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Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« on: July 27, 2012, 07:46:37 PM »
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4459137/THE-Queen-joins-James-Bond-for-the-most-amazing-opening-ceremony-ever.html

Her Majesty's Secret Service: Queen's surprise star role with James Bond in most amazing opening ceremony ever


By Derek Brown
Published: 27th July 2012



THE Queen made her surprise acting debut in front of billions tonight as she joined James Bond to launch the London Olympics with the most spectacular Games opening ever staged.

In a breathtaking ceremony masterminded by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, Daniel Craig as Secret Agent 007 was seen arriving at Buckingham Palace by black cab to meet Her Majesty.

He escorted her to a patriotically-decorated helicopter before they flew off and both appeared to parachute into the Olympic Stadium a few miles away in East London. At the exact moment the "daredevils" reached the ground, Her Majesty appeared in the stadium wearing an identical salmon-coloured dress as the parachutist, to a standing ovation.



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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 07:47:04 PM »

Paul McCartney performs Hey Jude at the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 07:48:01 PM »

American athletes enter the Olympic Stadium at the Opening Ceremony

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 07:49:07 PM »

Comedian Rowan Atkinson makes a surprise appearance with the London Symphony Orchestra - and doesn't appear to be giving it his full attention.

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012, 08:30:07 PM »

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012, 08:31:56 PM »
Two critiques so far....Why can't NBC show this live instead of a 3.5 hour tape delay.....and why is everything announced if French first then English......grrrrrr

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2012, 08:33:01 PM »
The skit of the Queen and James Bond was priceless....I enjoyed that along with the Queens corgies..lol

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012, 08:36:09 PM »
LMAO..they are doing a tribute to their NHS....National Health Service...they love it soooo :silly:

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2012, 08:41:35 PM »
I tuned it out after the whole tribute to British-Obamacare.

The whole intro has been lame IMO.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2012, 08:46:45 PM »
The skit of the Queen and James Bond was priceless....I enjoyed that along with the Queens corgies..lol

That WAS great!

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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2012, 08:48:04 PM »
The Queen and Bond thing was funny, although I've never liked Daniel Craig as Bond.  (Sean Connery FTW!)
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2012, 08:48:34 PM »
LMAO..they are doing a tribute to their NHS....National Health Service...they love it soooo :silly:
Yes. The Tories are not particularly happy about it either, apparently. I was trying to watch it earlier on CTV (as I mentioned) and this is where I had to turn it off.

However, a rather right-leaning former classmate of mine has perhaps the most amusing comment.

"The revolutionary war suspiciously appears to be absent from the history of Great Britain."

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2012, 09:08:03 PM »
"The revolutionary war suspiciously appears to be absent from the history of Great Britain."

They've pretty much blocked out the memory that "rather nasty rebellion."

Anyway, channeled surfed back by, and could not believe how utterly retarded this is?  Are they trying to outdo the Chicoms or something because if that is the case, this is an epic fail.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2012, 09:48:33 PM »
NBC seems to be running Obama commercials a lot.
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"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2012, 10:56:15 PM »
Watching it off and on here and so far I give it a C-.......   one of the best ever was the LA Summer Olympics IMHO

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2012, 10:58:15 PM »
The cameramen really love to keep the camera on the hotties.  88devil
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2012, 10:59:13 PM »
The cameramen really love to keep the camera on the hotties.  88devil

Yeah I noticed that too....will the USA ever enter...... whistle

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2012, 11:00:02 PM »
US should be up next.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2012, 11:00:28 PM »
I love the Olympic Theme by John Williams.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2012, 11:01:07 PM »
The Turkish flag bearer was a hottie.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2012, 11:03:20 PM »
Get the camera off the freaking Wookie.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2012, 11:30:50 PM »
I can't take any more.  We had to turn the TV off.


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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2012, 11:33:17 PM »
I couldn't believe that Costas admitted that Romney saved the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City when they showed Mitt and his wife.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2012, 12:01:10 AM »
I can't take any more.  We had to turn the TV off.

They are up to Gambia -- so far I have caught bits and pieces as I switched back and forth with BOR on Fox...

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Re: Opening Ceremonies of the 33rd Olympiad
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2012, 01:05:14 AM »
Okay the USA outfits are hideous with those FRENCH beret's....... 


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