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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Auld lang syne.....?
So there we are! It's finally finished, all the various winners have returned as heros (or otherwise) to their respective countries, where they can start kitting themselves out in Army Uniforms, ready for the next combat - probably against the Chinese...!
Against all Western expectations, Mao did NOT descend from wherever to carry the flame, and the hoped for Meterological conditions did not happen either.
In fact the Olympic flame probably contributed to any planet warming effects more than
the actual traffic circulation. Western Athletes who turned up in Michael Jackson style masks were disappointed!
The chinese population, finding mainly that their incomes were not up to the entrance prices, stayed at home in front of small and gigantic screens - just like the other supporters during the Soccer World Cup, and other "massive public" sports events, leaving the coast free for the privileged and rich! The plebs and "normal" citizens had fulfilled their role - paying the bill!
We found out that black magicwas actually a simple question of forced explosions miles away to make the menacing clouds release their contents elsewhere!
We played a "flying" visit to London, and were presented with a London Red Bus, which, in turn, changed itself into what resembled an Army Troop Carrier, and then disgorged heaps of strange beings, doing dances and things, during the course of which, it seemed to me, they turned over the poor guy in the wheelchair (representing, I presume, the handicapped community). The simple fact that this London bus came ALONE was total propaganda - everybody who has ever lived in London knows they only ever come in convoys!
We were treated to the usual (and for English people - normal) sight of David Beckham kicking a football OVER the crossbar...! But I didn't see his wife anywhere!
All in all, apart from the well known Chinese pastimes of mass aerobics, and fireworks, a relatively normal Olympic scenario.
Of course, the costs have just gone up a little bit since the last Games in London, a few years back!
Finally we were all left posing the same question - Will I be watching in four years time.....?