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Show Of Hands July 28th, 2012 12:00am

Did you like the London Olympics opening ceremony?

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08/03/12 11:15 am

I loved it all. The bucolic first part displayed their cultural basis, and then they brought in that magnificent Industrial Revolution section. They really showed just how British culture and innovation affects the world.

paul61 Arizona
07/31/12 2:06 pm

ABC carried the games for a long time, perhaps it should change to a rotation. ABC gets the next 2 summer and winter games, then Fox, then NBC. No more multi-year lock ups

paul61 Arizona
07/31/12 2:04 pm

I liked it but I think a different carrier should be allowed to provide it in the future. The IOC should look at how it is offered up. Why should the games be censored? Censorship are not a value of the games. NBC-U is not showing the games in their true spirit.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/31/12 7:39 am

@komms: Socialist because they were taking care of their children with good healthcare.

07/31/12 6:41 am

A little on the boring side, it was really beautiful though.

07/30/12 9:56 pm

I'm so disgusted with NBC for not airing the tribute for the victims of the 7/7 terrorist attack. They later said it was because it "wasn't tailored to US audience". I wish they'd catch more crap for doing that.

DB1984 Pennsylvania
07/30/12 1:45 pm

It was the Dumbest Opening that I have ever seen .

coachgeorge95 Texas
07/30/12 12:41 pm

Komms, Cowboys Stadium has been sold out numerous times, including the Super Bowl and all Dallas Cowboys home games, to name a few.

KommsWife Indiana
07/30/12 11:39 am

Simply the great event I've seen in a long long time

KommsWife Indiana
07/30/12 11:38 am

I was too busy watching the Restoring Love event in Dallas Texas. First time ever the cowboys stadium has been sold out

yesmaam socal
07/29/12 11:20 pm

It was kinda boring and lame; especially some of the outfits...

cairo2 UVM
07/29/12 10:02 pm

Not sure how you couldn't, it had just about everything you could want - start with history of Britain, climax it with arguably the two largest central characters in British culture today in James Bond & the queen, and top it off with a great performance by one of the other top 5 central characters.

dabrat East Coast
07/29/12 9:31 pm

Loved the music - like times - sigh

madeit Houston Area
07/29/12 9:09 pm

Lovedxit. Britain's got it going on!

07/29/12 8:17 pm

the best part was hey Jude at the end :)

Nerdz Texas
07/29/12 7:52 pm

Yup I sure did, I watched it twice

14573 Scary Numbers
07/29/12 7:25 pm

I liked it. They were smart enough to realize that they couldn't match china's boom factor so they went down a different path and decided to extol the greatest parts if their country and show how important Britain has really been. Also for all of you idgi-ing it wasn't very deeply concealed messages

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/29/12 6:04 pm

@bturney: oh, no! Did the kids and doctors scene make your blood boil?! Not national healthcare!! Anything but coverage for all!!!!

07/29/12 3:46 pm

I only watched it to see jk rowling read out of peter pan and it doesn't seem like the queen is happy much less impressed with anything.

07/29/12 1:04 pm

The best part was the industrial revolution and mr. bean
Oh and the Corgis <3

07/29/12 1:00 pm

It's hard to top Beijing that was an intimidating display. And besides that London did a great job after all each country has its own ideas and to try and top the one before it in the same manner is pointless ( and impossible) as each country has different things to offer

Joshtheman New York
07/29/12 12:55 pm

I think it was stupid Beijing was better

SassyCass Montrose, MI
07/29/12 9:31 am

I thought that most of it was boring and confusing. The actors seemed a little cheesy and I found myself waiting for something to actually happen.

Dream Hogwarts
07/29/12 9:26 am

I didn't like it. I only watched until 11:15 ish when the USA came out.

07/29/12 8:51 am

Somewhat Socialistic message... But it was good..

07/29/12 8:24 am

I don't think anyone will ever outdo China's opener.

07/29/12 8:22 am

The U.S. media keeps blabbering about how the queen looked. Hell, she's 86 years old..She is a few months older than my dad and he can't sit still for very long. He has health problems and tires easily. She was probably tired & hurting..

07/29/12 8:15 am

Most Olympic opening ceremonies are boring. The angels on bikes was cool as hell, I SWORE the QUEEN was using a stand in for the helicopter scene (wrong? as usual) I loved the music (did they play Black Sabbath?) I could have done without the U.S. media's ignorant remarks though

barbearnj Dreaming of Banff
07/29/12 7:52 am

I was disappointed but I did like Mr. Bean and the Queen arriving by air lol. The sound system didn't do Sir Paul justice and that healthcare propaganda made me gag. They should have had a vignette of their old folks death panels!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/29/12 6:26 am

When I think of England, it's The Queen, James Bond, and oldies rock. They did not disappoint. There's no way they could top China, so it's good they didn't try and just seemed to have fun with it, and it was pretty spectacular. Costas and crew were even more annoying than I expected they'd be.

ajfrumkin Houston, TX
07/29/12 1:03 am

The best part is the stoning of Willard Mitt.

ashpash943 denver
07/29/12 12:58 am

Socialists trying to push their health care system. All the beds with NHC on them... Gag me

RebeccaL California
07/29/12 12:10 am

Loved it!! Mr. Bean is the best! still a stunning visual.

bobbj22 West Virginia
07/28/12 10:10 pm

China: amazingly precise performance. U.K.: hectic theatrical smorgasbord.

tsk California
07/28/12 9:57 pm

Haven't seen it but I will. Beijing set the bar pretty high tho.

giottoblu Connecticut
07/28/12 9:46 pm

They were funny and moving and beautiful and just FAB

07/28/12 9:20 pm

@fossilman, only if you perceive it that way. Perception is reality.
If you had an open mind, you would've looked past wether I have credibility, and see for yourself what I'm talking about, instead of pointing out what the common ignorant person would point out. Just saying

danger13 Indiana
07/28/12 9:11 pm

The best part was mr. Bean. Lmao

fossilman Youngstown, Ohio
07/28/12 8:58 pm

@endthefed I think your last sentence destroyed any credibility that your view had...

07/28/12 8:47 pm

It consisted of a whole smorgasbord of symbols and rituals involving the illuminati/the new world order.
For example, the mascots represent the all-seeing eye portrayed at the backside of the dollar.

Go ahead, ridicule me. Open-mindedness is the key to a higher state of mind. So boo-yah

07/28/12 8:41 pm

Ali's Parkinson's is a direct result of his boxing career.
The children's scene was to honor the author of Peter Pan who pledged all of its royalties to support the children's hospital.
BTW, it was one of the shortest opening productions.

chrismisen atlanta
07/28/12 8:10 pm

no, didnt watch. not one for waste of time artsy stuff.

teaparty Cleveland
07/28/12 7:56 pm

I liked the industrial revolution, but the electronic age was a little confusing.