Olympic brand protection again

Terribly sorry to be banging on about the olympics again but Al Jahom has revealed that the festering pustulance on the face of free speech don’t want us linking to them in uncomplimentary terms. To quote what they’d like to impose: “no such link shall portray us or any other official London 2012 organisations (or our or their activities, products or services) in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise objectionable manner.” Oh and it must also be in text only so this sort of thing is probably right out: The paranoid insanity of these olympics is a matter of international … Continue reading

A lasting legacy for local communities

I know more Olympic shite, I really should change topic, but inspired by other peoples graphics I thought I’d exercise my piss poor graphics skills. Especially having read about the lasting sports legacy being left in hackney with existing sports facilities and wildlife habitat destroyed for good. That’s even before you consider if the Olympic body will return the pitches under the temporary car park to anything like they’re previous state. To keep track of just what the legacy will be, and lets see how far off the mark my graphic is there’s Games Monitor. Oh and for the record … Continue reading

More Olympic nonsense

I wasn’t going to write another article about the Olympics so soon honest I wasn’t and hopefully when they actually begin I’ll shut up about them. However it’s hard to keep quiet when it’s being proposed that there will be special Olympic Offences because it’s extra bad if you break the law in a way that disrupts the Olympics. So bad in fact that the supposedly neutral CPS “may appeal over sentences for Olympic-related offences if it felt they were too lenient.” Which I think most of us these days would read as “will appeal”. Of course they don’t need … Continue reading