Farty's Fortunes

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

If You Liked It Then You Should Have Put A Ring (Or Five) On It

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Aw, bless! Seb Coe wants to promote the London 2012 Olympics by hammering a set of giant Olympic rings to the front of that auld monstrosity, Edinburgh Castle.

If the organisers get their way, the 26ft high x 60ft wide brightly-coloured rings, rendered in tasteful aluminium, will, for nine months, almost totally obscure the massive eyesore that has blighted the city skyline for the past several centuries.

A spokesperson for London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games said Edinburgh Castle had been identified as the “right place” to erect the Olympic emblem. "If that doesn't drive the tourists away from Scotland and down to London in their droves, I don't know what will."

If nothing else, at least they'll deflect attention away from the continued non-appearance of any trams down in Princes Street.

3 comments:

john.g. said...

Theres obviously no need for trams in Princes Street.
I wouldn't want my ring pinned on alything!

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

I sincerely hope you really are joking...it just isn't funny.
Are we allowed to declare war on England again?
Can we develop some sort of Haggis bomb?

Mr Farty said...

John - If we don't have trams in Princes St, the tourists will have to walk instead and we can't have that! They used to be able to take the bus but those have all been diverted b/c of the tram works.

TSB - We've already agreed in principle, on condition that we get to plaster ads for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games all over Tower Bridge, Buck House & the London Eye.