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Offline firewalker

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Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« on: July 28, 2012, 07:40:51 am »
I didn't like it tbh. I was disappointed there was no mention to knights  era.

I also was didn't like the "Facebook" thing.

It surely was different.

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 07:49:28 am »
Our games is going to be a shambles.

It's started already: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/video/2012/jul/26/london-2012-north-korea-flag-video
 

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 07:53:18 am »
It was just a small mistake that had big impact due to the country involved.

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 07:58:30 am »
It was just a small mistake that had big impact due to the country involved.

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If it had been Austria & Australia nobody would have noticed 8)
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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 08:04:36 am »
so far i am enjoying it quite a spectacle very British thats awesome 
i dont however like its political message (queeny,army, governmental,religion) man, even china didn't go this far

then there is this
fine welcome to our neighbours in 2012 a police kettle
Kettling cyclists is really not sending a welcoming message to the world

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 08:10:47 am »
It was just a small mistake that had big impact due to the country involved.

Alexander.
If it had been Austria & Australia nobody would have noticed 8)

Maybe just one...  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2012, 08:20:41 am »
It was just a small mistake that had big impact due to the country involved.

Alexander.

Well, I predict more to come  ;)

Plus, have you seen the logo and mascots? what a joke.

But I should point out, I like the olympics, but we really suck at putting big events on like this
 

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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2012, 08:57:54 am »
It was just a small mistake that had big impact due to the country involved.

Alexander.
If it had been Austria & Australia nobody would have noticed 8)
You'll get so many opportunities to play the Oz anthem over the next few day that not only will you poms get it right, you'll even know all the words.  ;) :D :D :D
 

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2012, 10:09:18 am »
You'll get so many opportunities to play the Oz anthem over the next few day that not only will you poms get it right, you'll even know all the words.  ;) :D :D :D

*snort*

I missed the opening, will watch the reply again today. Saw the closing part though, and I really liked the cauldron flower idea and how every country gets a piece of it after the games. Our cauldron is living out it's days rusting away as a fountain.
I wonder how many of the petals will end up in someones shed or on ebay?  ;D

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2012, 10:09:59 am »
I liked the whole brunell thing. Still watching it now, we started late.
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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2012, 10:27:47 am »
It was just a small mistake that had big impact due to the country involved.

Alexander.
If it had been Austria & Australia nobody would have noticed 8)
You'll get so many opportunities to play the Oz anthem over the next few day that not only will you poms get it right, you'll even know all the words.  ;) :D :D :D

Is that the one Spike Milligan wrote?  *grin*

(Actually, I enjoyed the version Dave used as an intro in one edition of The Amp Hour.  Shame they can't use some similarly reworked versions of the more dreary anthems occasionally, just for grins.)
 

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2012, 02:03:27 pm »
Well how the stadium. Probably one of the world's biggest LED matrices. Holy hell. We thought Dave's Xerox machine was crazy. This thing must have been insane to engineer, start to finish. Systems engineering for the win there.
 

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2012, 02:23:32 pm »
Well how the stadium. Probably one of the world's biggest LED matrices. Holy hell. We thought Dave's Xerox machine was crazy. This thing must have been insane to engineer, start to finish. Systems engineering for the win there.

I am so getting bored with LED being used this way.  It has become clich√©.  I mean its all over the place, from wearables, to talent shows to whatever.

Also, I am inspired by the man but clearly the appearance of the legendary boxer was superfluous.  His role in the torch lighting in Atlanta is one for the ages, but this one in London was a mere "token" cameo.
 

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2012, 02:27:56 pm »
I wouldn't say it's superfluous. Are you not happy someone from our country was represented?
 

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2012, 02:37:37 pm »
I wouldn't say it's superfluous. Are you not happy someone from our country was represented?

He touched the Olympic flag for like 2 seconds while being propped up.  It all just seem eh to me on TV.  Maybe it was more inspiring at the stadium.
 

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2012, 03:13:56 pm »

before the games opening
 

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2012, 03:30:24 pm »
Of course, having had mention of words from the A and B list, means that this website is now blocked in the UK........
 

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2012, 03:51:49 pm »
The part after the parade was really good.

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2012, 04:18:27 pm »
I went to a pub to watch it. What a load of bollocks. It was a poor attempt at patriotism which could only be achieved by harping quite far back into history as these days we are just a shambles. It then tried to show off anything vaguely British very pathetically and harped on about the worsed aspects of our life like how we can't cope without ducking facebook. Just gloryfying everything about today's British society that there is not to be proud of. By 10:15 we left very dissalusioned.
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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2012, 04:20:02 pm »
I rather think the queen was not in a good mood and was just being paraded around.
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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2012, 04:45:02 pm »
Also, I am inspired by the man but clearly the appearance of the legendary boxer was superfluous.  His role in the torch lighting in Atlanta is one for the ages, but this one in London was a mere "token" cameo.

That's exactly what I thought when I saw it.
It was appropriate in Atlanta, but had no place here at all.
Mr Bean was awesome as usual. I was hoping he'd drive a mini into the stadium.

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Re: Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2012, 05:37:13 pm »

Mr Bean was awesome as usual. I was hoping he'd drive a mini into the stadium.

Dave.

I can't see what place that horrible abomination of a car had to do with the Olympics other than the fact that we make the damn things. Again it was all a political farce trying to show off what little manufacturing we have. If Mr Cameron spent less time in bed with the chinese doing trade agreements he would not have to make this sort of political use of the ceremony
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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2012, 05:43:41 pm »
they having sex (cross countries i believe, much fun) in olympic village. must be natural selection.
if something can select, how cant it be intelligent? if something is intelligent, how cant it exist?
 

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2012, 07:50:10 pm »
I liked most of it. Especially the LEDs around the stadium. £9.3bn well spent? Possibly not...

Except the Facebook thing. But at 11.30pm I hit the hay - very tired...
 

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Re: Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony.
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2012, 08:04:15 pm »
I expected the olympic rings (in the air) to be colorful. Apart from that it was a nice show.
 


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