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Well, they've gone well beyond the pale, now. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
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Well, they've gone well beyond the pale, now.
The Argies have filmed an Olympics advert in the Falklands, incidentally desecrating a war memorial. In this, they have been guided by the Yanks at Young & Rubicam, who have crossed a Rubicon with this. The advert and story may be seen here; the Falklands response, here; the contact link for Y&R is http://www.yr.com/contact. I presume their next advert will be for the Afghan team, filmed at Ground Zero and Arlington.

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muuranker From: muuranker Date: May 3rd, 2012 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I found this very, very sad. For various reasons.

wemyss From: wemyss Date: May 4th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

It is.

It also wants a measured response directed to the Argie 'government'.
pathology_doc From: pathology_doc Date: May 3rd, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Time to dig the Vulcans out of the boneyard, polish them up, put back the engines...
wemyss From: wemyss Date: May 4th, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes.

But of course we should have to fight the Yanks as well. Mr Obama is no friend to the UK.
pathology_doc From: pathology_doc Date: May 4th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes.

Obama's Yanks? Mob of fucking weaklings - let Roedean School fix 'em.

Edited at 2012-05-04 08:29 pm (UTC)
don_jam From: don_jam Date: May 4th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't war memorial desecration a crime in the Falklands (come to that, is it one in the UK)? If so the Falklands could an issue arrest warrant for Fernando Zylberberg and stop him coming to the Olympics this year (or better yet issue it the first day of the games when he's in London and can't get away). I know the HM Government won't like that much what with the fuss that Argentina would make about it, but the rest of the world governments aren't going to say much about it because how are they going to defend a war memorial desecrater without making themselves look really bad to most of their own people and everyone else in the world? And the HM Government would have to carry out the warrant because from a UK Overseas Territory.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: May 4th, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm tempted to agree.

But it's not actually the lad's fault off his own bat, and it shd be unsporting.
don_jam From: don_jam Date: May 4th, 2012 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I'm tempted to agree.

It's the the memorial desecration I'm angry about and that is "unsporting" if ever there was such a thing, the rest of the video is just free expression (one I don't like but still free expression) but memorial desecration go's beyond free expression. 'Following orders is no defence in law'.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: May 4th, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, quite.

I agree all the way 'round. I just wonder if the prudential thing is - not to ignore it, but, rather, to find a different way to express one's disapprobation. (I assure you, my first reaction was bloody-minded in the extreme.)
fpb From: fpb Date: May 4th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I'm tempted to agree.

He took part in it, and no doubt took delight in it. Don't be nice to the Argentinians; I know them - they are, after all, half Italian - and they are in dire need of regular lessons in behaviour.
fpb From: fpb Date: May 4th, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Simple. Impose an entry visa requirement for every Argentinian citizen and deny them for the next four months. NO Argentinian will go to the Olympics, either as a spectator or a participant. If the IOC have an issue, threaten to shut down the Olympics altogether - and do so, if they try to call your bluff. The dead are more important than a big corporate junket.
shezan From: shezan Date: May 5th, 2012 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)
WHY NO "LIKE" BUTTON? I NEED ONE.
shezan From: shezan Date: May 5th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Bloody hell. Fuckers.
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