Americans who started a sympathetic blog called "londonhurts" in the wake of last week's bombings found themselves on the wrong end of a minor culture clash. Although the site's banner is still the maudlin image of Big Ben beside the words: "Today I'm a Londoner & today I hurt," subsequent posts from Londoners speak to significant cultural and political differences, like tongue-in-cheek images of double deckers weeping, a revised version of the Big Ben image that reads "Today I'm a Londoner and today I got a day off," a droopy-eyed bulldog with a halo against a backdrop of double deckers and the Union Jack saying: "it's a right mess mate. oh bugger, it's time for tea. back in the tube, then.
Or, there's this more political response from bad_freddy:
what are these people doing ?(WarrenEllis via Boing Boing)
It must be nice to be able to see the world in such simplified terms. The reason yesterday happend in london is beacouse we're raping the middle east. people should get a grip. If this kind of thing inspires 'live for the moment' type feelings god help us."