Saturday, 28 July 2012
Understated digs at the evil monsters that threaten not just our glorious NHS system but world health, while at the same time celebrating British creative writing! Rowan Atkinson's skit/daydream with its clear (while self deprecating message) that only pillocks cheat!
I laughed at the anti-establishment choices of music and grinned at the reference to Kes and Train Spotting. Having Sir Tim Berners-lee there was a master stroke! The Daniel Craig and The Queen segment was pure genius, and epitomised our quintessentially British willingness to laugh at ourselves.
All the ticket sale and traffic jam cock-ups, all the vast waste of money that these games are, and the false hope or promise that they will in some way miraculously boost the economy was temporarily forgotten in a "Jolly good show!" I expect Danny Boyle will be chuckling all the way to a gong now!