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  1. It has existed before... it was called the 1980's...
  2. reminds me of a bunch of sphincters...
  3. I concur... absolutely awful looking... and the 'pod' looks ghastly too... and i also thought of breast cancer when i first saw that photo...
  4. I am loving the renders of the Thames illuminated and with the bridges decked out in 'The Look'... Let's hope that it actually gets done and is not just all wishful idea-spouting...
  5. ...? No..? I don't recall saying that... I believe the implication of my statement was that I am not an olympic die-hard like some others on here but happened to see it a while back... and I am not certain whether or not I had seen it here or elsewhere... I just said that I remember seeing the video, and made no comment as to origin...
  6. Well I remember seeing that video quite a long time ago... I can only assume If I saw it then the true Olympic die-hards on here must have seen it also...
  7. I think it is not that people did not notice the video Dave posted but rather they chose to ignore it since most of us saw it a couple of years ago and know that it is no longer accurate to what is being down with the outside of the stadium... Simply put, that video is quite outdated and inaccurate... done, not down
  8. Amen to that... the ONLY part of Torino's opening that didn't come off that way was the bit with the giant rings being erected (I think it was called "passon of the Games" or similar) The ABSOLUTE worst part was the bit with people running around on the field in the shape of a skier going down the hill and taking off... they wore raincoats with head-mounted flashlights and plastic wrap... it was beyond 'tacky' or 'cheap' I am just praying for no rapping, beatboxing, or British hoodie-thug-grafitti-ASBO nonsense... As an American I can tell you that is NOT what the world wants to see of London and the UK and it would NOT serve the interests of the UK a a whole... it would be a major turn-off to viewers around the world and potential tourists... That crap at the Beijing handover was bad enough... the best part of the 2008 handover presentation was the singing of the UK Anthem by that young (20-somethings it looked like) choir...
  9. I didn't necessarily mean JAZZ when I said 'jazz it up'... so much as the figurative sense of speed it up or embellish it a bit... and yes, whitney at the super bowl during the first Gulf War was by far the greatest rendition of the Star Spangled Banner EVER and there there ever will be...
  10. Yes, I too really enjoyed the singing of the British anthem in the birds nest in Beijing... a simple anthem needs to be kept simple... now the version of O Canada performed by Inward Eye at the vancouver closing was great, whereas the opening version sung by Sara Yanvorski (sp?) was dreadful... if they wanted to jazz up God Save The queen a bit like vancouver did in their closing that would be one thing, it was energetic and positive, but not necessarily 'urban' or 'rock'
  11. Total Agreement... one of the things I am looking forward to in this Opening Ceremony is a classic, timeless, and bombastic rendition of God Save the Queen for the ages... not some god-awful pop/rock/punk version of it... I have seen the American anthem BUTCHERED at so many sporting events, particularly NBA events that try and turn it into some sort of 'urban' rap/pop monstrosity... God Save the Queen is simply not suited to being 'hip' nor should it be... Britain ought to be able to embrace its classic pomp and circumstance while also being a modern, diverse, and inclusive society without pandering to the urban masses... Danny Boyle has an immense challenge in balancing the classic with the 'hip' and 'modern' in this ceremony but the Anthem should not be a point of compromise...
  12. Wow... its like we have our own Rush Limbaugh of the olympiad on these forums...
  13. Well, that is certainly a big bell... very Big indeed... I wonder just how booming it will be... As for the athletes being seated... I don't think it is some sort of wild change... it has been common in the winter games for some time now... I do wonder if perhaps the athletes will be entering somewhat earlier so that they too may enjoy the spectacle... It would make more sense to seat the athletes if they were entering the stadium earlier in the show... (and frankly, a bit 'fairer' to have them get to see the show that they are supposed to be the guests of honor for...)
  14. LOL... oh wow... I really am laughing at this one... so simple... Thanks Rob! Found these posted on SkyScraperCity: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VI2SorkkHL8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eCvEyO_k_vg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=484358&page=146) <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VI2SorkkHL8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eCvEyO_k_vg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ..? Ok, I give up on how to embed YouTube clips on here... any assistance? (and I'd delete all that if there were an 'edit' option but there is not so I apologize for the mess...)
  15. Could someone clarify if there is just one or multiple sets of these rings? In some of the photos the rings are clearly in the colors of the rings (Blue, black, red, yellow, green) while in other pictures the rings are all white with no sign of color whatsoever... If it is just one set how is this done? Thank you in advance for any explanation...
  16. The Olympic Rings on the barge floating down the Thames made it onto a (brief) mention on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams..
  17. I cannot understand why London is not extending tube service hours past 12:30... not only are late events an issue for visitors but also the nightlife and issues of hundreds of thousands of tourists wanting to go to bars, clubs, and other events at night during the games... I think it would make much more sense to extend hours to 2am during the games. Is this some type of issue in which the Tube workers union refuses to chip in and extra 90 minutes for 2 weeks?
  18. I think the last time Americans saw a live Opening Ceremony was Salt Lake 2002 and Atlanta 1996 before that... I live in Arizona and we did not get Vancouver's Ceremony live...
  19. Eww... "urban street culture' in any society = bleh... ALthough the worst parts of London don't hold a candle to the nicest parts of Detroit... LOL
  20. My god... "BorisPods" Seriously? How big is his ego???
  21. Quaker, I was joking... trying to be subtle to not offend (too much...) Think about the Bravo network for a while...
  22. If NBC wanted to effectively use its networks they would move gymnastics and diving to Bravo to appeal to that network's core audience...
  23. Kim Kardashian? What is here reation of London 2012? Or is that a social commentary/joke on the ubiquitous omnipresence of the Kardashian Klan?
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