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12 August 2012

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  • philgyford’s avatar

    The opening ceremony was the most surprising, delightful and inspiring show I've seen, followed by a really fun and eye-opening two weeks.

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    What on Earth did Elton John already have in his diary for tonight?

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    It's barely *my* generation Roger.

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    In fairness, I suppose most of the music was contemporary in that it was from the period since the previous London Olympics.

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    @russelldavies When's @radioroundabout ?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    "Thank you to those who gave up their allotments."

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @russelldavies Oh definitely. He's just showing them up for the imposters they are.

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    @anneshewring Maybe this is what their NHS is like?

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    @russelldavies This guy was actually a bin man though I think.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    All the athletes from the sitting down sports must be tired after all this standing.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @stml Which ceremony are you organising? 2016? 2020? I can't even imagine…

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    mrchrisaddison’s avatar

    We're so good when we're laughing at ourselves. Oh. Muse are on.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Well that bit was very silly and British, which is good.

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    Did the commentators also say "the originators of girl power" during the suffragettes bit in the opening ceremony?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    You know what would be just right? A surprise appearance by Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox.

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    @russss Can't play that easily through my TV unfortunately though (our TV computer is too old for iPlayer etc to play).

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Better to remain silent and thought a Trevor Nelson, than to speak out and remove all doubt.

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    @Zoonie I think I tweeted something about how bad the opening ceremony would have been if it had been Annie Lennox, Elton John, etc...

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    LouLouK’s avatar

    I spend 2 weeks cheering on fit and healthy athletes and you give me flipping supermodels???????

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    Lennox. I knew it.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Oh but God no really, making Lennon's head?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    If you're going to have Lennon doing 'Imagine' anywhere, it should be in front of people from every country and shown around the world.

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    Mr Diack picks up all the bunches of flowers by the heads of the flowers. Weird.

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    @spaceboy Who should it be? Vote now!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    They should have got a Spotify subscription.

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    @stml What happens if we cast the right spell now…?

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    @infovore They should be worn for brainstorming workshops.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @ianbetteridge Because I really hope and want it to get better. And the Olympics have taught me to never give up :)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @Zoonie Budget/time has nothing to do with it.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Show, don't tell.

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    @dracos Ha ha, you're so funny! (And I'm not even a Beatles fan.)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    And then the whole of Britain woke up, and it was like the previous two weeks had never happened.

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    That Batman and Robin will look very odd to foreigners.

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    Why have they covered everything in printouts of ebooks?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    The portentous voiceover on this BBC montage sounds like someone failing to do a serious version of funny Tom Baker voiceovers.

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    Oh Lordy. The BBC have the same bloody commentators back for the closing ceremony. Just when I thought Britain had become a better place.

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    BBC's gold-winning montage creators risk everything by over-egging a long Olympic sequence with a syrupy cover of 'Imagine'.

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    @antimega Life advice from people who spent years working really hard at something but never achieved it would probably be more interesting.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @antimega Yeah, and it's only people who (a) had a dream and (b) achieved it, who bang on about it being possible.

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    @chrislunch You are a fine example to all those who thought such a dream was unrealistic. Anything is possible!

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    @tomtaylor Yes! And I can achieve it! Can't wait!

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    @matlock I think I need to put some more thought into my choice of goals.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    "If you have a goal in life, you can achieve it." Excellent. All I need now is a goal.

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    @mildlydiverting I'm about to get a tube and bus. If you haven't exercised by the time I reach my destination I'll be *very* disappointed!

    City of London, England, United Kingdom

  • philgyford’s avatar

    The truck at the front with tiered seating facing backwards for the photographers looks so funny.

    City of London, England, United Kingdom

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    Round the corner, waiting for the Olympic marathon men.

    City of London, England, United Kingdom

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  • benterrett’s avatar

    Dad: "Seb Coe. They'll let him park where he likes after this."

  • mrchrisaddison’s avatar

    We're so good when we're laughing at ourselves. Oh. Muse are on.

  • simonblackwell’s avatar

    This is like the Brit Awards fucked It’s A Knockout.

  • benterrett’s avatar

    Of course the athletes love it. They haven't been out for four years.

  • gsvoss’s avatar

    2 weeks of brave beautiful amazing female athletes and presenters and now Russell Brand and totty in scanties. WOMEN, KNOW YOUR PLACE

  • chriskeene’s avatar

    OH in perfect curve office: so what we do right is this we get Bowie, Kate bush, pink floyd. "they all said no" "ok what we do instead..."

  • dreamboatslim’s avatar

    @kpunk99 "Imagine there's no countries" sings john lennon floating above an enormous union jack made from people waving flags

  • sizemore’s avatar

    Sounds like we just rebooted the island back to factory settings.

  • matlock’s avatar

    I wish the BBC would have let Adam Curtis do one montage. Mogwai, Phil Spector, Helvetica, footage from Watergate…

    Brighton and Hove, England, United Kingdom

  • pkelso’s avatar

    RT @SimonNRicketts: Imagine being this Olympic volunteer. And then this happens. bit.ly/ToTb6N >> Contender for moment of the Games