The opening ceremony is the only part of the Olympics I ever really make sure to watch.
The torch was very, very good. I don't think anyone will ever top Barcelona, but I was very impressed with the whole thing.
What I was really, really hoping for, was the Queen, grasping on to the side door of an old Routemaster bus, torch gripped in the other hand, as it hit a ramp and was sent flying over the top and lighting it as she went, with just enough time to dust of her gloves and adjust her crown before hitting the track and running over Cameron and Boris who were trying to bike away.
She would have climbed gracefully down from the bus, blew fire out of mouth, and screamed 'LUDI INCIPIANT!' before disappearing in a puff of smoke.
Think about how many clowns can pile into one of those little cars. That's a synonym.