010: Winter Olympics: You Win Some; You Luge Some

Overview

In this episode, Paul and Wayne discuss some hot topics that arose from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, including Shani Davis’ protest of the opening ceremonies, Shaun White’s historic gold medal win, and Kim Yo-Jong’s upstaging of Vice President Mike Pence.

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ChitChat (01:18)

Paul attempts to get a leg up on his depression and anxiety while binging on YouTube, and Wayne is in awe of Chloe Kim and indoor fishing.

Relatively Recent News (07:55)

Paul’s Meme (12:35)

1968 Human Rights Protest at Olympics

I chose the iconic image from the 1968 Olympics.

Racism’s not only a thing in the United States.

Sometimes athletes use their platform to show they think about more than just sports.

The South Koreans say that Apolo Ono cheated.

Isn’t that what the Olympics should be all about? (RE: Drinking and becoming fast friends with foreigners)

I’m on the fence about this.

Meme about Shani Davis' protest of 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

I think that’s a bit of a strawman to throw in the race card.

Obviously, if it’s Black History Month in America, the entire world should know.

What he did kind of cheapened the cause he’s allegedly protesting for.

The issue I have is the statement the he should be kicked off the team.

 

He was pissed off that he lost a coin toss. Shani, get over it.

All some motherfuckers back here in the States had to say was…

Tweets about Shaun White's US Flag gaff after his historic gold medal run

If you listen to Shaun White’s interviews, he’s all about America.

Shaun White is a patriot. His haters are missing the point.

These fuckers are hypocrites.

 

Shaun White haters can go fucking fuck themselves.

 

Background:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Olympics_Black_Power_salute
https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/08/07/the-forgotten-story-behind-the-black-power-photo-from-1968-olympics.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5372069/Skater-Shani-Davis-boycotts-olympic-opening-race-row.html
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/Shaun-White-Apologizes-for-Dragging-American-Flag-474021993.html
http://digg.com/2018/winter-olympics-politics-korea
https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/sports/Shaun-White-Apologizes-for-Dragging-American-Flag-474021993.html

Wayne’s Meme (22:37)

Movie character Ron Burgundy saying,

I wondered if North Korea was going to attempt the Iron Lotus this year.

The tension between the two Korea’s is at best status quo.

Let me clarify some things for our American listeners:

1) Kim Jeong-eun is not a madman. 

It is crazy to see China be the rational one in the trio.

2) The relationship that the Koreas have is cyclical and it’s give and take.

C) North Korea’s pursuit of a more advanced and capable military is not so much to overtake the South as it is to deter the South’s allies…mainly the US.

It goes back to the idea of not wanting outside influences.

D) North Korea still sees the Korean people as “one people”.

It’s only been 60-ish years since the bifurcation of the peninsula.

It’s going to be a lot more challenging that reunifying Germany was.

Meme from Turning Point complaining about winter olympics headlines.

South Korea economically can’t take in North Korea, at least not the way it’s set up now.

Korea’s not a melting pot, but it is strongly globally influenced.

It would have to be a very slow melding like when you mix paints but don’t stir them.

Trump didn’t come, and Kim Jung Un didn’t come for obvious fucking reasons.

 

 

Those motherfuckers are like fucking ostriches with their heads in the goddam dirt!  Turning Point USA can go fuck themselves!

North Korea media image (faked?) showing North Korea taking gold in all events, China taking silver, and Russia taking bronze at olympics

That’s not his wife. He has a wife. He has a first lady.

The rest of the world doesn’t really like people who are like Pence.

One of the founders of Turning Point USA, like it’s something to fucking  be proud of….

Kim Yo Jong is not a dictator! She is the sister of Kim Jung Un.

Of course Kim Yo Jong got positive press!  She displayed a level of dignity expected of a nation’s rep to the Olympics.

Image depicting Kim Jung Un welcoming home medal-winning athletes, and handing pickaxes to those who didn't win

What she didn’t do was only clap for her nation’s teams. You know who did?

She didn’t have to do anything to outshine him.

I’d have to say NK Leaders 1, US Leader 0.25…

North Korea’s Propaganda Machine

What this means for the future of 3-Party relations

 

Background:https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-meeting/north-korea-does-not-intend-to-meet-u-s-officials-during-olympics-kcna-idUSKBN1FR3CS
https://kcnawatch.co/newstream/1518710511-95426980/s-korea-conservatives-hit-for-attempting-to-spoil-climate-of-national-concord/
https://kcnawatch.co/newstream/1518710518-669798835/u-s-condemned-for-obstructing-improvement-of-inter-korean-relations/
https://kcnawatch.co/newstream/1518609631-955964821/humiliating-act/

Winter Olympics Special: You Win Some; You Luge Some (35:01)

Wayne gives Paul a synopsis of past Olympics events, and Paul has to guess the outcome. Paul doesn’t do so well, and we all question his sanity and capability to exist in society in a positive way. Also, poor Queen Bee 🙁

NOTE: Lovecraft transcribed the pronunciation of Cthulhu as Khlûl′-hloo and said that “the first syllable is pronounced gutturally and very thickly. The u is about like that in full; and the first syllable is not unlike klul in sound, hence the h represents the guttural thickness.”

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