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.


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.”

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:

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.