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I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 12 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 12 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

London 2012

Please, somebody tell me that this is joke.

We have a country bursting with fantastic artists and graphical designers – with even more young talent, who could have been employed to widen the scope of the benefit of the Olympics. There are, of course, also people who couldn’t design their way out of a paper bag and struggle to recolour an existing logo without it looking crap at the top of a blog post.

But instead of employing either of those sets of people, we seem to have plumped for Fun House’s graphics people, having sent them on a fact-finding mission to China. I assume that this means that the Olympics are to be ‘wacky’, involve lots of messy gunge, and will be presided over by the inimitable Pat Sharpe.

There’s no other explanation.

Edit: Over on the PM Blog, Ian comments that it looks like somebody giving oral sex. It’s so true, and so reminiscent of this.

This 1,143rd post was filed under: Media, News and Comment.

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