The Official Athens 2004 Olympics Thread - Page 8 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-24-2004, 07:11 PM   #106
ONE
love, blood, life
 
zoney!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: six metro locations
Posts: 11,292
Local Time: 07:37 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Leeloo
It's interesting how people who keep commenting on 'silly' things are keep coming back posting on them again and again
Are you asking yourself this question?

go re-read your posts.
__________________

__________________
zoney! is offline  
Old 08-24-2004, 08:43 PM   #107
Halloweenhead
Forum Moderator
 
Bonochick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cherry Lane
Posts: 40,816
Local Time: 09:37 AM

I've never heard of "woman" being associated with "bitch".

"Female" is probably the most non-offensive term, though I've never heard of "woman" being thought as as offensive. If anything, more people are offended by "girl"...or, a choice not mentioned but has been the subject of debate before..."chick". I, however, don't mind "chick"...obviously.

I think this all comes down to personal preference, and there really isn't a need to continue an argument over it.
__________________

__________________
"Knight in shining Zubaz."

Bonochick [at] interference.com
Bonochick is offline  
Old 08-24-2004, 08:57 PM   #108
Blue Crack Addict
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: illegitimi non carborundum
Posts: 17,407
Local Time: 08:37 AM
So...how about those Olympics?

__________________
DaveC is online now  
Old 08-24-2004, 09:09 PM   #109
Blue Crack Addict
 
beli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: In a frock in Western Australia
Posts: 15,464
Local Time: 09:37 PM
Are the Olympics on?
__________________
beli is offline  
Old 08-24-2004, 09:22 PM   #110
Blue Crack Addict
 
beli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: In a frock in Western Australia
Posts: 15,464
Local Time: 09:37 PM
Rank
by
Gold NOC Tot.
1 USA 25 28 19 72
2 CHN 24 15 12 51
3 JPN 15 8 9 32
4 AUS 14 9 14 37
5 RUS 9 18 21 48
6 GER 9 10 13 32
__________________
beli is offline  
Old 08-24-2004, 09:40 PM   #111
ONE
love, blood, life
 
zoney!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: six metro locations
Posts: 11,292
Local Time: 07:37 AM
word is that US Olympic committee is not happy that the US is only beating the Chinese by 21 medals.

It is in the planning stages to increase funding to U.S. Table Tennis and Badmitton organizations to become a world power in these sports.

Uhoh:
__________________
zoney! is offline  
Old 08-24-2004, 09:44 PM   #112
Blue Crack Addict
 
beli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: In a frock in Western Australia
Posts: 15,464
Local Time: 09:37 PM
does anyone have alink to the medal tally that lists more than the top 6?
__________________
beli is offline  
Old 08-24-2004, 09:50 PM   #113
Blue Crack Addict
 
beli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: In a frock in Western Australia
Posts: 15,464
Local Time: 09:37 PM
found it:

Rank
by
Gold NOC NOC Name Tot. Rank by Total
1 USA United States 25 28 19 72 1
2 CHN China 24 15 12 51 2
3 JPN Japan 15 8 9 32 =5
4 AUS Australia 14 9 14 37 4
5 RUS Russia 9 18 21 48 3
6 GER Germany 9 10 13 32 =5
7 FRA France 9 7 9 25 7
8 ITA Italy 8 6 7 21 =9
9 ROM Romania 8 4 4 16 13
10 UKR Ukraine 8 3 6 17 12
11 GBR Great Britain 7 8 7 22 8
12 KOR Korea 6 10 5 21 =9
13 GRE Greece 5 2 2 9 17
14 NED Netherlands 3 7 8 18 11
15 HUN Hungary 3 6 1 10 16
16 SWE Sweden 3 0 2 5 =25
17 TUR Turkey 3 0 1 4 =28
18 CAN Canada 2 4 1 7 =21
19 BLR Belarus 2 3 6 11 =14
20 POL Poland 2 2 4 8 =18
21 SVK Slovakia 2 2 1 5 =25
22 BUL Bulgaria 2 1 5 8 =18
23 ETH Ethiopia 2 1 1 4 =28
24 GEO Georgia 2 1 0 3 =37
25 THA Thailand 2 0 2 4 =28
26 CHI Chile 2 0 1 3 =37
=27 NZL New Zealand 2 0 0 2 =43
=27 NOR Norway 2 0 0 2 =43
29 ESP Spain 1 7 3 11 =14
30 KEN Kenya 1 4 1 6 =23
31 CZE Czech Republic 1 3 3 7 =21
32 CUB Cuba 1 1 6 8 =18
=33 BRA Brazil 1 1 2 4 =28
=33 INA Indonesia 1 1 2 4 =28
=33 RSA South Africa 1 1 2 4 =28
36 ZIM Zimbabwe 1 1 1 3 =37
=37 LTU Lithuania 1 1 0 2 =43
=37 MAR Morocco 1 1 0 2 =43
39 DEN Denmark 1 0 5 6 =23
40 BEL Belgium 1 0 2 3 =37
41 SUI Switzerland 1 0 1 2 =43
=42 BAH Bahamas 1 0 0 1 =52
=42 CMR Cameroon 1 0 0 1 =52
=42 UAE U Arab Emirates 1 0 0 1 =52
45 AUT Austria 0 4 1 5 =25
46 PRK DPR Korea 0 3 1 4 =28
47 CRO Croatia 0 2 2 4 =28
48 POR Portugal 0 2 1 3 =37
49 SLO Slovenia 0 1 3 4 =28
50 EST Estonia 0 1 2 3 =37
=51 TPE Chinese Taipei 0 1 1 2 =43
=51 KAZ Kazakhstan 0 1 1 2 =43
=53 FIN Finland 0 1 0 1 =52
=53 HKG Hong Kong 0 1 0 1 =52
=53 IND India 0 1 0 1 =52
=53 LAT Latvia 0 1 0 1 =52
=53 MEX Mexico 0 1 0 1 =52
=53 SCG Serbia/Monteneg 0 1 0 1 =52
=59 ARG Argentina 0 0 2 2 =43
=59 AZE Azerbaijan 0 0 2 2 =43
=61 COL Colombia 0 0 1 1 =52
=61 ERI Eritrea 0 0 1 1 =52
=61 ISR Israel 0 0 1 1 =52
=61 JAM Jamaica 0 0 1 1 =52
=61 MGL Mongolia 0 0 1 1 =52
=61 TRI Trinidad/Tobago 0 0 1 1 =52
=61 VEN Venezuela 0 0 1 1 =52
__________________
beli is offline  
Old 08-24-2004, 11:07 PM   #114
Blue Crack Addict
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: illegitimi non carborundum
Posts: 17,407
Local Time: 08:37 AM
Perdita Felicien
__________________
DaveC is online now  
Old 08-24-2004, 11:22 PM   #115
ONE
love, blood, life
 
indra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 12,689
Local Time: 09:37 AM
Well, I'm not too fond "ma'am", but that's just cause it makes me feel old!

In the beach volleyball today I felt really sorry for the Aussie woman who had the injured shoulder, but I was also happy for the US woman who just won her first Olympic medal in three tries. A similar thing happened in the women's 100m hurdles -- the favorite fell, taking another runner with her, but the winner was so very happy. For me it's an interesting experience not to have any stong favorites, but be able to feel both the heartbreak and the tremendous joy. (I've had so much stuff going on in my life this year that I didn't follow any competitions leading up to these games, so I don't really "know" any of the athletes.)
__________________
indra is offline  
Old 08-25-2004, 09:14 AM   #116
War Child
 
Leeloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: running to stand still
Posts: 694
Local Time: 01:37 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by indra
Well, I'm not too fond "ma'am", but that's just cause it makes me feel old!
I hate ma'am too! It's so overused and phoney.

My problem with 'woman' (which IS my personal thing, I did mention the word PERSONAL twice in my post on it, and BTW it was the 'woman' 'girl' fight I thought was 'silly' not the gymnastics one) is that it is more often associated with negativity IMO that I have witnessed personally. For example:

If there's an old woman on the street who's a crank and everyone hates, they call her 'that old WOMAN' but if there's a nice one everyone likes she's an old LADY.

When people speak of disgust over something a female did, such as in traffic, I hear 'that woman ......' and not 'that girl, female, lady, etc.'

The word "woman" thanks to NOW has been associated with radical feminism which I do not care for.

My father called my mother 'woman' when he was mad at her and they got into a fight.

And for the person who said they associate 'woman' with 'respect' well, here's one right here waiting, I have yet to see any from you!

Quote:
In the beach volleyball today I felt really sorry for the Aussie woman who had the injured shoulder, but I was also happy for the US woman who just won her first Olympic medal in three tries.
I was touched by the story of the girl who carried her mother's ashes in her backpack and spread some on the sand after they won gold. When she got a good bounce she was said to thank her mother's ghost. It was bizarre and kind of macabre but touching just the same.
__________________
"the percentage you're paying is too high priced as you're living beyond all your means, and the man in the suit has just bought a new car from the profits he made on your dreams"
Leeloo is offline  
Old 08-25-2004, 03:33 PM   #117
ONE
love, blood, life
 
zoney!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: six metro locations
Posts: 11,292
Local Time: 07:37 AM
^give it up!!!!

Quote:
Originally posted by DaveC
Perdita Felicien
I was REALLY bummed watching this happen to her. Last winter, my lacrosse team would do our winter training in the "armory" on campus (she is a student at the university where I coach), and I would watch her do some traing...SO FAST and so amazing. I was really hoping that the Russians appeal would be accepted and she would have another chance. I wonder why the Track and Field Governing Board denied it?
__________________
zoney! is offline  
Old 08-25-2004, 03:41 PM   #118
ONE
love, blood, life
 
zoney!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: six metro locations
Posts: 11,292
Local Time: 07:37 AM
also...it is fun to see people competing on the Olympic level that you have covered as a journalist.

I had the opportunity right out of college to cover one of the U.S. women's indoor volleyball players (when she was still in H.S.). I wrote two or three features on her (she was also a basketball player, and ended up playing volleyball at UCLA). It was fun to see her compete on TV in front of the world (If you consider NBC the world ).

Also, I watched one of the U.S. long distance runners compete in a quarterfinal last night. I covered one of her two H.S. Cross Country State Championships.
__________________
zoney! is offline  
Old 08-25-2004, 03:58 PM   #119
you are what you is
 
Salome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 22,016
Local Time: 02:37 PM
they should do a medal ranking per citizen of the competing countries instead of just per country

I wonder by how much australia would win that one
__________________
“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.”
~Frank Zappa
Salome is offline  
Old 08-25-2004, 04:09 PM   #120
ONE
love, blood, life
 
zoney!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: six metro locations
Posts: 11,292
Local Time: 07:37 AM
congrats to the Aussies for winning a Gold in "America's Greatest Past time" too!!!!
__________________

__________________
zoney! is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com