Saturday, July 28, 2012
I sat myself down at 7:30 PM EDT and changed the channel to WBAL HD, the Baltimore NBC affiliate expecting to see something really special. As it happened it was about four and a half hours I will never get back. I could have walked away at any time, but I kept hoping that something would happen.
I will admit it had it's moments. When Rowan Atkinson playing Mr Bean played strumming bass line in the Chariots of Fire theme. It was very funny. When Daniel Craig playing James Bond enters the Queen's office and it was actually Queen Elizabeth. Bond, in Her Majesty's Secret Service, escorted her to a helicopter which took her to Olympic Stadium where she parachuted out. Quite amusing.
And then there was Meredith Viera showing that she has a really great pair of legs, but nothing between her ears. There was a segment called "Thank You, Tim." It was honoring Tim Behrners Lee, to which Viera said: "Who ever that is." Really? Only the inventor of the World Wide Web. I would understand if Janey Q Public had no idea who he is, but my goodness, she's supposed to know something and at the very least have a script.
I found that very funny.
All in all, the opening ceremony was boring. The main show, before the parade of nations ended with no discernible conclusion or even bridge. It was rather disappointing. So disappointing in fact that I went over to Amazon and ordered a DVD of the Beijing opening ceremony.
Tomorrow on TV: Road Cycling and Swimming, though I don't know which events. Also Fencing and Archery.