China screws up american national anthem during phelps ceremony

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  1. wonderbread57 macrumors 6502

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    Michael Phelps won the gold and during the ceremony the USA national anthem was restarted and cut off before it ended. This was with president bush in attendance, the first time a sitting U.S. president has been in attendance for a swimming event.

    What's the deal? No money or attention left after the opening ceremony for the games?
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Maybe the deal is that people are human and make mistakes and this isn't something to make a big deal over
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It sounds like a minor error that could've happened to any country hosting the Olympics... so the sound / tech people had a glitch. Is it really that big a deal? Our sense of charity and the extent to which we foster other nations and encourage them in their progress has always been one of the things that ennobled us Americans as a people. When all we do is criticize the Chinese over minor mistakes and glitches rather than celebrating with them their great accomplishments while continuing to gently but consistently prod them on to be a better nations themselves... a really important part of our own nobility is lost.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    no kidding. i wouldnt read much into it
     
  5. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Phelps also wasn't wearing a lapel pin.
     
  6. archesdevil macrumors 6502

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    I just feel bad that Phelps had to meet Bush.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Chances are it was just a screw up, and if it was, I would NOT want to be the guy responsible for it right now.
     
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    Thats okay. Phelps will have 7 more chances to hear it. :D
     
  9. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    At least :)! Hopefully he'll slaughter a few more world records as well. He's an amazing athlete.
     
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    Why is this in the PRSI forum? Shouldn't it be in the audio glitch forum?
     
  12. wonderbread57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow awesome, title worded almost exactly the same as my topic.

    Some good user comments:
    "I just watched this on TV a minute ago... at least Michael had a sense of humor and didn't freak out about it. But lets see if they can get it right NEXT time... once is forgivable... more than that and it's an issue."

    "You'd think they would have just started it over, properly. Not only was it a Gold Medal win, but he broke both the World and Olympic records! He deserved the proper anthem!"

    "Not to mention they played the same line about three times and missed the first few notes...something to be ashamed of."

    thanks for the link
     
  13. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    You really should have higher posting aspirations than being on the level with youtube user comments.
     
  14. wonderbread57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1) I don't (at this hour)
    2) The comments give you a sense for how it played out in case you didn't watch it live.
     
  15. yg17 macrumors G5

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    If I didn't already believe that 99% of YouTube commenters were complete idiots, that would definitely convince me.
     
  16. wonderbread57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm Obama supporter who is unpatriotic. How rare.
     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

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    A conservative who thinks that everyone who disagrees with him is unpatriotic. How rare :rolleyes:



    Go take your flamebait back to RedState or some craphole like it. It isn't welcome here.
     
  18. wonderbread57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, mangle the national anthem, remove the american flag and replace it with ombama world flag. Pretty patriotic.
     
  19. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    u guys, ur not seeing the big deal here, this is the USA! We are the powerhouse and champion of the world! Everyone should bow down and know everything about our country, and play our anthem flawless!

    USA USA USA!!!:rolleyes:



    ;)
     
  20. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Oh for ****s sake. That's the kind of crap you're arguing with. The "flag" was the trademarked logo of North American airlines. It would've been a violation of trademark law and illegal for Obama to continue to use the NAA logo.

    Oh, by the way, where's the flag on McCain's plane?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Attn everyone: Thread now about PATRIOTISM and whose politicians aren't PATRIOTIC enough.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well we Aussies got a Full anthem, Our Prime Minister can speak fluent Mandarin (the most widely spoken Language in China) and the Chinese love him. GWB cant even speak English - no wonder the chinese cut the anthem short.:D
     
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    ROFL!
     

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