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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    Quote Originally Posted by HalloweenJack View Post
    and how many `muslim` countries had female flag carriers AND not wearing headscarves!
    Why should the females do the hard work when men can and should do it ? They are muslim women, that's why they wear headscarves. All Muslim girls do it.

    I found the opening ceremony boring and pathetic apart from the Bond and Mr. Bean parts. The music through the decades and the texting and what not bit was
    And, what was Danny Boyle trying to suggest with the white woman with a Black african husband and mixed kids ???? Very distasteful
    And, weren't there any better bands than Arctic Monkeys? Their music was rubbish! U2 or Foo fighters could have bene hired.

    I was amazed at how many pretty stunning female athletes there were. Loryn Franco from Paraguay God! There are so many beautiful people in the world and so many countries as well!

    The Sydney and Beijing ones were much much nicer.
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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    And, what was Danny Boyle trying to suggest with the white woman with a Black african husband and mixed kids ???? Very distasteful
    Can you explain what's distasteful about it? That's hardly an unusual situation in the UK.

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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    That cannot spell, and it's normally you.
    If you are going to have a dig, at least make sure it's delivered better than a 5 year old could do.
    Bitter kid you are. carry on

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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Can you explain what's distasteful about it? That's hardly an unusual situation in the UK.
    I agree with Kal... you best explain that one pls.
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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    lol, I think there was a little sarcasm going on

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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    Quote Originally Posted by fuddam View Post
    lol, I think there was a little sarcasm going on

    For the users sake i hope so

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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    I thought it was brilliant - especially Her Maj and James Bond free-falling in! Absolutely superb!

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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    I liked half and didn't like half

    The Arctic Monkeys were a disappointment, not a fan of them and was sad to think that that was the best they could do.

    The whole texting thing was like a cheap channel 4 soap. But the different music (especially Queen) was good. Pity the Queen couldn't smile a bit more lol. She looked bored out of her mind.
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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    And, weren't there any better bands than Arctic Monkeys? Their music was rubbish! U2 or Foo fighters could have bene hired.
    Neither U2 nor the Foo Fighters are British...

    Overall, I thought it was a good show, in spite of the Daily Fail's racist attempt to decry it, here,and the Washington Post's claims it was boring, which just showed up the writer's ignorance...

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    Well they happily played a few U2 songs during the show so I still don't see why they got the arctic monkeys.
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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    There's a difference between playing live and a backing track to a parade...

    I'm not saying Arctic Monkeys were the best choice...

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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    I'm not a fan of the Arctic Monkeys either. Mind you, I thought Paul McCartney sounded awful too! (I still thought the ceremony was excellent, overall, though!)

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    I can't stand Paul to be honest and listening to his awful racket at the end of the ceremony only reinforced this. Would have been much better to have Florence and the Machine or some other good British group instead.
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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    I can't stand Paul to be honest and listening to his awful racket at the end of the ceremony only reinforced this. Would have been much better to have Florence and the Machine or some other good British group instead.
    Musically, Underworld ft. Evelyn Glennie stole the show.

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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    That is true, it was brilliant! Reminded me of the ole days in the nightclub when born slippy came on.

    However rather than using Paul and focusing on the past (he ain't that good tbh) they should have picked a new or current big British group/singer.

    Also why were Muse not there? They do the Olympic song and don't show up for the opening ceremony. Not amused.
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    Re: Comments on the opening ceremony...

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    Also why were Muse not there? They do the Olympic song and don't show up for the opening ceremony. Not amused.
    Maybe they thought another asteroid was on the way to destroy the stadium?

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