[following a conversation about soccer teams, in which it was established that Arsenal is the only team for which is it unacceptable to barrack]
lauredhel: I watch other TV crap
lauredhel: (though rather more deprecated TVcrap than sports, interestingly)
tigtog: Now I watch rugby sometimes, tennis – I still like gymnastics and skating
lauredhel: (probably because it’s “women’s tv”).
lauredhel: oh, I like the Olympics, esp gymnastics and diving/swimming
tigtog: oh yeah, unrealistically identifying with elite athletes is so much less trivial than unrealisitically identify with the professional beauties on TV as they go through their dramas
lauredhel: Of course it is.
lauredhel: Well, most TV is about soppy stuff like relationships and talking to each other, whereas most sports is about ritualised warfare
tigtog: broom brooms are so much more important than fashion etc etc
lauredhel: and I’m genetically programmed to prefer relationships, dontcha know
lauredhel: This is a well known fact from studies on toads.
tigtog: course you are
tigtog: and the studies on ocelots simply confirmed it
lauredhel: Though the differences in ocelots are rather less clear-cut
tigtog: of course they are – they use the spots for camouflage
lauredhel: boom boom.
tigtog: makes life hard for the researchers
tigtog: spots before their eyes
lauredhel: They had to rely on footprints and scat for their data.
lauredhel: In a zoo.
lauredhel: And it was actually only one ocelot.
tigtog: and he had a wooden leg
lauredhel: And a bowel condition.