I was in Edinburgh for the fringe for all of August but in case you need reminding most of the country was watching the rioting in London, Birmingham and Manchester on the TV.
Sign at Subway shop in Manchester: "Due to imminent collapse of society we regret to announce we are closing at 6pm" http://p-bu.mp/d8i
— Philip Bump (@pbump) August 9, 2011
— The subeditor (@subedited) August 8, 2011
The "wanted" forums on Freecycle London are oddly quiet at the moment…
— Graham Goring (@GrahamGoring) August 9, 2011
If I don't find out what Pippa Middleton has been wearing during the riots, I'm going to burn down this whole fucking newsroom.
— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) August 9, 2011
Glad I've been publicizing my show via Twitter, not Blackberry. Don't think I fancy those crowds.
— Nick Doody (@NickDoody) August 9, 2011
TRICK kennel owners into believing your dog is deaf by booking them in under a false name. /via @DaveBranwood
— Twop Twips (@TwopTwips) August 26, 2011
Welcome to Twitter – A place for jokes that aren’t strong enough to work live.
— Mike Gunn (@MikeGunn1) August 12, 2011
PANTO VILLIANS. Surprise the hero and audience by mounting your attack from the front or flanks instead. /via @ollieflips
— Twop Twips (@TwopTwips) August 29, 2011
— Asher Treleaven (@AsherTreleaven) August 4, 2011
Not the fringe until an open spot asks you for 5 minutes in your solo show and gets upset when you say no.
— Ian Fox (@theianfox) August 26, 2011
Just seen my second piece of gritty urban theatre in two days. Or as none fringe types refer to it "a fight".
— Ian Fox (@theianfox) August 28, 2011
— Ian Fox (@theianfox) August 25, 2011
— Ian Fox (@theianfox) August 19, 2011
— Ian Fox (@theianfox) August 18, 2011
British Olympic Dreams seriously News 24 I'd rather watch the rioting. #bbc
— Ian Fox (@theianfox) August 7, 2011
It later transpired the BBC outside Broadcast truck had been attacked.