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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...


Aug. 8th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
USA TODAY reports a suggestion for the London opener:

"At the BBC, a reader asks Caroline Cheese how we (London) can compete with this? Good luck. Maybe they could reunite all the living actors who've played James Bond and Doctor Who? Or go completely different and get Monty Python, supplemented by the Comedy Store Players."

Aug. 9th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
Oh, I think that would be pretty fun. Otherwise, after the "friendly games" of Sydney, "the Olympics come home" of Athens and "the dragon games" of China I think we're heading for "the slightly crap" games. The "mustn't grumble" games.