NBC Universal is fascist when it comes to Olympics content — my old YouTube got deleted for posting too many videos from live events in 2008 — so you’re in North America, you’re on your own for moving pictures. For those in China, enjoy London’s cauldron-lighting: 200-plus copper petals on fire, rising.
In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, Romney offended the British when he said: “It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting. The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging.”
During the torch lighting ceremony the today, London Mayor Boris Johnson fired back: “There are some people coming from around the world who don’t yet know about all the preparations we’ve done to get London ready in the last seven years. There’s a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we’re ready. Are we ready? Are we ready? Yes, we are!”
(If you’re in the UK or can set your VPN portal to somewhere in the UK, you can watch the full opening ceremony on BBC.)
Team China’s entrance: