Olympic aftermath

For me the Olympics were interesting, but they finished in the weekend.

However the media are having another burst at trying to rub shoulders with short term celebrities. It’s been hard to avoid the gaga reporters meeting returning athletes at Auckland airport. But I’ve mostly managed to. I just don’t care for the Olympic aftermath.

 

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  1. Gezza

     /  24th August 2016

    For me, the most interesting Olympic aftermath will be the probably inevitable discovery of a few more drug test anomalies …

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  24th August 2016

      Someone in the Herald asked if Usein Bolt would be as fast if he was the same size as other people. What do they want him to do-put himself through a hot wash cycle and shrink ? Refuse to take part because he’s taller than some of the others ?

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      • Gezza

         /  24th August 2016

        Ridiculous. If he turned out to be made of acrylic, he’d just get bigger anyway.

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  2. Gezza

     /  24th August 2016

    And thinking about it some more, probably the most well-known Olympic aftermath when all the hoohah has gone away, will be all the unfortunate things that will now happen to, and be said about, Ryan Lochte.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  24th August 2016

      Well, his sponsors are showing their opinion…his stupidity has probably cost him a brilliant career.

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  3. duperez

     /  24th August 2016

    Let them have their aftermath. Very soon it will all be forgotten as the All Blacks have more games, another league coach sees his job on the line and many of our sports people are sent back to their places of neglect until they provide again some hope of reflected glory.

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  4. Zedd

     /  24th August 2016

    I hear that the Olympic committee didn’t have the balls to ban the entire Russian team (as drug cheats) BUT they are intending to now do so, with the their paralympians ! 😦

    I also heard that it maybe ‘a bit selective’.. there are a few whispers (inc. a champion sprinter.. not mentioning any names) BUT would they really strip ‘everyones hero’ of a few golds, if they did find he (or she ?) could possibly be a drug cheat ?
    I for one, seriously doubt it.. or not until the next decade or three ? :/ 😀

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    • Zedd

       /  24th August 2016

      btw; an infamous drug cheat (again not mentioning names) reportedly stated that ‘everyone competing at the top elite level is likely using drugs.. in order to be competative, in the modern era !’ (paraphrased by I&I) :/

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  24th August 2016

        There’s little point in not naming names; the remark will have been made to the press and could be easily found-if anyone’s that interested. It’s been said before and will be again.

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      • duperez

         /  24th August 2016

        So a well-known drug cheat reportedly stated that ‘everyone competing at the top elite level is likely using drugs.. in order to be competitive, in the modern era !’

        if you had to interview Mahe Drysdale, Hamish Bond and Eric Murray would you put the question to them? And if they said, “No, we do not use banned drugs,” would you believe them?

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  24th August 2016

          Yes. I’d like to see you telling Val Adams you didn’t believe her. I wonder how far she could throw you.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  24th August 2016

            I’d like to see them ask it of any one of the All Blacks and then say that they were liars.

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  5. SideshowBob

     /  24th August 2016

    Pete you have the same few commenters who dominate every thread. I look in here maybe 5 or 6 times a day but no more. I’m sick of them so goodbye.

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    • An odd first comment if that’s what it is. If you had joined in before there would have been more variety.

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      • Conspiratoor

         /  24th August 2016

        Reminds of a line in a salty limerick. ‘…and instead of coming he went’. Certainly an unusual way of announcing your departure though.
        But he does kind of have a point don’t you think pg

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        • Gezza

           /  24th August 2016

          I agree. It’s outrageous the same idiots are the only ones ever commenting here. We need a lot more & better left wing nutjobs than we’ve got, for example, and a few more from the centre middle. Just saying…

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          • Conspiratoor

             /  24th August 2016

            Godammit G don’t you ever take anything seriously. Must you be so damn upbeat all day! I sometimes wonder if there are others out there perhaps not so vocal as GrowthNinja, who have left before they came as it were, for much the same reason

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            • Gezza

               /  24th August 2016

              Yes, I do. When there is something to be taken seriously.

              Do you think (much though I hate to criticise) for example that of late the items for discussion have been somewhat lacking in meatiness, perhaps, and could this be a contribution factor to the daily outbreaks of jokiness, bitchiness & occasional commentarial squalor?

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  24th August 2016

              Well, yes, misery loves company but that doesn’t mean we are obligated to provide it. I’m sure there are plenty of other blogs for them not to come in.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  24th August 2016

              I don’t think the material lacks gravitas G. Any more meatiness and we’d all be hairy arsed cavemen…

            • Gezza

               /  24th August 2016

              Well then I’m going to break with tradition and agree with Al that Rickshaw Rupert (or whatever his name was) doesn’t have to visit – if he doesn’t want to become another one of those of us who rightly see ourselves as one big crappy family.

            • Gezza

               /  24th August 2016

              * Btw – shouldn’t that be ‘cavepersons*?

            • Gezza

               /  24th August 2016

              And just one more small thing perhaps c. What other blog could I instead visit where there is a daily Social Chat where I might get to hear and see, often, the most enjoyably rewarding music?

              Or post about my dear old dad’s challenges with reality as ma & me witness his descent into ever-increasing loss of dignity as one of the sad realities, for some, of the ageing process afflicts him – and receive a small, but so helpful, supply of comments which help keep this in perspective & let me know that others care about that?

            • Conspiratoor

               /  24th August 2016

              I get you G. I hold the same view. However I do wonder how many sideshows out there swing by, look and say yeah nah for much the same reason as ninja bob. See you on the other side. Cheers,c

            • Gezza

               /  24th August 2016

              So, what would you like to see done about this, and what strategy would you advocate c?

              Heading over to the other side meantime …

            • Conspiratoor

               /  24th August 2016

              What I would do G would refresh the gene pool but it would go down like a cup of cold sick. And besides it’s not the pg way. His blog his rules. Cheers,c

            • Gezza

               /  24th August 2016

              Yes all very well c but refreshing the gene pool & replacing it with what?
              That’s the big question. Wouldn’t it be easier for others just to pop over the pool @ TS, TDB or KB, or (shudder, shudder) WO?

      • Nelly Smickers

         /  24th August 2016

        According to the *URBAN DICTIONARY*……….

        SideshowBob: The expression is a generic term for an *insignificant person*

        example: Q. “Who’s that loser she’s going out with?”
        A : “SideshowBob”

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    • Blazer

       /  24th August 2016

      why bother even posting to announce you are leaving…believe me ,absolutely no one gives a ..shit!Some people.

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      • Gezza

         /  24th August 2016

        Ignore him B, he’s just a bloody Sideshow.

        Hasn’t got a Dog’s show.

        Not even a freakin Slideshow.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  24th August 2016

        (hands out boxes of tissues to everyone)

        There, there, don’t let Bob upset you. Come on, Blazer and Gezza…..blow hard. That’s right. And again. All better now ? Now you, Pete. Let’s see that nice big smile again.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  24th August 2016

      Your contributions might have been missed had there been any. In their absence, nothing becomes you like your leaving.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  24th August 2016

        Be brave, Alan. The rest of us are bearing up. (hands Alan a box of tissues)

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  24th August 2016

        The Phantom Downticker may have been identified. I’ll have some soon, I bet.

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    • patupaiarehe

       /  24th August 2016

      Don’t let the door hit you in the arse as you lurch on outta here 😀

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      • Gezza

         /  24th August 2016

        Missing him already patu – wotsisname, I mean. 😥

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      • Conspiratoor

         /  24th August 2016

        I’ll bet you a dollar to a knob of goat poo Pat, he hangs around incognito for lurch’s incisive commentary. It’s compelling stuff!

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        • patupaiarehe

           /  24th August 2016

          You’d best be wearing rubber gloves when you open any courier packages from now on C 😉

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  24th August 2016

      Damn it, I was just about to say that ! 😀

      A university friend’s bratty little boy used to squawk ‘I love you and miss you ! I love you and miss you !’ ad nauseam when one of his doting parents went out.

      We love you and miss you, Sideshow Blob !

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