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Who saw the Olympic torch?One of the local torch-bearers came into school today and we all had the chance to see it, touch it, hold it and have photos taken with him and the torch. The kids - although having no idea what it was all about - were very impressed with the torch.
We waited for just over an hour to see the Olympic torch as it passed. It took about four seconds to pass by. We then queued to get out of the car park for an hour. Was it worth it? Yes, it was!
I saw it this afternoon from the comfort of my flat, so I couldn't see much of it, to be honest.
Doesn't the torch look like a big golden spliff? Some of our potheads must be having recurring dreams.
I am weak with vicarious emotion at the thought. To see it, touch it and even hold it. The Olympic torch itself! How many of them are there?
8,000 this year. That's a lot of giant spliffs.
Just remember that Hitler invented the torch relay. Get over it.
I went to see it because one of my pupils was carrying it. It was a lovely occasion. I don't care who invented the concept of the relay - that doesn't change anything.
Seen the Olympic torch? What do you want, a medal?
I went to see the torch in our local area this morning. The place was thronging; the crowds and the police were smiling and laughing; the sun was shining. It was a really nice start to the day.
I can be as cynical as the rest, but I think we have to take all the chances for merriment and fun that we can get. For me, this was one of them. Nice community spirit. Very enjoyable. Big thumbs up to Zeus.
I think there was something completely and crazily British about the proceedings, which was quite touching in a way.
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