Who owns your ‘winter’ in ‘2010′?


In order to protect our economy from an invasion of parasitic small family-owned businesses hitching a free ride on the Olympics ‘brand’, Industry minister Maxime Bernier has introduced bill C-47 which grants Vancouver Olympic organizers ownership over public use of exotic words like winter, gold, silver, bronze, sponsor, Vancouver, Whistler, 2010, tenth, medals, and games.

So if you had plans to run a seniors hockey tournament in 2010 and branding it ‘the Vancouver 2010 silver winter games‘, just don’t. ok?

Just to be safe, refrain from using any of the words listed above until 2011 and you should be ok. The last thing we want to do is infringe upon the fragile rights of the I.O.C.

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Michael
Michael
13 years ago

What about 2K10? Kidding…

the pope
the pope
13 years ago

Thanks solipsist, I'm honored. My original version of that graphic was more convoluted, with two of the rings replaced with a pair of handcuffs, but I like the simplicity of this one.Realtor888: That 'emperor' line is priceless.

solipsist
solipsist
13 years ago

I can't even be apoplectic any more. I'm outta rage. I am becoming a Kafka character, but instead of turning into a bug, I'm turning into a big jello mould with maraschino cherries and smarties in it. Quivering, and dyspeptic, as it were.I love your graphic there pope. I hope ya don't mind – I borrowed it at my place.

folhaseca
folhaseca
13 years ago

I heard that during the winter fun fun partyonly the official Olympic sponsors will beable to advertise on commercial sinageall you billboards are belong to us.

Real estute
Real estute
13 years ago

Mold: the answer to your question is greed and the ability to exercise control over anything tangable and non-tangable that is related to the greed games.

mold
mold
13 years ago

they wont let anything nasty happen to their stock market before then...what you mean like last week? That was a figment of my imagination? I don't have a problem with the IOC enforcing their brand, but why the hell do we need new laws to protect them and give them ownership over common words like 'winter' and 'sponsor'?

dosh
dosh
13 years ago

China has the 2008 olypics coming and they wont let anything nasty happen to their stock market before then.Why shouldn't the IOC do everything in their power to protect their brand?

betamax
betamax
13 years ago

The debacle down south doesn't even seem to register. Either we are immune, or the eventual wakeup call be ruder.It's different here; we have the Olympics; every boomer and third-worlder wants to live here; Jupiter is aligned with Mars…yaddah yaddah yaddah. Everyone here seems blissfully unaware of the sub-prime meltdown in the US. People are aware of the market correction and point fingers at China, but fail to see how weakness in the lending market contributed to a continuing downturn through Friday. Some lenders were down 20-25% in after-hours trading on Friday; Monday should be interesting. More to the point, even fewer are considering the effects of a lender meltdown. However, I just watched CNN and was surprised to see them state bluntly that the housing market is effectively toast. They provided solid reasons – i.e. subprime broken; tightening credit… Read more »

Drachen
Drachen
13 years ago

I know what you mean Patient. My family may be picking up for southern Ontario soon, a big factor is housing prices. For the cost of a 1 bedroom 650 sq foot crappy townhouse in Vancouver we could get a 4 bedroom 3500 sq foot detached house with a nice yard in a better neighbourhood.

patiently waiting
patiently waiting
13 years ago

I figured the new exotic loans would prevent a significant crash this year but I never guessed they'd actually make house prices skyrocket even further (and to the same degree as 2005-2006).This is going to end VERY VERY BADLY. Even worse than I thought before. I don't know if I want to stick around to see it. So many other places to live in BC, Canada or even the World.Toronto prices are now only 2/3rds of Vancouver prices and pay is better. Feeling urge to leave again.

Freako
Freako
13 years ago

OT Looks like the Price Time Machine jumped from June 2006 back to record highs in a single leap (month). GV detached up almost 4% month over month. That is over 50% on an annualized basis. Hot spring market so far.The debacle down south doesn't even seem to register. Either we are immune, or the eventual wakeup call be ruder.

satv
satv
13 years ago

That's LEGITIMATE I have no objection.this is world of counterfeit item and duplication.I think only original sponsor and assigned bussiness should be taking advantages no body else deserve the rights.stamped on plain paper satv

duck
duck
13 years ago

I wonder if there will be a court challenge, at the federal level. I would suppose the B. C. Government can pass any laws it fancies, but I would also hope that some of these laws can be struck down by the higher courts.

duck
duck
13 years ago

Bill C-47 is entirely consistent with everything else related to the 2010 Olympics and its subordinate services such as the Government of the Province of B. C.Viz., it defies belief.

realtor88888888
realtor88888888
13 years ago

Industry minister Maxime Bernier has introduced bill C-47 which grants Vancouver Olympic organizers ownership over public use of exotic words like winter, gold, silver, bronze, sponsor, Vancouver, Whistler, 2010, tenth, medals, and games.Pope, the Olympic organizers own the province. They paid a fee for it. End of story.Through proper and legal tax planning, not much of my money will be going to subsidize the millionaire’s trust accounts.The emperor is wearing some clothes, but they are stolen.