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(Thanks, BP)
posted by IronLizard at 8:42 PM on April 3, 2007


Lesson learned: divers have guitar face.
posted by cortex at 8:48 PM on April 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Most of those seem to be Photoshopped.
posted by ColdChef at 8:49 PM on April 3, 2007


Digg commentary.
posted by bhouston at 8:50 PM on April 3, 2007


People make silly faces when exerting themselves, or concentrating? Who knew? I actually laughed more at the Digg comment "In your end-o", but that was mainly for the The Todd reference.

My favourite was probably the last, simply for the perspective.
posted by djgh at 8:57 PM on April 3, 2007


More (some doubles).
posted by tellurian at 8:59 PM on April 3, 2007


The diver ones are the best. I'll admit it, I giggled.
posted by Brittanie at 9:03 PM on April 3, 2007


Lesson learned: what they say about blondes might be true.
posted by phaedon at 9:05 PM on April 3, 2007


and how soon they forget.
posted by phaedon at 9:09 PM on April 3, 2007


Looking at the diver faces makes me think that the rules for competition diving should be changed to let the judges review the instant replay in slow motion. Facial composure will be a new criteria for scoring.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:15 PM on April 3, 2007


Some of these are funny, some are obviously photoshopped. I find it more intresting that someone can, apparently, setup a blog, make one post with a couple of goofy pictures they downloaded off the internet, post it to dig and get sent to the top of the site (almost 1k diggs) and get posted to meta filter.
posted by delmoi at 9:16 PM on April 3, 2007


Saw this on digg earlier. They love their stupid picture blogs over there. Kind of surprised to see it here though.
posted by puke & cry at 9:27 PM on April 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Right, puke & cry. Because we can only post the classiest, thought-provoking stuff here. And none of us have the ability to find Yao Ming armpit licking funny. That's just not MetaFilter.
posted by ORthey at 9:42 PM on April 3, 2007


Picture blogs? (VIA Tellurian's link) I thought the single link YouTube posts were frowned upon. Hmmm, well they used to be. Oh well.
posted by IronLizard at 9:43 PM on April 3, 2007


I found these quite funny, photoshopped or not. It's the facial expressions that make them.
posted by treepour at 9:57 PM on April 3, 2007


Lesson learned: what they say about blondes might be true.

What's that? That at the drop of a hat, they'll stop whatever they're doing & go down?
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:59 PM on April 3, 2007


OMG. I need to find out what training regiment divers use.

ORthey - I can only, sarcastically, agree. Moran.
posted by porpoise at 10:01 PM on April 3, 2007


What I don't understand is the cross-country skier photo. Why is it funny? Cross-country skiers will often lie down right after they cross the finish line because cross-country skiing is really tiring.
posted by ssg at 10:13 PM on April 3, 2007


Last pic is best.
posted by stbalbach at 10:25 PM on April 3, 2007


Haha! Wrestlers touch each others' butts.
posted by Falconetti at 10:37 PM on April 3, 2007


training regiment? whoose the moran now, porpoise?

yes i no its who's
posted by metaplectic at 10:43 PM on April 3, 2007


mmmmmmmmmmmmmmeh. NO DIGG.
posted by loquacious at 10:48 PM on April 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ham.
posted by Foam Pants at 10:58 PM on April 3, 2007


Best of the web? This isn't even best of the funny joke emails I get from my family.
posted by knave at 11:08 PM on April 3, 2007 [4 favorites]


Also, this is not an appropriate use of the batshitinsane tag. Not at all.

Don't make me type up a quick 50,000 word essay on postmodernism from the perspective of the inherently undefinable concept of insanity - cultural and otherwise - paying particular attention to that which is truly (paradoxically) definable as bat-shit insane.

The bit where I invoke Nicholson's Randle Patrick Murphy and Nurse Ratched's unhealthy mutual attraction and cross-reference it with the amalgated historical analysis of various guana - both mammallian and avian - throughout the ages from the perspective of romance by way of the market for fertilizers in the floral industry is particularly exquisitely excruciating. At a recent reading of the paper one openly weeping audience member tore out her own spleen with a ballpoint and jammed bloody gobs of it into her ears. Others merely willed themselves to cease breathing. One man managed to tear out his own throat - with his teeth.

We're currently rewriting the paper to address these important issues. We fully expect that at the next reading that 5% of the audience or greater will experience profound thermobaric head overpressurization leading to favorable conditions for brisant cranial detonation.
posted by loquacious at 11:14 PM on April 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


Ham.

Sex check on aisle 59983!
posted by phaedon at 11:16 PM on April 3, 2007


No, seriously. You really should remove that batshitinsane tag before I break out my well-oiled but battle-scared IBM Model-M clicky-keyboard of death and start typing warm-up essays about the culturally intentional political semiotics of language.

Mere trifles, really. But deadly, like traditional shuriken throwing-points. You really don't want either of them anywhere near your eyes.
posted by loquacious at 12:12 AM on April 4, 2007


The more "graceful" the sport, the less so with the facial expressions of the competitors? Particularly synchronized swimming, especially with those nose clips that make breathing rather inconvenient.
posted by Xere at 12:14 AM on April 4, 2007


Well, loquacious, I had no idea you considered sweaty armpit licking a perfectly sane and normal practice. I didn't really want to know, for that matter.
posted by IronLizard at 12:32 AM on April 4, 2007


The armpit photo in question is photoshopped.

But, yes. It's really quite normal and a fantastic source of micronutrients. I really wish you would shave, though. And quit tucking that pillow under your arm when you sleep.
posted by loquacious at 3:18 AM on April 4, 2007




... before I break out my well-oiled but battle-scared IBM Model-M clicky-keyboard of death ...

Once a small-town paper, in a brief story about a veteran Army officer giving a talk to a ladies' luncheon, misspelled "battle-scarred" by leaving out the second r. The officer contacted the paper to complain. In publishing the apology and correction, the paper's editor goofed again, noting that the writer had intended to use the phrase "bottle-scarred."

(I have a keyboard like that too -- it's in the spares locker with the combat calculator and the assault abacus.)
posted by pax digita at 5:36 AM on April 4, 2007


I thought the same thing Mr. Encyclopedia. That creeped me out.
posted by thekilgore at 6:27 AM on April 4, 2007


Anyone have a clue as to who the NC State fans are heckling in this one?
posted by premortem at 6:27 AM on April 4, 2007


Why do these always happen when I'm not looking?

Um... maybe because you're not a sports shooter?
posted by bugmuncher at 7:49 AM on April 4, 2007


I thought they were funny. Thanks for the post.

The rest of you whiners: grow a sense of humor and stop acting like Metafilter is some sort of online country club where every post must live up to your standards of acceptability.
posted by tadellin at 7:56 AM on April 4, 2007


Okay, who let tadellin in?

And where the hell is my drink?
posted by ODiV at 10:17 AM on April 4, 2007


*monocle falls out*
posted by brundlefly at 10:38 AM on April 4, 2007


premortem: they're heckling the guy on the phone a few rows in front.
posted by knapah at 11:59 AM on April 4, 2007


Listen, if I grow any more of a sense of humor they'll put me back in the big house for life, dig? They're on to me, watching my every move. I just can't run like that anymore, man. I got a wife and kids at home.

Remember that $5 you sent via paypal? Remember when the signups were totally closed? Yeah. Dude, it's totally an exclusive club. It's that way for a reason, for there are barbarians at the gate. Otherwise? We get DIGG. Or technorati. Or Fark. If you'll notice, we already have quite a few of those on the internet. But there's only one Metafilter. We bitch because we care.

Now if you would be so kind as to fetch me a fresh scotch, as mine seems to have run dry. Single malted. No ice, you heathen.

posted by loquacious at 12:30 PM on April 4, 2007


Totally enjoyed that and got some great laughs. I like seeing people being real in their intensity. Cool.
posted by nickyskye at 5:30 PM on April 4, 2007


OK, so photoshopped, some say? I was laughing my butt off until someone suggested my ass was had. Can someone tell me what I need to know in order not to laugh so well and for so long next time?
posted by Penny Wise at 10:14 PM on April 4, 2007


Can someone tell me what I need to know in order not to laugh so well and for so long next time?

Discernment and taste.
posted by Falconetti at 12:01 AM on April 5, 2007


Ah so! Discerning a man with no taste for sarcasm. Pity, really.
posted by Penny Wise at 8:40 PM on April 5, 2007


We are looking in the mirror glass of sarcasm, descending into a mise en abyme. I am gripping the rail tightly in an attempt to find a counterbalance against our sarcasm vertigo.
posted by Falconetti at 10:30 PM on April 5, 2007


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