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    Opening ceremonies

    So far i like when that guy and the old lady sky dived.What is ya fav part

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    I'm on the west coast so it hasn't started yet.
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    Realy?i am trying to figure out if it is live

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    Realy?i am trying to figure out if it is live
    Nope. It's 3 AM in London right now.
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    O that sucks i was hoping to see live stuff this time

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    They had it on, but I'm not a big fan of spectacles, so I watched Shark Tank instead.
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    The doves of peace on bikes were interesting. I wonder if I can get one of those outfits when they're done?

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    mr bean is kewl

    they had a great commercial, but i forgot what it was

    i like the canucks. they are one of only about four countries on earth that still like america. i travel the world for a living; that remark is from experience

    the london philharmonic is arguably the finest on earth. that remark, also, is from someone who knows
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    I could not tell if that was the Industrial Revolution, or a trip into Mordor to watch the forging of the One Ring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoke View Post
    mr bean is kewl

    they had a great commercial, but i forgot what it was

    i like the canucks. they are one of only about four countries on earth that still like america. i travel the world for a living; that remark is from experience

    the london philharmonic is arguably the finest on earth. that remark, also, is from someone who knows
    I thought i heard the most cheering when team usa came in?

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    OK, Mr. Bean was hilarious as always.
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    Wow im in tears it was so amazeing to see everyone from all countrys singing together. This is one of my fav parts of the decades

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    I thought i heard the most cheering when team usa came in?
    didn't stay that long to watch. i thought the ceremony was interesting, but when the teams walk in, i'm outa there
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    OK, Mr. Bean was hilarious as always.
    LOL concur
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    FWIW, "Chariots of Fire" is an absolutely stupendous film, IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoke View Post
    didn't stay that long to watch. i thought the ceremony was interesting, but when the teams walk in, i'm outa there
    i watch everything i love this time of the decade so much in 96 they did some of the events on the lakei live on that was cool as hect

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    My favorite part was when it ended. Seriously, WTF was that? Over 1000 years of history and culture and all they came up with is depressing industrial squalor, socialized medicine, a giant baby and Frankie Goes to Hollywood?
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    hey, the queen was happenin'. give 'em points for that
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    I loved Mr Bean. British humor is awesome. I had no use for most of the countries walking in, except humor value in some of the clothing. When the USA came in, all I felt was pride, but WTH was with those berets? Are we french, now? The Queen looked like she was sucking lemons. All those countries that used to be hers.

    My kids managed to make it most of the way through, only my oldest son made it to the end with me.

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    It was ok. Well planned and staged but it wasn't really spectacular - but hey - I'm sure it was expensive nonetheless!! I did enjoy watching all the country's teams walking in though!

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    I would like to say thank you to the Londoners for their warm welcome of Team USA into the stadium. I think they got the second loudest ovation next to the home team. I didn't know what to expect and it's nice to know some people are still our friends.
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    I watched it live, right up to the point where they said "Here comes Latvia, that means we're about half way through the teams". I felt like I'd been watching it for most of my adult life. I went to bed and we watched most of the rest at 100x speed the next morning.

    It seemed ok to me as an opening ceremony, they're often a bit bonkers (birds on bikes). I really liked the cauldron though, that was cool.

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    The Queen and 007?

    GOLD!

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    in my opinion that "modern ages romance crap" was just god aweful and completely ruined anything the ceremony had going for it. i was very disappointed this year

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