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The Bomb Squad Olympiad Starts Today

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the explosions-for-all-ages dept.

Crime 43

The bomb suit relay and the robot obstacle course are just two of the events you can enjoy at the Bomb Squad Olympiad. Over the next three days squads from across South Carolina will compete and showcase their bomb defusing capabilities for the public. I hear the deep fried dynamite is especially good.

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I'm so sorry (2, Funny)

fridaynightsmoke (1589903) | more than 3 years ago | (#33794522)

"With the current emphasis on security demand for bomb disposal expertise is booming."
"This event is no flash-in-the-pan"
"We've had an explosive reaction"

Re:I'm so sorry (2, Funny)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 3 years ago | (#33794664)

"We have too many people over by the bomb-making tent. Looks like we'll have to diffuse the situation."

Re:I'm so sorry (1)

robot256 (1635039) | more than 3 years ago | (#33795352)

"We have too many people over by the bomb-making tent. Looks like we'll have to diffuse the situation."

Wait a second, that's a pun *and* a bomb joke. Don't you go being too clever on us, y'hear?

Re:I'm so sorry (1)

Chowderbags (847952) | more than 3 years ago | (#33797104)

"Someone left a dirty bomb in the toilet!"

Re:I'm so sorry (1)

Kvasio (127200) | more than 3 years ago | (#33874494)

in latest news: the competition was cancelled due to terrorist threat

Re:I'm so sorry (2, Funny)

Seumas (6865) | more than 3 years ago | (#33794884)

The popularity of this event is really blowing up, this year.

Re:I'm so sorry (1)

Dannon (142147) | more than 3 years ago | (#33796004)

Anyone who attends is sure to have a blast!

Re:I'm so sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33795738)

Sorry, No streams for iPhone users. Flash required.

Re:I'm so sorry (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33796372)

"This event is da bomb!"

Deep fried dynamite (3, Insightful)

Geoffrey.landis (926948) | more than 3 years ago | (#33794680)

I hear the deep fried dynamite is especially good.

Don't believe it-- it will give you a headache.

Re:Deep fried dynamite (1)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | more than 3 years ago | (#33795198)

I'm not sure if the joke is intentional or not, as headaches actually do result from handling dynamite. The explosive used is nitroglycerin (Dynamite is just nitroglycerin made safe to handle), which can be absorbed through the skin. It causes headaches.

Re:Deep fried dynamite (1)

RevWaldo (1186281) | more than 3 years ago | (#33796244)

Don't believe it-- it will give you a headache.

And how!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFgCu0uMWB0 [youtube.com]

(What, they canceled it? I'm totally shocked!)

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Iraq team (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33794684)

Team from Iraq has won gold medal for best ever performance of suicide bombers, all of judges who could possibly vote them down have being eliminated...

Funnily enough, my captcha was word "fatality".

Hook and Line contest (1)

name_already_taken (540581) | more than 3 years ago | (#33794700)

Who else is reminded of this [google.com] by the description of the "Hook and Line" contest?

Olympiad? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33794716)

From Wikipedia: An Olympiad is a period of four years, associated with the Olympic Games of Classical Greece. [...] Today, an Olympiad refers to a period beginning January 1 of a year in which the Summer Olympics are due to occur, and lasting four years.

They own NO robots (2, Insightful)

professorguy (1108737) | more than 3 years ago | (#33794734)

Robots? ROBOTS!?!?

They have a radio-controlled platform with manually controlled servos. How is THAT a robot? It does absolutely NOTHING autonomously (except rust).

Re:They own NO robots (2, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#33794930)

Ever since those "robot wars" shows in the 90's, people seem to have taken to calling any glorified RC car a "robot." I remember when a robot had to be autonomous (or at least semi-autonomous) to be consider a "robot" as opposed to "remote-controlled mobile servo device." Hell, we had remote-controlled toys like this when I was a kid, and no one considered them robots.

Re:They own NO robots (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33795316)

Robots according to a textbook I have called CIM System (CIM is Computer Integrated Manufacturing) must meet the following criteria:
-More than 1 axis
-Programmable, and able to run Autonomously
-Multi-Purpose

Yes it seems the definition of robot has fallen far from the tree.

Re:They own NO robots (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33797064)

So... would they be more accurately called waldoes?

First thing that came to mind (5, Funny)

watermark (913726) | more than 3 years ago | (#33794834)

Re:First thing that came to mind (1)

Canazza (1428553) | more than 3 years ago | (#33795498)

ebaumsworld?
that thing's still going?

Re:First thing that came to mind (1)

watermark (913726) | more than 3 years ago | (#33796538)

It was popular in the 90's, first site I recognized in Google image search

Re:First thing that came to mind (1)

Ihmhi (1206036) | more than 3 years ago | (#33797838)

They were probably the first site to steal that picture.

Olympiad? (4, Insightful)

CheerfulMacFanboy (1900788) | more than 3 years ago | (#33794854)

Okay, sure, it's an event limited to South Carolina, and it's a yearly event, not every 4 years. I can live with that. But the Olympiad is the time between the games, you hillbillies.

Re:Olympiad? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33795236)

As an SC hillwilliam, kiss my a$$. You don't know me well enough to first name me.

And oh yeah, blame samzenpus... everyone else does.

Re:Olympiad? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33795586)

Tell that to the white-trash rednecks who run the International Math Olympiad [imo-official.org] !

Re:Olympiad? (1)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 3 years ago | (#33796414)

Because they'd be sued into dust if they dared use the word "Olympics"?

PS your bigotry is showing.

Re:Olympiad? (1)

Kierthos (225954) | more than 3 years ago | (#33797132)

No, no, I agree with the GP. I live in South Carolina, and there are plenty of hillbillies here.

Re:Olympiad? (1)

CheerfulMacFanboy (1900788) | more than 3 years ago | (#33801706)

Because they'd be sued into dust if they dared use the word "Olympics"?

PS your bigotry is showing.

So? Don't. Does World Games, err, Championship not sound big enough for some local excuse to get drunk?

So is yours.

Re:Olympiad? (1)

kevinNCSU (1531307) | more than 3 years ago | (#33796536)

In other news, the accepted use of words can change over the span of 2,700 years. I suppose those hillbillies must also be running all the Math Olympiads and Science Olympiads all over the world?

Re:Olympiad? (1)

CheerfulMacFanboy (1900788) | more than 3 years ago | (#33810444)

In other news, the accepted use of words can change over the span of 2,700 years. I suppose those hillbillies must also be running all the Math Olympiads and Science Olympiads all over the world?

Fun factoid: the "Science Olympiad" originated in North Carolina. Another one: the meaning changed to wrong for the first couple of Olympic games, but then turned back to right again.

Re:Olympiad? (1)

StikyPad (445176) | more than 3 years ago | (#33798882)

It may be in South Carolina now, but I believe it originated in Atlanta.

What? Too soon?

Re:Olympiad? (1)

bobcote (304341) | more than 3 years ago | (#33806810)

Tell that to NBC when they broadcast the "Olympiad" every four years (and promote ad nauseum)

Re:Olympiad? (1)

CheerfulMacFanboy (1900788) | more than 3 years ago | (#33810102)

NBC [nbcolympics.com] seems to be pretty sure they broadcast the "Olympics", the "Olympic Games", or the "Games of the nth Olympiad". Which is the same thing by slightly different names, and not the Olympiad. But please do enlighten us.

losers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33796794)

...go out with a bang?

My Mistake (1)

The Yuckinator (898499) | more than 3 years ago | (#33798956)

And here I thought you were talking about the Commonwealth Games!

Although I'm sure that the Delhi bomb squad folks are having some sleepless nights, they probably won't win any medals.

Nothing for me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33798974)

Well, as a visitor, I would be frustrated by this event. They show the most uninteresting parts of this fascinating topic.

It is understandable that they don't want to perform controlled detonations for the enjoyment of the general public or discuss the secret art of defusing a bomb, but I would still be frustrated (shame on me).

Off-color jokes... (1)

Shoten (260439) | more than 3 years ago | (#33799344)

The opportunities just defy belief...

  - It's in South Carolina (A redneck's last words? "Hey, y'all...watch this!")
  - It involves explosives (ibid.)
  - It's being held at a HIGH SCHOOL, for God's sake. What about a high school is the best place to hold EOD activities, even simulated ones?

Oblig. (1)

Eudial (590661) | more than 3 years ago | (#33802542)

What could possibly go wrong?

Cynic (1)

severn2j (209810) | more than 3 years ago | (#33805374)

The cynical amongst us might think this sort of thing just reinforces the idea that "Terrorists are among us!" and we should give lots of tax and civil liberties to the government to "protect" us.. But that's just cynicism, right?

Saw a lost one today (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33806306)

Had to laugh when I saw this. This morning traveling to work on the A14 in the east of England and I passed a Reliant Robin all decked out in mat black, complete with front stabilisers (a common mod to Robins that stopped them toppling over!), tinted windows, spotlight bar across the roof and lots of attached paraphernalia doing it's over weighted maximum speed of about 40mph. In the front and back were full width window stickers with the words "Bomb Squad". Boy, was he ever lost!!

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