Yes, it’s almost time for the SUMMER OLYMPICS!!!!
I love the opening and closing of the Games, but not for the reasons you may think. For me, the opening ceremony is not about the pageantry of the athletes. It’s about who can make the tackiest show!! I can honestly say the Barcelona Games were the least tacky in my opinion. The most? Los Angeles, 1984. BAR NONE!! C’mon…. 84 Baby Grand pianos coming out of the walls of the stadium while playing George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue will never be beat.
I do wonder what London has up its sleeve, though. Their choice of mascots, no matter the story that inspired them, gives me great pause. Perhaps it will surpass the ’84 ceremony. I know people aren’t too happy about what our athletes will be wearing, the design of which will only add to the tackiness of the show, in my opinion.
In any case, I shall be glued to the TV watching and laughing at the spectacle. I’ll probably need a bathroom break when Wenlock and Mandeville make their appearance:
Seriously, London?? I mean, I understand the lion has been a mascot, but y’all still had the bulldog!!
The anticipation is killing me. I hope it’ll last 😉
July 17th, 2012 at 11:49 AM
I know that there’s going to be this random farm thing going on for the opening cermony??!…..
July 17th, 2012 at 11:50 AM
July 17th, 2012 at 12:05 PM
I think they just beat Los Angeles 😀
July 17th, 2012 at 12:18 PM
I kid you not….
July 17th, 2012 at 1:18 PM
I am now hoping for a Spinal Tap “Stonehenge” redux 😉
July 17th, 2012 at 3:02 PM
Ha, so weird you mention spinal tap…. I had one yesterday….. seriously….. You must have known? x
July 17th, 2012 at 5:41 PM
Oh, I hope you are doing ok after that!! I’ve been there and got the T-shirt 😉
July 18th, 2012 at 3:46 AM
Yeah, just sore… taking a couple of days off work as I cannot move around easily…. Will go back tomorrow xx
July 18th, 2012 at 9:07 AM
I think you should take another day off to potter around the house 😉
July 18th, 2012 at 9:27 AM
Awwwww I would love to, but I only have a few more weeks to finish all my work…. 3rd Aug hand in, then officially qualify on the 10th Sept! eeeeeeek! I am also being fitted for my staff uniforms tomorrow!
Am currently writing stuff in my portfolio, I have to do loads of self reflection…. I hate this more than I hate geese (and I don’t like geese at all) 🙂 x
July 17th, 2012 at 3:07 PM
Wow. And I thought Atlanta’s little space-guy (whatever the heck that was) was weird! Those things just look like they’re begging to be put out of their misery. Hmmmm…perhaps we should tell the Ewok from a post or two back that they’re actually new clone-troopers?
July 17th, 2012 at 5:42 PM
HA! I don’t think the Ewoking Dead would stoop that low 😉
July 17th, 2012 at 6:24 PM
Nicely quoted there at the end. 🙂
July 17th, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Glad SOMEONE got it!!! 😆
July 17th, 2012 at 7:59 PM
“84 Baby Grand pianos coming out of the walls of the stadium while playing George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue will never be beat.”
I’m sure something featuring Lady Gaga could beat it. Nothing’s tackier than Lady Gaga.
London’s mascots have one huge eye, symbolic of the plethora of surveillance cameras posted all over the city. Big Brother is watching you.
July 17th, 2012 at 8:00 PM
You know, it IS rather creepy….
The blue one looks like it wet its pants 😉
July 18th, 2012 at 12:57 AM
It cannot wet its pants if it has no man-bits, Ms.Aggie.
Certainly a trait shared by virtually all alledgedly male members of parliament . . .
July 18th, 2012 at 12:09 AM
July 18th, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Had the Britons chosen the British Bulldog as their olympic mascot in place of those . . . things . . . the hajis – ever offended – would burn londonistan to the ground.
Instead of the CHAVs this time.
And just WHO is representing the US? Metrosexual fugitives from a made in china yacht club for air france flight attendants?
But that is what they dress like . . .
Will never again watch anything on NBC – N[othing] B[ut] C[rap] – not since they had pundits repeatedly call American Soldiers and Marines bloodthirsty mercinaries and not fire them.
But I take personal insults a might personal . . . crazy, right?
I did jump out of perfectly good airplanes just to be surrounded when I hit the ground . . .
July 18th, 2012 at 9:06 AM
That’s probably the most apt description evah!!
July 18th, 2012 at 4:22 PM
Duz this meanz I winz teh interwebz today, Ms.Aggie . . .?
I got all the tubes hooked onto the bed of the pick up truck, even if al gore does not approve of what I am doing with his internet or the carbon footprint.
I reminded him I have an extensive surplus of carbon credits, having taken them from the insurgents I had confirmed overseas . . .
And realizing the jig was up, he cried.
But I dried his tears – with an industrial hair dryer – and lifted his spirits – if only I had a trebuchet – and told him the Man-Bear-Pig would make a better olympic mascot.
If not teh interwebz, can I haz cheezburgerz . . .?
July 18th, 2012 at 5:47 PM
Real cheeseburgers, with bacon if you’d like 😉
July 18th, 2012 at 7:36 PM
I will have the double super Chuck Norris / John Wayne / Clint Eastwood cheeseburger, please. Medium well, iceburg lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions – diced – American cheese, Kaiser roll. No sauce.
Super fries and a Coca-Cola, too. Heinz 57 – read: real – ketchup.
I shall set about designing my trebuchet whilst enjoying such Americana righteous awesome goodness . . .
The gorical is going to get some guilt-free frequent flyer miles.
“Are you ‘thore thi’ss is muth’a ea’rth friendly . . .?”
Yes I am . . .
July 19th, 2012 at 8:51 AM
KAISER roll??? 😉
July 19th, 2012 at 2:06 PM
Kaiser rolls do not fall apart like hamburger buns . . . they offer hearty texture and body to compliment your Americana goodness.
Should you ever visit new york – emphasis on VISIT, then return to the free world, emphasis on TEXAS – go to the New York Burger Company . . . they are the home of Chuck Norris / John Wayne / Clint Eastwood burgers and taste like freedom.
New York used to be free, you know . . . yes, I would laugh with you right now, Ms.Aggie . . . but I am stuck here.
New York Burger Company
303 Park Avenue South
23d Street – eastside of Park Ave
New York, NY 10010
July 19th, 2012 at 3:34 PM
They look like Cycloptic walking sperms. Or, perhaps, they represent the mis-shapen teefusses that the British Isles are so renowned for having in abundance?
I, too, am loathe to watch not only the Oh!-lympics, but anything broadcast on the New Boshevik Corporation. Unfortunately, the spousal unit and Teh Princess are going to be in Londonistan and other EUnuchistani cities during the first week of the games, so I will be forced to record ungodly sums of hours of Bob “Obama’s Taint-Licker” Costas spewing his self-important bullshit and those insufferable, mind-numbing “human interest” stories about how 95% of the athletes overcame being born with no hands, no feet, spinal curvature, malaria, denge fever and the heartbreak of gingivitis, only to pull victory from the jaws of defeat after being inspired to greatness by the election of Teh Won.
July 20th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
This is why there’s a mute button 😉
Yeah, it ticks me off to watch anything on that network, but in this case, I will drink a beer before the festivities to make it more palatable.
July 20th, 2012 at 9:07 AM
It’ll take straight grain alcohol injected directly into my cerebral cortex to make watching Bob Colostomas even remotely “palatable”. Give me a shout and we can be “drinking buddies” and lend each other support. 🙂
July 20th, 2012 at 9:11 AM
Wow, that’s hardcore!!