Monday, August 25, 2008

All hail the 2013 Olympics....

I did this for Trixy, but it sums up the general attitude, I think...


All hail the Tripod 2013 Olympics. Oh, and I still don't give a shit about sport in general and the Olympics in particular. What I do care about is that my money is about to be pissed comprehensively up the wall...

17 comments:

xelent said...

Not much we can do about that now Me DK..

I just wish the Frebch ad tried harder,,,

TheFatBigot said...

I find it astonishing that the £9billion figure is being bandied-about. Beijing cost more than twice that without the added burden of London land prices, unions and red tape. It is a 100%, cast iron, nailed down, absolute certainty that the 2012 games will cost in excess of £20billion if they stick to current plans.

Sensible people would have Wembley as the main stadium, after all the bugger cost £800million and is hardly over-utilised.

Other existing facilities in London can be upgraded for swimming, gymnastics and, god help us, BMX bikes. We might need a velodrome and a large hall of residence but current plans are ludicrously wasteful.

This is my take on it (I was wrong to include Los Angeles, so ignore that bit):
http://thefatbigot.blogspot.com/2008/08/olympian-waste-of-money_12.html

Anonymous said...

DK, like you I am unmoved by sport, but, and it's a big BUT, we are now committed to 2012 and, if we are not to make a laughing stock of ourselves, it has got to be a success. If that means big money, well so be it, I'd rather that than the world sneering at us.

haddock said...

anon 08:00,
are there not millions of people in other countries that think like I do ?.... and would say 'well done the Brits, at least someone has the balls to stand up and say what a monumental waste of money'
The world can sneer at us as much as they like, we Brits are used to it, the Guardian has inured us to it

Letters From A Tory said...

Hopefully some more sponsorship will come in to limit the taxpayers' liability, but I doubt it will be enough to cover the nightmarish costs.

Bobsheadrevisited said...

I'm looking forward to the 2012 Olympics.

We'll be including lots of new games to make sure of plenty of golds for us: Tag-team Tiddleywinks, Synchronised apple-bobbing, Supermarket Sweep relays, and wanking.

There will also be many shooting events staged all over South London every single night.

mmm said...

Anon. 08:00
…BUT, we are now committed to 2012 and, if we are not to make a laughing stock of ourselves, it has got to be a success.

Who is this “we”, Paleface?

Old Holborn said...

If being a laughing stock saves me £9 BILLION, I'll put on a wig and wear suspenders.

Cunts.

Roger Thornhill said...

It is odd that on the BBC they are now daring to say that winning is important. DUH.

Tim said...
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Tim said...

I thought state of the art sporting facilities were built in Manchester a few years ago for the Commonwealth games - can we not just use those again, and save a fortune?

And if British athletes are so good, why do we need to spend another £600 million on them? now they know how its done, can they not just keep it up by themselves? If they were that good, normal people would pay to see them anyway, like happens with football and rugby...

FlipC said...

We could just take up Mock the Week's suggestion and make it a virtual experience. Then again if it was contracted out in the same way as the Passport computers, the Jobcentre computers and the NHS computers it'd cost £22bn, be 2 years late, and still not work properly.

Anonymous said...

the laughing started with the event logo

Huge Tripods Fan said...

Thanks for the reference :D

windy blow said...

"If that means big money, well so be it, I'd rather that than the world sneering at us."

I know how you feel, mate. Given the choice between my capital being saddled with crippling debts and all of us sharing in a huge tax burden for years or having some flea-ridden donkey in a bar in some pox ridden corner of the world saying "I sneer at London" then I know which I'd want too!

Anonymous said...

Going to be such a sad little 2nd world balls up compared with what China did.

But hey, it's in Hackney, maybe we can win the synchronized stabbing.

Chalcedon said...

How amusing to see McBroon and Noo Labour supporting elitism. What a shame this only applies to sport and not education.