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You see, this is why I don’t get to do Olympic ceremonies. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
You see, this is why I don’t get to do Olympic ceremonies.
Overall, Boyle's was equal parts advert,  PPB, & my last .

Had I been in charge … Chaucer, Langland, Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare (yes, of course John of Gaunt’s soliloquy and the Band of Brothers speech), Jonson, Milton, Kipling, Betjeman, and Larkin; Dowland, Tallis, Byrd, Parry, Stanford, Darke, Walton, Sumsion, RVW, Elgar; and to make Johnny Foreigner feel specially welcome – after HM led us all in a moment of remembrance for Munich, and sod the bloody IOC – the Ashes; Spurs and the Cups; and … the Armada, Malplaquet, Fontenoy, Minden, Copenhagen, Trafalgar, Badajoz, Waterloo, the suppression of the slave trade, Balaclava, Jutland, the breaking of the Hindenburg Line, Dunsterforce, Dunkirk, Tobruk, Alamein, Burma, Anzio, Rome, Normandy, Imjin, Malaya, and the Cold War, the Falklands, Op Granby, Op Telic and the current war (20th Century narration scripted largely by Winston).

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tekalynn From: tekalynn Date: July 28th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I really enjoyed it, except for the infuriating US TV commentators nattering away. But then, that's what I've said for every Olympics that I can remember.
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