Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Thursday, 19 July 2012

London 2012 - Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse

(Readers of a sensitive disposition are advised not to follow the link)

Just make them go away....please!

James Higham barely scratched the surface of this 83-fold hideousness; the DM has kindly remedied this in a collection of pictures which I unwisely stumbled across in a misguided moment. I shudder to think how much money this insanity has cost - and if any of it was mine, I want it back!

And just to put the icing on the cake, each of these aesthetic atrocities bears a sign saying  'DO NOT CLIMB' -  surely a most apposite metaphor for the 'inclusivity' of the games.' Hey, kids! You can look but you can't touch!'

By the way, has anyone seen one close up to find out what it says under the admonitory words? 'Penalty - £500'? 'without permission in triplicate from LOCOG'? 'on pain of death'? I'd be interested to know.

(Of course, it wouldn't be the DM without some hideous mangling of grammar as we know it: in this case, the final paragraph begins with the immortal sentence, 'Then there is there appearance'.)

1 comment:

  1. James Higham barely scratched the surface of this 83-fold hideousness

    Ain't no doot aboot that. More went up today but it is a pebble on a beach.