Sunday, July 22, 2012

The corporate-Olympics complex

 Member of elite anti-Pepsi unit prepares for action.

If you've planned years in advance to gather tickets for the London Olympics, flown 8,000 miles to get to London, paid over the odds for accommodation, and negotiated satanic traffic jams to reach the stadium ... don't wear a Pepsi T-shirt to the games or the "security" crushers might toss you out on your ear.
Games boss Sebation Coe warned anyone wearing a Pepsi T-shirt is likely to be booted out because it would upset sponsors Coca-Cola. And he only said spectators in Nike trainers “could probably” be allowed in although Adidas are also backing the event.
Coe defended the draconian move and said it was to protect corporate sponsors who have paid a fortune to be involved.
No concealed carry permits will be issued for Pepsi cans, even to licensed Pepsi executives, said U.K. Defence Secretary Ronald Cleave-Simple. "Better safe than sorry," he said.

Light airplanes towing Pepsi banners will not reach
the Olympics stadium, officials have vowed.

Olympics Security officials told Reflecting Light that they know of no specific plans targeting the games with Pepsi paraphernalia. The threat level remains at the newly created category of Coca-Cola yellow.

About 12,000 police, 3,000 volunteers, Typhoon fighter jets, helicopters, two warships and Pepsi disposal experts are also part of the vast program aimed at securing the London Games.

 Specially designed Coca-Scopes can destroy a Pepsi can
at a range of 5,000 meters.

London's Olympic Organizing Committee said in a statement that the anti-Pepsi plan was "big and complex, but we have the best brains in the security business working on this — Home Office, Metropolitan Police, MoD (Britain's defense ministry) and the newly created 25th Coca-Cola Armored Regiment."

In a tense 11th-hour meeting, security heads and Adidas Brand Guard leaders are reported to be debating the advisability of tasering Nike-shod spectators. "You'd think it was a no-brainer, the kind of decision we're trained for," said an unnamed party to the talks. "But there are fears that tasered individuals might react by making sounds that would distract the athletes."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That can't really be true. Can it?