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Rowan Atkinson helps London open the Olympic Games with the theme from Chariots of Fire.

Definitely one of the highlights of the ceremony.

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In this carefully crafted "Olympic welcome" from London Mayor Boris Johnson, he reminds us that "the Games was the whore of Babylon."

Brilliant.

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In honor of the upcoming Olympics, YouTube nerd CGPGrey breaks down (for ignorant Americans) the difference between the City of London and the city called London.

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A new Olympic Games ad by Argentina stars Fernando Zylberberg, a star field-hockey player, training for London on the Falkland Islands. "To compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soil," the spot says. Problem is, the Falklands are a self-governing British territory over which the two countries have fought forever.

"The Olympics is about sport and not politics," said a spokeswoman for Britain's Foreign Office. "We are also dismayed at the insensitivity and disrespect demonstrated by the filmmakers in their use of a war memorial in the Falklands as a prop."

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