But while we are speaking about the Olympics I gotta ask you and/or other people from across the pond what the **** was with that opening ceremony you guys put on?
That was absolutely God awful!!! You had how many years to put this thing together? And the best you can come up with is dancing nurses, Mary Poppins, David Beckham and Rowan Atkinson? (btw nobody else but you Europeans think this guy if funny in anyway).
It was more relevant than you would know or ever care to learn. It showcased some of the best parts of our history,
The nurses and doctors symbolized the National Health Service (NHS) which is the real crown jewel of the UK and one of the best things we have ever come up with.
You saw the evolution of our culture, from rural life to the industrial revolution to the world war to the modern day.
David Beckham was horse-shoed in because he got screwed out of a place on our Olympic team.
Rowan Atkinson and J.K Rowling have become cultural icons to us over the years and deserved to be there because of their global contributions to comedy and literature.
It was really well received over here and in most places abroad from what I gather, sorry if you're not open-minded enough to get it - should we have included more flag waving?
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Invictus -- William Ernest Henley