China Must Be in a Really Different Time Zone

Reuters:

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps carved his name among Olympic greats on Tuesday, winning a record-equaling ninth gold on a dominant morning for Americans in the pool.

Wierd.

Update: And as quickly as that, the story has been corrected.






15 replies
  1. 1

    Q: What’s the difference between Olympic swimmers and Olympic divers?

    A: Mark Spitz and Greg swallows…

  2. 2
    Punchy says:

    He’s won 9 total, from all his Olympics. What’s your beef with the article?

  3. 3
    Michael D. says:

    Punchy: I never thought of it that way.

  4. 4
    Edmund Dantes says:

    Which is why I don’t understand the sudden interest in some of the fireworks not being real. I distinctly remember Costas talking about how it was cinema, and some of those fireworks weren’t real especially the giant feet.

    The whole lip synching thing (again I don’t really care) is more a deal than that, and it’s only a big deal because nothing was said to indicate it wasn’t the girl singing. Otherwhise I couldn’t care less whether the girl lip synched her own stuff.

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    Zifnab says:

    The whole lip synching thing (again I don’t really care) is more a deal than that, and it’s only a big deal because nothing was said to indicate it wasn’t the girl singing. Otherwhise I couldn’t care less whether the girl lip synched her own stuff.

    Hey, yeah! What’s up with that? Who does that Chinese Girl think she is? Britney Spears? You have to be X-rated white trash jail bait to pull of lip synching back in the states. Try again next Olympics, China. If that is your real name.

  6. 6
    ThymeZone says:

    Lip synch? Who cares? Video enhancements to fireworks? Who cares? It was a tv show extravaganza, not a hearing. Who gives a rat’s ass about these things?

    Why would anybody give a rat’s ass about these things? The fucking fireworks obviously had ehnhanced video, I knew it when I saw them the first time. So what? Who is complaining for more real fireworks, the gunpowder lobby?

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    The Moar You Know says:

    Which is why I don’t understand the sudden interest in some of the fireworks not being real. I distinctly remember Costas talking about how it was cinema, and some of those fireworks weren’t real especially the giant feet.

    The fireworks were real; some footage shown to Americans on TV was not, as what was shown was from positions too dangerous to photograph.

    The typical reductionist American mind then translates this into “OMG COMMUNIST CHINA FAKED TEH OLYMPICS!!ONE!!ELEVLEN”. As with so many things, our media has an agenda, and there’s been a lot of time and energy invested in attempts to keep China “in their place”.

  8. 8
    The Moar You Know says:

    Who is complaining for more real fireworks, the gunpowder lobby?

    American media who absolutely cannot allow China to come out of this looking good.

  9. 9
    ThymeZone says:

    The fireworks were real; some footage shown to Americans on TV was not,

    And were these same shots not also put up on the video panels in the stadium, to entertain the spectators there?

    And … so what? So they hired a movie director to make a big splashy show and he used some movie techniques to do it.

    This is what occupies the minds of people like Wolf Blitzer, or Glen Beck? Then with all due respect, show those people the door, we have more important things to concern ourselves with these days.

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    Zifnab says:

    This is what occupies the minds of people like Wolf Blitzer, or Glen Beck? Then with all due respect, show those people the door, we have more important things to concern ourselves with these days.

    Listen, TZ, the Chinese Government is notorious for its deceitful and insidious propaganda techniques, designed to brainwash the masses of rural farmers and peasants into trusting the a cold and soulless bureaucracy.

    We can’t actually do any reporting on said propaganda, because it would maybe piss of the Chinese enough to get our reporters kicked out of the Olympics and thus cost someone somewhere much desired revenues. But we can point to something as trivial as computer edited fireworks as proof of why America is superior to China. Free market fireworks trump dirty Commie video editing any day of the week. U-S-A! U-S-A!

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    Martin says:

    American media who absolutely cannot allow China to come out of this looking good.

    It’s not the media driving this. The media is totally on board with it. It’s the xenophobes in this country that have become so bipolar that anything foreign that is to be praised is interpreted as a failing of America.

  12. 12
    rawshark says:

    anything foreign that is to be praised

    Americans don’t praise foreign things. It’s in the bible commie.

  13. 13
    bago says:

    Olaf’s in another TIME ZONE!

    (that was for all you Blizzard noobs)

  14. 14
    Rome Again says:

    This really is a stupid thing to debate.

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    Darkness says:

    Here I had this great post about how the author of the article got confused and typed that story out on an ordinary computer rather than the one that exists in its own space time vortex and warps reality to match whatever you enter into it. (News orgs commit murder for these things, honestly. There’s only one of them left because the owners of all the others kept writing about the others disappearing until all but one mysteriously vanished.) But then Punchy went and spoiled it with actual reasonable reality. Sigh.

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