Janine Graham makes contact again from the Olympic City.
WHAT a surprise ... the Olympics are still going on.
Yes, even without Australia winning copious amounts of gold, the Big O goes on.
How do we know this? Largely because the very thoughtful British press ensures that every every opportunity is taken to ensure reader or browser is aware the Aussies are under-performing.
Great Britain (so that's the total populations of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland combined) has kicked our butt, no qualms there.
But what is a tad suspicious given the athletics is now in full swing is that more Olympians haven't been sent home.
Surely if a brouhaha of badminton players (that's the new collective term) was expelled for not trying to win, every track and field star who didn't hit overdrive in the qualifying rounds should be packing their bags too?
Well, possibly, the letter of the Olympic law says yes, but errrr, well, no.
Fancy that hypocrisy from the IOC. Who would've thought?
The Brits certainly haven't let philosophy stand in the way of a good time and really, who can blame them?
This is the karma bus clipping we Aussies for enjoying the Olympic Games of 2000 so deeply.
We have found the best way to disarm gloating Brits is to let them have their moment in the golden spotlight and then resort to the unexpected ... honesty.
Egged on by those pesky journalists, the average man on the street feels compelled to mention the medal table. Previously they'd ask if you'd had a good day, now they cut to the chase.
"Another bad day for you lot then?" they say should you accidentally make eye contact. But a swift riposte always works wonders.
"Oh, silver's the new gold in Australia," you smile through gritted teeth. Then before they have the chance to reply: "We're doing it tough, but hey, congrats to you go Team GB!"
The accompanying thud is said Brit falling to the ground in sheer disbelief. The very small consolation of London 2012 is that we have left a trail of fallen Brits in our wake.