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    Quote Originally Posted by MissIzzy View Post
    And there are technical difficulties with the cauldron.
    I felt really bad for Gretzky... he's just standing there and getting more and more nervous as it didn't work and didn't happen and didn't happen and the music had to be restarted... the look on his face was hysterical.

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    NBC cuts to commercial just as Russia comes in? [color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color]? Is this still the cold war?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I just watched it. It was really interesting. Nicely relaxed and fun. I am amazed how warm Vancouver seems to be! My mom initially thought it would be SO freezingly cold for the young women leading the atheletes groups to wear a short skirt and stockings. But what I saw were actually fake snow flakes? Besides, it seemed like an indoor studium, was it? It was SO huge though!
    Yes, it was all indoors.

    From what I understand Vancouver is more like Seattle, WA and Juneau, AK - not all that cold/freezing temps... more rain than snow in the winter... which is probably why Whistler gets all of the skiing and outdoor track races... then again they keep closing the ski events because of crappy weather so who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    they did the same thing 8 years ago when it was in SLC - because they want it on primetime (how many would have been home to see it at 4:30 today?)
    I think they should at least make the effort to show it live across the country on weekends. Everyone (well, most everyone) is home then...I can understand tape-delaying on weekdays, although it must still be a frustration for several, especially in this day and age of instant communication.

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    I loved how they made the floor look like ice bergs that broke way to reveal whales. Awesome!

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    the Whales were definitely the highlight for me! that was just so cool!

    kinda unimpressed with the First Nations thing, and a tad annoyed as they made it sound like the Inuit people are only in Canada. Got news for ya, they live in Alaska, too. oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    NBC cuts to commercial just as Russia comes in? [color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color]? Is this still the cold war?
    Let the anti-Plushy, anti-DomShab, anti-Ovechkin/Malkin bashing on NBC begin! They didn't wait long enough before cutting to commerical!

    I like the whole icebergs to whales part too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    the Whales were definitely the highlight for me! that was just so cool!

    kinda unimpressed with the First Nations thing, and a tad annoyed as they made it sound like the Inuit people are only in Canada. Got news for ya, they live in Alaska, too. oh well.
    When did Alaska become a part of Canada?

    If you want to snark about something, okay fine. But this was about Canada's First Nations!!

    You want Alaska's Inuit recoginized, then break away from the Union and join Confederation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    When did Alaska become a part of Canada?

    If you want to snark about something, okay fine. But this was about Canada's First Nations!!

    You want Alaska's Inuit recoginized, then break away from the Union and join Confederation.
    READ what I wrote. what I objected to was the fact that it was implied that Inuit peoples are ONLY in Canada - this was also in teh commentary that we got in the US, which I did yell at the TV about - it had nothing to do with Alaska being part of canada (in case you've forgotten I LIVE in Alaska and I'm VERY aware that we're not Canadian). It was a tad annoying. It's not like I'm insulting the country. Alaska and Canada have a lot in common (especially the western parts of Canada) sharing cultures is one of them. But I'm thankful Alaska is NOT part of Canada... I can't spell in old english.

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    I did read what you wrote and believe me, I understood it completely.

    Toni, you happen to a have rather large chip on your shoulder when it comes to "imagined slights" to Alaska or it's people. It's getting very tiring to see.

    In other words. Get over yourself!!

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    looking through pictures right now waiting for coverage to start in a little less than an hour for day 2 of the games... I think this is my favorite so far: http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...s67ql/x610.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudkicker09 View Post
    I have to say this, with all of the GREAT Canadian figure skaters out there, or skaters in general, Why didn't someone say HEY let's involve all of the previous champions in Canada? What about if we had an Ice show that showcased them and some other 'themes' of Canada? Like Salt Lake City? That's what I thought I was going to get, not this.....so far not impressed. All of this interpretive dance, this is why I did not enjoy the Tornio ceremonies, it was all about noise. I WANT AN ICE SHOW!!!!!
    Maybe they are saving it for the closing ceremony?

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    I thought the OC was zzzzzz. Some of the singing was good, except for the National anthem. I wish popular singers would never be chosen to sing national anthems, because they invariably "interpret" them outlandishly. Anthems are not folk songs or jazz sets, they are anthems and should be sung as they are written, so that it is the words that stand out, and not a distorted and often almost unrecognizable melody.

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    I enjoyed the ceremony far more than I did with Torino's

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    I thought the OC was zzzzzz. Some of the singing was good, except for the National anthem. I wish popular singers would never be chosen to sing national anthems, because they invariably "interpret" them outlandishly. Anthems are not folk songs or jazz sets, they are anthems and should be sung as they are written, so that it is the words that stand out, and not a distorted and often almost unrecognizable melody.
    I am not very familiar with O Canada. But yesterday, yes my family and I were saying that it did not sound like a National Anthem. That contemporary twist made the song sound a bit like a snoozer. As I re-listen to a more traditional version on the Youtube, it was stately and I liked it a lot better.

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