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2012-08-12 09:22:22 PM  

paj: DamnYankees: Is that Kate Moss? Probably not.

damn right it is.


When she's not anorexic, she really is stunning.
 
2012-08-12 09:22:26 PM  
Those two medalists hooked up, or they will after the ceremony.
 
2012-08-12 09:22:37 PM  
Okay now it's getting annoying. It was much better with Annie Lennox being a surprise.
 
2012-08-12 09:22:38 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Boxcutta: For all of you ragging on Ryan Seacrest, who among us would have known, without his expert commentary, that John Lennon sung "Imagine," and that the gentleman on stage singing "Freedom" is, in fact, George Michael?

NBC is right. Without Ryan Seacrest's infinite wisdom in the world of pop music, I would be totally lost without them chiming in every 5 minutes.


At least he isn't singing along, a la Viera.
 
2012-08-12 09:22:49 PM  
what a crazy lady.
 
2012-08-12 09:23:00 PM  
Needs warren zevon warewolves of London.
 
2012-08-12 09:23:03 PM  
Man, way to ruin the Annie Lennox reveal, Seacrest.
 
2012-08-12 09:23:09 PM  

DamnYankees: WhyteRaven74: Practical_Draconian: Istanbul, Madrid or Tokyo.

Prolly Tokyo.

I disagree. They tend to rotate by region. From 1980 onwards its been:

Europe, North America, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Europe, Asia, Europe, South America

I think North America will get it in 2020. Probably Chicago or New York, maybe Mexico City or Toronto.


Toronto is putting a bid together for 2024. And I read a Yahoo article recently that says some local politicians in Toronto are considering a joint bid with Niagara Falls/Buffalo, NY. As a native WNYer, i think that would be cool as shiat, for the first international games to be held across the world's longest friendly border. BUT, I can't imagine who among anyone involved would say "You know, Toronto made a good case for themselves in their last two bids, but you know what they're missing that would put them over the top? BUFFALO."
 
2012-08-12 09:23:24 PM  
Was BBC and CTV this bad with the coverage?
 
2012-08-12 09:23:29 PM  

DamnYankees: Details?


The last two times the Olympics were in the US the organizing committees did absolutely jack shiat to promote the accompanying Paralympics, and that upset not just the Paralympic Committee but the IOC itself, which is actually the parent of the International Paralympic Committee. Also the lack of coverage the Paralympics get in the US at other times, like this year there's no US broadcaster for the Paralympics in two weeks, that doesn't help. Also in more general terms, the not so subtle jingoism of the last two opening ceremonies in the US didn't exactly help things. There's also apparently other issues at play, but the I know the Paralympics issue has been a big deal with the IOC in regards to the US for years.

IMDWalrus: Am I going to need anything like Expat Shield to see them?


Yeah, tough you may also want to check out other broadcasters' websites, they may not be region locked after a day or two.
 
2012-08-12 09:23:30 PM  

Earguy: paj: BBC sez - These billboards are of iconic British models including Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Lily Donaldson, Stella Tennant, Karen Elson, Lily Cole, Georgia May Jaggar, Jourdan Dunn, David Gandy. The models wear Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane, Burberry, Erdem, Victoria Beckham, Jonathan Saunders, Stephen Jones (headwear) and Paul Smith.

And they managed to make half of them look like Kirstie Alley.


I had that same thought.
 
2012-08-12 09:23:31 PM  
Personally, I would've traded Annie Lennox for Ray Davies or Kate Bush. :-/

YouSirAreAMaroon: Shift in tone! Thanks Seacrest!


Before the Olympics, I was mostly indifferent to Seacrest. Now, I have a burning hatred for him.
 
2012-08-12 09:23:31 PM  

YouSirAreAMaroon: Shift in tone! Thanks Seacrest!


yarly
 
2012-08-12 09:23:36 PM  

make me some tea: Annie Lennox being a surprise.


Well....(FOR ONCE) in their defense. I had NO CLUE who that was.
 
2012-08-12 09:24:11 PM  
How farking awesome would it have been of all of a sudden Maiden popped up and played "The Trooper?"
 
2012-08-12 09:24:30 PM  
Annie looks like she's not getting enough sleep.
Or she married an Italian.
 
2012-08-12 09:24:41 PM  

Pontious Pilates: I think North America will get it in 2020. Probably Chicago or New York, maybe Mexico City or Toronto.

Toronto is putting a bid together for 2024. And I read a Yahoo article recently that says some local politicians in Toronto are considering a joint bid with Niagara Falls/Buffalo, NY. As a native WNYer, i think that would be cool as shiat, for the first international games to be held across the world's longest friendly border. BUT, I can't imagine who among anyone involved would say "You know, Toronto made a good case for themselves in their last two bids, but you know what they're missing that would put them over the top? BUFFALO."


WTF? Nothing against Buffalo, but that's a silly idea.
 
2012-08-12 09:24:44 PM  

geom_00: I hope that um....a certain song isn't cut out...(NI)


Oh he MUST be included, however we shall see if they censor him (wink wink say no more)....we're waiting to see...
 
2012-08-12 09:24:45 PM  

geom_00: make me some tea: Annie Lennox being a surprise.

Well....(FOR ONCE) in their defense. I had NO CLUE who that was.


Oh, huh. I knew right away. She's awesome.
 
2012-08-12 09:24:46 PM  

WhyteRaven74: The last two times the Olympics were in the US the organizing committees did absolutely jack shiat to promote the accompanying Paralympics, and that upset not just the Paralympic Committee but the IOC itself, which is actually the parent of the International Paralympic Committee. Also the lack of coverage the Paralympics get in the US at other times, like this year there's no US broadcaster for the Paralympics in two weeks, that doesn't help. Also in more general terms, the not so subtle jingoism of the last two opening ceremonies in the US didn't exactly help things. There's also apparently other issues at play, but the I know the Paralympics issue has been a big deal with the IOC in regards to the US for years.


There was some dispute about money between the USOC and IOC as well. Which is what many folks said was the reason Chicago was knocked out so early in the bidding process for 2016.
 
2012-08-12 09:24:50 PM  

Pontious Pilates: Toronto is putting a bid together for 2024. And I read a Yahoo article recently that says some local politicians in Toronto are considering a joint bid with Niagara Falls/Buffalo, NY. As a native WNYer, i think that would be cool as shiat, for the first international games to be held across the world's longest friendly border. BUT, I can't imagine who among anyone involved would say "You know, Toronto made a good case for themselves in their last two bids, but you know what they're missing that would put them over the top? BUFFALO."


IOC rules say that a single city hosts. San Diego and Tijuana ran into that one when they tried a joint bid.
 
2012-08-12 09:24:59 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Was BBC and CTV this bad with the coverage?


In short: no.
 
2012-08-12 09:25:00 PM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: The neat thing about all the hate flowing towards NBC for the way they've f*cked up these Olympics is that it will make absolutely no difference.


"Look at the ratings we got! Send Mary Carillo to Brasil now! Give the team a two-week vacation, then offer them bonuses to do the same thing for Rio!"
 
paj
2012-08-12 09:25:26 PM  

Pontious Pilates: DamnYankees: WhyteRaven74: Practical_Draconian: Istanbul, Madrid or Tokyo.

Prolly Tokyo.

I disagree. They tend to rotate by region. From 1980 onwards its been:

Europe, North America, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Europe, Asia, Europe, South America

I think North America will get it in 2020. Probably Chicago or New York, maybe Mexico City or Toronto.

Toronto is putting a bid together for 2024. And I read a Yahoo article recently that says some local politicians in Toronto are considering a joint bid with Niagara Falls/Buffalo, NY. As a native WNYer, i think that would be cool as shiat, for the first international games to be held across the world's longest friendly border. BUT, I can't imagine who among anyone involved would say "You know, Toronto made a good case for themselves in their last two bids, but you know what they're missing that would put them over the top? BUFFALO."


IIRC Seattle and Vancouver are putting a bid together for 2028 Summer games.
 
2012-08-12 09:25:28 PM  

Pontious Pilates: but you know what they're missing that would put them over the top? BUFFALO."


What about whitewater kayaking over Niagara Falls?
 
2012-08-12 09:25:29 PM  
Y'arr ... there be pirates!
 
2012-08-12 09:25:36 PM  
I'd like to send a message to all future Olympic hosts: I Don't Want or Need This Complete Silliness!!!!
 
2012-08-12 09:25:45 PM  

ThisIsNotSubtle: I saw Daltrey live pretty recently. He can still sing the hell out of Pinball Wizard. I'm kind of sad they didn't get him.


Let me just say this, just wait.

Mrtraveler01: Was BBC and CTV this bad with the coverage?


The BBC has no commercials, so no need to edit.
 
2012-08-12 09:25:50 PM  

texdent: England's salute to pirates?


Filtered through the eyes of Tim Burton, apparently.
 
2012-08-12 09:25:50 PM  

IMDWalrus: Before the Olympics, I was mostly indifferent to Seacrest. Now, I have a burning hatred for him.


New Years on ABC suck now because of him and now that Dick Clark is gone, I have no reason to watch ABC anymore for the Times Square ball drop.
 
2012-08-12 09:26:01 PM  

Pontious Pilates: Toronto is putting a bid together for 2024. And I read a Yahoo article recently that says some local politicians in Toronto are considering a joint bid with Niagara Falls/Buffalo, NY. As a native WNYer, i think that would be cool as shiat, for the first international games to be held across the world's longest friendly border. BUT, I can't imagine who among anyone involved would say "You know, Toronto made a good case for themselves in their last two bids, but you know what they're missing that would put them over the top? BUFFALO."


..actually, a cross-border bid might do just that. Has that ever been done before? Closest thing that comes to my mind was when South Korea and Japan jointly hosted the World Cup.
 
2012-08-12 09:26:26 PM  

texdent: England's salute to pirates?


More like the Klingon Barge of the Dead.

All hail Stovokhor!
 
2012-08-12 09:26:28 PM  

Pontious Pilates: DamnYankees: WhyteRaven74: Practical_Draconian: Istanbul, Madrid or Tokyo.

Prolly Tokyo.

I disagree. They tend to rotate by region. From 1980 onwards its been:

Europe, North America, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Europe, Asia, Europe, South America

I think North America will get it in 2020. Probably Chicago or New York, maybe Mexico City or Toronto.

Toronto is putting a bid together for 2024. And I read a Yahoo article recently that says some local politicians in Toronto are considering a joint bid with Niagara Falls/Buffalo, NY. As a native WNYer, i think that would be cool as shiat, for the first international games to be held across the world's longest friendly border. BUT, I can't imagine who among anyone involved would say "You know, Toronto made a good case for themselves in their last two bids, but you know what they're missing that would put them over the top? BUFFALO."


Well I worked damn hard on Buffalo's World University Games, so I know Buffalo has the expertise to run an Olympics.

/right after we get our NBA franchise back, win the Cup and the Super Bowl, and get that MLB team we were sooo close to landing
 
paj
2012-08-12 09:27:05 PM  
The next two parts are good, we'll see if NBC cuts the good bits out (ie the end of the first next part) or if they explain it to death.
 
2012-08-12 09:27:06 PM  

make me some tea: They really had to point out it's "gothic"? I couldn't figure that out myself?


I think it's more New Romantic ala Adam Ant in the '80s.
 
2012-08-12 09:27:13 PM  
I DO love this commercial with John Clesse
 
2012-08-12 09:27:21 PM  

WhyteRaven74: ThisIsNotSubtle: I saw Daltrey live pretty recently. He can still sing the hell out of Pinball Wizard. I'm kind of sad they didn't get him.

Let me just say this, just wait..


Ooh! Will do!
 
2012-08-12 09:27:32 PM  

WhyteRaven74: ThisIsNotSubtle: I saw Daltrey live pretty recently. He can still sing the hell out of Pinball Wizard. I'm kind of sad they didn't get him.

Let me just say this, just wait.

Mrtraveler01: Was BBC and CTV this bad with the coverage?

The BBC has no commercials, so no need to edit.


Watching the NBC Nightly News earlier, spoiled alot of it for me.
 
2012-08-12 09:27:33 PM  

Gosling: IOC rules say that a single city hosts. San Diego and Tijuana ran into that one when they tried a joint bid.


Once they realize that they can shake down two countries for bribes and perks, they'll have a change of heart.
 
2012-08-12 09:27:45 PM  
I don't believe that craft is seaworthy
 
2012-08-12 09:27:48 PM  
Grimm! My new favorite show next to Once Upon a Time
 
2012-08-12 09:28:00 PM  

Mrtraveler01: There was some dispute about money between the USOC and IOC as well.


Yeah I remember that, though how much influence it had on Chicago is tough to say.
 
2012-08-12 09:28:04 PM  

superdude72: make me some tea: They really had to point out it's "gothic"? I couldn't figure that out myself?

I think it's more New Romantic ala Adam Ant in the '80s.


Did they get Duran Duran? Thatd be solid.
 
2012-08-12 09:28:10 PM  

superdude72: make me some tea: They really had to point out it's "gothic"? I couldn't figure that out myself?

I think it's more New Romantic ala Adam Ant in the '80s.


Interesting, I think you're right.
 
paj
2012-08-12 09:28:17 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Was BBC and CTV this bad with the coverage?


CTV had five commercial breaks in the first hour, they got better after that during this musical hour.
 
2012-08-12 09:28:23 PM  
Dear Mr. Seacrest:

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-08-12 09:28:32 PM  
Grimm looks pretty awful too.
 
2012-08-12 09:28:35 PM  

ozarkmatt: How farking awesome would it have been of all of a sudden Maiden popped up and played "The Trooper?"


Hell, Iron Maiden have a song called "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner." Seems like it would have been appropriate.
 
2012-08-12 09:28:35 PM  

T-Boy: I'd like to send a message to all future Olympic hosts: I Don't Want or Need This Complete Silliness!!!!


I'd like to send a message to all future Olympic hosts: Bob Costas likes to be fed pounds and pounds of molten lead and dropped in the pool.
 
2012-08-12 09:28:38 PM  

geom_00: I DO love this commercial with John Clesse


It's grown on me a lot. I don't know why, but it's getting funnier the more I see it.
 
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