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Date: 07/28/12 11:00 AM

19 Responses to NBC Cut 7/7 Terror Tribute from Olympic Coverage

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    Jakk88 Male 18-29
    45 posts
    July 28, 2012 at 12:05 am
    Link: NBC Cut 7/7 Terror Tribute from Olympic Coverage - Emotional scenes omitted.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2012 at 11:17 am
    haha, nice London, you really dropped the ball with this opening ceremony.
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    fuzzysheep Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2012 at 11:28 am
    What do you mean Jendrian?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    July 28, 2012 at 11:52 am
    Really, jendrian? I enjoyed it, at least the first half. The industrial revolution and NHS segments were outstanding. It fact, it was a bloody good show.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2012 at 11:57 am
    well it`s all grim sh*t the UK has done, except for perhaps Voldemort and Mary Poppins.

    Everything else was sick people, the horrible episode of children chimney sweepers, wars and dead people. Way to start a worldwide sporting competition.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    July 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    @Jendrian, I was kinda hoping they would make a mess of it...but from what I saw they didn`t. And most comments I`ve seen today from non-brits on various news sites said they thought it was good. What do you mean they dropped the ball? What would you have done different had you been qualified enough to have been in charge of putting it together?
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    justadiver Male 40-49
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    July 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    I`d rather watch an interview of Phelps, than 8 min. of interpretive dance. I couldn`t see how the dance or song related to 7/7. I`m with NBC on this one.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    @Listypoos: For starters, to celebrate the NHS I would`ve displayed doctors, nurses, ambulances, etc, instead of sick people. To celebrate literature, I agree Harry Potter is big, but a giant Voldemort? Wouldn`t a flying quidditch match be way, way more impressive and sports-directed?

    I don`t think you can celebrate military accomplishments inside sports, that`s just dumb. Imagine a reenactment of the US civil war as the half-time show in a basketball or football game. Instead of that, why not show off skills from their elite forces. The James Bond bit was cool, they could`ve elaborated on that instead of having 5 min of Bond walking, 4 min of establishing shots of a helicopter, and 2 sec of the queen jumping off of it.

    See? Me, a mere mortal, can think of way cooler things off the top of my head. It wasn`t terrible, but compare this opening ceremony to China`s, Athen`s, Sydney ... they were all pretty great, this one... not so much
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    Prisoners Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    @justadiver
    Pearls before swine
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    July 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    Jendrian... out of those suggestions I do agree with the quiditch match idea. That would have been more impressive than the voldemort.

    As for the NHS, why not show patients? That demonstrates what the NHS is there for far more than just wheeling out some doctors and nurses.
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    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    July 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    "Everything else was sick people, the horrible episode of children chimney sweepers, wars and dead people. Way to start a worldwide sporting competition."

    yea, sux when history isnt rose petals and fluffy bunnies
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    FredSpudman Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    Congratulations Jendrian on missing the point. You really dropped a bollock on this one.
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    Selous Male 30-39
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    July 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    @Jendrian the NHS is there for the patients, not the doctors

    a quiditch match would have been cool thou
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    July 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    I thought London did a good job with the opening ceremony. It wasn`t as insane as Beijing, but nothing will ever amount to what they did. London`s was good in a completely different way.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm
    Kind of symbolizes the impending collapse of Europe.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    haha whatever, I didn`t think it was all that great, other countries have done better. It wasn`t terrible, it just wasn`t awesome.
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    Mrpoo Male 70 & Over
    141 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 6:32 am
    Andrew155,

    You guys are about two weeks behind us if that`s the case.
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    Mrpoo Male 70 & Over
    141 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 6:35 am
    jendrian,

    You`re either a complete troll or you were dropped on your head when you were a child.
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    Trillian42 Female 18-29
    357 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 7:39 am

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