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Thursday, 24 May 2012


Even though the year started 5 months ago, 2012 started last week for many in the uk.

It started last week in Cornwall with the arrival of the Olympic Flame, proud torch bearers around the country waiting for their Andy Warhol moment.-  8000 in all from what i can gather, nominated by local communities and no doubt they have been counting down the days til they can do their part and claim a very small slice of history.

i can`t be the only one that sees the olympics as a fortnight of tv and tracksuits, and to be honest ...( ...a phrase that should only be used once every 10 years, enforcable by law )... i paid no attention until i saw how much these torches were fetching on e-bay.. the first ones went on-line within hours and........wow. 

of course, if you have to pay for the torch in the first place,( around £200, but that includes the uniform. ) i`m assuming that it belongs to you and you can do what you want with it. .  i watched one sell for £150 000 two days ago. there was a bit of a moral backlash and hasty auction edits to include charitable elements, but all the same...wow. why wait 20 years to queue up with all the others at your nearest Antiques Roadshow when you can cash in now.?

 if you own one of these torches  and you are stuck for ideas, i have a few suggestions.

p.s. : some tracksuits will be worth a small fortune when its all over.

note to self : stop googling jessica ennis, you`ll go blind..

thanks for reading.


  1. I'm afraid I have little interest in the games at the moment!

  2. I don't have much interest either. I know I should be swelling with national pride and what not, but it's just not me.

  3. I'm not a real big sports nut but I always watch the Olympics. I'm looking forward to seeing the London games!

  4. So glad you're back! :)

    I totally forgot it was leap year and therefore Olympics time again! Silly banana, me! I'll bet the Saffas clean up in the athletics department, we usualy do! I should pay more attention, but I actually don't watch telly. There's bugger all on over here! Perhaps I'll tune in when the games begin. It's a right sight better than what's normally on!

    Have a wicked weekend! Much love. :) ♥♥♥

  5. What kind of ninny would pay 150k for one of those things? It looks like an ice cream cone.

  6. I love it when the Olympics come around, gives me a reason to boast about American superiority :D. But no really, I love watching the Olympics, especially all the ceremonies. To watch people from all over the world come together peacefully gives me hope in humanity.

  7. I love the Olympics and I can't wait to see it in London. I think this is going to be one of the best Olympics ever!

  8. Well.. I mean.. S*** I wanna sell those torches now D=

  9. I've always been a big fan of the Olympics and I'm sure London will put on a good show. Not sure how their athletes will do; other than the 'footballers' as you call them, I can't name a single one. (That could be my yank ignorance though!)

  10. wow is def. the word for that torch.

  11. Well said. I look forward to the Luciferian ritual that will be the opening ceremonies.

  12. I'll tune in for the games but the torch relay run holds little interest for me.

  13. I find myself giving only slightly more fucks about the Olympics that I do about whatever football is going on at the moment.

    I might watch some people run, or jump things, or the ladies beach volleyball, but I really don't give a shit about torches or ceremonies or whatever.


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