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Occupy Olympics 18/07/2012

July 18, 2012

I was in Hammersmith bus station last night, on my way back from an Occupy meeting.  As always there were a number of us waiting, and complaining, about the non-appearance of the 266, all of a sudden, over the PA, the dulcet tones of ‘our’ mayor (in other words Boris) came booming out exhorting us to ‘enjoy our stay, travel safely and have a good games’, or words to that effect. Apart from one woman ,who looked a bit bewildered, the rest of us just collapsed in laughter .It seems that this is to be a regular occurrence at bus stations, train and tube stations.  Can we really bear weeks of this ?

I intend to amuse myself today designing stickers using combinations of words that are prohibited since they have been ‘legally protected’ and are ‘owned’ by The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games…….here they are:

London 2012 – 2012 – LOCOG – Javelin – Team GB – Get Set – Games Maker

An association can be created through the use of ANY representation whether in audio or visual form for example. However, the 2006 Act specifies certain ‘Listed Expressions’ and states that a court may take these into particular account when determining if an association has been created.

The Listed Expressions are: – any two of the words: Games, Two Thousand and Twelve, 2012, Twenty-Twelve OR – any word in the list above with one or more of the words: London, medals, sponsors, summer, gold, silver, bronze.

I thought you might enjoy this too.  It hasn’t had much coverage………………………………..

LONDON 2012: WATERSTONES MOCK ADVERTISING LAWS BY REFERRING TO ‘LORD VOLDESPORT’ OLYMPICS

ABOVE: Waterstones’ suggestions for re-naming London 2012
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Posting a list on their Twitter page, Waterstones gave customers five suggestions to decide from.
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13th July 2012  By Greg Heffer

Book store Waterstones have mocked the heavy-handed advertising laws introduced by London 2012. As the high-street chain isn’t an official sponsor of the Games, Waterstones are unable to use a lengthy list of terms related to the two-week sporting festival But the store’s Oxford Street branch have got their own back by asking customers to come up with their own name for the Olympics.Posting a list on their Twitter page, Waterstones gave customers five suggestions to decide from.And one Harry Potter-inspired proposal was so popular that it became one of the most talked about subjects on the social network.So don’t be surprised to hear London 2012 referred to as “Lord Voldesport (it which cannot be named)” by punters from now on!

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The family gathering was this weekend, here’s a picture of the children

 

 

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  1. Gillian Booth permalink

    Great picture of the kids! Clarence the dog looks a bit hangdog but then he always did..

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