Feb. 13th, 2010 03:08 pm
the_abcs_of_justice: (Big O)
I'm kinda annoyed that I had to miss most of the Opening Ceremonies because we were raiding in WoW last night. And I was too tired to stay up to watch the late night rerun. :( Still, what I did see of it looked pretty cool. I liked the part where it looked like whales were swimming around in the floor and then when the people were moving around the mountain and all those colored lights representing the flow of energy. That was pretty cool.

And at least we finally managed to get Putricide down, so the raid wasn't a total waste of time. :)
the_abcs_of_justice: (turok ham)
Whew. I don't know what to say about last night's gymnastic kerfluffle except that Aleksei Nemov was completely robbed. And also that he's a very classy guy. I love how he was clearly touched by the crowd's support of him and how he got up to ask them to quiet down so Paul Hamm could do his routine. Poor Paul, too. Caught up in yet another mess that wasn't his fault. Stupid judges.

Anyway, I've been thinking lately about some aspects of the Buffyverse that were never really explained on the show. Nothing really deep, just some of the little things that I've always wondered about but can't come up with any answers for. I'm sure they've probably been talked to death already, and maybe even explained, but since I was a late-comer to the fandom and it's my LJ, I'm going to bring them up again anyway. :)

The Great Mysteries of the Buffyverse )

Well, those are all I can think of at the moment. Any and all wanks welcome. :)
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I still can't believe that Paul Hamm actually managed to win the gold in the Men's All Around. Actually, my dad accidentally spoiled me for it before it aired tonight, but after seeing that disastrous vault I thought maybe that I had misheard him and someone else had actually won. But Paul sure was phenomanally lucky tonight. If the other gymnasts hadn't made the mistakes they did, he wouldn't have had a shot. Plus, that fantastic high bar routine at the end helped a lot. :) Wow. That was definitely some on-the-edge-of-your-seat drama right there.

And the men's swimming relay last night was so close, too. I don't know how the heck Klete Keller managed to hold off Ian Thorpe like that, but he did just barely. What really impressed me though was how far ahead of everyone else in the field both the Americans and the Australians were. Even the team in third place was way behind them and didn't have a hope of catching up.

The women's team gymnastics competition was great, too, even though I still hate those stupid arm movements they do on the balance beam. :p Not really surprising that the Romanians won, though. They're always hard to beat. But I'm happy that the US managed to take second place for both the men and women.
the_abcs_of_justice: (turok ham)
Woo! The U.S. Men's Gymnastics team is kicking butt so far! I really hope they can hang on to first place until the end. It would be so cool to see them win the gold. Those floor routines and the pommel horse were really pretty awesome. :) Quite frankly, I like the men's gymnastics much better than the women's because it just seems much more dynamic and interesting. Plus, I love watching all those feats of strength. The women do a lot of cool stuff too, of course, but they always seem so expressionless and cold both before and after that it's kinda hard for me to care much about them. And those hand movements they always do on the balance beam really annoy me. Just stick with the cartwheels please, dears. I don't care about your artistic little dances or whatever. :p

The men, though..... Dude, the Hamm twins are, like, the greatest thing ever.

Also, I love Lenny Krayzelburg and his special goggles. He has the coolest last name ever. ;)

I don't have much to say about the other events so far, even though I've been watching them. I've got a headache at the moment, so everything is kind of blurring together for me. But it's cool that they give the athletes laurel wreaths to wear during the medal ceremonies. Of course, I shouldn't have expected anything less, this being Greece and all. :) I was also rather surprised to see that Iraq is participating too. What with everything that's been going on in their country lately, I wasn't expecting them to send a delegation at all. I missed their entrance into the stadium during the Opening Ceremonies, so I don't know what kind of reaction they got. I hope it was a good one.


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