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(Advertising Age)   Do you like those daily Google doodles during the Olympics? Ever wonder why there is nothing on them that says "Olympics"?   (adage.com) divider line 49
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2012-08-05 02:16:53 PM  
Because the ioc would try to sue them into oblivion?
 
2012-08-05 02:18:53 PM  
Is it because the ioc would try to sue them into oblivion?
 
2012-08-05 02:19:18 PM  
Like watching a beer commercial before the Super Bowl and they talk about "the big game". So, no. I never wondered.
 
2012-08-05 03:47:10 PM  
I'll wager because the ioc would try to sue them into oblivion?
 
2012-08-05 03:56:05 PM  
I can't be sure, but my first guess would be that if they did, the Ioc would try to sue them into oblivion.
 
2012-08-05 05:00:49 PM  
Because the ioc would sue them into skyrim?
 
2012-08-05 05:11:12 PM  
Marketers spend hundreds of millions of dollars around their Olympic sponsorships, but consumers often don't appear to be aware of who has paid to attach their name to the games. Worse yet, they often think that honor belongs to a major rival.

I fail to see how this is any kind of a real problem
 
2012-08-05 05:15:22 PM  
Someone told me it's because the IOC would sue them into oblivion
 
2012-08-05 05:18:30 PM  
Comment circle jerk goes green. Icky film residue at eleven.
 
2012-08-05 05:20:45 PM  
Because the IOC would sue a Bolivian.

... wait...
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-08-05 05:46:36 PM  
No, subby. I'm more likely to wonder why there isn't an "out the subby" button when the subby ponders stuff that's painfully obvious to everyone else. And I don't mean "out the subby" as in telling us who you are. I mean an algorithm that goes through your Facebook profile and sends all of your contacts a quick little note that tells them that you sexually prefer armadillos. And not just one armadillo at a time. Armadillo orgies, you feeble-minded pervert.

/not subby
 
2012-08-05 05:52:37 PM  

jbc: No, subby. I'm more likely to wonder why there isn't an "out the subby" button when the subby ponders stuff that's painfully obvious to everyone else. And I don't mean "out the subby" as in telling us who you are. I mean an algorithm that goes through your Facebook profile and sends all of your contacts a quick little note that tells them that you sexually prefer armadillos. And not just one armadillo at a time. Armadillo orgies, you feeble-minded pervert.

/not subby


How about an 'out the mod' button?
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-08-05 05:57:11 PM  

propasaurus: jbc: No, subby. I'm more likely to wonder why there isn't an "out the subby" button when the subby ponders stuff that's painfully obvious to everyone else. And I don't mean "out the subby" as in telling us who you are. I mean an algorithm that goes through your Facebook profile and sends all of your contacts a quick little note that tells them that you sexually prefer armadillos. And not just one armadillo at a time. Armadillo orgies, you feeble-minded pervert.

/not subby

How about an 'out the mod' button?


If the modmins have told their contacts they are modmins on Fark, they have probably already assumed the armadillo thing.
 
2012-08-05 06:27:06 PM  
jurist.law.pitt.edu
4.bp.blogspot.com
pikigeek.com
 
2012-08-05 07:07:23 PM  
Well, quite frankly, no I haven't.
 
2012-08-05 07:29:15 PM  
Because my IROC-Z is blue obsidian?
 
2012-08-05 08:27:26 PM  
Because the Olympics are yet another scam to bilk stupid people into spending money on useless memorabilia?

/yeah right, sure those gold medals are pure gold...sure...
 
2012-08-05 08:28:52 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com

/damnit
 
2012-08-05 08:29:31 PM  
There's this Bolivian named Sue...
 
2012-08-05 08:31:01 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Because the IOC would sue a Bolivian.


Johnny and the step-brothers are meeting at the Savoy theater tonight.
 
2012-08-05 08:42:55 PM  

jbc: No, subby. I'm more likely to wonder why there isn't an "out the subby" button when the subby ponders stuff that's painfully obvious to everyone else. And I don't mean "out the subby" as in telling us who you are. I mean an algorithm that goes through your Facebook profile and sends all of your contacts a quick little note that tells them that you sexually prefer armadillos. And not just one armadillo at a time. Armadillo orgies, you feeble-minded pervert.

/not subby


what would the armadillos get out of that, besides a chance to come out of their shells, and whatever syphiorhea-aids submitter could have
 
2012-08-05 09:04:22 PM  
And during his interview with Costas, Phelps was wearing Nike shoes...
 
2012-08-05 09:13:01 PM  
Consumers Don't Really Know Care Who Sponsors the Olympics

FTFTFA
 
2012-08-05 09:15:21 PM  

urban.derelict: [25.media.tumblr.com image 400x400]
/damnit


Is that a Banksy?
That is awesome.

/oh and subby: IOC, nonsponsor, sue sue sue... what no-one's covered this?!?
 
2012-08-05 09:29:15 PM  
Search me.

//GoogOlympics has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
 
2012-08-05 10:04:24 PM  
After all the sponsor hype the actual games, the stadiums etc, are virtually sponsor free. The only thing you can see most of the time is "London 2012" and that's it. Very few Coke, Adidas, McDonalds, etc banners.
 
2012-08-05 10:20:54 PM  

sno man: Is that a Banksy?


Google Banksy Olympics, there are new ones up I hadn't seen before; the one I posted's been around since the start of the games.
 
2012-08-05 10:21:29 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
Licensing!
 
2012-08-05 10:24:30 PM  
I get the feeling that it's because, after the lawsuit that the IOC brings, Google would be left to the tender mercies of Mehrunes Dagon.

/it could be Sheogorath, though
//or Molag Bal
 
2012-08-05 10:56:36 PM  
I can only imagine the tribute that the IOC would want from Google.
 
2012-08-06 12:44:33 AM  
Because the IOC would sue the Mentos Don't Stop Believin'.
 
2012-08-06 12:48:18 AM  
Because the ioc are bigger dicks than the NFL?
 
2012-08-06 01:11:05 AM  

wildcardjack: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 720x414]
Licensing!


Oh yeah. LondonTM 2012TM the Flamethrower would be a great substitute for the OlympicTM torch...TM?.
 
2012-08-06 02:34:01 AM  
Because the IOU will Jew them into Halcyon
 
2012-08-06 02:38:30 AM  
I do love that The Olympic Club can go tell the IOC to suck it.
 
2012-08-06 04:06:10 AM  
Because they didn't get express written permission from major league baseball?
 
2012-08-06 05:32:12 AM  
The way to do it

paddypowerblog.files.wordpress.com

LOCOG took them to court over it and lost. Good.
 
2012-08-06 07:08:40 AM  
Because the IOC would purple monkey dishwasher?
 
2012-08-06 08:27:52 AM  
Pop, fast food and shoes are sponsors. Who cares which ones.
 
2012-08-06 08:36:02 AM  

Ed Finnerty: Because the ioc would sue them into skyrim?


Ha!
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-08-06 08:38:58 AM  
because google didn't pay ?
 
2012-08-06 09:55:22 AM  
Even better than this is Coors Lite was the official beer of the NFL for 20 years. Budweiser didn't become the official beer until 2-3 years ago.

Even when the Bud Bowl commercials and later the Bud Frogs were dominating the scene Coors Lite was paying out the ass for NFL licensing. Couldn't believe that when I heard it.
 
2012-08-06 11:00:41 AM  
I just turned four, so of course I'm curious as to why.

Is anyone going to give me an answer.
 
2012-08-06 01:16:58 PM  

urban.derelict: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Because the IOC would sue a Bolivian.

Johnny and the step-brothers are meeting at the Savoy theater tonight.


I know this grapevine

/Me gas da bus. You gas da bus. We missed the bus. They missed the bus.
 
2012-08-06 04:28:17 PM  

Ed Finnerty: skyrim


Well, that just makes me want there to be an Olympic Shouting event.
 
2012-08-06 09:32:48 PM  
I'll take The IOC Will Sue Them Into Oblivion for 500, Alex.
 
2012-08-07 10:21:42 AM  
I've heard the IOC would sue them into oblivion.
 
2012-08-07 12:42:22 PM  
I assume it's for the same reason that Super Bowl commercials are now referred to as "Big Game" commercials. Because the term "Super Bowl" is trademarked and cannot be used without permission (and a significant licensing fee).
 
2012-08-08 11:14:09 AM  
The Olympics has become a gigantic marketing event and a way for the IOC to suck cities dry. I think the founder would be very upset at how things are run today.

I pray that my hometown never hosts an Olympic event.
 
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