Opening Ceremony is a waste of time

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yeah! we were watching it on line too and were kind of upset that we got cut off right then! lol will have to go see if i can find the tail end somewhere.
i thought the flying wheat boy was too long because it didn't make much sense to me. LOL
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ferri wrote:yeah! we were watching it on line too and were kind of upset that we got cut off right then! lol will have to go see if i can find the tail end somewhere.
i thought the flying wheat boy was too long because it didn't make much sense to me. LOL


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lol!!! i actually had a lot of fun checking out all the different countries official Olympic wear! some of it was pretty wonderful.
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Finnish outfits were psychedelic.
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Captain Awesome wrote:Finnish outfits were psychedelic.


I thought the Italian outfits were frumpy. White pants and black frumpy coats?

Who had the cool black and orange outfits? It's all starting to blur.
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Having Arnie touch the torch is just great. Here is a guy who used Steroids to get as big as he did
and they let him get close to the Olympics. Cypress Bowl is a mess, the games are way over the
budgets laid down, and the protesters are gaining some ground. If they games were in fact about
the athletes, it would be different, but at present the games are about greed, and publicity for the
politicians. I hope things go well for team Canada but I am not holding my breath. I didn't see the
opening ceremonies because that stuff always bores me.
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damngrumpy wrote:Having Arnie touch the torch is just great. Here is a guy who used Steroids to get as big as he did
and they let him get close to the Olympics. Cypress Bowl is a mess, the games are way over the
budgets laid down, and the protesters are gaining some ground. If they games were in fact about
the athletes, it would be different, but at present the games are about greed, and publicity for the
politicians. I hope things go well for team Canada but I am not holding my breath. I didn't see the
opening ceremonies because that stuff always bores me.


You forgot to say the god is against the games! Jesus himself was among the protesters, I saw him.












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homeownertoo wrote: "The gold-medal performance of the evening came from KD Lang, who stepped out of the show's 'shock and awe' format to put artistry before spectacle in her soulful and flawless rendition of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. A gutsy decision on her part and a wonderful tribute to the athletic performances to come."

I completely agree: KD Lang was the hi-lite for me; she touches the soul. Unbelievable performance! 'Hallelujah' !! A gut-wrenching performance. I would add: a wonderful tribute to the fallen luger as well!
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Sounds like the international press is giving the opening ceremonies, and the games in general thus far a big thumbs down.
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MisterPeePee wrote:Sounds like the international press is giving the opening ceremonies, and the games in general thus far a big thumbs down.


Some links would be good ............
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grammafreddy wrote:
MisterPeePee wrote:Sounds like the international press is giving the opening ceremonies, and the games in general thus far a big thumbs down.


Some links would be good ............



New York times http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/14/sport ... ies&st=cse
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RR24K wrote:
grammafreddy wrote:
MisterPeePee wrote:Sounds like the international press is giving the opening ceremonies, and the games in general thus far a big thumbs down.


Some links would be good ............



New York times http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/14/sport ... ies&st=cse


http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2010/02/15 ... icism.html
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This story is hilarious!

...though a doping committee may want to look into what the aboriginal people were taking that enabled them to dance without stopping for three hours straight.


You could add that it’s a country unafraid to put a poet up there on the stage.


Why is it that a country sending one athlete to the Games also sends a handful of out-of-shape middle-age guys to march with him?


...and what was with those German uniforms that bore “Team” on the front? They needed to be reminded?


For Americans, the parade of athletes is a great geography lesson, a brush-up on countries that sprung up after the fall of communism.


And don’t forget Mexico, which sent a 51-year-old downhill skier to the Games. He should get a medal just for showing up.
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grammafreddy wrote:
MisterPeePee wrote:Sounds like the international press is giving the opening ceremonies, and the games in general thus far a big thumbs down.


Some links would be good ............


Global News National had a big report at 6pm on "Vancouver Image Takes Beating in International Media":

http://news.globaltv.com/beyondthepodium/Vancouver+image+takes+beating+international+media/2567582/story.html
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And I thought, "every four years Americans get a great geography lesson. Period."
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