London 2012 Olympics

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  1. steve1

    steve1 SS.org Regular

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    A place to discuss all things Olympics.

    In a few hours we'll find out whether the opening ceremony will be the massive flop that us miserable British believe it will be. I saw a snippet of the dress rehearsal last night on tv, my family all looked at eachother and burst out laughing.

    But putting the surrounding bullshit aside, I'm looking forward to watching a load of sport.
     
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    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    Really impressed with the ceremony, you brits are just too pessimistic for your own good:)

    Personally pissed about the swedish uniforms. Where most countries chose to bring out domestic design, Sweden outsourced it to China:noway:
    Looks like goddamm rugby uniforms...
     
  3. Varcolac

    Varcolac Frets? What frets?

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    It was OK, interspersed with awesome.

    Mike Oldfield, fuck yeah. LSO does Vangelis with Rowan Atkinson on keys, motherfuck yeah. Pink Floyd's Eclipse as a closing song? Hell to the motherfucking yeah.

    McCartney and the Arctic Monkeys? Meh.

    Overall though, Danny Boyle essentially created an ode to all the things that this government wants to destroy (social welfare, immigration, multi-culturalism, lesbians), using their money. Well played. The man's balls must be titanic.
     
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    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    Well, Rowan Atkinson on a key:lol:

    Fucking awesome:yesway:
     
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    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    I agree with varc.
    The awesome parts were very awesome.

    Also, as an american of course I am accustomed to hearing God Save the Queen sung with very different lyrics. Oh the irony. But as I listened, I realized that the melody carried the power of that song.

    In the global spirit of the olympics, here's to hoping that one day the world will have one anthem and it will have no words.

    Cheers guys!
     
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    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    They put a fucking commercial over the SexPistols.

    Now I just wanna break something.
     
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    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    Public service TV, no commercials:fawk:
     
  8. Genome

    Genome Wrex. Shepard.

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    Very proud Brit right now!

    It was really awesome, with a couple of duff bits as mentioned. But mostly brilliant.

    Danny Boyle's middle finger to the Tories for most of it was hilarious, especially the NHS section.
     
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    I didn't see it in the end, glad to hear it wasn't an embarrassment!

    Anyone looking forward to any particular events? I'm hoping to catch the cycling road race tomorrow, see if Wiggins can stay on form after his Tour de France win, I think the plan is to push Cavendish to victory though
     
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    I loved the opening ceremony, Rowan Atkinson made it 100x more amazing.
     
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    Loved it! Made me very proud to be British! ...not that I wasn't anyway :D
     
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    Sebastian Poland CEO / RHLC ©

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    Didn't see the opening ceremony :(
    But I plan to watch a lot of Basketball! go Team USA!
     
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    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    Loved the opening ceremony. Was much better than I expected. Don't give a damn about the sports though. :lol:
     
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    team GB really need to start making their move now in the cycling road race or it's all over...come on!
     
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    The Reverend GHETTO KING OF SWAG

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    I wish I could watch the Olympics. I've loved them since I was a kid, and these are actually the first summer games I won't be able to veg out and enjoy since '92.

    I'm still holding out for Houston, Texas to host them someday. :rofl:
     
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    Loved the opening ceremony, was extra cool considering that it happened 15 minutes' drive away from me. Rowan Atkinson was definitely my highlight, along with Tim Berners-Lee (which, surprisingly enough, my dad predicted). Jolly good show!
     
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    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    didn't see the opening but look forward to my wife turning it to gymnastics and making me watch...or not looking forward.
     
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    I have 3 friends and mentors shooting in the Olympics this year:
    Jamie Gray: Helped teach me to shoot rifle. Placed 5th in Standing yesterday, has a second chance at placing with the upcoming 3 position.

    SFC Szarenski: My pistol coach. Very talented shooter, and earned the title of best pistol shooter in the world last year.

    SSG McPhail: I have known him the shortest of the 3, but he also helped teach me rifle.

    also, SFC Olson will be competing in the Paralympics this year. I always had conversations with him about whatever subjects were on our minds. Really nice guy.

    All 4 of them are part of the USAMU (United States Army Marksmanship Unit) which is housed at Pool Complex, a shooting complex 10 minutes away from where I live.
     
  20. Murmel

    Murmel Fapping to J-rock

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    Did anyone see the Japan-Spain football game a few days ago? Totally did not expect Japan to win :lol:

    The Japanese ladies seem to be doing well also, won 2 matches so far. They dominated Sweden yesterday, hadn't it been for our goalkeeper it probably would've ended 7-0.
     

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