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31 July 2012

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  1. Collective Joy « LRB blog

    Also on the opening ceremony: “It was love as sentiment, a nostalgic cry for what has been lost. And it is lost. There is no party of the left with a different attitude towards the economy, privatisation and cuts in benefits and the NHS.”

  2. Britain: this is for everyone - newsmary

    On the Olympic opening ceremony: “The opening, pastoral and construction scenes showed clear class delineations; the joyous riot of music and popular culture that grew from it showed disparate, distinct but equal individuals. There’s a vision of utopia there, and it is neither homogenous nor segregated.” (via Blech)

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    @D_Nye_Griffiths On page 2 should ‘Riley’ be ‘Daley’?

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    @antimega We’re going to have to talk you down gently when this is all over. Withdrawal will be terrible.

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    @benterrett @tomafro @alicebartlett They seem a bit friendly and sanitised. They’re not the *real* underlying animals of London.

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    @tomafro @alicebartlett Don’t blame us - we don’t control London’s psychogeography, we just make it apparent!

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    See! See! RT @alicebartlett: @philgyford twitpic.com/advkdr ?

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    @alicebartlett Yes, that’s *exactly* what I see on my desktop! And when I close my eyes. And in the mirror.

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    Look, look, it's someone wearing a rabbit outfit! maps.stamen.com/watercolor/#17… (That's the best link.)

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    (This is where you all agree and I realise I’m not mad.)

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    Keep noticing that Stamen’s Watercolor Maps, on my desktop w Satellite Eyes, make Elephant & Castle look like a person in a rabbit costume.