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it will be the most boring opening ceremony after atlanta :S

Fly over for a visit. There were some wonderful moments, but also quite a few disorganized looking head-scratchers. It wasn't terrible, but I have yet to speak to anyone on this side of the pond who

I will always see Beijings as a celebration that the Chinese beat their drums to the same beat and Londons a celebration that we each beat our drums to very different beats. Im certainly not trying

Might only work for UK listeners though.

Good. After all, nobody outside of the UK knows who...what that...dame is. So, shouldn't be of too much relevance to outsiders.

That's exactly the same mentality you guys keep harping on...oh, here's another British/BBC viewpoint. Look, listen, take some pointers! :rolleyes: Stop being so f*cking Brit-centric! The rest of the world looked in on 2012 but didn't NECESSARILY have to see it thru BBC-colored glasses. I hope the Russians and the Brazilians come on here in the next 4 years and lay this sh*t on you thick the way you roast-bif have been doing it. Sorry; am not an Anglo-phobe (I can't have enuf of British dramas and whodunits on my PBS station)...but u guys, especially the new ones, don't know when to undersell it. <_<

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Good. After all, nobody outside of the UK knows who...what that...dame is. So, shouldn't be of too much relevance to outsiders.

That's exactly the same mentality you guys keep harping on...oh, here's another British/BBC viewpoint. Look, listen, take some pointers! :rolleyes: Stop being so f*cking Brit-centric! The rest of the world looked in on 2012 but didn't NECESSARILY have to see it thru BBC-colored glasses. I hope the Russians and the Brazilians come on here in the next 4 years and lay this sh*t on you thick the way you roast-bif have been doing it. Sorry; am not an Anglo-phobe (I can't have enuf of British dramas and whodunits on my PBS station)...but u guys, especially the new ones, don't know when to undersell it. <_<

just to clarify,i think he meant that the link to the video might only work for people in the uk because uk and us channels tend to block programs (mostly videos) from their website for people who are not from these countries.

the rant however was uncalled for :-(

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Good. After all, nobody outside of the UK knows who...what that...dame is. So, shouldn't be of too much relevance to outsiders.

That's exactly the same mentality you guys keep harping on...oh, here's another British/BBC viewpoint. Look, listen, take some pointers! :rolleyes: Stop being so f*cking Brit-centric! The rest of the world looked in on 2012 but didn't NECESSARILY have to see it thru BBC-colored glasses. I hope the Russians and the Brazilians come on here in the next 4 years and lay this sh*t on you thick the way you roast-bif have been doing it. Sorry; am not an Anglo-phobe (I can't have enuf of British dramas and whodunits on my PBS station)...but u guys, especially the new ones, don't know when to undersell it. <_<

Give it to em tiger....Baron, you really should have your oatmeal before comming on here. :lol:

The “special relationship” may truly be over….pitty!

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Good. After all, nobody outside of the UK knows who...what that...dame is. So, shouldn't be of too much relevance to outsiders.

That's exactly the same mentality you guys keep harping on...oh, here's another British/BBC viewpoint. Look, listen, take some pointers! :rolleyes: Stop being so f*cking Brit-centric! The rest of the world looked in on 2012 but didn't NECESSARILY have to see it thru BBC-colored glasses. I hope the Russians and the Brazilians come on here in the next 4 years and lay this sh*t on you thick the way you roast-bif have been doing it. Sorry; am not an Anglo-phobe (I can't have enuf of British dramas and whodunits on my PBS station)...but u guys, especially the new ones, don't know when to undersell it. <_<

You've told me & others not to take all this stuff so seriously, and that you're here mostly to have some fun. In which case, I'll ignore you.

Maybe you should take notice of your own advice.

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just to clarify,i think he meant that the link to the video might only work for people in the uk because uk and us channels tend to block programs (mostly videos) from their website for people who are not from these countries.

the rant however was uncalled for :-(

thanks Illustrado - that's exactly right. With it being BBC Radio, the chances are with it'll be only UK listeners who are able to listen to it.

And there was me, stupidly thinking that on the GamesBids Forums' London 2012 Summer Games, Opening Ceremony subforum (open to a worldwide audience) that maybe, just maybe that someone here may be interested in hearing from one of the professionals (a profoundly deaf drummer/percussionist) who played lead the drums for "And I Will Kiss"... on how it was to be there, participate and ultimately watch it back for the 1st time.

A strange thought, but then hey, that's me.

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You've told me & others not to take all this stuff so seriously, and that you're here mostly to have some fun. In which case, I'll ignore you.

Maybe you should take notice of your own advice.

I think he is just having fun, that's how I took it.

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(sp) pity.

Thanks to a Twitter friend who found this:

Dame Evelyn Glennie talking about performing at the Opening Ceremony and watching the video of the ceremony afterwards:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hcr67http://

Might only work for UK listeners though.

As Illustrado says, when I saw "Might only work for UK listeners though" = the radio broadcast stream might only be operate for people living in the UK unless other methods are used, eg proxies.

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just to clarify,i think he meant that the link to the video might only work for people in the uk because uk and us channels tend to block programs (mostly videos) from their website for people who are not from these countries.

I UNDERSTAND that. And obviously, if it doesn't work in a certain territory, then you will know.

My point too is that if non-Brits didn't post intervening replies, then this would appear to be an entirely pro-BBC thread. I mean the event is LONG over. Not everyone saw it via the BBC's eyes and that was fine by most people. So, per our (the Brits' words), other broadcasts didn't do it just. Well, so what? That's your interpretation.

As AthensFan said: it's "...NOT other people's job to search for the questionable, so-called 'best' telecast." :rolleyes: And you know what? Not every one agrees that BBC gave the "best" telecast.

BTW, to you was a "rant." To me it was a response from an inane post. That's what a chat forum is about,

@volshy. Yeah, we can all go on IGNORING each other...and post will-nilly, hither-thither. Makes for great continuity in a discussion thread.

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I UNDERSTAND that. And obviously, if it doesn't work in a certain territory, then you will know.

My point too is that if non-Brits didn't post intervening replies, then this would appear to be an entirely pro-BBC thread. I mean the event is LONG over. Not everyone saw it via the BBC's eyes and that was fine by most people. So, per our (the Brits' words), other broadcasts didn't do it just. Well, so what? That's your interpretation.

As AthensFan said: it's "...NOT other people's job to search for the questionable, so-called 'best' telecast." :rolleyes: And you know what? Not every one agrees that BBC gave the "best" telecast.

BTW, to you was a "rant." To me it was a response from an inane post. That's what a chat forum is about,

@volshy. Yeah, we can all go on IGNORING each other...and post will-nilly, hither-thither. Makes for great continuity in a discussion thread.

yeah, i think you just lost me

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I do KNOW the details...but (i) this is an internet chat forum...I come here for fun...NOT always serious discussion;

Mark (& Volshy), I was messin' with your heads re my comment on the smokestax and the "fans." Don't take everything I post too seriously! As I said, I come here for a lot of fun...not all seriousity!! ;)

BTW, to you was a "rant." To me it was a response from an inane post. That's what a chat forum is about,

@volshy. Yeah, we can all go on IGNORING each other...and post will-nilly, hither-thither. Makes for great continuity in a discussion thread.

I make a very short post a link to an interesting and entertaining retrospective interview with a key London2012 Opening Ceremony performer and I give a friendly caveat that those outside the UK may not be able to listen to it and this is classed as an "inane post" ? By someone who asks not to take everything they say here so seriously and who claims they are here "for fun...NOT always serious discussion".

For someone who wants to have some fun you sure go off the deep end from time to time.

There's me thinking that this is the Opening Ceremony subforum of the GamesBids London 2012 Summer Games forum, open even to residents of the UK.

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I UNDERSTAND that. And obviously, if it doesn't work in a certain territory, then you will know.

My point too is that if non-Brits didn't post intervening replies, then this would appear to be an entirely pro-BBC thread. I mean the event is LONG over. Not everyone saw it via the BBC's eyes and that was fine by most people. So, per our (the Brits' words), other broadcasts didn't do it just. Well, so what? That's your interpretation.

As AthensFan said: it's "...NOT other people's job to search for the questionable, so-called 'best' telecast." :rolleyes: And you know what? Not every one agrees that BBC gave the "best" telecast.

BTW, to you was a "rant." To me it was a response from an inane post. That's what a chat forum is about,

@volshy. Yeah, we can all go on IGNORING each other...and post will-nilly, hither-thither. Makes for great continuity in a discussion thread.

Baron, but what the heck are you talking about?

Since when do we have an overkill of pro-BBC posts in this 207-pages long thread? Volshy did nothing more than pointing out to a clip that might be interesting for those who watched the ceremony and took notice of Dame Evelyn Glennie. He didn't praise the BBC for providing the clip (the clip could have come from any other media outlet, as a matter of fact), he didn't get jingoistic, he did absolutely nothing offensive. That's why I'm completely puzzled why you react with such a meltdown.

And by the way, talking about -centrism (in your case, egocentrism): Not everyone in this thread dances to your tune. If you feel (for whatever unclear reason) offended by posts linking to the BBC, then that's your completely personal problem. But please stop telling other people what they should be interested in and when they have to stop reminiscing about a certain event that is actually only a few months ago. I, for my part, am interested in Dame Evelyn Glennie (who is a remarkable artist) and in what she has to tell about the role she played in London's opening ceremony. Probably I'm not the only one here who thinks that way. And I'm not even British and therefore not endangered of the "Brit-centrism" you believe to have detected in this thread.

Furthermore, even if London's OC wasn't among your favourites, I'm appalled that you as author of a very savvy book about Olympic opening ceremonies shrug Evelyn Glennie off as "whoever that is". When I read such statements, I ask myself whether you really watched the opening ceremony. And even if you don't remind her name, it would have probably been wiser to google her name first before starting that rant that was really uncalled for.

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Excuse me, Fab. As u said, not everyone "...dances to your tune..." Which is fine...except I am also PART of the thread and discussion, therefore I am within my rights to post my reactions to how the thread is going and AFFECTING me.

As for your telling me to look up this Dame Evelyn Waugh Glenn Closie thing...didn't you just say "...we're not to dance to anyone else's tune..." So, just because someone posted a name I'm not familiar with nor cared to find out more about, SHOULD I have jumped and looked that name up? No. I exercised my personal prerogative NOT to. If that was a CRIME or breach of any contract, well pardon me.

I DON'T TELL you how to react, Fab, so please refrain from doing the same for me. I am PERFECTLY CAPABLE of reacting on my own and I DON'T NEED your or anyone else's guidance. Capisce??

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Hey Baron

Chill out man, you're here only for FUN, remember? You tell us not take you so seriously yet your reaction to my link to an intervew with Dame Glennie has seen you, well... combust.

Now, could you please politely & calmly tell me & everyone else here, how my post was in anyway "inane"?

Thank you.

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Chill out man, you're here only for FUN, remember? You tell us not take you so seriously yet your reaction to my link to an intervew with Dame Glennie has seen you, well... combust.

Now, could you please politely & calmly tell me & everyone else here, how my post was in anyway "inane"?

Thank you.

Volshy, I do come here for FUN and for some serious discussion as well. I don't see why one is exclusive of the other. I don't see why one can't have both or shades in between.

Why I called your post re Dame what'sher-name's view? Obviously, it was "inane" to me because you post a name (which I don't recognize) and it was on the tail of other posts re how "BBC coverage was the be-all and end-all of all Olympci coverages," and then here comes another post naming some person who may be somebody in other circles, but unknown to me....w/ the presumption that that person is an authority on the subject. What if I were to post for say, Salt Lake City's Opening Ceremony...oh, here is Sir David (just to make up a name out of thin air and make it appear this is some important theatrical personage...) Zwonker's view on the OC? I mean would that name mean anything to you?? I know it wouldn't...yet by my posting it and quoting that "person'";s views, I am importuning on you that....hey, listen to this person's views. All important.

I chose to dismiss your post because it presumed I knew this person...was of value to me...and that I cared to pursue it farther. No, I feel it wasn't worthy of an extra stretch of my time. Now, if you had said here is Cameron Mackintosh's view on the OC, then that would pique my interest because he is a known theatrical producer, and I feel what he may spout might be worthwhile. I think performers' (as I assume that Dame is) are the last people to judge Ceremonies (as I view them).

I hope that brings a little clarity to you, volshy. Yes, I am a very combustible and "dramati"c person & thank you for taking the time to ask me and listen. I live life (and discussions re Olympic ceremonies) with passion!! ;)

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Excuse me, Fab. As u said, not everyone "...dances to your tune..." Which is fine...except I am also PART of the thread and discussion, therefore I am within my rights to post my reactions to how the thread is going and AFFECTING me.

As for your telling me to look up this Dame Evelyn Waugh Glenn Closie thing...didn't you just say "...we're not to dance to anyone else's tune..." So, just because someone posted a name I'm not familiar with nor cared to find out more about, SHOULD I have jumped and looked that name up? No. I exercised my personal prerogative NOT to. If that was a CRIME or breach of any contract, well pardon me.

I DON'T TELL you how to react, Fab, so please refrain from doing the same for me. I am PERFECTLY CAPABLE of reacting on my own and I DON'T NEED your or anyone else's guidance. Capisce??

Thank you for enlarging the font and writing in upper case, but luckily I'm still able to read also smaller fonts and lower case.

And I didn't tell you to look Evelyn Glennie up, I only said that it would have probably been wiser to look her up before you throw a tantrum. It was only a recommendation, and not a rude reprimand as you chose to give Volshy and other users (including me) who are still interested in discussing the London opening ceremony and watching or listening to clips referring to that ceremony.

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... and what would you describe your reaction to my original post was? Considered, polite & respectful?

Frank and candid.

+ u followed it up with "Oh I'll ignore him anyway..." So, why should it matter how you reacted to it...since u ignored it anyway? :blink:

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