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London Olympics Opening Ceremony live thread(Didn't see one..exuse me if there already is one)

Posted on 07/27/2012 5:02:27 PM PDT by jakerobins

Watching the start of the Olympics in London......Anyone else?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: london2012; olympics; openingceremony
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To: FamiliarFace

Well so much for the good music.


151 posted on 07/27/2012 6:10:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

I haven’t seen any Monty Python yet either.


152 posted on 07/27/2012 6:11:11 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: pandemoniumreigns
Kind of like a Super Bowl half time that won't end.

lol...yeah, it's getting that way, for sure

153 posted on 07/27/2012 6:11:17 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: jakerobins

I hope Ali G shows up.


154 posted on 07/27/2012 6:11:17 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: pandemoniumreigns

Well....this guy keeps checking his junk....making sure it’s still there I guess....


155 posted on 07/27/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: VanDeKoik

Mr. Bean was funny.


156 posted on 07/27/2012 6:11:50 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: pandemoniumreigns

Frank and June are RAP cRap


157 posted on 07/27/2012 6:12:10 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: pandemoniumreigns

I’m lost. What’s this?


158 posted on 07/27/2012 6:13:03 PM PDT by virgil
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To: King Moonracer

Tim Berners-Lee? But...but...I thought Algore invented the Internet.


159 posted on 07/27/2012 6:13:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Jrabbit

No GOOD production comes without the obligatory black guy checking to see if his dick is still there
GAWD what a bunch of morons!


160 posted on 07/27/2012 6:13:49 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: virgil

This is a mess.


161 posted on 07/27/2012 6:13:54 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: jakerobins

This is a long Old Navy commercial.


162 posted on 07/27/2012 6:14:01 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( if you love, you will not condemn, and if you condemn, you cannot love)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Ya gotta think that even the Queen is thinking “WTF?”


163 posted on 07/27/2012 6:15:54 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: John W

Yeah, they lost me after Mary Poppins.


164 posted on 07/27/2012 6:16:02 PM PDT by virgil
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To: King Moonracer

I loved the beginning when the forged the Olympic Rings and flew in the other four but banging the drum for the NHS is just pathetic. Its like hyper glitzy propaganda. I got a very heavy “!984” vibe from that bit.


165 posted on 07/27/2012 6:16:15 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: FamiliarFace

I thought I saw a brief clip of Fawlty Towers on one of the screens.


166 posted on 07/27/2012 6:16:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Nowhere Man
Photobucket
167 posted on 07/27/2012 6:17:02 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: rabidralph

HAHAHA.....ME thinks that would be well funny!


168 posted on 07/27/2012 6:17:02 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Mad Dawgg

Funny you should mention 1984. Listen to the song they’re going to play at the end of the Parade of Athletes.....


169 posted on 07/27/2012 6:17:35 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: mass55th

Turn off your recorder, you are wasting digits.


170 posted on 07/27/2012 6:17:41 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Boiling tea makes it stronger. I'm a Tea Party Patriot...and I AM BOILING!!!)
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To: virgil
Google "wardrobe malfunction, Janet Jackson"
171 posted on 07/27/2012 6:17:56 PM PDT by pandemoniumreigns
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To: Mad Dawgg

These Lib directors try so damned hard to send subliminal messages with their “productions” I LMAO because it is just 3 hours of complete CRAP!


172 posted on 07/27/2012 6:18:25 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: NoExpectations; NautiNurse; StarFan; DollyCali; Warrior Nurse; Black Agnes
National Health Service???? Are you freakin’ kidding me?

UN-freakin' believable. My husband and I are watching this crap and almost literally got sick when that sh!t came on the screen.

Why didn't they "artistically" portray the massive NHS waitlists? Or how British patients have to wait 9+ months just for an MRI in the UK? The deaths from cancer in the UK that wouldn't occur if the patient was treated in the US???

UNREAL. That part of the opening ceremonies was just sick. SICK.

173 posted on 07/27/2012 6:19:56 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin: Anybody But Obama 2012)
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To: MagUSNRET
I feel a song coming on.
174 posted on 07/27/2012 6:20:45 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: All

QE II-”When in the hell is McCartney on?”


175 posted on 07/27/2012 6:21:13 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: NoExpectations

I missed that thankfully. They didn’t do much on their history as Greece and China did, guess being PC? If so, that’s a shame.


176 posted on 07/27/2012 6:21:35 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: rabidralph; NautiNurse; StarFan
Mr. Bean was the best part of the show... ROTFL! That was hilarious.

I'm still sickened over that NHS (tribute to the UK's socialistic National Health Service) segment though... ugh!

177 posted on 07/27/2012 6:22:50 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin: Anybody But Obama 2012)
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To: dr_lew

LMAO! YOu Sir are in charge of the next Opening ceremony! ;-)


178 posted on 07/27/2012 6:23:05 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: snarkytart

“The Chinese put on an electrifying show.”

Yes, they must be feeling pretty smug right about now.

I also remember something from the LA Olympics from years ago, a whole bunch of white pianos....playing Rhapsody in Blue? Something like that.

I thought it was kind of cheesy at the time, but man it looks hot now.

I’m sorry for Danny Boyle, this gets about negative 3 stars from me.


179 posted on 07/27/2012 6:24:46 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: John W
Its the End of the World as we Know It. (REM) YouTube

End Of the World as we know it (REM)
180 posted on 07/27/2012 6:24:59 PM PDT by VastRWCon (There are no coincidences in politics)
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To: dfwgator

Maybe I was typing. I missed it.


181 posted on 07/27/2012 6:25:20 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
Well, at least I'll be able to fast-forward through the commercials, and the crappy parts, which sounds like it will probably be most of it.

I rarely watch live tv anymore.

182 posted on 07/27/2012 6:25:20 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: nutmeg

These broadcasters are friggen idiots....they have to make a comment Afghanistan where the United States had troops.....


183 posted on 07/27/2012 6:27:00 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: mass55th

Trust me, the ONLY reason I am watching is to make SURE our flag is NOT DIPPED..AND I pay respoect to her Majesty the Queen...it isnt her fault she is surroundedd by liberal assholes (her eldest son included)


184 posted on 07/27/2012 6:27:26 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: john

Matt-We’ve heard so much about that GD holiday the last ten years we could explain it to you. Save your breath.


185 posted on 07/27/2012 6:27:31 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

I WONDER what Matt Lauer will say when the Isreali’s enter tha arena (nevermind...I dont care what that asshole says)


186 posted on 07/27/2012 6:29:06 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: jakerobins
I'm watching `Most Dangerous Catch' but from what I'm reading here it sounds like our cousins' opening ceremonies need: Queen Elizabeth>QE>Quantitative Easing. Coinkydink? Could be ..... So have Prince Jughead and his mare made an appearance?
187 posted on 07/27/2012 6:30:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: MagUSNRET

Though the content inhales, it’s a logistical WOW!


188 posted on 07/27/2012 6:32:13 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( if you love, you will not condemn, and if you condemn, you cannot love)
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To: MagUSNRET
We came in late, but basically I liked what I think is the 1st part - the “industrialization” and so forth.

Then after the queen they broke into self-congratulatory narcissism with the NHS. OMG.

189 posted on 07/27/2012 6:32:40 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: stylecouncilor

It won’t be on until another hour on the west coast. I’ll be passed out by then.


190 posted on 07/27/2012 6:35:52 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: the OlLine Rebel

What would an Olympics be without Bermuda marching in Bermuda shorts?


191 posted on 07/27/2012 6:36:13 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: jakerobins

No political correctness is complete without lots of Canadian indians.


192 posted on 07/27/2012 6:36:45 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: nutmeg

Yeah, the NHS was really odd. And I wish that Costas and Lauer would shut up about the politics of each nation. And it’s never anything good: Here comes Greece, they’re bankrupt, you know?


193 posted on 07/27/2012 6:36:53 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Mad Dawgg

I guess you mean the bad “1984” and not the good 1984.

Because the 1984 Olympics, besides, were like, totally awesome!


194 posted on 07/27/2012 6:37:38 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Because the 1984 Olympics, besides, were like, totally awesome!

Because the Commies didn't show up.

195 posted on 07/27/2012 6:38:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: rabidralph
Must have taken broadcasting lessons from Debbie Downer.....LOL
196 posted on 07/27/2012 6:41:48 PM PDT by jakerobins
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197 posted on 07/27/2012 6:42:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: dfwgator

No, because they did an awesome job on the OC. Still the best I’ve seen. (Never mind the logistics there were great. No problems at all.)


198 posted on 07/27/2012 6:44:58 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: BerryDingle

Because nothing says Olympics like “The Pet Shop Boys.”


199 posted on 07/27/2012 6:46:46 PM PDT by bayliving (Freedom isn't free...)
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To: jakerobins

Wow, good to read all this — I thought it was only me...yes, the broadcasters sounded like they were stoned and free associating (badly) about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Nincompoops. And most everything else was just hideous.


200 posted on 07/27/2012 6:47:36 PM PDT by DaughterofEve (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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