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Target Javeline

Large archery targets on the field
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Points should be awarded for distance AND accuracy to better represent the sport's origins: killing things from far away.
theleopard, Aug 08 2012

Ah, here we go... https://www.google....AQ&biw=1000&bih=583
[normzone, Aug 08 2012]


       I thought the sport's origins were in a desire to see muscular androgynous women with spears ... or maybe that's just me.
baconbrain, Aug 08 2012

       I've been considering posting an idea I'd call 'Olympic Mammoth Hunting', which would essentially be a stone-age biathalon combining hurdles and javelin, with the spear carried during the hurdle sprint and thrown at a target at the end. I haven't put it up because it's a combination of pre-existing sports and thus not really a halfbaked idea, but since we're thinking along the same lines I definitely have to award this post. [+]
Alterother, Aug 08 2012

       //I thought the sport's origins were in a desire to see muscular androgynous women with spears //   

       Nope. Killing things, from as far away as possible.
theleopard, Aug 08 2012

       [+] to Mammoth Hunting...
theleopard, Aug 08 2012

       // Killing things, from as far away as possible. //   

       Re: my proposal to re-introduce high-caliber riflery to the Games. The best competitive shooters in the world can kill sheets of paper at 600-700 meters.*   

       *yes, there are 1,000-yard competitions, but I don't think .50 caliber rifles are a good fit for the Olympics.
Alterother, Aug 08 2012

       Wait a minute - I missed the girls with spears photos... I don't have television here, can somebody help me decide how to vote?
normzone, Aug 08 2012

       Wait, do you mean a java line? I suppose with the right sort of code, it could kill my desktop remotely.
RayfordSteele, Aug 08 2012

       I thought a java line was what you see at the airport Starbucks.
sqeaketh the wheel, Aug 08 2012

       No, a Java line is what you see in the airport in Jakarta.
baconbrain, Aug 08 2012

       "My wife's just gone to Indonesia"
"No, she managed by herself."

MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 08 2012

"Yeth, me too."
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 08 2012

       Not fair, no one liked my Echidna joke, and now we've got the "my wife went to.." jokes...
not_morrison_rm, Aug 10 2012

       You need a sandbox to do it in.
neelandan, Aug 10 2012

       - "I just went to a really terrible concert in South-East Asia"

- "Singapore?"

- "Yes, and the rest of the band were rubbish too"
hippo, Aug 13 2012

       <London-centric joke>   

       "I took my fiancé for a meal in Southwark this weekend."   

       "You take her up the Oxo Tower?"   

       "The particulars of our carnal embrace are of no concern to you, you salacious cad."
theleopard, Aug 15 2012

       - "I've just come back from a singing tour of South-East Asia"

- "Seoul?"

- "No, R'n'B"
hippo, Aug 15 2012

       My wife was having trouble picking a vacation spot, so I figured phuket.   

       They should be wearing skis, too.
4and20, Aug 15 2012

       //They should be wearing skis, too.//   

       They should have to ski down to a jump, hurl a javelin at an archery target mid-air, land on a horse, jump a hedge while landing a shot put on a metal rabbit's head, pole vault off the horse, over a bar, performing a perfect triple-sumersault into the pool below, where they have to resurface in a spinning upside-down pirouette whilst firing underwater arrows at mechanical piranhas. How's THAT for representing the sports' origins?
theleopard, Aug 16 2012

       You forgot jousting, but this can be sqeezed in between the shot put and the pole vault, then using the jousting lance as the pole vault pole.
hippo, Aug 16 2012


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