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2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
July 27, 2012 2:15 PM   Subscribe

I just wanted to say to all US mefites: the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony is a must watch. Danny Boyle has done us proud.

I gather it's on in the evening US time? No spoilers then, but it's completely bonkers. In a good way. You should all watch it :)
posted by pharm to MetaFilter-Related at 2:15 PM (18 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Yeah, no thanks to NBC, it's not on in the USA right now. Joke on twitter is the 2 countries not showing live is USA and North Korea.
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 2:17 PM on July 27, 2012


6:30pm CST on NBC, y'all.
posted by phunniemee at 2:17 PM on July 27, 2012


When will it be available in the greatest country in the world?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:18 PM on July 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


GIANT VOLDEMORT
posted by elizardbits at 2:18 PM on July 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


I CHOOSE YOU
posted by elizardbits at 2:18 PM on July 27, 2012 [6 favorites]


When will it be available in the greatest country in the world?

I dunno, it's really hard to find information like that about North Korea.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:19 PM on July 27, 2012 [45 favorites]


The whole thing is a £27million love song to the UK. You should all watch in order to truly discover how awesome we are. Or weird. Possibly both.
posted by pharm at 2:22 PM on July 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


It should be a 60-foot tall Voldemort battling a 60-foot tall chip butty then.
posted by elizardbits at 2:24 PM on July 27, 2012 [10 favorites]


There better be some Morris dancing involved.
posted by kmz at 2:25 PM on July 27, 2012 [7 favorites]


Huh? I thought Danny Boyle was British.
posted by dobbs at 2:26 PM on July 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


laconic skeuomorph: "Yeah, no thanks to NBC, it's not on in the USA right now. Joke on twitter is the 2 countries not showing live is USA and North Korea."

Normally this is the sort of thing that I find infuriating, but I'm going to keep my kids up late so they can watch it with my wife and I this evening. Wouldn't have been able to do that if it had aired this afternoon, so you know... I'm actually kinda happy about the delay.
posted by zarq at 2:27 PM on July 27, 2012 [3 favorites]

Huh? I thought Danny Boyle was British.
Yeah, he's English, so's Pharm. Pharm was just making it clear to US folk that the opening ceremony comes with a seal of approval.
posted by Jehan at 2:30 PM on July 27, 2012


Yeah, I'm with Zarq on this one. The tape delay of sporting events is crap -- though pretty easy to get around with online coverage. But I'm actually looking forward to sitting down and watching the NBC coverage of the opening ceremony, Bob Costas and all.

(Also, simulcasting from my laptop with downloaded BBC coverage as well, which was really fun to do 4 years ago as a compare/contrast)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:32 PM on July 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


elizardbits: "It should be a 60-foot tall Voldemort battling a 60-foot tall chip butty then."

I am eagerly awaiting the Rowling / Davies Olympic crossover matchup Voldemort vs. The Doctor.

It's a wand, Pond. Wands are cool.
posted by zarq at 2:33 PM on July 27, 2012 [6 favorites]


YOU'RE A TIMELORD, HARRY!
posted by shakespeherian at 2:34 PM on July 27, 2012 [18 favorites]


I thought dobbs was, as you might say, taking the piss out of people -- making the assumption that 'us' always meant U.S. -- but I realized re-reading pharm's phrasing that might not be the case.

("pharm's phrasing" is a phery phun phrase)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:34 PM on July 27, 2012


Don't tell me what to do.

I was gonna skip it because I always skip it. But now I'm gonna skip it just to spite you.
posted by notyou at 2:36 PM on July 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


This really isn't metafilter related in any significant sense, and we have at least one olympics thread open on the blue. I'm going to close this.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 2:36 PM on July 27, 2012 [5 favorites]


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