The latest bit of lunacy in the ongoing international sport thingy has gone beyond silliness and petty bullying into the realms of insanity. BBC News reports that the authorities are seriously considering siting surface to air missiles on top of people’s flats. Now you don’t have to think too hard to come up with reasons why firing missiles over heavily populated areas might not be an altogether good idea, such as where all the bits of the missile and whatever you’ve fired it at will come to earth, but the excellent Charlie Stross has given it a bit more thought, and covers it quite nicely, so I’ll pass you over to him:
Oh, and Richard Wiseman has a possible explanation, that makes as much sense as anything:
Am I the only one thinking that the Government deploying surface to air missiles for the Olympics is just a sneaky plan to win the javelin?
— Richard Wiseman (@RichardWiseman) April 29, 2012
 As I mentioned last year, mentioning the thingy by name might get me into trouble. And according to the Grauniad, it’s got madder since then.
Thugs Private security staff have been trying to prevent photographers on public land taking pictures of venues