Wednesday, June 06, 2007

London 2012 Logo........



This may come as a surprise to my regular 1.5 readers, but......... STOP BLOODY WHINING!

I mean seriously, is it really that bad? Compared to every other crap World Cup, Olympics etc logos that there have been over the years? Essentially an uproar over an inoffensive picture. Is it worth 400k? Certainly not, but then it's designed by marketing people, if evolution was left up to marketeers we'd all be sat in caves trying to work out if rocks are edible. Is it an awful logo? Very few logos aren't, get a bloody grip people! It's indicative of our attitude to things like this over here, I mean we only became interested in the Olympics when we found out the French wanted it..

I think I am paraphrasing someone here, but I can't remember who right now so apologies on the off chance you are reading! Basically the conversation with London goes something like this:

Olympics person: How would you like all the world's nations top athletes to travel thousands of miles, at the peak of their physical and mental fitness to compete in the greatest sporting competition the world has ever known, in the very city in which you live?!

Londoner: Where will we park?


Alternatively:

Olympics person: How would you like all the world's nations top athletes to travel thousands of miles, at the peak of their physical and mental fitness to compete in the greatest sporting competition the world has ever known, in the very city in which you live?!

Daily Mail: All those foreigners? that can run, and jump? We'll never be able to catch 'em to chuck them back out again!


Seriously, I am not a big follower of sports with the exception of Rugby League, and even that has slipped of late, but ever since there was a whiff London might win the bid there has been an almost unending drone of whining and 'why o why o why?!'. I am a big ranter and whiner, but I'm usually doing it for effect and cheap laughs rather than any real fervour. before the win it was all about how much money we were wasting on a doomed bid, then when it looked promising it was 'We have to beat the French!' (as opposed to 'We could get the Olympics!'). Almost immediately after teh bid was won, the complaints about cost started, and transport, and will we have enough tea, and what about immigration? and all the other bollox.

I complain about the Daily Mail because they deserve it, I complain about the government because they have become the conservative party I voted against. If the wheels DO actually fall off, I'll join in - until then just be quiet OK?*


*Corruption, bribes, spiraling costs don't count - it's part of any major sports package ;p

4 comments:

Julie_Gong said...

that is def interesting

MattJ said...

which bit? lol! In their defence it is kind of an animated logo and it looks a lot better when it;s doing it's thing in the commercials and stuff. Which, granted, isn't saying much. Point is, no matter what it was everyone would be whining about it lol!

Olivia said...

It looks and moves like the graphics on a kids' game show from the early 90s when computer effects were a novelty.

MattJ said...

Yeah, it is a bit 'Going Live' but I think it is deliberately retro in that way. At the end of the day though, does it really matter? lol!

 
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