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July 30, 2012 11:16 AM   Subscribe


 
This is a goldmine for naughty photoshopping.
posted by ShutterBun at 11:20 AM on July 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


I guess they have to swim to get to the wall, but I would still call them divers.
posted by aganders3 at 11:21 AM on July 30, 2012 [17 favorites]


I was looking at this pic and thinking "Wow, she totally looks like she's falling. Wait..."

It's just I would expect a diver to look a little less dismayed that they are in the air about to hit a pool.
posted by nooneyouknow at 11:24 AM on July 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


A lot of them look like they could be stills from Jackass if you only look at the top half of the photo.
posted by "But who are the Chefs?" at 11:24 AM on July 30, 2012


A stunning visual proof of the non-fictitious nature of centrifugal force from the non-inertial reference frame of these divers heads.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 11:25 AM on July 30, 2012 [12 favorites]


A stunning visual proof of the non-fictitious nature of centrifugal force from the non-inertial reference frame of these divers heads.

Or as my physics high-school teacher used to say: Physics...it's a bitch!
posted by Fizz at 11:26 AM on July 30, 2012


The launch off the starting blocks sure has changed since I was a swimmer.
posted by CaseyB at 11:30 AM on July 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


I guess they have to swim to get to the wall...

Is assistance with getting out of the pool actually prohibited by the rules?

If so, I can imagine a scenario where someone nails a dive but knocks themselves out on the pool bottom and in the course of getting rescued has their dive invalidated.
posted by Egg Shen at 11:31 AM on July 30, 2012


... buff
posted by MuffinMan at 11:32 AM on July 30, 2012


That's how we all look when making love.

Making you wonder how we ever managed to survive as a species.
posted by Keith Talent at 11:34 AM on July 30, 2012


They still look about 150% better than I do in most pictures taken of me.
posted by xingcat at 11:35 AM on July 30, 2012 [17 favorites]


If so, I can imagine a scenario where someone nails a dive but knocks themselves out on the pool bottom and in the course of getting rescued has their dive invalidated.

The pools are extremely deep, so hitting the bottom is unlikely. Unfortunately, it is possible for a diver's head to strike the platform when attempting somersaults.
posted by figurant at 11:39 AM on July 30, 2012


That's how we all look when making love.

posted by Keith Talent at 7:34 PM on July 30


You speak for yourself. I look more like this. Fortunately it drives the ladies wild.
posted by Decani at 11:42 AM on July 30, 2012 [6 favorites]


That's how we all look when making love.

That's why they call them the vinegar strokes.
posted by MuffinMan at 11:44 AM on July 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


it is possible for a diver's head to strike the platform when attempting somersaults

Right. But in that case, the score would already be low enough that having the dive disqualified wouldn't make any difference in the standings. (Assuming the headstrike wasn't disqualifying by itself.)
posted by Egg Shen at 11:50 AM on July 30, 2012


Yeah, whenever you are feeling particularly arrogant just have a look at your face upside down in the mirror, thus revealing your inner gormlessness.
posted by elizardbits at 11:53 AM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Why are the swimmers diving anyway? I thought they were more into the horizontal water sports?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:57 AM on July 30, 2012


Well, they've certainly given b3ta something to talk about ...
posted by scruss at 12:02 PM on July 30, 2012


Yeah, whenever you are feeling particularly arrogant just have a look at your face upside down in the mirror, thus revealing your inner gormlessness.

*takes mirror, looks at it, turns mirror upside down, looks at it again*

I don't see anything wrong. What a sexy beast!
posted by backseatpilot at 12:10 PM on July 30, 2012 [8 favorites]


Man, that's just unkind.
posted by idest at 12:22 PM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Olympic DIVERS, yes? Mod cleanup in aisle FPP?
posted by Sidhedevil at 12:25 PM on July 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Olympic DIVERS, yes? Mod cleanup in aisle FPP?

"DERP!" indeed.
posted by grouse at 12:26 PM on July 30, 2012


Yes but how do they look while driving?
posted by ian1977 at 12:27 PM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


FTA: "These competitors may look like elegant swans from a distance, but when the camera gets right up close for those slow-motion instant replays, not one of them is capable of hiding the pain in their faces."

I'm not seeing "pain" so much as I'm seeing exhertion/physics at work.

And also, I just love this one - he just looks happy/excited or something. "Yay, I'm getting ice cream for dessert!" :P
posted by antifuse at 12:28 PM on July 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


(and not that it's an excuse, but the OP's link text is a direct copy of the headline of the article)
posted by antifuse at 12:29 PM on July 30, 2012


Olympic DIVERS, yes? Mod cleanup in aisle FPP?

I just copied the link I stumbled upon word for word. That was how it was titled. I never know if I should clean up these things or not. Sometimes you get crap from people saying you've changed context and then you get crap for allowing it to be posted with a grammatical error or something like this. I just post and move on.
posted by Fizz at 12:33 PM on July 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


I thought they were more into the horizontal water sports?

Every time I visit Metafilter trying to act like the grownup I (allegedly) am...
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 12:36 PM on July 30, 2012 [5 favorites]




The Funny Faces of Diving from 2008 Summer Olympics.
posted by ericb at 12:41 PM on July 30, 2012


A stunning visual proof of the non-fictitious nature of centrifugal force from the non-inertial reference frame of these divers heads.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding you: their faces do get smushed by fictitious forces. Maybe you're just objecting to the word "fictitious" being the standard word used to describe the forces?
posted by painquale at 12:41 PM on July 30, 2012


it is possible for a diver's head to strike the platform when attempting somersaults

Right. But in that case, the score would already be low enough that having the dive disqualified wouldn't make any difference in the standings. (Assuming the headstrike wasn't disqualifying by itself.)


The other famous hand banging diver was of course Greg Louganis, who at the 1988 Seoul Olympics batted his head quite badly on the 3m springboard (so not quite as bad a the fixed platform) in the prelims but carried on to qualify and then win gold. (The link also shows Chalibashvili's accident mentioned in the earlier link.)
posted by biffa at 12:42 PM on July 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Maybe you're just objecting to the word "fictitious" being the standard word used to describe the forces?

Blame physics teachers who treat "fictitious" as having its common meaning and describe the centrifugal force as "imaginary."
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 12:44 PM on July 30, 2012


It must be really hard to keep your bowels from unconsciously evacuating when you jump from those kind of heights.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:45 PM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Got it, Fizz. I dropped a note to TheFW.com about their error.
posted by Sidhedevil at 12:47 PM on July 30, 2012


They kinda look constipated to me.
posted by meeshell at 12:53 PM on July 30, 2012


I find it hard to keep my bowels from unconsciously evacuating just THINKING about jumping from those kind of heights.

You should see the face I'm making right now.
posted by jillithd at 12:54 PM on July 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


And also, I just love this one - he just looks happy/excited or something. "Yay, I'm getting ice cream for dessert!" :P

I stopped on that one, too.

I can't help but imagine that he has had a fart so powerful that it is shooting him up toward the upper atmosphere like a rocket ship. His arms are perfect. He could have little fart control joysticks in both hands.

Oh farts. You are so funny and smelly.
posted by kbanas at 1:01 PM on July 30, 2012 [6 favorites]


Fart Control Joysticks is the name of my new band.
posted by Decani at 1:14 PM on July 30, 2012 [6 favorites]


Centrifugal force is a helluva drug.
posted by me3dia at 1:27 PM on July 30, 2012


Jeez, and I thought I had tiny feet for a grown man.
posted by sonascope at 1:42 PM on July 30, 2012


[Folks, you know where the contact form and Metatalk are.]
posted by cortex at 1:54 PM on July 30, 2012


Little Fart Control is the name of MY new band.
posted by antifuse at 2:10 PM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]




Here's a real swimmer in action at the Olympics.
posted by brokkr at 4:08 PM on July 30, 2012


Metafilter: You are so funny and smelly.
posted by blue_beetle at 4:36 PM on July 30, 2012



Fart Control Joysticks is the name of my new band.

I'm trying to find a way to make that my new license plate...
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 5:52 PM on July 30, 2012




Since when did Male Gay Porn Diving become an Olympic sport?
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 3:17 AM on July 31, 2012


Looks like they're all pushing out a 10lb kid.
posted by stormpooper at 6:45 AM on July 31, 2012


Those table tennis players' faces are the BEST. LOL!
posted by jillithd at 7:00 AM on July 31, 2012


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