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Add CGI peril to televised Olympic events

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The 100m sprint with a computer-generated cheetah chasing each runner, the long jump over a computer-generated pool of snapping crocodiles, the javelin spearing a computer-generated evil henchman as it lands, etc.
hippo, Aug 21 2008

Animalympics http://www.youtube....L_Q&feature=related
"46 Seconds - not bad for a fatso!" [Jinbish, Aug 21 2008]

For [theleopard] http://pirates.emuc...thlon/c64/main.html
Daley Thompson's Decathalon - the game that crippled a thousand joysticks. A week. [Jinbish, Aug 21 2008]

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       For all sports, please. Anything to make people running round a field, hitting a ball with a stick, et cetera more interesting. [+]
Srimech, Aug 21 2008
  

       I remember my first ever experience on a rowing machine at a gym: it included a display screen with program that had a 'shark chase'.   

       Not quite peril, but you could add sprinting animals to the races. Usain Bolt against a crocodile (Bolt Jenkins - see linky), Michael Phelps versus an otter (!?).
Jinbish, Aug 21 2008
  

       Slightly different, but I used to think it would be good to dub 8-bit games console sound effects over the top of the Olympics. Imagine the triple jump, the javelin and the hurdles with Mario jumping noises and shoot-em up lasers and the like.
theleopard, Aug 21 2008
  

       I used to have that game! A sure-fire way of developing arthritis at the age of 9.
theleopard, Aug 21 2008
  

       Yep. Kids have it easy these days. Wii Fit, my arse.
Jinbish, Aug 21 2008
  

       (+) Synchronized swimming with piranhas.   

       + what [Srimech] said...let's make it interesting!
xandram, Aug 21 2008
  

       use monkey and pigsy from the olympics trailer for something please.
po, Aug 21 2008
  

       Wouldn't it be simpler to use real cheetahs?
wagster, Aug 21 2008
  

       // real cheetahs //   

       Now THAT gets our vote ! [+]   

       Marathon runners being chased by a virtual velociraptor would be good .... but bluescreen/CGI can only go so far. The Long Jump where the first part of the pit is full of live venomous snakes would be excellent. Putting the shot, but with a live grenade - throw it far enough, and you not onl get a medal, you get to live, too. And for the equestian events, a pack of hungry lions would add that extra frisson of authenticity ....
8th of 7, Aug 22 2008
  

       //Putting the shot, but with a live grenade // It wouldn't be heavy enough, would it?
pertinax, Aug 23 2008
  

       If it was heavy enough, then you wouldn't be able to get far enough away. Somewhere in between there must be a happy medium where most competitors live but the odd few die.
wagster, Aug 23 2008
  

       "Darwin Olympics" = survival of the fittest, literally ?
8th of 7, Aug 23 2008
  

       Nice idea!   

       Being an ex-pole vaulter, I can imagine the fun of jumping over a giraffe.
django, Aug 24 2008
  
      
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