Olympic Clock Watching

Yesterday, in Trafalgar Square the London Olympic Games organisers unveiled a clock that was supposed to count down the 500 days to the opening ceremony in July 2012. Today the clock stopped. There’s an obvious metaphor there, but we’ll ignore it and move on. There’s another problem. The clock was started at 19:30 GMT on […]

Olympic Gloating

Ok, so London will be hosting the Olympics. That’s bad enough. But what’s worse is having to put up with the terrible gloating and jingoism that it’s already bringing out in people. In the tube station at White City (and, I assume, elsewhere) London Transport had printed posters thanking all of their customers for their […]