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Old 5th Apr 2012, 11:36   #101 (permalink)
 
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Despite the looks of disappointment on the French committees faces when London was awarded the games, there were many millions here who were secretly delighted.
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 14:49   #102 (permalink)
 
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Many French people that I speak to are not 'secretly' delighted at all - they are quite open about their delight!

Rightly so.
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 15:02   #103 (permalink)
 
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Thanks a lot Radeng. Just confirms my suspicions.

It's a bl**dy stitch up !!!!
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 21:10   #104 (permalink)
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It's not about the athletes in competition,and hasn't been for a long time.The Games are,unfortunately,just the vehicle whereby big corporations and government get to do whatever they please,all in the name of the Olympics.Seeing the politicians and hangers-on get all drunk with excitement is pathetic.The classic,oft-repeated line "The eyes of the world will be upon us" gets very monotonous.I have lived in a city where the Olympics came to town and we're still paying for it,years later, in one way or another.

It's a con.
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Old 6th Apr 2012, 05:38   #105 (permalink)
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A rather apt relevance some might say.......


BBC News - Royal flush: Jubilee year means more demand for portable toilets

The er,commentary is quite entertaining in parts as well.....
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Old 6th Apr 2012, 09:22   #106 (permalink)

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Krystal, Michael Eavis said that one of the reasons that he wasn't organising a Glastonbury Festival this year was a shortage of toilets to rent because of the Olympics.
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Old 6th Apr 2012, 09:37   #107 (permalink)
 
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Hosepipe ban. But the Olympics goes on, imagine how much water will be wasted on that.
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Old 6th Apr 2012, 09:37   #108 (permalink)
 
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Even when it's over, it won't be over. The cringe fest will continue

We can look forward to the New Year honours as gongs and knighthoods are handed out to any lucky medalists, in order to show how in touch with the people the govenment is. I still can't believe that, last time, a bloke got a knighthood for riding a bike round in circles. A sainthood perhaps for Coe, should it all go even relatively smoothly.
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Old 13th Apr 2012, 09:21   #109 (permalink)
 
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Dear CATIII-NDB

Thank you, I think.
Like I said before, these were extremely rough ideas which did not go any further than the "I wonder what that would look like" stage. Before I could continue working on them I read further information on the competition and sawthat Tracy Emin would be judging. Knowing her penchant for crap, I aborted all attempts to develop a livery and did not submit anything to the competition. I knew she's pick something utterly rediculous and unrelated. I was right!.

Had I developed them further, my next idea would have been a swirl of national and olympic colours gradually getting bigger and "swirlier" the closer to the tail they got. A title similar to "Are you ready for London 2012?" or something would have been used in place of that horrid 2012 logo.
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Its too lengthy to describe.., by the way this conversation why going..serious
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Old 13th Apr 2012, 09:46   #111 (permalink)
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Interesting that these Games will be the third in London.The most ever held in one city in the 'modern' era.I didn't realise that the 1908 Games were awarded to London because of the eruption of Mt.Vesuvius.The Italian Games funds had to be diverted to the rebuilding of Naples,a new venue was required,and London was selected.

List of Olympic Games host cities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Dear liveryman

Quote:"Had I developed them further, my next idea would have been a swirl of national and Olympic colours gradually getting bigger..."

There's a lack of artistic flair in the BA logo thing - I wonder if someone had tried something like Diskophoros as a source of an idea or the like. OK perhaps the swirling colours of the rings is a better idea. The bird strike thing looks bland when new and may look tatty when in service for a few months.


Please see Discobolus at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyptothek

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Old 13th Apr 2012, 14:17   #113 (permalink)
 
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Dear CATIII-NDB

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There's a lack of artistic flair in the BA logo thing
If you mean the tail logo, on it's own it is fine.
As part of a special livery, then yes I agree.

I meant to add in my last description, that the normal BA tail design would not be included. Maybe when I can find the time, I'll draw up a rough idea of what's swimming around in my head.
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 10:50   #114 (permalink)
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Difficult to decide who would be the most impressed really...Chairman Mao, Uncle Joe or a Dr G......

I suppose it will look good on the CV however " branding police..short term contract 2012"....

Olympics 2012: branding 'police' to protect sponsors' exclusive rights | Sport | The Guardian

" Any person caught thinking anti-Olympics thoughts, in addition to those thoughts pertaining to the organisers, will be liable to a full life tariff without parole upon sentencing "......
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With regard to the Branding Police: will we have to re-name this thread?
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 11:19   #116 (permalink)
 
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Brilliant !! They approached the manager of 'The Who' inviting Keith Moon to perform at the closing ceremony.

Olympics Organizers Ask Keith Moon to Play Closing Ceremony | Music News | Rolling Stone
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 11:37   #117 (permalink)
 
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The CEO of the Met Office is a great drummer - something after the style of Keith Moon. I'm sure he would step in if asked.
After all, they've given up doing weather forecasts, haven't they?
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Can we look forward to some new weather cymbals?
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 18:46   #119 (permalink)
 
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Can we look forward to some new weather cymbals?
when you can see for miles and miles ?
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 22:27   #120 (permalink)
 
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Re the late K Moon

Was the prospective invitation a cymbal of perhaps a subconscious invite to the grateful dead. (now that would enliven the end parade).

"Now my dreams are not as empty as my conscious seems to be...."

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[Edit:the rest of the Lyrics of Baba O'Reilly have a Erie resonance to the whole games hype;]
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