yeah, NBC fuckers, try playing it Live next time, so we all can make the choice to stay up and see it, get up early and see it, or wait until the prime time repeat and see it. Not to Mention, not to fucking MENTION, the talking! Bob Costas and his idiot team, talked all over the bloody Closing ceremony, they cut out the drag queens, what they didn't cut out they cut to Atheletes, which is sort of alright, but show the whole ceremony first, then show the happy athletes LATER, and the only time Bob Costas shut the fuck up was to watch Kylie Minogue's tits!
Gah. I was Fuming, Fuming. Still get a slow burn when I think about NBC's fuckwitted fuckup of this coverage. Canadian TV showed it live, Canadian TV showed the whole closing ceremony, Canadian TV dealt with the time difference, and they're in the same bloody zone, they're next door for fucks sake.
Piece of advice? When you're sitting watching the abortion of a closing ceremony, don't get on to the NBC run chat thingie to vent. Cause you'll get people saying
"Well, if you hate American's so much, you didn't seem to not want to take out help in WW2!!" [me; oh yes, I see now, and the relevance of that to the Games is, oh right, NOTHING!!]
"Well, NBC paid for the Olympics, so they should get to say what get's seen and complain about the time difference"
[me:Paid? They paid? This might come as a shock to the Australian Government who spent 8 billion dollars on the OLYMPICS. I believe you meant to say they paid for the privilege, yes, that's a Privilege, not a Right, to broadcast. This does not give them territorial pissing rights! And for Chrissakes, the last time the Olympics was in the Southern Hemisphere and you big babies had to stay up late, was 19fucking56, fucking well get over it and deal for motherfucking once!]
OK, so I didn't say motherfucking, but you have no idea how many times I typed it and then back erased.
I don't hate America, I don't, I chose to live here, which means it's up there with Australia as a place I *choose* to live in, I just think that NBC are parochial and insular and the word I can't think of for thinking there's no other country worth a pinch of piss other than their own!
This is what happens to me when I get angry, my spelling goes to shit, and I lose words. The big words mostly, all except any word that has fuck in it, those spring to mind all to easily and if I get Really Mad, every second word would go well in a rhyming song about trucks.