NBC, the dumbest network in the world, blacked out the live broadcast of The 2012 Summer Olympic Opening Ceremonies in the U.S. until prime time. Said it was too ‘complex’ for online audiences. Sure, we needed fuck wits Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, to give us all “context”. If you were watching in the U.S., the broadcast was utter shit, not only did we have to suffer through Lauer and Viera’s insipid color commentary (twitter user BackpackingDad Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira are helpfully translating the ceremony from “English” to “Moron”. #Olympics), there were commercials an average of 5-7 minutes, with what was quite possibly the worst Apple ad I’ve seen in the history of the company. Also, the network cut the 7/7 tribute, here is the tribute NBC didn’t want you to see. Blaaaaahka….but when all was said in done, and despite the stupidity of NBC, the ceremonies were quite fantastic.