Holy fucking shit. I’m watching the opening ceremony for the Beijing games.
There are people running upside down around a giant globe right now. The world’s largest LED screen painted itself with dancers, then peeled up and flew into the sky. Human beings performed perfectly synchronized squats to render undulating waves of printing blocks.
This is breathtaking. Jawdropping. Demented.
Yes, this makes Cirque du Soleil look like an afternoon at the DMV.
Zhang Yimou will always have work after this. And Canada and the UK are wondering how they’ll top this in a few years…
And the best part? This lavish extravaganza is was probably covered by a week or so’s worth of interest on our enormous national debt, $500 billion of which is owned by China.