Three words: Triumph of the Will.
Yes, it’s pretty cool to watch 2008 drummers beat the drums in, the footsteps come from Tiananmen, the floating rings, and so on. But tell me how any of this differs from Leni Riefenstahl?
And I don’t know who the commentator is who’s co-hosting this with Bob Costas and Matt Lauer (som guy named Josh? Anyone know? I came in at 8:00), but if he says one more thing about how intimidating the Chinese are, I’m gonna hurl.
Oh god, cute children. I hate mass gatherings of cute children.
And what is up with Bush and Putin yakkin’ it up? Are they soulmates once again?.
WTF. The children just handed the ChiCom flag to goosestepping soldiers. And the NBC commentator started yammering about the state being the guarantor of the children. Uh, okaaaaay.
The scroll was cool. So were the giant printing blocks. The “Confucian scholar” dancers with the brooms on their heads didn’t do anything for me. And the constant reference to harmony — and Josh talking about how important it is today was so annoying that Matt Lauer did not let it pass unnoticed.
Sorry Joshua, but harmony also means jailing and torturing those who don’t go along.
Did Josh just say that the Great Wall kept out Barbarians? Sheesh. Is this guy an NBC employee or a wholly owned subsidiary of China.
They finally identified the lackey: Joshua Cooper-Ramos. Dude should move to Beijing.
And the commercials are just awful.
Comrade Joshua again: “Great individual accomplishments rely much more than on the individual alone.”