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JohnInKansas 22 Nov 08 - 01:27 AM
catspaw49 22 Nov 08 - 01:32 AM
JohnInKansas 22 Nov 08 - 02:24 AM
Cluin 22 Nov 08 - 02:58 AM
Liz the Squeak 22 Nov 08 - 03:10 AM
Ebbie 22 Nov 08 - 12:48 PM
McGrath of Harlow 22 Nov 08 - 12:55 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 22 Nov 08 - 02:38 PM
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goatfell 23 Nov 08 - 02:47 PM
Uncle_DaveO 23 Nov 08 - 03:03 PM
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Subject: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 01:27 AM

Utah studio wants pole dancing in Olympics

'This is not stripping at all. I don't take my clothes off at all,' owner says

NBCSports.com news services
updated 5:41 p.m. CT, Fri., Nov. 21, 2008

A pole dancing studio in Salt Lake City has become part of a worldwide movement to get pole dancing considered as an Olympic sport for the 2012 Games in London, KUTV reported Friday.

"It's automatically assumed it has something to do with stripping," said Lizz Schofield, owner of Studio Soiree in Sugar House, which is filled with floor-to-ceiling poles. "But it's not stripping at all."

"I don't take my clothes off at all. I just come for a great workout," Andrea Bower, a mother of four, told KUTV.

Kim Walters, also a mom and another Studio Soiree member, said, "I'm an LDS house wife. It's not a typical thing for LDS women to do."
Proponents of "pole fitness," as it is referred to by some, has caught on in the U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom, Schofield told KUTV.

"This takes grace, fluidity and strength. It's on par with ice skating and everything else in the Olympics," said Lorinda Coombs, co-owner of Studio Soiree.

"We are some of the safest, most skilled athletes. I liken it a lot to rock climbing," said Schofield.

Schofield told KUTV that pole fitness is becoming a permanent fixture in the fitness scene. "Everybody's coming here. There's no way to ignore it. It just keeps getting better and better".

© 2008 NBC Sports.com

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At my age, a number of friends need the support of a "pole" just to get up off the pot - - but we mostly don't think of it as a "competitive" activity.

I'm a bit surprised that there seems to be some support for this movement (no, not still talking about the pot) but there already are those doing things with the "horse" in gymnastics competition, so it might be a logical addition.

Any opinions on this, or other good (serious?) suggestions for neglected sports?

John


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 01:32 AM

I suppose its a sport for everyone huh?   Well, uh.........judge for yourself.


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 02:24 AM

Yeah Spaw - but I'd guess the Olympic competitors wouldn't be all that

        HOT!!!

like your little favorite.

(Maybe if I spent less time at the 'cat I'd be able to find stuff like that.)

Wow!

John


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Cluin
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 02:58 AM

I wouldn't want to be living downstairs from her.


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 03:10 AM

Well it would sure help the Olympic committee right now... they could just use the scaffolding poles that are most likely still going to be in place in the Olympic Park they're building in east London for 2012... no way they are going to finish that sucker in time!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Ebbie
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 12:48 PM

lol Thanks, Spaw. What a hoot! As one who has never seen live pole dancing, I appreciate the edification.

I must say I enjoyed Estelle's whimsy.


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 12:55 PM

Pole dancing as it should be done


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 02:38 PM

As I see it, there are four things wrong with the Olympic pole dancing proposal:

1) The Olympics needs another subjectively scored sport like it needs another Munich-style massacre. If the results cannot be empirically measured using a stopwatch or measuring tape, get rid of it.

2) It's a foregone conclusion that the winner will invariably be the competitor with the largest breasts.

3) Whatever form of competitive atire they adopt probabaly won't include garters into which spectators may place folded $1.00 bills.

4) The chances of them asking me to be a judge are pretty close to zero.


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 03:34 PM

Bee-dubya-ell has obviously listed his objections in increasing order of significance?

But does #2 also apply to the male division winner? Or was there the sexist assumption that only females would compete?

(We probably don't want to question him about #3 in the same context.)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Bobert
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 03:58 PM

Ummmmmm, I think this thread should be combined with the "retarded" thread....


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 05:54 PM

Nobody pays any attention to MY proposals like Skeet Jumping or Ice Tennis. But why not...bull riding!!!

All you have to do is ride a bull for eight (8) seconds and come out alive. Talk about objective scoring!

Or, for use less-athletically inclined types, how about bull shitting?


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 07:21 PM

Was there the sexist assumption that only females would compete?

Try this little mental excercise.

Close your eyes and repeat the following phrase ten times:

"Male pole dancing."

Now, take three deep breaths, open your eyes and say the first thing that pops into your mind.

It was "What the fuck?", wasn't it?

Case closed.


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Don Firth
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 07:59 PM

The hidden dangers of pole dancing:   CLICKY.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 09:43 PM

No, Bee-Dubya. It was, "Boy, I bet THAT hurt!"


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 10:05 PM

Synchronized log burling on the whitewater kayak course.

Marathon interviewing. (Bonus points if the interviewer asks, "What does this victory MEAAAAANNN to you?"

The Hop, Spit & Jump

Freestyle Curling - (any object allowed between 14-28 lbs.), as long as it isn't alive)

Two-man pole vaulting

Gymnastic floor routine with hidden 1 sq. ft. mini-trampolines.

Steeplechase, with Jello in the water hazards.


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 10:26 PM

You know, I never have understood that steeplechase thing. The steeples around here pretty much stay right on the churches where they were originally installed.


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Ebbie
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 11:47 PM

Two-man pole vaulting? You mean, like a two-man luge? Now, that I'd pay to see. Talk about precision.


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: goatfell
Date: 23 Nov 08 - 02:47 PM

I'll tell what I don't think is a sport, BEACH VOLLYBALL, I mean how do you train for it in the winter, in the colder places in the world and not only that I think ranks as a boring pastime, but that is just me, it is as boring as baseball, American football and cricket and golf.

I don't know how the Americans can be world champs at baseball when they and the Japs are the only two countries that play it.


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 23 Nov 08 - 03:03 PM

Goatfell:

they and the Japs are the only two countries that play it.

Not so, Goatfell! Cuba is BIG into baseball, and they are good, I'm told!

I don't know about any other countries that can stand the boredom, though.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Ebbie
Date: 23 Nov 08 - 03:05 PM

May I add that the above term used to denote Japanese citizens is considered pejorative?


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Genie
Date: 23 Nov 08 - 03:25 PM

How about synchronized farting?   Spaw could probably take home gold on that team, right?


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Subject: RE: BS: New Olympic Sport Proposals
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Nov 08 - 03:30 PM

Synchronized sinning.


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