Originally posted by voidla
Yes. Your comments were untrue. Sorry you have to hear that from someone other than yourself.
"There were illuminated horizontal 'wheels' in the stadium that resembled the Bruegel paintings." Great, it resembels something. I resemble another
human being. Am I them? Nope.
I didn't say they were the wheels from the painting themselves. That would be crazy as the wheels were from Bruegel's imagination. Are you seriously
saying that I was claiming the 'wheels' were someone magicked out of a painting and somehow made real as opposed to being things that looked like the
painting? And you accuse me
"A black taxi in EastEnders is more often than not used to represent someone leaving Walford/London." Nope. Black taxis are iconic for London.
Just like yellow taxis are famous for being New York taxis. They do not signify anything to do with leaving. Or are you ignoring when someone enter
Eastenders in a taxi. (I mean seriously, you're using Eastenders as a source?)
So the London 2012 Olympics couldn't make a point specific to London or British culture, evenwhen the organisers or the ceremonies have said it's
about representing British culture? Seriously? As for leaving or entering. It was the closing
ceremony: the whole thing
endings and leavings.
"Pete Townshend was done for paedophilia." Hitler was done for the murdering of millions of people. See, I can bring up pointless things too.
Was Hitler in the ceremony? No, but Churchill, the man who defeated him, was. Why was Churchill there? Because Churchill is/was relevant with his hat
and cigar and rude fingers. Townshend was there because he's relevant and the last thing he did of any relevance or note was to be questioned over
child porn images in Operation Ore.
"George Michael wore an 'out of character' weird skull belt." The man has recovered from pneumonia. He is 49 years old. A skull is a skull. It
is used in fashion. Nothing more.
Fashion or Olympic
fashion? I asked another poster this same question, if you were doing a 'turn' at the Olympics, would you think 'I'll wear
that skull belt even though I've never been associated with that kind of imagery or fashion before!" It's unlikely to say the least. Also, all
fashion is about making a statement - it's just a case of determining what that statement is. Fashion FACT.
"People were literally communicating with a recording of a dead man (Freddie Mercury, a known Zoroastrian who died of an AIDs-related
condition) akin to a seance." Erm. See this is where you need to do research. A moving image of someone who is dead, is not a seance. It is not
communication. It is a moving image.
need to do research. A seance is a communication with the dead. All I saw last night was a stadium full of people engaged in a
singing 'call and response' for a few minutes where the 'leader' sings/says something and the rest say it back. It's a form of
singing/communication/story telling/prayer found all over the world. Ever said 'Amen' in church? Call and repsonse in action (and also tying-in to the
"All the lyrics I quoted are from the songs and were quoted in the context they were played/sung." All the songs used at last night's ceremony
were famous and British songs. Nothing more, nothing less. We may not have songs singing about love and rabbits all the time, so when that happens we
may have to use a song with lyrics that aren't too happy. I mean, do you conclude every break-up song is the suicide note of the artist? (Do not use
that as a conspiracy, please.)
Of course all the songs were British. I'm not crazy. However, there were lots of British songs that didn't get included, so why select the ones they
did? Why 'Waterloo Sunset' (which I mentioned about paradise, setting suns, end of days and 'not being afraid') and not something like 'Victoria'
(from 'Arthur...') which exposes the reality of British society and they way that the elite shaft the poor? Did they roll a dice?
"Matt Bellamy is a conspiracy theorist and Brian May's track suit had buttons." You're a definite troll. I really hope ATS removes you and any
other accounts you have.
Where's the trolling in this? Matt Bellamy is a conspiracy theorist. I'm fairly sure there's been threads on here about his music (muse-sick, Muse
being the name of the band) before and there's been loads of internet discussion elsewhere about his writings. A conspiracy theorist writing and
performing the official Olympic theme and I'm trolling for pointing it something as notable as that? I bet you went bananas when Robbie Williams
joined ATS, or was that 'trolling' too.
And you accuse me of 'disinfo'?
edit on 13-8-2012 by Merriman Weir because: stuff