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07-27-12, 09:56 PM #1
Olympics opening ceremony feature humorous British references, including sheep, a sheepdog, and a tribute to universal healthcareThe dizzying production somehow managed to include a flock of sheep (plus busy sheepdog), the Sex Pistols, Lord Voldemort, the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a suggestion that the Olympic Rings were forged by British foundries during the Industrial Revolution, the seminal Partridge Family reference from “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” some rustic hovels, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” and a bunch of dancing nurses and bouncing sick children on huge hospital beds in a paean to the National Health Service.
07-28-12, 01:07 AM #2
My favorite bits were the pastoral England to Industrial Revolution, the James Bond and Queen Elizabeth II skit, and the Rowan Atkinson appearance. I'm a huge fan of Atkinson.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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07-28-12, 02:51 AM #3
Thought it was presently good, and not the embarrassment I dreaded.To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
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