Aug 18 2008


Published by at 11:47 pm under random

Tonight I watched a little of the men’s gymnastics. The vaulting to be precise. Very awesome, I’ll give them that.

But what’s with the spitting on the hand thing? I’m guessing it’s for like, grip or something. So, OK maybe I can get past that.

What I find absolutely repulsive is the double dipping! I swear, this one gymnast spat in his hands and then rubbed them back in the chalk. Seriously NOT cool. I’d be demanding fresh chalk.

And then – this other dude comes up, sticks his hands in the chalk, and then LICKS his hands. Eeeewww. He obviously missed the double dip.

Am I just being germophobic, or does that gross you out too?

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Re-vaulting”

  1. John Lampardon 19 Aug 2008 at 1:03 am

    This is what the prospect of a gold medal will do for you. :)

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  2. Horseon 19 Aug 2008 at 11:04 am


    This reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where George flips out over the double-dip.

    Personally i like the double-dip…. but only when im the one doing it 😉

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  3. Kelleyon 19 Aug 2008 at 5:30 pm

    I must say I didn’t notice… I was um, too distracted by the arms. And the shoulders.

    Oh and the mens rings? Rawr.

    Watched the whole thing last night and then again todays replays. At work. When I was supposed to be um, working, and stuff…


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  4. Bettinaon 19 Aug 2008 at 10:05 pm

    I’m with Kelley………….. rawr


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  5. Colin Campbellon 20 Aug 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Yes very gross, but not as gross as mid winter kids snot……

    Have a nice day y’all.

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  6. Burgoon 20 Aug 2008 at 2:35 pm

    I had a friend back in the old days who was a competitive gymnast, and I seem to recall (although, I might be wrong here), that he told me the “spitting on the hands thing” was actually to keep their hand-guards from becoming dry and brittle.

    Not that this excuses the double-dipping thing at all… just providing more info is all 😛

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  7. Babyamoreon 20 Aug 2008 at 8:36 pm

    I didn’t notice either – the bods are so distracting.Love the catchy title – revolting indeed spitting of any kind.

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  8. swollenpickleson 21 Aug 2008 at 9:18 am

    Do they get scored on that bit as well?

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  9. Stephen Croninon 21 Aug 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Yeah, that’s definitely a bit off! I guess the next time I make it to the Olympics, I’ll take my own chalk… :)

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  10. Nicole Priceon 22 Aug 2008 at 3:29 am

    LOL, clever: re-vaulting! So I’ll just stick to the rhythmic gymnastics i think :)

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  11. anjaon 24 Aug 2008 at 11:32 am

    You noticed double dipping with those pecs on display?

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  12. Eva Whiteon 31 Aug 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Well I guess they are more interested in the grip than in hygiene at that point of time…

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