July 28, 2012 at 11:38 am #74490Olympics
Who watched the opening ceremony last night? I didn’t expect to stay and watch it all [thought I would go to bed half way through] but I planned ahead & got ready for bed at 8.00pm, settled myself on the sofa with a blanket and my feet on a hot water bottle and lay down to enjoy the spectacle. What a fabulous show! I marvelled at the concept, the use of technology, the organisation of all those people and the celebration of our culture. I particularly liked Mr. Bean’s involvement, the way the Queen arrived [!] and all that drumming [their arms must have ached] and that ingenious Olympic cauldron.
When we won the bid to host the Olympics, I felt luke-warm about it but now I am really enthusiastic and want to watch as much as I can on TV. The rowing is on as I write and Team GB have just won a race. It is so uplifting to see so all the athletes from all around the World united in a common goal: to do their best for their nation through hard work, determination, skill and team work. Thoughts of discord, political and religious differences are laid aside. And rightly so.
Enjoy the games if you are interested in them, if you aren’t, there’s always the Paralympics to look forward to – and they will be just as exciting!
SybyllasybyllascarlettParticipantPosts: 383Joined: 07/02/2012July 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm #86107Re: Olympics
It was rather good, did laughout loud at Mr Bean and HM Queenwith Mr Bind, lol. A rather good, bright, sometimes not exactly understandable, but quite ‘British’ in its style.
Thought the montage/dance for the rememberance of those lost was rather a goosebump moment.
I thought the lighting of the couldron was amazing, and very brave, to pass the flame to young sports persons, excellent. Shows you did not need a celebrity as sport speaks for itself.
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I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.comAMParticipantPosts: 4,751Joined: 05/03/2015August 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm #86108Re: Olympics
Recently I posted a letter to my blog which I wish I could have sent to each and every newspaper, tv and radio station and anywhere reporting the Olympics other than the event coverage itself.
Dear Uk newspapers and Media,
So the day has arrived, events have officially started taking place. We have the world visiting, watching and deciding about the Uk. At this crucial time of global perception, please can I point out a few things.
I am not interested in which athlete is sleeping with whom
I am not interested in the tax dodger getting a freebee seat
I am not interested in the benefit cheat volunteering at the Park
I am not interested in the illegal immigrant working, picking up litter or cleaning toilets
I am not interested in the rapist watching beach volleyball
I am not interested in the suspected pedophile watching the gymnastics
I am not interested in any a-z list celebrity posing for photos with Olympians or spectators
I am not interested in Mr Coke Cola drinking a Pepsi or Mr Burger King trying a MacDonalds
I am not interested in the slow trains or slower busses
I am not interest in these most tenuous of link connected to every single news item unolympic that you dain to report
I am not interesting in the boohoo whiny whinger
This is your chance to show what you can achieve by hard work, by having and holding a passion to strive and try at your particular event in life. Here is your chance to show the disaffected, the jobless, the uninspired that through dedication and sometimes sacrifice you can achieve things that will help you walk through life with a smile. You can show the young and the wannabes that you do not need to be a multi-millionaire celebrity to have success in what you do. You can show every underdog in every profession that getting the gold might be an aim but it is not a failure to not get there, the reward is trying your very best alongside others who are trying their very best, who understand the strife and effort it takes in life.
There will be moments of great sportsmanship, of people doing the unselfish, these are the lessons some in life need repeating.
If you could report events to the vest best of standard, tone and content, then maybe this malcontent person might take the time to read/watch you again.
Typically I have found the reporting to be deflating, derogatory, derisory, de—-something else.
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