Los Angeles Launches 2024 Olympics Bid With The Assassination Of Tinker Bell
Until now I didn't know that cities develop Summer Olympics logos before the actual bid is awarded. For instance, here's the Los Angeles 2024 Olympics bid logo -- which the Olympics Committee reviews and takes seriously when deciding which city will play host to the Games.
Yep, your bid logo helps determine if you will get the Olympics. Sounds rather odd, and Budapest is behind the eight ball right now because it doesn't have a logo yet. Draw, Hungary! Draw like the wind!
Paris and Rome are the other bid cities. Logos below.
According to the LA Olympic Organizing Committee, the LA logo depicts an angel in the colors of the sunset with wings outstretched and the sun shining from its heart. The slogan is: "Follow the Sun."
Los Angeles Times:
"Every day people follow the sun to our city in pursuit of their dreams," bid committee chairman Casey Wasserman said in a statement, adding: "We're inviting the world to follow the sun to California in 2024."
Like most Olympic mottos, LA's is vague, confusing and scientifically impossible. You don't follow a sun anywhere, unless you're tracking the entire galaxy, or seeking the Christ child. Also the logo looks like someone just shot Tinker Bell. But are the other logos any better?
Here's Paris, which is a weird op-art depiction of '24'. That's a reference to 2024, or a tribute to the Keifer Sutherland TV series.
Here's Rome -- which I personally prefer to the others. Our idea for a motto: 'We Who Are About To Die, Salute You!'
My question is, why would any sensible city or nation want the Olympic Games? They're not cost effective, they disrupt an entire city, and they're a magnet for violence. We'll see protests, I'm sure, as the September, 2017, IOC meeting to decide the winner approaches. Hope LA has a confusing, gender neutral bidding mascot by then.
The LA bid committee is prepared to spend $55 million on the Games, and boasts that 97 percent of the venues are already in place. So most of that will go toward a kick-ass closing ceremony, one assumes. It might depict:
* O.J. Broncos chase.
* Replica methane gas leak.
* Olympic Fountain Of No Water.
* Giant Balloon Fight: Young Gov. Brown Fights Current Gov. Brown.
* Salute To Stifling Tax Codes.
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