Random Thoughts London 2012 #14: The Final Weekend and the Closing Ceremonies

by Lian on August 13, 2012

And the finally gold medal of these London Games goes to …. George Micheal! You gotta give’em what you got, George. Woo-hoo!

See, England, I knew you could do it! Stick to Closing Ceremonies next time around. Much more your strength–news-wrapped cars, models on runways, Monty Python.  Mods on motor bikes.  Spice Girls on cabs. Much better than that dreary mess of an Opening Ceremony. (Sick kids and dirty-faced peasants anyone?) Excellent rebound and wrap up.

Did anyone else get the feeling that Ryan Seacrest knew nothing about what was going on last night? He gave us nothing in terms of names or backstory. Maybe his producer was held up in traffic.

Fine Job, London. Fine job.

Those poor Royals. If you think we’re going to have Post-Olympic letdown, imagine poor Kate and Will and Harry. What’s next for that lot? A lifetime of hospital openings.

Top Moments of the weekend: The record-breaking men’s 4 x 100 relay, Mexico stunning Brazil in the men’s Soccer final, Mo Farah winning gold again,  the nail-biting men’s diving competition, Tom Brokaw back in the flack jacket, and the London crowds cheering on the marathoners, especially American Meb Keflezighi.

What I’ll miss about the Olympics: the Parent cams, the NBC Sports boys Liam and Willie, those Nike ads and Mary Carillo’s pieces, spending the day with Dan Patrick and Al Micheals and great camera work.

What I won’t miss: Ryan Seacrest referring to the 5000 meters as” the 5k” , The Today Show, and that ad where all those Gen Xers are singing Spandau Ballet. Nobody feels like that about Spandau Ballet.

Predictions for 2016:

Usain will will three more Golds

Ryan Lochte won’t win any because he’ll be a judge on American Idol

The US Women’s Volleyball team will get their revenge and their gold

The Rio Opening Ceremonies will not feature sick kids and dirty-faced peasants

Even more Olympians will get sent home for drunken behavior

Not only will the beach volleyball women be in bikinis, all the spectators will be as well

Bob Costas will still not have a single grey hair


Now, what are we supposed to do with our lives?

Embracing my chaos, Lian

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Mari @Bookworm with a View August 13, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I’m a week behind… on posts and Olympics! I have no idea who won what week two other than women’s beach volleyball. I hope the on demand stays up for a while. I want to watch the men marathon, women’s tri, some running events, and the closing ceremony.

I listened to SS show on my flight today… off to reread your day 4 post!

Thanks for your random thoughts… they make my day. Very funny. I will miss them.

angi August 13, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Thank you for all of your Random Thoughts! Great fun!
I will miss the Olympics, but I think that my family will be glad to have a less tired mom. Now I can get to bed before midnight!

yvonne madvig August 13, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Thank you, so much, Lian! In spite of your family crisis, you put together the best of all comments on the final days of the 2012 Olympic events and closing ceremonies. You never cease to crack me up! Your take on all things Olympic have added so much to my viewing pleasure. You are the best! Going into withdrawal now.

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