You might have missed it, but the 30th Olympiad kicked off last evening. The opening ceremony was miles from the highly regimented drills performed by proud, completely terrified Chinese “volunteers” that we saw four years ago marching in lockstep around the arena; instead we got a wonderful combination of pomp and goofiness from the entirety of Great Britain, up to and including one hell of an entrance from Her Highness:
Yes, the opening ceremony featured none other than a stuntman dressed as the Queen parachuting from a hovering helicopter, escorted by none other than Daniel Craig as James Bond. I guess if you’re going to make an entrance, you’re going to do it in style!
Of course, this is nothing I wouldn’t expect from an Olympic Committee that selected a logo that closely resembles Lisa Simpson giving her brother head:
All kidding aside, I absolutely love the British. I can’t wait to see what else they have in store for this year’s Summer Games! It’s also good to know that nobody’s going to get shot because they missed a cue.