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Muse: Rugby World Kitsch

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  • Jackie Clark,

    You're all very filthy people. I don't see a dido in that at all - rather uncomfortable if it was.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    I don't see a dido in that at all

    What's she doing in there?

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    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Andre Alessi, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    You’re all very filthy people. I don’t see a dido in that at all – rather uncomfortable if it was.

    Well, the handle is a nice touch if it iss. Two-handed jobby.

    Devonport, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 864 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    You’re all very filthy people.

    It took you four years and change to figure that out? Silly poppet.:)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    I just always figured I was the filthiest. Obviously, I was sadly mistaken.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    I'd get rather narked having to scrape seal goo out of the detailing.

    One word, Craig: sealant.
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    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1820 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Obviously, I was sadly mistaken.

    Perhaps, but isn't it nice? (You have to picture Tim Curry for the full effect.)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Oh yes! I love him. So much.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to linger,

    sealant.
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    noice

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19554 posts Report Reply

  • Tamsin6, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Craig Ranapia, about 22 hours ago

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    Honestly, Russell, I'm just looking at this and weeping softly.

    Hmmmm - well, I guess things look EXCELLENT in the lovely brochures and so on, but us cynical East London dwellers are not really expecting to benefit a great deal from any of these Olympiad type spin-offs. As with the rest of the supposed enhancements to our lives - they are spending around 1.5million in our borough on improving some of the roads that lead to parts of the Olympic park, etc and so far, we have a few fancy new street lights and the kind of repairs to potholes that should have happened years ago anyway. The response of our borough to sport since the announcement has been to stop direct funding for all sorts of children's sport activities, and to continue plans to sell off as many bits of green space as they can get away with. The route of the marathon will no longer go through the East end, for probably extremely excellent logistic reasons, but the planning and announcement of the changes were handled so incredibly badly they spent 6 months grovelling to local stake holders, and lost one of their key advisers. Alot of the lovely cultural stuff will no doubt happen in Central London, or in some of the other pretty bits, like Greenwich. Here's hoping they prove me wrong. Accessibility is everything, and I would say that a significant proportion of the people who live in the Olympic boroughs will not be able to travel to these events - the events will have to come to them in some significant way.

    Call me churlish, but many local people will be priced out of the whole thing - tickets have been competitively priced for most events, but the cost is prohibitive for many locals, and the whole process of balloting for tickets will mean that those who can only afford to commit to one ticket for one event will almost certainly miss out. People keep saying there is free stuff you can watch, but many locals will not be allowed time off work during the Olympics. Bah, humbug.

    As for the lovely Dick Frizzell gear! I nearly spit my coffee all over the screen! Seriously - $72 for a t-shirt?!!! Yikes!

    London • Since Dec 2007 • 133 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    As for the lovely Dick Frizzell gear! I nearly spit my coffee all over the screen! Seriously - $72 for a t-shirt?!!! Yikes!

    Well, you're also getting the work of a serious artiste, I suppose.

    Frankly, I've always thought his work was crap; borderline offensive, to be honest. Not so much culturally, but artistically. I'm not at all against mashups of traditional and pop culture, if it makes some comment on either or both, but his creations seem to appropriate symbols more for sake of cheap recognisability than for any actual valuable message, IMO.

    Take the rugby hoodie. There's infinitely more Art in the work of the anonymous graphic designer who created that rugby ball symbol than there is in chucking six copies of it together in the shape of a tiki face.

    Just saying.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    the anonymous graphic designer who created that rugby ball symbol

    might that have been the eponymous graphic designer?

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1820 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    might that have been the eponymous graphic designer?

    Not quite sure what you're saying, but if it's that Frizzell himself designed the rugby ball logo, then I must say that I'd be just as surprised if that was the case as I would be if it was the case that he invented either end of this spectrum.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    I was saying, we don’t know, but it’s possible, as Frizzell has done a fair amount of advertising/ branding work, and his art has in the past served to reclaim some of his own commercial work.
    In this case, even if the ball logo isn’t his, then it’s still very likely he was given a specific brief to use it: what can you do with a load of balls?

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1820 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    what can you do with a load of balls?

    Heh.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Leopold,

    Funny. All I can remember of the Giant Rugby Ball Icon is it being parked in front of the Eiffel Tower with Parisians laughing at the NZers huddled inside the thing...

    Since Jan 2007 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to linger,

    what can you do with a load of balls?

    Add one of these.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5397 posts Report Reply

  • st ephen, in reply to Leopold,

    In 1999 the French themselves installed a bouncy castle with inflatable rugby goal posts in front of the Eiffel Tower. They also had several other rugby-themed amusements on offer including horizontal bungies for practicing try-scoring feats and a row of plywood players for practicing swerving and stepping. Feel free to cringe on their behalf. ;-)

    dunedin • Since Jul 2008 • 253 posts Report Reply

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