I am not going to describe the awesome, triumphant 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony, since everyone on the planet saw it, apart from North Korea, who were watching repeats of Dear Leader's honeymoon.
70 sheep, 12 horses, 10 chickens, 9 geese, 3 cows, 2 goats and 1 shire horse. For the spectators it was the most exciting day of their lives.... for the animals it was their last day. Have you ever been to a bullfight and seen the butcher in the entrance waiting for the bull at the end of the contest? WELL, the on site Olympic Village McDonalds made the best bid and this morning they are offering fresh chicken nuggets, lamb chops, locally produced beef burgers, goat and some tough horse meat, a Belgian favourite for IOC President Dr. Jacque Rogge from Ghent.
Danny Boyle should be very proud of his The Isles of Wonder production from Britain's green and pleasant land through Kenneth Branagh as Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the Industrial Revolution, dark satanic mills, Votes for Women through the National Health Service, pop music, Mary Poppins and the birth of social media.
I am not sure what the world made of the fast paced section with British TV soap opera history and music from the 50's to modern times. There were late additions such as Bradley Wiggins ringing the bell. I was hoping for another last minute add on to see Mitt Romney shot out of a cannon, since there were no safety nets available, Maybe he would have landed in the middle of nowhere in Salt Lake City. He has been suffering from verbal diarrhea since he came across the pond.
At 86, Queen Elizabeth II might consider a second career as an actress-she certainly is well known enough for top billing-and she has rooms full of designer and fancy dresses and uniforms. Her spoof part with James Bond 007, Daniel Craig, was hilarious, as was Mr. Bean in the Chariots of Fire piece. He is also know worldwide by fans of all ages. I ran on that same beach in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland 50 years ago. Sir Paul Mccartney and his singalong with Hey Jude and the whole audience was a great finale.The forging of The Olympic Rings was awesome.
WELL DONE GREAT BRITAIN.