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12 August 2011

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  1. The moral decay of our society is as bad at the top as the bottom – Telegraph Blogs

    I’ve read lots of good things about the many causes of the riots. But I can’t help but think they all come back to this kind of thing. I am fucking angry. (via everyone)

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    @antimega I'm enjoying this retro Glastonbury moment. It's the sound of a more innocent and carefree month.

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    @yo_stellar That is some nice paging you have there.

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    @genmon Even the names alone are somehow brilliant.

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    @dracos Ooh, thanks for the tip. Getting all goose bumpy at Beyoncé again.

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    @chrislunch Mmmmm, corndogs.

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    Beach volleyball looks a lot of fun. But all the stuff around it is a lot more crass than I expected for the lovely location.

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    @aleksk Yeah. And the host interviewing all the groups of pissed lads on the big screen doesn't help that, er, saucy side of things.

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    "Text Visa, your name, the name of the artist and the name of the song and we might play it!" If only London wasn't suffering a DJ shortage.

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    Being taught how to clap and then shout "OLÉ!" in response to a spaghetti-western style brass refrain. What's the volleyball connection?

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    I can understand the skimpy beach volleyball outfits, but the bikini-clad interval dancers are like political correctness never went mad.

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    At the beach volleyball. The ritualistic fan-clappy devices are scary, and the inter-point pop music jingles are already grating.

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    @infovore Ooh, ta, Amon Tobin booked!

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    @ianbetteridge Oh, smashing. I thought that would be a good thing for MPs to do but didn’t realise anyone did it. Job should be a privilege.

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    @chrislunch Yes, it’s not like we’re short of ever-increasing amounts of electronic things nagging at us, usually generated by real people.

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    @chrislunch I am sorry. I finally succumbed, but only lasted through the tutorial and then got bored/confused.

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    If you ever need an example of "treating the symptoms but not the cause"… Oh, MPs, what are we ever going to do with you?