Conversation Starters for July 15-21

Five Weekend Conversation Starters: The Olympics Condom Problem and the Best Lip Dub of All Time

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The Unofficial Olympic Sport

As thousands of attractive athletes in their physical prime converge on London, Olympic organizers participated in a wonderful, but little known, tradition. More than 150,000 condoms were handed out to athletes, which works out to 15 per participant for just 17 days of life in the Olympic Village.

These athletes spend most of their waking hours training. Put them all together in one place and add healthy doses of adrenaline, hormones, and emotion, and…You can fill in the blank (no pun intended). In Beijing in 2008, more than 100,000 free condoms were passed out to Olympians.

Think we’re exagerating? U.S. women’s soccer “it” girl Hope Solo said many athletes just can’t help themselves.

“There’s a lot of sex going on at the Olympics…I’ve seen people having sex out in the open, getting down and dirty on grass between buildings…I may have snuck a celebrity into my Beijing room without anybody knowing and snuck him back out. But that’s my Olympic secret.”

The 2012 Emmy Nominations Are In…

And…the exact same shows as always got nominated again. Fans of Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Downton Abbey have even more reasons to be pretentious than ever.

However, some of our favorite crowd pleasers did pick up nods this year. Freshman comedy Girls picked up a nomination for Best Comedy, while the Modern Family family dominates several of the comedic acting categories. On the reality front, we don’t have to tell you that guilty pleasure shows like Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Jersey Shore didn’t make the cut, but Project Runway and newcomer The Voice will face off in the reality category.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

The Dark Knight Rises and the Most Unfortunate Tweet Ever

This week we finally discovered what it takes for the country to stop fighting over politics, and unfortunately, the answer isn’t education, the dust bowl 2.0, or rising unemployment. The tragic shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO has cast a pall over the biggest box office weekend of the year. Producers cancelled the film’s Paris premiere, and moviegoers the country over have been horrified by the senseless tragedy. We’re praying for all the victims and their families.

Unfortunately, one careless tweet has one business trying to get that foot out of its mouth. Celeb Botique was forced to apologize for the tweet below:

The Best Lip Dub of the Millenium, or the Best Lip Dub of All Time?

Armed with nothing more than a plus-sized Snuggie™, a webcam, iMovie, and a whole lot of awesome, teenaged YouTuber kkpalmer1000 created one of the greatest lipdubs in the history of the Internets.

The best part? It has absolutely nothing to do with Carly Rae Jepsen. Watch it in all its glory below:

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Remember, don’t let anyone stand in your way. Even if he’s 10 times your size and has razor sharp teeth. You’re a champion.

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