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Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2010

Dave!So... for the first time in a very long time, those of us living on the West Coast of these United States of America are in the SAME TIME ZONE as the Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. Finally, we get to watch events LIVE and see competition outcomes AS THEY HAPPEN. How cool that we won't have medal results spoiled on the internet hours... or even days... before we get to actually see them taking place! Sweet!

So tonight I sit down in front of the television at 7:30 when NBC is set to start their coverage, expecting that I'll be watching the opening ceremonies LIVE from Vancouver.

But no... it's downhill skiing.

This is odd. Why would they start the opening ceremonies later than 7:30?

And then I notice on Twitter that people are talking about the opening ceremonies as if they're watching them.

So I look for the official schedule online and see that the opening ceremonies started an hour-and-a-half ago at 6:00pm. So now I'm thinking that I got the time wrong, NBC actually started broadcasting at 6:00, and I've completely missed the opening ceremonies altogether.

And so I look at my television channel guide and see that I haven't missed anything. The opening ceremonies won't be televised until 9:00pm. For reasons I can't even begin to fathom, NBC is TAPE-DELAYING these PRIMETIME events that are happening IN THE SAME TIME ZONE I'M IN ?!???

Rated R



And, since I'm sure that the reasons for this ASTOUNDING DISPLAY OF ABSOLUTE FUCKING IDIOCY somehow comes down to money in one way or another... FUCK YOU SIDEWAYS YOU GREEDY PIECES OF FUCKING SHIT!

Bad Monkey says... FUCK OFF!

I am beyond speechless as to why NBC is Just This Stupid. What incentive do Pacific Time Zone people have to watch their Olympics "coverage"? Sure if the event is being held in Asia or Europe or some other place that's fifty time-zones away, there's no choice, and we have to accept a tape-delay because nobody wants to watch TV at 2:00am (or whatever). BUT WHEN THEY'RE HAPPENING IN THE SAME FUCKING TIME ZONE?!?

And here I thought that NBC couldn't get more brain-dead than the whole Conan/Leno late-night fiasco.


You would think that NBC shareholders would TAKE CARE OF FUCKING BUSINESS and like... I dunno... EXECUTE THE GROSSLY INCOMPETENT FUCKERS RUNNING THE NETWORK for being INEXCUSABLY STUPID. But maybe these particular shareholders are so heinously wealthy that they just don't care when the DUMBFUCKS looking out for their interests make bad decisions.

Gee... and here I thought I wouldn't have anything to blog about tonight!

Thanks, NBC!


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  1. Shannon says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one pissed about this! We almost never have stuff happening in our time zone. Why not let us watch a live broadcast for once?

  2. Peggy Archer says:

    Agreed. NBC is, in fact, run by donkey-raping shit eaters.

    It’s not like they have any decent programming to shove into the time slot.

    Why not just broadcast the stuff live?

    Oh, wait. Donkey-raping shit eaters.

    Never mind.

  3. Sid says:

    That defies logic..

    Stupid Networks!

  4. Avitable says:

    The only good move NBC has made recently was airing Community. Otherwise, they’ve shown nothing but incompetence.

  5. bo says:

    You’re fun when you rant. I’ve never heard you talk, but I have a rant-voice for you in my head. It’s a little Walken, a little Freeman, and a lot Leary.

  6. David says:

    You captured my feelings exactly. I finally gave up on the ceremonies and recorded them instead. I figure if it’s going to be delayed, I might as well pretend I live on the other side of the world and watch them the morning after. I’m just hoping (but not hopeful) NBC doesn’t pull this same delay stunt for the next two weeks and ruin the games for us on the West Coast.

  7. Brandon says:

    A-Fucking-Men. The worst thing, though, is that the CBC doesn’t have the rights to the games this year, CTV does. Usually we just say fuck off NBC and watch the vastly superior Canadian broadcast of the games. But CTV isn’t carried anywhere in Washington State and barely anywhere in the states period. You know NBC had to have their hand in getting CTV to outbid the CBC for the Olympics.

  8. Robin says:

    Those poor donkeys.

    I hope NBC at least used lube and put the shit on plates before they started raping them. But judging by the bitchassness they displayed last night, they probably didn’t.

  9. Sybil Law says:

    I know this is more a reflection of me and my bitchiness, but I love it when you and the monkey get all Eff word crazy!!!
    Fuck NBC!

  10. This makes me wonder if people that live in Vancouver also got time delayed, because that would be pretty wild to live a few miles away from the stadium where the actual event WAS going on, seeing people leaving the stadium, walking by your house, while you have the TV on and it’s barely starting.

    Oh and FUCK NBC for many reasons, including this one.

  11. Lynda says:

    I always thought stuff like SuperBowls and Olympics were live on our time zone. I agree it’s really, really stupid, even though only really watched the giant flaming Q-tip.

  12. RW says:

    Makes no sense at all.

  13. Suebob says:

    What Dave2 said.

  14. Enrico says:

    Did you end up watching?! They played a Joni Mitchell song, so I thought it was a success.

  15. Lynn says:

    I have a couch that’s still available if you’d rather drive up to Vancouver and watch the games in person – or at least watch them from the many huge TV’s all over town or in the countries/provinces various party “houses”! 🙂 And I won’t mention (too much) how I was at the opening ceremonies IN PERSON and how it totally rocked!!

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