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What are your thoughts on the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics?

Asked by mazingerz88 (25895points) July 24th, 2012

After reading about what more or less would be included and shown in the opening ceremonies, I got the impression this could be a lot of fun. I like that pop culture elements are being injected into it, though others may find that rather crass, maybe. But seeing possibly hundreds of flying wizards, nannies and Lost kids and James Bond with the Queen…well, wohooo!

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josie's avatar

Sounds like it will be pretty cool. It would be fun to be there.

gondwanalon's avatar

The Beijing 2008 Olympic opening ceremony is a very tough act to follow. That one definitely won a gold medal for being the best of all time. So my expectations are low for London’s opening ceremony. I’ll try to keep an open mind. I’ll be thinking “Go ahead (punk), make my day!”

elbanditoroso's avatar

My main thought: I am SO glad that I am not going to be in London for the next month. It’s a wonderful city, but this summer would be just awful.

As for the ceremonies – as long as they keep the terrorists away, it should be fun to watch.

ucme's avatar

“Jolly good show old bean, perhaps if you could include Mary Poppins flying about the place on that damned umbrella of hers, maybe have her bush ablaze so she can light the olympic flame…....what, what?”

rojo's avatar

Pretty much like all the rest; something that I am not interested in and will not watch. Get on with the events and show more variety of ‘em.

YARNLADY's avatar

Have they had it already? I usually watch them.

filmfann's avatar

Voldemort vs. an army of flying Mary Poppins nannies.

This sounds unbelievably stupid.

harple's avatar

This is a genuine quote from someone on the radio that I took the time to write down about a week ago – I forget who it was, but it was someone specifically involved in the opening ceremony:

“That commitment to silliness is something we do really well over here.”

Nuff said.

Sunny2's avatar

@harple Silly walks, led by John Cleese? I could go for that. Maybe each country was asked to develop their own special walk representing their country. I think it would be a welcome relief from all the self-conscious slogging around the track. Each group could have their members do the silly walk one at a time so they didn’t wear themselves out . . .one person popping up, so to speak out of the team walking along with their usual gait.

filmfann's avatar

This is incredibly stupid. Mr. Bean just caps it.

mazingerz88's avatar

I think Mitt Romney just gave @filmfann a GA just now. : )

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