Seems the greedy little piggies over in the Olympic city have spared no effort to be complete screaming fucks. The VANOC 2010 Olympic Winter Ratfuck has sullied the name of Canada in the eyes of the world. Our national reputation has taken yet another hit due to the unfettered greed and nasty stupidity that are behind this scheme. Once the nice guy nation, we're now apologists for torturers, we abandon our citizens and go to the highest court to find loopholes to avoid obeying the very treaties we once helped set in place. We've abandoned sportsmanship and fair play in the craven lust for dollars. And nothing is more characteristic of this Olympic Games than the actions taken by VANOC and the IOC in attempting to usurp control of a skier's identity.
Evidently Lindsey Vonn chose to wear Uvex goggles. After winning a Gold Medal, the company congratulated her and was promptly contacted by an IOC lawyer demanding they take down all references to Lindsay Vonn using their equipment. In complying with this outrageous and ridiculous demand they replaced their use of Vonn's name and image with a poem. As a result, their graciousness and wit caught the attention of Slashdot and the gnomes over at boing boing . The IOC couldn't ask for more appropriate publicity, their racket, which seems little better than extortion, is now being exposed to an ever larger audience that isn't so easily gulled by grifting vermin in expensive suits. Here's hoping one of those douchebags does a little searching, I'm sure they'll be delighted to learn of the Streisand effect.