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NBC pulls their slow-mo Olympic porno?

by James Denison / August 11, 2012 2:17 AM PDT
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Liveleak.com has a message
by TONI H / August 11, 2012 3:03 AM PDT

across the video that 'video cannot be found'....so it can't be viewed there either for some reason. Maybe NBC made them pull it as well???

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perhaps
by James Denison / August 11, 2012 4:25 AM PDT
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jezebel
by James Denison / August 11, 2012 4:45 AM PDT

One of the first to complain. Although it's bad enough, I think some, probably women, have gone too strong on it. It's the music that seems to make it worse for viewers. Of course having 3 daughters, all in sports and being there at their events, maybe I've become somewhat less aware to the effect it has on others.

http://jezebel.com/5933302/someone-at-nbc-apparently-approved-this-creepy-porny-video-of-female-olympians

If the video doesn't play then right clk on it and chose to open frame in new tab or window.

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(NT) That's Porn?
by JP Bill / August 11, 2012 4:37 AM PDT
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I wouldn't have called it that
by James Denison / August 11, 2012 4:51 AM PDT
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Instead would have called it "inappropriate presentation".

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RE: Is it the images, or the music, or the combination?
by JP Bill / August 11, 2012 4:48 AM PDT
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I think the problem is the music they used. If it had been
by Ziks511 / August 12, 2012 2:58 PM PDT

orchestral, without the heavy drums, it wouldn't have been in the least controversial.

Apparently running and beach volleyball costumes are approaching the original Olympic idea. You know, Greece 2,400 years ago. Compete naked.

And boy, were *those* games corrupt.

Rob

Tangent/Lecture

I was looking for a decent image of Lysippos' The Boxer which captures the man after the bout, still wearing the cestae of metal or stone to make his blows that much more damaging. None of the images I found on line portrayed the head the way I saw it in an Art History class, nose broken multiple times, face battered and distorted. The explanation of the position of the head is that the man has been rendered deaf by the beatings he's taken, and is looking to the judges and the crowd to ascertain who won. He appears to be in his 30's, and is an old competitor with love handles and some fat over a still imposing physique, but there is pathos as well in his tortured battered face, the intimation of deafness and the way he looks for information, or affirmation to the judges and the crowd. It's in the Museum in Rome.

All Greek sculpture of the Classical and Hellenistic Periods was done originally in bronze. These were then copied in Marble, but Marble is far more fragile, and requires supports, which is why there's always a tree next to the statue, or even a strut from knee to extended arm, to ensure it doesn't break off.

The good news is that when I took my course in the late 80's there were perhaps 5 or 6 bronzes extant from that period. More are being found and rescued from the sea where they were lost when some Roman vessel bearing loot back from some former Consul's Governorship year in Greece or Ionia (the Agean coast of Turkey). Apparently Lucius Cornelius Sulla (for those familiar with Colleen McCullough's series beginning with First Man in Rome) was one of the worst pillagers.

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