Monday, April 14, 2008

Calder's Comfort Farm: The Olympic torch

My latest New Statesman column can be found on the magazine's website:
In their blue track suits and white baseball caps they resembled nothing so much as the race of fierce, war-like Smurfs that Saruman bred in the vaults beneath Isengard. (It’s a while since I read Lord of the Rings, but I think you will find I have got the essentials right.)

1 comment:

HE Elsom said...

Pedant's corner: the torch is lit at ancient Olympia, a sacred precinct in the Peloponesse, not (Mount) Olympus in Thessaly, near the border with Macedonia.