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Bolt and Jesus

Postby tandfman » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:30 am

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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Marlow » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:41 am

tandfman wrote:http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2012/10/24/1226502/740957-usain-bolt-and-jesus.jpg
No comment.

Sacrilege? I think not. Here's betting thousands of tourists pose like that for souvenir snapshots.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby tandfman » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:14 am

I've been to Corcovado and probably took some pictures (and maybe had Mrs. tandfman take one of me). But I never would have thought to do that pose, for fear of offending other tourists or the employees who work there (security and facilities personnel).

Actually, I never would have thought to do it anyway. You can't show a picture like that to anyone without risking being considered blasphemous. And rightly so--a pose like that is disrepectful.

That having been said, I am not criticizing Bolt, who was probably asked to pose that way by the paparazzi following him around.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Marlow » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:59 am

tandfman wrote:You can't show a picture like that to anyone without risking being considered blasphemous. And rightly so--a pose like that is disrepectful.

Interesting. I wouldn't find it blasphemous or disrespectful and can't think that many of my contemporaries would either. Is it a Catholic thing (I teach at a Protestant school, though no one wears it on their sleeve and we have all denominations (or lack thereof here)) ?
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Daisy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:10 pm

Well look who's in on the act now.

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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby kuha » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:32 pm

Marlow wrote:
tandfman wrote:http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2012/10/24/1226502/740957-usain-bolt-and-jesus.jpg
No comment.

Sacrilege? I think not. Here's betting thousands of tourists pose like that for souvenir snapshots.


I'd agree with this.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby dukehjsteve » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:58 pm

ditto
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:52 pm

Repent Heathens!!!!
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby tandfman » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:26 pm

kuha wrote:
Marlow wrote:
tandfman wrote:http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2012/10/24/1226502/740957-usain-bolt-and-jesus.jpg
No comment.

Sacrilege? I think not. Here's betting thousands of tourists pose like that for souvenir snapshots.

I'd agree with this.

I might too if I hadn't actually beren there and seen many tourists, none of them striking that pose.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby lonewolf » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:28 pm

I am not a Bolt idolator. In fact, I think he is a classless buffoon but this is not big deal.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Marlow » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:38 am

tandfman wrote:I might too if I hadn't actually beren there and seen many tourists, none of them striking that pose.

A quick google image search reveals many photos like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30459150@N ... /lightbox/
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby 18.99s » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:05 am

Daisy wrote:Well look who's in on the act now.

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Two left hands!
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Daisy » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:44 am

18.99s wrote:Two left hands!

I'm told that left handed individuals are geniuses (my brother is left handed, and that's what he tells me). So if you have two left hands!
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby bignate88 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:21 am

Interesting implications...but pretty much a non-story
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:01 am

I haven't seen one of Bolt Tebowing yet. Then we will know he has gone over the edge...
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Pego » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:33 am

Speaking of Tebowing, guess who did NFL players vote in as the most overrated player. By a large margin. Guess! :mrgreen:
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby mal » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:19 pm

lonewolf wrote:I am not a Bolt idolator. In fact, I think he is a classless buffoon but this is not big deal.


Wow, what did he do to you? Strangle your cat?
Steal your girlfriend / boyfriend?
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Marlow » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:32 pm

Pego wrote:Speaking of Tebowing, guess who did NFL players vote in as the most overrated player. By a large margin. Guess! :mrgreen:

How is that possible when every pundit with a microphone tells us how terrible he is?!
As Darrell Royal said about QB James street at Texas, when they went undefeated and won the national championship, despite the media's bad-mouthing of his average-looking stats - yeah, he's not every good at much of anything except winning.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:39 pm

Winning exactly what at the pro level? A few games. I am sure if Elway, who does know how to win, thought Tebow was such a huge asset wouldn't have dumped at the first opportunity. And then thanked the heavens that such an opportunity did come.

Tebow is a novelty act. Which changes from time to time. Now it is punts....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/sport ... ref=sports

Anyways, we have argued the Tebow endlessly already.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Marlow » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:17 pm

Conor Dary wrote:Tebow is a novelty act. Which changes from time to time. Now it is punts....

Nice!

The Jets did not run a fake punt against the Patriots (although Westhoff said they thought about it). But the Patriots were so wary of another fake punt that they were willing to concede a good punt return to prevent Tebow from attempting another fake.


Reminds me of the year I recruited our star sprinter (10.68) from the track team to be on the soccer team. Not only did no team dare try an off-sides trap on us for fear of him getting behind them, they had to put their fastest defender on him all game long. He scored a couple of goals, but his 'threat' made it so much easier for us to win, that he played most of every game.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Trackrunner » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:42 pm

tandfman wrote:
Actually, I never would have thought to do it anyway. You can't show a picture like that to anyone without risking being considered blasphemous. And rightly so--a pose like that is disrepectful.



Huh? If you do a quick google of Christ The Redeemer there are a multitude of pictures of tourists doing just that - standing in front of the statue mimicking the pose. Duh! It is not like he opted to take a picture of himself being nailed to a cross.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby tandfman » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:35 am

Daisy wrote:Well look who's in on the act now.

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Well, we know that Bolt can do that! (Even without Photoshop.)

http://www.caribbean360.com/thumbnail.p ... 368416.jpg
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby bad hammy » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:58 am

Much ado about less than nothing . . .
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby shivfan » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:22 am

Daisy wrote:Well look who's in on the act now.

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:lol:
I agree with bad hammy...much ado about less than nothing.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby lonewolf » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:13 am

Third the motion.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby bad hammy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:19 am

shivfan wrote:I agree with bad hammy...

Five of my favorite words! :lol:
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Tuariki » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:08 pm

tandfman wrote:I've been to Corcovado and probably took some pictures (and maybe had Mrs. tandfman take one of me). But I never would have thought to do that pose, for fear of offending other tourists or the employees who work there (security and facilities personnel).

Actually, I never would have thought to do it anyway. You can't show a picture like that to anyone without risking being considered blasphemous. And rightly so--a pose like that is disrepectful.

That having been said, I am not criticizing Bolt, who was probably asked to pose that way by the paparazzi following him around.


tandfman wrote:
kuha wrote:
Marlow wrote:
tandfman wrote:http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2012/10/24/1226502/740957-usain-bolt-and-jesus.jpg
No comment.

Sacrilege? I think not. Here's betting thousands of tourists pose like that for souvenir snapshots.

I'd agree with this.

I might too if I hadn't actually beren there and seen many tourists, none of them striking that pose.


You must have a really nasty turn of phrase when you do actually criticise someone.

And probably just as well Bolt was only imitating Christianity's icon and not some other peaceful religion that would likely have quickly issued a fatwah against him.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby bad hammy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:55 pm

Tuariki wrote:And probably just as well Bolt was only imitating Christianity's icon and not some other peaceful religion that would likely have quickly issued a fatwah against him.

Not that Christianity hasn't dealt harshly with heretics over the centuries . . .
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby jamboy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:51 pm

lonewolf wrote:I am not a Bolt idolator. In fact, I think he is a classless buffoon but this is not big deal.


Bolt being the world's most famous athlete cares little about what you think of him.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Tuariki » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:12 am

bad hammy wrote:
Tuariki wrote:And probably just as well Bolt was only imitating Christianity's icon and not some other peaceful religion that would likely have quickly issued a fatwah against him.

Not that Christianity hasn't dealt harshly with heretics over the centuries . . .


True that. And dare i say it from looking on from afar but the comments and actions of some quarters in the US presidential campaign shows that the intolerance levels of the religious zealots invoking the the tenets of Christianity to justify their bigotry are not too far removed from their equally intolerant "cousins" in that other religion.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby Tuariki » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:25 am

jamboy wrote:
lonewolf wrote:I am not a Bolt idolator. In fact, I think he is a classless buffoon but this is not big deal.


Bolt being the world's most famous athlete cares little about what you think of him.


It's a pity we don't have more buffoons in our sport like Bolt and less of the lonewolf buffoons.

In his personal life and attitudes Bolt appears to me to be your typical 26 year old single male who just happens to be as jamboy says, the most famous athlete on the planet.

Without naming names, to me your buffoon profile was more aptly applied to a couple of the "trash" talking US sprinters of a few years ago. I am not aware of Bolt talking "trash". To me Bolt is an over exuberant big kid and aren't we lucky that we have him around. Best thing that ever happened to TnF. And I hope he can do a triple 3peat in Rio and get under 9.5 and 19.0 and continue being the buffoon that lonewolf so despises.
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Re: Bolt and Jesus

Postby mump boy » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:03 am

Tuariki wrote:
jamboy wrote:
lonewolf wrote:I am not a Bolt idolator. In fact, I think he is a classless buffoon but this is not big deal.


Bolt being the world's most famous athlete cares little about what you think of him.


It's a pity we don't have more buffoons in our sport like Bolt and less of the lonewolf buffoons.

In his personal life and attitudes Bolt appears to me to be your typical 26 year old single male who just happens to be as jamboy says, the most famous athlete on the planet.

Without naming names, to me your buffoon profile was more aptly applied to a couple of the "trash" talking US sprinters of a few years ago. I am not aware of Bolt talking "trash". To me Bolt is an over exuberant big kid and aren't we lucky that we have him around. Best thing that ever happened to TnF. And I hope he can do a triple 3peat in Rio and get under 9.5 and 19.0 and continue being the buffoon that lonewolf so despises.


All of this ^^
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