Saturday, August 09, 2008

Oh, sure! But can they play football?



(Is it just me, or is their a similarity between these two pictures?)

I watched the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics and I was awestruck. The performances were creative, perfectly choreographed and flawlessly executed. Can you imagine that many of us Americans putting in so much intensive practice and cooperating so selflessly with one another, while getting no individual attention at all?







I had an unpleasant flashback to America's contribution to the arts, back at the 2004 Super Bowl...





No wonder they're kicking our asses in industry and commerce! My advice to the Western world: LEARN TO SPEAK CHINESE! You're going to need it.

6 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

That opening ceremony was indeed stunning.

fingers said...

It was terrifyingly stunning, just as they hoped it would be...

Distributorcap said...

yep we better all learn chinese and hope they keep lending us OUR money

Utah Savage said...

I'm studying as we speak. I knew thirty years ago that China was the future. I should have started my lessons then. It's a damn hard language to learn.

And yes, I too watched the opening ceremonies and was stunned by the beauty and incredible creativity on such a huge scale, incorporating people and technology in such a stunning way.

Spartacus said...

ni hau ma? Hen hau...

I know some. Does that count?

Madam Z said...

dr m.: Stunning, like a fire alarm...

fingers: Not as they "hoped," but as they diligently planned.

dc: I'm just hoping they don't call the loans...

utah: You're studying Chinese? I am impressed! When it comes to that much effort, I am more a "Do as I say, not as I do," kind of gal.

spartacus: It certainly does count! And "ni hau ma," anyway? "Hen hau" so-so.