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Olympic Flame Ignition

Hits: 6209 | Rating: (2.0) | Category: Sports | Added by: piperfawn
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greekhop
Male, 30-39, Europe
 107 Posts
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:01:06 AM
We stopped having pagan ceremonies two around thousand years ago. Now, in order to impress a bunch of foreigners (you guys) and achieve self importance in the eyes of the world, and of course to be an integral part of these new and very horrible olympics we resucitate this crap ceremony. Yep. Moving forward in the world.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10533 Posts
Monday, May 14, 2012 11:34:11 AM
And being England it will piss down with rain every day.


Only at apparently random intervals for apparently random lengths of time. The weather here isn't as predictable as "piss down with rain every day".

So instead of boring timings like "This event will start at 1500", events will have timings like "This event will start some time between 1400 and 1600, whenever it looks like there will be a bit of time between rain showers". Much more interesting!

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4138 Posts
Monday, May 14, 2012 11:18:57 AM
And being England it will piss down with rain every day.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 9562 Posts
Monday, May 14, 2012 10:20:36 AM
The torch looks stupid this time.

cossack10
Male, 18-29, Europe
 49 Posts
Monday, May 14, 2012 10:08:51 AM
Please tell me this is a spoof? It's god -awful-!

bluevayero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 226 Posts
Monday, May 14, 2012 7:37:58 AM
haters gonna hate

jeepjones
Male, 30-39, Canada
 555 Posts
Sunday, May 13, 2012 11:04:34 PM
That was the lamest crap ever!

mon360
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 742 Posts
Sunday, May 13, 2012 8:42:37 PM
when i go to greece it better still be like it was in BCs or i'm gonna be very dissapointed!

Alexitron
Male, 18-29, Europe
 7 Posts
Sunday, May 13, 2012 4:00:47 PM
@ Draculya
"They can still afford fire?"

NO! This is the only way to light a fire for free. Here in Greece, after the crisis occurred we all got one of these parabolic mirrors. This, and a chick like those representing the estiades (vestal virgins) you see at the ceremony (which of course are far from virgins) as they know how to light the torch. Usually it takes time but it's environmentally friendly.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10533 Posts
Sunday, May 13, 2012 3:06:51 PM
Wasn't this done naked originally?
They should do it that way.



That's a good point. Tradition is important.

Although the focus on Zeus and the other gods might not go down well with everyone nowadays. Nor would excluding women from everything other than races (in the original olympic games, all the other events were about combat and ancient Greece didn't allow female warriors). Come to think of it, it wouldn't go down well today to have fighting events so dangerous that it was necessary to add a rule stating that if you killed your opponent you lost the fight.

I wonder how many people would compete for the original prize, too - free meals for a year and nobody mattered apart from the winner.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Sunday, May 13, 2012 1:10:18 PM

Wasn't this done naked originally?
They should do it that way.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 10221 Posts
Sunday, May 13, 2012 12:54:30 PM
They can still afford fire?

Arcval
Male, 18-29, Europe
 304 Posts
Sunday, May 13, 2012 12:44:29 PM
Also why do it in a field if their not going to dress in an historically accurate manner?


Or have the Greeks burnt all the stadiums down?

Arcval
Male, 18-29, Europe
 304 Posts
Sunday, May 13, 2012 12:41:32 PM
Bathing suits?!?!? You've never been to England OP have you. It will rain all drating summer, just to troll us during a drought.

h2oxy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 280 Posts
Sunday, May 13, 2012 12:36:46 PM
God damn cameras... >_>

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3631 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:30:11 AM
Link: Olympic Flame Ignition [Rate Link] - The sweetest sporting event is coming--the Summer Olympics in London: bathing suits, beach volleyball and bathing suits.


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