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Anyone watching the Closing Ceremonies???
BBC | 8/11/12 | hoagy62

Posted on 08/12/2012 3:15:19 PM PDT by hoagy62

Is anyone watching the Closing Ceremonies? So far, I've seen a quite eclectic selection.

I think so far, the highlight has been when Eric Idle, one of the Pythons, came out and sang "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life".


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KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; closingceremonies; london; londonolympics; olympics; weird
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To: Steve Van Doorn

did not see the opening but you and someonelse said it was PC and full of politics, in what way please?


51 posted on 08/12/2012 4:54:56 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: hoagy62
so far, the highlight has been when Eric Idle, one of the Pythons, came out and sang "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life".

IIRC there was a movie where he came out of a refrigerator and sang that song.

52 posted on 08/12/2012 4:57:44 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: Steve Van Doorn

did not see the opening but you and someonelse said it was PC and full of politics, in what way please?


53 posted on 08/12/2012 4:58:42 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: hoagy62

It. Sucks. Ass.

Worst closing ceremonies ever.


54 posted on 08/12/2012 5:35:16 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: wideminded

Let’s see if NBC bleeps it.


55 posted on 08/12/2012 5:37:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: hoagy62

May or may not have gotten a little teary eyed during the “Fab 5” gymnastics montage. Adorable kids, all of them.


56 posted on 08/12/2012 5:41:52 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: SMCC1
They have a sense of humor, even making light of McKayla's Internet meme


57 posted on 08/12/2012 5:43:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

HAH! That’s great. Awesome kids.


58 posted on 08/12/2012 5:54:34 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: wideminded

The overriding theme seems to be that the UK makes trucks that you can fit a 80s band on.


59 posted on 08/12/2012 5:56:11 PM PDT by Darth Republican (Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.)
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To: Darth Republican

“Imagine”.....puke!


60 posted on 08/12/2012 6:06:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge
a drug addled azzhole and a drug addicted fag is the best the Brits can come up with???

Ungland, feh...

61 posted on 08/12/2012 6:06:07 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: hoagy62
Been watching the closing ceremonies since 1/20/2009.

Oh the Olympics....never mind

62 posted on 08/12/2012 6:06:59 PM PDT by skully (My pets are Democrats!!!)
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To: hoagy62

How does someone get caught having sex in a public restroom with homo’s and then go on to perform at the closing ceremonies? George Michael was never any good anyway - watered down lowest common denominator crap he stole from other artists.


63 posted on 08/12/2012 6:11:55 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: snowrip

agree. Buncha chit thrown together. The Lennon “sculpture” was almost as creepy as the Big Baby/Fetus at the opening ceremony.


64 posted on 08/12/2012 6:14:11 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: manc
They were trying to avoid any contraversy so much it turned out to be a mush of crap:

What are they doing here with kids jumping on beds? They had I don't know maybe a 100 kids jumping on beds?
I need to pull my hair out now sorry.
65 posted on 08/12/2012 6:18:50 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: hoagy62

Annie Lennox segment looks like satan-worshippers


66 posted on 08/12/2012 6:24:47 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

These CC’s so far are worse than a free Vegas show and only half as dignified.


67 posted on 08/12/2012 6:26:17 PM PDT by Darth Republican (Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.)
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To: plain talk
George Michael Memorial Bathroom, Will Rogers Park, Beverly Hills, CA
68 posted on 08/12/2012 6:28:01 PM PDT by hawkeye101 (Ron Paul attacked every Republican in the 2012 race EXCEPT for Mitt Romney.)
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To: hoagy62
Well, maybe I'm just too thick to get this, but wasn't this Olympics about athletes from all over the world working hard, giving it their best and competing for medals? One might think that some of these themes might be visited in these ceremonies...but no, we get a Brit rock retrospective. "Pinball Wizard?" Really? That was played out 20 years ago...pointless, meandering crap that cost millions.
69 posted on 08/12/2012 6:30:33 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

looks to me they are celebrating the national health care which I might ad I know about and there is nothing to celebrate about it as my mother still lives there and was refused to have knee surgery and had to do an appeal which took time and her husband died from cancer waiting to get checked for cancer.

I’m watching it now and they had to show the commie lover from the beatles and play his imagine a world with no religion peacey crap.
Then they have the homo singing, then they have had to dust the cobwebs off these singers, WOW the best part thus far was seeing the British army march on, think that regiment was the Coldstreamm guards.

The stadium looks great and hopefully see some fireworks but thus far it’s been utter crap.


70 posted on 08/12/2012 6:32:39 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Pharmboy

What else has Britain had to offer over the past 50 years?


71 posted on 08/12/2012 6:32:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: manc

Nice to see Mike Rutherford of Genesis playing with Floyd’s Nick Mason.


72 posted on 08/12/2012 6:34:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

lost me, sorry


73 posted on 08/12/2012 6:35:19 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Pharmboy

Well, I’ve muted it. I have no idea what the hell is going on and its better that way. I don’t think the organizers did either.

I’ll stick with the chinese. Apparantly all England is now a days is drugs, sex and music.


74 posted on 08/12/2012 6:35:56 PM PDT by 1scrappymom
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To: hoagy62

Under protest its on in my house... I have three teenage daughters and I lost...

Oh well.


75 posted on 08/12/2012 6:37:38 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: Pharmboy

they really dusted off the cobwebs on this, must admit China’s was much better.

This is just a ocncert with aging singers in some cases.


76 posted on 08/12/2012 6:38:00 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: dfwgator
Uhhhh...James Bond movies (oh...they dealt with that in the opening)...boy--that is a tough question.

But this is just overproduced dreck, and has NOTHING to do with the Olympics.

77 posted on 08/12/2012 6:39:44 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: dfwgator

a good military, army SAS, SBS, Royal marines but other than that , not much and I’m from there.

My misses just said her mother has no clue who these people are as it was not her era , also the kids here and their pals are bored that they have no clue who these people are either.


78 posted on 08/12/2012 6:40:41 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Pharmboy

it’s a joke and I’m from there.

imagine a world with no religion song, old singers and a homo who likes fecal matter on his penis at a public bathroom, sicko.

Get the fireworks on please and leave it at that.


79 posted on 08/12/2012 6:42:41 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc
"mother still lives there and was refused to have knee surgery and had to do an appeal which took time and her husband died from cancer waiting to get checked for cancer."

don't worry about that. They will have reeducation classes on how to properly diet and live healthy productive life. If that doesn't work no problem they will just implement what they do in japan. Remove anyone that has a waistline of more then 33 inch's from the program saving lots of money.
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/japan/091109/fat-japan-youre-breaking-the-law

80 posted on 08/12/2012 6:43:22 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: hoagy62

Well we just had thunderboomer blow thru these parts knocking out dish and internet so it’s spartan over the air fare...thus im forced to watch this now. What is it that im seeing here? Looks like someone with FABULOUS sensablities strung this thing together if ya know what i mean


81 posted on 08/12/2012 6:44:56 PM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
oh she finally won her appeal and got the knee.

She called me and told me that she had to call the hospital the night before and I asked why and she replied”to see if they had a spare bed free for me”
If they did not she woudl have to wait again until there was a spare bed .

And SOME WANT GOVT HEALTH CARE AARRGGHH. and all because their messiah said it;’s good.[sigh]

They could never do that here what they did in Japan as the black community would be in uproar, hell if michelle fat bum wanted to get people healthy she would let those on food stamps only get veggies and fruit.

yep that will go down good in some communities hey

82 posted on 08/12/2012 6:50:28 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 1scrappymom

THE SPICE GIRLS, WTH,


83 posted on 08/12/2012 6:51:19 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: mware
I so want them to have one segment where all at once one of those Brit police boxes appear, and out comes Dr. Who (perferably David Tennant)who looks at his watch and says something like, “Sorry wrong century.”, and then the box disappears in a puff of smoke.

[Looks at the Iranian team] Oooo, there's still an Iran? Bloody hell, I was aiming for 2016 at Rio.

84 posted on 08/12/2012 6:53:32 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: manc

I guess Bananarama wasn’t available.


85 posted on 08/12/2012 6:54:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: manc
The Spice Girls are still good to look at...

Back in '85, visited London with my two kids at the time and wanted to do something that only the English would do, so we went to Earl's Court to see a demonstration by the Royal Marines. Not long after the Falklands, and it was great. Nice to see that there was some competition from Earl's Court (volleyball, I believe).

86 posted on 08/12/2012 6:57:02 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL

actually they were not that bad, I see mouthy who calls themselves beady eye is on


87 posted on 08/12/2012 6:58:27 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

Frankly I’m surprised Noel let Liam onstage.


88 posted on 08/12/2012 6:59:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: All

Good grief this is PAINFUL...

and what the heck does this have to do with the olympics?


89 posted on 08/12/2012 7:01:06 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: hoagy62

Nope...did not intend to do so...


90 posted on 08/12/2012 7:03:16 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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91 posted on 08/12/2012 7:03:38 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Rightly Biased

I see NBC bleeped out the S-Bomb from “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, it wasn’t bleeped out when it was streamed.


92 posted on 08/12/2012 7:08:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rightly Biased

Quick get me a dwarf dressed in Renaissance Faire clothes so we can all do the Safety Dance.


93 posted on 08/12/2012 7:09:14 PM PDT by Darth Republican (Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.)
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To: hoagy62

Weird those light bulbs on the hats of the guys lining the aisles of the union jack.

Also weird costumes, looked like Mary Poppins at one point.

Now its spacey looking costumes on some guys and what looks like nun habits on some ladies.

Mixed in Scottish pipers with “look on the shiny (or is it brighter) side of life”

Egads.


94 posted on 08/12/2012 7:09:19 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: dfwgator

surprised myself, actualy thought he might come on with a spliff or something.

An embarrassment to Manchester, though I’m Salford LOL.


95 posted on 08/12/2012 7:10:27 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Well, I’ll say this for the Closing Ceremonies: They’ve certainly overflowed the weight recommendation for the bag.


96 posted on 08/12/2012 7:10:47 PM PDT by Museum Twenty (If every truth & hidden motivation were to tumble out, not one supporter would turn against him.)
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To: manc

Surprised they didn’t do a hologram of Freddie Mercury.


97 posted on 08/12/2012 7:12:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

LOL, some of the women though look alright/


98 posted on 08/12/2012 7:13:35 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Museum Twenty

Ok that made me chuckle... between the hurling of course.


99 posted on 08/12/2012 7:13:58 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: dfwgator

Any Moody Blues, Leon Russell, or Rod Stewart?


100 posted on 08/12/2012 7:15:43 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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