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  1. #1
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default O.T. Olympics opening ceremony

    A bit murky to this Yank -- the Industrial Revolution and all -- wish
    there were footnotes. Luckily Mr. Bean was understandable, as well as
    ER II parachuting in with 007.

    But what is the attraction behind the song "Jerusalem"? My only
    experience with it comes from Monty Python.

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    injipoint Guest

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    On 28/07/2012 5:45 AM, spamtrap1888 wrote:
    > A bit murky to this Yank -- the Industrial Revolution and all -- wish
    > there were footnotes. Luckily Mr. Bean was understandable, as well as
    > ER II parachuting in with 007.
    >
    > But what is the attraction behind the song "Jerusalem"? My only
    > experience with it comes from Monty Python.
    >


    From Wikipedia:
    Multi-sport events
    At the Commonwealth Games, Team England uses "Jerusalem" as the
    victory anthem from 2010 onwards. The Commonwealth Games Council for
    England conducted a poll of members of the public which decided the
    anthem for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The three options were "God Save
    The Queen", "Jerusalem" and "Land of Hope and Glory". Jerusalem was the
    clear winner with 52% of the vote.[1]

    I only knew this because I was reading about their lack of an anthem
    in "The English" by Jeremy Paxman


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    Nancy Young Guest

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    On 7/28/2012 12:45 AM, spamtrap1888 wrote:
    > A bit murky to this Yank -- the Industrial Revolution and all -- wish
    > there were footnotes. Luckily Mr. Bean was understandable, as well as
    > ER II parachuting in with 007.
    >
    > But what is the attraction behind the song "Jerusalem"? My only
    > experience with it comes from Monty Python.
    >

    Was it aired on a channel that didn't have Matt and Meredith
    yammering on like annoying people who won't stop talking in
    a movie?

    I enjoyed the show, really well done.

    nancy

  4. #4
    Gary Guest

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    Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    > On 7/28/2012 12:45 AM, spamtrap1888 wrote:
    > > A bit murky to this Yank -- the Industrial Revolution and all -- wish
    > > there were footnotes. Luckily Mr. Bean was understandable, as well as
    > > ER II parachuting in with 007.
    > >
    > > But what is the attraction behind the song "Jerusalem"? My only
    > > experience with it comes from Monty Python.
    > >

    > Was it aired on a channel that didn't have Matt and Meredith
    > yammering on like annoying people who won't stop talking in
    > a movie?
    >
    > I enjoyed the show, really well done.
    >
    > nancy


    Did you ever watch all of the opening ceremonies in China in 2008? That was
    the most impressive I've ever seen.

    Gary

  5. #5
    Nancy Young Guest

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    On 7/28/2012 9:06 AM, Gary wrote:
    > Nancy Young wrote:


    >> I enjoyed the show, really well done.


    > Did you ever watch all of the opening ceremonies in China in 2008? That was
    > the most impressive I've ever seen.


    Stunning. How to top that?

    nancy


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    gloria p Guest

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    On 7/28/2012 7:06 AM, Gary wrote:

    >
    > Did you ever watch all of the opening ceremonies in China in 2008? That was
    > the most impressive I've ever seen.
    >
    >
    >




    I thought China's opening was way too gimmicky and regimented.

    I enjoyed the Australian opening and closing ceremonies much more.

    gloria p

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    notbob Guest

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    On 2012-07-28, gloria p <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I enjoyed the Australian opening and closing ceremonies much more.


    How did you view them, Gloria? I got no tv.

    nb


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    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:45:18 -0700 (PDT), spamtrap1888
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > A bit murky to this Yank -- the Industrial Revolution and all -- wish
    > there were footnotes. Luckily Mr. Bean was understandable, as well as
    > ER II parachuting in with 007.
    >
    > But what is the attraction behind the song "Jerusalem"? My only
    > experience with it comes from Monty Python.


    I really enjoyed the forging of the rings part.

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    Cheri Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:45:18 -0700 (PDT), spamtrap1888
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> A bit murky to this Yank -- the Industrial Revolution and all -- wish
    >> there were footnotes. Luckily Mr. Bean was understandable, as well as
    >> ER II parachuting in with 007.
    >>
    >> But what is the attraction behind the song "Jerusalem"? My only
    >> experience with it comes from Monty Python.

    >
    > I really enjoyed the forging of the rings part.


    That was great!

    Cheri


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    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, notbob <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On 2012-07-28, gloria p <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I enjoyed the Australian opening and closing ceremonies much more.

    >
    > How did you view them, Gloria? I got no tv.
    >
    > nb


    they invented this new thing called the internet

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    Chemo Guest

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    On Jul 28, 12:07*pm, "Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds" <atlas-
    bug...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > In article <slrnk185mm.2m8.not...@nbleet.hcc.net>, notbob <not...@nothome..com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > On 2012-07-28, gloria p <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote:

    >
    > > > I enjoyed the Australian opening and closing ceremonies much more.

    >
    > > How did you view them, Gloria? *I got no tv.

    >
    > > nb

    >
    > they invented this new thing called the internet


    Who's they? Al Gore invented the internet.

  12. #12
    notbob Guest

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    On 2012-07-28, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds <[email protected]> wrote:

    > they invented this new thing called the internet


    How do you think we're having this interchange? Smoke signals?

    Ferget I asked. :\

    nb

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  13. #13
    gloria p Guest

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    On 7/28/2012 10:42 AM, notbob wrote:
    > On 2012-07-28, gloria p <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I enjoyed the Australian opening and closing ceremonies much more.

    >
    > How did you view them, Gloria? I got no tv.
    >
    > nb
    >
    >



    On TV, but w/o one you could watch live streaming on your computer.

    gloria p

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    Nathalie from Belgium Guest

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    On 28/07/2012 11:00, injipoint wrote:
    > On 28/07/2012 5:45 AM, spamtrap1888 wrote:
    >>
    >> But what is the attraction behind the song "Jerusalem"? My only
    >> experience with it comes from Monty Python.
    >>

    >
    > From Wikipedia:
    > Multi-sport events
    > At the Commonwealth Games, Team England uses "Jerusalem" as the
    > victory anthem from 2010 onwards. The Commonwealth Games Council for
    > England conducted a poll of members of the public which decided the
    > anthem for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The three options were "God Save
    > The Queen", "Jerusalem" and "Land of Hope and Glory". Jerusalem was the
    > clear winner with 52% of the vote.[1]
    >
    > I only knew this because I was reading about their lack of an anthem
    > in "The English" by Jeremy Paxman
    >

    It 's also a reference to a poem by the great English poet William
    Blake. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_did...n_ancient_time

  15. #15
    Janet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > On 28/07/2012 11:00, injipoint wrote:
    > > On 28/07/2012 5:45 AM, spamtrap1888 wrote:
    > >>
    > >> But what is the attraction behind the song "Jerusalem"? My only
    > >> experience with it comes from Monty Python.
    > >>

    > >
    > > From Wikipedia:
    > > Multi-sport events
    > > At the Commonwealth Games, Team England uses "Jerusalem" as the
    > > victory anthem from 2010 onwards. The Commonwealth Games Council for
    > > England conducted a poll of members of the public which decided the
    > > anthem for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The three options were "God Save
    > > The Queen", "Jerusalem" and "Land of Hope and Glory". Jerusalem was the
    > > clear winner with 52% of the vote.[1]
    > >
    > > I only knew this because I was reading about their lack of an anthem
    > > in "The English" by Jeremy Paxman
    > >

    > It 's also a reference to a poem by the great English poet William
    > Blake. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_did...n_ancient_time


    "The poem was inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus,
    accompanied by his uncle Joseph of Arimathea, a tin merchant, travelled
    to the area that is now England and visited Glastonbury during Jesus'
    lost years. The legend is linked to an idea in the Book of Revelation
    (3:12 and 21:2) describing a Second Coming, wherein Jesus establishes a
    new Jerusalem"

    The first scene of the London Olympics opening ceremony, the "green
    and pleasant land" was set at iconic ancient landmark Glastonbury Tor,
    then moved on to the Industrial revolution ("Dark satanic Mills") in
    the poem/song)

    Jerusalem has been the anthem of the Womens Suffrage movement in
    Britain; the Women's Institute , and several political parties; so both
    the poem and song are very well known and much loved favourites here.

    Janet UK


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    Gorio Guest

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    I thought Barcelona was the collest.




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  17. #17
    spamtrap1888 Guest

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    On Jul 29, 5:56*am, Janet <H...@invalid.net> wrote:
    > In article <5014ED09.9090...@mail.be>, lalinos...@mail.be says...
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On 28/07/2012 11:00, injipoint wrote:
    > > > On 28/07/2012 5:45 AM, spamtrap1888 wrote:

    >
    > > >> But what is the attraction behind the song "Jerusalem"? My only
    > > >> experience with it comes from Monty Python.

    >
    > > > *From Wikipedia:
    > > > Multi-sport events
    > > > * At the Commonwealth Games, Team England uses "Jerusalem" as the
    > > > victory anthem from 2010 onwards. The Commonwealth Games Council for
    > > > England conducted a poll of members of the public which decided the
    > > > anthem for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The three options were "God Save
    > > > The Queen", "Jerusalem" and "Land of Hope and Glory". Jerusalem was the
    > > > clear winner with 52% of the vote.[1]

    >
    > > > I only knew this because I was reading about their lack of an anthem
    > > > in "The English" by Jeremy Paxman

    >
    > > It 's also a reference to a poem by the great English poet William
    > > Blake.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_did...n_ancient_time

    >
    > * "The poem was inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus,
    > accompanied by his uncle Joseph of Arimathea, a tin merchant, travelled
    > to the area that is now England and visited Glastonbury during Jesus'
    > lost years. The legend is linked to an idea in the Book of Revelation
    > (3:12 and 21:2) describing a Second Coming, wherein Jesus establishes a
    > new Jerusalem"


    Doesn't Joseph of Arimathea figure into the whole King Arthur/Sword In
    the Stone deal as well? The Holy Grail?

    > * *The first scene of the London Olympics opening ceremony, the "green
    > and pleasant land" was set at iconic ancient landmark Glastonbury Tor,
    > then moved on to the Industrial revolution *("Dark satanic Mills") in
    > the poem/song)


    OK, the opening ceremony makes a lot of sense now.

    >
    > * *Jerusalem has been the anthem of the Womens Suffrage movement in
    > Britain; *the Women's Institute , and several political parties; so both
    > the poem and song are very well known and much loved favourites *here.


    Thanks!

    Considering that Monty Python began with a bare foot squashing
    something or other, I had a hard time taking seriously any song on
    that show that began "And did those feet?"

  18. #18
    Janet Guest

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    In article <18dbfd58-c24d-46bb-b2cb-
    [email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    >
    > On Jul 29, 5:56*am, Janet <H...@invalid.net> wrote:
    > > In article <5014ED09.9090...@mail.be>, lalinos...@mail.be says...
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > > On 28/07/2012 11:00, injipoint wrote:
    > > > > On 28/07/2012 5:45 AM, spamtrap1888 wrote:

    > >
    > > > >> But what is the attraction behind the song "Jerusalem"? My only
    > > > >> experience with it comes from Monty Python.

    > >
    > > > > *From Wikipedia:
    > > > > Multi-sport events
    > > > > * At the Commonwealth Games, Team England uses "Jerusalem" as the
    > > > > victory anthem from 2010 onwards. The Commonwealth Games Council for
    > > > > England conducted a poll of members of the public which decided the
    > > > > anthem for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The three options were "GodSave
    > > > > The Queen", "Jerusalem" and "Land of Hope and Glory". Jerusalem wasthe
    > > > > clear winner with 52% of the vote.[1]

    > >
    > > > > I only knew this because I was reading about their lack of an anthem
    > > > > in "The English" by Jeremy Paxman

    > >
    > > > It 's also a reference to a poem by the great English poet William
    > > > Blake.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_did...n_ancient_time

    > >
    > > * "The poem was inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus,
    > > accompanied by his uncle Joseph of Arimathea, a tin merchant, travelled
    > > to the area that is now England and visited Glastonbury during Jesus'
    > > lost years. The legend is linked to an idea in the Book of Revelation
    > > (3:12 and 21:2) describing a Second Coming, wherein Jesus establishes a
    > > new Jerusalem"

    >
    > Doesn't Joseph of Arimathea figure into the whole King Arthur/Sword In
    > the Stone deal as well? The Holy Grail?


    Yes, but pretty mythical. Whereas Glastonbury Tor is real and has a
    very long (real) history

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glastonbury_Tor

    Janet
    >
    > > * *The first scene of the London Olympics opening ceremony, the "green
    > > and pleasant land" was set at iconic ancient landmark Glastonbury Tor,
    > > then moved on to the Industrial revolution *("Dark satanic Mills") in
    > > the poem/song)

    >
    > OK, the opening ceremony makes a lot of sense now.
    >
    > >
    > > * *Jerusalem has been the anthem of the Womens Suffrage movement in
    > > Britain; *the Women's Institute , and several political parties; so both
    > > the poem and song are very well known and much loved favourites *here..

    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Considering that Monty Python began with a bare foot squashing
    > something or other, I had a hard time taking seriously any song on
    > that show that began "And did those feet?"




  19. #19
    Doug Freyburger Guest

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    spamtrap1888 wrote:
    >
    > But what is the attraction behind the song "Jerusalem"? My only
    > experience with it comes from Monty Python.


    I know and like the song from Emerson, Lake and Palmer of the
    Progessive Rock 1970s and 1980s. At the time I was aware that it was an
    old traditional song. It was used in Monty Python as well? I've gone
    through phases of liking and disliking them. I eventually settled into
    liking them.

    So, recipes for Monty Python. I take it similar to Reticulated Python
    or other snakes. I've had rattlesnake jerky. Merely okay.

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    notbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 2012-07-28, gloria p <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I enjoyed the Australian opening and closing ceremonies much more.

    >
    > How did you view them, Gloria? I got no tv.


    Foil helmet with signal enhancing wire coathanger.



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