A couple of quick thoughts on the opening ceremony of the Olympics:
1. The Russian national anthem (besides being a catchy tune) makes me want to watch “Hunt for Red October” again.
2. Technomusic is perfect for Gitmo prisoners.
3. Putin looks like he had some “work” done. But tasteful.
4. Jamaica is back!
I wish I had studio pictures from the Olympic coverage in Vancouver. Maybe someone who has them could pass them along. What am referring to is the NBC studio set where they sit in two chairs by the fire. It’s a lovely picture, except for whoever sits in the guest chair. This year there seems to be some unwritten rule that you a) need to wear some goofy looking boots, or b) where completely out of date preppy ties with corduroy jackets.
Tom Brokaw had some funky black boots that looked PLASTIC. Dick Button, who has to be about 90 years old, had on tan hiking wannabe boots. Some other guy… preppy tie! You know… squared off at the bottom, knitted, goofy pattern… whole nine yards.
Fellas, leave the goofy outfits for the figure skaters, will you?