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August 10, 2012

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Jeffers

I gots more rhymes than NewBorn Jingo!

Martijn

Patriotism macht frei.

UF Mike

That's me, NewBorn Jingo. I'm over here in the corner, hanging my flag-waving head in shame.

UF Mike

Martijn, that is the whole truth. Frei to make a fool of your self.

Jan Martin Löhndorf

Don't burn with shame, burn an american flag instead, and do it proudly. And then jump over to patriots anonymous - "My name is Mike, and I've got a problem ..."

And you're right. Martijn, patriotism frees you of all your dignity, of independat thinking, and of any respectability whatsoever.

Dave Mows Grass

The Olympics are showing all day in our break room at work so I've gotten caught up in the jingoism and flag-waving myself, except I'm waving the Dutch flag. I shout and shake my fist in the air every time I see an orange leotard. Sometimes they win!

Marc

I abhor the cloying American coverage of the Olympics to the extent that I can't even comment here. I often find myself rooting for Estonia, Mauritania and North Korea. Go Uzbekistan! Kick ass, Eritrea!

Jan Martin Löhndorf

Transnistria or death!

Martijn

Orange leotard! Dutch whey-hey! Thanks, Dave. I've been rooting for the Belgiums myself a bit. So far they have won nothing, but tonight we're gonna see Tia Hellebaut fly.

One thing still bugs me: you finding women's water polo sexy. What am I missing? What is sexy about that? The ear covers, the underwater shots, what?

UF Mike

The way they wear those little caps and all you can is their cute little face, I simply can't resist it. Then they get out of the water and they're brutes, that I don't like so much. And I'm afraid my post didn't honestly reveal the extent to which I've fallen hopelessly ill with Olympics fever. To wit, if I go into the gym here where I live, and the Olympics aren't on the television, I'll turn them on. Mine is truly a hopeless case...

Bulletholes

Its the underwater shots, for sure.
I get choked up watching all of them, and like others, I find myself pulling for other countries.

Martijn

They all have cute little faces. Well, almost all of them. All except the unabrow Mongolian wrestlers. No, Mike, don't be too hard on yourself: I'm twice as pathetic. I've been shouting at the TV during a field hocky match. Okay, very drunk, but still. And I have shed honest-to-god-no-foolin'-tears at a goddamned gymnastics event! (Although I have to say that it was not for the gymast but for the authentic crazy passion of the commentator who went completely nuts.)

I'm hopeless together with you. I'm your hopeless buddy. Down with hope!

gillian

I didn't watch any of the Olympics. I'm sick of them. I realize they are staggered, but we're still having Olympic events every two years. I wish they'd go back to every 4 years, so I only had to ignore it that often instead of this often. Bleh.

Apropos of nothing, this makes me laugh every time I look at it:

http://imgur.com/gallery/zxaY6

Martijn

You can come out now, Mike. No one is mad with you. The Olympics are over and humanity is rumbling forward towards the next fiasco show. What have we got? Election time again! Both in that Great Nation of yours as well as in the little one I live in. Our election is in the beginning of September. When is yours? Any predictions from our Man On The Ground already? Is it going to be a long long winter?

Martijn

Or, as another man once said: "Do you feel blame? Are you mad? Uh, do you feel like wolf kabob Roth vantage? Gefrannis booj pooch boo jujube; bear-ramage. Jigiji geeji geeja geeble Google. Begep flagaggle vaggle veditch-waggle bagga?"

UF Mike

I would come out, but I have nothing to say. About anything. This is the biggest blogging drought I've ever experienced. Lift, mighty depression, lift!

By the way, I love all of you people. Truly.

Marc

JML: Transnistria or death!

Brilliant. Excellent! I love it.

Marc

BTW, Jan, I checked out your website. Your illustrations are superb.

Jan Martin Löhndorf

Marc, thank you very much! I am deeply flattered, but not so much that I wouldn't accept your compliments.

Mike, get well soon! Whose sins are you purging right now, btw?

And: Transnistria! Transnistria! Transnistria!

Dan

The Olympics.
(sprellchck won't let me spell it with a lower case o) I missed em 'cause I was starin' out the window
U.K Bobby's surround Ecuadorian embassy.
mebe they wanna give Julian Assange a medal.
Apologies for drinkin' n postin'

Dan

...& for any inappropriate apostrophes'

UF Mike

Drunken posting is definitely encouraged here at UF. In fact, we're thinking of making it mandatory.

Martijn

By George! Cunt me in!

Jan Martin Löhndorf

Excellent choice of words, Martijn!

Martijn

Ah... this is where experience comes in. But thanks, Jan Martin. Grüß to you too!

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