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(NBC Olympics)   Will there be creepy mascots? Will there be weird performance-art abstraction? Will there be questions that aren't as good if they're not sports-related? This is your time-shifted NBC Olympic Opening Ceremony discussion thread (Spoiler alert)   (nbcolympics.com) divider line 1289
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2014-02-07 07:03:01 PM  
I am quivering with antici......
 
2014-02-07 07:05:25 PM  
pation!!!
 
2014-02-07 07:08:02 PM  
I predict that several suddenly wealthy government officials will have difficulty hiding their smirks.
 
2014-02-07 07:10:55 PM  
Spoiler alert:


[colour="white"]Putin takes off his shirt and wrestles a bear.[/colour]


/Watched the whole thing live!
 
2014-02-07 07:12:16 PM  

Techhell: Spoiler alert:


[colour="white"]Putin takes off his shirt and wrestles a bear.[/colour]


/Watched the whole thing live!


YOU BASTARD!
 
2014-02-07 07:12:27 PM  
So, any bets on how much NBC will cut out this time?
 
2014-02-07 07:13:31 PM  

Techhell: Spoiler alert:


[colour="white"]Putin takes off his shirt and wrestles a bear.[/colour]


/Watched the whole thing live!


I would have loved too...but wasn't getting up that early (I work nights)
 
2014-02-07 07:15:06 PM  
No spoilers, but oh my! it was fabulous!
 
2014-02-07 07:15:19 PM  

wxboy: So, any bets on how much NBC will cut out this time?


If they do....they WILL be hearing from me....AGAIN.
 
2014-02-07 07:15:32 PM  

wxboy: So, any bets on how much NBC will cut out this time?


what's to cut out?  Ceremony begins, Team USA walks in, more artsy crap, commerical talking about cute little girl from Deleware, the end.
 
2014-02-07 07:16:06 PM  
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2014-02-07 07:16:39 PM  
Woohooo!

I love the Olympics!
 
2014-02-07 07:18:02 PM  
No spoilers.. It was great,, Seriously.. Russia made them cool. Just no idea how bad NBC will bastardize it
 
2014-02-07 07:18:22 PM  

Earguy: Techhell: Spoiler alert:


[colour="white"]Putin takes off his shirt and wrestles a bear.[/colour]


/Watched the whole thing live!

YOU BASTARD!


What? I put a spoiler alert AND I changed the font to... oh.

Oh my.

Whoops. Sorry folks.

Boy, have I got something on my face now...
 
2014-02-07 07:19:06 PM  
shouldn't this be in the entertainment tab?
 
2014-02-07 07:19:19 PM  

styckx: No spoilers.. It was great,, Seriously.. Russia made them cool. Just no idea how bad NBC will bastardize it


No spoilers: Matt Lauer and Merideth Vieira, making it sound like the Macy's Parade.
 
2014-02-07 07:19:53 PM  
 
2014-02-07 07:20:09 PM  
oh do we have a drinking game for this?

the first rule should be:
Drink every time NBC misses a country due to a personal story vintage
 
2014-02-07 07:20:11 PM  
Spoiler alert by way of a trivia question: The guy who trained famous hockey goalies Ed Belfour and Dominik Hasek will light the torch.
 
2014-02-07 07:20:14 PM  

Techhell: Boy, have I got something on my face now...


Take it to this thread.
 
2014-02-07 07:20:21 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-07 07:21:32 PM  
I wonder if they are going to clean up some of the problems they had during the ceremony? I mean shirtless Putin falling off the sprinting Grizzly bear as it charged into the center of the arena really put a damper on the show
 
2014-02-07 07:22:11 PM  
a.abcnews.com

Should these Olympics have an asterisk?
 
2014-02-07 07:22:11 PM  

germ78: Spoiler alert by way of a trivia question: The guy who trained famous hockey goalies Ed Belfour and Dominik Hasek will light the torch.


i believe Vladislav Tretiak has a name.

/seriously, one of the best goalies of all time, c'mon
 
2014-02-07 07:23:07 PM  

Daedalus27: I wonder if they are going to clean up some of the problems they had during the ceremony?


I heard they did on Russian TV with some rehearsal footage.  We'll see if NBC does the same.
 
2014-02-07 07:23:25 PM  

LessO2: Here is the most fabulous four minutes and 32 seconds of the opening ceremony.


OK I so want someone to dub this over the singing scene in the Hunt for Red October
 
2014-02-07 07:24:49 PM  
10:1 the malfunctioning snowflake will not be shown on NBC
 
2014-02-07 07:27:40 PM  

Techhell: Earguy: Techhell: Spoiler alert:


[colour="white"]Putin takes off his shirt and wrestles a bear.[/colour]


/Watched the whole thing live!

YOU BASTARD!

What? I put a spoiler alert AND I changed the font to... oh.

Oh my.

Whoops. Sorry folks.

Boy, have I got something on my face now...


blog.zap2it.com
 
2014-02-07 07:27:44 PM  
I wish I could find the opening ceremonies in Albertville, France from 1992. That's the one that really started all the crazy art movement of opening ceremonies. It was like a mix of Cirque Du Soleil and Dr Suess.


Ahh...there are some samples. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWxuv5Ue6gE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcKKPoJjvOg
 
2014-02-07 07:29:11 PM  

geom_00: 10:1 the malfunctioning snowflake will not be shown on NBC


Yeah, I'm wondering that, too.
 
2014-02-07 07:29:46 PM  
Dear NBC,

DON'T FARK THIS UP!

Love,

Olympic fans EVERYWHERE
 
2014-02-07 07:31:28 PM  
Russia: Hates teh gheys.
 
2014-02-07 07:32:08 PM  

styckx: No spoilers.. It was great,, Seriously.. Russia made them cool. Just no idea how bad NBC will bastardize it


Agree. Nice ceremony. With few weird things. Don't bleep it up NBC
 
2014-02-07 07:33:08 PM  

Solid State Vittles: I predict that several suddenly wealthy government officials will have difficulty hiding their smirks.


I doubt any of the benefactors of the olympic largess were not already incredibly wealthy.
 
2014-02-07 07:33:23 PM  
 
2014-02-07 07:34:02 PM  
Any good alternate locations to watch the opening ceremony that aren't NBC?
 
2014-02-07 07:34:38 PM  

bborchar: geom_00: 10:1 the malfunctioning snowflake will not be shown on NBC

Yeah, I'm wondering that, too.


Doesn't everyone get the same feed? I mean, as NBC demonstrates, each netwok is free to edit it however they wish, but if the real footage is not on the official feed, do they have own footage to cut to?
 
2014-02-07 07:34:50 PM  
And the jingoistic WE LOVE MURICA starts.
 
2014-02-07 07:34:52 PM  

optikeye: I wish I could find the opening ceremonies in Albertville, France from 1992. That's the one that really started all the crazy art movement of opening ceremonies. It was like a mix of Cirque Du Soleil and Dr Suess.


Ahh...there are some samples. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWxuv5Ue6gE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcKKPoJjvOg


The Bubble Girls from Albertville...someone definitely hit the shrooms putting together that Op Cer.
 
2014-02-07 07:34:52 PM  
NBC isn't showing the opening ceremony on line?
 
2014-02-07 07:35:10 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: No spoilers, but oh my! it was fabulous!


I disagree. It was alright at best. Though, China set a high bar. Still, I like Vancouver's and the UK's opening better than Russia's.
 
2014-02-07 07:35:19 PM  
Hoping that the Opening ceremony includes stray dogs and a Pussy Riot.
 
2014-02-07 07:35:20 PM  
So there was a 'live' thread, and now an 'east coast' thread.  Will there also be a 'west coast' thread?

/Seriously, fark NBC with a billion red hot pokers.
 
2014-02-07 07:35:36 PM  
This is a 5+ minute medley of cliches.
 
2014-02-07 07:36:03 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: bborchar: geom_00: 10:1 the malfunctioning snowflake will not be shown on NBC

Yeah, I'm wondering that, too.

Doesn't everyone get the same feed? I mean, as NBC demonstrates, each netwok is free to edit it however they wish, but if the real footage is not on the official feed, do they have own footage to cut to?


There are pictures on Russian TV showing the "dress rehearsal."  It shows all five rings open.
 
2014-02-07 07:36:20 PM  
Did Putin write the opening lines to NBC's opening statement?  Because I have some serious problems with the history as they quickly ran through it.
 
2014-02-07 07:36:43 PM  

geom_00: Russia: Hates teh gheys.


Except for one, as you will see in the ceremony, and I will most certainly comment about.
 
2014-02-07 07:36:46 PM  

almandot: Any good alternate locations to watch the opening ceremony that aren't NBC?


CBC?
 
2014-02-07 07:36:53 PM  
16 mins in and still a preshow vintage.
 
2014-02-07 07:37:43 PM  

almandot: Any good alternate locations to watch the opening ceremony that aren't NBC?


Other nations air it live

CBC in Canada may have replay...but it is hard to find their feed on line...English language version
 
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