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It is seriously freaky.  Creepy.  That and the rhythmic gymnastics.  I can understand the athleticism in vaulting and balance beams, and that thing the men do where they hold themselves up with those rings - amazing!  But prancing about with ribbons?  That's a sport?  Are you serious?  I'm a bit concerned that the Russians do so phenomenally well in synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics.  No wonder the rest of the world doesn't trust them. ;)

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Mon Aug 25th, 2008 at 01:50:27 PM EST
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"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Mon Aug 25th, 2008 at 01:58:07 PM EST
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And worser, according to wikiP, it was developed in the early 1900s in Canada. I suppose if the development were immediately post WW1, we might have some faint excuse (national trauma from Flanders, old boy), but I can't be bothered to find out.

Blame Canada.

Must go hide my head in shame.

by PIGL (stevec@boreal.gmail@com) on Tue Aug 26th, 2008 at 04:33:17 AM EST
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... Olympics and "judging" Olympics.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Aug 26th, 2008 at 10:16:44 AM EST
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