The Virtual Olympics

You know the girl who captured everyone’s heart when she sang Ode to the Motherland during the opening ceremony of the Olympics? It turns out she was lip syncing. Authorities who attended rehearsals and saw the 7-year-old girl whose voice was actually heard thought she wasn’t cute enough to be on camera. Next, Chinese officials admitted that some of the fireworks TV viewers saw during the opening ceremony were actually computer generated graphics and previously shot footage which they used to augment the real thing. The next thing you know we’ll find out the badminton matches are being played using a Wii instead of rackets, Michael Phelps hasn’t actually been in the water at all and is really Fab Morvan of Milli Vanilli, and the games are being held on a movie lot in Burbank.

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  1. Anonymous

    If you actually did any research, you would have known the reason for the “fake” fireworks. Although the fireworks were actually going off, it was deemed too dangerous to have a helicopter flying above them to photograph. As such, they decided to augment with CG in order for viewers at home to still see what was going on.

    As for the young girl, I completely agree with you. It’s a joke and they deserve the criticism for that. Over all though, I found the opening ceremonies to be amazing. The raw number of performers and coordiation was impressive.

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