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Home, home on the range..

“And coming home it feels like I, designed these buildings I walked by”

Having not been returned ‘home’ to Glasgow for a while I was quite surprised, as the train pulled into Glasgow Central this evening, to feel an overwhelming sense of comfortable familiarity.

It must be the same as all the Londoners gazing at that lovely new Olympic logo (which was recently sent to me with a subject line of “Lisa Simpson, giving head”)… ohh I’m only kidding. It could be worse, right? Hmmm maybe not.

Update: an animated version now exists. God bless the internets!

I only saw the full colour version today, and have to wonder if, somewhere out there a design team are still shaking their collective head (they only have one between them) and wondering what went wrong.

“But it was a mockup!!”

Either that or there is a design team shaking their collective wads of cash around in the air, wondering whether to pick the silver or white Mercedes.

Ach, what do I care? It’s not like the logo will make any difference, it’s not like the branding will have any impact on the way people thinking about the Olympics, right?

Sorry, I do hate to go on, and I’ve got so much else to do you know. I’m just about through all my emails, and I’ve almost finished that report from the conference, and… ohh you know how it is.

I’ll be round YOUR blogs over the coming days, I promise, and I’ll be revamping that list of links as well. Possibly even brutally. Those of you who have NOT left a comment yet… be afraid.

Or slightly worried.

OK OK, not even bothered at all as I’ll probably just add a few new links in, I wouldn’t really DELETE one, would I?

Would I?!!

(No, it’s no good, I’m just not scary…)

Right, Big Brother is just starting. I’m off.

What??

# ~ Diary 5 Comments


Comments (5)

ChrisJune 7th, 2007 at 6:29 am

I do not grasp why Big Brother is such a hit over here. It completely bombed in North America. Reality TV exists just to highlight the worst in people. I feel it is the modern equivelent of throwing someone to the lions and we are the crowd in the stands watching the horror unfold for entertainment value.

Sorry, that rant has been building for a while as so many blogs have been referencing that show. I just don’t get it.

GordonJune 7th, 2007 at 8:29 am

It’s also known as “car crash TV”. You don’t want to look but you can’t drag your eyes away.

I’m not a huge fan but do tend to watch the opening week or so, then get bored with it.

MisssyMJune 7th, 2007 at 9:37 am

I want to see the Lisa giving head logo.

MisssyMJune 7th, 2007 at 10:46 am

No worries, have just seen it on Diamond Geezer’s blog:
http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.com/

What the blazes?

Yes it does look like Lisa giving head. It is also monumentally shit.

GordonJune 7th, 2007 at 10:46 am

Misssy – you just need to have that phrase in mind (and know who Lisa Simpson is!) when viewing the actual London Olympic logo.

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