Sunday, July 29, 2012
The sheer "take that, you Yanks" of Danny Boyle's opening ceremony, especially the extended homage to National Health Service (!).
There was a lot of what I think the Brits refer to as "taking the piss." Good for them - glad to see that they aren't adding to the over-the-top expensive theatrical artifice that's become the norm.
The corgis running dramatically in slo-mo during the James Bond/Queen skit.
Daniel Craig. Daniel Craig. Daniel Craig.
Carrying the torch - Wesley from Harry Potter has sure grown up.
The parade of nations. SHUT UP, TV announcers. - Michael Phelps
And the American gymnast who didn't qualify (WTF).
Sun Yang, the Chinese swimmer who won the gold for the 400 m Men's Free Style, and the power and elegance with which he (seemingly effortlessly) out-swam his competition.
I saw a bit of Women's weightlifting preliminaries and these ladies are not, like, super-big. They are compact and muscular and they have so much freaking power. Go powerful women, GO.
Human eye candy from every country on the planet. If I were younger I'd probably be drooling. Or planning better workouts.
The only thing missing was a little blue police box mysteriously appearing somewhere in the stadium.
In summation. Daniel Craig. Daniel Craig. Daniel Craig