31 Jul


A London Underground train decorated to promot...

A London Underground train decorated to promote London’s Olympic bid. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The hashtag #RejectedOlympicEvents is trending on Twitter.  I thought I’d share a few with you.

  • Cheap car park search in London
  • Tea brewing. This is London 2012, how it isn’t an event I will never know
  • Speed Dating
  • Dressage.  I don’t understand it
  • Hide and Seek
  • Running to and from a Chick Fil-A without being seen by your friends
  • Synchronised Knitting
  • Synchronised DM conversations; absolutely impossible to achieve
  • Twitter, 100 tweet freestyle, 400 meter tweeter
  • Opening the microwave in the shortest amount of time left before the bell goes off
  • The Hunger Games
  • Compulsive Picture Straightening
  • Doing something fast before the microwave time finishes
  • Quidditch. Stupid muggles
  • The Emergency Channel Change When You Discover Two And A Half Men Is On
  • Trying to put your key in the front door when drunk
  • Women’s Parallel Parking
  • Men’s 50 minute putting a 3-4 month old baby down for the night
  • Stiff Upper Lip-a-thon
  • Seeing which network can go the longest without mentioning Tebow, LeBron or Howard
  • Furtive Under-table Texting
  • Amount of grocery bags you can bring inside the house from the car in one go
  • Worseminton
  • The elevator close door button mash
  • The Macarena
  • Fitted Sheet Folding
  • 2am Drunk Texting Your Ex
  • 100m sprint for the bus.
  • Pin the Smile on Kristen Stewart
  • 5m sprint to charge laptop
  • Thinking up witty and euphemistic rejected Olympic events when everyone else has already thought up the best ones
  • Empty Seat Filling Race.  No Wait! It’s back in!
  • Twitter trend jokes

It’s still trending so go have a look for yourself and report back with the best ones.


46 Responses to “#RejectedOlympicEvents”

  1. jmgoyder July 31, 2012 at 11:10 #

    How the hell do you find this stuff? It’s fantastic!


  2. boomiebol July 31, 2012 at 12:22 #

    The Chick Fil-A one is priceless. I will so compete lol


  3. McGuffyAnn July 31, 2012 at 12:44 #

    This is one of my very favourite posts! You made my day again! Now all I need is a Malteser…


  4. adinparadise July 31, 2012 at 13:03 #

    Hahaha @ “fitted sheet folding.” 😉 Not an easy task is it? I’d enter the women’s parallel parking, as long as everyone promised not to watch me. 😆


  5. SchmidleysScribbling July 31, 2012 at 13:03 #

    Dressage is horse dancing. Anne Romney has used it to help with her MS. Apparently, the effort to control the horse has helped her learn how to control her disobedient muscles. MS is terrible. I had a stroke in 2004, and believe me it is a difficult thing to deal with muscles that don’t respond to your brain. Dianne


  6. This is funny! hahaha. might as well add speedeating! i’d love that.


  7. grannymar July 31, 2012 at 13:22 #

    I’ll enter the fitted sheets folding – The secret is very long arms! 😀

    Now my suggestions for #RejectedOlympicEvents
    Midget Throwing
    Don’t let the balloon touch the floor.
    Throwing clothes accurately into your washing basket.

    Now I am off to make lunch!


  8. vivinfrance July 31, 2012 at 13:57 #

    I don’t understand most of these, but I DO understand dressage, beautiful, skilful horse-handling resulting in horses with enough discipline and flexibility to go hell for leather in the cross-country next day.


  9. Lisaman July 31, 2012 at 15:09 #

    Viv will be upset with me but I think animals should not be in the olympics…Only human endurance!!!


  10. SidevieW July 31, 2012 at 15:09 #

    wonderful. I think I’d gold medal only in procrastination


  11. Elaine July 31, 2012 at 16:22 #

    Fitted sheet folding for me please – I am sooo much better at it than I used to be. Perhaps even Bronze medal standard now. 🙂


  12. Elaine July 31, 2012 at 16:26 #

    Surprised that there isn’t a Malteser-eating one on your list!


  13. BeckySefton July 31, 2012 at 17:29 #

    Rejected Olympic event: man hunt, filling a stadium…


  14. viveka July 31, 2012 at 17:34 #

    “fitted sheet folding.” – brilliant suggestion … drives me crazy everytime I have to it. Great post that gave me a big smile.


  15. gigihawaii July 31, 2012 at 18:36 #

    The one I especially like from your list is:

    Pin the Smile on Kristen Stewart


  16. kateshrewsday July 31, 2012 at 22:06 #

    What a brilliant idea for a post!


  17. Pseu July 31, 2012 at 22:42 #

    Olympic Dishwasher loading, anyone?
    (Cyclo can enter this one, as however I load the thing he has to rearrange it)


  18. laurieanichols July 31, 2012 at 23:31 #

    You are beyond dedicated to give us great list like that one!


  19. bluebee August 1, 2012 at 00:24 #

    Hilarious – “Stiff Upper Lip-a-thon”, the funniest 🙂


  20. judithatwood August 1, 2012 at 00:44 #

    Smart and funny — maybe someday blogging will be a sport! 😎


  21. Russel Ray Photos August 2, 2012 at 03:53 #

    Oh, those were good…………..


  22. sarsm August 9, 2012 at 09:57 #

    I’d take the gold in ‘Compulsive Picture Straightening’. 😉


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