Tuesday, August 19, 2008

More Olympic Coverage

I just saw the biggest snatch in the world!

I’m not kidding. It was right there at the Olympic Games. That’s right…the Women’s Super Heavyweight Weightlifting event. She lifted some ridiculous weight during the snatch competition.

Am I the only one that has different images when they are talking on TV about terms like ‘snatch’ or ‘clean and jerk’? Granted, I wasn’t paying a lot of attention to this particular event but while I was busy collecting lint from my bellybutton or trying to stack 15 Pepsi cans on top of each other the TV would suddenly blare out “she blew the jerk”. Did I get the wrong cable channel? Is this the Porn Games? It was quite amusing and distracting to watch this event.

That’s right, these girls are Olympic athletes! They’ve trained hard to look like this. But who can argue the fact when they basically lift a fully stocked refrigerator over their heads. Can you do that? I can lift a snack from a refrigerator. I can do it pretty fast and stealthily too! Does that count? I think you’d have to do that to get anything from their fridges!

One interesting thing is that they can walk around with the weight of a refrigerator over their heads for practically ever but it they don’t lock their elbows it doesn’t count as a lift. Boy, I’d be pretty irritated if that happened to me. I’d probably want to let the judge hold my refrigerator!



I don’t know why I ended up watching that. I’m not even sure why they keep featuring all the strange sports when I turn on the Olympics. I always seem to get events like field hockey, badminton and table tennis. I don’t mind badminton; it’s kind of interesting to watch them smash that ‘bird’ as hard as they can only for the other team to return it. But eventually the fascination ends and I find myself wondering why I’m watching because Lee and Lee are playing Lee and Lee. Now if my blogging friend LeeLee was playing I’d have somebody to cheer for but the four Lees is difficult to root for. And only 10 minutes into it did I realize it was mixed doubles! Ouch…

It’s too bad swimming is over. There are still a number of items I don’t yet know about Michael Phelps that I was hoping to check off the list:

- Where he put that third booger he ever picked in his life

- Does he stir his soup clockwise or counter-clockwise
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- How many actual swimming strokes he did in the 6th grade

- Where does he pee when training 27 hours a day in the pool (oh wait, it’s a pool…if he didn’t go in the water it would bee an ool…a pool without the p)

35 comments:

Sornie said...

Dammit, you are seriously honing in on my attempts to make the olympics far dirtier than they really are with your overuse of clean, jerk and snatch. Although that rather beefy broad lifting that fridge is eerily close to what she could probably do.

lime said...

i think michael phelps put that third booger on his sister's back when he pretended to give her a hug for no reason at all.

Memarie Lane said...

I want to know what kind of razor he uses to keep his nipples so very smooth.

VE said...

sornie - I know, I know. I especially didn't want to go there when these gals were on the TV but that damn commentary!

lime - Ah ha! No wonder she didn't make the cut at the Jr. Miss America pagent

marie - That would be 'her'! I believe she even ate the refrigerator afterwards...

cathouse teri said...

My head is just spinning at the very idea that there is a fucking event where you lift a loaded fridge over your fucking head!

... and snatch. :)

Practically Joe said...

Wow ... Women fridge lifters.
having a woman like that would make day-long trips to the beach so much easier.
Cooler, umbrella, beach chairs, beach bags ... shouldn't be a problem. Be careful not to step on the kids digging holes in the sand and please ... keep those elbows locked!

Kurt said...

I liked when they cut away from an awards ceremony to show him getting a rubdown.

VE said...

teri - I just crack myself up with that whole snatch event. Imagine training for it? "Damn...my snatch just isn't up to par yet..."

joe - Ha! Excellent ideas. I like where you're going with this. Love the elbow locking...perfect! They're good people to know during a move too. Plus...she CAN clean behind the refrigerator at her house.

kurt - Was that over by the snatch event?

cathouse teri said...

In our family, we like to giggle when someone says they spent the day sleeping in snatches. In fact, we look for opportunities to say it. I think my grampa started that. He was a fun fella. :)

VE said...

teri - Ha ha. Sounds like a lot of fun. There are some things that are just funny for all!

Bee said...

I could do that! I have a ton of muscles!

You just can't see them.

cathouse teri said...

Hey, I thought you were supposed to go visit my son's blog... and comment... where didja go?

Michelle Ann said...

The men in my family can't seem to get pass the women's volleyball swimsuit controversy....

I doubt they have been paying attention to THESE women.

VE said...

bee - Quit hiding those muscles...they don't have to be so shy!

teri - Sorry...I was meaning to circle back to your blog to see if you'd replied. I just visited a second ago...

VE said...

michelle ann - I didn't want to get past that either...apparently NBC did though. Doh!

justacoolcat said...

I have always thought there should be a porn Olympics,so much material.

VE said...

justacoolcat - That one is just ripe for a blog post, isn't it? Talk about your sychronized events...

Jeff said...

That's odd... I haven't been here in 10 days and yet you still keep blogging. I have to say I'm a little disillusioned.

Beth said...

I'm experiencing similar problems with the Olympics. Watched a wrestling match (why, I don't know) and until the very end, I thought I was watching two men. Uh-uh. They were women. (Nice thighs, though...)

VE said...

jeff - They forced me to Jeff. What could I do? I had to think of my family. We in the resistance have been holding a silent vigil until your return. (pssst...everyone...Jeff's back...put away the party stuff and set his odometer back....)

beth - I'm all for women wrestling...well, they have to look like women I guess.

Serena Joy said...

I had no idea this stuff was going on in the Olympics. I just don't know about fridge lifting. Wouldn't that strain a snatch something fierce?

VE said...

sj - Maybe if they stocked it with Pepsi light instead of Pepsi it might ease the burdon. Nobody wants a snatch strain...I agree.

Jacki said...

I think the Olympics would be more culturally relevant if they mixed in a little porn. And more interesting to watch, too.

colbymarshall said...

Pool without a p...I'm dying!

And, um, the refrigerator lifting disturbs me to no end. And I wish the picture in my head WOULD end.

angie said...

I missed the female heavy weights.......I'm pretty sure I heard that M.P. stirs his soup clockwise and that he ate that third booger....protein. :)

Alex L said...

'it’s kind of interesting to watch them smash that ‘bird’'

Actually its a cock... a shuttlecock.

Kelley said...

Today I saw Olympic BMX racing.

And Nicole Kidman wasn't even there.

Totally ripped off.

(that is probably the most Australian comment I have EVER written)

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

Those women scare me. They scare me, I tell you!!!

leelee said...

Yeah, I am totally Phelped out. But I am kinda jealous because I haven't caught badmiton or table tennis..and I like those..

Water polo is toooooo boring and I still have water in my ears from watching all the swimming and diving.

It's all good though...

HUGS!

VE said...

jacki - That would add to the ratings for sure.

colby - Now you know I have to do something disturbing every now and then. It can't all be rainbows and butterflies...

angie - You seem to be an authority on Michael Phelps. Do you have a big poster of him in your room?

alex - No kidding? It'll fit in well with the snatch and jerk events...

kelley - It must be a national embarrassment

arizona - What happened to your blog? Glad you are still around. Yes, be afraid...

leelee - Maybe they should play table tennis with the badminton thingy. And then they could add another table and do sychronized table tennis...

Carla said...

Okay, I was going to comment on your snatch viewing (hmm... what's your definition), but then I got totally taken by that bra cold pack on your sidebar. Want me one of those. Could be great fun. hmm...

VE said...

carla - Definition? Definition? You act as if I know what I'm writing about...

bitchlet said...

My boyfriend does the exact same thing. Picking lint from his belly button.

That should stop.

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

My blog was stolen by alien plants.

VE said...

bitchlet - It's a time honored tradition! For ever lint ball picked we can call into lint dot com and receive special prizes...

arizona - To quote 'the Dude'..."Bummer, man"...