A Conversation for The Post Time-Travel Challenge II: Olympic Journeys

all those lazy researchers

Post 1

Minorvogonpoet

smiley - zzzSo you want us lazy researchers to get out of our comfy armchairs and write about the Olympics?

What sports could I write about from personal experience smiley - erm? The crockery breaking competition? The getting-stuck-in-the-mud sailing challenge? The slow bicycle race?

So, a more tangential approach seems called for. Yes, I have got a few ideas, but I don't want to get arrested, or sued, which might rule out some of them. That leaves stories which are silly, or require a fair amount of research smiley - erm.

I'll have to think about it.


all those lazy researchers

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - rofl I think a crockery breaking competition would be a cool idea for the Olympics. We actually have a fascinating entry on why cricket and golf aren't Olympic sports: A14612032

Alternatively, you could write about London. *Anything* about London. We need to have lots of content that links to the Olympics - but that doesn't mean it isn't h2g2 content. Note the wonderful 'English History - A Condensed Version for the Average Tourist' at A41607858.

Research, yes. Silly, sure. But we need all the voices here. Especially you good writers. smiley - winkeye

We also need more advice for tourists like this one: 'How to Fake an English Accent in a Chatroom' - A773723. smiley - whistle


all those lazy researchers

Post 3

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

MVP, you might want to find one of the cultural events in London for 2012. For example: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-15084691

That would be cool and not mess with the ahteletics or sports.


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Post 4

Minorvogonpoet

Thanks, Elektra smiley - smiley.

Hamlet in Lithuanian sounds smiley - erm interesting. There'll probably be something on in Brighton I could catch.


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