Zelaron Gaming Forum  
Register Stats Arcade Portal Forum FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   Zelaron Gaming Forum > The Zelaron Nexus > General Discussion > News and Events

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

 
Olympics
Reply
Posted 2012-07-29, 07:42 AM
Who here is actually watching them? And what did you think of the opening ceremony?
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
Asamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darkness
 
 
Asamin
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-07-29, 02:54 PM in reply to Asamin's post "Olympics"
I turn into a full blown Olympics junkie every two years. I just checked my TV listings and got wicked excited when I saw that today's broadcast goes until 1:35am, with only a hour or so break for the news. I won't be leaving my couch for the next 10 hours or so except to eat and poop.

As for the Opening Ceremony, I was underwhelmed. The whole romance thing with the phones and the status updates? So fucking stupid. And what kind of celebration of British culture has no Tolkien, no Monty Python, and only a 1.5 second sound clip representing Doctor Who?


KagomJack said:
My girth isn't anything to bitch and moan about in long, elaborate paragraphs.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
JRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHzJRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHz
 
 
JRwakebord
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-07-29, 06:20 PM in reply to JRwakebord's post starting "I turn into a full blown Olympics..."
Please tell me you didn't watch the opening ceremony on NBC.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
Lenny simplifies with no grasp of the basicsLenny simplifies with no grasp of the basicsLenny simplifies with no grasp of the basicsLenny simplifies with no grasp of the basicsLenny simplifies with no grasp of the basicsLenny simplifies with no grasp of the basics
 
 
Lenny
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-07-29, 08:02 PM in reply to Lenny's post starting "Please tell me you didn't watch the..."
Only way to watch it on TV in the US. I watched the part they cut out afterwards and was angered by NBC's decision to not air it. I then read their excuse for not airing it (it wasn't "tailored for US audiences"), and was absolutely disgusted.

I still can't believe NBC replaced that segment with an interview with Michael Phelps. Every time he opens his mouth all I hear is "Hurr durr I swim fast"


KagomJack said:
My girth isn't anything to bitch and moan about in long, elaborate paragraphs.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
JRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHzJRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHz
 
 
JRwakebord
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-07-29, 08:18 PM in reply to JRwakebord's post starting "Only way to watch it on TV in the US. I..."
That was their whole reason? They didn't elaborate with examples of why?
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
Asamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darkness
 
 
Asamin
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-05, 11:12 PM in reply to JRwakebord's post starting "Only way to watch it on TV in the US. I..."
JRwakebord said: [Goto]
Every time he opens his mouth all I hear is "Hurr durr I swim fast"


A fish swims faster and I believe it may have more intelligent discourse during an interview
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
S2 AM shows clear signs of ignorance and confidence; the two things needed to succeed in lifeS2 AM shows clear signs of ignorance and confidence; the two things needed to succeed in life
 
 
S2 AM
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-06, 05:07 PM in reply to Asamin's post starting "That was their whole reason? They..."
Asamin said: [Goto]
That was their whole reason? They didn't elaborate with examples of why?
Oh it gets worse. Their refusal to live stream the opening ceremony was because we are apparently too stupid to understand it:
"It was never our intent to live stream the Opening Ceremony or Closing Ceremony. They are complex entertainment spectacles that do not translate well online because they require context, which our award-winning production team will provide for the large prime-time audiences that gather together to watch them."

Now if you actually watched the Opening Ceremony on NBC, you would know that the "context" provided by their award-winning production team was basically Meredith Vieira refusing to shut her fucking mouth the whole time, even though she admitted during the broadcast that in several instances she had no idea who people were or what was going on.

The only good thing to come out of NBC's broadcast of the Opening Ceremony? The commentators using the terms "money shot" and "g-spot", apparently not being aware of their meanings.


KagomJack said:
My girth isn't anything to bitch and moan about in long, elaborate paragraphs.

Last edited by JRwakebord; 2012-08-06 at 05:09 PM.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
JRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHzJRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHz
 
 
JRwakebord
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-07, 09:07 AM in reply to JRwakebord's post starting "Oh it gets worse. Their refusal to live..."
I suddenly feel upset I missed that.

And pissed off that everyone who puts stuff to do with the olympics on the internet gets censored by NBC who managed to obtain rights to everything. No idea how one can own rights to the olympics but whatever.

Last edited by Asamin; 2012-08-07 at 09:13 AM.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
Asamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darkness
 
 
Asamin
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-07, 11:03 AM in reply to Asamin's post starting "I suddenly feel upset I missed that. ..."
I guess the IOC auctions the rights to broadcast in each country. Over here, the BBC are showing everything, and have set up an extra thirty or so HD channels so that everything can be broadcast, rather than making users go through the red-button menu to choose a sport.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
Lenny simplifies with no grasp of the basicsLenny simplifies with no grasp of the basicsLenny simplifies with no grasp of the basicsLenny simplifies with no grasp of the basicsLenny simplifies with no grasp of the basicsLenny simplifies with no grasp of the basics
 
 
Lenny
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-07, 11:02 PM in reply to Asamin's post starting "I suddenly feel upset I missed that. ..."
Asamin said: [Goto]
No idea how one can own rights to the olympics but whatever.
An approximately $1.1billion per Olympics payment to the International Olympic Committee is how.

Ironically, countries where no media company bought the rights to air the games get everything live streamed over YouTube. For Free.


KagomJack said:
My girth isn't anything to bitch and moan about in long, elaborate paragraphs.

Last edited by JRwakebord; 2012-08-07 at 11:07 PM.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
JRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHzJRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHz
 
 
JRwakebord
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-08, 11:31 AM in reply to JRwakebord's post starting "An approximately $1.1billion per..."
JRwakebord said: [Goto]
Ironically, countries where no media company bought the rights to air the games get everything live streamed over YouTube. For Free.


I'm curious, in the countries that get everything streamed over YouTube for free, do they have to watch advertisements?
D3V: I need to get on zelaron more. I'm having withdrawls.
Skurai: You should be used to withdrawls by now, D3V.
!King_Amazon!: It's "withdrawals" you illiterate douchebags
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics
 
!King_Amazon!
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-08, 03:27 PM in reply to !King_Amazon!'s post starting "http://trenchreynolds.me/wp-content/uplo..."
!king_amazon! said: [Goto]


i'm curious, in the countries that get everything streamed over youtube for free, do they have to watch advertisements?
everything in that song is just bad luck!
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
Asamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darkness
 
 
Asamin
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-08, 11:59 PM in reply to Asamin's post starting "everything in that song is just bad..."
Yes, I think he was pointing out that technically I was using "ironically" incorrectly. Just like the song.


KagomJack said:
My girth isn't anything to bitch and moan about in long, elaborate paragraphs.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
JRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHzJRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHz
 
 
JRwakebord
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-09, 08:50 AM in reply to JRwakebord's post starting "Yes, I think he was pointing out that..."
That song just really annoys me. I have a lot of people around me that quote it and don't know it's not irony.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
Asamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darkness
 
 
Asamin
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-09, 03:30 PM in reply to Asamin's post starting "That song just really annoys me. I have..."
Yah, I get annoyed by it too.

Anyways, back on topic... Quite the medal race between the US and China. I think the US just took the top spot on the medal count back with the US Women's Water Polo gold.


KagomJack said:
My girth isn't anything to bitch and moan about in long, elaborate paragraphs.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
JRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHzJRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHz
 
 
JRwakebord
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-10, 11:28 PM in reply to JRwakebord's post starting "Yah, I get annoyed by it too. ..."
Still not following anything to do with the Olympics :P
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
Asamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darkness
 
 
Asamin
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-11, 02:53 AM in reply to Asamin's post starting "Still not following anything to do with..."
Whereas I'm the huge tool that occasionally gets teary watching the national anthem when the US wins Gold.


KagomJack said:
My girth isn't anything to bitch and moan about in long, elaborate paragraphs.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
JRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHzJRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHz
 
 
JRwakebord
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-11, 08:52 AM in reply to JRwakebord's post starting "Whereas I'm the huge tool that..."
I just watched something where Canada was throwing kicks at Russia. Russia clearly wasn't drunk enough during the competition because he lost.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
Asamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darknessAsamin has an imagination enthroned in its own recess, incomprehensible as from darkness
 
 
Asamin
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-11, 11:28 AM in reply to Asamin's post starting "I just watched something where Canada..."
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ol...icle-1.1134327

Do you guys think this is a political statement? I'm undecided.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
NonGayMan enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHzNonGayMan enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHz
 
 
NonGayMan
 



 
Reply
Posted 2012-08-11, 02:57 PM in reply to NonGayMan's post starting "http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/olympi..."
I can see where the IOC is coming from. They've tried very hard to keep those kinds of statements separate from the Olympics. The Argentinian government specifically told it's athletes not to comment about the Falklands Islands, and the IOC has gotten very forceful about athletes from Arab nations (Iran specifically) forfeiting matches against Israeli athletes. In their eyes, this situation is exactly what they want to avoid happening during the Olympics.


KagomJack said:
My girth isn't anything to bitch and moan about in long, elaborate paragraphs.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
JRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHzJRwakebord enjoys the static noises of ten television sets simultaneously tuned to 412.84 MHz
 
 
JRwakebord
 
 

Bookmarks

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules [Forum Rules]
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Win a round-trip to the Olympics! -Spector- General Discussion 7 2008-08-01 08:08 AM
Beijing Olympics behind iron curtain 龙凯锋 Opinion and Debate 0 2008-01-27 11:36 PM
Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics? 王健人 General Discussion 12 2007-11-26 06:56 PM
Questions about 2010 Canadian Olympics !King_Amazon! The Lounge 4 2007-10-11 02:47 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:32 PM.
'Synthesis 2' vBulletin 3.x styles and 'x79' derivative
by WetWired the Unbound and Chruser
Copyright ©2002-2008 zelaron.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This site is best seen with your eyes open.