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Cauldron

Did you watch the Opening Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games yesterday?  I watched most of it.  Unfortunately I was not up early enough to enjoy it live.  It was quite entertaining though.  I did very much enjoy the lighting of the cauldron.  In honor of the Games, watch the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron from all the games from 1948, through 2016.  As many different nations have hosted the games, there are that many different types of ways the cauldron was lit.  My favorites are below:

  • Moscow 1980
  • Sarajevo 1984
  • Los Angeles 1984
  • Sydney – 2000
  • London 2012

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The 2017 MarbleLympics

https://youtu.be/05VXgM6KrhM?list=PL-RXmnw758NH0bj5KIbpiDrLygvT7k9un

I stumbled on the qualification round for the 2017 MarbleLympics last night.  I proceeded to watch the first 4 events before I realized the time.  This morning I finished the entire games.  What a rush of excitement it was.  I won’t give many spoilers, except to say that there were plenty of upsets and new records set this year.

The production quality of this series is top notch, it looks professionally done.  The commentator – Greg Woods (F1FanWoodsie), does a superb job on the entire games, he has gotten very into each of the events and shows genuine enthusiasm for everything.  I like all of the little details added to the games – each marble has a name, each team has a history and the crowd is very into everything going on!

Replays, picture in picture, overviews of the standings.  Everything about this is amazing!  Each of the courses is very well thought out and unique.  Block pushing was fun, the sand race from the qualifier round was my favorite I think.  Fidget spinning was a long event, too long in my opinion, but still enjoyable to watch.  It’s almost more fun to watch then the real Olympics, and I love the Olympics!  I can’t wait to see what the 2018 games bring about.

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Alternate Ping Pong

Ping Pong is one of those interesting games,  It’s a sport that everyone can play, doesn’t look that hard, and is in the Olympics for some reason.  That being said, the boring old table tennis design is well, just that boring.  The aptly named uberpong has a collection of other interesting table tennis table designs.  Most of them are concept, or just cool designs on the table, but these two I’m about to show you are my two favorites:

This table incorporates a water feature/hazard into the game.  I’m not sure why there are 4 stations for players, or the direction you’re supposed to play, but it’s interesting nonetheless.

pipe tennis

Artist Laurent Perbos has taken a pipe, suspended it and turned it into a ping-pong table.  I like this design best.  It’s harder to loose the ball off the sides, and really adds a cool dynamic to the game I think.  Now if only it were easier to transport, and make it could be viable.

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More Olympic Stumbles

That happen after The Olympics.  I need time to get all these fun things together for you, and I can’t do that if I’m watching the games all day now can I?

Also, as time has moved on, these are not so much stumbles anymore as things from other people, and most specifically reddit.  I know the title is like a double lie in that sense, but if you use logic, the two lies cancel each other out and become truth.  And you can’t argue with that logic now can you?