Could Looking At London's 2012 Olympics Logo Land People In Prison?

from the pornographic-simpsons dept

Well, here's a fun one sent in by ChurchHatesTucker. You may have heard the somewhat troubling story of the guy found guilty of child pornography for downloading images of the cartoon Simpsons performing sexual acts. It does seem a bit ridiculous to claim that naked versions of famous cartoon characters represent actual child porn, but... so sayeth the court. But, here's the potential problem:
That is the logo for the 2012 Olympics in London. My first reaction to it was that it's just hideous from a design standpoint, but others quickly noticed something worse. You can look at that logo and... um... see what appears to be Lisa Simpson... doing something she shouldn't be doing. Yeah. Once you see it, it never goes away. So, as CHT notes, given that ruling of child porn for having an image of a Simpsons cartoon child performing sex acts... is looking at the 2012 Olympic logo going to be classified as viewing child porn now?


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    Xyro TR1 (profile), Feb 19th, 2010 @ 1:56pm

    Thank you.

    Thank you. The hideous logo just turned into terrible porn. Definitely what I wanted to see plastered all over creation in 2012. LOL

     

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    Skeptical Cynic (profile), Feb 19th, 2010 @ 2:41pm

    ewwww

     

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    NAMELESS.ONE, Feb 19th, 2010 @ 2:48pm

    1st poster nails it

    mod 1st poster up

     

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    Avatar28 (profile), Feb 19th, 2010 @ 2:48pm

    don't really see it

    I can see the oral gratification part of the image there but to say that it looks like Lisa Simpson? Eh, I just don't get it.

     

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    sehlat (profile), Feb 19th, 2010 @ 2:51pm

    OMFG

    I got it and I'm not even a Simpsons fan. [sarcasm]Thank you so very much for putting this into my head.[/sarcasm]

     

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    Richard (profile), Feb 19th, 2010 @ 3:09pm

    Not the first problem

    Not the first problem with this logo. When it first appeared it was animated. This stopped pretty quickly when it was pointed out that it could trigger epilepsy.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 19th, 2010 @ 3:19pm

    Bart

    The one on the left has a flat-top haircut and is about the same size a Lisa. Must be Bart.

     

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    Joe, Feb 19th, 2010 @ 3:20pm

    OGC

    That would barely take the bronze. Here's the gold medal winner:

    http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/SGT4EVA/ogc-logo-failure.jpg

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 19th, 2010 @ 3:28pm

    My eyes cant take it. $750,000 for something like this is... My heart cant take it anymore.

     

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    Peet McKimmie (profile), Feb 19th, 2010 @ 3:29pm

    Re: Not the first problem

    When it was first launched, the only colour you ever saw it in was yellow. Then the Simpsons meme was publicised and now yellow's about the only colour you don't see it in.

     

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    Nastybutler77 (profile), Feb 19th, 2010 @ 3:42pm

    Give me $100K...

    ...and I'll come up with something a hell of a lot better. I have no experience at graphical design, but it would be hard to do any worse.

    Makes me wonder what logos they rejected in favor of this POS.

     

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    lux (profile), Feb 19th, 2010 @ 3:55pm

    Normal human being: Please tell me this logo was just the winner a 5th grade stencil competition!?

    IOC: Of course not, a global commission that received a $25 million grant found this logo to be readily accepted by the masses.

    Normal human being: It's not? It's actually real?

    IOC: Absolutely. 100%.

    Normal human being: This is why we all hate you.

     

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    TW Burger (profile), Feb 19th, 2010 @ 3:58pm

    Re: OGC

    Brilliant! Is calling the artist a wanker too much of a pun?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 19th, 2010 @ 4:27pm

    It's hideous, that's for sure. But I just don't see it...

     

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    Luke StackWalker, Feb 19th, 2010 @ 4:36pm

    Did some Google-ing and found several sites that show the logo in its original yellow and it's even MORE obvious.

    What is NOT obvious is that this is SUPPOSED to represent 2012. 20 over 12. So what the hell is the dot thingie in the middle supposed to be: 201.2 ???

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 19th, 2010 @ 5:11pm

    Re:

    So what the hell is the dot thingie in the middle supposed to be: 201.2 ???

    Just a dot? Maybe they're saying Bart's "thingie" isn't very big.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 19th, 2010 @ 5:22pm

    Re:

    I assume the dot was some generic and uncreative way to remove excess white space from the logo. What else could expect from the 4th grader who designed the logo, though?

     

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    bob, Feb 19th, 2010 @ 5:43pm

    I can't see it

    So I stopped looking.
    After all I can go look at real porn.
    I don't have to imagine it.
    My sanity stays intact.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 19th, 2010 @ 6:16pm

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    It's supposed to be 20 over 12?! What?!

    It looks like Lisa Simpson doing...what?!

    Honestly - either one it's still bottom of the barrel shitscraping design.

    Wow. Just...what?!

     

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    Joe Perry (profile), Feb 19th, 2010 @ 9:55pm

    bad design aside...I see it. and unfortunately, once you've seen it, you can't un-see it.

     

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    mike allen (profile), Feb 20th, 2010 @ 12:25am

    i want to know who picked it. then them warmly by the throut.
    Gorden Brown mmm he is almost blind ooops thats a state secret.

     

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    vyvyan, Feb 20th, 2010 @ 4:04am

    My first impression was "Is this Kyle getting a bj from Kenny?" No matter how I look at it I still see Kyle and Kenny.

    Not a Simpson fan here.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 20th, 2010 @ 4:30am

    Re: OMFG

    Sarcasm -- we have the ยก for that.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 20th, 2010 @ 10:51am

    looks more like maggie....

     

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    TW Burger (profile), Feb 20th, 2010 @ 2:09pm

    Rude or Ugly?

    My vote: Ugly.

    Even the completely nothing to do with Vancouver Vancouver 2010 upside down skate boarding bunny logo is better than that pink thing.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 22nd, 2010 @ 10:01pm

    What sick fucks think up this shit?

     

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    James, Feb 27th, 2010 @ 2:18am

    Don't get swept up...

     

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    J., Feb 27th, 2010 @ 12:54pm

    ?

    Lay off the crack, it isn't healthy! Dirty minded fools!

     

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    Daniel Dwase, Feb 27th, 2010 @ 10:43pm

    Lisa the great!

    2012 olympics giving lisa simpson a helping hand.

     

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    Carl Jones, Mar 18th, 2010 @ 2:15pm

    2012 Logo

    This logo reads ZION (2102)...now you know why it cost sooo much!LOL

     

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    New World Order, Nov 4th, 2010 @ 9:35am

    this logo means - "ZION" ... a project of Bilderberg's Club ... 2012 - the end of world we know ...

     

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    Pitter, Feb 20th, 2011 @ 5:57am

    why zion????????????????????????????????

    why 2012 Olympics Zion Logo???!!!
    zion!!!
    What relation is to the Olympics?
    Olympics to all nations, not for the rapist and murderer Israel..!! Wake up British friends!!
    please Wake up!!
    How that the English politicians were Zionists?
    namely,more British people are not Englishman?!

    Damn Israeli terrorism.
    Damn Israeli criminal.
    Damn Israeli rapist.

     

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    ramin, Mar 11th, 2011 @ 10:05am

    this is ZION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    the olympics is for all of countries.not just for zionist!
    this logo clearly says zion.

     

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