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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Just Enjoy it!

What is with this daily attempt to pick apart the opening ceremonies of the Olympics?
Yesterday the story was "faked Fireworks" that weren't really faked. And today the story is the switch-a-roo and lipsync of one of the children. This type of stuff is typical in the entertainment business.

Look, it was a great open ceremonies. Quit picking it apart just because it's China!


Raised By Republicans said...

The opening ceremonies were amazing!!

My favorite part was the enormous glowing globe that came up out of the ground and had acrobats running around the thing as if they were held on by gravity (it was actually well hidden wires of course).

It could easily have been just another tired old Asian Communist mass marching event like the North Koreans still put on and like China used to do. But this was a cutting edge extravaganza not just in terms of the technical aspects but the artistic sense too (at least to my untrained eye).

Dr. Strangelove said...

I loved the opening ceremonies! I and everyone with whom I watched the ceremonies--including two choreographers--literally gaped at the amazing precision of the performers. As a tech junkie, I also was stunned by the huge LED screen/scroll. It was also very artistically done. I doubt we will see that event equaled for decades to come.

Bert Q. Slushbrow, Sr. said...

Interestingly "word on the street" in China (i.e. my wife and her cousin but also a few Chinese blogs) is that while no one is bothered by the foot steps fireworks bit the little girl singer issue is rather more serious.

The REAL problem isn't that she was lip synched or even that the actual singer was sidelined for not being "perfect" enough visually (though this has quite a few Chinese pissed off)... the real problem is that the girl who appeared is apparently from a connected and privileged family and her inclusion was ordered by someone or someones in the Politburo (someone connected to the girls family in some way). That is what has stirred up a bit of a hornet's nest in China. The use of privilege and power to take advantage.

There is another small controversy along these lines with the girl who sat next to famous(ly histrionic and ridiculous) pianist Lang Lang. She is also apparently a child of privilege inserted into the program whose mother is seemingly trying to capitalize off of her child as much as possible.

Raised By Republicans said...

So, Lang Lang is Chinese for Liberace?

But seriously, how crass that they would take this talented little girl singer and declare her too ugly for TV. Sounds like something an American TV network would do.

The Law Talking Guy said...

Well, it's terrible for the poor girl who was declared too ugly. But Hollywood is plenty brutal in that regard too.

USwest said...

Thank you Bert for explaining this. I haven't seen it presented this way in the US Media.