Tue Jun 12th, 2012 at 05:40:06 AM EST
I've been mostly ignoring the London Olympics, but there's something hilarious about this:
The Olympic Stadium will be transformed "into the British countryside" for the opening ceremony of the Games on 27 July, which has a £27m budget.
A cast of 10,000 volunteers will help recreate country scenes, against a backdrop featuring farmyard animals and landmarks like Glastonbury Tor.
The opening scene will be called "Green and Pleasant", artistic director Danny Boyle revealed.
He added the ceremony would create "a picture of ourselves as a nation."
Rural places make up 86% of England. Nearly one-fifth of our population live and work there (9.8 million people), in a patchwork of farms, hamlets, villages and towns. These rural areas are living, dynamic communities which contribute significantly to the national economy and to our national heritage, culture and character.
The Opening Ceremony is a celebration showcasing the best of the Host Nation.
Well, that's those nasty industrial, messy, cosmopolitan cities put in their place.