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» Friday, August 08, 2008
Opening Ceremonies
Wow. Every year they do something to top the last. The color and spectacle was marvelous, and the use of the LCD screen was inspired. The synchronized drumming and dancing was letter-perfect and awesome. I was especially impressed with the "type" and of course the beautiful fireworks—but then this being China, anything less than spectacular fireworks would have been disappointing. Brilliant costuming as well.

It will be interesting to see how they light the torch.

The parade of nations is unique. The Greeks were first, as always, and the host country will be last, but the other nations are not in what we would call "alphabetical order," instead they are in order by the number of strokes in the Chinese symbol that represents that country.

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