China Screws Up


I would not want to be the audio guy in charge of the cutting short of The Star Spangled Banner after Michael Phelps won a gold medal in the swimming. 

Here’s the video:

I wonder how long the audio guy will live. 

Embarrassing China is not a good mistake to make.

Meanwhile…


So the Olympics Opening Ceremony is over.

An amazing spectacle with Heads of State in attendance galore.

But not Georgia’s Mikhail Saakashvili.

He’s back in Georgia watching his country being attacked by Russia right now… literally at the same time everyone else, Putin included, watched the ceremony… err, Olmpics, that is.

Who are the goodies. Who are the baddies?

Either way, back to reality.

Opening Ceremony


They’re calling it a security breach: a Korean reporter manages to slip inside a full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Olympics’ opening ceremony and record it on video.

My first thought: “Brave fucking journalist.” I mean, what do you think the penalty for that is in China? Crucifixion’s too good for him, sir?

As for the ceremony itself…it’ll want something new, something to distinguish itself from all the others. Something uniquely China. I’m thinking tanks, lots of ’em. And Nicki Webster. I’ll leave the details to your imagination.

The Fun Olympics

Spot the difference


Both photos were taken at around the same time on different days. Both were taken from casa de la bingbing. Pollution? No. Well not man-made (for the most part) anyway. Just a bit cloudier? No. The first one was taken on a day when Korea copped a good dose of China’s yellow dust. On the day the second one was taken, the wind had changed direction. Our athletes are really gonna cop it in 11 days.

Click on the photos to do them justice. Today, I can see all the way across the bay. Last Wednesday, I was lucky if I could see half as far.

UPDATE

Apparently it’s just mist.

Anecdotal, but a Chinese official on CNN TV said it was just steam.

Kristie lu Stout said, ‘Steam? Hmmm.’

Yeah fucking right. Oh China, this is gonna be fun.

Olympic torch arrives in Australia, quickly whisked away


Awwright mates, whadga do widthe damn thing, eh?

AP

A few comments about the Olympic Torch.


I wouldn’t recommend them, honestly, except that I made them. Here.

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