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I can't possibly be the only one who thought this about the U.S. Olympic teams uniform...
The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-8-14 | The Looking Spoon

Posted on 02/08/2014 10:02:26 AM PST by The Looking Spoon

2012 was a swing an a miss...this time around it was a swing, miss, and then the freakin' bat slipped out of the designers hands...

It's the Olympics, not an ugly Christmas sweater contest.



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1 posted on 02/08/2014 10:02:26 AM PST by The Looking Spoon
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To: The Looking Spoon

The only word that comes to mind is, “Lame”.

The Canadians looked great, on the other hand.


2 posted on 02/08/2014 10:03:40 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Insulting and degrading are two better words.


3 posted on 02/08/2014 10:04:38 AM PST by maica (We are seeing an interesting mixture of malice and incompetence at healthcare.gov)
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To: The Looking Spoon

Two snaps up!


4 posted on 02/08/2014 10:05:08 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: The Looking Spoon
looks like it was designed by a committee of faggots...
5 posted on 02/08/2014 10:05:26 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: The Looking Spoon

My wife and I both agreed that they looked like winners of the ugly sweater contest.


6 posted on 02/08/2014 10:05:59 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Chode

It was Ralph Lauren who designed it!!


7 posted on 02/08/2014 10:07:16 AM PST by hsmomx3
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To: maica

I was being kind.


8 posted on 02/08/2014 10:07:52 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: hsmomx3

Should have had Hugo Boss. He did a great job with Nazi uniforms.


9 posted on 02/08/2014 10:09:25 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: The Looking Spoon

Holy cow, not just ugly...it’s “fugly.”


10 posted on 02/08/2014 10:09:56 AM PST by twister881
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To: hsmomx3

Ralph Lauren designed a line of clothing exclusively for Penneys called American Living. It was the ugliest clothing and didn’t sell at all until it reached bottom line clearance.

When the contract was up two years ago, Penneys did not renew.


11 posted on 02/08/2014 10:11:35 AM PST by Jvette
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To: The Looking Spoon

Looks kind of cluttered.


12 posted on 02/08/2014 10:11:58 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: The Looking Spoon

The only thing I can say is it is way better than the Germans. They looked like every color of mixed sherbet known to mankind.


13 posted on 02/08/2014 10:12:10 AM PST by momtothree
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To: The Looking Spoon

Nice Rolls Royce. Pity Lauren couldn’t resist slapping a “POLO” bumper sticker on it.


14 posted on 02/08/2014 10:12:14 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: momtothree
The only thing I can say is it is way better than the Germans. They looked like every color of mixed sherbet known to mankind.

"Deutschland is happy and gay."

15 posted on 02/08/2014 10:12:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: The Looking Spoon

They look obnoxious which is sadly, what a lot of people around the world think of Americans.


16 posted on 02/08/2014 10:13:04 AM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: hsmomx3
sorry mom but i have no idea who that is... is he queer?
17 posted on 02/08/2014 10:14:46 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: dfwgator

:)


18 posted on 02/08/2014 10:15:04 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Chode

Have you ever heard of a male designer that wasn’t?


19 posted on 02/08/2014 10:16:05 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Chode
"Thay, What?!?"


20 posted on 02/08/2014 10:17:34 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

One bright part of all this is that I read somewhere that Barack Obama must hate the uniforms too, because now he has to spend two weeks cheering for people who dress like Young College Republicans. There’s always a pony in the room somewhere...


21 posted on 02/08/2014 10:19:47 AM PST by Bernard (The Road To Hell is not paved with good results.)
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To: hsmomx3

Ralph has got to be really getting up there, age wise. Perhaps he’s losing it, or the younger people now doing most of the work just don’t have it.


22 posted on 02/08/2014 10:20:39 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: The Looking Spoon

I think my favorite was Kazakistan (or however it is spelled). A blend of cultural/custom dress and a bit of new. IMHO


23 posted on 02/08/2014 10:21:07 AM PST by momtothree
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To: hsmomx3

They look like something moooooochele would wear to the opera and everyone would swoon.


24 posted on 02/08/2014 10:21:57 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: momtothree
I think my favorite was Kazakistan (or however it is spelled). A blend of cultural/custom dress and a bit of new. IMHO


25 posted on 02/08/2014 10:23:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

That’s HYSTERICAL! I was thinking of Borat when they started walking, too! “My neighbor is rich.. he has an alarm clock”.


26 posted on 02/08/2014 10:24:42 AM PST by momtothree
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To: dfwgator
prolly not, except maybe Tommy Hilfiger... at least he wasn't when i knew him back in the 70's
27 posted on 02/08/2014 10:25:40 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: The Looking Spoon

Yet another in a long line of embarrassments for this country in recent years..

Upside is at least they weren’t forced to wear “rainbow” colors in an attempt to stick it to Putin.


28 posted on 02/08/2014 10:25:56 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: shibumi
LOLOL!!! and there it is...
29 posted on 02/08/2014 10:26:31 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: momtothree

I don’t think it’s possible to hear “Kazakhstan” and not immediately think of Borat.


30 posted on 02/08/2014 10:27:38 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: The Looking Spoon

obama must have had a hand in the design.
It is that gay effect seen now on too many tv shows.


31 posted on 02/08/2014 10:28:32 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: dfwgator

Didn’t the announcers even mention Borat?! Oh well... they certainly looked nice to me. Germany on the other hand... I was laughing OUT LOUD!


32 posted on 02/08/2014 10:28:53 AM PST by momtothree
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To: The Looking Spoon
LOL! Reminds me of this classic from the Wayans Brothers
33 posted on 02/08/2014 10:31:45 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: The Looking Spoon
US citizens have to be careful, where ever we travel to dress in a way that isn't in-their-face. That silly sweater sends the wrong message.

What would be wrong with US athletes wearing jeans, a turtleneck and sweater and a warm, comfortable ski parka? It would be much more American, and subtle at the same time.

Nobody's in charge of common sense anymore.

34 posted on 02/08/2014 10:32:22 AM PST by grania
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To: The Looking Spoon
Get rid of the homo designers, and...

Winter Olympics: For men, blue trousers, red blazer, white dress shirt, blue necktie. For women, blue skirt or pants, red blazer, white blouse, blue scarf.

For Summer Olympics, reverse the colors — white trousers, blue blazer, white dress shirt, red necktie, etc.

For both Winter and Summer, keep the uniform standard and add traditional hats in styles & colors appropriate for men and women. Also change up shoe styles & colors.

And have the team march in behind the American flag, not saunter & mill about as they have been doing for too long. A little practice would help. See: Army-Navy game.

35 posted on 02/08/2014 10:33:53 AM PST by twister881
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To: momtothree

The only thing I can say is it is way better than the Germans. They looked like every color of mixed sherbet known to mankind.

The Germans were tweeking Putin noses a little with their rainbow outfit, I have no idea what the designer of the US outfits were thinking to impress, I just hope the contract is only for this year. the Canadians outfit was great this year as was most of them, the russians was rich looking and the Scandinavians was nice to, the US not so much


36 posted on 02/08/2014 10:36:30 AM PST by munin (MSNBC?)
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To: dfwgator

bump


37 posted on 02/08/2014 10:37:31 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Chode; FreedomPoster; dfwgator; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; seekthetruth; ...
Ralph Lauren is straight. He's 74, married....with three grown children.

He was born in New York City as Ralph Lifshitz. He still lives in New York state on an estate which also houses a vast collection of rare and vintage autos. His estimated wealth is $6.5 billion.....making him the 162nd richest person in the world.

His son, David Lauren, is married to Lauren Bush, niece of former President George W. Bush.

Leni

38 posted on 02/08/2014 10:40:22 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Her name is now Lauren Lauren? Or Lauren Lifshitz? Unfortunate, either way.


39 posted on 02/08/2014 10:43:52 AM PST by twister881
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To: dfwgator
Have you ever heard of a male designer that wasn’t?

Actually yes, quite a few of them aren't and that includes R.L.

40 posted on 02/08/2014 10:44:41 AM PST by mupcat
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To: MinuteGal

Lauren Lauren ?

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41 posted on 02/08/2014 10:46:20 AM PST by Mears
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To: The Looking Spoon

Ugly sweater contest winner is dead on. It was too busy and granny looking.


42 posted on 02/08/2014 10:48:31 AM PST by tioga (Every knee shall bend, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.)
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To: munin
The Germans were tweeking Putin noses a little with their rainbow outfit

Meanwhile Putin was thinking, "Don't make us have to come over there and kick your ass, again."

43 posted on 02/08/2014 10:49:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: HokieMom
They look obnoxious which is sadly, what a lot of people around the world think of Americans.

This is the perfect uniform to represent the idiots ruling this country at the moment and the morons that elected them.

44 posted on 02/08/2014 10:49:47 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: munin

The U.S. reminds me of an “Americana quilt” done by a little girl. No rhyme or reason to the pattern. It was sort of a collage of stuff that didn’t come together well. I guess sometimes less is more. I thought the opening ceremony (minus the mishap of the one star not turning into a circle) was nicely done. Very theatrical in my opinion.


45 posted on 02/08/2014 10:54:18 AM PST by momtothree
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To: The Looking Spoon

If it has stars and stripes it’s fine with me.


46 posted on 02/08/2014 10:57:42 AM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: twister881; Mears; flaglady47
Yes, she is indeed Lauren Lauren (Lauren Bush Lauren). Married to designer Ralph Lauren, nee Lifshitz.

She's a model and a designer on her own. She's very, very attractive. She's been a vegetarian since age 4.

She's the daughter of GW Bush's brother Neil and his wife, Sharon. She's the granddaughter of George Herbert Walker Bush.

Her line of designer clothing is called "Lauren Pierce".....the name Pierce being grandma Barbara Bush's maiden name.

What's in a name?....LOL.

Maybe SHE's the one who should have designed the U.S. team jackets.

Then again, maybe she did!

Leni

47 posted on 02/08/2014 11:00:26 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: The Looking Spoon

One couldn’t miss knowing that they were American, so I’m all right with it.


48 posted on 02/08/2014 11:00:55 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

I ‘ve gladly avoided watching any Olympics for at least 10-12 years now.

Thats ‘point and laugh hysterically’ ugly.


49 posted on 02/08/2014 11:02:00 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: momtothree

I read that they were knitted by a lady in Washington State, believe it or not. Someone also told me that they had first ordered the outfits from China, but once this became public news, they had to scramble around to get somebody here to do it.


50 posted on 02/08/2014 11:03:15 AM PST by livius
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