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Sat Apr 17, 2021, 06:31 PM

 

What is going on with Canada?

First, they are handling this virus like they were in Europe or something and then this




If this doesn't cause Japan to postpone the Olympics, nothing will.



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Reply What is going on with Canada? (Original post)
cinematicdiversions Apr 2021 OP
Kaleva Apr 2021 #1
roamer65 Apr 2021 #2
JenniferJuniper Apr 2021 #3
roamer65 Apr 2021 #6
roamer65 Apr 2021 #7
Srkdqltr Apr 2021 #4
snowybirdie Apr 2021 #5
Salviati Apr 2021 #8
Celerity Apr 2021 #9
tanyev Apr 2021 #12
ornotna Apr 2021 #13
2naSalit Apr 2021 #10
Bev54 Apr 2021 #14
BannonsLiver Apr 2021 #17
ornotna Apr 2021 #11
Bev54 Apr 2021 #15
cinematicdiversions Apr 2021 #16
Bev54 Apr 2021 #19
Takket Apr 2021 #18

Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 06:34 PM

1. Watch South Park and you'll get your answer.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 06:38 PM

2. Blame Canada!!

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 06:41 PM

3. With all their hockey hullabaloo...

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 06:48 PM

7. ...and that ***** Anne Murray, too...

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 06:42 PM

4. That's different.

A lot better than some countries costumes.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 06:43 PM

5. Brought to you

by the same folks who made Melania Rtumps jackets.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 06:57 PM

8. So are white jeans with a denim jacket..

.. the Canadian equivalent of white tie attire, the most formal version of the Canadian Tuxedo?

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:00 PM

9. Team USA's Olympics Outfits Are Out. Yeesh. Peak whiteness. Ralph Lauren's aggressive WASPiness

strikes again.




Team USA’s Olympics Outfits Are Out. Yeesh.

https://slate.com/culture/2021/04/olympics-outfits-usa-tokyo-ralph-lauren-again.html



On Wednesday, Ralph Lauren released the first images of its 2021 U.S. Olympic team uniforms. The outfits, which the athletes will wear at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Games, include white jeans, white polo shirts, and white windbreakers—the perfect canvas for an embarrassing, all-American dribble of barbecue sauce on a hot summer’s day.





Ralph Lauren has been making Team USA’s opening and closing ceremony uniforms since 2008. Usually, the outfits make news for their more flamboyant elements. The company has made ugly sweatersTM for multiple Winter Olympics, most notably a shawl-collared cardigan in 2014. There have been berets, newsboy caps, and striped shirts that echoed the Russian flag. But mostly, the uniforms have followed a predictable pattern: cozy chalet wear for winter, preppy dockside garb for summer. The assignment has always been Americana, and Ralph Lauren’s interpretation has always been aggressively WASPy. When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail; when you’re a Ralph Lauren designer, one imagines, every human body looks like it needs a polo shirt.



Though this year’s uniform does make the athlete-models look like they’re about to vote for Obama a third time or call the cops on an unpermitted lemonade stand, compared with Ralph Lauren’s previous entries in the category, the 2021 garb is rather boring. The white denim is plain. The windbreakers look cheap, and their cinched waists, which are usually reserved for the “ladies” cut of outerwear, will make even the country’s most muscular bodies look frumpy. The D-ring belts (the D stands for douchebag) are self-plagiarized from the ones that accompanied the uniform in 2016.



I can’t fully blame Ralph Lauren for its wearisome repetition of yuppie stereotypes. Trend-agnostic polo shirts, button-downs, and tailored denim are what the company knows best, and it’s surely what the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee expects when they hire the brand for this project. That committee is the real villain here, because it’s long past time to give a different, more visionary designer a turn. (Marc Jacobs knows how to make punchy track jackets, and Telfar has a history of just-avant-garde-enough pants.) But also, couldn’t Ralph Lauren have devoted a little more creative energy to a contract as lucrative and visible as this one, rather than handing in a slightly more patriotic copy of the clothes it already makes for its everyday consumers? The one-year delay the pandemic imposed on the Olympics even gave the company an extra year to figure out something bolder. Yeah, yeah, we were all supposed to give ourselves a break on productivity expectations during the crisis, but these designers could have spent a little less time on their sourdough loaves and a little more time thinking beyond the popped collar.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:23 PM

12. Oof. I have never liked white pants or jeans.

Some people wear them with great flair and panache. Give me five minutes in them and I look like a slob. I finally resolved to only wear black pants or dark blue jeans.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:24 PM

13. The unbearable whiteness of Ralph Lauren

Shiny.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:10 PM

10. To me it looks like both are severely lacking...

Imagination.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:40 PM

14. I am Canadian and at first I thought it was a joke

but they are now starting to grow on me. Why are you guys so stiff?

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 08:35 PM

17. Because we're Americans

We must be in a constant state of violence, agitation or grievance at all times. It’s the new American way. Sometimes we do all 3 at once. It’s really something to see, though usually ends badly.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:18 PM

11. Looks okay to me

What's the fuss?

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:44 PM

15. You think we are handling the virus like Europe.

What does that mean? It is not like the US has been the beacon. We are, unfortunately due to previous conservative governments, left at the mercy of other countries like the US and Europe to get our vaccine, of which many countries are holding it back even though we have contracts. We could have done a hell of a lot better if companies would honour their contracts, instead of it being comandeered.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 08:11 PM

16. Banning outdoor gatherings even though

 

Almost every scientist says that is counterproductive and increases the virus spread by forcing groups indoors for a start.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:15 AM

19. I am not sure where that is happening but it is not where I live. Outdoor activities are fine

as long as we are still social distancing. Could be in Ontario but I have not heard of such. I am in Alberta where the rates are rising as well because we have a stupid ass conservative Premier as well. He is so smart that during the lockdown when we could not go to the gym because they are considered "entertainment" but you could get a tattoo because it was considered healthcare. As before gyms have opened to appointment only and we are fine with that.
We are not like Europe and more like US as provinces lead as do states. The biggest difference is we are more serious than the US even with the stupid ass conservatives. Indoor sports have been cancelled since before Christmas as has indoor gathering. Outdoor sports have continued and one of the problems is stupid ass skiers going to overcrowded pubs after, drinking and spreading virus. We are Canadians, outdoor activities, even in winter have continued throughout the covid lockdowns.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 08:38 PM

18. i think their kinda sexy, actually lol

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