Friday, August 8, 2008

Olympic opening ceremonies

I missed most of the opener because I was on the train, but I'm back in time to catch the athletes' parade. The speeches are going on now. When the Chinese guy (a party leader) was making his speech, the announcers talked alllll over it, giving only a vague translation of what he was saying instead of a word-for-word translation or subtitles. When the IOC dude got up: total silence.

And now, a Chinese children's chorus is singing the Olympic theme, in perfect pitch, in Greek, and the stupid announcers are talking all over it! What is wrong with them!

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