Monday, August 25, 2008

Done and Dusty

So that's the Oh-Limp-Ix over with for another 4 years then.

Inevitably, living in a family of sports nuts, I caught occasional glimpses of the action during the last fortnight.
Enough to see that it's as much about personal endeavour (triumph over adversity, ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, yada yada ...) as it is about sporting prowess and national pride.

And I saw a little of the closing ceremony, which was as spectacular as you might expect for an event costing several squillion quid.

I heard the commentators gushing about the 'passionate words' being sung.
So I listened:

Beijing, Beijing,
We like Beijing.
Beijing, Beijing,
We like Beijing.

Passionate? Now I don't know about you, but I prefer a bit more ... er ... passion in my passion.
Anyway, I've come up with a suggestion for a second verse:

Beijing, Beijing,
It is quite nice.
Beijing, Beijing,
Let's say it twice.

So what's next for 2012?
Howzabout this?

London, London,
Jump on the bus.
London, London,
We'll make a fuss.

Whaddya reckon? Are you inspired? Uplifted?
Is it passionate enough for you?

Feel free to add your own submissions in the comments box.


Zinnia Cyclamen said...

London, London,
Over budget,
London, London,
Boris fudged it.

Sharon J said...

I can't come up with a thing. I am clearly lacking the necessary passion.

Anonymous said...

London, London
Tessa Jowell,
Tony Blair
And Enoch Powell

Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!

Come to London,
See The Tower,
Dodge a shower
Pick a flower
(in the park you divvy)

Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!
Yeah. Yeah. Um…

Now that's passion.
Good to have you back Debi.

Unknown said...

Now is not the time to ask me to rhyme especially since I've recently had Olympix Boycottix against all those who think human rights are there just for kicks...

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Zinnia Cyclamen said...

BTW it's known as the Limp Pricks in our house - you put the emphasis on 'Limp' and say it quickly. ;-))

(Those two were me, above. Sorry. My fingers wouldn't behave. They spelt words wrong. Twice. Naughty, naughty fingers. They shall be chastised.)

Jan said...

Ive enjoyed them and think Id like to make the effort to visit Stratford in 4 yrs but I'm so aware that OTHER wonderful stuff may well be underfunded...

Debi said...

Zin - love that. My mate came up with another -
London, London,
We have no choice.
London, London,
Give us a voice.

Sharon - you? Lacking passion? Don't make me laugh ...

Joan - that's far too clever to be a contender. See? You're just not capable of dumbing down.

Ab Van - that's the trouble, isn't it? It's hard not to come over as a miserable killjoy.

Zin - oh, I am seriously loving that!

Jan - it's easy to see why people want to feel good about it all and I really, genuinely, honestly hope that I won't be standing with hands on hips in 4 yrs time saying, 'I told you so ...'