I'm still wondering if the 2008 Olympics opening ceremonies were a message to the world-- as in, "Don't fuck with us. If you think our flawless performances were scary, you should see how fast we we'll open up a can of whoop-ass on you."
The pyrotechnics shooting from the crown of the Birds Nest Stadium, were shocking. Even more surprising was that George Bush was inside that hot, mess of flames; it looked like the place was going to implode.
If you're looking for the cliff notes version of the opening ceremonies see the video below, or for any other information to see everything you missed, and didn't even know you wanted to see click here.
I just found this opening ceremonies montage on another blog I read:
The size of China's population (one fifth of the world's inhabitants), combined with their discipline and attention to detail, is pretty freaking nuts. So the question begs to be asked... where do we sign up for Mandarin for Beginners?
On a separate note, watching the Olympics in a new country is surreal. The Australian coverage wasn't full of nonstop chatter and filler stories to kill time. They didn't even speak over the opening ceremony performances.