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Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:29 pm

http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/st...o-London-2012-Olympics-logo-022811

They claim that the logo looks like the word "Zion".   What a bunch of morons!
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:06 pm

Looks more like Lisa Simpson doing naughty things to me......  
 
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:09 pm

It does, in the same way that equally deluded Christian Fundamentalists believed playing some crap heavy metal vinyl records backwards, revealed messages supporting satanism or urged the listener to commit suicide.
A family of one kid who killed himself even sued the band Judas Priest
Lead singer Rob Halford, swapping leather gear for a suit in court, pointedly asked why would we want our fans to kill themselves?
Quite, since they effectively paid his wages.

Same here, if you are deluded, obsessed, just screwed up enough, you'll see all sorts of meanings in all sorts of innocuous places.
It's probably a recognised mental condition, a form of psychosis?
 
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:29 pm

Quoting GDB (Reply 2):
Same here, if you are deluded, obsessed, just screwed up enough, you'll see all sorts of meanings in all sorts of innocuous places.

Yes, but we're not talking about one retarded teenager here, this is coming from the Iranian governm.... Oh, nevermind.

This logo is guilty of one thing though, it's so fugly it's a crime.
I'm thinking someone who got married, got children and stopped socially evolving somtimes in the 80's came up with this. And I'm guessing he still thinks 'the Fresh Prince of Bel Air' is still the latest in hip culture.
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:32 pm

Let them boycott..like anyone will miss them..

What a bunch of morons.
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:41 pm

i don't like the logo, but i don't agree it spells out "zion". let iran boycott!
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:57 pm

Quoting GDB (Reply 2):
It does, in the same way that equally deluded Christian Fundamentalists believed playing some crap heavy metal vinyl records backwards, revealed messages supporting satanism or urged the listener to commit suicide.

People who play records backwards to search for hidden messages have to hear voices. I just wonder why they don't hear them all the time.
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:20 pm

Quoting francoflier (Reply 3):

This logo is guilty of one thing though, it's so fugly it's a crime.

Amen! It's hideous! And what is up with that color? Geometric green Jell-O vomit? That's your Olympic logo?

BTW, the logo says "2012." Sorta. Actually, it says: "someone got drunk on green jungle juice and vomited on this logo."
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:27 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 7):
BTW, the logo says "2012." Sorta. Actually, it says: "someone got drunk on green jungle juice and vomited on this logo."

It kinda looks like they got drunk on jungle juice then squiggled a bunch of lines with crayons
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:32 pm

Since we're on the topic that is a pretty crappy logo. Seriously, all the money and effort designing it and this is the best they can come up with ???
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:41 pm

I'm sure nobody will miss Iran if they boycott.
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:42 pm

It is a truly shite logo, trying to be 'cool' (in the view of some 'branding expert' no doubt), unattractive, not at all clear what it is a logo for - surely the whole point of a logo in the first place? Like, a symbol for something not using words.
Let's see, Olympic ring logo incorporated in it - that'd be good, right?
Seems not.

But now it has a reprieve, in my mind at least, accidentally this awful logo has a mission beyond it's failed intention, it has managed to piss off a bunch who deserve to be upset, to say the least.
Those who commissioned the logo are deluded......but harmless.
Unlike the Iranian regime deluded enough to see 'Zion' in the logo.
 
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:28 pm

Quoting jasp25 (Reply 5):
i don't like the logo, but i don't agree it spells out "zion". let iran boycott!

Yeah, I've got to agree. It looks more like ZOIR.
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:47 am

Quoting futurepilot16 (Reply 8):
It kinda looks like they got drunk on jungle juice then squiggled a bunch of lines with crayons

Having studied at a design institute for five years, I'd say you hit the nail on the head here. It's amazing what kind of wacky stuff you can produce when you are drunk/stoned etc...
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:29 am

Say what?? Gotta hand it to Iran, they get pretty creative in their complaints
 
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:52 am

Iran is a huge joke, the government continues to come up with this shit based no where in fact and the world continues to laugh. What is really sad is this country is full of people who have to live under these clowns. I started to type innocent people but that really isn't the case, as we have seen in Egypt and now with the Libyan people if you don't like the government that represents you, the people need to stand up and force change. As long as the Iranian people continue to let this clown government represent them they will continue to be laughed at by the civilized world.
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:58 am

This complaint is absurd. They would do far better to criticise the fact that it is a hideous, childish, twee, pathetic, unoriginal and generally awful logo.
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:09 am

if you take two prints and reverse one laying it over the other, hold them up to the light, you have a kind of Japanese fighter named "nobnol".... that's what's freaking the Iranians out...      
 
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:18 am

It's just another try to remain semi-relevant on the world stage, no press is bad press right? Let them Boycott. I feel sorry for the people of Iran who have idiots like this speaking for them. I personally don't see it.
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:47 am

That the worst Olympic Logo I´ve ever seen, but to read Zion it? What antisemitic crap. It looks more like a broken toy and certainly is a slap in the face of british design.
 
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:43 pm

Quoting francoflier (Reply 3):
This logo is guilty of one thing though, it's so fugly it's a crime.

Seconded!

Quoting UAL747DEN (Reply 15):
Iran is a huge joke, the government continues to come up with this shit based no where in fact and the world continues to laugh.

  

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 16):
This complaint is absurd

  

Quoting na (Reply 19):
That the worst Olympic Logo I´ve ever seen

We actually agree on something! Let me go mark this down in red pen!
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:57 pm

The logo is terrible. but from an Muslim Arab i can not see the word Zion in there. I think they need some good ophthalmologists in Iran and as we are at it lets add some psychiatrists, for the Iranian leaders. With all due respect for the Iranian people.
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:30 pm

It's fugly, indeed, But with some phantasy, the L could be a silhouette of the UK minus N. Ireleand and Wales, the O could be roughly the city of London and the 1 and the 2 could be seen as such.
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:10 pm

My    on this subject:

1. General idiocy of the Iranian Government aside for a moment, could the 2-0-1-2 numerals on the 2012 Olympic logo be loosely interpreted/read as the letters Z-I-O-N when one looks at it?

The answer is surprising Yes; but that's only because the drunken morons who designed this logo displayed both numeral 2s in angular form (where it could be easily mistaken for either an N or a Z if the numerals stood alone) AND if one reads the numeral/letter stack one COLUMN at a time as opposed to one ROW at a time (which was clearly the original intent).

2. Was the design intentionally promoting Zion or Zionism?

Obviously no; it's no more intentional than a military base in California featuring a layout of buildings that resembled a swastika from an aerial view.

3. I am a bit surprised that nobody here commented on this factoid as of yet. This logo's been around since 2007 (see below archived-thread), after London was awarded to be the host city for the 2012 games; and it was publicly unveiled during the closing ceremonies of the 2008 games. If Iran had a gripe about the logo, why didn't they comment on it then?

https://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...aviation/read.main/1631764/#menu27

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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:08 pm

This ridiculous Iranian "idea" reminds me of the "Jewish World conspiracy" the Nazis always suspected behind everything not to their will. Same sick mindset, the Axis Berlin 1939 - Tehran 2011.
 
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:36 pm

Now I'm seeing a pink logo.

This changes everything!

Someone got drunk on PINK jungle juice and then vomited all over the logo!
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:28 pm

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 23):
If Iran had a gripe about the logo, why didn't they comment on it then?

Because the rest of the middle east is getting attention an none of it's towards Iran. The fruit loop must be feeling a little rejected.
 
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:50 pm

Who gives a f*ck what Iran thinks? If they don't want to accept it then let them ban their team from the Olympics and get on with life. I wouldn't let 1 nation that is headed by an essentially psychotic, dictator, racist shrimp make the decisions for the logo relating to the Olympics held in a civilized, democratic nation.

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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:54 am

Yes, well they "threatened" to boycott the games.

The IOC is, of course, quaking in its collective boots, I'm sure.   I'm sure altering this logo is their utmost priority, second only to determining the ply of the toilet paper in the Olympic Village.
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:13 am

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 27):
Who gives a f*ck what Iran thinks?


I feel the same way about the Olympics!
 
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RE: Iran: London 2012 Olympic Logo "Racist"

Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:50 am

Yes, if you rearrange the parts of the logo it does read ZION. It's a bit like the photo someone posted in another thread showing a building in Iran with a supposed Star of David on the roof. Clear proof that there is a conspiracy.  

Perhaps it is all an excuse to cover their not being able to field a team? I suppose shot-put could be likened to stoning an adulterer, but how many other events would have religious approval? The shooting competition maybe? But would the shooters be allowed to bring their weapons with them? There is an embargo on arms shipments to Iran, but does that cover bringing guns out?  

To be honest, I am surprised that Iran is not banned from competing given sanctions apply to so many other areas of activity.

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