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(USA Today)   Come for the glory, the history and the international rivalry. Stay for finding out which country has the most attractive athletes. Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremonies discussion thread (7:30 ET on NBC)   (usatoday.com) divider line 2793
    More: Cool, moment of silence, Jacques Rogge, Caster Semenya, Beijing Games, Olympic Stadium, Stella Artois, Mr Bean, Rolling in the Deep  
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2012-07-27 07:10:41 PM  
Gotta love tape delay.
 
2012-07-27 07:21:56 PM  
I watched it live. Let's just say that it's a uniquely British production, complete with fart joke.
 
2012-07-27 08:09:55 PM  
Guess I'll be here tonight.
 
2012-07-27 08:10:03 PM  
Can someone repost this when they rebroadcast the countries marching out?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-27 08:10:06 PM  
NO SPOILERS PLEASE!

but I'm enjoying it so far.
 
2012-07-27 08:10:09 PM  
so far this sucks
 
2012-07-27 08:10:12 PM  
Oh, okay.

I'll post in here too.

I am amused thus far.

I shall reiterate, where's my Harry Potter?
 
2012-07-27 08:10:25 PM  
It's like I'm watching the Scouring of the Shire.
 
2012-07-27 08:10:33 PM  
Polska! Polska!! Polska!!! Polska!!!!
 
2012-07-27 08:10:55 PM  

Roook: NO SPOILERS PLEASE!

but I'm enjoying it so far.


Snape kills Gandalf.
 
2012-07-27 08:11:04 PM  
In memoriam of the 40th anniversary of the Munich kidnapping and murder of Israeli athletes, the Olympic games will... do absolutely nothing. Fark them.
 
2012-07-27 08:11:19 PM  
This is awesome so far.
 
2012-07-27 08:11:28 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: It's like I'm watching the Scouring of the Shire.


NooOOoO poor hobbitses.
 
2012-07-27 08:11:31 PM  

intelligent comment below: In memoriam of the 40th anniversary of the Munich kidnapping and murder of Israeli athletes, the Olympic games will... do absolutely nothing. Fark them.


Why would they comemorate a 40th anniversary of something?
 
2012-07-27 08:11:31 PM  
I swear we have men in tophats doing the farking HANDJVE!
 
2012-07-27 08:12:01 PM  

LlamaGirl: Prank Call of Cthulhu: It's like I'm watching the Scouring of the Shire.

NooOOoO poor hobbitses.


Tolkien was from Birmingham, home of the belching factories that powered the IR and manufactured for the world.

The Shire represents England in the books...
 
2012-07-27 08:12:05 PM  

intelligent comment below: In memoriam of the 40th anniversary of the Munich kidnapping and murder of Israeli athletes, the Olympic games will... do absolutely nothing. Fark them.


They didn't do anything for any of the other anniversaries. So...fark all of them?
 
2012-07-27 08:12:12 PM  
This is depressing... and weird.
 
2012-07-27 08:12:26 PM  
WTF am I watching??
 
2012-07-27 08:12:28 PM  
MORDOR!!!
 
2012-07-27 08:12:32 PM  
It's the one ring!
 
2012-07-27 08:12:35 PM  
It's the one ring to rule them all
 
2012-07-27 08:12:38 PM  
This is great!

thechurchofbob.com
 
2012-07-27 08:12:48 PM  

DamnYankees: intelligent comment below: In memoriam of the 40th anniversary of the Munich kidnapping and murder of Israeli athletes, the Olympic games will... do absolutely nothing. Fark them.

Why would they comemorate a 40th anniversary of something?


Because Jews.

THE ONE RING!
 
2012-07-27 08:12:56 PM  
Already seen it..... it just finished.

Oh yeah, the Americans haven't.
 
2012-07-27 08:12:57 PM  
They're going to need a taller Hobbit to get rid of that ring.
 
2012-07-27 08:13:06 PM  
Man!! I love that smell!!
 
2012-07-27 08:13:15 PM  

DamnYankees: Gotta love tape delay.


No, actually, I don't.

:-|
 
2012-07-27 08:13:23 PM  
It's a cockney ring.
 
2012-07-27 08:13:27 PM  
Olympic farting contest?

The athletes of Farkistan would win..
 
2012-07-27 08:13:34 PM  
Repeat. We already had a ceremony. And a thread.
 
2012-07-27 08:13:34 PM  
I'd have volunteered just to wear one of those costumes.
 
2012-07-27 08:13:41 PM  
One does not just MARCH into MODOR!!
 
2012-07-27 08:13:43 PM  
WTF am I watching?
 
2012-07-27 08:13:45 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: DamnYankees: intelligent comment below: In memoriam of the 40th anniversary of the Munich kidnapping and murder of Israeli athletes, the Olympic games will... do absolutely nothing. Fark them.

Why would they comemorate a 40th anniversary of something?

Because Jews.

THE ONE RING!


he Orcs were inspired by Tolkien's take on the industrial revolution - that aspect was played up in the films, especially the Two Towers - namely that it reduced men to savage beasts amongst the furnaces.
 
2012-07-27 08:13:49 PM  

Ishkur: Already seen it..... it just finished.

Oh yeah, the Americans haven't.


Tell me there's no Coldplay.
 
2012-07-27 08:13:53 PM  
I bet Syria's going to bomb.
 
2012-07-27 08:13:58 PM  
It would be more cool if the NBC announcers would shut up.
 
2012-07-27 08:14:07 PM  

DamnYankees: Roook: NO SPOILERS PLEASE!

but I'm enjoying it so far.

Snape kills Gandalf.


with the TARDIS.
 
2012-07-27 08:14:16 PM  
The Sand People contingent is in force...
 
2012-07-27 08:14:30 PM  

midpoint: he Orcs were inspired by Tolkien's take on the industrial revolution - that aspect was played up in the films, especially the Two Towers - namely that it reduced men to savage beasts amongst the furnaces.


Yeah, I know all this.

WHERE IS SMEAGOL
 
2012-07-27 08:14:38 PM  
Sargeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Infantry
 
2012-07-27 08:14:43 PM  
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-07-27 08:14:46 PM  
Watching this with a not-quite-3-year-old is an experience.
 
2012-07-27 08:14:52 PM  

midpoint: cameroncrazy1984: DamnYankees: intelligent comment below: In memoriam of the 40th anniversary of the Munich kidnapping and murder of Israeli athletes, the Olympic games will... do absolutely nothing. Fark them.

Why would they comemorate a 40th anniversary of something?

Because Jews.

THE ONE RING!

he Orcs were inspired by Tolkien's take on the industrial revolution - that aspect was played up in the films, especially the Two Towers - namely that it reduced men to savage beasts amongst the furnaces.


This reminds me more of Metropolis.
 
2012-07-27 08:14:52 PM  
It's attack of the comically oversized rings
 
2012-07-27 08:15:04 PM  
Interpretive top hat dance
 
2012-07-27 08:15:20 PM  
So is Branagh playing every role in this thing? Im confused.
 
2012-07-27 08:15:30 PM  
Where's Sonic?
 
2012-07-27 08:15:31 PM  

Gosling: Repeat. We already had a ceremony. And a thread.


Hey, they had the Rumble in the Jungle at 4:00AM so it'd be on in prime time in the USA. We're all that matters, we are the center of the universe.

/sarcasm off
 
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