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February 13, 2010 9:15 AM   Subscribe

Who are the MeFi Olympians?

So, if when MetaFilter is granted full UN recognition, who will the MetaOlympic Committee be sending to the Games to represent the old blue, green and grey? Have any MeFites actually competed in international sports? If not, who are the best athletes among us? I suspect #1 will pull a Prince Albert of Monaco and put himself on the cycling team, but who will lead our winter delegation?

Come on, sporty MeFites, let your skills and accomplishments be known!
posted by Rock Steady to MetaFilter-Related at 9:15 AM (164 comments total)

Count me in for Disc Golf
posted by cyphill at 9:19 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


is one handed typing an olympic event?
posted by pyramid termite at 9:22 AM on February 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


According to my dream last night, Metafilter isn't going to become a country, it's going to turn into a fully accredited university. So really, you should be asking about college sports and related sundry competitions, like debate or something.
posted by Caduceus at 9:38 AM on February 13, 2010


Or bean thinking. We'll create an entirely new college competition. Every school in the nation will have teams of folks over-thinking plates of beans.
posted by Caduceus at 9:40 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't know about winter sports, but I have a hunch we'd field a pretty great Ultimate Frisbee team. (I'm a handler, myself, though badly out of practice.)
posted by ocherdraco at 9:41 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Endurance Drinking.
posted by jonmc at 9:47 AM on February 13, 2010 [7 favorites]


I'm competing in regional snark tryouts this weekend.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:47 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Marathon Flaming (although some of our users have tested positive for palin)
posted by DU at 9:52 AM on February 13, 2010 [5 favorites]


Is karaoke an Olympic sport yet?
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:52 AM on February 13, 2010


Did pretty good in the 200 meter spousing too!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:52 AM on February 13, 2010


I'm competing for the gold in the "What was the name of that website/film/tvshow/book I saw/read ?" category.
posted by iconomy at 9:56 AM on February 13, 2010 [4 favorites]


200m Snarking.
posted by panboi at 9:59 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Endurance lurking.

D'oh! Ruined it.
posted by moonmilk at 10:04 AM on February 13, 2010 [28 favorites]


Subsequent commenting, speed round.

Also, hugs.
posted by kathrineg at 10:04 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


And I get a lot of MefiMail
posted by kathrineg at 10:04 AM on February 13, 2010


I took home the heart and mane in a recent dead horse beathalon.
posted by carsonb at 10:06 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm not much of a sportswoman, but I've definitely pulled a few Prince Alberts in my time. They tend to get snagged on things.
posted by eatyourcellphone at 10:06 AM on February 13, 2010 [4 favorites]


Speed skating (applies when surfing Metafilter high on caffeine when I should be working)
posted by Burhanistan at 10:08 AM on February 13, 2010


Declawathlon
posted by found missing at 10:10 AM on February 13, 2010 [8 favorites]


I'm sure we could mount a top-ranked Google-Fu team.
posted by amtho at 10:22 AM on February 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


Ha! Well, technically bridge is an recognized Olympic sport (yes, I agree, that's stupid), so given I've represented New Zealand as a youth player....

Boy, that's reaching.
posted by gaspode at 10:23 AM on February 13, 2010


Am trained for the Alphabet Thread Relay!
posted by zarq at 10:30 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bean Plating!
posted by zarq at 10:31 AM on February 13, 2010


Can't help but think our Olympics would be special
posted by found missing at 10:32 AM on February 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


Don't start that stuff so early in a thread.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:42 AM on February 13, 2010


Seriously though, don't you think the Olympics would be cooler if they had competitions in Minesweeper, bucket drumming, cup stacking, parkour, Starcraft, hot dog eating, etc.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:57 AM on February 13, 2010 [4 favorites]


Everybody loves Alphabet Thread Relay --- I don't see why not.
posted by Dr Dracator at 10:57 AM on February 13, 2010


FTFY
posted by ericb at 10:58 AM on February 13, 2010


Can't help but think our Olympics would be special

MetaFilter Olympics Softball Tee Pitches Perfect Game
never miss an opportunity to trot out the best Onion headline ever
posted by carsonb at 11:00 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Have any MeFites actually competed in international sports?

I've covered international sports as a sportswriter. What do I win?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:00 AM on February 13, 2010


Geez, that baton is slippery.
posted by carsonb at 11:01 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Although I see their point because its traditionally limited to sports, I actually believe that in the spirit of expanding international goodwill, things like bridge and chess should be included in the Olympics. Basically anything that is a competition has its place. Therefore:

Favorite collecting.

(I kid, I kid)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:07 AM on February 13, 2010


Did I envy the Great One riding to the outdoor cauldron in the back of a truck through the rain/snow? Of course not. But I would sign up for "watching from couch in warm family room".
posted by Cranberry at 11:14 AM on February 13, 2010


People should favorite iconomy, because iconomy kicks ass at that event.
posted by cgc373 at 11:15 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty good at StepMania on the keyboard (not so much on a dance mat). That's an event, right?
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 11:24 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cat scanning. While nude. And covered in glistening olive oil.


I've said too much.
posted by chinston at 11:24 AM on February 13, 2010


Why would anyone want to scan a cat?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 11:25 AM on February 13, 2010


Why would anyone cover a nude cat in olive oil?
posted by found missing at 11:26 AM on February 13, 2010


All time pondering, then blathering champion.
posted by infini at 11:27 AM on February 13, 2010


If pressed, we may be able to form a curling team.
posted by sleslie at 11:28 AM on February 13, 2010


I was gonna try to compete in the Terrible Slam Poetry division, but that cat they had declaiming during the opening ceremonies was on a whole 'nother level. I just can't compete! If I train extra hard starting now, I should have a whole arsenal of truly awful teeth-grinding rhymes to drop on the next batch of Summer Games.
posted by EatTheWeak at 11:31 AM on February 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


Outrage marathon and team uncharitable reading.
posted by electroboy at 11:32 AM on February 13, 2010


The 100ms Refresh.
posted by Eideteker at 11:38 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Deadlifting.
posted by ColdChef at 11:39 AM on February 13, 2010 [14 favorites]


Also, the 2000-comment disdain.
posted by Eideteker at 11:41 AM on February 13, 2010


I'm in for Freestyle Drinking.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 11:43 AM on February 13, 2010


Jeebus, that vector art with the Wikipedia-faced men is going to haunt me.
posted by Rhomboid at 11:45 AM on February 13, 2010


Why would anyone cover a nude cat in olive oil?

They're tastier that way. Especially with a little balsamic, fresh ground pepper and crunchy bread.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:52 AM on February 13, 2010


.

That's for all the Mefites we have lost in "Should I eat this?"
I am still on the professional circuit but feel like my luck may run out this year.
posted by special-k at 11:56 AM on February 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


The Fucking and Sleeping Biathlon.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:57 AM on February 13, 2010


The 100ms Refresh.

Damn! Best I can do is about 190ms.
posted by Chuckles at 12:02 PM on February 13, 2010


Overreaching and jumping to conclusions
posted by found missing at 12:04 PM on February 13, 2010


15m bong squat (freestyle/interpretive)
posted by Meatbomb at 12:12 PM on February 13, 2010


TODAY TODAY Today

WE ARE ALL WE ARE ALL We are all

OLYMPIANS 'LYMPIANS 'lympians
posted by hangashore at 12:14 PM on February 13, 2010 [6 favorites]


Sock puppet relay.
posted by iamabot at 12:15 PM on February 13, 2010


Ban hammer toss?
posted by iamabot at 12:19 PM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Frist Psot?
posted by five fresh fish at 12:26 PM on February 13, 2010


Deadlifting.

How much?
posted by ludwig_van at 12:30 PM on February 13, 2010


...$20, etc.
posted by ludwig_van at 12:32 PM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can't compete due to a gammy knee, but I can carry fire to the Olympic Flame.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:08 PM on February 13, 2010


I eat tacos
posted by ijoshua at 1:13 PM on February 13, 2010


Both Flagging AND Moving On.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:16 PM on February 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


It's the MeFi biathalon.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:17 PM on February 13, 2010


It's the MeFi biathalon.

Wait. I get to flag something ... with gunfire?

Oh, I've totally been doing it wrong, then.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:27 PM on February 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


Disemvowelathon and fedora tipping for me.
posted by maxwelton at 1:28 PM on February 13, 2010


Caduceus: "Metafilter ...[is]... going to turn into a fully accredited university."

I know that some people here are incredibly big personalities, with interpersonal squabbles not unusual, but I ask you: Are our politics that petty?
posted by boo_radley at 1:30 PM on February 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


Also I took gold in doubles posting.
posted by boo_radley at 1:33 PM on February 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'm taking home the gold, silver and bronze in the Special Snowflake competition this year.
posted by double block and bleed at 1:43 PM on February 13, 2010


Geez, that baton is slippery.

That wasn't my baton, dude. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I can carry fire to the Olympic Flame.

Have any of our GLBT users staked claim as our honourary flaming queer? I'd nominate DNAB, but I think he's still gone. :-(


Thinking about it, it occurs to me I've never seen a "First Post" on MeFi. I'm thinking this must surely be because mods delete them, and not because we've no idiots.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:53 PM on February 13, 2010


I'm the one looting the Gap because I need a manly outfit for figure skating.
posted by vapidave at 1:55 PM on February 13, 2010


I'm favored to medal in the WayneHate event. I've been training for years.
posted by cashman at 2:08 PM on February 13, 2010


Are our politics that petty?
You really have to ask?
posted by dg at 2:10 PM on February 13, 2010


May I refer you to my MeFi avatar?
posted by hermitosis at 2:13 PM on February 13, 2010


If there was an event for sticking your foot in your mouth I'd take gold. IRL and Interwebs events. I'd take gold in them all.
posted by TooFewShoes at 2:18 PM on February 13, 2010


I think you'd have some competition there - the only time I open my mouth is to change feet.
posted by dg at 2:22 PM on February 13, 2010


PWN THE ODIUM
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:24 PM on February 13, 2010 [9 favorites]


I qualified for the Olympic Marathon trials in 2000! Yay! Go Me Whooooooo!!!


Uh.


um



awkward
posted by stagewhisper at 2:25 PM on February 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


Your possession of real athleticism shames us, stagewhisper. Get the hence.

/jealousy
posted by Ghidorah at 2:33 PM on February 13, 2010


thee. Damnit. Thee.

Training for the edit window pony whingeathon is exhausting, and a continuing work in progress.
posted by Ghidorah at 2:34 PM on February 13, 2010


Synchronised drinking. Who's with me?
posted by Elmore at 2:51 PM on February 13, 2010


I've been told on several occasions that I could sleep for England.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to get back to my training for 2012.
posted by triggerfinger at 2:51 PM on February 13, 2010


"Deadlifting."

Sometimes those perfect puns just kind of write themselves, don't they?
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 3:00 PM on February 13, 2010


I'm thinking this must surely be because mods delete them

I almost never see them actually, and I don't think we ever really did except in ironic ways in threads on very nerdy topics.

When cat rodeo enters the olympics, I will medal in it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:05 PM on February 13, 2010


Synchronised drinking. Who's with me?

I am. Try to keep up.
posted by jonmc at 3:06 PM on February 13, 2010


The synchronised drinking team needs more practice, clearly.
posted by gingerbeer at 3:13 PM on February 13, 2010


I'm quite pleased we manage to have a community where even rank n00bs know not to first post. Very cool, that.
posted by five fresh fish at 3:23 PM on February 13, 2010


I qualified for the Olympic Marathon trials in 2000! Yay! Go Me Whooooooo!!!

Looks like we're going to be one of those flagbearer-is-the-whole-team nations, and you're it, stagewhisper.
posted by Rock Steady at 3:31 PM on February 13, 2010


Cat scanning.

I'd enter my cat in that one. My cat keeps jumping up on the scanner and activating it. Bet none of your cats can scan themselves.
posted by orange swan at 3:31 PM on February 13, 2010


During the '08 summer games, my upstairs neighbour was on the Olympic team, but as I recall she sprained her ankle or got sick or something shortly before her competition was to hit the track. Whoops!
posted by Sys Rq at 3:31 PM on February 13, 2010


I play a mean Wii golf.
posted by Grlnxtdr at 3:36 PM on February 13, 2010


Synchronized flaming pile-on - I think we could get a team together for this that would be a world beater
posted by troll on a pony at 3:53 PM on February 13, 2010


4x100 mediocrity, represent.

Going for 4th. Every time.
posted by djgh at 4:08 PM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


There's a good chance we have an Olympian or two among us, but odds are we wouldn't find out anything until after the Olympics. Right now they're either preparing for events, competing in events, or fucking other Olympians.
posted by graventy at 4:33 PM on February 13, 2010


I'm in for marathon sleeping.
posted by dilettante at 4:36 PM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Is Doodle Jump an Olympic sport yet?

No, wait. I suck at Doodle Jump. Never mind.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:44 PM on February 13, 2010


Blue is the new gold.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:52 PM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


It might be fun to ride my fixed-gear bike on an actual track.
posted by box at 5:05 PM on February 13, 2010


oh boy, sleep! That's where I'm an Olympian!
posted by jacalata at 5:27 PM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


i went to the olympic trials for fencing. i got my ass kicked, but i had a good time.

ban hammer toss was an excellent suggestion, as was Cold Chef's deadlift.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:01 PM on February 13, 2010


Oh golly, I just had a flashback to that old Viking thread and the thousands of posts debating it endlessly.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:22 PM on February 13, 2010


100+ comments and no Tater Team joke? FOR SHAME!
posted by mynameisluka at 6:32 PM on February 13, 2010


Not to brag, but my high school Synchronised Flameout team went to state two years in a row!
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 6:41 PM on February 13, 2010


Whatever it is that I do, I should be given a medal for it.
posted by The Whelk at 6:49 PM on February 13, 2010


Tri-Nap-athon.
posted by y2karl at 7:00 PM on February 13, 2010


i went to the olympic trials for fencing. i got my ass kicked, but i had a good time.

OK, that's something. We've got a fencer and a marathoner now.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:48 PM on February 13, 2010


i went to the olympic trials for fencing. i got my ass kicked, but i had a good time.

See, everyone else assumes you meant competed in. I assume you meant 'attended and got into a fight at'.
posted by graventy at 8:16 PM on February 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


I ice fish like a mofo. Old school style. Just me and a bucket, sitting in the open. I've been out there at -20 looking for a bite. Can I join?
posted by sanka at 8:17 PM on February 13, 2010


I am the managing short track (50 m or less) official for my local Special Olympics area games. I can oversee our summer short track events and give you a hug at the end of your races.
posted by onhazier at 8:38 PM on February 13, 2010 [6 favorites]


The hug is the most important part!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:56 PM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


That and the Black Power salute.
posted by box at 9:18 PM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I got taken out by a sideline play at a high school football game I was covering. As I was backpedaling to get away from the running back out of bounds, I fell backwards over my editor (who was photographing and not paying attention). The coach laughed so hard he almost swallowed his chaw.

does...does that count?
posted by toodleydoodley at 9:29 PM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm competing in the 200mL Gin Medley right this very second. It feels like I'm winning, and I won't be told otherwise.
posted by mostlymartha at 9:36 PM on February 13, 2010


Endurance Drinking.

I was a gold medalist at the 2006 Oldlympdics
posted by Kirk Grim at 9:53 PM on February 13, 2010


tehloki's a lock-in for the 10K favoriting competition
posted by not_on_display at 9:58 PM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


rugby scrum-half
400 m dash
foosball
posted by Joseph Gurl at 10:29 PM on February 13, 2010


I didn't even qualify for the boston marathon but my trainer runs the 10k in 27 minutes, which places him not that far away from the world record (26:17.53). I could try getting him to register and post once or twice, just so we could say he's a mefite.

because that's how it's done, right?
posted by krautland at 11:19 PM on February 13, 2010


I'll put my time-traveling 19 year old bad self down for middle and long distance track and cross country. In college, my roommate and I entered the intramural track and field event as a two-man running team. He did all the sprints, I did everything from 800m up. Our sole goal was to beat our friends in the ROTC, and we came this close to pulling it off.

We also chose the least manly and least patriotic team name we could think of.
posted by zippy at 11:36 PM on February 13, 2010


One of the winter events; we've been going downhill fast ever since they allowed paid sign-ups and I joined.
posted by Abiezer at 11:58 PM on February 13, 2010


Something about a mehdalist.
posted by jeffamaphone at 11:59 PM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bean thinking!
Endurance drinking!
Your long boats, baby they're sinking!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:56 AM on February 14, 2010


2000meter longboat. Which, apparently, is sinking. Which one of you synchronized drinkers threw the ban hammer in the longboat again? G-ddamnit, I told you that hull is fragile!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:35 AM on February 14, 2010


Speed Hugging. Half the people don't even know they've been hugged - but they need it.
posted by The Whelk at 7:38 AM on February 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Men's Downhill Moodswing Champion here.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:17 AM on February 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Super Heavyweight Hipster Bashing - The most challenging of the Hipster Bashing categories, as fat people have to be able to successfully belittle someone who looks good in skinny jeans. ("No-one looks good in skinny jeans" is a time-honored opening move.)

Bicycle Commuting - Road course involving buses, taxis and SUVs driven by homicidal chimpanzees, pot-holes, wide-spaced stormdrain grates, pavement cracks, traffic lights at every other intersection who's sensors can't detect a bicycle, random opening doors on parked cars, pedestrians wearing blindfolds and soundproof headphones, and since these are the Winter Games, it's snowing... the course concludes with a locking job that can prevent a determined thief from stealing the bike in less than three minutes, and no bike-racks are provided.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:20 AM on February 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Your Favorite Band's Men Suction.
posted by The Whelk at 8:56 AM on February 14, 2010


or fucking other Olympians.

Might as well be a sport.
posted by jmd82 at 9:11 AM on February 14, 2010


You hug-aletes have some serious competition.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:15 AM on February 14, 2010


hug-aletes

I must strongly object to this highly questionable suffix.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:18 AM on February 14, 2010


Synchronized sinning.

Do you know what I am saying?
posted by fourcheesemac at 9:24 AM on February 14, 2010


It's hard to get that to the metronome fourcheesemac.
posted by The Whelk at 9:28 AM on February 14, 2010


I have a bronze in over-throwing third world nations
posted by clavdivs at 10:50 AM on February 14, 2010


Now, I could have sworn that was in gnomic hurling.

"No-one looks good in skinny jeans"

Except Sis. Hence the term 'sis jeans.'
posted by y2karl at 11:18 AM on February 14, 2010


hug-aletes

I must strongly object to this highly questionable suffix.


Huggalos?
posted by electroboy at 12:20 PM on February 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can oversee our summer short track events and give you a hug at the end of your races.

The Special Snowflake Olympics?
posted by TooFewShoes at 12:44 PM on February 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


I think we have a winner.

Heck, you're all winners!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:59 PM on February 14, 2010


Blue ribbons for all!

(professional white ribbons for others!)
posted by The Whelk at 1:03 PM on February 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


I can make pancakes.
posted by bjgeiger at 2:04 PM on February 14, 2010


Cat Punt.
posted by bicyclefish at 2:59 PM on February 14, 2010


I'm up for some sort of combined sport...

Maybe the Midwestern Combine -- Team Drinking, Pinball, Billiards, and Beer Pong.

Or the Bro Combine -- Beer Pong & Circle of Death

Possibly the Hipster Combine... Ironically of course...
posted by schyler523 at 3:45 PM on February 14, 2010


Maybe a trivia-boxing-drinking combine?

Arm wrestling and thumb wrestling?

Maybe add all of my ideas and create the Drinker's Decathlon?
posted by schyler523 at 3:49 PM on February 14, 2010


Endurance sleeping.
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:21 PM on February 14, 2010


I want to carry the Metafilter Olympic Flame-Out.
posted by clearly at 4:32 PM on February 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


So. This can only end one way, you realise? Beanplate Olympics.

Who would like to design the mefi torch (or whatever) and get manufacturing instructions online? There's at least three mefites here in Gothenburg, and besides competitive drinking I'd love to pass the torch (or whatever) on its way to/from Lexington, Massachusetts. (Arpanet is our Athens, right?)

We'll give Canada a good run for their funny money…
posted by monocultured at 5:49 PM on February 14, 2010


Weeeee are the Mefians
Weeeee are the Mefians
No time for Boing Boing
Cause we are the Mefiaaaaaaans...
Of the world!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:52 PM on February 14, 2010 [4 favorites]


MetaFilter: Arpanet is our Athens
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:20 PM on February 14, 2010 [4 favorites]


wiffleball
posted by Stylus Happenstance at 7:54 PM on February 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is as good a place as any to say I'm doing free form drunken radio over at MetaChat Radio
posted by The Whelk at 7:55 PM on February 14, 2010


I just realized the MetaFilter Olympics is where everyone judges.
posted by BrotherCaine at 11:26 PM on February 14, 2010 [10 favorites]


LOL speed skating? I CAN HAZ ICE!
posted by zaelic at 3:14 AM on February 15, 2010


I'm fair at both archery and fencing. I'm also a reasonably good shot with both pistols and shotguns (not so great with rifles, sadly)

Looking at that, I realize that I'd have made a pretty good highwayman.

I guess I'll have to practice shouting "Stand and deliver!" so that I can really bring my best game when the time comes.
posted by quin at 9:09 AM on February 15, 2010


You'd have to spend your cash on looking flash and grabbing our attention.
posted by The Whelk at 9:11 AM on February 15, 2010


P.S, I also took archery and fencing as a teenager with the vague idea that I should have all the skills my favorite D&D character had.

still can't cast magic missile tho
posted by The Whelk at 9:12 AM on February 15, 2010


Looking at that, I realize that I'd have made a pretty good highwayman.

Sure you can shoot, but can you stand behind a bush or wreckage perfectly relaxed yet hyper-aware and ready to turn and act in a millisecond for hours on end waiting for your next victim?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:14 AM on February 15, 2010


Duh, how do you think I manage to always be working when my manager walks by?
posted by jacalata at 10:32 AM on February 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


The best part of being a highwayman is teaching calculus to kids in East LA. Well, that and smoking Willie Nelson's weed.
posted by box at 10:53 AM on February 15, 2010


I guess I'll have to practice shouting "Stand and deliver!" so that I can really bring my best game when the time comes.

/me sends for Captain Farrell.
posted by electroboy at 2:20 PM on February 15, 2010


Ha! Well, technically bridge is an recognized Olympic sport (yes, I agree, that's stupid), so given I've represented New Zealand as a youth player....

I've represented my university in Scrabble, so...

On a serious note though, from the link:
In order for a sport or discipline to be in included in the Summer Olympics program (but not necessarily be contested at the Olympics), it must be widely practiced by men and women, in at least 75 and 50 countries, respectively, spread over four continents

Dayum. That doesn't bode well for even cricket!
posted by the cydonian at 8:07 PM on February 16, 2010


thread winners
posted by at the crossroads at 4:50 AM on February 28, 2010


Stylus Happenstance: I'll be on your wiffle team...
posted by schyler523 at 10:27 AM on March 2, 2010


I'll be on the waffle team. Mmmm. Maple syrup for teh gold!
posted by five fresh fish at 6:04 PM on March 2, 2010


Metachat will be on the whuffles team.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:46 AM on March 3, 2010


and who would be on the whuffie team?
posted by infini at 12:59 PM on March 4, 2010


Snuffy?
posted by not_on_display at 3:35 PM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ha, I can read that Jim ;p
posted by infini at 9:34 PM on March 4, 2010


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