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2012-08-12 10:43:43 PM  
Hey guys, has anyone mentioned that the Ramones aren't British?
 
paj
2012-08-12 10:43:57 PM  
Current time in Rio de Janiero: Link
 
2012-08-12 10:44:01 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: OMG.. someone pls tell me this is not a preview of what the Rio games is going to be like!!! it's horrendous!!! WTF??? fat guy with lightbulbs and moustache? neon lighted wagon wheels on ya ass? WTF?


Someone please tell me this is a preview of what the Rio games is going to be like!!! It's awesome!!! Awesome. Fat guy with lightbulbs and mustache? Neon lighted wagon wheels on 'ya ass? Tremendous.
 
2012-08-12 10:44:09 PM  

Mrtraveler01: DamnYankees: Mrtraveler01: Doesn't matter. They're happening in August anyway.

Are they? I assumed its be flipped since its the Southern Hemisphere, even if it is still warm there in August.

August 5-21, 2016

Same deal with Sydney in 2000 and with the World Cup in 2010. The northern hemisphere is all that matters.


Sydney pushed it a little later, to mid-September, to make sure it was spring and not winter for them.
 
2012-08-12 10:44:19 PM  
Running out of time for dousing the torch and three Who songs. I'm starting to get that Brokaw documentary rage...simmering...
 
2012-08-12 10:44:26 PM  

MattyBlast: Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goon: Earguy: melewen: Earguy: melewen: shotglasss: LadyBelgara: IMDWalrus: I really hope NBC doesn't cut The Who.

They mentioned The Who was coming back, so we can hope they didn't mention it just to taunt us.

Who?

The band on the stage

Yes, who?

The group playing on stage

So, it's Guess Who, Yes?

No, Who's on the stage!

Look, when you pay the group on stage, who gets the money?


The Band.
 
2012-08-12 10:44:35 PM  
Wow. Speech on paper and not a teleprompter.

Also, CTV feed is definitely picking up the sound of choppers in the air - which I noticed only because of the security discussion here.
 
2012-08-12 10:44:39 PM  
Interesting twist of the phrase
 
2012-08-12 10:44:53 PM  
Thank you for visiting our great city.
Now go home!
 
2012-08-12 10:45:00 PM  

DamnYankees: Mrtraveler01: DamnYankees: Mrtraveler01: Doesn't matter. They're happening in August anyway.

Are they? I assumed its be flipped since its the Southern Hemisphere, even if it is still warm there in August.

August 5-21, 2016

Same deal with Sydney in 2000 and with the World Cup in 2010. The northern hemisphere is all that matters.

Sydney pushed it a little later, to mid-September, to make sure it was spring and not winter for them.


I remember that too. That was so weird.
 
2012-08-12 10:45:08 PM  

paj: Current time in Rio de Janiero: Link


But, it's the southern hemisphere! Isn't it winter there?
 
2012-08-12 10:45:08 PM  

DamnYankees: phaseolus: DamnYankees: Brazil's national anthem stinks. Sounds like a trifling concerto by Haydn or something.

Only boring.

Good anthems:
South Africa, whose is the best
Canada
The Netherlands

Poland
Russia
China's is ok if you know what it means
France has the best one ever, we all know that
UK has a great one


Nkosi Sikelele iAfrica >> La Marseillaise
 
2012-08-12 10:45:45 PM  
OH MY DEAR GOD!

They are cutting away to Animal Practice, then the local news...THEN airing the rest of the CC.

BULLSHIAT NBC. BULL FARKING SHIAT!
 
2012-08-12 10:45:49 PM  
Jacque Rogue is never happy is he? I never see him smile.
 
2012-08-12 10:46:04 PM  
Oops, I thought the speeches came before the Rio presentation. My mistake.
 
2012-08-12 10:46:19 PM  
Well, we're already past when my TV guide said Animal Practice would start. Maybe we won't get the Who cut out after all?
 
2012-08-12 10:46:27 PM  

Boxcutta: Hey guys, has anyone mentioned that the Ramones aren't British?


Yeah....but they are Brittish in my mind :-p

Not sure why...but...hey, this is Fark.
 
2012-08-12 10:46:29 PM  

TommyymmoT: Thank you for visiting our great city.
Now go home!


There's a stream of ale and jizz flowing through the streets that will take a week of London rain to wash away!
 
2012-08-12 10:46:38 PM  

geom_00: OH MY DEAR GOD!

They are cutting away to Animal Practice, then the local news...THEN airing the rest of the CC.

BULLSHIAT NBC. BULL FARKING SHIAT!


They did that same crap with Vancouver in 2010, why are you guys surprised?
 
2012-08-12 10:46:40 PM  

sarahthustra: rio is going to be so much fun.


.....as long as the giant walls they're building around the favelas hold up...
 
2012-08-12 10:46:49 PM  
Why didn't they cut the speeches? No one cars what these guys have to say.
 
2012-08-12 10:46:58 PM  

Mrtraveler01: DamnYankees: Mrtraveler01: Doesn't matter. They're happening in August anyway.

Are they? I assumed its be flipped since its the Southern Hemisphere, even if it is still warm there in August.

August 5-21, 2016

Same deal with Sydney in 2000 and with the World Cup in 2010. The northern hemisphere is all that matters.


North America and Eurasia go a lot farther north of the equator than Africa, South America and Australia go south of it.
 
2012-08-12 10:47:04 PM  

DamnYankees: there their theyre: DamnYankees: Mrtraveler01: Doesn't matter. They're happening in August anyway.

Are they? I assumed its be flipped since its the Southern Hemisphere, even if it is still warm there in August.

It's on the equator

Its nowhere near the equator. Thousands of miles south of it.


Still in the tropics
 
2012-08-12 10:47:05 PM  

Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goon: MattyBlast: Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goon: Earguy: melewen: Earguy: melewen: shotglasss: LadyBelgara: IMDWalrus: I really hope NBC doesn't cut The Who.

They mentioned The Who was coming back, so we can hope they didn't mention it just to taunt us.

Who?

The band on the stage

Yes, who?

The group playing on stage

So, it's Guess Who, Yes?

No, Who's on the stage!

Look, when you pay the group on stage, who gets the money?

The Band.


No, that's not The Band. The Band is performing later on. Who's on stage.
 
2012-08-12 10:47:17 PM  
How many days before the GB focus shifts back to "holy fark, how much did we spend on this?"
 
2012-08-12 10:47:21 PM  

Earguy: Running out of time for dousing the torch and three Who songs. I'm starting to get that Brokaw documentary rage...simmering...


They're running out of time for just dousing the torch, never mind the Who.

Do not tell me they end this thing with the cauldron still lit. They wouldn't farking dare.
 
2012-08-12 10:47:26 PM  

Mrtraveler01: They did that same crap with Vancouver in 2010, why are you guys surprised?


I'm not really....but more disgusted.
 
2012-08-12 10:47:48 PM  

IMDWalrus: Well, we're already past when my TV guide said Animal Practice would start. Maybe we won't get the Who cut out after all?


Mine says it starts at 9:58 CDT so we have 10 minutes.
 
2012-08-12 10:48:00 PM  
It may kill me, and I'm likely procrastinating again, but I'm gonna do all I can to try and tap that (femme) Rio booty via the international sporting spotlight. Sport suggestions?
 
2012-08-12 10:48:00 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Why didn't they cut the speeches? No one cars what these guys have to say.


Especially when he does it all over again in French.
 
2012-08-12 10:48:04 PM  
Apparently Rio might be about the only country to make money off the games... $250 a head for tourist visa to go there!
 
2012-08-12 10:48:07 PM  

paj: Current time in Rio de Janiero: Link


According to that, it's an hour ahead of the East coast.
 
2012-08-12 10:48:17 PM  
BTW this is the first time the upcoming Paralympics have been mentioned during the closing ceremony of an Olympics.
 
2012-08-12 10:48:21 PM  
Brazil's problem is going to be that hosting an Olympics is 99% organsing committees and project management, which Brasil isn't exactly famous for.

I suspect it may resemble the clusterfark of the Indian-hosted Commonwealth Games last year rather than London or Beijing. Half finished buildings and chaos (even Beijing forgot that people need to eat, so you had to hike an hour into town to find a restaurant).
 
2012-08-12 10:48:25 PM  

geom_00: OH MY DEAR GOD!

They are cutting away to Animal Practice, then the local news...THEN airing the rest of the CC.

BULLSHIAT NBC. BULL FARKING SHIAT!


Wait...how do you know that? I'm hearing Jacques Logge right now! I'm not behind, am I??
 
paj
2012-08-12 10:48:55 PM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: How many days before the GB focus shifts back to "holy fark, how much did we spend on this?"


Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on your time zone.
 
2012-08-12 10:49:02 PM  

DamnYankees: there their theyre: DamnYankees: Mrtraveler01: Doesn't matter. They're happening in August anyway.

Are they? I assumed its be flipped since its the Southern Hemisphere, even if it is still warm there in August.

It's on the equator

Its nowhere near the equator. Thousands of miles south of it.


Rio is about as far south as Miami is north.
 
2012-08-12 10:49:06 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Why didn't they cut the speeches? No one cars what these guys have to say.


Cause' they're a key part of the Olympics. And people actually like hearing them.
 
2012-08-12 10:49:06 PM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: How many days before the GB focus shifts back to "holy fark, how much did we spend on this


about 3
 
2012-08-12 10:49:17 PM  

Caeldan: Wow. Speech on paper and not a teleprompter.

Also, CTV feed is definitely picking up the sound of choppers in the air - which I noticed only because of the security discussion here.


Noticed it on the NBC feed too.
 
2012-08-12 10:49:18 PM  
This bit here?

This, what you're seeing, is not the dousing of the torch. That comes later.
 
2012-08-12 10:49:45 PM  
That's still the greatest cauldron ever.
 
2012-08-12 10:49:49 PM  
No British person has said "jolly good show" since Hitler was in diapers.
 
2012-08-12 10:49:58 PM  

geom_00: OH MY DEAR GOD!

They are cutting away to Animal Practice, then the local news...THEN airing the rest of the CC.

BULLSHIAT NBC. BULL FARKING SHIAT!


My DirecTV guide has midnight being ""London Gold", which sounds like a rah-rah USA highlight show...then 12:35-3:30 "Closing Ceremony"...could be a rerun of the prime time, or maybe a more complete version...eh, I'll DVR'em both.
 
2012-08-12 10:49:59 PM  

Earguy: But, it's the southern hemisphere! Isn't it winter there?


It's currently 70 degrees in Rio.
 
2012-08-12 10:50:01 PM  
I'm suddenly hungry for a bloomin' onion
 
2012-08-12 10:50:04 PM  
Wrap It Up!

i265.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-12 10:50:17 PM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: How many days before the GB focus shifts back to "holy fark, how much did we spend on this?"


They still have the Paralympics in two weeks.
 
2012-08-12 10:50:23 PM  
OK. THAT is SO SO COOL that the Individual committees can take their "petals" home.
 
2012-08-12 10:50:30 PM  
That is gorgeous.
 
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