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The organizers of London 2012 mangled the logo. They fumbled the mascot. But they did get one other piece of Olympic design right: the pictograms. No cheesy attempt to be contemporary. No contrived translation of ancient visual styles. Just a clean, sharp set of universal-symbol athletes with just enough visual dash to keep it interesting. But are they accurate enough to bring to mind the sports they represent? You tell us... what sports are we looking at here?

Answers are here. Please post your guesses, speculations, or arguments below! But know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.

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lonelypond


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Let's see how I do: 1. Synchronized swimming 2. Bad(bad)minton 3 Triathalon 4 Table Tennis 5 Handball 6 Canoe 7 Beach Volleyball 8 Judo or Taekwando

Cerrida


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Cerrida

#8 is just filthy. Why would they make *that* into an Olympic sport? Oh, wait it's Judo.

tslothrop


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#4 looks like 'Stealing a divers purse'.

lipophilia


quality posts: 11 Private Messages lipophilia

OK - following Tslothrop's lead
1) Barbed wire balance beam
2) Fly swatting during space capsule landing
3) Stealing a bike
4) Luke being chased around the room by the training bot thingie (which I'm sure someone will scream at me about because I don't know the real name)
5) Frisbee posing
6) Moby sunflower
7) Superman with a full moon
8) (Cerrida already covered this one - I don't even want to know what they're doing)

lipophilia


quality posts: 11 Private Messages lipophilia

Seriously? You can't refer to a work of literature because it has the "D-word"?
What if I said Mobydick as one word?
OK - Whale hunting.
(I feel so pure now)

egmccann


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1. Synchronized Shark Impersonation.
2. Amateur Space-Capsule Catching.
3. Anti-Vehiclular Martial Arts.
4. High velocity egg frying.
5. Marathon Slacking.
6. Olympic Custard Stirring.
7. BOdysledding. (The round object being a warning of what happens if you run into a competitor.)
8. Let's call it "Fostering International Unity and Understanding."

jai151


quality posts: 8 Private Messages jai151

8) Extreme Crotch Kicking

I got all but beach volleyball (thought it was Water Polo)

paheal


quality posts: 0 Private Messages paheal

#5 - Its about time dodgeball got into the olympics!!!

Coogles


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Coogles

#1 Synchronized drowning
#2 Hitting tiny megaphones
#3 Chasing bicycles
#4 Running away from little balls
#5 Tripping
#6 Spearfishing
#7 Asphalt diving
#8 Competitive terrible act

pccbassbone


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1. Synchronized swimming
2. Badminton
3. Triathlon
4. Table tennis
5. Handball
6. Some sort of canoeing
7. Beach volleyball
8. Judo

lonelypond


quality posts: 414 Private Messages lonelypond
egmccann wrote:1. Synchronized Shark Impersonation.
2. Amateur Space-Capsule Catching.
3. Anti-Vehiclular Martial Arts.
4. High velocity egg frying.
5. Marathon Slacking.
6. Olympic Custard Stirring.
7. BOdysledding. (The round object being a warning of what happens if you run into a competitor.)
8. Let's call it "Fostering International Unity and Understanding."



I was obviously playing the wrong game. This is better.

Jason Toon


quality posts: 19 Private Messages Jason Toon

The joke answers are becoming my favorite part of the Trivial Eye. Excellent ones this week!