleyball was okay, but not great. Believe it or not, we had the most fun watching the trampline event on saturday afternoon, which I didn't even realize was an event. One of the trampoline guys wins my favorite name of the games this go-around: His name? Dong Dong.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2008, 03:44:05 PM »
One of the trampoline guys wins my favorite name of the games this go-around: His name? Dong Dong.

OK, so I didn't believe that was true, and I had to google it... and what do I find?



:rofl:

Oh man. And I thought the character in a movie I was watching last night was funny. His name was "Uncle Fuk".


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2008, 04:08:15 PM »
was that movie Once upon a time in china DC?
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2008, 04:09:50 PM »
There was a movie called that starring Jet Li, came out back in the early 90's.


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2008, 09:41:10 PM »
There was a movie called that starring Jet Li, came out back in the early 90's.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2008, 09:42:43 PM »
I don't know if that's a compliment or not  :P

Hey what can I say, I like movies.


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2008, 12:54:16 AM »
Uncle Fuk sounds like a name from those Hong Kong triad movies
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2008, 08:24:57 AM »
I don't know if that's a compliment or not  :P

Hey what can I say, I like movies.

From another geek, its a compliment.  ;D

Uncle Fuk sounds like a name from those Hong Kong triad movies

Lol you had to go there didn't you.... :P

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2008, 08:27:28 AM »
Actually, it wasn't a triad film, just a horror flick called "Devil Fetus". But I do have plenty of those triad films, and they rock. But no Uncle Fuk's in those.


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2008, 08:28:48 AM »
Actually, it wasn't a triad film, just a horror flick called "Devil Fetus". But I do have plenty of those triad films, and they rock. But no Uncle Fuk's in those.

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What are triad films? Seriously I have no idea.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2008, 08:29:28 AM »
The triads are like the Asian version of the mob. They are pretty much balls out action flicks. Great stuff.


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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2008, 08:33:24 AM »
The triads are like the Asian version of the mob. They are pretty much balls out action flicks. Great stuff.

Oh... I didn't know that.

Any recommendations...? I love Asian films.

I always buy those odd Asian films at walmart that most look at, wtf is that. I love them.

I love those hokey martial arts movies as well. Like for example the flying giateen. Was an awesome movie.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2008, 09:16:18 AM »
One of the trampoline guys wins my favorite name of the games this go-around: His name? Dong Dong.

OK, so I didn't believe that was true, and I had to google it... and what do I find?


Wow, my feelings are hurt - you doubted me, Dave? You should know by now I don't have any imagination for making stuff up!  ;D

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2008, 09:20:47 AM »
When are the olympics official over?

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2008, 09:48:24 AM »
I didn't doubt you Steve, I just couldn't believe that someone would name a child Dong Dong.


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2008, 11:45:39 AM »
Any recommendations...? I love Asian films.

Oy.

This isn't really the thread for this, but if you want to know about Asian films... I guess I'm the right guy to ask. I've been in love with Asian cinema since back in the 80's when I discovered lots of Anime. Then, in the early 90's I discovered a director named Takashi Miike, who has become my all-time favorite. This guy makes the most outrageous, unbelievably violent but magnificently watchable films I've ever seen. And weird? If you look up weird in the dictionary it should show you a pic of Miike. His movies are like total Mindfucks from start to finish. Films like Fudoh, Dead or Alive, Gozu... great triad films with the unmistakable Miike touch. Then he has his horror films, like Audition and One Missed Call. You really can't go wrong if Miike is attached to a movie.

But as far as triad films go, I would highly recommend:

Infernal Affairs (basically the original version of The Departed)
A Better Tomorrow
Hard Boiled

There are a ton, but these three stick at the top IMO.


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2008, 11:49:54 AM »
Any recommendations...? I love Asian films.

Oy.

This isn't really the thread for this, but if you want to know about Asian films... I guess I'm the right guy to ask. I've been in love with Asian cinema since back in the 80's when I discovered lots of Anime. Then, in the early 90's I discovered a director named Takashi Miike, who has become my all-time favorite. This guy makes the most outrageous, unbelievably violent but magnificently watchable films I've ever seen. And weird? If you look up weird in the dictionary it should show you a pic of Miike. His movies are like total Mindfucks from start to finish. Films like Fudoh, Dead or Alive, Gozu... great triad films with the unmistakable Miike touch. Then he has his horror films, like Audition and One Missed Call. You really can't go wrong if Miike is attached to a movie.

But as far as triad films go, I would highly recommend:

Infernal Affairs (basically the original version of The Departed)
A Better Tomorrow
Hard Boiled

There are a ton, but these three stick at the top IMO.

Thanks Dave...

Send me a pm with some more. Im going to look them up and check them out.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2008, 05:11:50 PM »
Well only a couple more games to go as "Redeem Team" blew out Australia in the 2nd half today showing them it wasn't Andrew Bogut they were missing as much as it was USA missing their shots in the qualifying games!
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2008, 06:15:55 PM »
The UK is doing so much better in this olympics than we usually do, we are like 3rd in the medal table which is odd :P
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2008, 09:25:34 AM »
I've caught a few bits of the Olympics while on my break at work as we have a tv in the staff room. I have to say I'm impressed with how the UK are doing this year. I'm also enjoying watching what I do see of the games.

I caught a relay race today and one of our guys started running too early so I think we might have been disqualified from the event, i'm not sure as I didn't see the end cause my break ended.
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2008, 09:47:07 AM »
Usain Bolt blew me away with his performance in the 200 meter race, along with the competition. In a space of four days here, Bolt became the first man to break the world record in the 100- and 200-meter sprints in the same Olympics since the Games resumed in 1896. To see an athlete competing against the worlds' best and blow them out of the water was stunning.

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« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2008, 11:49:03 AM »
I wish I would have seen that.

I heard about it on the news and was floored by the accomplishment.

Funny I didn't care about the swinning gold accomplishments, and records being broken as much as this.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2008, 12:57:38 PM »
I wish I would have seen that.

I heard about it on the news and was floored by the accomplishment.

Funny I didn't care about the swinning gold accomplishments, and records being broken as much as this.

I concur with the swimming records that Phelps broke. It didn't really blow me away that much, until the the 2nd to the last race in which he won by 1/100th of a SECOND. Other than that, this pool that they used was designed for record breaking. Lack of friction in the pool (waves didn't splash back) and other things were implemented to ensure that the swimming events brought out the viewers, which worked obviously considering the # of people watching the olympics this year.

And I have to admit, I also watched the gymnastics. Sacromone (?) is way cute, too bad she melted down for the 2nd time. And for the record, she's 20 so don't dog on me TOO bad  ;)

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2008, 01:00:11 PM »
I wish I would have seen that.

I heard about it on the news and was floored by the accomplishment.

Funny I didn't care about the swinning gold accomplishments, and records being broken as much as this.

I concur with the swimming records that Phelps broke. It didn't really blow me away that much, until the the 2nd to the last race in which he won by 1/100th of a SECOND. Other than that, this pool that they used was designed for record breaking. Lack of friction in the pool (waves didn't splash back) and other things were implemented to ensure that the swimming events brought out the viewers, which worked obviously considering the # of people watching the olympics this year.

And I have to admit, I also watched the gymnastics. Sacromone (?) is way cute, too bad she melted down for the 2nd time. And for the record, she's 20 so don't dog on me TOO bad  ;)

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2008, 06:35:25 AM »
My favorite part of the olympics?





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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2008, 09:19:16 AM »
what is that?


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2008, 09:33:46 AM »
Looks like the torch... did you run with it Mike?


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2008, 10:47:51 AM »
what is that?

Looks like the torch...

That it is.

...did you run with it Mike?


Yup. Grabbed it and ran as fast as I could!  ;D

No, I wasn't that lucky. Sleazy Button was an olympic sponsor so I believe they got an actual torch that was used during the coast-to-coast relay. So like they did with the World Series trophies, they offered employees the chance to pose with it.

It was kind of a cool experience. They had someone on site to answer questions about it. it's a cool looking piece up close. It weighs alot more than you think it would because of the kerosene in the base of it. It's also a very awkward shape. Not very comfortable to hold in your hand.


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2008, 11:14:58 AM »
i thought it was an Irish beer glass   ;)


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2008, 12:39:01 PM »
i thought it was an Irish beer glass   ;)

Nope, way too small for that.


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2008, 10:27:53 PM »
I'm looking forward to tomorrow when hopefully we bring that GOLD back home! C'mon Kobe, show 'em who's sport this is!!  :)
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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2008, 12:47:17 AM »
Usain Bolt blew me away with his performance in the 200 meter race, along with the competition. In a space of four days here, Bolt became the first man to break the world record in the 100- and 200-meter sprints in the same Olympics since the Games resumed in 1896. To see an athlete competing against the worlds' best and blow them out of the water was stunning.
the sad part is he broke the record in the 100 showboating for the last 20 meters.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2008, 02:35:34 AM »
close game but the U.S. mens b-ball team won the gold. spain cut it to 2 in the 4th quarter but then kobe pretty much took over. it is a good thing the U.S. didnt have a problem scoring cause they werent stopping anyone.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2008, 07:36:08 AM »
the sad part is he broke the record in the 100 showboating for the last 20 meters.

To me, that's the amazing part. These are the best of the best and the guy not only won, but he set a WR AND was able to pull up and enjoy it for the last few meters. :o Absolutely stunning.


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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2008, 12:57:33 PM »
That guy is amazing but i really do hate how showboaty he is it kinda gets annoying.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2008, 11:54:32 AM »
Is Chris Sheridan really that much of a dumb ass?

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/basketball/columns/story?columnist=sheridan_chris&page=DreamRedeem-080825

IS he serious in even trying to compare the two?
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« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2008, 12:05:47 PM »
Is Chris Sheridan really that much of a dumb ass?

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/basketball/columns/story?columnist=sheridan_chris&page=DreamRedeem-080825

IS he serious in even trying to compare the two?

No doubt he was paid to say that spice.

Disney can get a lot of tickest sold by having Labron come down and promote Disney.

If you go down the line with this team and the 92 team. Just on talent, alone, there is no comparison imho.

Do they have a power forward tandem like the mailman and Barkley, not even close.

Do they have guards that were as good as Jordan and Magic, no way. Kobe is neither close or ever will be as good a player or as smart a player as either of these two.

Do they have a better center than this team....Big no on that one.

These players are all flash and flare, there's little intelligence shown on the court.

Yeah teams have gotten better in Europe and around the world, but theres no reason we should have only won as close as the USA team did this game.

Look at the pic that opens up in the link you provided....Kobe, Labron, and Wade...all three want to play in Europe...is this forshadowing or a goodbye pic? That remains to be seen.

Out of the three, I would miss Labron, he is fun too watch.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #45 on: August 25, 2008, 12:38:05 PM »
Foe once I will have to disagree. Granted I don't think this team would have beat the dream team, but I think it would be a lot closer than you think based on 2 things: speed, fresher legs and better D. You have to admit that 92's team played very little defense. I also think the worlds competition has only gotten better where 92's team played a bunch of donkeys (no offense meant) on their way to the gold. Don't get me wrong though - I loved the dream team while i could have cared less for this one, other than bringing the gold back home where it belongs. It would be fun to see a simulated game of that team of greats vs. this roster.

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« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2008, 12:47:14 PM »
Foe once I will have to disagree. Granted I don't think this team would have beat the dream team, but I think it would be a lot closer than you think based on 2 things: speed, fresher legs and better D. You have to admit that 92's team played very little defense. I also think the worlds competition has only gotten better where 92's team played a bunch of donkeys (no offense meant) on their way to the gold. Don't get me wrong though - I loved the dream team while i could have cared less for this one, other than bringing the gold back home where it belongs. It would be fun to see a simulated game of that team of greats vs. this roster.

I'll give you the younger legs....but this team didn't play much defense either.

The 92 didn't need to play defense, they blew out their opponents in every game.

I'd like too see these guys play the 92 team for sure.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2008, 01:46:06 PM »
you can't compare these 2 teams, they are in two different leagues....this years team couldn't hold the jocks for the Dream Team
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« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2008, 01:50:42 PM »
you can't cpmpare these 2 teams, they are in two different leagues....this years team couldn't hold the jocks for the Dream Team

I agree with you fox...

As stated in my other post and breakdown of these teams.

The nba is all flash these. No real skills, no intelligence, lack, an extreme lack of fundamentals.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #49 on: August 25, 2008, 02:46:51 PM »
How do you get the 92 team didn't play any defence? It gets boring when your up  by 43 Boz!! I'd have to concur with Starfox's statement and NOT just because Pat Ewing - the greatest jump-shooting center of all time was on the team! Magic, Jordan, Bird, Barkley and it doesn't matter who the center is but we had Pat, David Robinson and Shaq. The only other center who might have been just as good at the time was Hakeem. Dwight Howard ain't no sucker but he's got a couple more years to show me, and maybe coach Ewing can teach him to shoot from 12-15 feet out!  ;D
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« Reply #50 on: August 25, 2008, 02:51:44 PM »
How do you get the 92 team didn't play any defence? It gets boring when your up  by 43 Boz!! I'd have to concur with Starfox's statement and NOT just because Pat Ewing - the greatest jump-shooting center of all time was on the team! Magic, Jordan, Bird, Barkley and it doesn't matter who the center is but we had Pat, David Robinson and Shaq. The only other center who might have been just as good at the time was Hakeem. Dwight Howard ain't no sucker but he's got a couple more years to show me, and maybe coach Ewing can teach him to shoot from 12-15 feet out!  ;D

Personally, Im not sure what is so great about Howard.

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Re: Olympics 2008:
« Reply #51 on: August 25, 2008, 02:58:15 PM »
How warm is that river you guys are swimming in?  >:D

Sir Charles never played defense, ummm never, nor did he claim to, nor did Magic, and larry simply had no legs left under him at that point. Laettner and Mullin will not be remember as strong defensive players either. They did have Pippen, so me saying they didn't play ANY defense was a little strong :)

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« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2008, 08:18:23 AM »
What about Shaq and Ewing, and Robinson....I believe they played pretty good interior defense.

Barkley was one hell of a defensive forward for my sixers and then for my suns. Yeah I followed Barkely, he was my fav of all time, (family guy) wanna fight about it!!!! :P

The mail, didn't he win defensive player of the year, same with Barkley?

But what Spice, fox and I are saying, is they didn't need too.
I believe if it were a close defensive struggle, then yes our team would have won, and played fantastic defense.

But they weren't, not even close at all, they were severe blow outs.