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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2006 10:21      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Apparently having a swimsuit issue wasn't shallow enough...

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2006 10:37      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Is it me or are half the atheletes on the list surfers.

Secondly, surfing is a skill, not a sport.

The same goes for;
skiing,
snowboarding,
golf,
and figure skating.

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2006 11:03      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm not sure the skier or snowboard racers out there would agree with you.

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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2006 11:13            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
How do you define the difference between a skill and a sport, then? I was not aware that they were mutually exclusive, and isn't sport just a competition based on skill in physical activities?
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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2006 11:23      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
sport /spɔrt, spoʊrt/
–noun
1. an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.

Surfing, skiing, snowboarding, and figure skating are all quite physically demanding and can be competitive. Golf isn't as physically demanding, but it is still competitive.

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2006 11:26      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
I'm not sure the skier or snowboard racers out there would agree with you.

ok racing is sportive.

freestyle is not.

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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2006 11:28      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
To me, an activity must be directly competitive and must raise your heart rate through sustained aerobic activity to be considered a sport. Golf is directly competitive, but only raises your heart rate via stress, if at all. Competitive snowboarding or skiing meets both my criteria. Ping Pong/Table Tennis is a gray area.

I'm inclined to call surfing a skill, but it does meet both my "sport" criteria.

Maybe I should add a stipulation that a "sport" must have a non-subjective scoring system? That would eliminate figure skating, gymnastics and surfing, among others.

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zesovietrussian
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So ladies, what's your definition of "hot?" We poor misguided geeks could certainly use a few pointers, just so we know what to aim for.
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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2006 12:05      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
Maybe I should add a stipulation that a "sport" must have a non-subjective scoring system? That would eliminate figure skating, gymnastics and surfing, among others.

And soccer.

(still bitter about a certain deranged referee in the World Cup)

btw - Alisa Camplin is a TTB, she was in the same Computer Science classes as a workmate of mine.

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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2006 12:41      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by zesovietrussian:
So ladies, what's your definition of "hot?" We poor misguided geeks could certainly use a few pointers, just so we know what to aim for.

Well, for the "juges", it seems hot = cute-face + famous. I went through the male photos, and, although most of them are cute, and the others have the "bad-guy" look, only a few made my "hotness-scale" needle move. The others went: 'Yeah, he's cute. So?'

To me, hotness is interior attitude first, seething to the outside through the smile and glance. Positive attitude, elegant manners, and a touch of handsomness (!= cute), now _that's_ hot! [Big Grin]

(And what's with all those shaved heads? Balding isn't necessarily a bad thing; it can even be worn very handsomly. Just remember: excess of a good thing can be as bad as a lack of it.)

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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2006 13:46      Profile for business attire     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm a sucker for a good jawline, small ears, blue or green eyes, good eyebrows, and a killer smile.

if you have two or three out of the bunch, I'm a smitten lady.

...oh yeah, and men in uniform.

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Demosthenes
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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2006 14:06      Profile for Demosthenes     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by zesovietrussian:
So ladies, what's your definition of "hot?"

Mysteriously ubiquitous shark suits. [hearts]
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[ohwell]

[Confused]

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Icon 1 posted January 04, 2007 23:33      Profile for Oz, the Wizard of   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
I'm a sucker for a good jawline, small ears, blue or green eyes, good eyebrows, and a killer smile.

if you have two or three out of the bunch, I'm a smitten lady.

...oh yeah, and men in uniform.

*throws on his Starfleet Captain's dress uniform*

>_>

(I wish I had one of those.)

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