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.
You're too funny, I loved the MIchael Phelps joke. I watched the opening ceremony too, my favorite part were the dogs and Daniel Craig. I missed sir Paul, I thought the whole thing was a little too long, though I liked the reenactments. :)ReplyDelete
It was pretty darn long. I recorded it so I could zip through the commercials and the entries of most of the countries.Delete
OK, That cracked me up. I'd actually watch if it were any where near as entertaining as this post!ReplyDelete
Bits of it were entertaining. Mr. Bean playing with the London Symphony Orchestra on Chariots of Fire was a riot.Delete
you know, i still havent had the chance to watch the re-run due to the time difference and all. but the swimming events look interesting with the chinese swimmer making headlines.ReplyDelete
Have the Olympics started yet? I would like to know so I can enjoy not watching them.ReplyDelete
Be happy, Coffey. You're not missing anything as far as I can tell. I'll let you know if anything happens.Delete
I must be one of the few not watching, I guess. You make it sound more interesting than it actually is--ROFL! Don't pick on Paul, though. I still love those Beatles...well, the two that are left. ;)ReplyDelete
Hey, I openly admitted that I stole that joke from Fran. It's her fault.Delete
Person At Fault speaking. I love the Beatles too. But not so much that I can't spot a singing corpse when I see one.Delete
Fran, You are too funny. I'm jealous.Delete
LOL, I've just watched clips of the opening...so far I've managed to avoid the rest!ReplyDelete
It just gets to be too much, doesn't it?Delete
I haven't been able to watch the Olympics yet but I LOVED this post!!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much, my dear fishducky.Delete
LOL< great post! :-) Thanks I needed a laugh!ReplyDelete
Then I'm very happy I could give you what you needed.Delete
Darn, I missed the opening ceremonies. Yeah, the queen does look a wee bit constipated. LOL!ReplyDelete
I think it's becoming a "regular" problem for her.Delete
Finally! You put a photo of yourself on your blog. The fact you called yourself the "queen" only added to the grin on my face.ReplyDelete
You #*$%@! I am the Queen of Grammar, not the Queen of Constipation.ReplyDelete
I didn't see the opening ceremony I was out doing stuff.......I would have liked to have seen it and when I hear about other people watching it I feel a little annoyed that I was to busy to watch it and didn't think to record it like my brother did..........ReplyDelete