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    Olympic Opening Ceramonies

    Who else have seen/are watching this? I found it transfixing. Amazing spectacle, but much like the country itself, had dark and mysterious undertones. I couldnt quite trust it. It seemed to good to be true. Near the begining when all the children handed of the flag to staunch and frankly scary army officers-who all looked alike and marched much like the Nazi soldiers (sorry, its true), was all i needed to know.

    Whaddid you think of it?
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    I was working so I didn't see it but I saw video of downtown Beijing earlier in the day, that's some smog! Especially considering they claim to have pulled 50%+ vehicles off the streets and shut down the biggest polluters for the time the olympics is in town. Makes me glad we have at least some government regs on controlling emissions here. If the Republicans had their way (no emissions regulationss) we'd never see across the street again.

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    I thought it was amazing! They really know how to wow a crowd!
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    very impressive I thought,
    not saying I "trust" anything... but it was very impressive... of course they spent billions on it ya know?

    but hey they want china to look good... I think they gave it an honest effort..

    now what events are everyone watching?
    I'm particular to obviously the swimming this year, but the boxing and taekwondo and judo matches are going to be super fun

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    I didn't see it, but they might have a video up of it sometime soon. But, I did hear that they put fake walls up to block out the houses of the poor people and such to make it look better.
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    I thought it was one of the better opening ceremonies I'd seen, but it reaffirmed my undying hatred for Bob Costas.
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    but it reaffirmed my undying hatred for Bob Costas.
    seriously! he sucked!

    i agree with you cmm, thats a good way to put it.

    Capensis, i hope thats not true. I could see that happening though.

    Im watching frickin everything! soccer, team handball is prety cool, fencing (we swept! bronze, silver & gold!), and i cant wait for the rest!
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    It had some amazing moments-the blocks with people under them comes to mind as do the people running along the side of the giant globe-but I was getting a little bored with it by the time the parade started. At least it was tasteful-not 2008 Elivs impersonators skydiving into the mouth of a giant dragon while some Chinese rap group played.

    I liked how the poorer the country in the parade, the nicer I thought their outfits were. There was some amazing ethnic garb from some small, not-so-well-off nations. I think it was France though that looked like they were getting ready for their shift at the Drive Thru at Long John Silver's.

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