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27 July 2012

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  1. London 2012: Beware billions bollocks. Ceremony to be huge TV hit, but not that huge « Sporting Intelligence

    This is needed for every major TV event. And this doesn’t even take into account that NBC in the US isn’t showing the opening ceremony live.

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    Pulp. Doing 'Common People'. Instead. Imagine.

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    My favourite bit was the other bits.

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    Oh god.

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    Brilliant: lots of people standing on Barbican balconies cheering and clapping :)

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    If I ever need any symbolism explained to death, I know who to call.

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    Sshhh: I do still wish David Tennant as Dr Who had run in with the torch.

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    Brian Blessed should have done that opening.

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    There is no chance of the energy in this speech going up unless there's a woman behind that podium a la Police Academy.

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    Clapping.

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    I so wish we could hear the music loud. It’s so knocked back compared to the wittering. Sorry, I’m a broken record, but really.

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    @kerryb I knew I’d forgotten a TLA!

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    @rex3000 Sleep well!

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    @Zoonie To be fair, they did add a correction a few seconds later.

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    Subtitles translate Trevor Nelson’s gibberish into even worse gibberish: “Notably they’re all over 6mm tall!”

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    @antimega Nearly all added to the playlist on June 22nd…! I think there might be spoilers…

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    NHS, CND, OMD, ELO.

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    I looked up when I heard "the flag bearer from The Fall". Oh, oh well: "Nepal".

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    Re-living the best tweets on Stellar.io while the hot people do the walking.

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    @harikunzru They don't like it up 'em!

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    If you're watching #2012OlympicCeremony & you love the #NHS RETWEET #welovetheNHS pic.twitter.com/iWh6yChw #Olympics #2012OlympicOpeningCeremony

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    I continued this celebration of British culture by complaining (about the BBC commentary). You can join in! bbc.co.uk/complaints/com…

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    @suegyford @tomskitomski I retuned especially, just before the ceremony!

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    @harikunzru *Everyone* else I'm following appears to disagree with you :)

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    @tobybarnes @tomskitomski On red button I only have the option of audio commentary, which is the opposite of what I want :)

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    Shocked, *shocked* that cyclists who jump all the lights have got arrested. That never usually happens!

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    @tomskitomski Apparently on the red button. I can't see it :(

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    @edwardhorsford @tobybarnes A retweet of @christhetech by @rex3000 which linked to the now-corrected current version.

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    Briefly, Trevor Nelson's Wikipedia page began with the truth: en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti… #openingceremony #bbc

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    Here come the athletes. Time to upgrade to Mountain Lion.

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    Wrong logos airbrushed out of the torch montage. #openingceremony

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    WWW!

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    Man/ape kiss! Equality!

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    @Zoonie Inevitable!

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    Fuck off Trevor Nelson! #openingceremony #bbc

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    Jetpack!

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    @secretbean Jesus, no pressure! :)

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    Apparently the red button has commentary-free coverage. Buggered if I can find it. #openingceremony #bbc

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    Huw Edwards, Hazel Irving, Trevor Nelson: ruining events everywhere. #openingceremony #bbc

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    @suegyford brilliant!

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    Searching 'NBC' on twitter right now shows many unhappy Americans.

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    @suegyford You've made it?!

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    Do the Blue Peter theme!

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    @AnnieFeighery Oh... Huge private security co who got the contract to do Olympic security and screwed it up...

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    @macintosh Well done, awesome!

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    There was going to be a G4S guy holding the flag too but he didn't turn up.

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    Go on, give us a smile your Maj!

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    !

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    @memespring Good job it's not a history lesson then :)

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    @edwardhorsford Awesome! If only I could work out how to use it....

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    Huw Edwards on the spoilers there. #openingceremony #bbc

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    God, someone tell these people who keep talking during the show to go outside. #openingceremony #bbc

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    Huw: shut up!

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    Sitting extra close.

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    :)

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    @paulpod Yeahhh... But I almost feel that in 2012 that's the right-on equivalent of wanting Annie Lennox to be playing.

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    @Zoonie Yeahhh... But I almost feel that in 2012 that's the right-on equivalent of wanting Annie Lennox to be playing.

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    That would only have been better if he'd sung 'Thatcher Fucked the Kids'.

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    @wonderlandblog I don't care much about the sport but this ceremony looks like it'll be nuts :)

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    Brilliant. Frank Turner. Happy.

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    @rex3000 Wassup!?

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    Red Arrows out the back window!

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    Helicopters in the sky, Critical Mass cheering their way down Beech Street.

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    @irvinebrown *waves Britishly*

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    @suegyford Mary's not back until tomorrow so she might not have seen it either, if that's any consolation.

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    @suegyford Oh poo :( I will record it!

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    Recharging the Olympic iPad, retuning the Olympic Freeview, wondering which Olympic pizza to heat up, wishing @alexbalfour2012 the best.

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    @designswarm I just realised the time. GO!

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    @blech I was on board until “most Londoners know there’s really only one place to do their shopping: Paris.”

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    Ages ago I got a few anonymous emails containing only of maps and mystical images. Now I’ve received one full of dozens of photos of frogs.

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    Pulp. Doing 'Common People'. Instead. Imagine.

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    Mark it well, the moment the world split into two - those who need tv commentary Vs those who get it off twitter

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    my shopping list: light-up duvet, glowing bike wings, underworld CDs, LEDs next to sofa, gold armpit patches

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    There is no chance of the energy in this speech going up unless there's a woman behind that podium a la Police Academy.

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    Can't help but think Ovett would have done this bit quicker

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    In fairness, a celebration of everything British wouldn't really be complete without a Tory MP publicly disgracing himself.

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    i have to say, twitter is great this evening. it's nice when we all sit and watch the same thing. <3

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    This is great - @NME has put out a Spotify playlist of the #olympicceremony soundtrack so far spoti.fi/OVg11g

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    Since Nurse Kate had her account suspended, her picture, should it disappear: #nhs

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    Beckham — I'm on a BOAT!

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    our ceremony: the NHS. lesbian kisses. punk. grime. CND. the inventor of the world wide web. humour. GREAT GREAT BRITAIN.

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    "And after Dizzee Rascal, right, the house LIFTS UP, and Tim Berners-Lee is just sitting there, yeah, sending some emails. NAILED IT"

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    This could only get better if Pirate Wogan came on. HOLD TIGHT

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    We invented Grime and the Internet! Is there nothing we can't do?

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    I think this might be the last episode of The Invisibles

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    I would love to cut to a family, open mouthed , in Lithuania right now

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    Apparently we invented everything, including montages, megamixes, laughter, music, thumbs, jam, The Jam, girls, tramps

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    The world right now is thinking, “What? What the fuck?” and Britian says, “This! This the fuck!”

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    For anyone struggling to keep up, the giant dark forces destroying the NHS represent giant dark forces destroying the NHS.

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    @mala I’m thinking Jerry Cornelius at this point

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    Judi Dench has let herself go.

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    London is becoming a fortress; an army of volunteer observers now cover the city, scanning the skies for enemy aircraft

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    Tube platform announcer just cut off Boris recording with a "Yeah, thanks Boris." Huge cheer all along the platform.