Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TEETH!!!


Admit it.  After Chris's post yesterday, your thoughts on the state of Chinese swimming at least briefly turned to one of these two movies.


So, uh... yesterday Chris posted his concerns about Chinese swimmers setting themselves up to soon overtake the American men for world dominance and I was expecting it to launch a firestorm of comments about doping and population base and development systems and structures and maybe even a little Craig Lord bashing and all those other good juicy things that swim nerds can't shut up about that make swim blogs so awesome...

you know--  the whole reason we love the internet:  Anonymous arguing where everyone can pretend they are experts and throw insane comments out there with no fear of retaliation other than trolls out-smart-assing them, which is really more fun than it is painful.  Blog commenting can be a sport all on it's own, ya know?


I guess I shouldn't have been surprised then, that instead it turned into a discussion about dental hygiene.  Really?  Jason Lezak couldn't find a company to sponsor him after the greatest relay performance in the history of mankind and you are all worried about an up-and-coming Chinese kid's dental plan only living up to British standards?

because dental hygiene is not necessarily a precursor to grooviness

I am almost surprised I didn't see some right-wing bloggers show up and use our comments section to declare that picture of Sun Yang as proof of the failures of the Chinese socialist system.  (Not that I have dental coverage in our wonderful capitalist system or anything...)


Plus, guys... the teeth add a certain something to his intimidation factor.  I can't wait for this guy's athlete bio on NBC this summer.  I am hoping he tries to bite Matt Lauer.

Thank you internet friends for hijacking the usual swim discussion and launching it into an orbit of absurdity.  This is why I will always keep coming back to you.




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12 comments:

  1. Uh, you're welcome?

    Not sure if I should be proud that my random comment spawned that short thread and your post, SV..

    More than anything, I was try to go toe to toe with CD on absurdity. Apparently I struck a nerve in the process.

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    1. haha... didn't really strike a nerve. I just love when comments go off on weird tangents, and that post had nothing but a weird tangent. So I decided it would be a shame if it stopped there.

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    2. Uh, yeah it did strike a nerve with one. Apparently the anon person who got upset hasn't frequented other swimming sites. Took my "Anonymous Coward" crack quite seriously.

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  2. he still needs orthodontic help-- it is kind of sad....

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  3. I agree with the previous comments. I think this guy really needs an orthodontist to fix his teeth. I hope that he's able to notice his teeth so he will be able to find ways to correct them.

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    1. What the hell is the matter with you? You don't think he "notices" his teeth? He is probably informed everyday by assholes who can't keep their mouths shut and have nothing better to do than ridicule others.

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  4. Bahahaha @ biting Matt Lauer. Maybe they decided to keep his teeth like that on purpose?? I'd pee my suit looking over and seeing that next to me behind the blocks...

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    1. This is someones son you're making fun of. I assume that's your daughter in your profile picture - how would you feel if people started ripping her apart because of her differences?

      "Seeing THAT next to me" - that's a F***** up statement!!!!

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  5. He should get a sponsorship for invisiline invisible retainer system! He could pull some serious $$. There is some serious money in public appearances and it could be to his advantage financially to get that fixed. He could turn into a spokesperson for those who are also oral-alignmently challenged? However, he does swim for China, not sure if any of that is possible.. Maybe he should just keep rocking it like Anthony Davis and his unibrow? Could be his signature.

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  7. Crooked teeth can sometimes be an asset. The Chinese arent the only country making me nervous.

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