Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How to Freak Out the Competition





I'm not a gambling girl, but I'm tempted to place a little bet on the outcome of the women's hockey competitions at the Beijing Olympics. I'm pretty sure that the British ladies have a good chance of taking home the gold. Why? Because of the picture above.

It seems the British women's hockey team has been outfitted with special blood-red contact lenses for the games. Officially, they're meant to help players see through the haze and smog that smother Beijing. But I can't imagine anything that would freak me out more than to see a bunch of ladies with blazing red eyes and big sticks coming at me. And I'm willing to bet that the world's hockey players feel the same way.

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25 Comments:

Blogger MinnieMouseLoverxoxo said...

ha ha......i would be very freaked out too

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Phoenix said...

That'd probably work. Then again, anyone coming at me with a big stick would scare me.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

Heck, maybe they've all been turned into vampires. Gah! Newborns at the olympics!

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha. that would make me run the opposite way. ooh, thier contacts are like an eclipse. speaking of eclipses, there will be a total solar eclipse in other parts of the world uh.. today? (aug. 1 in China?) i think they have a live webcast.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/2008/index.html

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha. that will make me run the other way. ooh, their eyes are like an eclipse. speaking of eclipses, there wil be a total solar eclipse uh.. today? (aug. 1 in China?) i think they will have a live webcast of it.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/2008/index.html

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Girlskickbutt!!! said...

Where can I get some?

Sorry I havent commented in a while, I've been really busy.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Quarguana said...

Those are totally awesome. Maybe I could convince my mom into letting me have a pair when I get contacts.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

hmm... I read an article that said wearing red will make you luckier...

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is pretty darn freaky.
Did you hear about the huge masses of players that refused to participate in the Olympics because of all the smog... That oughta teach Bejing to change their non-environmentally-friendly ways!

-eternal espionage

10:55 PM  
Anonymous ScarletDevil said...

*Goes up to the hockey player*

Me:"So...uh...huh..What?"
*I peer into the players eyes*
Me:"WHOA! That's awesome!!!"
Hockey Player:"Yeah, it helps us see through the smog."

*Later that day*

Me:"Argh! My eyes! I can't get this contact in my eye..."

Yeah, I've been trying to get'em in my eyes for a while now. But I'm too scared and nervous...

12:58 AM  
Anonymous nellie said...

Red eyes. Yes. That would most definetly be freaky. Like staring at Lord Voldemort or something.XD

And does anyone know what the URL space is for? Is it for if I have a website I can put the URL there?

6:11 AM  
Blogger missterious said...

Wow that is so freaky. They're definitely gonna win.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Phoenix said...

I agree with dangerous - vampires! Because someone realised what a lot of people would be buzzing about around then and decided to play a joke or something... Oh, wait, that wouldn't be red eyes, it'd be yellow-ish.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Dante's.Inferno said...

This is awesome. I want some now! ;)

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Rhapsody said...

Ha ha that is a very effective stratagie. Anybody who took a picture of the players would have been wondering what happened to there camera! :)

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow. creeepy!!! yeah, some famous athletes won't go, i heard the world record holder for the marathon, from ethiopia, isn't coming to protect his health.

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dengerous.....
that is funny....but that would make their eyes black, wouldn't it?

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aargh, all you guy's comments are reminding me of the Twilight series! A little to romantic-y to be a Kiki Strike worthy book, though.

9:39 AM  
Blogger falcon said...

I want some

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Phoenix said...

"Aargh, all you guy's comments are reminding me of the Twilight series!"

That's what I was thinking!

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

It's brilliant! I love things that have an intended practical use and then another random one. ^^

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

GO MIGHTY DEMON LADIES!!!!!

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

That eclipse was seen in Europe, everywhere, and I missed it by ONE DAY!!! ONE DAY!!! WHAY DOES THE WORLD HATE ME SO?!?!? And last time we went to Germany, we missed World Youth Day by going ONE year too early! *whines, pities self more than neccesary, sighs, tries to shapes up*

6:11 PM  
Anonymous carmela said...

Don't worry, Hazel. I missed the live webcast of NASA for... I'm not even sure how many HOURS. I guess I should have checked the time difference. I stayed really late at night and woke up really early. Hmm... do you think it occured during the 3 hours I slept?

8:19 PM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

SWEET!!! For whatever reason, my eyes seem to be ultra reflective. They turn red in pictured ALL THE TIME and they have flashed red outside of pictures before to. Flashes make my eyes light up red, and other weird lighting. Strange, huh?

9:49 PM  

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