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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by D_Jared Padalicki, Aug 8, 2008.
What are you thoughts of it? What was the most beautiful thing you saw?
i like the globe thing. with the people tumbling around it.
i like the one when the rings were flat on the floor, then it started to float.
i like the part with those blocks that are bobbing up and down, forming chinese characters.
and of course, i like Sarah Brightman. lol.
the fireworks were cool too. the footsteps fireworks were weird but cool.
oh, and i liked the part when the scroll started to, uh, roll.
Boycotting the Olympics this year and I will do so when it is hosted by any country that employs slave labor.
I have never understood the point of a four hour long opening theatrical event or a long closing ceremony.
I don't approve of the Olympics being awarded to this regime and intend to boycott, as a minimum, anything coverage of the opening and closing ceromonies.
So I haven't seen it, and will never see it.
I think politics and sports should be kept apart, so no boycotting from this side.
I liked the scroll thing, the rings that started to float and just the light effects of most acts.
This opening ceremony alone costs 100 million lol
The Movement of the Human Bodies
The smiling FACES
Flowing Silk Ribbons
The Children Youth and the prospects for all Mankind to unite now and in the Future
-- more than HAPPY and able to divorce Politics from Sports .. opening/closing ceremony is all a part of the whole .. irrespective
You just contradicted yourself. The children of youth and prospects for all mankind to unite and make Nikes for 15 cents an hour in a sweatshop. Brilliant.
I read the Chinese spent something in the neighborhood of USD35bn for the whole thing...enough to forgive a year worth of interest on the debt we owe them...
I heard it was 30 billion Euro for the whole thing. That's about 45 billion dollars
why isnt anybody just excited about the athletic events that are coming up? MICHEAL PHELPS is going to win it for us! haha. not to mention all of the other world record breakers in the olympic trials!!! im stoked! things i will watch: swimming!, track and field, gymnastics, others are just if i have time...
I couldn't watch it but I bet it was really good organised and beautiful to watch.
I guess I'll have a chance to watch it somewhere else...
Anyone who has studied Martial Arts,Ta’i Chi, Feng Shui or Buddhism, would realise that the opening ceremony encompassed a vast array of symbolism and practice, related to the essence of these beliefs, cultures and practises. The Chi energy created by all this would give Strength, Prosperity, Wisdom (Understanding) and most importantly Protection to the games and its participants. I have to admit, that the hairs on the back of my neck were standing up, I also had goose bumps on my arms. It was a very spectacular and powerful opening ceremony. One that gave great meaning and understanding to the essence of life.
There is so much we can learn from other cultcures, step back look at the greater picture before making a judgement or comment. We all have things in our past that we are not proud of.
I read this morning that Morgan Hamm has withdrawn because of injury. His brother isn't competing either. Very sad.
The US did win in Soccer this morning beating Japan.
Well, it's yet to air here, but I do intend to watch it. Neither I nor my immediate family growing up were ever into sports or watching sporting events on television, but I remember we always did watch the Olympics. My mom even remembers watching the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City when she was little. So I'll be watching them this year just because I always have. And also for the chance to see some sexy athletes strutting their stuff.:biggrin:
Have they shown the opening ceremony in the US? Did I miss it?
I know that the people on in china do not represent the government of china there have been some nastier countries who have hosted the olympic games.
Its just crazy china is giving money to sudan for oil, they are not very hip to the freedom of their people and tibet.
On the other hand they are one the many countries whose paying are debt and we are giving that money back plus interest
No, they haven't. It airs tonight on tape delay.
China is bad yeah yeah yeah, we know that, comunism just doesn't work, it's evil etc etc.
But let us just screw all that and think of the ceremony itself, ignoring the bad things in the background.
And heck, the ceremony was so beatifull that it's real easy to do! So emotional, colorfull and symbolic! I really liked it.
This is something I've never seen before, but the opening in greece was quite beatifull too and I'd like to quote the words of many people during the ceremony in the Athens
"THIS is real art! Remember the ceremonies during the olipics in america? Those just sucked!"
I hate politicizing the games.
A good friend of mine would have been an Olympian if it weren't for gooberhead Jimmy Carter.
It's not about the Chinese government it's about the athletes.
Have to add the lighting of the Flame was exceptional, very clever
(Sorry to the folk who have not seen it yet but dont think we have given too much away)