I tuned in last night, most of it was unwatchable until the parade of athletes. Reminded me a lot of Atlanta actually. I can distinctly remember a part of the '96 opening ceremonies when half a dozen chrome Ford F-150s were driving around in a circle with cheerleaders - and being overwhelmingly embarrassed for my country. This was like that except my feelings for the Brits are mostly indifferent. They coulda saved half a billion $$$ (BP or whatever), and just had Python, Zepplin, and Floyd, and a few of those smokin hot Brit model ladies, then brought on the athletes.
Also, Willis looked like an olympic boss with that cape and his nation's flag. Good call on that one.