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    Olympics 2012 have begun (not officially)

    benjaminp Jul 25, 2012

    1. benjaminp

      benjaminp Quiet Chatter

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      The official opening ceremony is still two days away, but the first event of the 2012 Olympics has just kicked off with GB v.s. NZ woman's football.

      If you're from the UK you can watch the game on BBC 1; it started 5 minutes ago.
       
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      Great Britain 1 - 0 New Zealand
       
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      whats with everything starting before the official start? E3 and now the Olympics, it's killing the point.
       
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      I agree it doesn't make a great deal of sense :(

      Who'll be watching the opening ceremony? (on television I mean, unless you were lucky enough to get a ticket of course).
       
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      Not me i'd rather watch paint dry :)
       
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      I can't be bothered.
       
    7. big lin

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      I hate the way killjoys who are incapable of getting any kind of pleasure out of life themselves want to destroy other people's pleasure.

      There's the envy factor; these athletes are BETTER than me - wow, I can't allow that to happen, my inferiority complex won't stand for it; there's the left-wing fascist mob (otherwise known as the PC brigade) who think that to allow any kind of event where people win or lose is somehow terrible; and there's the neo-Puritan mob who can only find any pleasure in life through making everyone else miserable.

      I'm a Londoner; my Mum's from Yorkshire; my Dad's from Northern Ireland; my husband is from Buckinghamshire.

      All of us are proud that the games are here and we'll be rooting for our country in every event!

      Why don't you moaning Minnies learn how to enjoy yourself and stop trying to destroy everyone else's pleasure?

      We went out on the torch relay and we stood for hours to wait for it to pass by and we loved it.

      The sense of unity and joy among the crowd - white, black, British, foreign, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, atheist and agnostic was palpable.

      We were all caught up in the harmony and peace of the moment.

      I get really sick of the fascist left trying to spoil things for everyone just as I do for the loonie right trying to ram their own equally authoritarian values down everyone's throat.

      Live and let live!
       
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      As to the opening ceremony itself, I watched it from beginning to end.

      IMO the beginning was absolutely brilliant and worked superbly.

      The doves on bicycles also worked well and was imaginative and original.

      The lighting the cauldron at the end was also brilliant and worked superbly.

      In between we had a shambolic mixture of film and TV clips that were confusing, irrelevant, often stupid and certainly pretty boring.

      We also had to endure Rowan Atkinson's attempts to be funny and that senile, talentless poseur Macartney rambling out Hey Jude for the millionth time.

      I'd give it 10 out of 10 for the beginning and end, 9 out of 10 for the doves on bicycles, and 7 out of 10 overall.
       
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      Can't see any moaning minnies as you put it,
      Just see a few people who don't like to watch the opening ceremony,I don't see that as trying to destroy it for everybody else.