John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Watching the Olympics Opening Ceremony X

The Olympic flag being carried and hoisted by goose-stepping soldiers. Nice symbolism there.

The Olympic Hymn is pretty lame.

Do they have a fan blowing at the height of the flagpoles? It was very odd to see it hanging so limply as it ascended the pole while the Chinese flag was flying so proudly. Then all of a sudden, floop! Furl city.

Well, that was a pretty good torch-lighting. Not quite as thrilling as seeing Muhammad Ali in 1996, but probably better than the Doctor's in 2012. I concede I might feel differently were I Chinese, and it was certainly more spectacular than either.
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