Olympics and Vancouver and Ridiculousness

This is great: The BC Civil Liberties Association is keeping a map gallery of Olympics-based censorship in Vancouver.

censorship map

Also apparently the International Olympic Committee has trademarked the word “winter” and the number “2010,” so if you use either of those to promote or sell anything between now and the end of the olympics you’re breaking the law. (Via BoingBoing)

“By these boots! They are for the season between fall and spring that is cold and snowy! The year between 2009 and 2011 models now in store!”

This really is monolithic totalitarian greed.

2 Responses to “Olympics and Vancouver and Ridiculousness”

  1. 1 kurt Wong

    the olympics brings out the worst in all of us.

  2. 2 katerli

    while the fact itself is absurd, the cartographic response is fantastic.

    also I saw this (http://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781568987620) and thought of you. when you get back to the ‘hood, you should peruse it at greenlight - it is lovely, and includes a 3 dimensional map of crime statistics.

  1. 1 Lululemon follows my advice at The Green Peugeot: Listen up, you.

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