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Old 02-13-2010, 03:44 PM   #11
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At the end end of the ceremony they had these 3 giant torches in a big sculpture. They looked like giant joints. I bet the snowboarders got excited seeing that!
It's funny you noticed that, too!

One of our local "boys" is a snowboard cross olympian. He's good friends with my future son-in-law. The cool thing is last week he talked at a pep rally about living your dreams, and staying off drugs. I saw him briefly last night as they marched in.
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:11 PM   #12
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I thought the effects were terrific! Especially the ice floes. Anyone else notice the one who was pretending he fell in the water and was trying to swim to safety?

The tech side was great. I never could take all the dancing and stuff that these shows are always rife with though. Come to think of it, I didn't know they had clog dancing in Canada.

 
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:58 PM   #13
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Canadas opening ceremony was pretty lame I thought. But then again I guess I'm comparing them to Chinas opening a few summers ago. Tough act to follow in my opinion.

As far as that luge incident went, I seriously CANNOT believe that those columns that Georgian busted himself up on weren't already padded. It wouldnt have helped that fellow much at an estimate 88 mph, but still.

This is gonna make sound like a dick, but its probably best that he passed. With the way he hit, I cant imagine the spinal injuries he would have had to deal with. I'm no doctor but I doubt he would have been able to walk again.

And it sounds like that luge run is gonna be quite contreversial here in the next week or so. According to NBC (or whoever I was watching) its the fastest in the world and the head of the Lugeing committe wasnt too thrilled about it in the first place. Should be interesting to see.

Mens downhill is sometime today I think. One of my favorites!
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:22 PM   #14
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The tech side was great. I never could take all the dancing and stuff that these shows are always rife with though. Come to think of it, I didn't know they had clog dancing in Canada.

Multiculturalism. We have one of each in Canada. There is a thriving gnome community in the eastern provinces.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:14 PM   #15
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I thought the ceremony started off pretty slow but picked up after the athletes came in. Wasn't Rush supposed to play?

I hear the canadian ballet is popular entertainment too. Sure those weren't stripper poles?

 
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Wasn't Rush supposed to play?
Limbaugh?

 
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:51 PM   #17
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Limbaugh?
hehe that was my first thought. At least he'd be able to tell Lindsey Vonn where to get some good painkillers for her shin!
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Of course, we can't see anything live. In the pacific time zone they're tape delaying everything. Even though the OLYMPICS are TAKING PLACE in the PACIFIC TIME ZONE!

I ****ing hate NBC.
Yeah what the f is u with that? Also I wish they wouldn't have moved the start point of the luge up I know they have to save face but c'mon I want to see them go fast.

 
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:20 AM   #19
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The "investigation" of the luge death kind of bugs me. They decided that there's nothing wrong with the track and how it's designed and that it was the rider's fault. They said “It appears after a routine run, the athlete came late out of curve 15 and did not compensate properly to make correct entrance into curve 16,” and it was his mistake that killed him.

People make mistakes! All the time! So you have to have a perfect run if you want to live? Mistakes should mean you lose, not that you get killed. You should be able to make a mistake and not fly off the track and die.
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:35 AM   #20
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hehe that was my first thought. At least he'd be able to tell Lindsey Vonn where to get some good painkillers for her shin!
nope, geddy, alex and neil. I'm sure back in the day they had some pretty good "painkillers" too.

 
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