And what better way to celebrate Team GB’s attack at the medal table than to get the blonde buffoonish mayor of the host city to dangle precariously from a zipwire, gushing with upper-middle class portmanteaus and waving a flag like a patriotic toddler. We here at the C&M ‘Cast are ruddy well enjoying the Olympic Games coming from these Isles Of Wonder, to which Danny Boyle referred to in his cracking opening ceremony (commentated by yours truly here). We’ve just recorded an Olympic special ahead of our annual jaunt up to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival, which should be ready for release by the weekend. If you’ve got tickets to the Games, why not listen to it on your slow, convoluted journey avoiding all the hot-spots responsibly? And if you haven’t got tickets, you can always watch it at home with a flag in your hand and get your neighbours to charge you extortionately for using their toilet and approved soft drinks!
And with that trite cynical observation, and GB’s medal standing actually doing quite well as it stands, let the Games continue!
PS We’re interested to know if the phrase “Honduran stripe”, referring to an area of a chap’s neck which is shaved to provide contrast with the main under-chin beard region, is being used by anyone in everyday conversation after we referred to it in Episode 16. Hit us back with comments or on our Facebook page if you have!
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