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Shanghai World Expo March 21, 2012

Posted by Retired Geezer in Gardening, Law.

Someone sent me this video. It’s pretty good.



I’m thinking magnets are holding up the bells. Can you figure out how the Musical Babes are sitting?


1. Retired Geezer - March 21, 2012

Nice to hear ‘Ode to Joy’ being played by godless commies.

Just kidding.

2. digitalbrownshirt - March 21, 2012

Obviously they’re using witchcraft.

3. Tushar - March 21, 2012

RG, if you notice, the string instrument playing girls don’t take their right foot off the ground. There is some anchored arm running from the ground, up the pant that bends at the knee from straight to 90 degrees, allowing them to use it for support while they sit.

That is the best explanation I can think of.

4. Tushar - March 21, 2012

I meant the left foot, not right foot.

5. Mitchell - March 21, 2012

Yeah, what Tushar said regarding the women. If you look closely they very deliberately plant their foot before they sit.

The bells are a head scratcher though. There’s a row of black cylinder things on the ground in front of them. I suspect they’re involved.

6. Retired Geezer - March 21, 2012

I think Tushar has it figured out.
It’s kind of the secret of magician levitations, the world over.

7. Tushar - March 21, 2012

Those black cylinders looked like pairs of spotlights, but I could not see any light being cast from them. You could be right. Two strong magnets repelling the magnetized bells from two sides, keeping them levitated.

8. Michael - March 21, 2012

Wow! That sure is a lavish production.

I thought the Chinese were only spending money on military procurement, U.S. Treasury bonds, and the production of rare earth chemicals in a fiendish scheme to bankrupt us.



9. Retired Geezer - March 21, 2012

The line of dancers that go up and down in formation had to be controlled by computer.

I’ve had a tiny bit of experience with ‘flying’ people on stage, it’s very Complicated.
Here’s a video about the best ‘Flyer’ around, Peter Foy. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him or his associates a few times.

He’s flown everybody.

10. geoff - March 21, 2012


I think that now it’s pretty clear that the Chinese are far ahead of us in antigravity research.

11. digitalbrownshirt - March 22, 2012

We’ve still got that railgun thing though, so I’m okay with that.

12. OBF - March 22, 2012

If it was done at night they are sitting on moonbeams.

13. kevl - March 23, 2012

Speaking of musical non-sequiturs:

I heard Bach/Gounod’s version of “Ave Maria” on TV. Turned around and it was an ad for a very violent and bloody TV show.


Also, a Chinese themed Cirque du Soleil is coming to town. Might have to check it out.

14. daveintexas - March 23, 2012

But that’s a common device, the contrast between something very beautiful and something very horrible. It’s very effective.

Similar to that scene in The Godfather when Michael’s baby is being baptized and at the same time his mob family is carrying out hits to avenge the attack on his father and the murder of his brother. That scene is ten times creepier with the music and cutting back and forth between the murders and the baptism.

15. digitalbrownshirt - March 23, 2012

It was also a major plot device for A Clockwork Orange. He was given an aversion to both violence and Beethoven at the same time through “therapy”.

16. lauraw - March 23, 2012

*plays Unchained Melody on the stereo*

*clips toenails at the kitchen table*

17. lauraw - March 23, 2012

*watches Fantasia while, one at a time, sucking the eyes out of fifteen live goldfish*

18. digitalbrownshirt - March 23, 2012

I used to have a fish that would do that. Not the fantasia part, the part about sucking the eyes out of fish.

19. daveintexas - March 23, 2012


20. daveintexas - March 23, 2012

ok, actually the music in the Godfather scene gets a bit dark.

but the baby is cute!

21. digitalbrownshirt - March 24, 2012

They looked like this when he was done:


22. lauraw - March 24, 2012


23. kevl - March 24, 2012

Fantasia is a movie heavily influenced by LSD.

24. daveintexas - March 24, 2012


25. Retired Geezer - March 24, 2012


I knew we hired DBS for a reason.

26. Michael - March 24, 2012

He is definitely earning his salary.

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