Well last night was the opening ceremony of the biggest underwhelming event in Australian sporting history. I am sorry, but I just can’t get excited about the Comm Games and I am sure I am not alone. Now I will state I didn’t watch the ceremony last night but I had running commentary from Niki and the Girls in the other room. The girls were really excited about the Games and wanted to sit up and watch it. It started at 8:30 (past their bedtimes) but we did the patriotic thing and let them stay up. 8:30 comes and you then sat through an hour of banal interviews of athletes and discussing how “excited” we all are. OK, so Channel 9 made good use of a captive audience to plug their celebs and sports stars on their books.
Then the ceremony starts well with a unique flying Tram (very
Soon enough cries of “boring” are heard form the girls and they get restless as the Queen prattles on. At this stage, I am justifying my stance of watching Little Britain on Channel 2 and soon enough, the girls go quiet as they’re asleep.
Niki persists and all I hear from the other room of “Oh my God” and “That’s ridiculous” as it seems that big fat Blinky Bill style Koalas, rubber thongs and the captains of the AFL teams dominate the remainder of the ceremony in front of large sections of empty seats.
Well enjoy the games
Listening: Black Eyed Peas “Monkey Business” – perhaps one of the best albums I have downloaded from BitTorrent yet.