We interrupt this regularly scheduled What? Monday post to discuss what's happened so far at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
What did you think of the opening ceremony?
I liked parts of the opening, particularly Mr. Bean, but I could have done with some great British rock bands, like The Stones. And when Mary Poppins defeated Voldemort, I wanted Julie Andrews herself to fly in and beat the crap out of Ralph Fiennes. I mean smack him in the balls with her brolly.
The corgis were my favorite part, but the Queen parachuting in? Blah. Silly. I think the helicopter should have landed on the field and she could have stepped out and declared the games open and done it in a voice with some authority that communicated I AM QUEEN AND I CAN GO TO A TWENTY-HOUR CEREMONY WITHOUT EVER NEEDING TO PEE.
|Do you think she has a lady-in-waiting to give her a royal chin-hair plucking each morning?|
As for the lighting of the cauldron, William and Kate should have shared a kiss that would have set the entire stadium on fire.
I admit I was a bit moved that they dug up Paul McCartney and he managed to spit the dirt out of his mouth to get through "Hey Jude." (Joke stolen from Fran at http://ilurveenglish.blogspot.com/.)
I watched the games for a bit on Saturday and got so excited when the men's eight won their rowing heat so they could go to the finals that the dogs got a bit upset and gathered round me with those concerned looks dogs are so good at getting.