Winter Olympic coverage........

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Bob Wright

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We, Nita and I, bought a new TV recently, one of those digital things, and BIG! It's a 48" (diagonal) screen color TV. Too late for football, except the Super Bowl, we're now trying to watch the Winter Olympics from Korea.

We watched the opening ceremonies last night. Now Korea is fifteen hours ahead of Memphis time, right? So at 7:00 pm Memphis, should have been 10:00 am Saturday morning in Pyeong Chan, or close to lunch time? But it was dark as pitch, so to speak, there in Korea. So these were recorded earlier?

And commercials? And talking among themselves? Saw a few segments of ceremony between interviews, commercials, and talk among announcers.

And thinking I was going to see a sweeping view of the ice rink in glorious panorama on my brand new wide screen color TV, what do I see? Close ups of eyeballs and nose pores.

But look at Korea! Tall buildings, lights, trees growing on those yamas (hillsides). And hills and ridges look pretty familiar to me. Never saw nor heard of Pyeong Chan sixty years ago. If I saw it I never knew it. Do remember the cold, though.

Bob Wright
 

Colonialgirl

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We watched it this early AM on one of our local "Nothing But C**P" stationed; They LOST about 10 minutes worth right when they were doing the prelude dancing to lighting the torch; Went to some stupid commercials about something called "EXTRA" which based on what they were showing I would NEVER watch, plus even more commercials; A total SNAFU and pure idiocy. I wonder what excuse they will offer.
The "mouth pieces" spewed a load of idiocy as expected about how marvelous the Two Koreas were apparently holding hands, etc etc etc; would have really made a garden grow !!
 

gasbag

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We gave away our last tv two weeks ago.
Our home even smells better now.
 

pisgah

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Yeah, they are "tape delayed" broadcasts -- so don't listen to any news during the day if you want to be surprised at how any competition turns out.

I pretty much got my fill last night of cute little Korean kids running around and, well, looking cute, and North and South making nice before they obliterate each other.
 

coach

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Opening ceremony was pretty boring. They usually are. Katie Couric made it worse and I didn’t hang around long. But I love saying Pyeongchang.
 

Enigma

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Bob, you absolutely would not recognize South Korea today. I returned in 2008 after a 25-year absence, and I thought the plane had landed in the wrong country! What were little villages with a few 2-story buildings in the 70s and 80s are now cities full of high-rise apartment buildings. And, everybody, and I do mean everybody, has a car. Only problem is that land is so valuable that they didn't build any parking spaces!

South Korea has become one of the top three industrial powers in Asia, ranking behind only China and Japan. They have a huge shipbuilding industry, a huge steel industry, and a huge electronics industry. Their aerospace industry is up and coming, and their auto industry is a world player as well. Medical care here in SK is state of the art, and there is a booming medical tourism industry.

Definitely NOT the same country that you were stationed in 60 years ago.
 

one bullet

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Couric ruined it. I kept waiting for her to say "follow the yellow brick road"! Can't stand to look at her. Can't stand to hear her!
 
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