Monty Python Meets the Olympics: Welcome to London 2012

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So, we asked ourselves, what could London possibly do to match the massive spectacle that Beijing put on for the Opening and Closing ceremonies? It couldn’t possibly do anything to compare to the sheer scale of the Chinese efforts so (leaving aside the dire business with the double decker bus which I will pass over without further comment), the only answer was that most British of qualities: silliness. Check out the Mayor of London Boris Johnson at London House in Beijing on the night of the Closing Ceremony here. Priceless. Don’t forget to catch Seb Coe (er, sorry, Lord Coe), head of the London organizing committee behind him cracking up repeatedly. Can’t see Liu Qi reacting the same way under similar circumstances somehow…….:)