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15 August 2008 @ 12:11 am
Gee, thanks guys  
I'm looking at the TV coverage of the women's all-around individual gymnastics. It says "Live" up in the corner.

I'm also looking at the NBC Olympics page which is telling me as one of the headlines who won the women's all-around individual gymnastics event.

It seems NBC's "Live" coverage isn't so live on the west coast. Shouldn't there be some kind of rule against telling us its live when it isn't? So yeah, just a warning to everyone else on this coast. Don't believe that little "Live" sign in the corner. And if you don't want to be spoiled don't look at the headlines on the web before the event is over =P (Although it's not that bad in this case since i have to go to bed anyways. I'm kind of sad about missing the floor event though =/)

Also, thunder! Lots of thunder! :) Plus a little bit of rain. Kind of odd.

Edit: Wow, lightning. Lots of lightning. Lotsa lotsa lighting!

Edit Edit: Holy crap big huge lightning!
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Pava: OsakaHurahijmpava on August 15th, 2008 07:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, NBC's been showing us the 'live for east coast' live cast the whole time. Once I figured that out, oh well...
Pavajmpava on August 15th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
I noticed that after the first couple days they started actually displaying the 'current time' periodically under live, of course, you'd have to notice it saying ET...
Kimchalgaryn on August 15th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
We didn't get any thunder or lightening...I'm jealous :-(
Johndolohov on August 15th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
I've never understood the focus on "live" television, other than that they might not get a chance to stop tape before a horrific bloody accident.
DonAithnendonaithnen on August 15th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
If it's a live event then you can hope/pray/whatever that the people you're rooting for will come out on top, and whatever actually happens will be a surprise because you're seeing it as it happens along with everyone else.

If it's a tape then what happened has already been set in stone, "everyone else" already knows what happened and you're just catching up. And if you stop to think about it then your hopes/prayers/whatever are now revealed to be exactly as futile as they probably were in the other case :) You've lost even the illusion of interactivity.

So i think it's a somewhat silly but fairly human interest :)
Steuardsteuard on August 16th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
I was annoyed by the false "Live" label, too. You'd think they could just, ya know, LEAVE IT OUT when rebroadcasting the feed. I do think including it is some level of false advertising or misrepresentation, even if it's not particularly important. (I could imagine tricking a friend into betting on the outcome of an event being shown "Live" this way, for example.)