I tried to watch the Opening Ceremony here in New York. I tried real hard. Unfortunately NBC completely forgot that live television is possible in 2012. Thankfully I was entertained in real-time by a steady stream of WhatsApp commentary from a veritable united nations of UK friendos reporting from their respective sofas (and a handful from Hyde Park):
LA: Why have they put a ‘shire’ in the middle of the Olympic stadium? Here comes the cast of Sleepy Hollow!
TW: It’s going to get better. Just wait.
LA: It IS getting better!! The Queen is so nubile.
KP: Yayyyyyy Greece!
KK: Cammmmmmembert! V for Victory!!!
VH: Braaaaatwurst!!!! Nice outfits! (was a joke of course)
NY: Go Chinaaaaaaa! Hoi sin!
LRW: Aussie Aussie Aussie!!! Oi oi oi!!!
And all throughout this gripping live coverage I kept wondering… where’s FM?