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Mris translates Olympics commentary for you. [Feb. 15th, 2010|11:15 pm]
Marissa Lingen

They have some wonderful qualities. None of which, however, pertain to this sport.
She's such a fighter. She cannot actually do this stuff.
He's a real competitor. Who never wins.
This time he really cared. As opposed to last time, when he trained for the Olympics because he didn't give a shit. But we demanded blood.
They fought for this one. And lost.
I think the eyes of redemption say it all. ...wait, what? This is beyond even my powers of translation. The eyes of...what? What?
It was heartfelt. They fell on their butts.
Wow. I am so tired of people falling on their butts.

[User Picture]From: apis_mellifera
2010-02-16 05:24 am (UTC)
I am delighted at your tag for this entry.
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[User Picture]From: reveritas
2010-02-16 05:37 am (UTC)
*laughing hard*
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[User Picture]From: retrobabble
2010-02-16 05:37 am (UTC)
You're an awesome translator, thank you.
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From: mouseferatu
2010-02-16 07:50 am (UTC)
Wow. "The eyes of redemption" sounds like something that would have been spoken by the lips of pretension after French kissing the tongue of inanity, and merely thinking about it is causing me to break out in the rash of antipathy.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-02-16 12:58 pm (UTC)
Slather it with the antibiotic cream of webcomics!
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[User Picture]From: dherblay
2010-02-16 02:25 pm (UTC)
At least the lips of pretension speak! The eyes of redemption merely cast glances!
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[User Picture]From: desperance
2010-02-16 06:45 pm (UTC)
Speaking glances, though...
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2010-02-16 11:16 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: redbird
2010-02-16 12:50 pm (UTC)
My interpretation of "I think the eyes of redemption say it all" is "someone gave this man the wrong drugs, or nice drugs at the wrong time"; cattitude suggests that "The eyes of redemption say it all" sounds like a Grateful Dead album, but the "only sounds like English" reminds me of Yes.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-02-16 12:59 pm (UTC)
Probably says something about my upbringing, but "only sounds like English" makes me think Roxette.
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[User Picture]From: malachitefer
2010-02-16 03:49 pm (UTC)
Oh thank goodness, there's someone else out there. "Shut up, Bob Costas," is one of the milder things I've been yelling at him. Although I have to say, I enjoyed the "eyes of redemption." That was good for at least 30 seconds of giggling while wondering whether you could turn Eyes of Redemption into a super power.
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From: diatryma
2010-02-16 10:08 pm (UTC)
It's a paladin thing. +2 Eyes of Redemption, useful for eliminating threats without having to dispose of a body.
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From: athenais
2010-02-17 02:37 am (UTC)
Or a massively bad 80's music video from a big hair band.
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[User Picture]From: gaaldine
2010-02-16 04:39 pm (UTC)
We groan at Costas, too -- and use the mute button a lot.
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From: athenais
2010-02-16 05:14 pm (UTC)
I must say "the eyes of redemption" looked like "the eyes of someone about to hurl himself down an icy slope at high speed on a flexible board while three other gnarly guys try to share his personal space." I greatly dislike having my feelings dictated to me.

Shut up, Bob Costas. And Chris Collinsworth, you too.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-02-16 08:06 pm (UTC)
Yah, I said to Cris Collinsworth, "Now that I know who you are, I dislike you."
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