|The shrieking Samsung sponsor bus as the|
Olympic torch passed through Newquay
I quite enjoyed seeing the actual torch handover, but on seeing the procession and hearing the squawking sponsor girls geeing the crowd with their offer of "free mementos" (e.g. a one-sided union flag with SAMSUNG on the reverse) I remember thinking, "what on earth is this utter bollocks?"
|Intruder!! Olympic sponsor lock-down breached by a man on a pedal trike|
But fear not, taxpayers of the United Kingdom worried that this stunt may have damaged the ability of LOCOG to extract maximum revenue from commercial sponsors, thereby increasing substantially the cost to the taxpayer of the London 2012 Olympic Games... (Crap, I'm sure there is a law against uttering these words...)
|Cops gave chase!|
The police gave pursuit!
In front of these motorcycle cops sped a police officer on a pedal cycle, shouting "Oi! Oi! Oi!" at the man on the trike.
I thought for a minute, what with my fuzzy hangover and all, I had somehow volunteered myself as an extra in a sitcom. I hadn't laughed so much since we covered the stag in honey and birdseed and left him to the seagulls.
|Flame handed over safely!|