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London 2012: That gif of Boris Johnson dancing

by | 13th, August 2012

LONDON 2012 Olympics was a great event for London mayor Boris Johnson. When Johnson, the great loose trouser zipper, was left hanging in mid-air after he got stuck on a zipwire at an Olympic event at Victoria Park, he took it with good grace and a laugh. Eat yer heat out Benito Mussolini, this is how we off our leaders, with a flag in each of their hands and a song on their lips.

Bozza was the high-flyer, every clap and quip showing us what we are missing in Prime Minister David Cameron, the dish-faced Jonah in his Olympic tracksuit, teaching us that it’s not the winning that counts, it’s taking the credit for the winning.

The closing ceremony was the moment when we looked to the boxes to see how Dave and Boris were dealing with music and that extempore chance to dance. When the Indian dances appeared, we watching on the telly longed for a cut-away shot of Dave doing his ethnic moves. But he never did move much, the marketing man stiffer than a Posh Spice smile. We missed Boris performing his Egyptian sand dance, the kosack and the electric boogaloo. But we did spot him doing the Great British wedding dance, the two-thumbs up-follow-the-bear-non-syncopated-vertical-jog:

 



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