Friday, July 27, 2012
RBOC - random thoughts about the Olympics
- After the freaky Chinese opening ceremony 4 years ago, getting Danny Boyle for the London Olympics was the best idea ever. The ceremony was as good as it could be...
- Except for Paul McCartney at the end. Listening to his version of Hey Jude, taking himself too seriously, was pathetic.
- NBC couldn't be worse if it had tried.
- Why was everybody laughing about the Spanish uniforms? Granted, they looked as if they just got out of work from McDonalds. But the Germans and the Czech uniforms were way worse.
- And the Americans with the berets were ridiculous. In a way that subtly undermined all the jingoism going on. It was as if Blake Edwards had designed them. Great irony.
- After Mitt Romney gaffe regarding the Olympics, and David Cameron's perfect reply, I can't wait until some journalist asks Romney what he thought of the opening ceremony. The potential for embarrassment is great.
- Random piece of sexist trivia. The Japanese women soccer team is number 1 in the world. Their male counterpart is number 20. The women flew to London in coach. The men flew business class.
-Only British and Americans can take David Beckham seriously. The rest of the world knows he is a celebrity, and was never more than an OK soccer player with a doll-like face.
- I am a punk rocker at heart. But I heart the Queen. What can I say?
Posted by Spanish prof at 10:35 PM