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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    I don't think you factored in the divers. I'm pretty sure I'd be peeing before I hit the water if I had to go off the high platform. Do synchronized swimmers have to pee at the same time?
    It would at least wash off my skimpy suit when I hit the water....
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Nearly 100% Of Olympic Swimmers Pee In The Pool

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    That is pretty gross. But has anyone noticed that many of them gargle and spit the water back out when they are warming up? super-gross!!!
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    That is pretty gross. But has anyone noticed that many of them gargle and spit the water back out when they are warming up? super-gross!!!
    Every competitive swimmer pees in the pool. An Olypmic sized pool is over 1/2 million gallons of water and pee is mostly water, sterile and the pool has so many chemicals in it that the little bit of pee does not matter. Plus I have yet to meet a swim coach that allows bathroom breaks unless you are about to shit yourself. Hink, back me up on this one.
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    That is pretty gross. But has anyone noticed that many of them gargle and spit the water back out when they are warming up? super-gross!!!
    Bear Grylls would disagree with you.

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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    I have yet to meet a swim coach that allows bathroom breaks unless you are about to shit yourself.....
    Could someone provide the appropriate Youtube link from the movie 'Caddyshack' please? You all know the scene I'm talking about....
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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    Hink, back me up on this one.
    Do you ask because you assume I pee in the pool, or because you thought I was a competitive swimmer? I am a runner, although I will keep where we pee to myself.....
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Could someone provide the appropriate Youtube link from the movie 'Caddyshack' please? You all know the scene I'm talking about....


    When I was in Austin, the pool at the apartment complex where I lived closed three times one month for "Baby Ruth bars". Only it wasn't Baby Ruth bars, but rather the contributions of some residents unfamiliar with American customs regarding hygiene and pool etiquette.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Do you ask because you assume I pee in the pool, or because you thought I was a competitive swimmer? I am a runner, although I will keep where we pee to myself.....
    Sorry Hink, I thought you were a swimmer.
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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    Sorry Hink, I thought you were a swimmer.
    He's always struck me as the pee in the pool type.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    He's always struck me as the pee in the pool type.
    I never have, nor will I ever deny such an accusation.
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    Was that vault McKayla girl a complete brat/B$%^& or what? No class, a diva and poor sportsmanship - she didn't deserve the silver even, she f-ed up - I was so embarrassed by her behavior...

    Off-topic:
    when I was a kid hanging out on a boat in a lake, you'd get thrown out of the boat to pee if you said you had to pee, did it in the bay yesterday - but my water quality guru has tested ponds and the numbers do go up after too many people have been in the water...

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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    Every competitive swimmer pees in the pool. An Olypmic sized pool is over 1/2 million gallons of water and pee is mostly water, sterile and the pool has so many chemicals in it that the little bit of pee does not matter. Plus I have yet to meet a swim coach that allows bathroom breaks unless you are about to shit yourself. Hink, back me up on this one.
    Still gross!
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    When I was in Austin, the pool at the apartment complex where I lived closed three times one month for "Baby Ruth bars". Only it wasn't Baby Ruth bars, but rather the contributions of some residents unfamiliar with American customs regarding hygiene and pool etiquette.
    Yeah...sorry about that. You see, I had just moved to Austin and...well...nevermind.

    Baby Ruth anybody?
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos
    I don't think you factored in the divers. I'm pretty sure I'd be peeing before I hit the water if I had to go off the high platform. ....
    The midair spinny backflippy pee going everywhere? Gross!!
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    The midair spinny backflippy pee going everywhere? Gross!!
    Are you kidding? That is the best kind!
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    I don't think you factored in the divers. I'm pretty sure I'd be peeing before I hit the water if I had to go off the high platform.....
    We're watching the women's platform diving competition. I don't think they're in the water long enough to pee. Now that cooling off tub to the back of the pool...well that's another matter altogether that I don't want to think about.

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    Was that vault McKayla girl a complete brat/B$%^& or what? No class, a diva and poor sportsmanship - she didn't deserve the silver even, she f-ed up - I was so embarrassed by her behavior...
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    hubba hubba

    I'm liking the men's water polo coverage. Team USA looks pretty good.

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    http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/lond...-track-heisman

    This is why the United States will never be the best at everything. Our best athletes leave sports to go make millions in the big 3. Brandon Saine, who played for Ohio State and now the Packers, is the Ohio High School 100 meter record holder. We lose talent to football and basketball.... some don't even make it to the NFL, but they would rather try then go to the Olympics.... which is sad.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/lond...-track-heisman

    This is why the United States will never be the best at everything. Our best athletes leave sports to go make millions in the big 3. Brandon Saine, who played for Ohio State and now the Packers, is the Ohio High School 100 meter record holder. We lose talent to football and basketball.... some don't even make it to the NFL, but they would rather try then go to the Olympics.... which is sad.
    If your a fan of the Olympics it's sad. I'd rather see these guys play football

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    Monty Python tunes at the closing ceremonies? I admit I liked and appreciated it, but I can't help but wonder how other people in the world who have never heard of them, much less seen one of their movies or tv shows, would find the musical number postively bizarre. Dancing nuns and Roman legionaires out of any context? WTF???? (and yet fellow Python-ers will agree that their weirdness and lack of proper context is time and again all part of the joke.... especially if you're not in on it)



    OKAY, STOP IT! THESE CLOSING CEREMONIES ARE GETTING QUITE SILLY!
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Monty Python tunes at the closing ceremonies? I admit I liked and appreciated it, but I can't help but wonder how other people in the world who have never heard of them, much less seen one of their movies or tv shows, would find the musical number postively bizarre. Dancing nuns and Roman legionaires out of any context? WTF???? (and yet fellow Python-ers will agree that their weirdness and lack of proper context is time and again all part of the joke.... especially if you're not in on it)



    OKAY, STOP IT! THESE CLOSING CEREMONIES ARE GETTING QUITE SILLY!
    I thought it was brilliant, especially when the Indian bhangra dancers came out and he was imitating them
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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    I thought it was brilliant, especially when the Indian bhangra dancers came out and he was imitating them
    I thought the closing ceremonies were pretty bad overall, but the Python portion was the best. I don't understand why they didn't get bigger bands... really George Michael, Jessie J, and that boy band? You couldn't get Coldplay or Adele? It is the freaking Olympic closing ceremony....

    Oh and Rio's portion stunk as well. Why they didn't go Carnival themed and crazy I don't know.... but we shall see if Rio was a good choice (which I personally don't think it was) or a huge mistake on a grand scale. London got the games finished on time... the big question is will Rio?
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    I had fun watching the closing ceremony, it was like a wild 2.5 hour halftime show. Much better than the reverent opening ceremony.

    I would have liked to see Russell Brand swapped out for Sir Elton John though.

    It was spacey, kept moving, and looked like tons of fun!
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