Thursday, June 07, 2007

Olympic Logo 2: Perfection Refined

In the manner pioneered by Gordon Brown, I have pretended to listen to your constructive and thoughtful remarks about my Olympic logo. As a result of not taking in a word you said, I have made crucial changes to the slogan and dropped the Buddha. Meanwhile, important new technology has appeared which projects my design right into the twenty-first century, if not beyond. Talking paper will speak my words the moment it is touched. These words are now: 'All being well, there will be, other things being equal, several weeks of running and jumping in London in 2012, God willing. You may wish to make alternative arrangements.'
PS. I am now considering using this picture on the basis that, as usual, we will win very few medals but we will, at least, drive the opposition mad.


  1. Iona has a religious population, of buddhists/Hindu/lamas, one of that lot anyway. Sooo, your logo is only in keeping with the times. But I do wonder how the Bhutani will take to you setting up the Christian shop in one of their ancient monastic places.

    And, 'its the taking part that counts', de Coubertin. But English medals, ever the Scots and Welsh and Cornish display an unholy glee on seeing the English lose at tiddley winks.

  2. I was trying to keep Bhutan out of it, Vince, few people know I am here and my hosts are very discreet. Also Bhutan is not available on Multimap and Google Maps just shows a big blank. Handy.

  3. We are already in the 21st century, Bryan. I was thinking of using the refined Olympic slogan but accompanied by a photo of Gazza's strangely semi-famous friend, Jimmy Five Bellies, to set the appropriate tone.

  4. This from the talking paper article:

    "The team envisages that the technology could be used by advertisers, and in the future, it might even be employed for product packaging."

    Upon pondering this statement, I've determined that it is in holding with a universal law of nature, which in honor of its discovery I name Duck's law:

    "The most fascinating innovations in technology are invariably targeted at the most banal of applications."