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Anyone watching the Closing Ceremonies???
BBC | 8/11/12 | hoagy62

Posted on 08/12/2012 3:15:19 PM PDT by hoagy62

Is anyone watching the Closing Ceremonies? So far, I've seen a quite eclectic selection.

I think so far, the highlight has been when Eric Idle, one of the Pythons, came out and sang "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life".


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Sports
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; closingceremonies; london; londonolympics; olympics; weird
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Any one else watching?
1 posted on 08/12/2012 3:15:23 PM PDT by hoagy62
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To: hoagy62

I betcha they won’t play that full song on the tv tonight on NBC :)


2 posted on 08/12/2012 3:18:33 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: hoagy62
To watch yet another tribute to a health care system where everyone (except the "beautiful people",of course) wait for 6 months for a heart operation?

I'll take a rain check,thanks!

3 posted on 08/12/2012 3:23:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: SMGFan

I think the Greek National Anthem should now be “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?”


4 posted on 08/12/2012 3:24:32 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

I so want them to have one segment where all at once one of those Brit police boxes appear, and out comes Dr. Who (perferably David Tennant)who looks at his watch and says something like, “Sorry wrong century.”, and then the box disappears in a puff of smoke.


5 posted on 08/12/2012 3:26:53 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: hoagy62

no


6 posted on 08/12/2012 3:27:22 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: hoagy62

I submit that Sir Winston Churchill himself would have boycotted this silliness.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 3:27:52 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: hoagy62

No. Shhhh Shark week. Quite Watching

USA won it all. YEAH!

Ceremonies in general suck. But one from a PC one world organization would be insufferable


8 posted on 08/12/2012 3:28:18 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: hoagy62
yeah got a link I am stuck here in the states waiting on NBC to show us the delayed closing ceremonies.
9 posted on 08/12/2012 3:30:51 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: hoagy62

I had to read twitter to understand why we saw a fat Batman and Robin come out a little car.
I never understood many of those PBS British comedies but I liked watching in the late 70’s & early 80’s Monty Python & Benny Hill “weg*


10 posted on 08/12/2012 3:32:23 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: hoagy62

THIS would have been better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmyz_f8Sx14

“Marathon for Incontinents” is my fav.


11 posted on 08/12/2012 3:34:36 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: hoagy62

Are they on?


12 posted on 08/12/2012 3:37:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: hoagy62

I am. After tonight, taking a break from sports this week, even from my beloved Red Sox of Boston. They are done for the season. Doing like a vacation from sports this week.


13 posted on 08/12/2012 3:37:14 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: hoagy62

Hope the closing ceromony is better then the opening which at times was “dripping” with politics.

Go Team USA and CONGRATS for job well done!


14 posted on 08/12/2012 3:38:38 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: freedumb2003
Some people are watching it live via streaming video on computers.

-PJ

15 posted on 08/12/2012 3:39:14 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: hoagy62

I never watch any summer Olympics opening, closing or just about any event that needs music or uses judges.


16 posted on 08/12/2012 3:40:13 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: hoagy62

Only bright side is Nick Mason is going to be doing the drums and Wish you were here. Can’t wait for some Floyd.


17 posted on 08/12/2012 3:41:21 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Anyone know what time it is being tape-delayed? More curious than anything.

The coverage description on the Channel Guides are confusing.


18 posted on 08/12/2012 3:43:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: hoagy62

No.


19 posted on 08/12/2012 3:43:56 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: hoagy62

I’ll watch tonight. How long before Eric Idle is on?


20 posted on 08/12/2012 3:46:50 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: hoagy62

Just found this link:

http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/video-watch.html?video=obs-live-closing-ceremony


21 posted on 08/12/2012 3:46:53 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Vaquero
Ceremonies in general suck.

I say this all the time and people seem puzzled by it. It's pretty straightforward AFAIC.

22 posted on 08/12/2012 3:54:11 PM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: All

7PM, NBC.


23 posted on 08/12/2012 3:58:52 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: hoagy62

Nope....don’t get NBC on the TeeVee.


24 posted on 08/12/2012 3:59:50 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Biggirl

Not to worry about the Red Sox, they stomped on what was left of the Indians today. As for me, I will try to catch the ceremony at 8pm, hopefully NBC won’t screw that up too.


26 posted on 08/12/2012 4:00:10 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: hoagy62

4pm Pacific...the Flame is out....see you in Sochi!

Oh look...it’s the Who....


27 posted on 08/12/2012 4:01:32 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

Yep, watching in Tokyo!


28 posted on 08/12/2012 4:01:32 PM PDT by Actually_in_Tokyo (ahead of the game)
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To: hoagy62

I wonder how Bob Costas and Al Michaels feel about sharing space with Ryan Seacrest?


29 posted on 08/12/2012 4:05:13 PM PDT by Museum Twenty (If every truth & hidden motivation were to tumble out, not one supporter would turn against him.)
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To: Museum Twenty

Watching The Who!

Hell, yes!!!!!


30 posted on 08/12/2012 4:06:07 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: SMGFan

Yeah, that’s from a famous British comedy series called Only Fools and Horses.......it is actually very funny.

On the whole, this closing ceremony has been utter crap.


31 posted on 08/12/2012 4:06:52 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: freedumb2003
I'm in California. It's coming on at 7:00PM PDT here.

-PJ

32 posted on 08/12/2012 4:14:17 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: darkangel82

Yeah. Snicker, now the Stank Sox are higher up in last place

A little hint. Bobby Valentine is a double agent. Nuff said


33 posted on 08/12/2012 4:14:56 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: UKrepublican
" closing ceremony has been utter crap"

Worse then the opening? I thought that was a PC piece of garbage. Reminds me of South Parks version of a non-offensive Christmas play

34 posted on 08/12/2012 4:15:52 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: SMGFan
I betcha they won’t play that full song on the tv tonight on NBC :)

Yeah, probably not.

35 posted on 08/12/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: hoagy62

I am watching Rory Mcilroy win today. He made just about every putt.


36 posted on 08/12/2012 4:18:28 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: hoagy62

Overall, it wasn’t too bad, it got better towards the end, IMHO.

Though I dread why they always have to include that Ode to Communism, “Imagine” into the ceremonies.


37 posted on 08/12/2012 4:19:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: hoagy62
watching the closing?.. No.. just looking thru pics now.. and watching the Men's Marathon..

The IOC had time for this tho.. but not for the victims of Munich 1972..

Is London's 2012 Games just so much Munich 1936's with the manufactured hype and shocking behavior, from twittering to doping..

Does history repeat itself? Will Rio happen? We still got Sochi in 2014.

Party On!


38 posted on 08/12/2012 4:22:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Russell Brand performs "I am the Walrus" at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games
at the Olympic Stadium August 12, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble

39 posted on 08/12/2012 4:24:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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mmmmm..

Russell Brand performs "I am the Walrus" at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games
at the Olympic Stadium August 12, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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They're probably green scooters.

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Who dressed him? geeesh.

40 posted on 08/12/2012 4:32:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: dfwgator

I will say this, though....now that the Games are over, I am breathing a sigh of relief. At the beginning of the Games, I was dead solid sure that Something Extraordinarily Bad was going to happen, and I was sure that muzzies were going to be behind it. I cannot be happier to be proven wrong.


41 posted on 08/12/2012 4:35:33 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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Good thing he has NHS Health coverage.

A performer prepares to climb into a giant cannon at the closing ceremony of the
London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 12, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble

42 posted on 08/12/2012 4:36:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Okay, I’ll admit...the George Michael/Russell Brand parts of the show, better known as “Fruitcakes on Parade” made me throw up a little in my mouth.


43 posted on 08/12/2012 4:38:02 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

Not likely. But I’m surprised they didn’t run the Marathon.


44 posted on 08/12/2012 4:42:31 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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Yes. I didn’t watch a single competition. Maybe I’ll get to see Gabby’s gymnastics performance. Other than that, I expect to be as underwhelmed by the closing ceremonies as I was disappointed by the opening. I hope not.


45 posted on 08/12/2012 4:45:41 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: hoagy62

Wifey and I will probably snooze thru it later anyway. It is a reflection of some pretty diverse cultures and the miscreants a society like Britain’s produces these days.

On to Rio!!


46 posted on 08/12/2012 4:47:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: hoagy62

I think all-in-all London did a good job. Of course there were minor hitches here and there, but that’s to be expected anywhere.

Rio has big shoes to fill.


47 posted on 08/12/2012 4:50:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: freekitty
Meanwhile Tiger has developed that old fart putting disorder called The Yips.
48 posted on 08/12/2012 4:51:25 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: NormsRevenge
Who dressed him?

Probably his boyfriend.

49 posted on 08/12/2012 4:51:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: hoagy62

I will say this, The Spice Girls....kinda hotter looking than I expected.


50 posted on 08/12/2012 4:52:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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