I fell strangely proud that I am not included in the array.
That's my position regarding the Olympics. The end-of-show stuff was on at lunchime today in the restaurant; the lady behind the bar asked me what I'd thought of the ceremony last night; she couldn't believe I didn't care to watch... I felt a chill come down. That's how I've always been with football, and in a place like Scotland, it didn't help much conversation-wise, but it did help me stay out of pubs. It was a bit detrimental to business, but what the hell, better poor than nuts.
What I did watch last night was Part 1 of a Gore Vidal on Gore Vidal
show on Omnibus, BBC4. His Ravello white-house-on-a-cliff was shown, briefly... Part 2 is on same time next week. That's the sort of stuff that I'd be perfectly happy for the Beeb to spend the money upon; leave crappy soaps and dreadful low-life dramas to the commercial channels; they have a natural audience for that shit. Oooh! snob! No, simply able to think.