Olympic opening ceremony WTF

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In The Guardian Olympic opening ceremony will recreate countryside with real animals
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A village cricket team, 12 horses, 10 chickens, 70 sheep, a model of Glastonbury Tor, two mosh pits and the largest harmonically tuned bell in the world are among the sights that will greet the world when the curtain comes up on the London Olympics, it has been revealed.

The surreal vista of a "green and pleasant land", with giant maypoles representing the symbols of the four nations of the UK around which children will dance, is the scene for the opening sequence of Danny Boyle's £27m opening ceremony extravaganza.
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Either this is a wind up or Seb Coe is doing a lot of Charlie.
 
#2
No five gold rings and a peasant stuck up a tree?
 
#3
I hope he's thought to include a mini Footlocker and some looters.
 
#4
Did I just see the figure of £27m just now?

£27m for an erstaz 'village fete'. The Hundred Years War cost less than that.
 
#5
I think the people in charge of the Olympics have lost it. The thing looks like a Teletubbies set. They have no idea.....they make the shittest logo ever.....they get some immigrant to design and build a tower that looks like it should be in a scrap yard and now this. I don't think they live in the real world. Oh and all the stuff is made in China, so its not bringing a great amount of revenue to the UK.
 

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As I have said previously on a similar thread; the only thing about the whole Olympic fuckasco that gave me any pleasure was the simultaneous broadcast from Paris when all the frogs heard 'LONDON' and not Paris. The only thing that could possibly have improved on that would have been a slight pause and ... 'Nah, only joking it's PARIS!!!!!'
 
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#10
Well I don't give a fuck as I have tickets to the womens beach vollyball - true!! Nothing else, put in for shooting and allsorts of stuff, shitting myself incase i got it all and couldn't pay for it and ended up with the best :)
 
#11
27million and then the gubment tell us to curb our spending in these hard times.
You really couldn't make this shit up!
 
#12
27million and then the gubment tell us to curb our spending in these hard times.
You really couldn't make this shit up!
It's worse than you think: " In all, the ceremonies will cost £81m – a figure that doubled from the original budget" (Grauniad).

It is bound to fail, imho. It's supposed to be an 'all inclusive' depiction of modern Britain. But it looks more like the equivalent of one of those tartan tins the Jocks put shortbread in.

It's a fine landscape for patronising yokels, but it's going to look pretty stupid when Boyle introduces the inevitable Slumdog dance tribute to our Asian friends, sending hordes of Bradfordians leaping about all over it.

Place your bets now.

Alan Titmarsh will emerge from somewhere on the set at some point 7/2

Andrew Lloyd Webber will lead a choir of deaf orphans singing a tribute to his latest production 3/1

Da Beatles will rise up on a stage in the shape of a yellow Astute class submarine (sponsored by BAE Systems) 5/1

Gary Barlow will emote a new tribute pop-hymn to Gloriana 4/1

The Massed Pearly Kings of Neasden will lead a tattoo of soap stars singing "We'll meet again" 100/1 (will upset the Germans)
 
#13
Well I don't give a fuck as I have tickets to the womens beach vollyball - true!! Nothing else, put in for shooting and allsorts of stuff, shitting myself incase i got it all and couldn't pay for it and ended up with the best :)
Suddenly I'm taken with the glory of it, reminds me of perhaps the finest moments of the Bush Presidency.

At least from his point of view.
 
#14
The mind boggles.....
The Pub Landlord (Al Murray) said "Olympics, gonna be a bit shit."
I genuinely hope that it does work and looks stunning but I have a sinking feeling Al will be right.
 
#16
Looks like they used the Revamped Leicester Square planners, £27M....someone's taking teh piss!
 
#17
After the games are over, and everyone has f*cked off home.... what then? Another pile of unusuable sports venue just like in the Athens Games from a few years ago. Perhaps they will be rented out as pitches for the Dale Farmers.....!!
 
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#20
Thank fuck I am not a sports fan!
The opening shit pit will look like something Gerry Anderson built 30 years ago!
At 81 million it would have been cheaper to fly the entire audience 1st class to a park
in the lake district!
Seb Cunt should be be kicked to death by blind donkeys for wasting cash we haven't got
on such a fucking pile of crap!
 

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