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    • CommentAuthordnewling
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2012
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    I can't wait for the opening ceremony on Saturday. Hopefully the sight of the flame coming in will get some ideas going.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012
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    @dnewling - people I know that were at the final dress rehersal last night say it'll certainly be memorable...
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      CommentAuthorSlick
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012
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    @dnewling if you wait until Saturday you'll miss it, it's Friday at 9pm GMT
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012
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    Is anyone else planning on going into full comms black-out over the weekend to avoid the opening ceremony and ensuing humiliation?
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    I'm going to watch it, but I tend to take an archaeological/historian position of event observation when it has a cultural significance, even if that is negative.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012
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    @Slick - or, rather, 9pm BST.
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    @Rootfireember - No, I live in Michigan (and glad I do). I had to go up north to deal with family matters.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012
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    I've just been a few feet away from the Olympic torch - it was hot, like fire is meant to be. I was tempted to blow it out, but it was guarded by a bike-cop who looked just like Judge Dredd. I'm not joking!
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012
     (10767.29)
    I've been predicting what I think the Olympic opening ceremony will look like on my Twitter stream. .
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012
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    The rumours of it containing a fight between Voldermort and Mary Poppins are too surreal to have been made up...
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012 edited
     (10767.31)
    Wasn't that roughly how the last
    League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    ended?
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012
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    I want to watch it to hear any new Underworld music that may be there (they are working with Boyle on the main music for the overall event).

    Also: Jason, high five from another Michiganian/Michigander! KZOO REPRESENT!
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      CommentAuthorphill_sea
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012
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    @Paul, RFE, Jason:
    All the way from Ypsilanti, Michigan. How've we never had a Michigan Meet up? I'm pretty sure Ms.Dangerous Lee and Lex.Machina still hang around here now and then, too...
    • CommentAuthordnewling
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012 edited
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    @Slick: well, time zone differences make it 7pm Saturday my time.

    @Flabyo: It would be great if they had a Harry Potter performance. He is a British institution after all. Your people are lucky, getting a sneak preview to the opening ceremony.
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    @dnewling do you mean 7am? Can't find a time zone 23 hours behind bst
    • CommentAuthordnewling
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012 edited
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    @Steve Toase: I checked again - ah, yes, I did read it wrong - it is 7am. Thank you for pointing it out. Now I can watch the ceremony at the correct time.

    And now I'm finally starting to get an idea for this challenge. Hope I can get it in with the regular work I am doing.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2012
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    The sneak preview clip they showed on the news last night involved the song 'Tiger Feet'.

    This is going to be epic.
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    HELLO HELLO *ART THREAD*.
    • CommentAuthorkmcleod
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2012
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    olympiflame
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