LONDON -- Morrissey, the former frontman for the Smiths, is a little cross these days.
What else is new?
Veteran observers of the often-controversial singer are well accustomed to his rants on politics and various music-industry feuds, including one truly bizarre riff on Elton John.
Come to think it, he might be well-positioned as a talk-show host, well equipped at repackaging rage.
Right now, Morrissey is a man with a serious thorn in his side: the Olympics.
The Guardian newspaper managed to to get a copy of a recent angry letter from the singer, addressed to his fan club:
"I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event. Has England ever been quite so foul with patriotism? The 'dazzling royals' have, quite naturally, hi-jacked the Olympics for their own empirical needs, and no oppositional voice is allowed in the free press.