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LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - CLOSING CEREMONY
Free Republic ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2006

Posted on 02/26/2006 3:20:00 PM PST by Howlin

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To: Rte66

She has had them like that for a very long time, but those are not her real lips. She had them stuffed with fat or something. That is a very bad job, for sure.


751 posted on 02/26/2006 8:16:12 PM PST by Lemondropkid31 (Our battles are first won or lost in the secret places of our will in Godís presence.)
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To: Rastus

Yeah, Hamlin was there in the audience every week. What I thought was funny was that her little dance partner on the show looked just like a little miniature Hamlin, lol.

They just kept introducing her as a "talk show host."


752 posted on 02/26/2006 8:17:00 PM PST by Rte66
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To: Rte66

So who won?


753 posted on 02/26/2006 8:17:59 PM PST by Lemondropkid31 (Our battles are first won or lost in the secret places of our will in Godís presence.)
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To: Rte66

Hamlin hasn't had a decent role on film ever since he played a gay guy on "Making Love"


754 posted on 02/26/2006 8:18:41 PM PST by Lemondropkid31 (Our battles are first won or lost in the secret places of our will in Godís presence.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Yeah, yeah, collagen - that's it. I kept thinking "botox" but you're right, collagen. Ick!


755 posted on 02/26/2006 8:18:44 PM PST by Rte66
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To: Lemondropkid31; Rte66
Stacy came in third; Rice in second and Leshay came home with the trophy.

She was upbeat, but something about her just got all over me.

Ditto. The woman obviously suffers from an inferiority complex and has to be the center of attention. She was so annoying with her animated "look at me, I'm 42" schtick and frankly I couldn't really see passed her lips to rate her dancing, (meow).

My sister tells me she's up for an emmy on some soap and also has a soap talk show, although I doubt a guest can get a word in edgewise. She's another who thought she'd take home the prize but certainly didn't deserve the boot before Rice.

756 posted on 02/26/2006 8:19:30 PM PST by StarFan
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To: Lemondropkid31

Do you really want to know? Who do you think it was?


757 posted on 02/26/2006 8:19:47 PM PST by Rte66
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To: Howlin; alisasny

A great big THANK YOU to Howlin and alisasny for running these morning and evening Olympic threads for two weeks... excellent job, ladies!

(Yikes, they're clapping fast!)

758 posted on 02/26/2006 8:20:15 PM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: nutmeg

"Jay Leno did a piece on his "Olympic Tonight Show" which pretty much mocked the Shroud of Turin..."

are we ready to riot in the streets? burn down an NBC embassy maybe?

oh, it's all too easy to mock without penalty all things Christian.


759 posted on 02/26/2006 8:20:32 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: nutmeg

Glad to do it! See you in two years! :-)


760 posted on 02/26/2006 8:20:43 PM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: StarFan

WHAT????? RICE AHEAD OF STACEY???? THIS IS FIXED!!!!!!!


761 posted on 02/26/2006 8:21:21 PM PST by Lemondropkid31 (Our battles are first won or lost in the secret places of our will in Godís presence.)
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To: StarFan

Hey, Jerry Rice came in second? Alright! ;-)


762 posted on 02/26/2006 8:21:48 PM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: Rte66

I thought for sure that Stacey would win, or at least come in second. I Can't believe that Rice was second.


763 posted on 02/26/2006 8:22:22 PM PST by Lemondropkid31 (Our battles are first won or lost in the secret places of our will in Godís presence.)
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To: StarFan

No, she didn't deserve it before Jerry, that's for sure. I think it was obvious to him, every week, that he was getting some lucky votes from *somewhere*. He was in total, genuine shock each time he advanced. I bet he wanted to go home, more!


764 posted on 02/26/2006 8:22:33 PM PST by Rte66
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To: Howlin

Yes, I have been twice. I think it's a beautiful country, particularly off the beaten path. I don't know how best to describe what it is that I love, besides of course the enormous history. I guess it's the connection to my grandparents and great uncles and aunts that I feel in the pace and joy in the daily life there.


765 posted on 02/26/2006 8:23:48 PM PST by Dolphy
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To: Howlin
I'll be there, but I'm sure "I'll see you around" before two years is up... ;-)

Thanks again... great job. It was a lot of fun...

766 posted on 02/26/2006 8:23:55 PM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: NCC-1701

Its truely a miracle its still around. There was a major fire in the church it was kept in Torino a few decades ago and many of the important religous pieces in it perished.

The fireman rushed into the burning building and were able to carry out the gold coffin looking container it was stored in.

Its now kept in two containers, environmentally protected, and behind bullet proof thick glass. You can't actually see it, the real shroud, on display. Just the containers that hold it. But above it, they have a exact replica hanging so you can see what it looks like. They have a pew in front of the display so you can pray.


767 posted on 02/26/2006 8:24:20 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: nutmeg

Heh, you're with "me." I wanted Rice to get lots of votes, because I just loved him - BUT he did last longer than he probably should have.

I guess it was all those NFL fans calling in! (Or maybe it was Master P's leftovers.)


768 posted on 02/26/2006 8:24:59 PM PST by Rte66
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To: Howlin; nutmeg

Yes, thank you Howlin for the threads! Mahvelous job! That's me clapping in nutmeg's photo: third row, fourth one in from the left;) Thanks again


769 posted on 02/26/2006 8:25:33 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness (...what do you mean "Candy isn't married to Alan..?...)
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To: EDINVA
oh, it's all too easy to mock without penalty all things Christian.

I know... isn't it? :-(

770 posted on 02/26/2006 8:26:28 PM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: StarFan

She and Stacy were dressed almost exatly alike tonight, in their fringe-y swingy pink Barbie-esque samba outfits.


771 posted on 02/26/2006 8:27:31 PM PST by Rte66
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To: nutmeg

I saw that .. it was base and sacrilegious.


772 posted on 02/26/2006 8:28:00 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: Lemondropkid31
She has had them like that for a very long time, but those are not her real lips.

I didn't think they were real and believe she has a great malpractice case. She's a very pretty woman but the lips take away from it all.

773 posted on 02/26/2006 8:28:14 PM PST by StarFan
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To: EDINVA

It's because we have a better sense of humor than the *other* people do.


774 posted on 02/26/2006 8:29:18 PM PST by Rte66
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To: nutmeg

Apparently you didn't watch the show.


775 posted on 02/26/2006 8:31:21 PM PST by StarFan
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To: small voice in the wilderness

And I'm in the third row, too - far right, with the flower in my hair, laughing my head off.


776 posted on 02/26/2006 8:31:33 PM PST by Rte66
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To: Rte66

LOL! We really have some good seats, don't we?!


777 posted on 02/26/2006 8:35:54 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness (...what do you mean "Candy isn't married to Alan..?...)
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To: Lemondropkid31
WHAT????? RICE AHEAD OF STACEY???? THIS IS FIXED!!!!!!

Yup, precisely what my friends and family were saying tonight and I doubt they will have as large an audience next year if this BS continues!

778 posted on 02/26/2006 8:36:09 PM PST by StarFan
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To: StarFan

I don't know, she seems to be happy with them like that, at least since she hasn't done anything about it that I know of. I know I sure would not be happy if my lips looked like that. I agree she is pretty.


779 posted on 02/26/2006 8:36:10 PM PST by Lemondropkid31 (Our battles are first won or lost in the secret places of our will in Godís presence.)
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To: Howlin
The usually creative and chic Italians get the gold medal for the worst closing ceremony in living memory.

The brides floating aimlessy around like amoebas in a laboratory petri dish reminded me of a groomless Reverend Moon mass wedding in Yankee Stadium.

At least Ricky Martin relieved the funereal last gasps of the program. His singing was okay for a guy that had to compete with a million bucks of fireworks going off in his face.

The beefy burlesque queens writhing behind him in leather straps and torn fishnets added a rather repulsive ending to the surreal spastic components of the evening's pastafazoo.

As far as Olympic ceremonies go, the Italians should stick to making spaghetti, Fiats and love.

La commedia e finita.

Leni

780 posted on 02/26/2006 8:36:46 PM PST by MinuteGal (Sail the Bounding Main to the Balmy, Palmy Caribbean on FReeps Ahoy 4. Register Now!)
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To: silent_jonny

YIKES!

781 posted on 02/26/2006 8:38:31 PM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: mystery-ak

Night, mystery-ak!


782 posted on 02/26/2006 8:40:28 PM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: MinuteGal

Hate to jump in at the end of this but I scanned the posts and didn't see anything about it.

At the end of the broadcast, when NBC was doing the photo montage, they showed a skier who had fallen and a little girl that ran out onto the course to hug her...anyone know the story there? Pretty darn tearjerking...


783 posted on 02/26/2006 8:41:30 PM PST by HRoarke
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To: small voice in the wilderness

Seems like just yesterday we had that photo made. And it was what? 40-50 years ago, lol?


784 posted on 02/26/2006 8:42:14 PM PST by Rte66
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To: MinuteGal
As far as Olympic ceremonies go, the Italians should stick to making spaghetti, Fiats and love.

Ahem, and their mamas should continue to produce offspring who later become Supreme Court Justices and Mayors in this wonderful country.

785 posted on 02/26/2006 8:42:30 PM PST by StarFan
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To: StarFan

No, I didn't see "Dancing w/the Stars" tonight, but I did tape it (watched the entire Olympic show). So Jerry Rice came in second? (I don't mind knowing ahead of time who won)


786 posted on 02/26/2006 8:42:41 PM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: nutmeg

Yup he came in second thanks only to his fans (who weren't really watching him bomb on the dance floor). Nice guy but a dancer he most certainly is NOT.


787 posted on 02/26/2006 8:44:51 PM PST by StarFan
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To: HRoarke

That was actually some skier who had won a medal and the kid was her daughter who came over and they hugged.





788 posted on 02/26/2006 8:44:52 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Oh. I figured someone had wiped out...must have been the "I can't believe I won" fall.

Cute cute stuff with the little girl.


789 posted on 02/26/2006 8:47:08 PM PST by HRoarke
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To: StarFan

Oh, I'll watch it, if it's on at the same time or same night. More CSI re-runs I can catch later.

I just like it. I never watched any other "reality"-type shows, except the first season of The Apprentice. After that one, I never watched it again. Bleecch.

I love this dancing one, though. It's such a field-leveler. And I like to watch people who are good at it, like the pro's. I don't like the manipulation of the long drawn-out dramatic ejection sequences, however - would prefer they shorten all that a bit.


790 posted on 02/26/2006 8:50:00 PM PST by Rte66
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To: Rte66; StarFan
Heh, you're with "me." I wanted Rice to get lots of votes, because I just loved him - BUT he did last longer than he probably should have.

Yeah, I admit it... we only saw about half of the shows, but we voted for Jerry Rice every time, whether he was the best or not. Jerry Rice is a big favorite in this household. My stepson is a big 49er's fan, and played wide receiver in high school and college... Rice is his idol. Jerry seems like a good guy, and was having a lot of fun on the show. He's a pretty good dancer, too! ;-)

791 posted on 02/26/2006 8:50:11 PM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: Howlin; alisasny
Thank you, Howlin and Aliasny .. for your loyal posting of the daily Olympics Live Thread ... it's been great fun. Arrivederci !!

Til next time ... here's a Torino cowbell, just for you ;)


792 posted on 02/26/2006 8:50:40 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: Rte66

Mom told me that Stacy is a wreslter. HUH? She does NOT look like a wrestler.


793 posted on 02/26/2006 8:51:59 PM PST by Lemondropkid31 (Our battles are first won or lost in the secret places of our will in Godís presence.)
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To: Mogger
You don't watch them, yet you post about them.

Bravo to you.

Some of us have family members involved and actually participate in sporting activities.

Thanks for not noticing this Olympiad (except when posting negative thoughts about something you don't watch, of course).
794 posted on 02/26/2006 8:52:25 PM PST by Carling (Your Super Bowl XL Champion Pittsburgh SteAlers!)
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To: StarFan
Yup he came in second thanks only to his fans (who weren't really watching him bomb on the dance floor). Nice guy but a dancer he most certainly is NOT.

I realize he wasn't the best dancer, but - I admit it - zelig and I voted for him a few times, just because we like him (see my previous post). We only saw about half the shows, though, I doubt if our votes made much of a difference. ;-)

795 posted on 02/26/2006 8:53:15 PM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: StarFan

His footwork was MUCH improved this last Thursday. He won Len over within the next week, too. I think he had the least advantages and came the farthest. His lifts in the freesyle were very good--did you see him spin Anna around like she weighed nothing?

Believe me, he was just as shocked as everyone else. I saw him apologize to Stacy. He was dumbfounded.


796 posted on 02/26/2006 8:56:00 PM PST by Rte66
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To: silent_jonny; Jrabbit
I heard she sang the Anthem at the race today. Did she screech?

I thought Fantasia did a decent job with the National Anthem at the NASCAR race today. She didn't screech and kept it within relatively normal bounds. She looks absolutely horrible, though.

Fantasia and Anthony Hamilton performing at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party earlier this month. Believe it or not, even though she wore normal clothes at the NASCAR race, she looked worse than in these photos.

Fantasia arriving at the Davis party.


797 posted on 02/26/2006 8:57:09 PM PST by Wolfstar (I am sailing, home again 'cross the sea. I am sailing, stormy waters, to be near you, to be free.)
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To: Lemondropkid31

No, she doesn't. But she is or was. Another poster here knew more about her than I. I'd never heard of her before "Dancing." I liked her.


798 posted on 02/26/2006 8:58:17 PM PST by Rte66
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To: HRoarke

Well all and all, it was a very enjoyable olympics. Torino was a beautiful location for it and appears they did a great job with it all.

Kudos to the Italians.

I'm actually not looking very forward to the "China coming out party" in 2008. I heard the Chinese and Russians are teaming up with training with the primary goal of doing whatever necessary to take medals away from the US.

China has implemented something called "Project 119" which is to sink as much money as possible into the development and training for medals they might not be normally in competition for to try to guarantee they end up first in total medals. 119 representing the count of medals in the events they normally wouldn't put any effort into winning.

I hope the US is going to have a strong gymnastics team that can go for the gold because it would be a huge blow to the Chicoms to lose that one.


799 posted on 02/26/2006 8:59:20 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: nutmeg

Oh, it was YOU TWO! LOL. I'm sure he thanks you!


800 posted on 02/26/2006 9:00:53 PM PST by Rte66
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