"...put Salt Lake opening ceremonies to shame?" Time and technology.
Traditionally, Winter Olympic opening ceremonies are not as impressive as those
for Summer Olympics. This was Putin's one chance to make a splash, and he
made the most of it. It was glorious. Let it go at that and quit comparing,
always putting the USA down. Oh, and NBC? Enough of Bob Costas' making
Putin into an international statesman and champion of peace.
I'm just surprised that I didn't learn anything about Sochi. Imagine
if the Salt Lake Olympics did the whole show on the history of North America;
including the Mayflower, the Civil War, Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, men walking on
the moon, and Broadway. It would have left Americans scratching their heads.
Many of the visuals were stunning - and innovative. The NBC analysts were
annoying. They needed to shut up and let us see and hear what was happening at
I was very impressed with the technology of the event. It got me wondering if
Obama could have hired some of those Russian techs to help him out with his
website...I mean rather than outsourcing it to Canada.
Not to rain on everyones parade here including the olympics but come on Amy
Donaldson this praise article is about as worthy as NBC's grand experiment
comments on communism. Any honest person who watched this opening ceremony
cannot help but wonder if the Soviet Union was just re-established or did you
all miss the Hammer and Sickel symbols of the old Soviet regime or larger than
life sculptures that are obviously in the spirit of Lenin and Stalin. Coupled
with the horror stories coming out from CNN and ABC reporters as well as olympic
guests about the conditions and accomodations that are supposed to represent the
pinnacle of Russian culture and hospitality I can only hope and pray the the
best thing that comes out of these olympics is that people will realize again
what a failure communism and socialism are and reject this insanity once and for
all. Hopefully the Russian journalists and reporters will get that message out
better than our media. Oh wait they keep vanishing under the new Stalin... Wait
I mean Putin.
Having done business in the USSR and 7 of the Republics including Russia, I must
say:Russian politics are demonic: Russian culture divine.
Absolutely wonderful. Best wishes to Sochi.
Having graduated from high school in 1963, I always thought my chemistry teacher
was joking when he said he invented the periodic table. He was telling the
truth after all!
Best wishes to the Russians. I hope that everything goes smoothly and as