The Olympic Trolley Dash

Jolly good, it’s here again! The quad-annual sports party started off by our toga clad friends in Greece is back. And it’s in London, in case you didn’t know.
Sebastian Coe is the man in the Chair, and if you ask me, he’s probably got a pesky toddler who has been taking the £50 notes out of Olympic budget and pushing them down the floorboards. How else do you plan to spend £81 million? Other than buying 540,000,000 Freddo bars (which have really taken a hit from inflation BY THE WAY) I’m struggling to find a reason for hovering up this much cash.
The first Pirates of the Caribbean film had a similar budget to this cultural shin dig. I’m serious. But will the opening ceremony have Johnny Depp in it? Will Keira Knightly float across London, flouncing about in a big dress shouting PARLE at every available opportunity? NO. Neither will Orlando Bloom take off his shirt and start a sword fight.
What’s more likely is that we’ll have David Cameron plodding about with his wife (who didn’t wear a hat to The Wedding. I know), K-Midz in an LK Bennet number jamming with the Queen and Boris on a bike.
It’s a sad outlook on Britain if you think of all of the places this cash could have been put instead. We’re still getting up off the floor from a hit of recession, and the rumour has it that there’s more to come. I don’t know what the outcome of all this will be, but I really hope the individuals who have suffered from the public sector spending cuts really, really enjoy the ceremony. There goes your pension everyone! It’s turned into a firework!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. zoey
    May 02, 2012 @ 11:14:13

    cool. but what i don’t understand is: are you saying that spending the same amount of money on a film that many people in the world do not even know about because it has two particular actors in it, is better than spending that same amount on an event that promotes sport and health in communities, changes people’s lives, requires a great deal of training and commitment and inadvertently raises awareness about other countries? that’s seems a little bit shallow to me.

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    • Rosie
      May 02, 2012 @ 11:24:06

      Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not disapproving of the Olympics as a concept. I 100% agree that it promotes sport and health and all of that, but the issue I’m raising is concerning solely the opening ceremony. That seems excessive, no?

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