693 - Olympic Attitudes

3rd Aug 2012, 12:00 PM in Renewal
Olympic Attitudes
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Tim 3rd Aug 2012, 12:00 PM edit delete
God, the Olympic Ceremony was amazing. Mr Bean, James Bond, Voldemort, our history. It may not have been the biggest, but dear lord, no other opening ceremony will be able to top it.

Also, apparently, the IOC's going round and being dicks about their copyright, so it's entirely possible that I could have to take down this or tomorrow's comic.

So with that, might as well make the most of the time where the IOC isn't being a dick. The Olympics are great and all, but really, their track record seems to suggest that they're really bad for economies. Seriously. Athens 2004 is actually one of the reasons Greece was in debt, and there's plenty of other stories of cities being economically screwed over by it if you go looking for it. Not to mention that apparently, the IOC has the right to go after people who say critical things about the Olympics online. I dunno about you, but no sporting event is worth compromising basic rights to freedom of speech, even the Olympics.

But hey, atleast it'll leave a legacy of sport for the city it happens in, right? Except that previous Olympic villages and venues have a nasty tendency to wind up unused by people who aren't homeless and looking to stay out of the way.

Oh well. WOO! GO TEAM GB!


Barreytor 3rd Aug 2012, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
Well, it's not like anybody has any info on what really happens with the place that hosts the olympics, but someone has to do it right?
Just keep away from using words that refer to precious metals, and say goodbye to knowing what year you're on.