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Discussion in 'General' started by Zinfandel, 27 Jul 2012.

  1. Er-El

    Er-El Minimodder

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    Award should go to Zoe Smith, just because. Plus she's hot.

    No, too much plastic surgery, he can barely sing now as a result. Didn't you see him in jubilee concert?
     
  2. N17 dizzi

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    I did not see the jubilee concert.

    Olympics yes, woman born into 'royalty' celebration? No thanks!
     
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  3. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Yes, everyone did it for 1 GBP. And Landy_Ed, they missed pretty much the whole electronics music genre as well. No Faithless ? No Prodigy ? No Chemical Brothers ? Only Fatboy Slim ?
     
  4. Er-El

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    Don't disagree there. But it was a good turnout of comedians and artists.
     
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  5. Landy_Ed

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    Considering so many played their part as volunteers, even a token payment is laughable. Re electronic music, we must have watched different opening ceremonies! Firestarter made a brief appearance, as did a few other dance tracks. And if mike oldfield isn't part of the electronic music genre I don't know what is! And pet shop boys? No, they covered a broad spectrum but in the timeframe I guess you can't stuff everything in there.
     
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    enterobsidian Hopless World Wonderer

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  7. Unicorn

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    I'm a little late in posting this because it just ended, but the BBC ran an hour long look back at the games tonight. It's called "London 2012: A Golden Games" and was presented by Eddie Butler. Very well put together show - great editing with emotive music played over the cream of the awesome scenes from the entire 17 days, and very nicely narrated by Mr Butler.

    iPlayer is your friend :thumb:

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    It was shown an hour later here in NI because the Ulster Grand Prix highlights were on. It was another tragic weekend for Irish road racing unfortunately :(
     
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  8. Bogomip

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    Impressed they did it for a quid, thats awesome :)

    Do footballers get paid for international games?
     
  9. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Who talks about the opening ceremony :D.
     
  10. Harlequin

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/30/olympic-opening-ceremony-stars-pound

    so the big names would have done it for free (same with the closing as well btw)
     
  11. woof82

    woof82 What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah I thought that was incredibly too. Very well put together and very well narrated
     
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  12. Unicorn

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    Yeah, there were also a lot of Olympic events and news covered in that one hour which I missed through the live coverage, 'watch again' and daily highlights. The disqualification of the two badminton teams and ejection of the boxing referee were two such events that I hadn't heard about before.
     
  13. Unicorn

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    Olympic Openening Ceremony highlights are being shown on BBC1 at the moment!
     
  14. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    You stole from my mind,
    Voldemort is now rising
    Save us Mary Poppins!

    Sent from my Orange San Francisco using Tapatalk
     
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    Dunno who gave me rep for my post, but thank you! Rep totally unexpected, & should really go to each & every participant of the games & related ceremonies!

    I would have chosen different tunes, and the coverage would probably been the worse for such choices! Both ends of the games left me short of breath, embarrassingly proud & shamelessly embarrassed at the same time. GB is a sweet & sour combination, let's not forget where/who we are.....but that's rather the point of our homeland. We're not so different than each other, but we're not each other and that's core to our heartbeat.
     
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