Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Olympics!


     Tonight's the night! It's the night that the 2012 Summer Games finally begin! Now, I don't care too much about sports, but the Opening Ceremonies are worth all the hubub. It's a time when a country can show off to the world, and let everyone know just how wonderful they are. Now, I don't know anyone who thinks that England isn't great. so now, let's take a moment to appreciate all of the things that make the UK a wonderful place in honor of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Because let's be real. If Britain hadn't colonized the 'New World' our lives would be very different.

British Television.
I'm sorry that Nextflix has made it only possible to talk about British television... but not really.

Big, red, double-Decker buses
Because please tell me you don't want to ride in one.

Where else in the world could the graffiti street art of an anarchist be sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars with such irony?
Great People
Such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Adam Smith, Dr. Suess, John Donne, William Shakespeare, Queen Victoria, Newton, Darwin, the list goes on.

The Harry Potter Series
Even if you don't like/support the books, there's no denying that Harry has made a huge cultural impact on the world. 

So many other great books
I am of the personal opinion that the only good books are written by the British (and French, and the people from other countries that come to live in Britain). 

Amazing Actors
I'll admit, some of these are my personal preferences, but I can't be denied that GB puts out some awesome talent.

British Food
People come from around the world just to taste the wonderful treats that this country has to offer... No wait, that's everywhere else. 
That Dry Sense of Humor
Because when the world's going mad it's always nice to keep things in perspective

And there you have it: 10 things that make Britain great. Happy Olympics everyone!

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