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Olympics closing ceremony on TV now.

Discussion in 'Olympics 2008' started by DJ Squelch, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    :D

    Its not the cliche I hated as much as the tiny scale of it all. It was like they had designed a tableau for a small provincial studio.

    It was cheap and looked it.
  2. JTG

    JTG Petulant Mr Festival

    the entire ceremony is about China, they gave us ten minutes or so as a courtesy cos that's how it works.
  3. fen_boy

    fen_boy Exits gracefully.

    CGI Fireworks again
  4. tommers

    tommers I did it!

    spot on. :(
  5. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Agreed. I could feel them all going- Ahem... watch this!
  6. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma

    Since about 1997.

    :D

    "Cool Britannia"
  7. JTG

    JTG Petulant Mr Festival

    They had ten minutes or so to do it and the entire arena has been taken over by the athletes and the rest of the show. They could have done better but it's a bit unfair to complain about the scale of it.
  8. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma

    Oh its just gone pure eurovision!

    :D
  9. fen_boy

    fen_boy Exits gracefully.

    Come on, this bit's far worse than jimmy page and leona lewis
  10. tommers

    tommers I did it!

    well, if you want naff... looks like the chinese are giving us lessons in that too. :cool:
  11. Nougat

    Nougat metalmonkey to the rescue

    I don't think those singers are really singing :hmm:
  12. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw No Gravitas Allowed

    *clicks fingers*

    *taps foot*
  13. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    Oh, our 8 minutes was great!

    I can finally see what kind of Olympics we need to have - we mustn't take it seriously, or earnestly, or lose our sense of humour over it. We should do it our way, limpingly and drearily and cunningly cheap! And if it is ever in any danger of failing, then we should wheel out an old rock star - in fact, we should have old rocks stars on podiums hidden under the very streets for just such occasions.

    We have, at various times, led the world in fashion, music, theatre, film - we should rely on our old staples like this, wheel out Paul McCartney if he's still alive, and the Queen, backed by Queen! Oh yes, I can see it now, glorious and hilarious and spectacularly ours. And cheap! So lovely and cheap.

    We don't have billions of people willing to act like computers in choreographed dance routines, we didn't invent fireworks, we don't run a one-party state with unlimited budgets - we have a pissant, wet little island that is quite possibly the funniest, coolest, place on earth.

    If we take it seriously, we will get another Millenium Dome. There's something a little distasteful about the efforts the Chinese have gone to to look good - we don't need to try that hard, FACT.

    :)
  14. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    It's all gone Bucks Fizz.
  15. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Lovin' it!

    Are they lip synching?!
  16. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma

    :D

    Straight after our own rubbish attempt at naffness. They are even doing naff better.
  17. tommers

    tommers I did it!

    why can't we be the best at ANYTHING?!?! :(:(:(
  18. Nougat

    Nougat metalmonkey to the rescue

    At least Leona was genuinely singing :p About the only point we have scored so far against the Chinese! I hate to say it but all this talk about us providing an 'intimate' Olympic experience just sounds like damage limitation in readiness...
  19. strung out

    strung out (",)

    since, like... always?
  20. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    The Aussies has Midnight Oil and Kylie playing at their closing ceremony!

    Godammit, imagine what they are saying about our little interlude :(
  21. marty21

    marty21 my gran was in the war with bombs and shit

    we're not even any good at being naff?:(
  22. JTG

    JTG Petulant Mr Festival

    I actually pretty much totally agree with this :eek:
  23. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    *goesoff back to watching wigan v chelsea online rather than this shite*
  24. CharlieAddict

    CharlieAddict nekomimi rocks!!!

    ''beijing beijing i love beijing.''

    fuckin' awful.

    this next but is okay.
  25. JTG

    JTG Petulant Mr Festival

    Perhaps we should have had a troupe of perpetually embarrassed people feeling self conscious in the belief that everything produced by their country looks rubbish in comparison to anything done by anyone else, anywhere in the world. Anything foreign must be cooler than anything we can manage. Quintessentially British that.

    You lot would have been great at it.
  26. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma

    Thats the spirit, old chap.

    :cool:
  27. maomao

    maomao Well-Known Member

    Who's that old cunt singing now?
  28. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    Aphex Twin would be even less representational of the UK's 'world image' than that funny, but frankly daft, little performance piece.

    I can't see why people are getting so worked up about it. These things are always shite and not aimed at K3w1 folks like us. If you can't laugh at Jimmy Page on a fake double decker bus rocking an Olympic stadium in China, you need your head examined.

    Boris was a shambles though. Do your fucking jacket up, you slob.
  29. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw No Gravitas Allowed

    Jesus wept.:rolleyes:
  30. DJ Squelch

    DJ Squelch King Of Insides

    Just what I thought, someone buy that man a new (fitted) suit. (and tie).

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