On one hand, there's this:
... and this:
But on the other hand, there's this:
This guy's pure, exuberant joy while riding on the back of that scooter as part of the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games reflects the pride I'm sure most Londoners must have been feeling during the ceremonies, and that's enough to melt any sarcasm left in my heart.
So, I'll let Willy Wonka take it away: