2.15 in the morning in Surry Hills…

09 Aug

…and I’m going to bed.

Need I explain? 🙂


Yes, I watched the whole thing from start to finish — and Sydney, you’ve been outdone. I may say more later, but that torch lighting was totally amazing!


Mind you, Sydney’s effort was pretty damned good!



ωϊΪΪϊαm §öö’s ßlöġ (Malaysia) has some excellent — really excellent — pictures.


Posted by on August 9, 2008 in Chinese and China, Olympics 2008


6 responses to “2.15 in the morning in Surry Hills…

  1. John Morales

    August 9, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    You know how much you like the Olympics?

    Figure me the opposite.

    PS Opening ceremony = nationalistic vanity. It has nothing to do with sport.

  2. Neil

    August 9, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Matter of taste, I guess. I was drawn in long ago — family partly.

  3. John Morales

    August 9, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Fair enough, and yes it is.

    When I was a child (DOB 1960) the Olympics were huge for me, because I bought into the hype.

    Don’t get me wrong, I am very impressed by the athletes themselves.
    I just hate the hype and the endless meta-coverage and advertising and parochialism. I gave up watching Oz coverage in 2000 – it was gagworthy.
    The old Greeks had the right idea, too. They should compete in the nude – then I might watch 😉

    Anyway, I’ll leave it at that. I basically wanted to say “hi”, I won’t comment again unless with something of relevance.

  4. Neil

    August 9, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks, John. There are some athletes I think should compete in the Greek tradition; others might be just a bit scary… 😉

  5. Denys

    August 9, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed the opening ceremony. Visually stunning. BTW, I really like the new design and layout. Will you keep this one for at least a week. 😉

  6. Neil

    August 9, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    For at least two, Denys… 😉 In fact it’s one I had a while ago and have returned to, though I have been able to make some small changes to it that please me.

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