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It's war

So, the opening of the Beijing Olympics and a land war in Europe... did we give the impression we were bored or something?

Because I would quite like less excitement than that. I wanted one kind of excitement, Olympics excitement. I wanted to look at Beijing's ceremony and enjoy myself by imagining what godawful shite London will serve up in an attempt to be "relevant" and "down with the kids" or similar. Except we will probably have a Tory government by then so we'll have military tattoos and Routemasters instead of dancing hoodies. And also Scotland will probably have seceded by then.

I did not want tanks in South Ossetia and airstrikes. No points to *you*, universe.

Six hours, thirty two minutes until I am on vacation, unless we run late. Which we do *every* *damned* *Friday*. I hadn't realised how much I needed a break until this week.

I have 10 weeks of holiday to use by next Easter. I just mention that in a gloating sort of way...

Comments

timesink
Aug. 8th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
I see that the South Ossetians cannot calculate the time difference between there and London and started their land war *before* you went on vacation. They're not following the rules, are they?

The Olympic still pictures are killing me. NBC has video locked down here until 8:08 pm ET, but I'm sure you're watching it live. :P
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 8th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Selfish Ossetian, Georgian and Russians. Why couldn't they wait until 7pm?

Re: Olympics -- I can't believe that NBC can do that. It's *news* for pete's sake. It is the most gorgeous thing to see though, they've spent a ton of money and it looked amazing. It's a pity that the Russians and Georgians are spoiling the party.

I am still baffled by the idea of people wanting a spoiler cut for *news*. Well, not baffled. Irked, maybe, though I do understand
timesink
Aug. 8th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
Well, seeing as how NBC has a lock on pretty much all U.S. broadcast video until NBC puts it on the air, spoiler cuts are pretty critical here.

Mind if I quote myself?

Another shook her head. "Infiltrate the system that operates the fountain. Tamper with the chlorination system. Add in some crypto or giardella. A flyover wouldn't work. I heard that the military had orders to shoot down anything that wasn't the Goodyear Blimp."

"Really?" the first scientist said. "Who has the authority to issue that kind of order?"

"NBC," a third federal worker said, and the entire group laughed.


I was only partly kidding. {g}
infinitemonkeys
Aug. 8th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
Truth in fiction! *g*