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Olympic WOW

Friday,  08/08/08  11:43 PM

Did you see the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics tonight?  WOW!  Unbelievable.  What an amazing spectable, I have never seen anything like that...  I tuned in, expecting to be entertained, like yeah, this is cool, but I was unprepared for how amazingly great it was.  If you saw it, you know what I mean, and if you didn't, find a friend who recorded it!  (In HD, preferably; this was certainly something you will want to see in HD!)

What particularly struck me, beside the ingenuity of the spectacle, was that much of it was so human; you had literally thousands of people giving a performance in sync, without too much automation.  The coordination and practice required must have been unbelievable.

Here are some pics, taken of my TV screen, as recorded by my Tivo...  (click each to enlarge)


If the rest of these Olympics live up to the standard set by these Opening Ceremonies, it is going to be a most excellent experience.  I cannot wait!  And things kick off right away, tomorrow we have the Men's Cycling Road Race (I'm sure you're as interested in that as I am), and of course the sailing competition begins.  Stay tuned!



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