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Naw, not only british self mock l like that, but it was fun. Also noticed the fuehrer waving his arm, accidental, no? I gotta go you tube CZ team, missed them.
CZ team was funny and original - they were wearing gummistiefel and umbrellas...

My first prize for the team's costumes: Poland.


Anyway, impressive show! Congrats UK! I could only say...wow.
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Sorry guys, it was awful.

This was meant to be a show about how great the UK is. The GREAT in Great Britain. It was a good show. Yes. But the symbolism was awful.

You have an opening gambit of cricket and 15s rugby - neither olympic sports - they have Flower of Scotland and rugby (correct) but Danny Boy and the Welsh and English songs are not rugby songs. Odd.

You then move to the industrial revolution which left the impression of Mordor with none of the positives that came out of it. Instead we have those dark Satanic mills, belching out smoke, the looms which required child labour, and the destruction of the idyllic countryside. Where were the engineering feats, the ships, the bridges, the trains, the effects on the rest of the world?

We then have the NHS, in which the guy on the Beeb has the crass comment "these are all NHS staff who volunteered. They've done very well for people without any rhythm". How much more insulting could you get?

Then the literature. What negativity! Voldermort FFS! What about CS Lewis, Milne, Blighton to name a few. The had a quote from Barrie and the baddies from Peter Pan. Where the EFing hell was Peter Pan? Just how much more negative could it be!?

We then moved to Bean. I do think it was funny. But was it appropriate? The Olympic ideal is peak performance on a level playing field. Is Bean "peak performance"?

Then we moved to the telephone romance... like WTF! Awful, crass and showed everything that is wrong with today's "culture" in the UK. Why is this something to be proud of?

We moved from song to song at a rate equivalent to most people's attention spans - a comment in itself.

The internet - used primarily to find porn. No comment on the positives it has brought to our lives, with the inventor stuck in a small house.

Then the finale. A tribute to those who lost their lives in the July bombings. Just how is that relevant to the Olympics? How? Someone tell me! It's like those people who think autism is linked to the MMR vaccines. It just did not belong.

This whole show was "pop culture". Skin deep at best.

How disappointing.
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Sorry guys, it was awful.

This was meant to be a show about how great the UK is. The GREAT in Great Britain. It was a good show. Yes. But the symbolism was awful.

You have an opening gambit of cricket and 15s rugby - neither olympic sports - they have Flower of Scotland and rugby (correct) but Danny Boy and the Welsh and English songs are not rugby songs. Odd.

You then move to the industrial revolution which left the impression of Mordor with none of the positives that came out. Instead we have those dark satanic mills, belching out smoke, the looms which required child labour. Where were the engineering, the ships, the bridges, the trains, the effects on the rest of the world?

We then have the NHS, in which the guy on the Beeb has the crass comment "these are all NHS staff who volunteered. They've done very well for people without any rhythm". How much more insulting could you get?

Then the literature. What negativity! Voldermort FFS! What about CS Lewis, Milne, Blighton to name a few. The had a quote from Barrie and the baddies from Peter Pan. Where the EFing hell was Peter Pan? Just how much more negative could it be!?

We then moved to Bean. I do think it was funny. But was it appropriate? The Olympic ideal is peak performance on a level playing field. Is Bean "peak performance"?

Then we moved to the telephone romance... like WTF! Awful, crass and showed everything that is wrong with today's "culture" in the UK. Why is this something to be proud of?

We moved from song to song at a rate equivalent to most people's attention spans - a comment in itself.

The internet - used primarily to find porn. No comment on the positives it has brought to our lives, with the inventor stuck in a small house.

Then the finale. A tribute to those who lost their lives in the July bombings. Just how is that relevant to the Olympics? How? Someone tell me! It's like those people who think autism is linked to the MMR vaccines. It just did not belong.

This whole show was "pop culture". Skin deep at best.

How disappointing.
You are negative. Ok, I agree they should have mentioned Milne.
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Sorry guys, it was awful.

This was meant to be a show about how great the UK is. The GREAT in Great Britain. It was a good show. Yes. But the symbolism was awful.

You have an opening gambit of cricket and 15s rugby - neither olympic sports - they have Flower of Scotland and rugby (correct) but Danny Boy and the Welsh and English songs are not rugby songs. Odd.

You then move to the industrial revolution which left the impression of Mordor with none of the positives that came out of it. Instead we have those dark Satanic mills, belching out smoke, the looms which required child labour, and the destruction of the idyllic countryside. Where were the engineering feats, the ships, the bridges, the trains, the effects on the rest of the world?

We then have the NHS, in which the guy on the Beeb has the crass comment "these are all NHS staff who volunteered. They've done very well for people without any rhythm". How much more insulting could you get?

Then the literature. What negativity! Voldermort FFS! What about CS Lewis, Milne, Blighton to name a few. The had a quote from Barrie and the baddies from Peter Pan. Where the EFing hell was Peter Pan? Just how much more negative could it be!?

We then moved to Bean. I do think it was funny. But was it appropriate? The Olympic ideal is peak performance on a level playing field. Is Bean "peak performance"?

Then we moved to the telephone romance... like WTF! Awful, crass and showed everything that is wrong with today's "culture" in the UK. Why is this something to be proud of?

We moved from song to song at a rate equivalent to most people's attention spans - a comment in itself.

The internet - used primarily to find porn. No comment on the positives it has brought to our lives, with the inventor stuck in a small house.

Then the finale. A tribute to those who lost their lives in the July bombings. Just how is that relevant to the Olympics? How? Someone tell me! It's like those people who think autism is linked to the MMR vaccines. It just did not belong.

This whole show was "pop culture". Skin deep at best.

How disappointing.
Maybe this imag is more fitting, well certainly to you.

For those confused, go look up Victor Meldrew.


P.s. the ceremony was brilliant, British from start to finish.

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Sorry guys, it was awful.

This was meant to be a show about how great the UK is. The GREAT in Great Britain. It was a good show. Yes. But the symbolism was awful.

You have an opening gambit of cricket and 15s rugby - neither olympic sports - they have Flower of Scotland and rugby (correct) but Danny Boy and the Welsh and English songs are not rugby songs. Odd.

You then move to the industrial revolution which left the impression of Mordor with none of the positives that came out of it. Instead we have those dark Satanic mills, belching out smoke, the looms which required child labour, and the destruction of the idyllic countryside. Where were the engineering feats, the ships, the bridges, the trains, the effects on the rest of the world?

We then have the NHS, in which the guy on the Beeb has the crass comment "these are all NHS staff who volunteered. They've done very well for people without any rhythm". How much more insulting could you get?

Then the literature. What negativity! Voldermort FFS! What about CS Lewis, Milne, Blighton to name a few. The had a quote from Barrie and the baddies from Peter Pan. Where the EFing hell was Peter Pan? Just how much more negative could it be!?

We then moved to Bean. I do think it was funny. But was it appropriate? The Olympic ideal is peak performance on a level playing field. Is Bean "peak performance"?

Then we moved to the telephone romance... like WTF! Awful, crass and showed everything that is wrong with today's "culture" in the UK. Why is this something to be proud of?

We moved from song to song at a rate equivalent to most people's attention spans - a comment in itself.

The internet - used primarily to find porn. No comment on the positives it has brought to our lives, with the inventor stuck in a small house.

Then the finale. A tribute to those who lost their lives in the July bombings. Just how is that relevant to the Olympics? How? Someone tell me! It's like those people who think autism is linked to the MMR vaccines. It just did not belong.

This whole show was "pop culture". Skin deep at best.

How disappointing.
I enjoyed the ceremony but all the way through something kept niggling me, I felt I shouldn't be enjoying it, this post sums up why i felt I shouldn't have enjoyed it.
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I enjoyed the ceremony but all the way through something kept niggling me, I felt I shouldn't be enjoying it, this post sums up why i felt I shouldn't have enjoyed it.
Its the British way, always try to find something to complain about.
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A quick flick through Google shows that it seems to have got rave reviews across the global press.
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I guess this was one of those impossible jobs that absolutely no one could have pulled off.

For my 5 rappen; I found the british countryside to be very Hallmark and the industrial revolution was a bit, well, weird and it all felt like Boyle was trying to hit something of a checklist. BUT, it all seemed to rattle along and I was quite surprised to find how quick it had gone before the athletes turned up.

Best part, the singing of Abide with me, worst part, dancing to Abide with me.
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I thought it was amazing, brilliant, moving at times.
The Queen was wonderful, shows her sense of humour!
Well done to all, especially Danny Boyle (and not just because he comes from my neck of the woods ).
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Sorry guys, it was awful.

This was meant to be a show about how great the UK is. The GREAT in Great Britain. It was a good show. Yes. But the symbolism was awful.

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How disappointing.

Hmm. Funny. You see, this is what I actually appreciated about the show. It did showed the great in Great Britain, but in a funny, relaxed manner. Not too much triumphalism I thought. That's decent. I don't know about the symbolism you'd have wanted, but I can only guess it would have bored me to death and made me change the channel.
It was a good show, not perfect of course, but I did watch it from the beginning till the end.

Congrats for all those people who designed it. And for the good humoured Queen who agreed to appear as if she has descended from the sky in a parachute...
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Utterly brilliant - Danny Boyle should be knighted!
I am sure he will.
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I totally agree with Carlos.
The bucolic rural England of shire horses and maypole dancers, which Boyle had intended to be 'charming' was cringe-making.
Had he added Tracy Emin's unmade bed and set the whole thing in the Big Brother house it wouldn't have been any worse.
The old 'Baked Bean' didn't look too impressed either, did she?
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Thank you, very informative.

Did anyone else saw the nazi salute during Germany's walk?
For God's sake - you Brits want to find something Nazi in everything German - I remember the headlines when they unveiled the German team's uniform for the 2010 World Cup as being a Nazi-like uniform, because it was black?

Anyways, watching the clip from YouTube that was posted, he is clearly waving to the German team, it is not a salute with an outstretched arm as would appear to be in a still photo.

As a non-Brit I found the show hard to follow not knowing all the background but getting some from the commentators, interesting and fun at times and boring at others. I did find the bit about the NHS to be odd - as I didn't think it was held in high regard with long wait times for treatments and old equipment and hospitals (based on experiences from family members who lived or live in the UK now). Have to finish watching the parade of athletes as I started falling asleep at Kazakhstan I do enjoy that part watching the excitement in their eyes!

I loved the Bond part, BTW!

Bring on the games, I am exciting, I am sure they will be excellently organized and come off without a hitch, certainly not an easy feat! My TV will be all Olympics all the time for the next 2 weeks!
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I thought the opening ceremony was great: entertaining and surprising.

The only parts I found slightly boring were the speaches and the delegations going round the stadium. Maybe they could cut that stuff out next time?
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Maybe this imag is more fitting, well certainly to you.

For those confused, go look up Victor Meldrew.


P.s. the ceremony was brilliant, British from start to finish.
Hhmmm. So maybe instead of entering into an intelligent discussion, I should post a picture of Wayne and Waynetta Slob or the Royale family by way of riposte regarding your tastes?

Your reply makes my point really. Thanks for groan, by the way, good to see that the British tradition of debate is alive and well.
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Interesting to hear what non-Brits thought of it, because I thought a lot of the cultural references were a bit obscure if you hadn't grown up with UK television and history.
Enjoyed the ceremonies, very artistic, but definitely needed the commentary or I would have been completely lost.
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Was worth it for this man, all the way from China to reach London for the ceremony - in 2 years on his rickshaw.



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It's a tale of Olympian proportions: A man, a rickshaw and a slow journey from a Chinese village to London through 16 countries.

Chinese farmer Chen Guanming claimed yesterday that his two-year odyssey to the London Games took him from Thailand's floods to Tibet to snowed-in Turkey to Britain since he set out in 2010.

The 57-year-old, who said he had never travelled outside China before this trip, wanted to support the athletes and spread the Olympic spirit. He was also seeking a last-minute ticket to attend this morning's opening ceremony.

"I came to support and cheer all the people from all over the world who are participating in the sports," said Chen, who sports a silvery white beard and a small ponytail.

"I'm volunteering, I'm not looking for a reward."

His three-wheeled rickshaw, loaded with his possessions, is plastered with pictures of him posing in front of landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Chen said he became inspired to come to London at the end of the Beijing Olympics in 2008, when British media invited him to the next games.

He didn't have a ticket, but he promised them he would get there.

Chen said his journey began in April 2010 in his village in eastern China's Jiangsu province, where he farms rice and other crops. Over the next two years, he said he covered 16 countries including Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, Turkey and Italy.

His worst experiences, he said, were travelling during Thailand's floods and being trapped in freezing temperatures in the snow in Turkey. He arrived in Britain by ferry from France on July 6.

Chen said he started arranging his visas at the beginning of 2009 and was helped financially by friends and kind people - especially Chinese communities - wherever he went.

His account cannot be independently verified and it is not clear how he managed to traverse so many countries' borders.

A BBC interview with him, however, showed tourist visa stamps in his passport from countries including Pakistan, Thailand and Iran.

A YouTube video posted in May shows him in Rome, surrounded by curious passersby.

John Beeston, a British insurance broker who spoke some Mandarin, said he found Chen looking lost on London's bustling streets on July 9.

"We are trying desperately to get him into the opening ceremony because his story has to go around the world," he said.

But Chen is proud of his epic journey even if he does not get into Olympic Stadium. "I came. I did it. I'm very happy to have come to beautiful London," he said.

His journey doesn't end in the British capital. In a month or two, he said he plans to take a ship to the United States and Canada, and he also wants to go to Brazil.

"I want to go to the Rio Games too."
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Hhmmm. So maybe instead of entering into an intelligent discussion, I should post a picture of Wayne and Waynetta Slob or the Royale family by way of riposte regarding your tastes?

Your reply makes my point really. Thanks for groan, by the way, good to see that the British tradition of debate is alive and well.
Funny you mention Wayne and Waynetta Slob or the Royale family as they are also part of British humour which a lot of last night was about (as was my initial post), it's obviously lost on you.

As for debate, no point in debating with someone who is complaining for the sake of complaining.

p.s. your welcome for the groan.

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Funny you mention Wayne and Waynetta Slob or the Royale family as they are also part of British humour which a lot of last night was about (as was my initial post), it's obviously lost on you.

As for debate, no point in debating with someone who is complaining for the sake of complaining.

p.s. your welcome for the groan.
Um. Not it is not a coincidence. I chose those examples specifically because you used Meldrew. Now, tell me, who is the point lost on?

Seriously, you can't enter into any debate because you are not able to. It is beyond your ken.

Based on your posts, this is now abundantly clear to me.
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Um. Not it is not a coincidence. I chose those examples specifically because you used Meldrew. Now, tell me, who is the point lost on?

Seriously, you can't enter into any debate because you are not able to. It is beyond your ken.

Based on your posts, this is now abundantly clear to me.
I bet you're a bundle of laughs on a night out.

Ok so why do I not want to enter debate with you?
In your post you decided to mention only negatives from last night, if you cannot bring yourself to find anything positive from last night then there is simply no point in debating with you.
So its not because I can't debate with you and by the looks of things I would have the majority agreeing with me, its simply because sometimes there is no point in doing so.
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