16 Comments

  1. TerjeP
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    It is crap.

  2. conrad
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    You could probably lay bets on whether Ahmedinejad will still be where he is to complain by 2012.

  3. Posted March 6, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    An unhinged controversy over an appallingly bad logo invoking all the aesthetic sense of the debris of a morning after: so much of contemporary pathologies in one hit.

  4. kvd
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    What’s with the downward reading, left to right? Personally I think it reads Ozzi – which makes it perfect for the green and gold team, come 2012.

  5. Posted March 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    i think it is spelling out “Rorschach”, but i shudder to think what sigi freud would make of it, at a minimum “it iz clear zat ze artizt und committee are all exprezzing ein vish or longing fur ze anal stage ov psychozozial defelopment – vat boris said in ze cartoon”

  6. kvd
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    LE, it looks more Eastern influenced – thinking Chinese, Japanese, Korean. Hence old style right to left, top to bottom interpretation – but I see you are also right. Whatever.

    TerjeP and Boris probably are correct, but anything that gets up Mr Ahmedinejad’s nose is just fine by me, so Good One! England.

  7. pete m
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    It looks like Aust on the right giving pleasure to London on the left.

    Did we lose that bid to London and now they’re having fun with us, or am I just a little too far in the gutter tonight?

  8. kvd
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] well played Sir! Now that’s a Rorschach.

  9. Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    Pete M wins at a canter. Now laughing lots…

  10. Posted March 7, 2011 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    No, it’s DEFINITIVELY crap…

  11. Posted March 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] Well played sir! Off topic on on-tone, US Chief Justice Roberts appears to be a droll fellow. This conclusion to a unanimous ruling, in a case where AT&T argued that being a legal person entitled it to personal privacy (the Supreme Court disagreed 9 zip) is a gem:

    “The protection in FOIA against disclosure of law enforcement information on the ground that it would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy does not extend to corporations. We trust that AT&T will not take it personally.”

  12. kvd
    Posted March 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] and the best thing is that this remark cannot be struck out in a higher court. Deadly droll – and positive evidence for the freedom to say what you believe, protected by life tenure.

  13. Patrick
    Posted March 7, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    That whole judgment is actually a great example of clear legal writing, imho:

    We disagree. Adjectives typically reflect the meaning of corresponding nouns, but not always. Sometimes they acquire distinct meanings of their own. The noun “crab” refers variously to a crustacean and a type of apple, while the related adjective “crabbed” can refer to handwriting that is “difficult to read,” Webster’s Third New International Dictionary 527 (2002)

    Certainly, if the chief executive officer of a corporation approached the chief financial officer and said, “I have something personal to tell you,” we would not assume the CEO was about to discuss company business. Responding to a request for information, an individual might say,“that’s personal.” A company spokesman, when asked for information about the company, would not. In fact, we often use the word “personal” to mean precisely the opposite of business-related: We speak of personal expenses and business expenses, personal life and work life, personal opinion and a company’s view.

  14. Posted March 7, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] Yep. Not hard to see why there was a 9-0 result.

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