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  1. Nope, it's there, it works, it's interesting, but I can focus out of any banner or wall if I want to.
  2. Not gonna lie - I'm rooting for the Chinese tonight. I'm a sucker for those NBC almost-tear-jerker segments like the one they did for the Chinese pair last night.
  3. Obviously, different tastes here / some are are more easily distracted than others (ADD). I still love it, 10/10
  4. Look of the Games consultant to the IOC and past and present organizing committees Brad Copeland's blog from Vancouver: http://ringsinvancouver.iconologic.com/
  5. I don't think they can do anythng about the fake breeze for the flag. It was just an unlucky fluke at the OC that the flag got tangled.
  6. Torino had an amazing motif of the piazza representing the human heart, but it wasn't very clear on television. And Beijing's lucky clouds, while clearly Chinese, was very limited to that one pattern and the colors were horrible. Vancouver's is busy, but they stuck to a color palette that allows them to get away with it. They struck that great balance here. It says Vancouver and BC quite clearly and strongly. A 10/10 and setting the standard for future Looks. As for the logo - like it now. The shape is warm and inviting. The colors are childish, so it looks its best in monochrome. nykfan845 - that's part of the reason for having a Look. It gives the field of play and competition energy. There's a big difference between an undecorated venue and a decorated venue.
  7. I love how even tissue boxes at Figure Skating have the Look on them.
  8. Yes, there were two too many androgynous people in this ceremony.
  9. Ugh - the blatant promotion of a new Dreamworks animated movie loosely based on winter sport by NBC is getting annoying.
  10. The Look looks like crap in those Gettyimages, but it really pops on television. It's great.
  11. In an interview this morning Sarah Mclachlan kept referring to the flying prairie boy as the flying women...
  12. Hmmmm, I don't think it was meant to be industrial. I think its design was continuation of a present, but largely unimportant theme of the night - ice. The totem poles at welcoming the world were stylized as ice, the stage was designed to look like ice, as were the placards used in the Parade. So I think the cauldron is some sort of icicle sculpture. Also, I think one can better interpret that the cauldron as reflecting Vancouver's nickname of the "glass city."
  13. Yeah, NBC's Matt Laurer ran with the torch and purchased his.. he more or less said that to keep the "authenticity," he won't clean of the soot.
  14. Those four First Nations are the official four host First Nations from the host region in BC. Atkins didn't choose those four for the sake of having four because they had to include those specific four.
  15. I'm sure they do. But these things still happen.
  16. NBC here made the point that the artistic portion was a geographical progression. Beginning with the Artic and Canada's northern regions, down to the east (apparently the Fiddler music segment was inspired by a trip Atkins took to Newfoundland), onto the prairies and the Canadian Rockies, and finally ending at metro Vancouver / modern day Canada.
  17. Because a lot of people do like him... so if he's hyped, it means higher ratings for NBC, and more money for NBC, and happier NBC execs.
  18. Yeah, that hole opened fine. But the door that would reveal the rest of the base didn't slid open.
  19. The sheer uninhibited excitement shown by Canadians despite the rain on the streets of Vancouver does it for me. I don’t we think we’ve seen such an overtly excited host since maybe Sydney.
  20. All the commericials are to be expected to an extent, but what I don't like is how the cover up their beautiful aerial images with ads. Why bother capturing the beatufy of Canada if you're only going to cover it with an ad? It started with Beijing, and it will probably continue for as long as NBC continues to be the US broadcaster. Stop teasing me, NBC. I'm looking forward for the Closing Ceremony credits, when they won't place ads over BC's coastal mountains.
  21. Bob Costas remarked that the X-Games generation loves him... and so do the parents. I'm indifferent. Just another NBC medal-contender-poster-child ala Michael Phelps, Shawn Johnson, Lindsey Vonn, etc. So boohoooo, to be expected.
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