In any list of poisonously sanctimonious, excruciatingly dull and grotesquely self-important institutions the Olympic Games must rank high, up somewhere near the United Nations and the League of Women Voters. Horrifyingly, London is now joining New York and the other lemming cities that want to host this ghastly event.
Samizdata’s David Carr is not impressed:
“No. Non. Nein. Njet. Let the French have it. Or the Russians. Or the Brazilians. Or somebody. Anybody. Just not here. Go away. Sod off. Scram. Sling your hook. Get lost.”