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  1.  (10772.21)
    It's probably good he can write in 140 characters. They don't leave much space on those job centre forms to write what you've been doing to find work, because he will be lucky to have a job after this, especially following his ss uniform stag night debacle
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2012
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    However it looks like Boyle has pulled off a bit of subversion, basically using the event as a huge advert for the NHS, also resulting in the first lesbian kiss broadcast on Saudi TV and a massive celebration for British art, film, music and literature under the noses of a Tory govt. IMO a nice piece of use the system against the system subversion. If we have to have the Olympics then this was the way to recover something from it.


    The blatancy of the NHS sequence was unbelievable :-D
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2012
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    Shami Chakrabarti carrying the Olympic flag is *really* going to upset some people too.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2012
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    I don't think you can get more British than that was.

    Haha.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2012
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    Cheering the torch on, it felt like I had been nostalgically scooped to a feeling of carnival, if only for a second. But the flotilla didn't consist of dressed-up kids playing kettle drums - it was a corporate convey of cash-fueled corruption that melted my eyes. I clapped as whores thought they looked good dancing on the upper decks to vile music, which makes me nothing more than a grubby punter doing it behind his wife's back.

    The Mayor's voice may drone from speakers on the bus, but I don't understand a word of it.

    If this is a virus, then we must find a cure. My resistance cell is ready to go to work - we're just waiting for the activation word.

    ENGLAND PREVAILS, BITCHES!
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    It was pretty damn British, I'm struggling to think of anything major you could call British that they left out. Rather silly throughout, but in a nice way.

    I despise these games, what they're doing to London and this country, their cost and the corporate fascism, and the BBC's biased coverage, but actually that was a pretty great show.
    I thought at least 50% of it was great, and the parts that wern't it's more a case of pacing and inactivity than being embarrassingly lame.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2012
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    My resistance cell is ready to go to work - we're just waiting for the activation word.


    "Platypus."
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2012
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    THAT.


    WAS.


    PREPOSTEROUS.


    Rowan Atkinson FOREVER.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2012
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    "Platypus."

    CELL ACTIVATED: HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN - WEBGAFF IS NOW IN CONTROL.

    WHAT IS YOUR COMMAND?
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2012
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    Replace all the soda dispensers in all the stadiums (stadii?) with melted, lukewarm, sugar-free popsicles. That'll fucking show them.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2012
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    MISSION ACCEPTED: OPERATION PISS 'EM OFF WITH POPSICLES IS NOW IN FULL AND TOTAL EFFECT.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2012
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2012
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    *peeks-out from impromptu black-out bunker*

    Is it over yet?
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2012 edited
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    So did they construct the hundred-foot Voldemort specially, or did JK just bring it along?
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2012
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    Bollocks.

    Warren was invited onto BBC's Newsnight in order to watch & comment on the opening ceremony but was too sick to take part.

    Now that would've had me tuning-in, god damn it.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2012
     (10772.36)
    Last post here for the time being, cross my heart.

    From the above Guru of Vom-n-Squits' Twitter...um...timeline?...feed? Whichever.

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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2012
     (10772.37)
    I've been hearing a lot of things about protesters being arrested and held in buses without food or water. Anyone hear anything similar/more on this?
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2012
     (10772.38)
    @Alan - that would be the local branch of the legendary Critical Mass
    LOCOG clearly set out to taunt them by scheduling the opening ceremony for the last friday of the month.

    They've aggregated some fresh press, and a couple of youtubes of arrests being made, at that link already. People seem so desensitized and apathetic about the subjugation of the city anyway that I sort of doubt this will raise more than a couple eyebrows. Police are already handwaving it.

    I'm with flecky on the cash-fueled corruption thing, though probably not the popsicles. I did feel a sort of relief when it was all over and there was no dimensional portal being torn open by a hungry elder god. If relief is the right word.
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    OK I swear I wrote at least double that. Can't remember what it was though.
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      CommentAuthorEd Jackson
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2012
     (10772.40)
    Jesus fuck. Can the next nutter with an assault rifle please storm the Daily Mail offices instead of a cinema?

    Daily Mail bullshit here.