London 2012 Olympics Stuff

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    All kicks off today.

    NBC is tape delaying the opening ceremony (stats at 7pm instead of live at 4pm). Wonder how many other first world countries aren't showing it live.

    Anyhoo, here's a link to the events schedule and away we go.

    Olympic Event Schedules & Results | NBC Olympics
     
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    I'm going to make every attempt to tune in and watch some of my favorite segments like diving and gymnastics. Thank you Comcast for my DVR.
     
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    I'm making NO attempt to watch the Globalist Games.
     
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    Why can't we watch the opening ceremony live?
     
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    Amen.
     
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    Ad revenue. NBC is banking on a primetime audience, even for tape delay, delivering higher ratings than a 4pm (ET) or 1pm (Pacific) airtime slot would deliver.
     
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    I'll be making every attempt. Watched the Olympics since I was a kid and still get a thrill out of some of it. Plus it's in my home town so nice slice of home for me.
     
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    That's very funny. The third one, class, is classically explained in a stetch by John Cleese and The Two Ronnies from many years ago. This is the only example I can find I'm afraid, but it's still worth watching.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2IX833o2QE]"I know my place" comedy sketch - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    LOL! A fried of mine from London is in Boston on business and can't see the Olympics, so his wife in England is pointing the iPad at the TV at home in London and he's watching via FaceTime. Fuck you NBC!
     

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