*An update with a new NBC Fail below.
Ah the cheesy opening ceremonies (what WAS that dumb fan-blown Halloween get up of Voldemort with Exorcist theme music and why in the world were they allowed to politicize the ceremony with NHS blaring in cheesy back-lit beds and decades old nurses if they refuse to allow the 11 Israeli athletes killed by terrorists?), the pride in our countries, pepto pink gymnastics arena, the folly in falling in whatever event. But you didn’t get to see it. You see, NBC was counting on you not realizing that you missed half the Opening Ceremony because you’re American. That’s not all you are missing. Let’s start with the beginning. We didn’t get the Opening Ceremony live and I’m honestly okay with that part. There’s no results, it’s worth a prime time slot. Worst thing that happens, you get a spoiler of “Gee, they had Mary Poppins float down!” Which by the way, was freaking dumb… » Read more..