Speaking of the Opening Ceremony (9PM UK time, which is 4PM New York time), a billion around the world, live here and there, will see it on television, but not in the USA. NBC will show this event at 7:30PM, depending on where you live in the country. You would think that this should then be at least 1:30PM Hawaii time, because of the six hour difference. But, no, our local NBC channel airs the Opening Ceremony at 5:30PM. To view in 3D, apparently, I will need to wait until 11PM tonight. Why???
Commenting on the widely reported appearance of Nile-virus-carrying mosquitoes in Athens, Papachristou wrote: "With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food!!!".
The one that made me laugh came from Stephanie Rice of Australia sending photos of herself in a bikini, for which she was roundly criticized. A response:
Stephanie got in trouble two years ago, when she wrote "suck on that, faggots," after Australia beat South Africa at rugby. As you can't see her face above, here she is publicly apologizing:
View a video about Holly and how she became an Olympian.
Opening Ceremonies, so it's no scoop to indicate that Roger Bannister did NOT light the Olympic Torch, for seven young athletes nominated by past British champions did. Highlights featured a history of Great Britain and a soundtrack of historic British rock, with an apparent parachute landing by James Bond and Queen Elizabeth. Paul McCartney completed the entertainment:
Not quite Beijing, but there were fireworks at the end of the three and a half show. Well, you can now watch all this in 3D on channel 1202 in Honolulu at 11PM.