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London 2012 - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
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London 2012
London has won the bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this.

I can not deny it will be good for our Capital. It will provide jobs and facilities and our faltering public transport system will get a much needed injection of cold hard cash.

On the other hand, I know without a doubt there will be pain over the next seven years as the transport system is fixed, and as East London gets a face lift. The event itself will bring the Capital to a standstill - which wouldn't worry me if I didn't have to get into work.

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nuala From: nuala Date: July 6th, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
You forgot about the likely increase in taxes.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: July 6th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
There are only ever two certainties in life, death and higher taxes...
nuala From: nuala Date: July 6th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Quite.
brightspot From: brightspot Date: July 6th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ack, and when I heard this on the news this morning, I was all set to come and congratulate you!! I hadn't even considered the effect the event will have on every day life. Yuck!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: July 6th, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I had to weigh it all up - I think I'm happy we got it. I was just being my normal pessimistic self :)
teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: July 6th, 2005 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I understand your reservations, but the development needs to be done .. it was painful in Docklands years ago, and is still ongoing, but is very much needed. As for the actual couple of weeks ... rent your house out to unsuspecting yanks, given your proximity to the A13 and hide away far from London on the extortionate rental income you charge :o)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: July 6th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
The development has been much needed for years. It's a shame it takes an event like this to get something done about it.

I've already warned nicky that I may well be working from home for a month... she then reminded me that neither of us may still be working here then, she wants to retire to the country before that! :)
teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: July 6th, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
it is a while to wait still .. just been in a meeting with Nicky, she was talking about Lux GTA - you gonna have any involvement in that?
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: July 6th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I seriously doubt I will have much if anything to do with it - I am really quite pleased about that :)
topkat From: topkat Date: July 6th, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought exactly the same things as you....its great news but is this going to screw me up getting into work for the next 7 years!!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: July 6th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tis a good excuse for getting in late though eh?
topkat From: topkat Date: July 6th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
do you need another reason then ;)
tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: July 6th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just realised--I will be 31 when this happens.

You'll be 41.

Jesus.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: July 6th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jesus would be 2012 ... :p

31... that's almost over the hill dear... :)
brightspot From: brightspot Date: July 6th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey - watch it, you! I'll be 30 this eyar!!!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: July 6th, 2005 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
No way! - You don't look a day over 21 ;)
brightspot From: brightspot Date: July 6th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! I love you, James...have I mentioned that lately?
wan1 From: wan1 Date: July 6th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

I don't believe it!

That can't possibly be true! I shall only be fifty um um something!!!
nuala From: nuala Date: July 6th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cause, ya know, that's ancient. Bitch. ;-)
teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: July 6th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think I like you anymore :(
tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: July 6th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Join the queue. :)
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