By Notorch - 23/05/2012 15:53 - United Kingdom - Cheltenham
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Quick, get to the next town! It's a one in a 4 year chance to see it.
66- It's idiotic because you are expressing your dislike for the topic of the Olympics, while acting as a proponent of the conversation. If you don't like hearing about the event, 1) Don't read the FML. 2) If for some reason you do read it, don't engage in the conversation. By engaging in a conversation you clearly dislike, you give others the perception that you are merely a person who likes to stir the pot, and "hear" themselves talk.
91- I'd love it if you could name the last FML in which someone said "OMG that sucks. FYL." and they actually got upvoted, because I seriously doubt it happened recently. As far as I know. People HATE it when people say that, and they're usually buried. If you can give me that information, I'll back down. But until then, your argument is invalid.
I'm sure I got downvoted simply because I said something deemed 'unpatriotic'. I don't think it's because I didn't add value to the conversation. A lot of people thumbed me down, but only one person actually gave an explanation. Besides, nobody explained why my olympics remarks were out of order. People could have just thumbed down because I didn't agree with the norm. Who knows? They won't be explaining any time soon.
wallandpiece, it is no longer even about your idiotic comment, but has since, become about your insistant bitching that has probably gotten you put on many people's "thumb down on sight" list. Another reason your comment was idiotic was because you didn't like people not being fond of your opinion, but that's like going to a comic book convention to say you loathe comics, sure, you're entitled that opinion, but don't expect people to praise you for it when it is their discussion.
116, i disagree so much with that statement. I think it is just as sexist to say guys can't hit girls as it is to say girls belong in the kitchen. I follow the mentality of "I don't care if you have a penis or not, fuck with me, I'll fuck with you." This holds especially true in crowds where people are pushing and shoving.
I feel ya. When the 2010 winter olympics were happenig in vancouver, the torch was passing through my town. We were supposed to go with our class to see it, but my class ended up missing it because my dumbass teacher made us all take "washroom brakes". We missed it by 1 minute. :/
133, No, but it will be passing through some other town other than their own once every four years. The once in a lifetime thing is that it probably won't be passing through their town specifically. Since the comment says to follow it to another town, that does make it something that can be done every four years...You could travel to see it anywhere else if you so wanted.
140, I don't think you get it. it's pretty much a once in a lifetime event because Britain will probably not hold the Olympics again in ops lifetime! and op probably won't be going to wherever it is in 2016 to go see a torch. I mean ye, sure, go to the next town but with traffic and all the people standing round they'd still probably miss it!
140 - that's a fair point to go to the next town but as was pointed out it may be a bit difficult for them to get to the next town. Op is pissed enough to go on FML so I'm guessing they don't have the opportunity to go to the next town. If that was the case then the FML would be about getting a bruise and not missing out on the chance of seeing the flame. My reply to 1 was that it is not a once on four year opportunity but a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the flame in what is most probably their home town.
It's not even that good, I saw it yesterday. They walk it for a few miles through a town/city then it gets loaded onto a bus and driven to the next place. Even if you do see it there's that many people that it's hard too, (I was in my car with my Dad and we were stopped because it was passing, the only reason I saw it was because there were not many people standing in the road)
What a dick, grab a super soaker or water balloons and show him whose boss!
94, that's the winter Olympics, we're talking about the normal Olympics, each are held every four year with two between them. for example 2008 bejing, 2010 winter (don't know where it was) 2012 London, 2014 next winter Olympics. op won't experience the winter Olympics because it's highly unlikely that Britain will hold it!