Fortress London

Apparently one of the features of the upcoming London Olympics is its missile defence system.

That’s right. Missile Defence System. It’s all very 80’s kitsch scifi come to life. Does anyone not expect someone to be sitting in the audience, dressed as Snake Plissken? I’ll be quite disappointed if the geeks don’t do their bit to satirise the clearly batshit insane policies of those behind some of the colossally comical decisions being made by the Olympic Committee.

Of course, it could just be that the English are completely mad.

William Gibson’s twitter-followers, being the savvy and entertaining crowd that they are, have provided amusement in the form of this youtube video, wherein a man attempts to find out why missiles are being attached to his roof. Because nothing says Olympics like surface-to-air missiles on one’s roof.

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