Jump to content
Michael Hopcroft

Petey's 2018 Winter Olympics Thread

Recommended Posts

Petey the Stone Cold Penguin (Mascot of the sport of Curling) would like to remind us that the Winter Olympics are under way in Korea.

 

Who's watching them? What sports are you watching? Which countries are you rooting for? And how do you watch, if you can?

 

"Sweep! Sweep!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's interesting to hear the stories of the different athletes and countries, but during the performances, I'd like it twice as well if the announcers would speak half as much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Cancer said:

Is the scale from 1 to 10 or zero to 1?

 

heh, let's just say the less I pay attention to the world, the better off I am at the moment.  I am not really depressed, angry or anything else in particular otherwise.  As for the Olympics, I just get that foreshadowing that someone is going to do something "controversial" that will be totally asinine.  Not that that would be a first, of course (or rather is there any Olympics without controversy)

 

Edit: I just hope any controversy, is at least pertaining to the sport itself.  

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Old Man said:

As an American, I will watch figure skating or nothing.  If the corporate overlords allow, they might show me some highlights from other events.

 

Try the NBC Sports app. It has tons of other sports. It's almost like they're treating us like customers, not the product.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, Pattern Ghost said:

 

Don't worry, they're adding the Penguin Cannon and Polar Bear Sniping in 2022.

 

I was thinking more on the lines of ice jousting myself!

 

Okay, no guns involved there, but it would be interesting to watch!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I was watching some Olympics between the commercials, and there was this Toyota commercial with a lady ice skating by herself at night, with oddly familiar background music: eventually, I realized that it was an orchestral cover of "Nothing Else Matters".

 

I wonder when I will become old and culturally irrelevant.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, Old Man said:

So I was watching some Olympics between the commercials, and there was this Toyota commercial with a lady ice skating by herself at night, with oddly familiar background music: eventually, I realized that it was an orchestral cover of "Nothing Else Matters".

 

I wonder when I will become old and culturally irrelevant.

There's a Chase commercial where ballet star Michaela DePrince (a war orphan from Sierra Leone who has made it big in ballet) dances to a classical piano adaptation of "Wrecking Ball". So it's not just you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Old Man said:

So I was watching some Olympics between the commercials, and there was this Toyota commercial with a lady ice skating by herself at night, with oddly familiar background music: eventually, I realized that it was an orchestral cover of "Nothing Else Matters".

 

I wonder when I will become old and culturally irrelevant.

 

Already happened

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×