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The Late Movies: Olympic Humor

By now, you’ve seen the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. In between events this weekend, you can decompress with some funny views of the games, old and new.

Silly Olimpiad

Monty Python’s take on the whole thing.
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Olympic Vermin

Even London’s urban wildlife is getting into the Olympic spirit!
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Kurt Angle’s Comeback

Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle vows to returns to the Olympics …16 years later!
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Men’s Synchronized Swimming

The classic routine from Harry Shearer and Martin Short.
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Paul Hunt

The world’s most famous comedy gymnast does a demonstration of the events. The women’s events.
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Welcome to London!

The Mayor of London welcomes the world to his city for the 2012 Olympics! Boris Johnson was a journalist before becoming a politician, so there is a wealth of sources for cassetteboy to use in making this.
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The Olympic Banana

Omar has his moment in the spotlight. Read the story here.
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Bonus: some background music you can come back to anytime you need a pick-me-up during the Games.

Bugler’s Dream

“Bugler’s Dream” was composed by Leo Arnaud in 1958 for his Charge Suite. It became associated with the Olympics because American TV networks ABC and NBC used it for their Olympic coverage.
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Olympic Fanfare and Theme

Composed by John Williams for the 1984 album The Official Music of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles 1984.
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Extra Bonus: The Olympic Cauldron

Here’s a compilation of the cauldron-lighting, winter and summer, from 1968 to 2010.
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