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Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by greeneyed » April 4, 2018, 8:15 pm

Was it too much to hope that the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony would be completely tasteful... and not descend into kitsch?
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Post by reptar » April 4, 2018, 8:20 pm

greeneyed wrote:Was it too much to hope that the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony would be completely tasteful... and not descend into kitsch?
It wouldn't be the Gold Coast otherwise
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Post by Captain Punish » April 4, 2018, 8:20 pm

It was always going to be very basic. I hope to see Vanessa Amarosi and Nikki Webster rocking their wares by full time of the ceremony.

Surely there is room for them?

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Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by reptar » April 4, 2018, 8:28 pm

No Christine Anu?
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Post by reptar » April 4, 2018, 8:29 pm

What about the Justice Crew?
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Post by greeneyed » April 4, 2018, 8:29 pm

It is like local yokels abound.
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Re: Commonwealth Games 2018

Post by greeneyed » April 4, 2018, 8:29 pm

reptar wrote:
April 4, 2018, 8:28 pm
No Christine Anu?
She's already been on.
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Post by reptar » April 4, 2018, 8:30 pm

greeneyed wrote:
reptar wrote:
April 4, 2018, 8:28 pm
No Christine Anu?
She's already been on.
I wasn't watching. Obviously. Don't need to when I can get updates from here. :)
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Post by Captain Punish » April 4, 2018, 8:31 pm

I got to watch some of it on Sat night for the dress rehearsal. It's all pretty standard 'australiana" crap. A friend who is a volunteer for the games live streamed it.

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Post by greeneyed » April 4, 2018, 8:32 pm

The national anthem is an absolute disgrace.
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Post by greeneyed » April 4, 2018, 8:33 pm

I've never been so embarrassed by a rendition of the national anthem.
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Post by reptar » April 4, 2018, 8:33 pm

greeneyed wrote:The national anthem is an absolute disgrace.
In general? Or the presence of Prince Big Ears wasn't enough to inspire a good performance?
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Post by greeneyed » April 4, 2018, 8:35 pm

Couldn't they find Julie Anthony and Human Nature? Now that was a rendition of the national anthem!
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Post by reptar » April 4, 2018, 8:38 pm

Did they trot out Jason Donovan and Craig McLachlan?
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Post by Captain Punish » April 4, 2018, 8:38 pm

Craig finishes with some stand up.

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Post by greeneyed » April 4, 2018, 8:39 pm

reptar wrote:
April 4, 2018, 8:38 pm
Did they trot out Jason Donovan and Craig McLachlan?
Not yet. Now they're showing a beach party on sand.
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Post by -TW- » April 4, 2018, 8:40 pm

reptar wrote:Did they trot out Jason Donovan and Craig McLachlan?
It was the **** montage thing of people singing a line at a time

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Post by greeneyed » April 4, 2018, 8:40 pm

There is a lot of pretending to swim, because... there's no water, just sand.
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Post by reptar » April 4, 2018, 8:41 pm

Will that **** with the long jump?
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Post by Schifty » April 4, 2018, 8:42 pm

I wasn't really interested in this until I found out there was a Scottish basketball team.

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Post by greeneyed » April 4, 2018, 8:43 pm

They've dug up Ricki Lee! There is also pretend water and waves on the shore in the form of lighting effects. That's not a bad effect really.
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Post by reptar » April 4, 2018, 8:43 pm

Schifty wrote:I wasn't really interested in this until I found out there was a Scottish basketball team.
The Scottish Swimming Team were staying at the hotel attached to my apartment building.
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Post by reptar » April 4, 2018, 8:44 pm

Shannon Noll?
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Post by greeneyed » April 4, 2018, 8:44 pm

I think I'd like to watch this with reptar. We could be sarcastic all night!
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Post by greeneyed » April 4, 2018, 8:46 pm

Now they're bringing out the teams. Every team has their county name on... a surf board! Carried by a nipper! There's some innovation!
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Post by reptar » April 4, 2018, 8:46 pm

It IS the Commonwealth Games. Is it supposed to be serious?! :)
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Post by reptar » April 4, 2018, 8:48 pm

Was there any Gold Coast police doing shady drug deals? Either as part of the ceremony, or for real? The ceremony would be great cover
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Post by -TW- » April 4, 2018, 8:50 pm

Why the hell is this on a Wednesday night?

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Post by -TW- » April 4, 2018, 8:51 pm

And now for the countries you need an atlas for

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Post by Schifty » April 4, 2018, 8:52 pm

They should have had every countries name on a mirror with white powder that totally isn't cocaine.

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Post by reptar » April 4, 2018, 8:54 pm

Schifty wrote:They should have had every countries name on a mirror with white powder that totally isn't cocaine.
Now that's coast life!
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Post by Schifty » April 4, 2018, 8:55 pm

Can someone let me know when Zillman rides in on a horse?

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Post by greeneyed » April 4, 2018, 8:56 pm

Now that did make me LOL.
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Post by Dr Zaius » April 4, 2018, 8:59 pm

The most iconic part has been Christine Anu's fake boobs nearly popping out of her shirt. Very GC.

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Post by reptar » April 4, 2018, 9:00 pm

Schifty wrote:Can someone let me know when Zillman rides in on a horse?
Ha! Poor Zip Zip, remind me a lot of Marty McLinden or Mick Monaghan.
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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