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Re: A Five-Ring Opening Circus, Weirdly and Unabashedly British
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 12:21:26 AM »
It was about as retarded as it could possibly be.
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Re: A Five-Ring Opening Circus, Weirdly and Unabashedly British
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 12:22:09 AM »

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Re: A Five-Ring Opening Circus, Weirdly and Unabashedly British
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 12:47:12 AM »
The part I found confusing and troubling was the nurse/hospital/bed/monster bit.  A tribute to the National health Service?  Really?

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Re: A Five-Ring Opening Circus, Weirdly and Unabashedly British
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 12:52:57 AM »
The part I found confusing and troubling was the nurse/hospital/bed/monster bit.  A tribute to the National health Service?  Really?

It was so strange I had to turn the channel.

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Re: A Five-Ring Opening Circus, Weirdly and Unabashedly British
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 10:55:00 AM »
I didn't see the salute to nationalised health, but the descriptions remind me of those Busby Berkley musicals where everyone started marching around with pictures of FDR and saluting various government agencies.  "Footlight Parade" was one such movie.
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Re: A Five-Ring Opening Circus, Weirdly and Unabashedly British
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2012, 11:06:22 AM »
It was about as retarded as it could possibly be.

It really was lame, what I managed to stay awake for, anyway.  I liked the Bond spoof with the queen, and the jogging comedian parodying that movie (the title of which escapes me for the moment).

  I thought the celebration of their health care system was absolutely bizarre.  Several kids crammed into one bed?  That about illustrated it for me.

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Re: A Five-Ring Opening Circus, Weirdly and Unabashedly British
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2012, 02:50:44 PM »
Mr. Bean and Bond was good.  The industrial age bit was interesting especially the forging of the rings. The biggest let down for me was the 40 years of British music that neglected to highlight the best of the British Invasion.  It was a fail over all.


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