Saturday, 18 August 2012

Full Circle at the Close

Rather than just laughing off the Pussy Riot episode, Putin has ill-advisedly decided to react to it. Bad move, Vlad!

Perhaps we are seeing the beginning of the end of Putin...

Patriarch Kiril of Moscow, the bloke who accused Pussy Riot of blasphemy, is not above a bit of controversy himself. If you look at this photo, you'll see he's wearing a watch - it's a £20,000 Breguet - one of the most expensive watches in the world.

Subsequent photos showed the watch airbrushed out, but the telltale reflection from the table was still visible. Oops!

Watched the rest of the Olympic closing ceremony last night on iPlayer. It certainly separated the talented (Jessie J, Muse, Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran, Gary Barlow)  from the talentless (Liam Gallagher). Even so, they could have pre-recorded a number of the songs to overcome the sound system limitations and got the acts to mime.

Notable absentees were Led Zep, Floyd (or most of them), Cliff and his Shadows, Bowie, the Stones, Cream, Tom Jones and Genesis. I thought St Paul McCartney was due to appear - or if he did then I missed him while fast forwarding through the boring bits.

Loved Eric Idle's totally off-the-wall celebration of Pythonesque surrealism. Sublime!

Mentioning Victoria Beckham in the same breath as eminent British fashion designers was a bit cringeworthy; she's in a totally different (Premier) League.

And as for that octopus with Norman in it - where the hell did that come from? It was a bus when I first looked at it. Brilliant!

Loved all those roof-top missiles going off at the end.

Right! Off up to Slackistan for that chandelier.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like Kiril is on to a good thing then, though if there is a God then one wonders what he thinks of it - which is probably why cunning old Kiril wears a lightning conductor on his head...