There's a related article here on studying trolling behaviour. Conclusion: some people are just dicks, so internet rule #1 doesn't work.
Not quite directly relevant for pile-ons and group behaviour, but interesting/relevant nonetheless.
Anyway, I'll be forming an angry mob once I've found out where these bastard Dark Tetrads live, so we can march over there and sort them out. Bring your own pitchfork or other agricultural implement.
Ah, ok. Yes, fair point.
Curling maybe. Bobsled is a bit too hairy.
Although curling is the type of sport that would appear in the sort of dream I have when I eat too much cheese before bed: 'it was really weird darling. These people were torturing a roomba by throwing it down an ice rink and then making sure it couldn't do it's job by sweeping everything out of it's path'.
whether snowboarding, slope style and other “judged” sports should be in the Olympics
Haven't listened to the recording, but my own view is that any event, summer or winter or anything else, where the judges aren't just there to enforce the rules, is not a sport.
One or two controversies in this games illustrate the point, the most notable being the women's figure skating. There's also been a couple of controversial rule enfocement incidents where the judges have disqualified competitors without explaining why (they don't have to, but it does end up being confusing and causing a lot of heartache and speculation).
'Useful' in what sense?
You would have enjoyed the feeling at The Gathering..
Are we still talking about Russell’s pants?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.
There will be Bush to Lorde’s Nirvana.
Who will be the Pearl Jam?
Who's going to be Hole?
Unfortunately, BBC Worldwide has taken down from YouTube the copies of last week’s Panorama programme, Putin’s Games
It is still available on the BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03t8dm9/Panorama_Putins_Games/
Possibly not readily accessible if you're outside the UK, unless you're tech-savvy enough to sidestep those sorts of boundaries. Not that I suggest you should, of course.
'Hard rock'? 'Gothic themes'? Nurse, get me 10cc of anti-fuddy-duddy serum up in here, stat! This patient is showing dangerouly low levels of 'with it', and 'hipness'.
Anyway. Would it be awfully cynical of me to point out that Skinny Puppy have an album out at the mo' that needs promoting? I'm sure that has absolutely nothing to do with this particular press release.
So: hate the game but not the playas. Is that the tl;dr take-home?
Can I still be hatin' on Lhaws, George et al? I need my simple pleasures.