Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml en-gb 30 Wed 17 Dec 2014 20:03:10 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=98#comment56 Pete (56), You're right -- it's your failing. Tue 12 Aug 2008 14:22:32 GMT+1 petepassword http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=96#comment55 I fail to understand the appeal of watching body obsessives trim hundredths of a second off previous body obsessives' 'records' and then go over the top with joy at having won a tasteless lump of bling. They'll all be cripples in a few years' time anyway and a burden on the rest of society.Why would anyone who cared about their health go to Beijing? To breathe the healthy air? To eat dogs? Tue 12 Aug 2008 12:55:53 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=94#comment54 The thing with irony is, it can flatten people... :-)David (27) Here's your missing "U" (yes, I'm a spelling pedant too...) *sigh*, you Americans... ;-) Tue 12 Aug 2008 12:34:26 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=92#comment53 I just saw the US women beat China at basketball 108-64. pmLeader will be pleased with that. Mon 11 Aug 2008 17:56:58 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=91#comment52 Tbird 52, Yes, you've got to watch those steroids. Mon 11 Aug 2008 08:05:43 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=89#comment51 Dave (48) I don't know, one slight lapse of orientation and looks what happens. Do I appear to you like someone who has an unhealthy fascination with "Top Gun" Sun 10 Aug 2008 18:39:20 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=87#comment50 dave (49) I agree, maybe they should splice two sports, shooting and archery........... winner takes all Sun 10 Aug 2008 18:32:39 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=85#comment49 Tbird 46, Make that 46. Sun 10 Aug 2008 18:24:54 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=84#comment48 Tbird 46, That's not archery. That's firing an arrow using pulleys and weights and Dalek -like implements stuck to the front of that bowlike thingy. Sun 10 Aug 2008 18:24:08 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=82#comment47 Tbird 45, You want to sniff the Brazilian beach vollyball team? Female, I hope. Sun 10 Aug 2008 18:21:41 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=80#comment46 Tbird 44, Hey, China has a 7' 6" center who play in the NBA.You should have been watching the British female cyclist. She got gold. Sun 10 Aug 2008 18:20:06 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=78#comment45 I did see a little bit of the women's archery earlier when those pesky French beat the plucky Brits into fourth place. However I have requested a Stewards enquiry as it appeared that the French team included a moose, this is of couse be against the spirit of the Olympic movement. Sun 10 Aug 2008 17:53:54 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=77#comment44 Anyway, forget all that. It's been 3 days and not even a sniff of the Brazillian beach volleyball team......... Now there's a thought! Sun 10 Aug 2008 16:52:27 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=75#comment43 David (43) that should be a banker shouldn't it ?Now what have I told you about dipping your toe into the shallow waters or irony? The are some intellectual heavyweights residing in here and they will take no prisoners. Sun 10 Aug 2008 16:49:25 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=73#comment42 I just saw the US beat China at basketball. That's enough Olympics for me. Sun 10 Aug 2008 16:41:48 GMT+1 MarcusAureliusII http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=71#comment41 David McNickleThat too. Sun 10 Aug 2008 13:18:46 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=70#comment40 40.Why, 'it it it', DMcN, as any fule know.Yours, On the Beach, between Hiroshima and Nagasaki*** days,pmL*** 'moan at someone ironic' puns always unwelcome. Sun 10 Aug 2008 11:04:11 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=68#comment39 MAII 38, I'm not sure, but I think you mean drivel. Ask the pedants here. There are plenty about. Or it it around. Whatever. Or is it whoever. Whomever....whatsoever.... Sun 10 Aug 2008 05:30:42 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=66#comment38 TIH 37, Wot R U? A Nexspurt? If I say I'm right, I'm right. Too many self-made experts here. Sun 10 Aug 2008 05:27:26 GMT+1 MarcusAureliusII http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=64#comment37 Ed uglyheart, what irony. Whenever I think about you (which is very rarely, maybe when I see your name at the top of a posting most of which I don't read) I think of dog turds. And here you are telling me of your interest in them. I must say after what little of your dribble I have read, I am not in the least surprised. Sun 10 Aug 2008 01:20:06 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=63#comment36 DMcN (Various) - You're nearly right but, oh so wrong! Sarcasm: a bitter or wounding remark; a taunt esp. one ironically worded.Irony: Quite like an iron. Sat 09 Aug 2008 21:25:58 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=61#comment35 Turd, David, is frequently passed (oh dear, I'm getting myself into trouble here, arent' I ;o)) in such situations because it is a good ole Anglo Saxon word. Well, perhaps it's Viking in origin, but you know what I mean. Sat 09 Aug 2008 17:11:12 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=59#comment34 It was also meant to be sardonic. Sat 09 Aug 2008 16:51:20 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=57#comment33 Irony: China was told to clean up its atmosphere and then was allowed to set off a zillion fireworks, which they invented.Sarcasm: a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain I meant for my bit of irony to cut or give pain. Sat 09 Aug 2008 16:46:15 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=56#comment32 EI 31, You got away with saying turd! Sat 09 Aug 2008 16:33:02 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=54#comment31 Sorry David, not intended for you, (as I suspect you know);-)ed(perhaps it should be Anae Erronae?) Any Latin experts/pedants please advise. Sat 09 Aug 2008 16:06:04 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=52#comment30 Darkest Orifice, Your opinion of my behaviour is of less interest to me than the nearest dog turd.Salaam, etc.ed Sat 09 Aug 2008 15:32:04 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=50#comment29 Thanks, peeps! Sat 09 Aug 2008 15:14:52 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=49#comment28 EI 28,See my 26. I see you are misbehaving yourself elsewhere. Sat 09 Aug 2008 15:00:42 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=47#comment27 (pedantry, sarcasm, bombast, ...., etc.,) is the last resort of (?, ?, ?, ..., etc.)(present company excepted, of course!);-)ed Sat 09 Aug 2008 14:53:24 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=45#comment26 pmLeader 21,Get a sense of humor. Sat 09 Aug 2008 14:50:46 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=43#comment25 22 23, To me they are the same, therefore they are. You stand corrected.F_O 24, Patriotism is the last resort of a scoundrel. Sat 09 Aug 2008 14:49:39 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=42#comment24 Patriotism is the last resort of scoundrels (cowards, fools, ani erronii, etc.);-)ed Sat 09 Aug 2008 14:48:47 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=40#comment23 What was that quotation about the last resort of [??] men?This is not a judgement, btw, just a request for info Sat 09 Aug 2008 14:39:34 GMT+1 MarcusAureliusII http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=38#comment22 Aperatif #22, I was going to point that out to David McNickle but I was afraid it would be censored because the irony of it is that to say it would be too sarcastic. Sat 09 Aug 2008 14:24:23 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=36#comment21 Irony and sarcasm aren't actually the same thing you know... Sat 09 Aug 2008 14:13:07 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=35#comment20 DmcN:The Americans medalling (rather more than meddling) in bombing is at it's Olympian golden best, on countries without an air force or anti-aircraft protection or wholly inadequate ones.Then their targeting of civilians, to destroy morale, is impeccable. As Japan, North Vietnam and Iraq know only too well. Glad your brother doesn't have to bother with eggplant treatments. Keep trying.I hear tell those replacement operations can be an even bigger pain than even the worst of SOs. Sat 09 Aug 2008 12:57:56 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=33#comment19 I hope you are going to look after her?I have just put the "now show" on I don't think I will complain, however the singing isn't necessary.I also enjoy sarcasm, even imported.Carry-on... Sat 09 Aug 2008 11:51:38 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=31#comment18 Tbird 18, I'm only here because it's drizzling and I'm bored stiff.They were/are reporting on BBC News about the bombing in Georgia without really complaining about the poor aim of the Russians. If it had been US bombers, you never would have heard the end of the 'smart bombs' remarks. Maybe they think they are bombing Georgia in the US. Sat 09 Aug 2008 11:48:18 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=29#comment17 Tbird 17, I'm waiting for my wife to get back from her knee replacement operation (parts made in China) to watch the opening. I will keep my eyes open to see Bush disappearing into the sky.It's irony. Better known in the US as sarcasm. Sat 09 Aug 2008 11:40:38 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=28#comment16 David (15) I take your point but they are just a bit of fun....Didn't you see a couple of opposition politicians tied to the larger rockets?However how can it be alright for Russian bombs to hit civilian targets, and what has it got to do with American so called accuracy? I can't see what you mean.... Sat 09 Aug 2008 11:36:19 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=26#comment15 Tbird 14, Are you listening to The Now Show? Write and complain. Sat 09 Aug 2008 11:34:23 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=24#comment14 Tbird 14, As the Chinese invented fireworks, I suppose it's OK for them to pollute the atmosphere with them. It just adds to the smog already there.How about this: Russian air strikes hit residential buildings in Georgia. But that's all right, because only Americans are expected to be perfect with their bombs. Sat 09 Aug 2008 11:27:13 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=22#comment13 David (12) I am the first for having a good moan about the Chinese, but your little dig about the atmospheric ramifications of a few fireworks appears a little petty. Sat 09 Aug 2008 11:05:25 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=21#comment12 jonnie 9, I have better things to spend my money on than HD TV, like food. Sat 09 Aug 2008 10:45:57 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=19#comment11 DI_W 5, and very good for the atmosphere. Sat 09 Aug 2008 10:44:42 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=17#comment10 C_G 7, I make mead. Used to be a beekeeper. Although you really can't keep them if they decide to leave. Sat 09 Aug 2008 10:02:45 GMT+1 MarcusAureliusII http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=15#comment9 jonnie #9You mean Britain is not going to spend 80 billion dollars on a two week sporting event the way China did? What are you going to waste that money on, the NHS or something? Sat 09 Aug 2008 02:16:43 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=14#comment8 I have to say -for once- the HD Sky BBC stream of the opening ceremony was just awe inspiring!Whether we will approach anything remotely similar in 2012 -as Ken Livingstone on LBC was saying is neither here nor there! - but for sheer televisual viewing it was worth High definition surcharges - or even the normal bog standard licence fee! - Astounding stuff! I hope tose who didn't have the chance in seeing it in HD will do so in a few years time!Awe inspiring.Thank you BBC for making that feed available! Fri 08 Aug 2008 23:09:57 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=12#comment7 When does the beach volleyball start? Fri 08 Aug 2008 22:19:21 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=10#comment6 DMcN @ 4, all the mead-jar folk going on about people doing whatever floats their respective boats in China somewhere. Fri 08 Aug 2008 18:45:47 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=8#comment5 Having watched it twice, it does make me wonder how Boris et al are going to 'better' that! Fri 08 Aug 2008 18:20:25 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=7#comment4 Cracking fireworks! Fri 08 Aug 2008 17:53:02 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=5#comment3 C_G 3, Have what started? Fri 08 Aug 2008 17:45:38 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=3#comment2 Oh, have they started? Fri 08 Aug 2008 17:42:03 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=1#comment1 Phew, Olympic fever has really taken hold here. Fri 08 Aug 2008 16:29:12 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/olympic_fever.shtml?page=0#comment0 And Eddie Mair is here, and I'm here, and everyone else on the PM Blog is here .... but what has that to do with the Olympics? Fri 08 Aug 2008 15:57:51 GMT+1