1. The male swimmers look like females in their new trunk-covering suits so these things are different and look at the records being made (update: 24 of the 25 gold medalists in swimming were wearing Speedos). The guy swimmers have been shaving for a long time so the smooth-skinned person at right? One of the swimmers on the men's gold-medal winning relay.
2. The end of TV? I haven't had access to tv to watch the Olympics, but who needs one, anyway? I can catch the high moments in ways I could never even see as a spectator, online. Watching the men's gold-winning relay on the front page of yesterday's NYTimes was just awesome. Graphics added with film with below- and above-water camera shots made this something virtually better, in retrospect production, than in-the-moment being there.
3. Time is invertable and time-present can be remixed in time-future so that time-past is more hyperreal than time present. The presentation of history can be embellished so that our memory of things are painted up in ways that fit dynamically into our remembrances of times past in the presentation of times present. Confabulational reality more Proustian than Proust.
Watch the NYTimes dynamic post-event presentation of the gold medal men's relay and see if you don't get what I mean. Agree?