Wednesday, June 06, 2007

It's actually a "bold image for a bold games"

I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but I have to concur with the general consensus that the logo for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is not very good on a pretty grand scale.

Although I do think many logos -- even ones that don't look like Lisa Simpson giving head -- would wilt under the scrutiny of millions of eyes staring at it in the vacuum of an unveiling.

The logo may appear to depict two Nazi magnets trying to force their way through the clutter and form a swastika, but that doesn't account for the sudden increase in epileptic seizures being suffered in England. Instead experts blame the style of animation in the logo's accompanying promotional video for the uptick.

And while Londoners are lamenting the million dollar price tag for a logo that looks like the aftermath of an evening spent drinking too much red wine and slurping too many egg yolks, I'm sure that fee is a bargain compared to the amount of money that could now be raised in support of banishing the vile Rorschach blot back to the psychiatrist's office where it belongs.

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