Saturday, July 28, 2012

Kithra's Krystal Kave: Olympic Opening Ceremony

Kithra's Krystal Kave: Olympic Opening Ceremony
I watched the first hour of the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony last night, before turning it off in disgust. I thought it was dreadful, and boring, and lacking in continuity. While I appreciate the theme behind it, I found the actual show itself simply terrible. However, it seems that, for the most part, the media had given it nothing but high praise. Apparently, a third of the UK population watched it, but how it was understood by the one billion people around the world who saw it, I can only guess. A great many of them must have been left very bemused.
 

2 comments:

Kithra said...

Thanks for the link. One thing I forgot to add is that with, quite literally, saturation coverage of the Games other bad news will be buried. As happened on 9/11 when one of the assistants to a UK politician said: “it’s a good day to burry bad news.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Moore

Today, it’s now pouring with rain at the Games, and there’s also a scandal about empty seats. There’s a Reuters report on that here:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/07/29/uk-oly-emptyseats-day-idUKBRE86R0YS20120729?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FUKTopNews+%28News+%2F+UK+%2F+Top+News%29

Given the price of some of the tickets I’m not surprised. The world is in recession and, as far as I can see, the Olympics are about nothing but money!

Regan Lee said...

Thank you Kithra, that's a very interesting quote indeed: "it's a good day to bury bad news."

I found the opening appaling; so much weird jangled imagery of a dark nature.