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Offline kayakebab

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Am I just being a humbug?
« on: June 21, 2012, 07:11:45 AM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2158062/Hundreds-farm-animals-cricket-pitch-maypoles-fake-clouds-rain--vision-Britain-world-27m-Olympic-opening.html

I'm not a sports fan and don't see how there is the money for all of this, but seriously what are they thinking of?

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Re: Am I just being a humbug?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 09:39:09 AM »
They have been testing the rain cloud over my house this week. It works well, rather too well. Will the Olympic opening ceremony have traditional British floods as well?

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Re: Am I just being a humbug?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 12:54:11 PM »
Yep, and a burnt-out car, an old mattress, a shopping trolley, some rubble, black bags ............................

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Re: Am I just being a humbug?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 14:33:37 PM »
Yep, and a burnt-out car, an old mattress, a shopping trolley, some rubble, black bags ............................

Ooh, will there be barbed wire with plastic bags trapped in it? Ooh goody.

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Re: Am I just being a humbug?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2012, 16:13:37 PM »
Oh the lily ponds of Suffolk, And the mill-ponds of the West
 Are part of Britain's heritage, The part we love the best;
 Her river banks and sea-shores; Have a beauty all can share.

 Provided there's at least one boot, Three treadless tyres,
 A half-eaten pork pie, Some oil drums,
 An old felt hat, A lorry load of tarblocks
 And a broken bedstead there!

British Bedstead Men, Flanders and Swan,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM-yIBVEgF4

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Re: Am I just being a humbug?
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2012, 17:24:32 PM »
There will be no Olympics - travelers will occupy the site the week before.

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Re: Am I just being a humbug?
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2012, 20:45:27 PM »
Bejing it aint!!! I think it is crap, they might just have well put in Tower Hamlets and homless people sitting under bridges!!!  It beggars belief that this represents Great Britain.  When I think of all the wonderful architural buildings we have in this country like York Minster, Big Ben, Edinburgh Castle to name a few I had visions hundreds of synchronised people emulating these.  I am sure the person who thought this up must have also designed the Millenium Dome.

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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2012, 00:07:00 AM »
My bug bear in all this is that they intend to use 'Live' animals in the opening ceremony!  With all the lights, music, noise it must be animal abuse!!!  I really hope they do not get spooked and run into the crowd!!!

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Am I just being a humbug?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2012, 07:34:50 AM »
Mine too.
Care 2 have petition against it. I've signed, and hared on Facebook. Hope others do the same.
Apparently the animals will be auditioned and will have been used to country fairs etc.
I think the number of people and noise at the opening ceremony might be a tad different.




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