Saturday, August 04, 2012

#TeamGB makes Olympic history

No words: the pictures speak for themselves, and are circulating the globe. 

Let's see how Alex Salmond responds to this.


Blogger AncientBriton said...

Nice one Cranmer!

4 August 2012 at 23:27  
Blogger John Knox's lovechild said...

So well done England.

All British success is English succes and that is something Salmond will have to recognise now.

That'll teach the petty minded nationalist a thing or two when he follows the tear stained coverage of the BBC, unsurpassed for objectivity, as ever.

Can we start the race again, I had a bad start?

5 August 2012 at 09:24  
Blogger Tommy said...

Not sur ehow all british success is English success as the above comment says but lets drop the whole 'team GB' thingy, its awful and whoever coined it should be sacked ont he spot. We are not Americans, we dont need trendy high school titles, We are Great Britain , simple as that, does exactly what it says on the tin.

5 August 2012 at 10:39  
Blogger Gary said...

All this Olympics euphoria smells a little too much like idolatry for my taste.

5 August 2012 at 12:28  
Blogger Lakester91 said...

Surely it should be team UK. Are there no Northern-Irelanders on the team?

Then again I'm sure there are plenty of people who hate to be reminded that we are a kingdom and not some culture-less philistine republic.

5 August 2012 at 13:18  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

One hears the nationalistic Scots are building bridges with Norway, Iceland, Denmark and maybe Sweden. One cannot but help thinking they plan to replace their important part in the world through the present UK by forming a new club – “The Association of European Also Rans”.

Bloody good luck to them !

5 August 2012 at 13:55  
Blogger Corrigan1 said...

Salmond doesn't have to respond; Knoxious's smarmy comment is worth 100,000 votes to him.

5 August 2012 at 17:31  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

The correct title is for the Olympic team is:

Great Britain and Nothern Ireland.

5 August 2012 at 23:31  
Blogger Roy said...

@ John Knox's lovechild said...
So well done England.

All British success is English succes and that is something Salmond will have to recognise now.

Since when has Geraint Thomas been an Englishman? England and Scotland are not the only parts of Great Britain let alone the United Kingdom


5 August 2012 at 23:48  
Blogger non mouse said...

Is it not axiomatic that "the whole is the sum of its parts? So perhaps Mr. Knox meant something more like: An English success is a British success.

6 August 2012 at 01:58  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Cheers for the athletes are not misplaced. However, how much have those medals cost individually and wouldn't the money have been better spent on something more vital than this festival of totalitarian brand protection?

6 August 2012 at 07:38  
Blogger John Henson said...

British success has not stopped BBC News and Today from desperately seeking a negative Olympic story every day.

6 August 2012 at 08:46  
Blogger John Knox's lovechild said...

To be in team GB you have to be English or at least refrain from saying you do not support the English football team.

I am sorry but English people, by and large, think England is Britain and vice versa.

This is because most of them do not know the first thing about Scottish history and think it began circa 1603.

They are not alone in this ignorance of course, but for them and many others Britain and England are the same thing.

6 August 2012 at 08:49  
Blogger John Knox's lovechild said...

Oh and another thing.

I have had the opportunity to watch television coverage of this great event in England, France and Germany.

The BBC coverage is technically brilliant and easily the most chauvinist. The other day two rowers who came second broke down in tears and Inverdale, who was interviewing them, wept to camera.

I mean...

6 August 2012 at 08:53  
Blogger John Henson said...

John Knox's lovechild said...

The BBC coverage is ... easily the most chauvinist

I salute your knowledge of Russian, Chinese, Japanese and various other languages, and the fact that you have had time to listen to commentaries in all of them.

6 August 2012 at 09:10  
Blogger non mouse said...

Oh. Then I too must bow to Mr. Knox's knowledge of what every Sassenach thinks. Such temerity, we have, to imagine we know anything that's happening in our own minds!

6 August 2012 at 16:28  

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