Sunday, May 6, 2012

Austerity

Enjoy, London:

There seems to be no limit to the efforts of Lord Coe and his friends at the International Olympic Committee to bring this summer's London Games into ridicule and contempt. A week-long "military exercise" is currently under way in the capital. RAF Typhoon jets are to scream back and forth over the Thames. Starstreak surface-to-air missile batteries are being set up in East End parks and on flats in Bow, with 10 soldiers manning each one. Army and navy helicopters will clatter back and forth, with snipers hanging from their doors "to shoot down pilots of terrorist planes".

Machine-guns will for the first time be toted by guards on the London tube. Police special forces, "trained to kill", will wear balaclavas to avoid identification. There are to be naval landing craft roaming the coast off Weymouth and submarines at the ready. The Olympics have become a festival of the global security industry, with a running and jumping contest as a sideshow. No one in government dares call a halt. Nero in his prime could not have squandered so much money on circuses.

Need we add a "FUCK THE OLYMPICS" to this?

FUCK THE OLYMPICS

16 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

And England will still win 2 fifths of fuck all.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I have started telling the banks and the utility companies that all they need is a little austerity, and that sending them a check just creates a Moral Hazard for them.

mikey said...

Huh.

I dunno about standing around the roof of an apartment building manning a SAM battery - that sounds kinda stoopid.

But hanging out of a chopper in a harness with a scoped rifle - c'mon, TELL me that doesn't sound like more fun than Track 'n fucking Field...

Substance McGravitas said...

They could use shooting competitors.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Remember that guy they shot on the subway?

Anarchy in the U.K.
~

Substance McGravitas said...

Sure do. I believe he was carrying a deadly backpack, something I'm certain will not be seen during the Olympic festivities.

Substance McGravitas said...

Let me correct myself. I did not know that the police planned that shit out.

mikey said...

Oh HELL no.

Just tell 'em he's carrying a command-detonated bomb and watch how fast they flip his switch.

Multiple rounds to the brain stem - dood, you don't have to plan that, just scare people enough to make it a rational reaction...

Smut Clyde said...

I have a few days in Londers at the end of June. LUCKY ME.

Substance McGravitas said...

Just try not to move around or do anything or, you know, missile strike.

Smut Clyde said...

If you are trying to say "Do not get shit-faced on Fuller's ESB and ride around on public transport ranting", let's be realistic.

Kathleen said...

crazy town.

el Manquécito said...

If you are trying to say "Do not get shit-faced on Fuller's ESB and ride around on public transport ranting", let's be realistic.

In my experience this is inevitable.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Sten guns in Knightsbridge, indeed!

I find an appalling lack of Goatse in your post.

mikey said...

Hey Subs!

Your long years of waiting are over!

GIMP 2.8 is shipping!

Oh wait - no binaries for Mac yet.

Well, I'm sure somebody'll do the pick n shovel work pretty soon...

Substance McGravitas said...

What I'm waiting for is the animation module, which last I looked had never shown up EVER.