Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony..

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    Aug 09, 2008 3:39 AM GMT
    was AWESOME!! Don't you think? Their traditional costumes and dances, and the colors involved are just magnificent!

    I was especially amazed by the 2008-strong military drummers at the beginning..the unison and dicipline it took for them to produce such formations were just brilliant..apparently that opening performance was kept a secret from the public until yesterday to surprise the audiences worldwide..and it certainly did me..I enjoyed it very much.

    What did you guys think about it?
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    Aug 09, 2008 3:41 AM GMT


    My, wasn't that purty! Talk on TV is it's possibly the best opening ceremony seen.
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    Aug 09, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    Yay! A third thread on the same topic in one day! Who didn't see that coming icon_wink.gif.

    meninlove said
    Talk on TV is it's possibly the best opening ceremony seen.

    It was the most expensive, if nothing else.
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    Aug 09, 2008 3:46 AM GMT
    blink777 saidYay! A third thread on the same topic in one day! Who didn't see that coming icon_wink.gif.



    oops yea i didn't realize there were other threads on this until you mentioned

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/254886/

    but it was so awesome it was worth 3 threads icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 09, 2008 3:50 AM GMT

    Hey blink,

    I tried not to think of that ($$$), or my tendency to think about the last 2 weeks of newscasts with Peter Mansbridge (and getting angry at the Chinese government) would have me tossing the TV through the picture window. Them's expensive, too.
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    Aug 09, 2008 3:54 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    ... Peter Mansbridge...

    Ohhhh my god. Didn't you just want to jump into the screen and beat the crap out of him and Ron MacLean during the ceremonies. "And now they are raising the rings..." WE CAN SEE THAT YOU FUCKTARD. SHUT IT!
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:22 AM GMT

    ,,,I think it was for the blind people watching TV...er, never mind (where's Emily Littella when you need 'er, eh?)
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:24 AM GMT
    Guys I missed it! Any good reference for a high quality video streaming???????? please PLEASE icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:44 AM GMT
    The ceremony kinda made me want to do men from around the world. But hey, it is Friday night.
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    Aug 09, 2008 5:16 AM GMT
    groundcombat saidThe ceremony kinda made me want to do men from around the world. But hey, it is Friday night.


    OMG exactly what I was thinking lol
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    Aug 09, 2008 5:21 AM GMT
    All that trillion dollar light show and toxic fireworks display...boring...I liked all the hot guys from all over the world walking proudly with their flags.
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    Aug 09, 2008 5:22 AM GMT
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    groundcombat saidThe ceremony kinda made me want to do men from around the world. But hey, it is Friday night.


    OMG exactly what I was thinking lol

    Yeah, I noticed some hot athletes marching through the birds nest tonight. It's like a buffet.
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    Aug 09, 2008 5:32 AM GMT
    Mikesw saidI liked all the hot guys from all over the world walking proudly with their flags.

    I've never been more proud of my country than when I saw Canada's flag bearer stealing the show from Guana (I believe?) while they were being introduced. The guy was waving his flag like a maniac before Canada was even brought out haha!
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    Aug 09, 2008 6:26 AM GMT
    Bigger isn't necessarily better. I found the Athens opening ceremonies 4 years ago to be more impressive and artistically much more beautiful.
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    Aug 09, 2008 7:13 AM GMT
    allgoodinhwood saidBigger isn't necessarily better. I found the Athens opening ceremonies 4 years ago to be more impressive and artistically much more beautiful.


    Stop lyeing to yourself. China brought it. That entire ceremony was basically them laughing in the worlds faces telling them how much smarter they are. The count down in the beginning was so god damn impressive i STILL cant believe they were human. I swear I thought it was computers doing all of that. The entire thing was just spectacular. I realllly do feel sorry for London, they just cannot compete, they just don't have the culture to take it their like China did. The technology, the precision, the excution ! Is there anything China CAN'T do? I still can't get past the fireworks made to look like footsteps approaching over the stadium.
  • MuscleUp

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    Aug 09, 2008 2:06 PM GMT
    If you have enough time and enough money you can do anything. I just wish they would have spent the $43,000,000,000.000 on something besides flashing lights. I hope this spectacle somehow motivates the ruling class to solve the deprivation in their country, especially after a catastrophe.
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    Aug 09, 2008 2:08 PM GMT
    AMAZING! The torch lighting was absolutely the best part!
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    Aug 09, 2008 2:11 PM GMT
    BostonBryan saidIf you have enough time and enough money you can do anything. I just which they would have spent the $43,000,000,000.000 on something besides flashing lights. I hope this spectacle somehow motivates the ruling class to solve the deprivation in their country, especially after a catastrophe.


    I was thinking similarly about how else that money could be used. But I know in China's case, it's more about their "branding" and proving themselves beyond the latest headlines about their toys with lead. I hope future events can be toned down a bit more.
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    Aug 09, 2008 2:29 PM GMT
    allgoodinhwood saidBigger isn't necessarily better. I found the Athens opening ceremonies 4 years ago to be more impressive and artistically much more beautiful.


    No one could ever belittle what China accomplished last night it was absolutely amazing and technologically beautiful, however I would still say that this had a much different feel than Athens or Atlanta which seemed to be Artists meets Athlete this one seemed much more Artists meets China meets military.

    In the end each opening since I have been watching in 1984 has had some sort of amazing quality. In my opinion there has never had a more dramatic flame lighting than 1992's archery.


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    Aug 09, 2008 3:43 PM GMT
    I said it in one of the other threads, but that show was the most amazing thing I've ever seen in my life. Did anyone else think the last torch bearer almost fell from the roof when his cable support moved up at the top? I almost peed my pants when that happened.

    I also agree that the Barcelona harchery torch lighting was the most dramatic.
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
    The last torch bearer's cable support slipped like that to put him at an angle to "run" around the top of the stadium. It could have been a smoother transition.icon_redface.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 09, 2008 4:26 PM GMT
    It was truly jaw-dropping! Technically, it was a marvel to watch. The sheer scale of the production was breath-taking. I watched parts of it over and over again...especially when Team Brazil appeared - YUMMMM!
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:27 PM GMT
    Sucks to be London in 2012
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:29 PM GMT
    True...would NOT want to follow that act. I can only imagine what the Closing Cermonies will bring.
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    London will bring it. I have faith.