Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic Rainbow

Just as the tape-delayed opening ceremonies began broadcast locally, we had this:


I'm a smart person, in control of myself, and very clear on how emotional manipulation is engineered, how it's constructed, how it works.

And spectacle gets to me in a big, big way.  I don't even care about the sports, the scores, the stats.  But ceremonies like this make me weep when that's what they want to make me do.

I'm the world's greatest subject for entertainment, sometimes, and the willing suspension of disbelief.


Editing to add:  Isn't it lucky for London steampunk is so popular right now, and feeds so perfectly into the themes they're illustrating.  It's the steampunkalympics.  Will this be better than the Laff A Lympics ... ?


K.E. Skedgell said...

So pretty! I took pictures of some of the strangest clouds I have ever seen with the approach of a storm. They were awesome.

DLM said...

I should point out, the image is not mine, I borrowed it from the page linked above on Twitter. But it is pretty lovely.

Jeff said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers, with a tiny bit of embarrassment, the Laff-a-lympics.