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m_in_m1,095 posts since 22 Apr 2006
Anglia (East) Look East
mromega posted:
Stitch08 posted:
The news channel has a new 'countdown' graphic, which has been on during every report from Beijing - I assume we'll be seeing it all week leading up to the games.

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How many times do they need to say Beijing on screen?


Oh come on, sure you could have had an dditional one with it on the ticker
jrothwell972,681 posts since 29 Oct 2006
Meridian (South East) South Today
DVB Cornwall posted:
Shame the ticker is wrong, it should be counting down to 20:08 Beijing time not 20:00 as it does.


I doubt most people will care that much: I myself consider the countdown timer to be pretty pointless.

Incidentally, I suspect the odd timing is down to the fact that the Chinese consider the number 'eight' to be very lucky. (No, that idea wasn't invented by HSBC, it is real.) I suspect that's why it's at 8:08pm on 08/08/08.
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Stuart5,807 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
jrothwell97 posted:
Incidentally, I suspect the odd timing is down to the fact that the Chinese consider the number 'eight' to be very lucky. (No, that idea wasn't invented by HSBC, it is real.) I suspect that's why it's at 8:08pm on 08/08/08.

I'm surprised you've only just realised, jrothwell, you must be the last person on the planet to 'clock' that one Wink
jrothwell972,681 posts since 29 Oct 2006
Meridian (South East) South Today
StuartPlymouth posted:
jrothwell97 posted:
Incidentally, I suspect the odd timing is down to the fact that the Chinese consider the number 'eight' to be very lucky. (No, that idea wasn't invented by HSBC, it is real.) I suspect that's why it's at 8:08pm on 08/08/08.

I'm surprised you've only just realised, jrothwell, you must be the last person on the planet to 'clock' that one Wink


I actually spotted it months ago, I just didn't have a reason to discuss it on this particular Web site until now.

Jugalug posted:
I enjoyed that joke.


I vote we up the dose to 4x750mg tablets per day, what do you think?

Anyway, I'm still struggling to see the point of the countdown clock. It makes me think that there are people with party poppers and sleeping bags in their living rooms, sitting with their eyes wide open gazing at the clock. You know, like something out of one of those horror-psychodrama films, but creepier.
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Mike W4,230 posts since 30 Apr 2006
Did you see breakfast 1 min ago, Bill Turnbull free running in the studio (well climbing all arund the back of the sofa)
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