London Olympics' Opening Ceremonies full of sentiment and cheekiness

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The British Empire, once the planet's stiff-upper-lipped conqueror, now must call on the bumbling comic sociopath Mr.
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“When the going gets tough”

Since: Mar 09

Stay the (GOLF) Course .FORE!!

#1 Jul 27, 2012
It was retarded.
Voice of Reason

Castro Valley, CA

#2 Jul 28, 2012
American_Infidel wrote:
It was retarded.
Just like you are.
Ramafuchs

Europe

#3 Jul 28, 2012
For the first time in history, every country competing in the London 2012 Olympics will have at least one female athlete, with many – notably in Latin America – achieving gender parity among their delegations. As a symbol of women's increasing presence in Latin America, half of the athletes carrying Latin American flags in tonight's opening ceremonies will be women. Argentina, Bolivia, El Salvador, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Peru have selected female athletes to represent their teams. Overall, the number of women athletes competing in this summer's games exceeds the number from Beijing 2008.
http://americasquarterly.org/node/3856
Ramafuchs

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#4 Jul 28, 2012
My Name is Ramafuchs and I have no inhibitions to show my ignorance or refurbish my critical views.
I have a simple problem with internet.
I am sorry.
I still live in KÖLN Germany but my Email address is not valid anymore.
In Germany you have a strict way of life.
I was a T-online.de member and not I am a member of Vodofone..
Since my ex T-online address is no more valid I have to post as a non-member of Topix world forum.
Topix forum is nice to waste the time and relax but not to learn the computer techs.

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Ramafuchs

Europe

#5 Jul 28, 2012
I had avidly watched the opening celebration of Olympic in London.
Sport is not religious or patriotic fervour or historic events.
Sport is something else to uphold the real quality.
I got fed up with the show after seeing all the shibboleths
Ramafuchs

Europe

#6 Jul 28, 2012
If you are a law abiding Tax-payer you buy a ticket and enjoy the olympic sport.
But if you were a person like queens or diplomats or.......
you get your entrance without paying single penny..
Why the hell the journalists are crook of the first water.
Ramafuchs

Europe

#7 Jul 28, 2012
I will be much indebted to the administrators or moderators of Topix world forum, If they take note of my problems.
namely
If I change my Internet provider from T-online to Vodofone, then i loose my E- Mail address.
Now i have a new E-mail address ..
How to revive my old account in Topix world forum?
Ramafuchs

Europe

#8 Jul 28, 2012
An illitrate or
uneducated participant
(like my poorself)
of this forum wish to learn .
I mean how to cope with computer Forum

“When the going gets tough”

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#9 Jul 28, 2012
Voice of Reason wrote:
<quoted text>
Just like you are.
The opening ceremonies were retarded. We expected The Stones, The Who and we get Mary Poppins falling from the sky? Really?? REALLY??

Kids in hospital beds? WTH?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/28/sports/olym...

From Drudge:

SLUMDOG OLYMPICS...

Dancing nurses, bouncing sick children, huge hospital beds...

Opening Ceremony reflects 'deeply left-leaning sensibilities' of producer Boyle...

'Royal Family looked bored'...
Waste of money

Parish, NY

#10 Jul 28, 2012
Over $51 million spent on Opening Ceremony. It was boring. Parts were excellent; however, overall it was not as well produced as previous ceremonies. Lost interest quickly.

“When the going gets tough”

Since: Mar 09

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#11 Jul 28, 2012
NBC coverage of the Olympics sucks.
Walt

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jul 28, 2012
NBC Sucks N othing B ut C ommercials And why in the hell is that waste of flesh Matt Lauer there. He just made watching it even worse. I had to mute the TV to watch the damn thing.

“When the going gets tough”

Since: Mar 09

Stay the (GOLF) Course .FORE!!

#14 Jul 28, 2012
Womens Volleyball and beach volleyball at times they didnt even show the whole volleyball court, you couldnt see where the ball landed. NBC you suck!
whatsthatsmell

Bryn Mawr, PA

#16 Jul 29, 2012
American_Infidel wrote:
It was retarded.
One word that describes it best. Well said.

Sidenote: Since the IOC keeps harping keep the politics out of it and yet allows the big island to parachute a fictional character who is an assassin no less into the opening ceramonies? I don't know wether to puke, laugh or be appalled.

“Keanu Rocks”

Since: Sep 08

Southampton

#18 Jul 30, 2012
whatsthatsmell wrote:
<quoted text>
One word that describes it best. Well said.
Sidenote: Since the IOC keeps harping keep the politics out of it and yet allows the big island to parachute a fictional character who is an assassin no less into the opening ceramonies? I don't know wether to puke, laugh or be appalled.
Um James Bond is not an assassin, he is a Spy. Hence one of the films being called "the SPY who loved me".
whatsthatsmell

Bryn Mawr, PA

#19 Jul 30, 2012
And the license to kill is for...

007 ain't no analyst with a magnifying glass or a diplomat trying to get someone to defect. He is an operative who been given the right by his government to cancel life as he sees fit.
whatsthatsmell

Bryn Mawr, PA

#20 Jul 30, 2012
Forgot to add is that the best the big island can do is offer up a FICTIONAL character for all the world to see. There is nothing or no one in real world that the island could've used in the opening ceremonies????

“Keanu Rocks”

Since: Sep 08

Southampton

#21 Jul 30, 2012
Its briish lit, its part of our culture. Tyhere were many things in it and I think that youclosd mind missed the point. There is a thing called humour!!

“Keanu Rocks”

Since: Sep 08

Southampton

#22 Jul 30, 2012
oh yeah, and to add many other countries have REAL people who shoot and kill without regard, we have a fictunal characture who is in the service of her majasty escourting her to the games. Its soo pitiful that A: you have no sence of humour, and B:you watched it with a pre conceived idea of ENGLAND (Island is just soo insulting as we are made up of 3 countries) I should just refer to you as IDIOT!!!

Since: Jun 12

Hialeah, FL

#23 Jul 30, 2012
Who will win the most medals?

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