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16 February 2010 @ 11:40 pm
Important! Plebby Gen-X question re. the Winter 'Lympics  
Do the snowboarders wear jeans?!! They appear to be wearing jeans! Can this possibly be the best aerodynamic/waterproof option available? I mean don't get me wrong... I'm all for these X-sports being included... but ... jeans? Really?! And do they have their i-Phones strapped to their knees or something? Wherefrom comes the knee-level video footage?



I'm not an Australian madly and improbably addicted to the Winter Olympics... no, not at all... *shifty eyes*

ETA: Thanks to DIYA, we're all good now.
ETA2 It's possibly more a Southern Hemisphere issue than a Gen-X one. (not that I overthink these things)
Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: confusedconfused
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya lanternbop_radar on February 16th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
If the knee!cam! is actually a camera on the knee
I can only assume it is? It seemed to be a birdseye view of the course a la the type you get from F1 racing car drivers (do not mock my point of reference!). Yeah, I'd imagine it was on one knee. Kind of mesmerisingly fascinating but baffling.

My chances of working out what is really going on (without my f'list) are next to nothing here, where the commentators literally say things like 'and the Australian is still in third position.... oh... *dawns on them that the Australian was the one wearing blue* ... actually no, they're not, they crashed at the first turn'.
silveronthetree: wildsilveronthetree on February 16th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
I've seen a lot of helmet cam footage before, and it is horribly juddery and all over the place so maybe the knee is more stable??

Oh dear! That doesn't sound very helpful. I wish I could watch some, it is the one Olympic sport that I'm really interested in. I'm in the UK, but I've just started a new job with a crazy commute and I have to go to bed before they start showing the games in the evening. And I can't watch videos at work at the moment.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 16th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, maybe it's helmet cam just better than average?! IDK! I sympathise re the timezone angst. Usually world sports events are non-compatible with my schedule but being freelance now allows me to stay up all night...

er, I did not say that!

Sorry you're missing out. :( I love the Winter Games, in general, and the snowboarding's been thrilling.
silveronthetree: karl urban is ruining my phdsilveronthetree on February 16th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
I don't really deserve sympathy, I'm just sulking because I'd forgotten what this whole job thing was like. I've just finished a PhD and I was in charge of my own schedule for far too long and could also do things like stay up all night if necessary! *theoretically* of course...

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 16th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
Ahhh... yes, the life of a wage-slave sucks. Agreed! ;)
rhoboatrhoboat on February 16th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
Bumping in with an additional angle of timezone angst - being in the same freakin' timezone as the Olympics, yet still having a 3 hour tape delay because NBC wants to cater to the East Coast. Grrrrrr.