Re: Terror

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Was someone arguing otherwise?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 5:32 PM
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i want my bandwidth back for clicking on "read more"


Posted by: Willy Voet | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 5:36 PM
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i want my bandwidth back for clicking on "read more"

It seems to pre-load, actually. Suckah.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 5:40 PM
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Yeah, they looked sexy all right. I don't know, I think butterfly takes the cake. It just looks better.


Posted by: BPL | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 5:43 PM
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I think butterfly takes the cake. It just looks better.

I think this undeniable. Perhaps my memory is playing tricks on me, but I'm pretty sure the man from Atlantis (in the show of the same name) swam breaststroke.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 5:58 PM
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5: Sorry: "swam butterfly."


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 5:59 PM
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Look, I was going to make a joke using this, but I feel totally bad about it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:00 PM
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Only Sifu comments in the spirit of the post.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:01 PM
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nifty.


Posted by: Jam | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:05 PM
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7: That's beautiful man, what are you talking about?! Ok, Ok. Butterfly takes the cake if the swimmer can swim it well. God, that's a great picture though.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:12 PM
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The woman in the second to last picture looks really angry. She had something in her hands and now it's gone. Where the fuck did it go?


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:31 PM
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Heat stroke is the sexiest stroke.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:46 PM
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I think butterfly takes the cake. It just looks better.

This, from a woman who would wear these shoes, is not terribly convincing.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:49 PM
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Bass-playing Librarian, you have to understand that above everything else, Bitch is about shoes.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:53 PM
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I like those shoes.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:54 PM
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15: Is there anything pretty women do that you don't like, Ben?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:55 PM
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Not date me—I don't like that.

Besides, I have no evidence that bpl is pretty.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:56 PM
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Is there anything pretty women do that you don't like, Ben?

I don't know why this is phrased as an accusation. Anyway, Cala is going to beat you up, B.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:58 PM
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We all know that Ogged's shallow. Don't pretend otherwise.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:59 PM
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I hate to play both sides, but 19 is correct.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 7:00 PM
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Cala is going to beat you up, B.

I just got back from lifting weights at the gym, so I kinda doubt it.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 7:00 PM
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The woman in the second to last picture looks really angry. She had something in her hands and now it's gone. Where the fuck did it go?

I NO HAZ BUKKIT.

These photos are just waiting to be LOLized. All it would take is one nerdy swimmer with free time. Ogged? BPL?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 7:00 PM
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20: After 18, you hardly needed to make that explicit. And don't lie about playing both sides, you liar.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 7:01 PM
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Now I'm off to maintain my girlish figure. L8r, f@eez (except for dsquared).


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 7:01 PM
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I just got back from lifting weights at the gym, so I kinda doubt it.

I would *love* to hear your routine. I look forward to reading the answer when I return.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 7:02 PM
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I have no doubt as to what ogged's preferences might be; the question is, are they satisfied?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 7:04 PM
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My routine is to do all the various lifts/pulls/stretches I can think of with the maximum weight I can support for two sets of ten reps.

Did you forget my disdain for people who get overly scientific and anal retentive about exercise and exercise gear?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 7:04 PM
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Now I'm off to maintain my girlish figure.

Ogged, these days the blog is all about your girlish figure and its maintenance. How about some substance, eh? For example, where is the summer hair care thread? My hair is going all frizzy in the heat (or is it the humidity?), and I'd like you to recommend some product.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 7:06 PM
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Mary Catherine!!! Try Oscar Blandi "Balsami di Jasmine" stuff. Which you can get from Sephora. Bonus: it smells *divine*.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 7:11 PM
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My hair is going all frizzy in the heat (or is it the humidity?), and I'd like you to recommend some product.

http://www.africanwonders.com/


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 7:14 PM
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Way, way back in the day, Mark Sch/uber/t, United States Swimming Olympic Head Coach, swam breaststroke. He was OK, but not nearly the caliber of the swimmers he has since coached.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:01 PM
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There are many ways to look at breaststroke.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:07 PM
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Let's face it, breaststroke is the sexiest stroke.

Indeed.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:12 PM
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Indeed.

That's a breaststroker. It's like remedial English class around here. If you want to see Amanda Beard swimming breaststroke, check out that second to last pic again.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:19 PM
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I so didn't want to click that link, but having done so, holy crap: look at that woman's torso and arms, consider that she's certainly been airbrushed, realize that she's skeletal, and then tell me that you find that sexy.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:19 PM
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I so didn't want to click that link, but having done so, holy crap: look at that woman's torso and arms, consider that she's certainly been airbrushed, realize that she's skeletal, and then tell me that you find that sexy.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:20 PM
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Wait, she's actually an athlete? With those arms, and ribs, and hipbones?

Color me shocked.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:21 PM
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Wait, she's actually an athlete?

One of the best in the world, actually.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:23 PM
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35-37: My thoughts exactly. Those pics are not sexy. She looks emaciated. WTF?


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:23 PM
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With those arms, and ribs, and hipbones?

Almost certainly been photoshopped, remember?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:24 PM
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Here's a realer picture.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:28 PM
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Almost certainly been photoshopped

Most certainly. They even heavily photoshopped her face.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:32 PM
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Breaststroke is almost entirely about technique. Ogged chooses to call this "sexy"; the rest of us call it "affected", "cute", or possibly "precious".


Posted by: water moccasin | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:36 PM
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and then tell me that you find that sexy.

r u sayin u wuldn't hit that?


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:42 PM
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40: Yes; I just wouldn't expect them to deliberately photoshop her to look anorexic, though I'm aware that "they" often photoshop actual anorexics to at least smooth out the skeletal bumps (which is how that photo looked to me).


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:43 PM
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But I dig anorexic chicks! Sexists.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:44 PM
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41: I'm still surprised that she's as thin as she is, though it's clear that she's very muscular. I thought swimmers tended to be muscular and to have some body fat.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:46 PM
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46: No you don't.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:46 PM
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Oh yeah, swimmers are all about body fat.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:48 PM
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They got confused about what her muscles were, assumed they must be bone, and Photoshopped her accordingly.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:48 PM
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41: even in that she has no biceps. I'm surprised she can succeed at such a high level of swimming. but what do I know?

Do you need biceps for swimming?


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:49 PM
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Maybe not for swimming, but just try to put your suit on without them.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:50 PM
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She's a breaststroker, she has powerful legs.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:50 PM
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49: That particular swimmer is a man, and men tend to have less body fat that women regardless of the sport. But yeah, okay.

Is she a sprinter? Is this a difference between short- and long-distance swimming, or is it only the *really* long-distatnce swimmers who do shit like cross the Bering Strait that have body fat?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:51 PM
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And she doesn't have no biceps.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:52 PM
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53 shows that actually she does have pretty well-developed biceps and triceps as well. But I'm going to remain surprised at the skinny torso, since I've always thought that one reason swimmers are hotter than other athletes is that they *don't* look weirdly inhuman or disproportional.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:53 PM
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The Bering Strait is nothing. Really long distance swimmers swim to space.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:54 PM
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Okay, 55 makes her look (to me) "not crazy skinny" again. I guess I'm just not used to seeing women with visible six packs.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:55 PM
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her body looks fine, just her name 'beard' sounds a bit strange for the beautiful young woman
but that's beyond her control or maybe not
she can change it with marriage


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:57 PM
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I think Read is learning to bait me.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:58 PM
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When did "retouched" become "photoshopped"? Fight corporate software hegemony!


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 8:58 PM
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When did "retouched" become "photoshopped"?

I think outside of Stalinist photo-ops the percursor is "airbrushed" and it became "photoshopped" when they stopped using actual airbrushes.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:00 PM
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We could say "gimped," but people would complain.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:01 PM
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"Airbrushed" is probably right for celebrity photos; I remember the term "retouching" from school photos.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:02 PM
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I guess I'm just not used to seeing women with visible six packs.

Check out Natalie Coughlin in the two-piece here.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:02 PM
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65: That's some crazy shit. I have to work a little bit on my internalized sexism, b/c I confess I have a little bit of the "ew, ick" reaction. Bad me.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:04 PM
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My sexism says that's totally hot. And my sexism just jizzed all over your sexism.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:07 PM
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Yeah, but once my sexism accepts the hotness of visible six packs on women, it will once again be vastly superior to your sexism, which refuses to even admit that it's sexist to believe that women without visible sex packs can be attractive.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:10 PM
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(Let alone actually doing so.)


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:11 PM
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Two members of Z Z Top have long beards. The One without a beard is named "Beard".

Three members of Duran Duran were named "Taylor", but they were unrelated.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:12 PM
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Your strawman sexist also just jizzed all over your sexism.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:13 PM
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I just realized that there's a typo in my cookied email address for Unfogged comment threads.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:13 PM
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Those strawmen, they're not happy unless they're jizzing all over *someone*.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:13 PM
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That's kinda racist, B.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:15 PM
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Sorry for starting that in 33. That is among the tamer shots of her in her modeling role, although it does seem to be particularly "anorexic" (look at how outsized the hands look, although some of that is due to shadows on the arms).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:15 PM
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74: You know what? I am okay with being racist against strawmen.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:16 PM
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I have a little bit of the "ew, ick" reaction

Better work on that. It's not just the swimmers, either. E.g., track athletes and marathoners, too. While I'm at it, let me link to this awesome photo (no sixpack, though) of my sister in law kicking ass in the Chicago Marathon a while ago.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:18 PM
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77 --
I like #89's gloves. It gives that guy some cosmopolitan class, like the guys in Funny Games, or the Invisible Man.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:20 PM
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77: Well, one expects marathoners to have zero body fat.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:20 PM
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And pole vaulters. There just aren't a lot of sports where fat is an advantage.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:22 PM
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80: Which again, I had believed was the reason that swimmers tend to look better than most other athletes. MY BAD.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:23 PM
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Strange, how all of these world-class athletes turn out to have really athletic bodies.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:23 PM
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I, too, thought swimmers would have more body fat than marathoners, though their physiques are still not as sexy and realistic as the fat-laden World's Strongest Man contestants.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:28 PM
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Who is the World's Strongest Man, anyway? And is it okay if I don't find him attractive?


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:30 PM
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No.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:32 PM
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Currently, Mariusz Pudzianowski, and yes, you have to find him attractive.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:38 PM
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What I like about the WSM competition, apart from the awesomely stupid events, is the way that their little heads look like overloaded pressure-cooker gaskets that are just about to pop right off with a whhhhheeeeeeeeeee sound.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:42 PM
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They all look as though they had written the answers on their hands, and then they were so pissed when the test turned out to be actual swimming.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:45 PM
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is the way that their little heads look like overloaded pressure-cooker gaskets that are just about to pop right off with a whhhhheeeeeeeeeee sound.

Which I for one find oddly attractive.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:46 PM
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It's not the sixpack on coughlin that looks really odd; it's the muscles near the hips.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 10:02 PM
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The obliques.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 10:05 PM
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65. hot!

"I like my wine, I like my butter," says the long-armed, milkmaid-pretty Natalie Coughlin...More precisely, as she sips lemonade over lunch in a San Francisco suburb, she's talking about the city's farmers' market. "Hog Island Oyster Company?" she says, grinning wide with her big, perfect teeth. "I'm completely obsessed with that. Alice Waters, too -- I mean totally obsessed."

hot!


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 10:06 PM
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That picture of Michael Phelps up there (that was him, right?) looks like about half the male population of Denmark. Going to the beach here is like some kind of Corridor of Shame. Even the dads have six-packs, goddamn it.

And hey, didn't Biggie rhyme 'Breast stroke's the best stroke' with 'tongue all down her throat'?


Posted by: Rottin' in Denmark | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 5:58 AM
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93.1 should really be in the tourism brochures.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 6:15 AM
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And is it okay if I don't find him attractive?

I think this has been in a thread recently, but given how much more common it is for women in this culture, imx, to find slender/small muscles more attractive than even athletic muscular, let alone bodybuilder or weightlifter, I'm always surprised when women seem to be under the counter-impression, i.e. muscular=normative attractive.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 6:44 AM
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Women are so faggoty nowadays.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 9:08 AM
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95: not to mock JM again for pointing to Rudolf Nureyev as an example of somebody muscular, but I'm totally going to mock JM again for pointing to Rudolf Nureyev as an example of somebody muscular.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 9:13 AM
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All the other swimmers look down on breaststrokers.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 2:51 PM
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Apparently, Mark Spitz occasionally gives swimming lessons, but the fee is "relatively high". And he won't come to Africa.


Posted by: dave zacuto | Link to this comment | 05-29-08 1:39 AM
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