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#1 Sille Skrub

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:06 PM

Am I the only one who stayed in to watch this?

I think the fireworks coming out the top of the bird's nest stadium is very cool.

#2 Sille Skrub

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:08 PM

I really love the Olympic theme also.

#3 Ahriman


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:10 PM

I'm watching.

Those drummers are amazing. The sheer coordination that went into that must be mind-boggling. Especially the countdown with the lights/drums thing.

#4 PayrodsFirstClutchHit

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:11 PM

Impressive display from the drummers.

Costas and Lauer will be making my ears bleed within the hour.

#5 gtg807y

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:11 PM

Very impressive theatrics. The drumming was pretty cool... probably slave labor, and I think the headphones were Chinese officials telling the performers that their families would be killed if they didn't smile... but cool nonetheless.

Am I the only one who thinks the Polo outfits the US team is wearing looks really stupid?

#6 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:18 PM

I'm watching.

Those drummers are amazing. The sheer coordination that went into that must be mind-boggling. Especially the countdown with the lights/drums thing.


I think it was a bit intimidating and you know... too gigantic.

The stadium is fantastic. Unspeakably beautiful.

Costas should not be near any opening ceremony anywhere in the world.

#7 Sille Skrub

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:18 PM

Did they throw President Bush in the cheap seats?

#8 Razor Shines

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:23 PM

The drumming was really cool. Sure, big and intimidating, but I think that is a pretty appropriate metaphor for China.

This ancient scroll thing is cool too. Wish I had some pot for this.

#9 DannyHeep


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:32 PM

When do the tanks rush the stadium?

#10 Sille Skrub

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:33 PM

I feel like ordering Chinese food tonight.

#11 Dollar

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:34 PM

I feel like ordering Chinese food tonight.

Enjoy, Skrub. ;) Chinese food.

Edited by Dollar, 08 August 2008 - 07:35 PM.


#12 gtg807y

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:36 PM

Enjoy, Skrub. ;) Chinese food.


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Chinese food, temporarily off the menu.

Edited by gtg807y, 08 August 2008 - 07:36 PM.


#13 Sille Skrub

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:36 PM

Do they deliver?

#14 SoxScout


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:36 PM

I can't believe people were doing that printing block production

#15 Razor Shines

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:39 PM

Wonder how many times they rehearsed this.

#16 locknload

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:40 PM

I can't believe people were doing that printing block production



The precision on that was such that I flat out don't believe it. I did order chinese food tonight, and I wasn't alone. My local chinese food place was so packed I couldn't park and had to wait 45 minutes at a place that never has a wait of over 5 minutes.

#17 Nick Kaufman


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:44 PM

The Chinese history segment was cool.

#18 Ahriman


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:46 PM

The precision on that was such that I flat out don't believe it.


If you're ever so inclined to re-watch that part of the ceremony, you'll clearly see lots and lots of legs standing under the ink blocks when they're raised highest.

The Chinese are certainly getting a lot of bang for their buck tonight.

#19 gtg807y

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:46 PM

The Chinese history segment was cool.


This whole thing is pretty cool. I mean, how much must this production have cost? I googled it and saw $100 million mentioned as an estimate in an article, but that may be a low estimate.

#20 Orange Julia


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:47 PM

i am waiting for the maoist performers to come out and kill everyone.

who was the singer/band for that little bird coke commercial?

#21 Ahriman


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:48 PM

This whole thing is pretty cool. I mean, how much must this production have cost?


Costas said it cost 300 million.

#22 locknload

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:50 PM

If you're ever so inclined to re-watch that part of the ceremony, you'll clearly see lots and lots of legs standing under the ink blocks when they're raised highest.

The Chinese are certainly getting a lot of bang for their buck tonight.


I just went back via TIVO. Simply amazing. I can't even imagine how difficult and how much practice it must have taken to get that many people in perfect unison.

#23 Ahriman


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:51 PM

Chinese Elvis is in the building.

#24 Orange Julia


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:52 PM

Yikes. Nice hair. I want one of those light up suits.

#25 SoxScout


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:53 PM

Costas said it cost 300 million.

It really is worth it, they said they told the director to think up something out of his wildest dreams and then gave him unlimited resources.

#26 Razor Shines

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:53 PM

You know, part of me is thinking the whole time while watching this: "these guys are going to conquer the fucking planet".

#27 Orange Julia


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:53 PM

wait. Did i miss a whole mao segment?

#28 SoxScout


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:54 PM

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#29 Sille Skrub

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:54 PM

You know, part of me is thinking the whole time while watching this: "these guys are going to conquer the fucking planet".

It makes me think:

"Man, I really could go for some crab rangoon right now."

#30 Orange Julia


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:56 PM

Funny, it makes me thing "With all that money they can't clean up the pollution? WTF?"

#31 gtg807y

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:56 PM

You know, part of me is thinking the whole time while watching this: "these guys are going to conquer the fucking planet".


No shit. It was fun while it lasted, wasn't it, America? Break out the generic haircuts, Chairman Mao jackets, and the Little Red Book.

#32 DannyHeep


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:57 PM

I feel like ordering Chinese food tonight.


That is what we had.

Szcehuan chicken. Beef with asparagus, and dumplings.

#33 DannyHeep


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:58 PM

This whole thing is pretty cool. I mean, how much must this production have cost? I googled it and saw $100 million mentioned as an estimate in an article, but that may be a low estimate.


Tibet is for sale on ebay.

#34 DannyHeep


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:59 PM

It really is worth it, they said they told the director to think up something out of his wildest dreams and then gave him unlimited resources.


Is the director named Cashman?

Edited by DannyHeep, 08 August 2008 - 08:00 PM.


#35 MannysDestination


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:00 PM

Yeah I just ordered chinese. This is really, really, really impressive. I'm blown away.

#36 Orange Julia


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:00 PM

I totally have a pair of silk pajamas just like that chick.

#37 Guinevere

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:02 PM

I'm also completely geeked on the olympics, watching every moment, and thoroughly impressed. I don't think I've ever seen an opening ceremony as impressive -- no doubt they will rule the world.

Also ordered chinese -- general tau's chicken, stir-flied mix veggie, and scallion pancakes. Plus Tsingtao. Urp.

#38 Orange Julia


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:03 PM

We had pulled pork bbq and macaroni and cheese. You people are SHEEP!

;)

#39 gtg807y

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:03 PM

And in case you weren't already terrified into submission by the ceremonies, here's 2000 ninjas.

#40 locknload

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:04 PM

Its really annoying that Buehrle and Lester are working so quick you can't do any flipping. You blink and the inning is over.

Edited by locknload, 08 August 2008 - 08:04 PM.


#41 Guinevere

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:04 PM

Baaaaaaaa.

#42 Razor Shines

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:04 PM

I also had a pulled pork sandwich, and now I really wish I opted for some boneless spare ribs instead.

#43 Sille Skrub

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:04 PM

Are OJ and I the only ones who DIDN'T order Chinese tonight?

It's like friggin New Year's Eve around here.

#44 Razor Shines

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:06 PM

I thought the Chinese gov't outlawed this stuff?

#45 Orange Julia


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:06 PM

Are OJ and I the only ones who DIDN'T order Chinese tonight?

It's like friggin New Year's Eve around here.

fist bump

#46 locknload

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:06 PM

You know, part of me is thinking the whole time while watching this: "these guys are going to conquer the fucking planet".



That's exactly why they put this on.

#47 Uncle Mumford

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:07 PM

The choreography is beyond compare for all of this, but I can't even begin to think how they got the dudes in the light suits to quickly coordinate and make a two-story human replica of a stadium.

I wish I had HDTV.

I wish I still got high.

#48 gtg807y

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:11 PM

What if it had rained today in Beijing? That would have been a kick in the nuts.

#49 SoxScout


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:11 PM

Damn this part is cool

#50 Guinevere

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:12 PM

And China takes over the world. . . . Nothing subtle about this, it there.