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#31 The Glenbuck Laird

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:42 PM

View PostRozzi Rainbow, on 29 July 2012 - 06:55 PM, said:

I also loved Mr Bean in Chariots of Fire, and the inclusion of Bohemian Rhapsody.

I thought they played Queen so that punk led by the pistols could come along and destroy the soulless music being played at the time, just like what happened in 1977.

Funny the different interpretations we all take

#32 Anita

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:09 AM

Exept Xander you are forgetting it was only us in London who were forced to pay.

#33 xanderl

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:51 AM

View PostAnita, on 30 July 2012 - 10:09 AM, said:

Exept Xander you are forgetting it was only us in London who were forced to pay.

Really?

http://m.london2012....out-us/funding/

According to this London paid for infrastructure but the bulk comes from central government
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#34 mystifyre

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:59 PM

I thought the Olympic Opening Ceremony was fantastic! The opening ceremony in Beijing was undoubtedly impressive but I did feel that it was rather impersonal, wheras London's ceremony was culturally and, partially, historically focused, which I believe the ceremony should be. The scenes with Mr Bean and the Queen with James Bond (played by Daniel Craig) perfectly highlighted British humour to the world and I thought it was really something special.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:23 AM

"the highlight for me was the tribute to the NHS which sent the commentators into a frenzy of elucidation to the effect that while the issue of National Health Care is contentious in the US, the Brits LOVE it! "

Thaks mallardo, this makes me so happy.




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