Olympics Opening Ceremony

  hssutton 27 Jul 12
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So what did you think of it? Well my daughter enjoyed it

  morddwyd 28 Jul 12

"Some people seem to take a delight in pretending that they have no pride in what their country can do when we put our minds to it. I have no time for that attitude - they're the people who let others do all the work, while they sit back and grumble."

It'll come as no surprise to most that I didn't watch the ceremony, but I am glad for the many millions who got enjoyment from it, but I'm damned if I'll accept that sort of label just because my preferences differ from the majority.

This is typical of the arrogance surrounding the whole proceedings - "Like it or be labelled some sort of social misfit."

  Forum Editor 28 Jul 12

I thought the ceremony was superb - something to be proud of instead of the whining and pretentious negativity that seems to pervade any thread on the subject of the games.

Some people seem to take a delight in pretending that they have no pride in what their country can do when we put our minds to it. I have no time for that attitude - they're the people who let others do all the work, while they sit back and grumble.

  rdave13 28 Jul 12

Forum Editor , WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU RUMBLING ON ABOUT. Some people have no means of doing anything except for paying taxes to stage such a fiasco. Government, Bankers, the high and mighty of this land drop up into dire straights and you delight in yet gloating on wasted public funds. Last time it was fireworks for GOD BLESS LONDON on new years eve. You said, in another thread, that you thought you lived on another planet. Remember?Well, in my humble opinion, you do.

  Quickbeam 28 Jul 12

Oh God... they're at it again FE!

  rdave13 28 Jul 12

At least you didn't bring God to the debate Forum Editor. You also seem to be so stuck up London you are blind to the rest of the country and its people. Have you noticed that everything is London based? Not Britain or UK. Nothing of a major league is British any more but purely London. I sincerely hope the games puts this country in a good light to the rest of the world and that it will be worth it. End of chip on shoulder.

  Belatucadrus 28 Jul 12

I like much of it but thought some of the segments outstayed their welcome and sad to say I think Maccas voice is shot hardly the finale they were aiming for I suspect.

  Forum Editor 28 Jul 12

rdave13

Every word of your post reeks of you having a massive chip on your shoulder. I wouldn't mind betting that if someone said to you 'Nice day, isn't it?' you would respond with 'it'll probably rain later'.

We're hosting the Olympic Games, and if tonight's opening was anything to go by we're going to make an excellent job of it. I don't consider it a waste of public funds, and as a Londoner I'm one of the people who are paying for most of it.

  rdave13 28 Jul 12

Quickbeam , with respect every one is entitled to their opinion even if you believe in the Almighty.

  Forum Editor 28 Jul 12

Belatucadrus

I agree, on both counts.

  LastChip 28 Jul 12

I have to say, I was hoping for something better. I do not share others enthusiasm and thought the whole start of it was boring and messy. I suspect others around the world will be left wondering what it was all about and after all, we are talking about a world-wide audience.

The were however touches of brilliance. The three outstanding for me, were Mr Bean, the inference of the Queen parachuting into the stadium (and all credit to Her Majesty for playing along) and the lighting of the cauldron, which really was very special.

My assessment; could do better and I really was hoping they would.

Ten maybe fifteen minutes of brilliance in three and a half hours, is not exactly world class entertainment.

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