Opening Ceremonies

  • rugbyjockca

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    Sep 10, 2007 5:09 PM GMT
    I know I'm still kind of new to rugby culture and all that, but...uh...the World Cup Opening Ceremonies...um....I don't really get it.

    Why did they have yellow hearts on their chests and blue balloon hats? And the shoulder spikes? Was someone channeling a drag queen from the 80s?

    Is it a French thing?
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    Sep 10, 2007 7:14 PM GMT
    Yes, yes it is. The French are an ineffable bunch. Don't try to understand, just axt aux fait and talk about the symbolism in fairly vague terms.
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    Sep 11, 2007 4:01 AM GMT
    Ineffable, haven't heard that in a while. But honestly the French are subject to the same vices and weakness for kitsch as the rest of us. I mean why would you need shops dedicated to stuff from Provence in Lyon -- what 2 hrsor less to the real thing at most? Or the fascination with those little plastic gomes? Now really how far is that from a pink flamingo?
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    Sep 12, 2007 4:50 AM GMT
    That's a wonderful story about the Samoan team! Thanks, I hadn't heard that, iscottosx