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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:29 PM

 

Olympics - you won't believe how bizarre the opening ceremony is.

I couldn't care less about the games, but this is fucking weird!

No spoilers but trust me, it's a laugh.

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Reply Olympics - you won't believe how bizarre the opening ceremony is. (Original post)
mr blur Jul 2012 OP
Rex Jul 2012 #1
El Supremo Jul 2012 #2
sibelian Jul 2012 #3
Liberal_in_LA Jul 2012 #19
sibelian Jul 2012 #27
tridim Jul 2012 #4
malaise Jul 2012 #5
sibelian Jul 2012 #8
malaise Jul 2012 #13
BanzaiBonnie Jul 2012 #15
malaise Jul 2012 #16
Graybeard Jul 2012 #21
malaise Jul 2012 #35
DevonRex Jul 2012 #6
cali Jul 2012 #7
DevonRex Jul 2012 #10
malaise Jul 2012 #17
tawadi Jul 2012 #9
grantcart Jul 2012 #20
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2012 #11
zappaman Jul 2012 #23
Robb Jul 2012 #25
zappaman Jul 2012 #28
GoCubsGo Jul 2012 #12
mr blur Jul 2012 #14
REP Jul 2012 #18
LeftofObama Jul 2012 #22
Scurrilous Jul 2012 #26
zappaman Jul 2012 #24
jannyk Jul 2012 #29
nc4bo Jul 2012 #30
Ruby the Liberal Jul 2012 #31
GoCubsGo Jul 2012 #32
nanabugg Jul 2012 #33
Ruby the Liberal Jul 2012 #34

Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:31 PM

1. Since I will never see it, could you at least give a hint?

 

I can think of a million different bizarre scenarios.

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:32 PM

2. Since I couldn't watch but five minutes of Slumdog Millionaire...

I expect Danny Boyle's production here to suck,

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:32 PM

3. Isn't it WEIRD?


Stuffed with weird dark theatrical imagery... Never seen one like it.

I have to say I'm fairly impressed, but it's not at all what I expected... I actually feel oddly patriotic. (UK res)

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Response to sibelian (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:06 PM

19. They showed the rehearsals on the news this morning. People jumping on beds and such

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:02 PM

27. Finished for me now


Loved the final torchlighting bit... VERY nice

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:34 PM

4. Oh man, is it tape delayed?

I guess it is pretty late over there.

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:34 PM

5. Sorry I love it

It's fabulous - it's beautiful, deep, profound, brave and quite political.
I'll discuss after the US DUers see it later

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:37 PM

8. Yes, it's actually *meaningful* !


As a Brit I was ready for it to suck, but, actually... I feel quite proud!!!

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Response to sibelian (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:54 PM

13. It's gorgeous

and I never thought I say that. Love the music for the athletes as well - I'm freaking lovin' it.

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:48 PM

15. Thanks malaise

My husband and I went to a presentation of Frankenstein directed at the National Theater by Danny Boyle. It was one of the most stunning performances I've EVER seen.

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Response to BanzaiBonnie (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:50 PM

16. It is first rate

I never expected anything this good.

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Response to malaise (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:18 PM

21. Here's the opening ceremony "explainer".

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Response to Graybeard (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 12:17 AM

35. Thanks Graybeard

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:34 PM

6. I absolutely loved what I saw of it.

Only Danny Boyle...

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:36 PM

7. Ever see Trainspotting? Shallow Grave?

 

It's Danny Boyle. Of course it's "weird".

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Response to cali (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:39 PM

10. And wonderful.

He goes right over the edge this time. I never thought he'd do this. I love it.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:59 PM

17. SPOILER

He threw the RWs of the planet over the edge - fabufugginglous!
The collaboration on this must have been out of this world.

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:37 PM

9. How are you watching it?

What station?

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Response to tawadi (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:07 PM

20. I am guessing they are watching it live in Europe

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:40 PM

11. So that this is now this is the place to watch

 

Oh wait, natural gas leak... where? Got the Scanner on

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:52 PM

23. HELP!

Can someone translate this please?
I know it must be important, but for the life of me I can't figure it out!!!

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Response to zappaman (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:58 PM

25. Punctuation, perhaps. I'll give it a whirl.

So... that "this" is now "this is."

The place? To watch -- oh, wait. Natural gas!

Leak... where, Got?!? The scanner on!!

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Response to Robb (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:03 PM

28. I applaud your effort.

However, I'm pretty sure the dialect is "gibberish" which is a very hard one to translate...

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:54 PM

12. They frequently are.

Last edited Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:39 PM - Edit history (1)

Or, at least parts of them are. I recall at least some weirdness at Barcelona, Atlanta, Beijing...

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:04 PM

18. Here's a hint:

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Response to REP (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:38 PM

22. I love AbFab, and everytime I see that pic

it cracks me up!

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Response to REP (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:01 PM

26. ROFL

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:52 PM

24. Can't wait to see it tonight! n/t

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:05 PM

29. Now, that was special

Danny Boyle you made me really, really proud to be a Londoner!

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:06 PM

30. Oh no, I'm loving what I'm seeing so far

I love the story telling, custom, music, the children singing.

Love it.

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:57 PM

31. **SPOILER**

The ginormous baby was really strange, but the kids looked like they were having a BLAST.

Had to laugh with Rowan Atkinson. We send them our homegrown Mr Bean, and they feature their own.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #31)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:59 PM

32. I wonder if that ginrmous baby was a hat tip to Monty Python's Flying Circus.

The Pythons always had weird stuff like that.

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:01 PM

33. It's that Anglo-Saxon heritage thingy!! nt

 

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:14 PM

34. Spoiler #2

Tim Berners-Lee? NICE touch!!

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