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« Reply #105 on: August 30, 2012, 12:49:01 AM »







I think they're worthless, arrogant, entitled brats, and I'm sick to death of both of them.

 Star for your post EAH.

I couldn't agree more.  Kate Cambridge's face looks like a slapped arse  - she could have at least shown some interest.  She is no more than a fiscal parasite.  And I hate her smug flirty looks at Harry when the three of them are out together.  Now that Harry has been removed from the scene, she can't do that 'I'm so special' number.

Not sure how the BRF will continue its re-branding now that Harry is in the doghouse, because this pair of limp rags aren't going to engage the public's heart. 
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« Reply #106 on: August 30, 2012, 12:49:58 AM »

So much better than the Olympics opening imo  Thumb up
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« Reply #107 on: August 30, 2012, 12:59:16 AM »

For those of you that have not seen how the British advertised these games on their own television channels (of which there are many....), here is the link for the TV ad.  It is sensational.

http://www.youtube.com/wa...p;feature=player_embedded

There has been much marketing industry discussion on this ad.  It is being acclaimed as being the single reason that the London Paralympics are a complete sell-out.  Previous sales figures at other Paralympics in other countries achieved 40% or so, which was considered high.  There was a great interview with the creative team in a newspaper a few weeks back, where they talked of their decision to present the TV commercial as a 'gritty and realistic' display of the athletes.

A complete new benchmark has been laid down by this small but brilliant team engaged by BBC4 to construct this TV ad (and the posters)  You have to salute what they have done.  Jumping
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« Reply #108 on: August 30, 2012, 01:08:03 AM »

"I am what I am" - can't think of a better anthem for the Paralympics.
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« Reply #109 on: August 30, 2012, 01:20:01 AM »

http://www.dailymail.co.u...ics-Opening-Ceremony.html











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« Reply #110 on: August 30, 2012, 01:21:40 AM »

I thought it was over when I said goodnight, but it ain't over until the fat lady sings, in this case not fat lady sings.Wow! Thumb up

So much better than the Olympics opening imo  Thumb up

ITA. I could watch this show over and over again. As Jonathan Edwards said, it was the embodiment of what the Paralympics are all about Thumb up
"I am what I am" - can't think of a better anthem for the Paralympics.
ITA.
Absolutely fantastic! Well done London. Thumb up Star
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« Reply #111 on: August 30, 2012, 01:25:09 AM »


 Star for your post EAH.

Cheers, Jusaca Beer
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« Reply #112 on: August 30, 2012, 01:38:03 AM »

   Banana Clapping Banana jump   STUNNING!!  Champagne Champagne
      A wonderful tribute to the Paralympics...and the Paralympians.
I thoroughly enjoyed this Opening Ceremony.  Well done London.  Star
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« Reply #113 on: August 30, 2012, 01:42:27 AM »

Edward looks so much like George VI

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« Reply #115 on: August 30, 2012, 02:05:26 AM »

I loved how excited Sir Philip Craven was unlike Jacques Rogge 
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« Reply #116 on: August 30, 2012, 02:05:54 AM »

  Banana Clapping Banana jump   STUNNING!!  Champagne Champagne
      A wonderful tribute to the Paralympics...and the Paralympians.
I thoroughly enjoyed this Opening Ceremony.  Well done London.  Star

DITTO. It was absolutely stunning, and very thought provoking. A clever opening ceremony.
 I had many favourite moments, but the absolute best are:
1. Hammond(?) Hopeful 2016 Paralympian flying in with the torch then handing it to the blind athlete, who guided  ran and handed it to Margaret Maughan, who won an archery gold at the first Paralympics in 1960. She then lit the flame.
2. Prospero telling Miranda to fly up and break the glass ceiling.
3.Six paralympians and former competitors, including the legendary Tanni Grey-Thompson flown into the stadium in gold wheelchairs.
4. Sir Philip Craven's Speech ( President of the International Paralympic Committee) .
5. Richard Hawkins' speech:
'The Paralympic Games is about transforming our perception of the world. We are all different. There is no such thing as a standard or run-of-the-mill human being but we share the same human spirit.
'What is important is that we have the ability to create. This creativity can take many forms, from physical achievement to theoretical physics.
'However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.'

6. The guy performing the flying ballet Thumb up
And of course Beverly Knight singing "I am somebody, I am what I am!"
I loved this because one could see the tremendous time, effort and thought the performers and organizers had put into the wonderful show.

I loved how excited Sir Philip Craven was unlike Jacques Rogge 
He was as grouchy as Will & Kate
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« Reply #117 on: August 30, 2012, 04:11:12 AM »

I couldn't agree more.  Kate Cambridge's face looks like a slapped arse  - she could have at least shown some interest.  She is no more than a fiscal parasite.  And I hate her smug flirty looks at Harry when the three of them are out together.  Now that Harry has been removed from the scene, she can't do that 'I'm so special' number.

Not sure how the BRF will continue its re-branding now that Harry is in the doghouse, because this pair of limp rags aren't going to engage the public's heart.  

Jusaca,
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« Reply #118 on: August 30, 2012, 10:18:16 AM »

Edward looks so much like George VI



I have always thought that, but it could be because of his ears! 

I really enjoyed this opening ceremony, it was lovely to watch and was exactly what I felt the Paralympic's should be about.  I loved the giant apples, and particularly liked that the audience all received an apple.   Do you think the Royals ate one?!
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« Reply #119 on: August 31, 2012, 09:58:43 AM »

It's so conceptual, it's a nice sight, the symbolism of the Declaration of Human Rights is sweet.

I have no doubt right-wingers will be up in arms that it's too PC.
You just know that Aiden Burley was locked in a cupboard at Tory HQ during the Opening!

The Opening was amazing and  that feeling of pride and wonder has hit me all over again. What are we going to do when the Paralympics are over?!  Cry
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