Olympic Round up

With phase one of the Olympics over here’s a bit of a round up of the nonsense that’s being going on. No much by way of good news for the official sponsors over at Just Drinks Beer drinkers and pubs all over seem to be unhappy with the brand police judging by Real ale up north (And let’s not mention the GBBF being shunted from Earls Court to the smaller venue at Olympia for some sporting thing or other). Even the mainstream media is reporting how bad the games have been for small businesses of course our glorious leaders still … Continue reading

Wondering around outside the olympics

With surveillance Wenlock to accompany us we headed to the depths of Stratford for a little stroll and to look for any spill over effect from the olympics and to see how well the brand enforcement was working. So if you’re in a hurry the summary is: – there’s very little spill over into the local area – the olympic brand enforcement is working very well indeed. Now before I go any further let me say that the crowds around Stratford are pretty close to my idea of hell, but that the volunteers I spoke to were awesome (mainly I … Continue reading

Spirit of the Olympricks photo contest

Not content with not allowing people to share photo’s on the internet, those enlightened people running the olympics have also said if you’re not a sponsor you can’t run Olympics based photography competitions,though locog do seem to have very quietly back pedalled on that a bit. Now as an enthusiastically loss making site (much like the main stream media there) it should be OK for me to run just such a contest as: “A spokesman for the Olympics organising committee, Locog, today told AP: ‘I have spoken with one of our lawyers and, provided the pictures are not used for … Continue reading