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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?

ARE THEY TWITTERING WHILE 'BOARDING?!

*suspicious*

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
 
 
 
silveronthetree: wildsilveronthetree on February 16th, 2010 12:09 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 12:19 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 12:25 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 12:28 pm (UTC)
Ahhh... yes, the life of a wage-slave sucks. Agreed! ;)
rhoboatrhoboat on February 16th, 2010 03:36 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.