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  • What do you find so addictive about the Olympics this year? I'm finding them completely boring, and we've started buying DVDs to make up for the lack of interesting background noise on network TV this fortnight. (Now is a good time to watch the entire run of The Prisoner, The Sopranos, or other such compilations...)

    I will admit that the roller derby on ice (er, short track speedskating) is exciting. Half-pipe was sorta nice, but the camera angles were all wrong (overhead shots would be really nice, ins

    • Dude, curling and hockey and skiing and ski jumpking and biathlon and speed skating are all great. I find the most boring ones to be, along with figure skating, halfpipe and short-track speed skating, but still, there's a ton to like.

      And I just skip most of the stuff about how France stole the gold from Canada, since I record every Olympic event on the TiVo and skip all that junk. I've not found any death of things to watch, especially with all the hockey ... and the good hockey hasn't even started yet!
      • Curling is really an Olympic event? I thought someone was yanking my chain.

        As soon as they add bowling to the summer Olympics, I'll start training (201 average here, last time I was in a league). I guess that entails drinking more beer and bowling 9 games a week instead of 3. Ooooh...rough.

        Now duckpin bowling would be a greater challenge. :)

    • What do you find so addictive about the Olympics this year?

      The speed skating rocks, especially last night's short track. I also like both the Slalom and Downhill Skiing. Don't care much for the "slacker" events - halfpipe, moguls etc (grin). And for some reason I really got into the Skijumping. I really wanted that Harry Potter bloke to win (if you don't know what I mean, look at him with his hair down and glasses on) - and he did, which was nice ;)

      Now is a good time to watch the entire run of The
  • The latest Six Nations Rugby tape should be on it's merry way across the pond as we speak.

    The Six Nations of the Iroquois League? I thought lacrosse was their game, not rugby. Altho there is something very Mohawk and aggro about guys just beating the crap out of eachother in rugby.

    • The Six Nations of the Iroquois League?

      Er, no, that would be the Six Nations that compete annually in the the imaginatively titled 'Six Nations' Rugby championship.

      Said Six Nations are:

      England
      France
      Ireland
      Italy
      Scotland
      Wales

      Before Italy joined a few years back the tournament was imaginatively called (yep, you guessed it) the 'Five Nations' championship :)