Sunday, August 10, 2008

Can you say 'over the top'?

The Beijing Olympics opening ceremony was quite the spectacle. Then why was I so unimpressed?

Thousands of drummers, thousands of dancers, all in sync. Fireworks, fireworks and more fireworks. Inside the stadium and all over the city.

All that, and what I remember is one tiny dot of light, that kept going out too fast or on too slow. I was thinking, 'That guy has an expanding hollow point bullet to the head in his future.' If I beat my dog long enough it will do the trick perfectly every time too.

Everything was just so over the top. Even the touting of the 'green games'. Kind of a joke, considering China has 16 of the worlds top 20 polluting cities within its borders.

Someone's overcompensating for something, don't you think?

2 comments:

That girl said...

Olympics?

Yawn...

It must be just me then, but I somehow have not managed to get into the whole thing.

I doubt that'll change in 2010 when they'll be held in my city.

Kelly said...

ditto, I haven't watched a second of it. I only ever watched it when I was younger because I lived in the woods and the only channel that came in was CBC LOL