Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Iranian semiotics 

If they were not murdering thugs with geopolitical designs on one of the world's most important regions, you would want to keep the Iranians around purely for entertainment. The latest:

Iran is threatening to boycott the 2012 Olympic Games in London because of the Games' logo.

According to an Iranian official, the logo, with its blocky, abstract rendering of "2012," is racist because it appears to spell the word "Zion," a biblical term for Jerusalem, rather than 2012.

The International Olympic Committee naturally takes exception. Me, I admire it for conjuring up such a totally deniable way to keep Iran out of the Games and, as a bonus, reminding us all that the people who run the Islamic Republic are rank lunatics. Since there are about 50 other disgusting and/or crazy countries that I hope follow suit, I wish Iran the best of luck in recruiting others to its boycott.


By Blogger randian, at Tue Mar 01, 08:14:00 AM:

I'd be perfectly happy if the entire OIC boycotted.  

By Anonymous E Hines, at Tue Mar 01, 08:16:00 AM:

Iran is threatening to boycott the 2012 Olympic Games in London because of the Games' logo.

Don't let the door hit you in the fanny on the way out.

Eric Hines  

By Blogger pam, at Tue Mar 01, 08:23:00 AM:

Hear, hear, EH!  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Mar 01, 09:38:00 AM:

The IOC speaks tougher words to the Iranian regime than the US government did when Iran was murdering protesting citizens in the streets.  

By Anonymous sewa mobil, at Tue Mar 01, 10:51:00 AM:

Nice article, thanks for the information.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Mar 01, 10:59:00 AM:

TH, this is nothing new. Check out this MERI video from YouTube. They're complete psychos and always have been. Did you know Tom and Jerry was a conspiracy by the Jewish Walt Disney Company?


Me neither. I always thought Tom and Jerry was a Hannah-Barbera creation. Yet one more Ziono-Hollywoodist conspiracy lol! The only thing you can do with these psychos is shoot or hang them and put us all out of our misery. IMHO.  

By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Tue Mar 01, 12:28:00 PM:

Actually the logo more likely spells out ZOI'N.

I'm sure that has a meaning that is even worse somehow. They're just trying to distract us from the real conspiracy.  

By Blogger Southern Man, at Tue Mar 01, 01:56:00 PM:

Oh, you think this is bad? Wait 'till the 2102 Olympics. No way around that one.  

By Blogger sleeper, at Tue Mar 01, 02:17:00 PM:

This is hilarious. Aren't they aware that they aren't the first people to see things in the infamous logo? http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php/site/article/3454/  

By Anonymous davod, at Tue Mar 01, 04:48:00 PM:

But, but, what will they do with the massive mosque the Muslim community is trying to get built close to the olympic site?  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Mar 01, 05:15:00 PM:

Do feminists, Jesse Jackson, and the Iranians all send people to the same schools? There must be a class for "reading something offensive where nothing was intended."  

By Anonymous JT, at Tue Mar 01, 07:19:00 PM:

Casting a cloud over the legitimacy of the Olympics. How can any gold medalist feel good about winning without the stiff competition of Iran?  

By Blogger Steve, at Tue Mar 01, 07:29:00 PM:

Now that we know how to get to them, maybe we can come up with new logos for the Winter Olympics, the UN, etc. I'm thinking a blue and white banner with stars of david in place of the Olympic rings.  

By Anonymous 996GT3Cup, at Wed Mar 02, 07:36:00 AM:

The Iranians have regional competition in the bizarre hallucinations contest. I used to regularly travel to Saudi Arabia, and heard the story of the Riyadh muttawa destroying with baseball bats a chicken restaurant. The owner had refused to comply with their demand that he remove his chicken graphic from the storefront. The muttawa thought the beak of the chicken was too similar to the lips of a woman.  

By Blogger My name is Inigo Montoya, at Wed Mar 02, 09:30:00 AM:

TH - great post and nice comments!  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Mar 02, 05:01:00 PM:

Do feminists, Jesse Jackson, and the Iranians all send people to the same schools?

Heh. I was thinking the same thing about paranoid conservatives who love to see things that aren't there (for those of you who "forgot" the logo was designed before Obama was elected POTUS. As if it matters:~>)

And/or those among them who obviously have too much time on their hands! Rachel Ray, a terrorist sympathizer? Seriously, Michelle? Too funny.  

By Blogger Kevin, at Wed Mar 02, 07:05:00 PM:

Competition will now be much easier! Bwaaaa! Have they ever even medaled? They have no idea how good they have it now  

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