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Old August 9 2008, 05:52 AM   #61
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The kids were really cute.

I noticed the cheerleaders were pretty tuckered out by the end of the ceremony. Actually, they started to run out of steam before it was halfway through, but given the heat and pollution, they did pretty well. I noticed they had water bottles as part of their uniforms, which was sensible.

Some of the teams had very strange outfits. And some of them had me wondering how the athletes managed to keep from passing out -- they looked really hot and uncomfortable!
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Old August 9 2008, 05:52 AM   #62
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Man, if you're not seeing this in HD, you've missed out.
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Old August 9 2008, 06:01 AM   #63
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The kids were really cute.

I noticed the cheerleaders were pretty tuckered out by the end of the ceremony. Actually, they started to run out of steam before it was halfway through, but given the heat and pollution, they did pretty well. I noticed they had water bottles as part of their uniforms, which was sensible.

Some of the teams had very strange outfits. And some of them had me wondering how the athletes managed to keep from passing out -- they looked really hot and uncomfortable!
I'm seeing the Parade of Nations now and some of those outfits are weird. It's almost like some were dressed for a wedding or something and I had to be wondering how hot it was. As for the cheerleaders, yes they look hot, but man I don't envy their task of standing, dancing, and being there for that entire time.
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Old August 9 2008, 06:04 AM   #64
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Found that there is another channel, and they are currently showing women's handball.
I really, really want to watch Handball, but I've never been able to see it because I don't think Canada even has a Handball team. Gyarg.
Don't think Australia has a team either. Mostly European teams.

Currently watching the road race. Should interesting, so circuit about to start.
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Old August 9 2008, 06:10 AM   #65
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Bush with volleyball chicks Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh. Kind of surreal...
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Old August 9 2008, 01:33 PM   #66
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Man, if you're not seeing this in HD, you've missed out.
I'll bet, but we can't afford anything HD right now. Would have loved to have seen it that way.
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Old August 9 2008, 03:27 PM   #67
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Last night, the opening ceremony was stunning. I wonder how they're gonna top it off in London.
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Old August 9 2008, 05:17 PM   #68
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Last night, the opening ceremony was stunning. I wonder how they're gonna top it off in London.
Everyone will mysteriously dissapear and a skinny man in a trench coat will pick up the torch.
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Old August 9 2008, 05:22 PM   #69
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I don't want to sound too negative but I really hated the ceremony, it just seemed too perfectionistic, reminded me of the North Korean military parades with those tens of thousands of people marching and waving in perfect unity; human individuality counting nothing, the collective everything. In my opinion it was a totalitarian show befitting of a totalitarian regime; the best example of which was at the end when Rogge and Hu Jintao walked along the red carpet with the chinese women on the side looking absolutely alike - same height, same haircut, same everything; like nice obedient cloned soldiers.
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Old August 9 2008, 07:23 PM   #70
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Gee, nothing nice to say just because it was China? you know your own country isn't perfect either...
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Old August 9 2008, 07:25 PM   #71
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I wouldn't want to be rowing a boat in smog that thick.
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Old August 9 2008, 07:27 PM   #72
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Why is time delayed? Are they afraid people are going to be prancing around jiggling boobies and willies?
No, that's in four years.

Think about it.
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Old August 9 2008, 07:27 PM   #73
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I wouldn't want to be rowing a boat in smog that thick.
Rules out London and San Francisco then.
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Old August 9 2008, 08:30 PM   #74
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I don't want to sound too negative but I really hated the ceremony, it just seemed too perfectionistic, reminded me of the North Korean military parades with those tens of thousands of people marching and waving in perfect unity; human individuality counting nothing, the collective everything. In my opinion it was a totalitarian show befitting of a totalitarian regime; the best example of which was at the end when Rogge and Hu Jintao walked along the red carpet with the chinese women on the side looking absolutely alike - same height, same haircut, same everything; like nice obedient cloned soldiers.
That's part of the Chinese culture even before Mao, the cultural revolution, and the founding of the PRC. The family unit (basically the government, the nation) is to be put above personal desires most of the time. It's something that my Chinese professors were pretty adamant about when I took a Chinese law course in Beijing this summer.


And London shouldn't try to top Beijing they should just try very hard to show the world the soul of London and Britain if they manage that it'll be just as impressive as Beijing's opening ceremony.
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Old August 9 2008, 09:30 PM   #75
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I don't want to sound too negative but I really hated the ceremony, it just seemed too perfectionistic, reminded me of the North Korean military parades with those tens of thousands of people marching and waving in perfect unity; human individuality counting nothing, the collective everything. In my opinion it was a totalitarian show befitting of a totalitarian regime; the best example of which was at the end when Rogge and Hu Jintao walked along the red carpet with the chinese women on the side looking absolutely alike - same height, same haircut, same everything; like nice obedient cloned soldiers.
That's part of the Chinese culture even before Mao, the cultural revolution, and the founding of the PRC. The family unit (basically the government, the nation) is to be put above personal desires most of the time. It's something that my Chinese professors were pretty adamant about when I took a Chinese law course in Beijing this summer.


And London shouldn't try to top Beijing they should just try very hard to show the world the soul of London and Britain if they manage that it'll be just as impressive as Beijing's opening ceremony.
I was about to say elegance beats flash but the Beijing ceremonies were elegant as well as being flashy. But I'm sure our cousins across the pond will do themselves proud.
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