Gold Medals found to be mostly lead

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  1. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly I think it shouldn't really matter- it should be more about what they represent than whether or not the medals are actually made of gold. But this one quote amused me.

    Michael Phelps, on the medals being made of gold: "I am very, very concerned about my extensive contact with gold medals," Mr. Phelps told reporters. "But what am I supposed to do? Stop being so awesome?"

    from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-borowitz/chinas-gold-medals-found-b_118664.html
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Umm, you know that article was just a joke right?
     
  3. comictimes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    haha honestly I only read to the "quote" from Phelps. Short attention span I guess :p

    Just finished the article though, pretty amusing especially if you've been following the controversies of these games... I feel silly :eek:
     
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    I liked the bit about the gymnasts. I wouldn't be surprised if a few of the girls on the Chinese team were indeed still using those.
     
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    I took a screenshot of the first 2 posts and submitted it to the failblog, it was pretty classic comictimes :p
     
  6. savar macrumors 68000

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    I'm still amazed that people don't recognize satire when they see it.

    This article is soooo absurd that I can't imagine taking it seriously, but several co-workers believed it when it got sent around my office yesterday.

    At my high school we had a teacher who went to great lengths to teach us about satire, and I guess maybe others just never got exposed to it?
     
  7. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    I think we're looking at Mac Rumors Thread of the Year 2008 right here...
     
  8. sdsviet macrumors regular

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    i think it would have been awesome if he actually said that. haha
     
  9. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    That's article's pretty funny. I bet the Olympic medals are made in China though, especially this year, but hopefully they don't have those tacky little gold stickers on them touting "Made in China."
     
  10. realhunter36 macrumors newbie

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    is it really made of Gold ?? then is a silver medal made of silver ?? what about the bronz medal? ^^
     
  11. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Gold with a translucent brown paint. :D
     
  12. mchlhannah8 macrumors newbie

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    it is real..
     
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  14. darklyt macrumors regular

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    Beijing Medal Composition

     
  15. Cobol to Java macrumors newbie

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    Yeah

    Yes, it's really made of gold. With a GPS tracker on it.
     
  16. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    and a few months after the Olympics, gold medal winners start disappearing mysteriously, all part of Dr Evil's plan, to conquer the world with superhuman athletes.

    all in exchange of ... muhahaha 1 MILLION DOLLARS
     
  17. penter macrumors 6502a

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    for serious?
     
  18. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    Classy
     
  19. donga macrumors 6502a

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    i think it's cool it's got the half gold front, half jade back. hopefully other olympic cities can add their own flavor to future medals
     
  20. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Well, new medals are designed for every Olympics so...
     
  21. iBlue macrumors Core

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    That was a funny article "In other Olympic news, China's hopes for winning more medals in women's gymnastics were dashed when one of their leading gymnasts vanished down a bathtub drain on Tuesday." :D


    P.S. In other other Olympic h/rumours...

    Leaked:

    Michael Phelps 1st photo:

    phelps1st.jpg
     
  22. Vster macrumors 6502

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    LOL Awesome! :D

    P.S. In other other Olympic h/rumours...

    Leaked:

    Michael Phelps 1st photo:

    [/QUOTE]
     

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