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louie
12th August 2012, 19:54
Should be some decent music and the Spice Girls.

SimonMac
12th August 2012, 19:59
Unless its this Mel B I am not watching

http://images.wikia.com/boselecta2/images/9/98/Bo20selecta20mel20b726550.jpg

bless 'em all
12th August 2012, 20:07
Crap so far ..... and here's the Ginger in place of the Queen ..... even she can't be arsed with it. :ohwell

louie
12th August 2012, 20:09
Crap so far ..... and here's the Ginger in place of the Queen ..... even she can't be arsed with it. :ohwell

She's probably going to come on stage as one of the Spice Girls.

bless 'em all
12th August 2012, 20:10
Crap so far ..... and here's the Ginger in place of the Queen ..... even she can't be arsed with it. :ohwell

Cancel that .... Madness :happy

OwlHoot
12th August 2012, 20:11
If Jedward appear that'll be the last straw :suicide:

Paddy
12th August 2012, 20:11
Just muted the sound...

OwlHoot
12th August 2012, 20:14
Seems OK, although the music is rather anodyne and uninspiring.

But whatever one's opinion, one can be consoled by the thought of how much Morrissey must be suffering right now :laugh

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 20:21
If Jedward appear that'll be the last straw :suicide:

Thank god Ireland didn't win it.

Gentile
12th August 2012, 20:21
I thought that "Del Boy and Rodney" bit was going to be longer, with David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst actually playing their parts. So far, Madness has been the only bit worth watching.

louie
12th August 2012, 20:23
It isn't really working for me.

Gentile
12th August 2012, 20:24
No, not for me either. By this point in the Opening Ceremony I'd gone from "Disinterested Scot" to "Up for it Brit".

mudskipper
12th August 2012, 20:24
Ray Davies looking old.

MaryPoppins
12th August 2012, 20:25
I'm not even watching it. This thread has convinced me that's Ok.

alluvial
12th August 2012, 20:25
Ray Davies looking old.

Sounding old too

Gentile
12th August 2012, 20:27
Jesus, they've rotated back to the opening act now. I didn't know who the hell she was the first time.

Gentile
12th August 2012, 20:29
I'm not even watching it. This thread has convinced me that's Ok.

If there's a Dick Van Dyke rendition of Chim Chim Cher-ee we'll come and get you.

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 20:30
I'm a bit behind. Stomp and cars? Wtf is going on?

swamp
12th August 2012, 20:31
Jesus, they've rotated back to the opening act now. I didn't know who the hell she was the first time.

The BBC keep playing her music. But yes, I have no idea who she is either. That said I'm a bit behind on these things...

louie
12th August 2012, 20:32
Flags again, thought it was meant tp be a PARTY.

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 20:33
Where's the queen then? Is Blofeld holding her hostage?

BrilloPad
12th August 2012, 20:34
I am watching HIGNFY. I was going to switch over during the ads - but can't be bothered now.

bless 'em all
12th August 2012, 20:35
Some drunk's grabbed a microphone now. Bring on the Spice Girls!

louie
12th August 2012, 20:35
Where's the queen then? Is Blofeld holding her hostage?

She is performing with the Spice Girls, the real Posh Spice.

Gentile
12th August 2012, 20:37
By this point in the Opening Ceremony Her Maj and Daniel Craig had parachuted out of a helicopter. Just sayin'.

louie
12th August 2012, 20:38
Elbow, glad I missed their music, pretty dull.

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 20:40
One direction!!! FFS

Please God! Has anyone seen Cliphead!:emb

Malcolm Buggeridge
12th August 2012, 20:43
Elbow. How frikkin awful are they?

What a dirge.

mudskipper
12th August 2012, 20:43
No, not for me either. By this point in the Opening Ceremony I'd gone from "Disinterested Scot" to "Up for it Brit".

That's the point. This is designed to revert you to "Disinterested Scot".
Glad I didn't get tickets for this - tried a few times.

(I do like Elbow though)

mudskipper
12th August 2012, 20:44
Elbow. How frikkin awful are they?

What a dirge.

You more of a "One Direction" man?

BrilloPad
12th August 2012, 20:47
Seems to be more arse than elbow around. If there is any difference.

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 20:47
Is the fact that one of the faces on the Big Ben clock is stuck bugging anyone elses OCD? Brillo? Gentile?

louie
12th August 2012, 20:49
Odds on Ginger Spice wearing her Union Jack dress??

BrilloPad
12th August 2012, 20:49
Is the fact that one of the faces on the Big Ben clock is stuck bugging anyone elses OCD? Brillo? Gentile?

Sorry. I am stuck on HIGNFY. I tried BBC1 - but even the ads on Dave are better.

Malcolm Buggeridge
12th August 2012, 20:50
You more of a "One Direction" man?

No, they're awful and we haven't even had the Space Girls yet.

And they keep repeating the same songs!

mudskipper
12th August 2012, 20:50
Well they're replaying it all in case you missed the beginning.

louie
12th August 2012, 20:52
No, they're awful and we haven't even had the Space Girls yet.

And they keep repeating the same songs!

Yeah, a lot of creative thought gone into this, play 4 shit songs in a loop.

Paddy
12th August 2012, 20:53
Mmmm Ukraine girls. :tongue

swamp
12th August 2012, 20:53
More drummers now.

louie
12th August 2012, 20:54
More drummers now.

And some white rubic cubes, how exciting.

bless 'em all
12th August 2012, 20:59
Why are all the announcements in French then English? :confused:

Spacecadet
12th August 2012, 21:04
Why are all the announcements in French then English? :confused:

French is the official language of the Olympics

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 21:04
And some white rubic cubes, how exciting.

Looking like a good score in Tetris though.

And where's Bush?

louie
12th August 2012, 21:06
Looking like a good score in Tetris though.

And where's Bush?

Plenty of Bush there. I have a worrying feeling that the Spice Girls are supposed to be the highlight. :suicide:

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 21:10
Thought they'd dug up Freddie. Now a dead Beatle.

Can't wait for Will Young.

Malcolm Buggeridge
12th August 2012, 21:10
Plenty of Bush there. I have a worrying feeling that the Spice Girls are supposed to be the highlight. :suicide:

Well, at least the international audience will have switched off by then.

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 21:18
Could George Michael camp this up anymore?

Malcolm Buggeridge
12th August 2012, 21:19
Ah, Mr Michael. That's more like it.

By the way, what's white and slimey and slides down a toilet wall?

George Michael's latest release.

louie
12th August 2012, 21:20
Ah, Mr Michael. That's more like it.

By the way, what's white and slimey and slides down a toilet wall?

George Michael's latest release.

Is this the right venue for him to sing his new stuff?

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 21:21
Freedom. Good choice.

What is the rest of the dross he's doing.

fullyautomatix
12th August 2012, 21:24
Where the heck did they dig up George Michael from ?

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 21:25
The Who? Without the Who!!!

Outrageous

SimonMac
12th August 2012, 21:25
Where the heck did they dig up George Michael from ?

I dunno, but I hope he's not driving back to where ever they found him

Paddy
12th August 2012, 21:26
So many gay singers...

alluvial
12th August 2012, 21:27
Is this the parade of the sponsors now?

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 21:28
David Bowie! But no Bowie!!!

We get Kate moss and Naomi Campbell instead!

WTF is going on.

Malcolm Buggeridge
12th August 2012, 21:30
Then they tease us with lots of shots of Bowie down through the years making you think he's going to appear and all you get is an advertising hoarding on the back of a truck going round the stadium to the strains of Fashion.

louie
12th August 2012, 21:30
David Bowie! But no Bowie!!!

We get Kate moss and Naomi Campbell instead!

WTF is going on.

Lennox least she turned up.

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 21:31
Annie Is on!

Right.

I reckon Adam Ant will be on followed by Duran Duran doing Gold.

eek
12th August 2012, 21:33
David Bowie! But no Bowie!!!

We get Kate moss and Naomi Campbell instead!

WTF is going on.

David Bowie has Alzheimer's. I don't think it was made clear when he announced his retirement a couple of years back that was the reason.

alluvial
12th August 2012, 21:34
2/1 they finish with McCartney.
3/1 Elton john

eek
12th August 2012, 21:34
Annie Is on!

Right.

I reckon Adam Ant will be on followed by Duran Duran doing Gold.

Nah fatboy slim and one of Oasis (as they still aren't talking to each other).

louie
12th August 2012, 21:35
Nah fatboy slim and one of Oasis (as they still aren't talking to each other).

Nope it's some ginger haired student doing Pink Floyd

eek
12th August 2012, 21:36
Nope it's some ginger haired student.

Ed Sheeran. My order sheet is clearly wrong. Also Queen (well whats left) Jessie J and The Who. No Aylesbury based Prog rock tho (sorry MF).

louie
12th August 2012, 21:36
David Bowie has Alzheimer's. I don't think it was made clear when he announced his retirement a couple of years back that was the reason.

Is this true? Never heard that.

mudskipper
12th August 2012, 21:36
Nope it's some ginger haired student doing Pink Floyd

Ed Sheeran. My daughter is a fan.

eek
12th August 2012, 21:37
2/1 they finish with McCartney.
3/1 Elton john

What odds for the Who (with a CSI theme tune remix)

mudskipper
12th August 2012, 21:37
Is this true? Never heard that.

Me neither. :(

louie
12th August 2012, 21:38
Russell Brand now, JESUS CHRIST!!!!

mudskipper
12th August 2012, 21:39
JESUS CHRIST!!!!

Is he on too?

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 21:40
Rolling stones or Marillion.

**** me! Russell Brand. He's being booed though

alluvial
12th August 2012, 21:40
What odds for the Who (with a CSI theme tune remix)

Starting at 10/1 but shortening.

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 21:41
I bet Peter Hitchins has just choked on his sherry.

eek
12th August 2012, 21:41
Me neither. :(

Sorry to be the bearer of such news. I know but only because someone who would know mentioned it a while back plus there is no way he would have missed this unless he was too ill to attend.

Bunk
12th August 2012, 21:41
Nope it's some ginger haired student doing Pink Floyd

Zeity won't be happy.

Pondlife
12th August 2012, 21:42
Fat Boy!

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 21:43
Fat Boy!

Lol. Unreal! :rollin:

alluvial
12th August 2012, 21:44
Fat Boy!

The octopus is cool

Pondlife
12th August 2012, 21:45
Jessie who?

eek
12th August 2012, 21:46
Starting at 10/1 but shortening.

I take those odds. How much can I bet?

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 21:47
The Stones or Tom Jones?

louie
12th August 2012, 21:47
Jessie who?

Tiny nob now.

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 21:48
Tinie.

We getting Dizzie next?

Paddy
12th August 2012, 21:48
It seems the athletes are over the Moon as they have been give Lidle Chocolate Money

Bunk
12th August 2012, 21:48
If it's not about the money money money, why is she in a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead?

alluvial
12th August 2012, 21:50
I take those odds. How much can I bet?

House limit is now only down to one rep point

Pondlife
12th August 2012, 21:50
Are Rolls & BMW sponsors?

Paddy
12th August 2012, 21:51
If it's not about the money money money, why is she in a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead?


The makers of Rolls Royce, BMW are sponsors

Pondlife
12th August 2012, 21:51
Liam up soon I see.

eek
12th August 2012, 21:52
The Stones or Tom Jones?

Neither

swamp
12th August 2012, 21:55
Oh Dear. Spice Girls.

alluvial
12th August 2012, 21:55
Where's the dress?

fullyautomatix
12th August 2012, 21:56
Very Spicy!!!!!!!!

Pondlife
12th August 2012, 21:56
Some kids have to go to school tomorrow after their mums embarrassed themselves on TV..

alluvial
12th August 2012, 21:57
Boris getting down there

fullyautomatix
12th August 2012, 21:58
Posh looking sexy!

I would.

Bunk
12th August 2012, 21:58
Oh god, the Olympics are over, everything's shit again.

Malcolm Buggeridge
12th August 2012, 21:59
Space girls really supassed themselves for sheers awfulness there

Pondlife
12th August 2012, 21:59
Should be Noel! :ladybags:

Bunk
12th August 2012, 22:00
Couldn't they have got Noel instead?

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:01
Beady eyed twat

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:01
Subo next

Pondlife
12th August 2012, 22:03
Better. :o

alluvial
12th August 2012, 22:04
I want to see them shoot some bloke out of that cannon straight into boris

Bunk
12th August 2012, 22:04
Subo next

Snipers at the ready.

mudskipper
12th August 2012, 22:05
I want to see them shoot Russel Grant out of that cannon straight into boris

FTFY

alluvial
12th August 2012, 22:06
Eric, best so far!

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:06
Eric Idle. Brilliant. :laugh

Pondlife
12th August 2012, 22:07
Mmmmmm nuns

Malcolm Buggeridge
12th August 2012, 22:10
Eric Idle, fantastic :scapular

alluvial
12th August 2012, 22:10
"life's a piece of shit" sung at the closing ceremony. Classic!

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:10
Mmmmmm nuns

Lifes a piece of shit! Class

Fat lady singing

Bunk
12th August 2012, 22:11
Muse!! :music:

alluvial
12th August 2012, 22:11
They missed Boris though. :(

mudskipper
12th August 2012, 22:11
Muse!! :music:

Yeah, not sure about this song though.

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:12
We want elton!!!!

SimonMac
12th August 2012, 22:12
**** it, I am unashamed to say I am at least loving this bit of the Closing Ceremony!

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:13
Yeah, not sure about this song though.

Like this!

Pondlife
12th August 2012, 22:13
Muse!! :music:

One for the west country contingent.

Steady on Malc/Pachers/Gricer. And SB:D

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:14
Like this!

Freddie is back!!!!

louie
12th August 2012, 22:15
Muse are awful, Radiohead would have been infinitely better.

Bacchus
12th August 2012, 22:16
Freddie is back!!!!

to get a hundred thousand people singing along with you when you're dead!

amazing (c:

alluvial
12th August 2012, 22:16
Brian! Now we'll get some decent rock!

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:17
Freddie is back!!!!

Followed by Freddie. Nice lead in by Muse which was by far of the best

Pondlife
12th August 2012, 22:17
Not really

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:18
Brian! Now we'll get some decent rock!

Starfleet! Starfleet!

Malcolm Buggeridge
12th August 2012, 22:19
Jessie J on Freddy duties.

NO NO NO NO NO!!

Bunk
12th August 2012, 22:19
Far too much delay on her vocals.

mudskipper
12th August 2012, 22:20
Jessie J on Freddy duties.

NO NO NO NO NO!!

Think she's doing OK. Better her than a wannabe Freddie lookie likey.

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:21
Come on Jessie

(take that in a mo)

Pondlife
12th August 2012, 22:23
Baaaa

Pondlife
12th August 2012, 22:26
It's Boris time! :laugh

Edit: no speeches so no mention of Brazil being the 'haircut of choice'

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:26
Samba girls next :-)

swamp
12th August 2012, 22:29
Did anyone see Boris attempting a (piss-poor) joke by momentarily moving the flag away from Jack Rogge?

SimonMac
12th August 2012, 22:29
Just think two weeks ago the world thought we were rubbish at sport and great at music

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:29
So where is Prince William then?

eek
12th August 2012, 22:32
So where is Prince William then?

According to 1 paper on duty flying a search a rescue helicopter. There's a separate rumour Prince Philip is unwell again but I'm going for the former rather than the latter.

Bunk
12th August 2012, 22:32
Why does the bin man need a bodyguard?

eek
12th August 2012, 22:33
Why does the bin man need a bodyguard?

Its Rio crime capital of the world doesn't everyone?

mudskipper
12th August 2012, 22:36
Bored now. Night all.

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:36
According to 1 paper on duty flying a search a rescue helicopter. There's a separate rumour Prince Philip is unwell again but I'm going for the former rather than the latter.

I'm assuming he's on duty. As it should be, he seems to have been on leave for weeks

SimonMac
12th August 2012, 22:38
We’ve had light up hats, brazil. Get out the tits and coconuts.

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:38
Why does the bin man need a bodyguard?

Cause they're on strike on the underground. He's a scab

Pondlife
12th August 2012, 22:39
Pele!

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 22:48
Harry looking very unhappy. Hope we don't have bad news tomorrow.

Malcolm Buggeridge
12th August 2012, 22:54
Protocol dictates that the president of the IOC declare the games the best ever but he didn't do it.

louie
12th August 2012, 22:56
Protocol dictates that the president of the IOC declare the games the best ever but he didn't do it.

Because it wasn't unless you are looking through GB glassess

Bunk
12th August 2012, 23:03
The Who still sound pretty good.

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 23:04
HA !

If we can't have Marillion The Who will do.:wink

Malcolm Buggeridge
12th August 2012, 23:08
Because it wasn't unless you are looking through GB glassess

Very true

MarillionFan
12th August 2012, 23:14
How reclaimed has the red, white and blue been? It's now a multicultural flag.

Malcolm Buggeridge
12th August 2012, 23:22
How reclaimed has the red, white and blue been? It's now a multicultural flag.


Funny that the people banging on about how great it is to be British are the very ones who deemed patriotism unacceptable.

Depends which Britain you're celebrating I suppose.

You get the impression that London 2012, marks year 0 of the culmination of the Nu Lab rainbow nation project.

stek
12th August 2012, 23:38
I have to say that was awful..

Punk skipped completely, no glimpse of Kate's Bush, everyone's vocals low in the mix, most singing off key (Suggs!!) Bowie represented by one of his worst songs (any song with 'beep, beep' in it must be rank), no George Formby tribute, Gary Glitter strangely absent - Muse, what was Matt Bellend doing - had his legs gone?

The Who sounded best (mix better) but it's only half-Who now, and Townsend looks like a vicar now. He didn't smash his Strat, in fact, he cleaned it and carefully put back in it's case before a quick cup of tea and a kip.

Scrag Meister
13th August 2012, 06:51
Freedom. Good choice.

What is the rest of the dross he's doing.

1 too many songs from George Michael. New song at the Olympic closing ceremony, No thank you.

Definitely not as good as the opening ceremony.

BrilloPad
13th August 2012, 07:58
I watched about 1 minute in total. Did I miss much?

eek
13th August 2012, 08:00
I watched about 1 minute in total. Did I miss much?

To be honest not really. As background music while surfing the net it was fine as something to watch it wasn't worth the effort.

sasguru
13th August 2012, 08:02
Closing ceremony was alright, just as bonkers as the opening one.
Music might not have been that great but infinitely better than most other countries can do.
Is this the most succesful Olympics ever? It could be, if to use that cliche, the legacy is sustained i.e. the East End is permanently regenerated.
I think its already a success in that it provides kids with some better role models than they have already.

MarillionFan
13th August 2012, 08:02
I watched about 1 minute in total. Did I miss much?

David Beckham and Boris called out for you to personally come out and take a bow. Chico from Big Brother had to take your place.

MarillionFan
13th August 2012, 08:04
Closing ceremony was alright, just as bonkers as the opening one.
Music might not have been that great but infinitely better than most other countries can do.
Is this the most succesful Olympics ever? It could be, if to use that cliche, the legacy is sustained i.e. the East End is permanently regenerated.
I think its already a success in that it provides kids with some better role models than they have already.

I think the best thing to come out of this is what is shows kids in terms of role models. Instant Celebrity is dead, hardwork & dedication is what it's all about.

BoredBloke
13th August 2012, 08:26
That was fvcking toss. The Spice Mums with chav spice screeching all over it all. How to make really bad songs infinitely worse! 80% of take That. One Erection, Brain May doing his best Anita Dobson impression while Freddie spins in his grave while that warbling witch murders his song. Eric Idle was easily the best.

They said that this would be like a wedding reception. I didn't realise that them meant it...right down to the crappy DJ with pi55 poor speakers.

The little light things they had around the stadium was the best bit and the Angels who were on stage with Eric Idle.

norrahe
13th August 2012, 09:36
Disappointing to say the least, WTF was the fashion bit all about? Russel Brand???? Sweet jesus, spice girls lots of shouting and not much else.

I see the beady eyed twonk managed to murder his own song quite happily, muse were just angst ridden nonsense.

Eric Idle was great and the who were in good form, light show was amazing.

I see Boris managed to brush his hair for the first time ever.

Gentile
13th August 2012, 09:43
I only managed to sit through about 40 minutes of it before I gave up. It certainly didn't live up to the Opening Ceremony. The sound man in particular should be having a good look in the mirror this morning - the sound quality was dreadful.

Sysman
13th August 2012, 10:48
The Who still sound pretty good.

They pre-recorded it.

Some combination of accoustics and set up time made them realise that it would sound crap if performed live.

Sysman
13th August 2012, 10:53
Closing ceremony was alright, just as bonkers as the opening one.
Music might not have been that great but infinitely better than most other countries can do.
Is this the most succesful Olympics ever? It could be, if to use that cliche, the legacy is sustained i.e. the East End is permanently regenerated.

Bit of an if there?


I think its already a success in that it provides kids with some better role models than they have already.

I sincerely hope so.

fullyautomatix
13th August 2012, 10:58
Thanks god they didnt get Leona Lewis and Jimmy Page to come and sing.

Gibbon
13th August 2012, 11:06
I think its already a success in that it provides kids with some better role models than they have already.

Could backfire though, with underclass kids getting fitter we could spawn faster thieves and muggers and just imagine how many more feckless fathers that the feckless slags would get round if they were more motivated!

norrahe
13th August 2012, 11:07
The only legacy for the east end is that the locals will end up being priced out.

Its good that there's been some regeneration but that has had the effect of putting up rental for local businesses. The east end is very "trendy" these days, which means loads of pointless expensive shops, bars and restaurants. All those little cheap curry houses are disappearing.

MaryPoppins
13th August 2012, 12:07
I watched approx two seconds of the opening ceremony and decided it looked like durge. This thread was much more entertaining.

original PM
13th August 2012, 12:12
I think the best thing to come out of this is what is shows kids in terms of role models. Instant Celebrity is dead, hardwork & dedication is what it's all about.

X factor auditons air in a few weeks...