Swedish politicians seem to lack humour. Therefore I am now a bit envious of Great Britain since you seem to have politicians who not only have humour but actually use it. Here are some of the comments about the Olympic Games by London mayor Boris Johnson. No Swedish politician would ever be this fun.
1. Yaaay! Team GB has won some medals, as Lizzie Armitstead gets silver in the cycling road race and Rebecca Adlington wins bronze in the 400 metres freestyle. There must be every chance that we will win a few more in the next couple of weeks – in cycling, rowing, sailing and riding, all sports at which British athletes seem to excel and all of which involve sitting down.
2. We are also pretty good at events that involve actually running around and jumping over things, so we shouldn’t rule out the possibility of medals there, too.
7. The president of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, made a truly excellent speech, in which he paid tribute to the role of Britain in either inventing or codifying the sports we celebrate at the Olympics. Only a small proportion of his speech was in French.
8. Jeremy Hunt has introduced a new sport to the Games, to go with the discus, shot-put, javelin. It is bell-whanging. He shows his class on YouTube. The rules have yet to be codified – there is still a dispute about whether you get extra points for hitting a spectator – but you can be sure they will be codified in London.
16. The Olympics are proving to be a boost to tattoo parlours. Plenty of people seem to want their thighs inscribed with “Oylimpics 2012” and other ineradicable mis-spellings.
17. No single athlete was able to swank about having the honour of lighting the cauldron, since that went to a collection of young athletes. This was a typically brilliant and diplomatic decision by Seb Coe.
19. As I write these words there are semi-naked women playing beach volleyball in the middle of the Horse Guards Parade immortalised by Canaletto. They are glistening like wet otters and the water is plashing off the brims of the spectators’ sou’westers. The whole thing is magnificent and bonkers.
I cut this from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/9437495/London-Olympics-2012-heres-20-jolly-good-reasons-to-feel-cheerful-about-the-Games.html#
I am truly envious. Brilliant. Wiff Waff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uix9kXIMVRM
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