First things first- I did not find there to be a legitimate 'battle' between Mary Poppins and Voldemort. I know MP is awesome, but her simple act of flying in would not scare him away. Where was the action? Liars!
One of the good things about the opening ceremonies is that despite not watching with all my friends and family, text messaging means we can still share thoughts in real time. Highlights are below
Pannie: The first half hour can be summed up thusly: YAY ENGLAND!
Al: What the @#$% is this crap?
Mom: A storm knocked our our DirecTV right when the Red Queen appeared!
Al: Danny Boyle is apparently on more drugs than a Soviet athlete
Mom: Matt is pissing me off
Al: Holy @#$%^# Germany! Stick with designing cars, not clothes
Mom: Dad needs a Nigerian hat
And finally, my favorite image of the night, courtesy of many facebook friends