The Winter Olympics At A Glance #1LinerWeds

When you think about it, he’s right.


One-Liner Wednesday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. Now a word from Showbiz Pizza Place. Come for the pizza, stay for the fun!

Advertisements

Author: John Holton

I'm a writer and blogger who writes and blogs about things that interest me.

26 thoughts on “The Winter Olympics At A Glance #1LinerWeds”

  1. That quote if funny and made me think of all those athletes with snowboards doing very dangerous stunts for a medal. That pizza commercial is too funny and sad. I wonder what some of these actors felt like especially the 3 who had to wear that outfit with the hats

    Like

    1. The waitstaff all wore that. I never ate there myself but I know others who have (and survived) and they told me. Kind of reminds me of the uniform Judge Reinhold had to wear in “Fast Times At Ridgemont High,” when he had to make a delivery for that restaurant…

      Like

    1. They take it really seriously in Canada because of its Scottish roots, and I remember it was big in the Chiago area because there’s a lot of ice during the winter, but it seems like shuffleboard on ice. One has to wonder why they don’t put petancque (a/k/a bocce) or croquet in the summer games.

      Like

  2. I’ve never been able to stay upright on the ice. Bobsledding or luge looks kind of fun, but I don’t like being cold.

    I remember Showbiz Pizza. It was a novelty, but not a place I’d go for pizza. We have a Chucky Cheese Pizza near our house–similar concept and they’ve been around many years. I used to go there a lot for birthday parties that my daughters got invited to or their soccer team parties. Bad pizza, but the kids like the place.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    Like

    1. All of those restaurants/video game arcades are slowly dying out. The food wasn’t that good, and you can find most of the games on Google Play or the Apple App Store now. Chuck E. Cheese has retired all of its Animatronics now; I guess they’re trying to change their image to stay alive.

      Like

  3. So true, John, and I’m totally amazed by the athletes on skiis and snowboards that jump high into the air, flip around a few times and land on the snow. It’s such a dangerous passion to have.

    Like

  4. I can honestly say I didn’t watch any of the Olympics except for a few bits of curling while we were at a restaurant eating since that is the way I was facing. I just wasn’t interested for some reason.

    Like

  5. Love that quote about the winter olympics. As a Brit, these olympics kind of pass me by; they are never our finest hour. This year’s sum total of medals was one gold and four bronzes. Hey, at least we finished above Liechtenstein (population 38,000)!

    Like

    1. I’m really not that into them, either. I always find it amusing when one of the announcers says “We’re fourth in medals!” when in fact all he did was sit in the booth and watch.

      Like

    1. I think Tara Lipinski’s career ended when she slipped on the ice (not in the rink, but outside somewhere) and fell on her hip. One of the funniest commercials I’ve seen featured all these retired athletes sitting around at a “retirement home”; all were younger than I, and I think Tara was in her early twenties.

      Like

  6. Great quote and the pizza commercials are funny. I watched some of the Olympics and I think the athletes are amazing. Curling is interesting if you get into how it works and you’re rooting for a particular team, however, I become bored if I have to watch it for a long period of time.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s