Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Olympics: fired up

There's been a big fire in the Olympic Park area.

Officials scotched rumours that the fuel was a massive pile of banknotes, with a spokesman reiterating that...
"...the Olympic Committee are not literally burning taxpayers' cash.

"Nor are they literally flushing it down the toilet or literally pissing it up the wall. These are merely metaphors..."

Your humble Devil would like to point out that he fucking hates professional sport, and totally fucking objects to paying for it in any way whatso-fucking-ever.

Still, we could always burn Seb Coe, only he'd be a bit damp; y'know, him being so washed-up an' all.

(Photo courtesy of FridayCities' iSD.)

7 comments:

Snafu said...

I heard that 1m copies of the Olympic logo had been torched so it will need a redesign!

poohbear said...

Or is it just a simple way to get around complex planning laws and expensive demolition fees? The site is thought to be riddled with asbestos and the clock is ticking for the development of the site! It seems a bit too convenient that this fire just 'happened' at this time and just happens to get round all those inconvenient,expensive and pesky health and safety laws!
It looks like the crooked bastards in charge of the olympics are getting upto no good again?

Anonymous said...

Your humble Devil would like to point out that he fucking hates professional sport, and totally fucking objects to paying for it in any way whatso-fucking-ever.

Me too!

Anonymous said...

Seb Coe is a cunt of the highest order.

Some years ago he agreed to become President of the National Pistol Association. It was quite a coup for the NPA to gain the patronage of such a distinguished Olympian.

After Dunblane, when this Olympic sport was fighting to survive, the public support of a famous athlete such as Lord Coe could have been of the greatest importance, when all pistol shooters were being portrayed in the media as potential paedo mass killers. Instead the cunt went AWOL. We never heard a word from the fucker. So fuck him and fuck his Olympics, the two faced back stabbing cunt.

verity said...

I too loathe professional sport (well, I like cricket, but that's it) and I especially loathe the grotesque pointlessness of athletics.

Who cares that someone ran 1/100th of a second faster than someone else? Or jumped a millimetre higher? Why does that matter? Even if the participants weren't chemically-enhanced, it would still not register on the scheme of things. I don't even care that they win by taking drugs. Be my guest.

Added to the sheer boredom and pointlessness is the fact that the Olympics are a giant international confidence trick on taxpayers.

If people want to watch this puerile garbage, that is their business, not the business of the taxpayer.

I do take a certain malicious pleasure in the fact that the all their stupid jumping around and running around with those disgusting muscular cords in their necks and limbs has just about maxed out. I predict this is the last Olympics where even a teeny tiny miniscule record will be broken. This is why they added the ludicrous synchronised swimming. Next it will be ballroom dancing and recitations of French verbs. And recitations of the koran in Arabic for our muslim friends who don't exactly excel at anything else.

I hate athletics and I hate the corrupt Olympics and those boring opening ceremonies.

Maybe they could open the London Olympics by shooting Cherie Blaire out of a cannon and having her go splat somewhere.

rory meakin said...

verity: "Next it will be ballroom dancing and recitations of French verbs. And recitations of the koran in Arabic for our muslim friends who don't exactly excel at anything else." Ha!

I must say I don't hate professional sport at all, and I certainly don't think there's anything objectionable about something being pointless, however admirably/grotesquely (delete to taste) so. But I hate being forced to pay for others, especially foreigners, to come here for a few weeks of sporting fun that they'd rather not pay the whole cost themselves for! God, I hate the Olympics. I'd love it if there were no state funding (or guarantee) though.

Robert said...

Folks, I think the point is that the Olympics is an amateur event. Sure, the headline competitors do earn a living on the pro circuit, but that ain't true for the majority of sports-people in the majority of sports.

I'm looking forward to it, and the Glagow Commonwealth Games too.