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28 July 2012

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Links

  1. BBC News - How to read London

    Paul Mason, brilliant on the nature of London. Well worth a read.

  2. Olympic Games opening ceremony: irreverent and idiosyncratic – a very British coup | Marina Hyde | Sport | The Guardian

    “I’m still reeling that a country that can put on a show that hilariously bonkers is allowed nuclear weapons.”

  3. Olympic opening ceremony a Labour party broadcast? Yup, that’s about right | Sport | The Guardian

    “This is it. This is Britain. Any idiot can industrialise. It takes a giant of a nation to make its healthcare provision free at point of need.” via @D_Nye_Griffiths

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    The opening ceremony was wonderful second time too. Without the commentary even the walking athletes were very watchable for a while.

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    @benterrett Would you mind awfully?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @Pickledegg101 As I've seen it, that's not much of a spoiler :)

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    Her indoors is back indoors from her holiday and hasn't seen the opening ceremony so we're going to watch it again tonight. Already excited.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @schulze I did 15 minutes on a rowing machine only this morning! We're practically straddling the podium already!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I already want to take up all the sports. (Except dressage.)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    The spirit of the Olympics: tape stuck over a prohibited logo on an athlete's shirt.

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    One day, humans will evolve the skill that, having seen themselves on a screen, enables them to wave at the camera, rather than the screen.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    OH "You know the lady who gave me first aid after my accident? She's here and she carried the Olympic torch! She has it here! It's so cool!"

    Islington, England, United Kingdom

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    (An ambiguity that's only encouraged by the penny farthing that's locked to the bike racks here.)

    Islington, England, United Kingdom

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    A white carriage pulled by two white horses rolled along Old Street. I guess it's a wedding rather than a hip form of "authentic" transport.

    Islington, England, United Kingdom

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    Look Mum No Hands completely packed with cycling viewers, plus a film crew. Sitting outside in the sun listening to people talk French.

    Islington, England, United Kingdom

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Woke up after a really surreal dream, with a weird feeling of being very happy to be in Britain.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Good, well done all, that was a completely amazing 90 minutes or so. Brilliant, heart-warming and exciting. Same time tomorrow?

  • Liked tweets

  • mrchrisaddison’s avatar

    I realise some people get confused between 'multiculturalism' and modern music/people who don't look alike.

  • charltonbrooker’s avatar

    I see Aiden Burley MP is representing Britain in the 200m back-pedal

  • gwire’s avatar

    BBC talking to kids from opening ceremony: "The greatest moment of your lives and it will never happen again. How does that make you feel?"