Saturday, July 28, 2012

Olympic Ceremonies The Good, Bad And Ugly

I am almost done watching the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics and I have to give kudos to the London organizers.
The Great:  The lighting of the Olympic Flame.
The fireworks
The parade of athletes
Hey Jude

The Good:  The kids singing the national Anthem of Great Britain
Most of the uniforms of the athletes
The lighting displays
The incorporation of disabled in the dance and singing scenes 
Mary Poppins
The rocket men
Mr. Bean

The Bad
Paul McCartney's voice
The United States uniforms (Harry Reid was right- they should have come in with fig leaves- that would have been better than what they wore)
The dance with the nurses, doctors and patients.  What the hell was that all about?
Those darn flashes from cameras.
Muhammad Ali

The Ugly:
Queen Elizabeth- she looked totally out of it
The French PA announcer
Saudi Arabia and NBC for not showing the female athletes of Saudi Arabia.  From a far away shot, it looked like they may have been wearing burkas.  But we will never know as NBC did not show them even though NBC showed all the other female athletes.

What are your thoughts?.

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