Monday, April 21, 2008

D'oh!

Alerted by Dizzy, I find this rather entertaining photo, at The Daily Dish, taken at a pro-Tibet rally in San Francisco.


Erm... yes.

18 comments:

Blue Eyes said...

History teaching's not what it used to be...

Anonymous said...

a classic.

as good as the morans one

ChrisM said...

Unless of course the protestor is being ironic and making a point about how the Olympics has always been a fairly corrupt institution which has always fallen well short of its lofty ideals.

JonnyB said...

Not sure you needed the link...

My favourite bit is that they didn't leave enough space to write 'Germany' properly. First law of street protest - plan your typography.

JonnyB said...

Oh hang on - just seen the original.

Photoshopped, surely?

JuliaM said...

Probably photoshopped.

But not all the 'peace signs' that are actually Mercedes symbols (as noted at Tim Blair's site) can have been photoshopped.... :)

Anonymous said...

thats gotta be shopped. its too good to be real.

silas said...

I'm fairly sure it's not photoshopped, but if it is, fair fucks to them.

The "original" post of this seems to be here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dead-ro/2403957312/

MrSpkr said...

I weep when I consider the poor quality of instruction our children receive these days.

And my kids wonder why I make them read books over and above what they are assigned in school.

Sigh.

Semaj Mahgih said...

Just this morning I was thinking of 1936 in connection with these Olympics.

g.g.goodbye gordon said...

Wasn't that the Olympics where Jesse Jackson won a barrow load of medals, or was it Jesse James?

lettersfromatory said...

Oh dear, those Americans really need to learn about the world outside their borders.

Roger Thornhill said...

"All your olympic are belong to us"

Mark Wadsworth said...

He was christened "J C Owen" actually (initials for Jesus Christ, presumably). It was his teachers at school who insisted that every child should have a name, not just initials, so he was called "Jesse" instead.

Anwyay to keep the history-meme going, here's another puzzler:
"Would we have carpet-bombed Dreden?"

peter carter-fuck said...

At least the IOC would never have awarded the Olympic Games to a tyranny like the Soviet Union.

bruce anderson's gay urges said...

post about bob spink, tbh

Mark Wadsworth said...

"Dresden", obviously.

Chertiozhnik said...

The torch 'ceremony' was a 1936 Nazi invention. From the dreadfully bad-taste Olympia lighting 'ceremony' through the Balkans to Berlin, runners carried the torch THAT MUST NEVER GO OUT (or, what?) through countries they would later infest.

So is this vile piece of vulgarity the only living survival of the regime? And if it is, should we insist it is killed off, finally?