Gymnastics, then & now. .. Stephen Colbert's version.
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#1 - inatorinator (08/04/2012) [-]
Stephen Colbert's version.
Stephen Colbert's version.
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#76 to #1 - colleenrox (08/05/2012) [-]
LMFAOO funniest thing I've seen all day
LMFAOO funniest thing I've seen all day
User avatar #191 to #76 - Axelfbomber (08/05/2012) [-]
and why did u get thumbed down? wtf guys
User avatar #306 to #191 - colleenrox (08/05/2012) [-]
lol this sucks..
User avatar #391 to #306 - Axelfbomber (08/06/2012) [-]
it's cool i got your back
User avatar #203 to #191 - brettyoke (08/05/2012) [-]
You're joking, right? If he wants to type like that, he can go back to 9fag. What's with all the bluenames acting like newfags?
User avatar #257 to #203 - dmoneys (08/05/2012) [-]
What's with all the dickholes filled with hate?
User avatar #209 to #203 - Axelfbomber (08/05/2012) [-]
all i see is him/her thinking it was funny.

am I to assume a person I've never met is a complete idiot when they type lmaoo?

User avatar #308 to #209 - colleenrox (08/05/2012) [-]
Maybe I should've just not commented..I didn't think i would get thumbed down.
User avatar #267 to #209 - brettyoke (08/05/2012) [-]
What has this place come to? I'll take my reds, and I want more. Today is the day I finally lost my last glimpse of hope, the content died long ago, but today, I finally see that the community I knew and loved has departed as well. I'll be seaking refuge at the random board from now on.
#293 to #267 - Forfunaccount (08/05/2012) [-]
How dare a person enjoy content. Horrible HORRIBLE.
#289 to #267 - hipopatonims (08/05/2012) [-]
And so brettyoke carries onward toward his next adventure in the random board as he watched his once called home become infested by 12 year old new fags.
And so brettyoke carries onward toward his next adventure in the random board as he watched his once called home become infested by 12 year old new fags.
#292 to #267 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
Shut the **** up you dramatic bitch, the community doesn't act all prim and proper so arseholes like you can feel special. Everyone's different, we don't cater to you. I've been here for 6 years and I still don't care how people express themselves. He's allowed to say it's funny if he wants, go **** a cactus you pretentious cunt.
User avatar #392 to #267 - Axelfbomber (08/06/2012) [-]
ray of hope? no what kills this site are the young kids thinking they can come on here and shout obscenities at people for typing, race etc.

grow up and act mature
User avatar #215 to #183 - miyo (08/05/2012) [-]
Is it bad that I read that in his voice?
#263 to #215 - thetk (08/05/2012) [-]
Everyone Did.
Everyone Did.
#333 to #263 - triggathepirate (08/05/2012) [-]
And this is from?
And this is from?
#379 to #333 - miyo (08/05/2012) [-]
It's from an old Spongebob episode
User avatar #121 - swordman (08/05/2012) [-]
god im thankful of when scientists finally added color to the world
#130 to #121 - evgeny (08/05/2012) [-]
made me lol, thumb for you
#50 - piplh (08/05/2012) [-]
Here's somewhere in between then and now.
Here's somewhere in between then and now.
#199 to #50 - insertintomouth (08/05/2012) [-]
that's the silver metal winner then
#159 to #116 - thatsmellysmell (08/05/2012) [-]
Here, take this
#176 - Soilwork (08/05/2012) [-]
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#31 - tartaruseden (08/04/2012) [-]
i got this... oh sh...
i got this... oh sh...
User avatar #94 to #31 - phantomprincess (08/05/2012) [-]
lol the guy on the left
User avatar #48 to #31 - swimmingprodigy (08/05/2012) [-]
thats still probably good enough for bronze
#237 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
Imagine what it will look like 56 years from now, when performance enhancing drugs have been made legal to keep it from getting boring.
#344 to #237 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
What about 112 years from now, with cyborgs in space?
#346 to #344 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
By jove, that's even better!
#240 to #237 - Azz (08/05/2012) [-]
They already are boring in my opinion.
#246 to #240 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
That's what I'm talkin' about! People want to see superhuman feats of athleticism, not records being beaten by .00001 seconds.
#287 to #246 - darthacerbus (08/05/2012) [-]
How 'bout a guy with no legs being an Olympic-level runner?
#290 to #287 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
Now that is a good example of someone I respect as an Olympic athlete. People like him, and that 17 year old high school girl who won 4 gold medals at her first Olympics ever. Some people have been training for the Olympics longer than she has been alive, and will never achieve something like that.
#291 to #287 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
He has a technical advantage, if he had legs he wouldn't be nearly as good.
#248 to #246 - Azz (08/05/2012) [-]
Ooohhh Michael Phelps won what? 20 gold medals? Who the hell cares?

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#252 to #248 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
The biggest reason I'm not impressed with most Olympic athletes is because it is their career. They are paid and taken very good care of to do absolutely nothing with their entire life but train for their sport/event. That is not amateur athletics, like the Olympics is supposed to be. In my opinion you should get one shot. You can go to the Olympics once, and however it goes, that's it. None of this dedicate your entire life and go to 6 different Olympics crap.
#285 to #252 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
My high school history teacher was supposed to go to the Olympics this year, but barely missed it. His job is teaching. His dedication is javelin. Look him up. His name is Barry Krammes.
#295 to #285 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
I'm cool with that. I think that pretty much anyone who gets paid to play their sport shouldn't be allowed in the Olympics. It should be amateurs, like it was meant to be.
#297 to #252 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
They aren't very impressed with you either

>More dedication, athleticism, women, money and fame than you will ever have
#301 to #297 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
Actually I'm quite sure I can squat more than 90% of Olympic athletes, excluding the weightlifters of course, and I don't get paid 6 figures to train for it every waking hour of my life. I do it for "fun."

And I wouldn't call them famous. I doubt more than a handful get stopped walking down the street by adoring fans. "OMG you're that Olympic curler aren't you?!!!??!?! ZOMG!!!!!"
#316 to #301 - anonymousditto (08/05/2012) [-]
yeah, but...
#317 to #316 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
Yes. I do. I have been for 4 or 5 years.
#305 to #301 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
Curling is a winter Olympics sport, which no one cares about. But just because you can squat more than them doesn't mean **** lol. It takes sooooo much more than just lifting to be as athletic as they are.
#309 to #305 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
The point is, as I've mentioned numerous times in this thread, they are set for life, all they have to do is train. You could argue that anybody could do what they do if they didn't have to work, or worry about family, or where the next rent check is going to come from, or how they're gonna afford gas, or groceries.

It takes more dedication to play in amateur sports where you have to make sacrifices if you want to be good.
#311 to #309 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
LMFAO. "All they have to do is train." If it's so easy why don't you go ahead and try to be a professional athlete bro. I guarantee you don't have a shot in hell if your that ignorant as to what it takes. It's more than training, you have to dedicate your life.
#323 to #311 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
*you're
#326 to #323 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
Actually not. "You have to dedicate you are life" doesn't make sense. It's your.
#329 to #326 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
you're that ignorant.
#314 to #311 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
It's a lot more difficult when you have things like a job, and college, and rent and gas to pay for, you putz.

That's what I'm getting at. Their entire life is training. They don't have to worry about money EVER. They don't have to dedicate anything but time and hard work. Sure, it takes a lot of each, but it doesn't ask as much of them when they don't have to sacrifice things like time with their families, or a good nights sleep, so they can go to the gym and train. They sacrifice nothing IF they are "career" Olympic athletes.
#320 to #314 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
Wow your the most ignorant person I've talked to in a long ass time...not even worth it seriously. I'm gone.
#322 to #320 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
*you're
#254 to #252 - Azz (08/05/2012) [-]
One dude just broke a record for how many times he's been in the Olympics.  This is his 10th time I believe.   
Gif unrelated - I find it hilarious
One dude just broke a record for how many times he's been in the Olympics. This is his 10th time I believe.
Gif unrelated - I find it hilarious

#255 to #254 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
Yeah, that 			******		 ridiculous.    
   
Speaking of funny .gifs, take this.
Yeah, that ****** ridiculous.

Speaking of funny .gifs, take this.
#256 to #255 - Azz (08/05/2012) [-]
I see your funny gif and raise you a squirrel
I see your funny gif and raise you a squirrel
#258 to #256 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
Those squirrels better watch out for the bees!
Those squirrels better watch out for the bees!
#259 to #258 - Azz (08/05/2012) [-]
hahahaha niceee   
   
I like this one
hahahaha niceee

I like this one
#265 to #259 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
This one is always hilarious. Doubly so if you like Dolan.
This one is always hilarious. Doubly so if you like Dolan.
#266 to #265 - Azz (08/05/2012) [-]
Not a big fan of him but I still chuckled   
   
I laugh when I see this one too
Not a big fan of him but I still chuckled

I laugh when I see this one too
#268 to #266 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
We accidentally made a pretty sweet funny .gif thread.   
   
Brofist.
We accidentally made a pretty sweet funny .gif thread.

Brofist.
#269 to #268 - Azz (08/05/2012) [-]
Back at ya   
   
Last one for tonight, I gotta get to bed.
Back at ya

Last one for tonight, I gotta get to bed.
#271 to #269 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
This one is good to have.   
   
also I thumbed all your 			****		 up for you.
This one is good to have.

also I thumbed all your **** up for you.
#273 to #271 - Azz (08/05/2012) [-]
I did the same   
I'll continue tomorrow if you like, night man
I did the same
I'll continue tomorrow if you like, night man
#274 to #273 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
LOL, that's a good one!

Later dude!
User avatar #281 to #265 - splashdamage (08/05/2012) [-]
I prefer the original, pimpin big foot.
#288 to #281 - bazda (08/05/2012) [-]
The whole movie was hilarious, still is, even as an adult. This scene in particular.
User avatar #104 - Icedangel (08/05/2012) [-]
The spins got spinier and the shorts got shortier.
User avatar #109 to #104 - generaljosh ONLINE (08/05/2012) [-]
reminds me of that song in fallout
User avatar #51 - mathmatical (08/05/2012) [-]
that first one was ******* flawless
#41 - primecrime (08/05/2012) [-]
Looks like when my time machine arrives i'm going to go win me some gold medals!
#185 - doctorlea (08/05/2012) [-]
The first one only did a cartwheel
#208 to #185 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
Yeah, but that was revolutionary for its time. Hey, that might have been the first ever made!
User avatar #87 - thebritishguy (08/05/2012) [-]
the Olympics used to only be for fairly new sports people but because they wanted sponsors to get more money they have really good people now
User avatar #190 to #87 - thebritishguy (08/05/2012) [-]
not sure why I got this many thumbs but thanks ( :
User avatar #89 to #87 - hatersghate (08/05/2012) [-]
I think that the word you were looking for were amateur and professional
Olympic games used to be only for amateur but they started admiting professionals later
User avatar #90 to #89 - thebritishguy (08/05/2012) [-]
yeah I didn't know how to spell amateur
User avatar #110 to #90 - cyanidesandvich (08/05/2012) [-]
you haven't seen as much porn as i have then.
#111 to #90 - mrswagly (08/05/2012) [-]
Google is your friend.
#7 - baconception (08/04/2012) [-]
MFW i saw that epic vault
MFW i saw that epic vault
#19 to #7 - Fldsmdfr (08/04/2012) [-]
Yeah! But what about the one on the right??
User avatar #173 - bgbba (08/05/2012) [-]
You know, I've been wondering for a long time now: when will we reach our limits, physically? I know that newer clothing and technical stuff like that has drastically improved our performances, but how long until we reach the limit of physicality? Or mental ability as well, for that matter. And what the **** do we, as a species, do when we do reach the ultimate limit? Let the Olympics carry on, to reach that limit, so we might see what it might be.
User avatar #211 to #173 - TheFixer (08/05/2012) [-]
umm our limit is a limit approching infinity we have so much potential its not even funny.
#335 to #173 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
its all nice people talking about genetic manipulation and stuff, to do with overcoming any limit to our physical selves, but the thing is, theres only so much you can do with that. i mean we can only work with what weve got in terms of genetics. and to be honest, we dont know most of it. in terms of what genes do and **** , we may have noted down the genome, but we dont know what most of it does. i mean most of our DNA isnt even coding man. But for now, physics is holding us back. and yes in most of the sports now the upper limit is being reached because like people have been getting stronger and more musclier and all that yeh, but it gets to a point where the amount of force you can put out with all your muscle isnt going to be as helpful, as all your muscle will just get in the way. Its not to say that records wont keep getting broken, **** like thats and impossibility, people will progress. but just very much slower now.

as for our mental state. we are improving, but there is a theory that autism is the next step in human evolution. theres been a ridicoulous rise in it. its been theorised as such because, we live in a world were technology has becoming our prosthetics, and autism allows you to more readily interact with technology that surrounds us. this is thought to be due to the lowering of social interaction, especially prevalent amongst boys.there is also no need for social interaction really anymore. in the future (faaaar future), if the trends carry on the way they do, then autism will be a majority, but it wont be as a problem...people in general seem to thing people with autism are diseased or something. but yeh, basically our children (especially the males) are more likely to be autistic. its pretty cool, i think theres a TED talk about it somewhere and there must be some articles around. itd be better if you could read some peer-reviewed stuff and not something from some ********* site. especially not any news agency (they tend to misinterpretate).
#175 to #173 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
We've probably just about reached our physical limits so far as the Olympics go. These days people train daily from childhood to reach Olympic level skill, and science helps plenty too.
User avatar #193 to #175 - PrinceZukosLover (08/05/2012) [-]
But look at the winner of the mens 1500 m freestyle, he beat his own record by a good couple seconds. Who's to say that people can push further? Nothing is ever completely perfect.
#216 to #194 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
I'll admit that I don't really pay attention to the Olympics, but was it HIS record or the world record?
There likely will still be world records broken, but by less and less (such that they are insignificant). There's just only so much you can train within the 30 or so years before your body begins to lose physical capability.

True there will probably never be complete "perfection" there will always be those who have potential to set new records, but effectively we have probably reached our limit. Someone with great genetics who trains for 20 years might edge out another quarter second, but I would still consider that effectively the physical limit.
User avatar #217 to #216 - PrinceZukosLover (08/05/2012) [-]
HIS record. It was nuts. Actually, he should have been disqualified for a false start, but....
#226 to #217 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
Actually I just checked Wikipedia and he also broke the world record (previously held by him).

Though if you look at the world records for swimming in general, in the 50 years since the first one was recorded, the record improved by five minutes (22 to 17). However in the past 40 years, the record has only improved by a single minute (15:31-14:31).

Even if we haven't quite reached the limit, we are getting very close.
User avatar #195 to #173 - JNS ONLINE (08/05/2012) [-]
"Sometimes I wonder if there are things we'll never explain.
Ya know, like what if we did answer all of the questions, ya know.
Would we live on forever, happy with our triumph over ignorance,
or is ignorance just a common enemy that once destroyed would leave our species without a reason to carry on.
I guess it doesn't matter what the answer is, because even if supreme knowledge did bring about the end of our species,
the thought of obtaining it just would keep us together.

ya know, people will always look up at the sky and just wonder why were here"
User avatar #196 to #173 - malacyman (08/05/2012) [-]
but as technology progresses, so do our limits.
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User avatar #180 to #177 - bgbba (08/05/2012) [-]
I don't know. Creativity too. I wonder and worry about those things.
#235 to #177 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
I now rite?
Dem oldies dont got are swag.
User avatar #206 to #177 - mammothsquirts (08/05/2012) [-]
But with the advancements of our mental capabillaties, we could (possibly soon) genetically alter our bodies making our physical abilities grow over time.
#202 to #173 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (08/05/2012) [-]
If we get to the point where people approve of the genetic engineering of humans, then we won't have any physical limits.
If we get to the point where people approve of the genetic engineering of humans, then we won't have any physical limits.
User avatar #377 to #202 - bgbba (08/05/2012) [-]
I don't think that will happen soon. I, for one, think that genetical engineering of humans is extremely dangerous, not to mention easily exploitable for racist purposes. I mean, what with designer babies and all, we have succeeded in creating what Josef Mengel failed to do: the ability to produce blonde, blue-eyed kids.
#122 - connorsg (08/05/2012) [-]
thats some crazy 			****		 right there. mfw
thats some crazy **** right there. mfw
#369 - Hugarr (08/05/2012) [-]
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User avatar #181 - actinglead ONLINE (08/05/2012) [-]
56 years ago, most people who participated never got paid to do their event in any situation due to they not being supported by advertisements and what not. So they never got to leave there real job to practice, and so things where much simpler than today.
User avatar #66 - Boldslayer (08/05/2012) [-]
Well, that is because the Olympics used to be an armature only competition.
Now professionals can compete.
User avatar #79 to #66 - hezzian (08/05/2012) [-]
Did you know the word amateur comes from the word amour - people do it because they love it not because they are paid to do it.
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User avatar #376 to #218 - hezzian (08/05/2012) [-]
Well that's not the reason but that's probably why it was chosen as the word to describe it!
#307 - mestroxant (08/05/2012) [-]
McKayla Maroney.

oh god.
#310 to #307 - anon (08/05/2012) [-]
thats a little odd bro shes only 16
User avatar #313 to #310 - bronforlifey (08/05/2012) [-]
too old?
#348 to #310 - mestroxant (08/05/2012) [-]
so am I "bro"
User avatar #284 - thebunnywhisperer (08/05/2012) [-]
And I can't do any of it.
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