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I love the fucking Olympics.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 20, 2008 1:52 PM

Weird fact: Michael Phelps middle name is Fred.

Not Frederick, Fred.

Posted by David Schmader | August 20, 2008 1:55 PM

All big time sports are corrupt.

Junior varsity is kind of fun. High School varsity can be okay if it isn't the kind of school that talent scouts show up at. After that, it's all drugs, cheating, exploitation, taxpayer shakedowns, and lies. Athletes are horrible role models.

Posted by elenchos | August 20, 2008 1:56 PM

I'm with you: what a fucking waste of time and money

Posted by Andrew | August 20, 2008 1:57 PM

one more body on the foundation of barack HUSSEINS empire funny how clinton supporters keep dying and they say hillary had a body count but it doesn't compare to what barry has been up to no one in the media will ask questions because their still firmly in his camp because their sexist hillary is the only one who can beat mccain in november delegates you still have time to avoid the end of the democratic party because we will overcome and beat hussein no matter how many of us he kills do you think he had rezko do it I think he did or one of his muslim buddies at crazy wrights chruch did you know he killed hos commanding officer in vietnam go read no quarter for the scoop but no one in the sexist media will report on it we wont let barry steal the nomination from our girl

Posted by nobamano8 | August 20, 2008 1:59 PM

Those who have acheived nothing often despise those who have.

Texbook example.

Posted by Jacob | August 20, 2008 2:02 PM

@5: yes. precisely.

Posted by adrian | August 20, 2008 2:02 PM

Yes yes, you're all hip little kids who are 2kool4skool and are obligated to hate whatever is popular. As an ex-competitive-swimmer, what Phelps has achieved is really quite remarkable and the guy has worked much harder than any of you. He has spent years achieving this, but all you asshats who haven't had the cojones to pursue your dreams will of course hate those who are successful. No one gives 2 shits about you.

Posted by morons | August 20, 2008 2:04 PM

@8, have you taken your medication today?

Posted by Whitworth Fag | August 20, 2008 2:08 PM

The inevitable media hype is stupid, but this guy is an incredible athlete. Of course all that chlorine exposure rots your brain, but that's not the issue here.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | August 20, 2008 2:11 PM

Man, ex-competitive athletes get really mad when you don't worship them.

One more reason not to care about them. As if another was needed.

Posted by whatevernevermind | August 20, 2008 2:27 PM

The Olympics IS a snooze...except for men's gymnastics, swimming, diving and wrestling...and women's gymnastics.

Basically, anything involving exposed washboard abs, tightly leotarded groins or adorably overmuscled pixie girls who could break your neck between their mighty thighs is worth watching.

Posted by michael strangeways | August 20, 2008 2:27 PM

#2, probably because his dad's name is Fred Phelps. They also aren't on speaking terms.


Also, #5? Punctuation? Please?

Also, I am taken aback--downright flabbergasted--that the mainstream media is not reporting on something "scooped" at No Qaurter.

Posted by w7ngman | August 20, 2008 2:30 PM

I'm glad the Olympics are once every four years. I'd get really bored if swimming, running, and trampoline were on sportscenter every night...

Posted by random poster | August 20, 2008 2:31 PM

Studies have shown that 8 out of 10 people who loudly proclaim to hate the Olympics are actually closet Olympiphiles. Admit it to yourself and get help.

Posted by Breklor | August 20, 2008 2:31 PM

Fun fact: nobody cares about the Olympics, except the Chinese government and apparently, the news media.

If I hadn't turned on the TV and radio a few times lately, I wouldn't know it was happening. No one is talking about it (or the election) that I ever encounter.

Posted by Just Sayin' | August 20, 2008 2:31 PM

hmmm...I actually kinda like the fucking olympics. The regular olympics are kinda boring though.

Posted by Johnny | August 20, 2008 2:43 PM

Just watch the Canadian version and you'll have a lot more fun.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 20, 2008 3:01 PM

Canadian version of the Olympics? What the hell are you talking about, Will?

Posted by w7ngman | August 20, 2008 3:13 PM


By posting on the Slog, I am pursuing my dream. And you're right: nobody gives two shits (other than those who reply in the comments, such as yourself).

Posted by elenchos | August 20, 2008 3:46 PM

Pardon me for pulling out this old chestnut, but "somebody needs the Waaaaaaaahmublance."

Posted by Xian | August 20, 2008 3:52 PM


Think he means Canadian coverage of the Olympics, which is arguably superior to Bob Costas.

Posted by jackie treehorn | August 20, 2008 4:13 PM

I dont care much for them too, but its sacriledge in my neck of the woods to say so....Now give me the world Cup and the Champions we are talking..:)

Posted by Cindy | August 20, 2008 4:29 PM

In America, the Olympics are about General Electric, Nike, and Coca Cola collaborating with their partners, the Chinese Communist Party, to exploit children for money and a jingoistic reach-around. It's sickening.

Posted by pox | August 20, 2008 4:30 PM

winter olympics: love all of it, especially curling.
summer olympics: nationalist propaganda. except for dressage.

more dressage!

Posted by max solomon | August 20, 2008 5:27 PM

Isn't Fred Phelps the crazy preacher from Kansas?

Posted by seattle mike | August 20, 2008 6:33 PM

These Olympics really don't have enough corporate signage behind all the events. Kinda creeps me out, after so many Olympics with a Coke sign in the back ground of every shot. Gives me flashbacks to when those Warsaw Pact nations hosted.

The Canucks really do have superior TV coverage.

Posted by olywa | August 20, 2008 7:05 PM

I couldn't agree more with comment #25 unless I had written it myself.

Mind you, I still watch the summer Olympics (like right now), but I LOOOOVE the Winter Olympics. And dressage.

Posted by Ed | August 20, 2008 8:29 PM

I absolutely am addicted to the Olympics. Love them. I'm not angry that you hate them, Adrian, so don't work, okay?

Posted by Sam | August 20, 2008 9:34 PM


Posted by Sam | August 20, 2008 9:35 PM

THANK YOU! Once again Adrien Ryan hits the nail on the head. The Olympics are awful.

Posted by Baxter | August 21, 2008 10:27 AM

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