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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy 2016 Olympics Opening Friday, Wheelizens; mind teh “riohazards”!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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This just in: International Olympic Committee bans GIFs:

They’ve “expressly prohibited” turning anything from the Olympics into “animated formats such as animated GIFs (i.e. GIFV), GFY, WebM, or short video formats such as Vines.”

Good luck enforcing that, corruptocrats.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Good morning and holy carp! There’s a bunch of people with too much time on their hands and not enough brains.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Hi Fatwa: can’t say that I’m excited, interested, or really plan on watching the Olympics this year. Not sure why--I usually have at least some interest, but not this time out.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hey, Sven!

Given my effectively complete lack of interest in sports, I’ve never cared much about the Olympics; I care even less this time around.

I’d rather read. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Early morning today -- I had an online training class at 6:00 am. Good thing the commute was so short!

If only I knew had to make animated GIFs. I’m sure there would be some way to send a boatload of them (via single-use email) to the IOC.

Yes, we’ll be watching the Olympics, but mostly on the other channels. I’m hoping to catch more of the shooting sports and fencing this time around.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Paddy!

Do you have to wear pants for your online classes? 👿

I’m sure plenty of folks will be making GIFs and other “prohibited” files; the IOC can go jam themselves.

As of a few days ago, I’d read that there were still 1.6M unsold tickets for Rio; hee!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Pants? Not needed if I don’t turn on the camera, or don’t stand up if the camera is on.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hiya, Mac!

I’ve committed the Protocols to memory. 👿

So…how do you really feel about teh Olympics?

Paddy --

I guess green-screening pants onto yourself is more trouble than simply putting on a pair. (OTOH, if you used a green screen while wearing your Peter Pan tights, you could pretend you’re a disembodied torso and head.)

joeschmo1of3
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6 years ago

I’m just going to leave this here…

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago
Reply to  joeschmo1of3

I’m not sure just what I watched, but I feel less empowered by watching it.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Joe!

Needs moar Pikachu.

Hahahahahahaha: Rio officials had to open Olympic Stadium with bolt cutters after losing key.

The Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will not take place until Friday, but the Games’ soccer tournament began Wednesday, partly because of the large number of events scheduled to take place at the city’s Olympic Stadium. It’s probably a good thing there was something of a trial run, because when officials went to open a main gate before Wednesday’s action, they discovered a bit of a problem: They had misplaced the key.