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London Olympics Opening Ceremony live thread(Didn't see one..exuse me if there already is one)

Posted on 07/27/2012 5:02:27 PM PDT by jakerobins

Watching the start of the Olympics in London......Anyone else?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: london2012; olympics; openingceremony
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1 posted on 07/27/2012 5:02:34 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

It sucks so far.


2 posted on 07/27/2012 5:03:42 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jakerobins

Already saw it over the Internet (BBC broadcast).


3 posted on 07/27/2012 5:03:49 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: jakerobins

Yep, I was looking for the live thread. Loved the children’s choirs.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 5:05:01 PM PDT by aberaussie
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To: Repeal 16-17

Worth sticking around for? or so boring that I should grab the flipper and find something else on?


5 posted on 07/27/2012 5:06:48 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

If there is already a thread, I don’t see it so thanks for posting. Some unhumble FReeper will let you know if it’s a dupe. Don’t worry.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 5:07:56 PM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
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To: jakerobins

The commentary is horrible. They need to just STFU.


7 posted on 07/27/2012 5:08:12 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: jakerobins

My family is watching a movie, so I’m recording it for later viewing.


8 posted on 07/27/2012 5:08:19 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: Repeal 16-17
They sang "Jerusalem", my thought was 'Did somebody say 'mattress' to Mr. Lambert?'


9 posted on 07/27/2012 5:08:24 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: jakerobins

I started one but I’ll move here. Smokestacks! Call the EPA!!!!!


10 posted on 07/27/2012 5:08:40 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: jakerobins

I only watched a small part of it then got bored.

I noticed the children’s choir which sang Jerusalem was at least half Black.

I will have to say they did a great job. It was one of the best renditions of the song I have heard.


11 posted on 07/27/2012 5:09:15 PM PDT by yarddog
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In Flander’s Fields.........


12 posted on 07/27/2012 5:10:04 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: jakerobins

So did the US dip the Flag or not today?

That was to be the big No-No this year.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 5:10:30 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: jakerobins
Nothing great. I like seeing all the countries, but China did a better job.

They don't even have a real cauldron!

14 posted on 07/27/2012 5:11:06 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Certainly looks pretentious to me. /hurl


15 posted on 07/27/2012 5:11:15 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: jakerobins
Watching it onm y 1982 Zenith, It's weird that I'm using the same set I watched Torvill and Dean along with Mary Lou Retton on. B-)

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band!!
16 posted on 07/27/2012 5:12:03 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: PeteB570

Reports are they did not.


17 posted on 07/27/2012 5:12:29 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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18 posted on 07/27/2012 5:12:49 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jakerobins

There was a post earlier about the torch carrier kissing his boyfriend.

Is that true?


19 posted on 07/27/2012 5:13:49 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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Working in a coal mine, going down down.....

Abe Lincoln line dancing!
20 posted on 07/27/2012 5:14:03 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: jimbo123

Matt Lauer talking about the evils of the industrial revolution. BARF.


21 posted on 07/27/2012 5:14:03 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: mass55th

PING for later viewing. I’m recording it when it replays at 2:30 a.m. here, so I’ll come back and see what y’all said about it.


22 posted on 07/27/2012 5:14:14 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: jakerobins

Does anyone else wish the NBC announcers would SHUT UP!


23 posted on 07/27/2012 5:14:54 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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EPA taking control, no more smokestacks! Millions unemployed! B-)


24 posted on 07/27/2012 5:15:44 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: stylecouncilor


The real england...
25 posted on 07/27/2012 5:16:36 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
I hope you guys get to watch the BBC version, perhaps on YouTube. Your commentators sound horrendous
26 posted on 07/27/2012 5:16:46 PM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: Repeal 16-17

They didnt really go back into showcasing British history as China did with theirs.

It was more pop culture centered. I was surprised that their was no Monty Python, Austin Powers or Dr. Who appearances.


27 posted on 07/27/2012 5:16:53 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: jakerobins

I turned it on and then turned it off. Why does each country have to top the last one in these openings? Let the athletes march proudly in with their flags, and get on with it. (Scrooge that I am)


28 posted on 07/27/2012 5:18:03 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

I kind of like it so far....NBC’s blathering notwithstanding.

A lot of people raved about Beijing....while visually impressive, the people looked like mindless robots....this is much more “human.”


29 posted on 07/27/2012 5:18:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: stylecouncilor

Good thing they ignored idiots like matt lauer back then.....Someone like Obama would have been around to tell the factory owner “You didn’t build that!”.


30 posted on 07/27/2012 5:18:21 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jimbo123

How’s your Head of State getting on?

And which direction does he pray in?


31 posted on 07/27/2012 5:18:42 PM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: VanDeKoik

Hey, one of the Abe Lincoln impersonators read some Shakespeare. I think that was supposed to cover a lot of territory.


32 posted on 07/27/2012 5:20:44 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
Does anyone else wish the NBC announcers would SHUT UP!

During the BBC broadcast there was no commentary. What a pleasure that was. As opposed to the Nothing But Commentary network.

33 posted on 07/27/2012 5:22:05 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: John W

James Bond now escorting the Queen....


34 posted on 07/27/2012 5:22:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: agere_contra
Fred Willard `Best In Show' bad?
35 posted on 07/27/2012 5:23:06 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: dfwgator

I’m liking it to. Reminds me of the pace of the director’s movies.


36 posted on 07/27/2012 5:23:11 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: dfwgator

Hope those strange little dogs don’t trip her.....


37 posted on 07/27/2012 5:23:13 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: agere_contra
I hope you guys get to watch the BBC version,

Does the BBC or anyone other than NBC stream it?

38 posted on 07/27/2012 5:23:39 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: John W

That was Kenneth Branagh lol.


39 posted on 07/27/2012 5:23:39 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: John W

A nod to Churchill there....Obama is disappointed.


40 posted on 07/27/2012 5:23:58 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: jakerobins

Dumb and dumbest yet-
Ugliest one I ever did see- King Arthur, castles and knights on horseback, , princesses, etc. would have been better. English appear to be stupid here.
What tourist travels to UK to see smokestacks? Stupid.


41 posted on 07/27/2012 5:24:35 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (dumb and dumbest yet???? . what??? Who knew? .)
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To: dfwgator
At Her Majestries Service...
42 posted on 07/27/2012 5:24:48 PM PDT by pandemoniumreigns
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To: dfwgator

Oh dear...LOL! If it weren’t for Monty Python, I wouldn’t know that song.


43 posted on 07/27/2012 5:26:17 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: pandemoniumreigns

Guess it’s a step up from Frank Drebin. Hope Reggie Jackson is nowhere near the stadium.


44 posted on 07/27/2012 5:28:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

arghhhhhhh....Charles and his horse faced wife....


45 posted on 07/27/2012 5:28:50 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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Forget the Queen, where’s Pippa?


46 posted on 07/27/2012 5:29:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: PeteB570

The entrance of the nations hasn’t happened yet. The queen jumping out of the helo was funny.


47 posted on 07/27/2012 5:31:08 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: jakerobins

At least Viera and Whatshisname aren’t talking over everything.

One would think they could have negotiated ‘limited commercial interruptions’ for the Opening Ceremonies.


48 posted on 07/27/2012 5:31:17 PM PDT by TomGuy
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so in the middle of the opening ceremony they remember the victims of WWI but they will do nothing to remember the slain Israeli’s from Munich...classy


49 posted on 07/27/2012 5:33:10 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: TomGuy

Good Lord, the National Health System is saluted.


50 posted on 07/27/2012 5:33:52 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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