I hope this one doesn't just disappear off the radar...
Famous the Uncle Jay will drive them through your brain news of his interest, his opinions, brilliant observations and his twisty views of current of the events. Amazing!
24-year-old man walked up to a stranger sitting outside of a Seattle restaurant, demanded a bite of his burrito and attacked the victim when he refused, police said Wednesday.I wonder if Seattle has a "Stand Your Ground Beef" law?
When the victim refused, the 24-year-old suspect shoved the victim and again demanded a bite. When the victim stood up, police said, the suspect punched the victim in the head and ran off.
After 10 days in Russia's sparse Olympic frontier, Sonari Glinton glimpsed a beautiful green siren: the Starbucks mermaid on a crisp white coffee cup.Man- that sent the waves a-ripplin'...
But after Mr. Glinton, a journalist for NPR, trailed the mystery cup for several hundred feet, its owner told him that he was out of luck. It came from the "office," she said—the Olympic broadcasting center where NBC has its own secret Starbucks.
Yours Truly: Goooo to the Start..... Ready..... Bang!
Holy crap, they shot him!!
SGK: They Killed Kenny!!!!!!
SGK: Wish they would shoot something. Make it more exciting.
YT: Someone needs to shoot those bastards with the horns...
YT: honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! honk!
SGK: Hey they got nothing else to do.
SGK: They could shoot the horn, it would make a big boom.
YT: honk! honk! honk! honk! honk! BANG! Hgnkghc....(Thud)
SGK: Go NEDs
YT: They are the orange people.
SGK: Yes they are.
SGK: NEDs take it again.
SGK: Go House of Orange
YT: Of course. That's all they f'ing do in Ned Land. Skate fast and smoke dope.
SGK: Well, what else is there to do there, grow tulips?
SGK: Stand around with their fingers in a dyke?
YT: ...fingers in a dyke...
SGK: yes I know your head exploded
YT: Because there is a difference between a Dike and a Dyke.
SGK: I hit enter and cringed when I read it
SGK:Ok a wall that holds water back then
YT: I like the other kind better.
SGK: You would
YT: Well... How entertaining is a guy standing around with his finger stuck in a hole in the wall?
The other is much more entertaining, since she would probably not be too happy about the whole situation. Might be some shouting, or perhaps bloodshed.
SGK: A new Olympics sport is born
YT: Hmm. Scoring might be a little complicated.
SGK: Wonder if it would be timed or judged
YT: I'm blogging the crap outta this.
SpongeMark: "So... There was a yard sale in our apartment when we got home yesterday."Their water was dangerously hot- like no-bullshit 2nd degree burn possibility.
Yours Truly: "Ergh?"
SM: "Yeah- seems like they bought out the entire kitchen section of Ikea and put one of each in our apartment. Pots and pans, plates, utensils."
YT: "Nice. I have a kettle."
SM: "You'll love this... This morning we had no cold water."
YT: "I hate to say it, but man- First World Problems- "We have too much hot water at our hotel in Sochi."
When Chicago Tribune reporter Stacy St. Clair, who is covering the Winter Olympics for the newspaper, arrived at her hotel, she was informed that there was a problem with the water and it had been shut off.Yeah-
Then hotel staff delivered an ominous warning: “Do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous.”
He asked: "Has this been your experience?"I couldn't give a one-word answer...
Well...For Chrisssakes, step it back to DefCon3, will ya?
There is quite a bit of stuff in that article...
Here's a few things from my experience:
1. Dogs. Lots of feral dogs everywhere, including inside the Olympic sites. They are friendly and hungry. Being feral dogs, they go where they want, and they fight, get hit by cars, etc. Lots of them limp or are otherwise injured.
2. My hotel room is good. Clean water, AC/Heat, WiFi, etc.
3. Other people in my hotel complex (other buildings) are not so lucky. Sketchy water, no hot water on some mornings, non-existent wifi, etc.
4. My only concern (and it has me more worried than possible terrorist attack) is that hotel security locks (deadbolt, keyed) the exit door of the emergency stairwell at 10pm, and unlock it at 6am.
So... if there is a fire the security guy will have to run and open the doors.
Guess how likely THAT is...
My plan in case of fire: Out to balcony, over railing. I'm on the 2nd floor- no problem.
5. Plumbing. Same issues occurred in Torino, Athens, and now Sochi...
The plumbing and sewer systems in many Euro countries are not able to handle the amount of TP that Americans typically flush. The paper blocks the system and then there is a backup.
In Athens in 2004, this happened in Compound 4 outside swimming and diving- a literal Shitcano erupted right outside the NBC dining tent. On this past Saturday, the exact same thing happened at the SkiJump venue- the sewer system overflowed INTO the dining tent in the broadcast compound.
Rule of thumb in Euro countries- if there is a trashcan INSIDE the stall/near the toilet, do not flush the bog paper.
Photo from SpongeMark:
I really like this one. The Engrish level is awesome.
'Hope for understanding', indeed!
6. Open manholes.
Yes. Watch your step. (I already covered this)
Carry a flashlight if you're out after dark.
Be alert when driving.