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Mike:
Best. Photo. Evah.

 

Bill:
Hell, yeah it is. I mean even the Messiah is down with it.

 

Mike:
Pinto already observed this, but what takes that pic to a highah plane is that Manny is the "O" in L-O-S-T.

 

Bill:
Heh, speaking of Pinto, you think he's getting wood for the Summah Olympics or what?

 

Bill:
I mean aftah he made curling his special friend in 2006, you gotta figure he's eagerly anticipating live blogging some opaque and inglorious summah sport as well.

 

Mike:
I'm thinking he's ripe for taking 50 metah walking undah his live blogging wing …

BM: They're starting to walk.

BM: [Update] They're all bunched up but still walking.

BM: [Update] They are still walking, man, these cats look so, I don't know, Olympian with their walking.

BM: [Update] Walking continues apace.

BM: [Update] They're all bunched up but still walking.

BM: [Update] OMG it looks like the Latvian is about to break from the pack.

BM: [Update] The Latvian has broken away!!! He's walking away with this thing!!!!

 

Bill:
We kid because we love.

 

Comments

Word on the street is, Manny called LC. Evidently, Manny wants to know how to be both surly and lovable.

/but what takes that pic to a highah plane is that Manny is the "O" in L-O-S-T./

It's "Other"-worldly...

That pic does really make me smile.

I want 100-meter dash live blogged. I will also accept live blogging of the 50 kilometer walk.

//I will also accept live blogging of the 50 kilometer walk. //

Damn, wish I would have thought of that one. Beautiful...

BM: They're starting to walk.

BM: [Update] They're all bunched up but still walking.

BM: [Update] They are still walking, man, these cats look so, I don't know, Olympian with their walking.

BM: [Update] Walking continues apace.

BM: [Update] They're all bunched up but still walking.

BM: [Update] OMG it looks like the Latvian is about to break from the pack.

BM: [Update] The Latvian has broken away!!! He's walking away with this thing!!!!

Up until now, I thought Manny only pissed behind the scoreboard. Any chance that he is doing that while on the phone? If so, hands-free would be quite the accomplishment.

Fuck it. I like the walking idea so much that I'm going to update the post. Hat tip to Ryan for the great idea.

Original (and less good) idea using shooting as live blogging event posted here below:

BM: Shan Zhang cooly steps into place.
BM: [Update] Zhu Qinan stares at the target.
BM: [Update] Zhu is poised. Taking aim.
BM: [Update] Zhu shoots!!!!
BM: [Update] Zhu's done it! He's taken the gold. Holy cow, that was exciting. Note to self: No more drinking Red Bulls before this event. My heart can't take it.

As LC could tell you, tug-of-war was an Olympic sport until 1920. Britain and the US dominated.

(Pinto):

Oh, and now the rope has gone taunt, as Pimpernel-Smythe pulls with all his mighty Liverpuddian strength.

Wait! Wait! Anderson responds by pulling on HIS end of the rope even harder...you can almost see the rope's distress as it must make a mighty dicission soon.

Chinese shooting? They have nothing on our boys. Heh.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/08/AR2008070803182.html

I can confirm.

Transcript follows:

MR24: Hola, dude.

LC: My Man, Manny

MR24: Sup.

LC: Se trata de colgantes, Bro

MR24: Nice

LC: u got it ManRam,¿Cómo puedo servirle a usted

MR24: Dude, you are a fictional person who has found inner peace whilst being monumentally pissed off at all the honks, losers, geffners, and boneheads of the world. How can I get a piece of that action?

LC: I'll hook you up, this is just between you and me, k?

MR24: Estoy con él

LC: alright, listen up, my badass brotha.

MR24: k.

LC: You know that wooden thing that you carry around with you that you nicknamed Lucky Louie?

MR24: Ya Juliana loves that thing.

LC: Not THAT!

MR24: Jus' playin' wif you dude.

LC: I get jokes.

MR24: Sure you do.

LC: Back to Lucky Louie

MR24: I loved that show, too bad it was canceled.

LC: Dude, pay attention.

MR24: I'm with you, homes.

LC: Your bat.

MR24: My bat.

LC: arrange for it to hit the ball where the other gentlemen on the field can't catch it. Every time. That's the secret to eternal salvation. Think of the ball as your personal enemy. Put Dale Arnold's face on it if you want.

MR24: I can't draw good.

LC: Metaphorically speaking.

MR24: I get metaphors.

LC: Sure you do.

MR24: So, that's the secret? Thanks, brotha man.

LC: See you in the Series.

Well, cool :)

Given my kids interests, I can live blog fencing and equestrian.

The dressage finals...

The horse is walking from cone A to B
The horse has picked up the trot from B to c.
Holy cow, look at the canter from D to E. You'd think that horse was born knowing how to canter.

Okay, Lou. Now that was damned near the funniest thing I've read in a long time! HB is there ANY way you can create cartoon Manny and lc and put that up as a second serving today?

Fucking priceless...

I am laughing again and again about "He's walking away with this thing!!!!"

Manny es el rey de nuestra casa, la estrella que nos dirige, la luna que nos hace locos.

pretty sweet LC - you'd think you've been in California for the past 8 years working that spanglish.

for some reason I now picture Pinto as Jason Bateman/Will Arnet combo doing the live-blogging

LC's funny but surlable.

About ready to split as I'm on vacation next week.

Or as I call it, "beer."

Hopefully we'll have something fun to yak about a week from Monday.

@ss "pretty sweet LC - you'd think you've been in California for the past 8 years working that spanglish."

It sort of runs in the family.

lc

lc - that's hilarious

hb & ryan - that was hilarious too (reminded me of Clive James Wimbeldon 'rain' commentary from many years back. Trying to find a link but no luck to this point).

bob - have a nice break. Don't forget to pack the Vitamin B supplement.

"'It has been years now since Harry began calling Wimbledon Wmbldn. Later on he contracted Wmbldn to Wmln. This year it is back to being Wmldn, possible because Harry's lockjaw has been loosened by the amount of rain demanding commentary. 'Covers still on the outside courts. Thousand of people waiting, hoping against hope ... Not a pretty sight is it? The cameras zoomed in elegiacally on the canvass covers as the raindrops bounced. 'Still we're pretty cosy here in the BBC commentary box under the Centre Court, and what's more I've got Ann Jones with me.' Obviously it wa s Beatrix Potter scene down there in the burrow.
...
'There's a drain down both sides of the our where the water can escape' harry explained. Brighter weather is apparently on the way. But it's going to be some time...' More rain next week."

[And the next week]
'The rain went on. Eventually it got to Harry Carpenter himself. Harry's Rain Commentary continued triumphantly into the second week, but the mark of a true champion is not to be made nervous by success. Like Borg or Nicklaus in the separate fields, a great rain commentator must be single minded. Above all he must not be rattled by criticism.

As the cameras once again surveyed the system of lakes forming on the court covers, Harry showed signs of cracking. 'These shots will please one or two of our critics in the national press' he gritted. 'Seem to prefer the rain shots to the tennis, some of them. It's not raining. It's drizzling. The forecast earlier wasn't too optimistic ... it gave the impression that once the rain started it might hang around for some time...' He still had style, but his confidence was gone."

Clive James on Television (collection of his articles from the Observer newspaper).

Back where we belong!

Nice to be back in first at the 1/2way point...

Anyway, after extensive research, I have finally transcribed the conversation Manny had on the phone when that photo was taken:

"Yo, Jeter? Yeh, Manny... Que pasa, amigo? ... Anyway, just callin' ya to see what you're doing after the All-Star Game Tuesday... No plans? Yeh, I figured we could take a taxi to CBGB's and see The Ramones and Television after the game and... what?!? CB's ain't around anymore? Neither are the Ramones? Or Television? Day-um... OK, let's just find some groupies and get 'em drunk... yeh, like we always do. Hey, wait, I'll bring Pedroia and they can de-virginalize him... HA HA HA, yeh, too funny... aw, crap, someone from the Twins hit a grounder my way... gotta go!

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