London 2012 Olympics: The Opening Ceremonies Are Having A Laugh

It's hard to imagine any opening ceremony in my lifetime living up to the overwhelming spectacle that was at the Beijing Olympics. Just the sheer magnitude of what they were able to do was mindboggling. That said, while London didn't take my breath away with its big displays, it actually really impressed me by adding a lot of humor to an event that is usually dreadfully serious and filled with tradition. Sure, director Danny Boyle infused the 2012 opening with the proper amount of history (and a tribute to the National Health Service), but it was the quirkier moments that will still be talked about when it is Rio's turn to wow the world in 2016. Here are our favorite moments of the night:

TWoP 10: Reasons You Should Watch the Olympics

by Angel Cohn July 27, 2012 6:06 am
TWoP 10: Reasons You Should Watch the Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics finally kick off in London tonight with a massive opening ceremony, but the spectacle of the interpretive dancing and fireworks isn't the only part of this two-week sporting extravaganza that's worth watching. Even if you don't know Usain Bolt from Michael Phelps, here are plenty of reasons to tune in:

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

by Ethan Alter January 10, 2012 2:58 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Yes, but what does this mean for Cougarton Abbey?

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