It certainly can’t be just me, but looking at the logo for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London leaves me with a very confused feeling. What in the world could the designers / selection committee have been thinking?! IMO, it is the worst logo I could imagine for such a high profile event!
I wold have preferred just a generic 5 Olympic rings logo over what they chose! The designers said they were creating a logo for a younger generation! Really? If so, then they FAILED, IMO!
London 2012 has stated that the new logo is aimed at reaching young people. Sebastian Coe stated that it builds upon everything that the organising committee has said “about reaching out and engaging young people, which is where our challenge is over the next five years.” One observer, a managing director of an advertising agency, noted that the logo bore a strong resemblance to the logo for the 1974–1982 children’s television programme Tiswas, commenting that appealing to young people is difficult, and that they will see right through attempts to patronise them.
So, what do you think?
What do you think of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Logo?
Wow, who designed that, a 4 year old? (44%, 8 Votes)
I don't like it very much. (28%, 5 Votes)
It's just 'so-so', seems like they could have done better. (11%, 2 Votes)
Who cares? (11%, 2 Votes)
It's awesome, could not have done better! (6%, 1 Votes)
This is one of those things about Texas that I love – Corn Dogs! (aka – Corny Dogs.)
Texans enjoy their traditions – and nothing is quite as traditional as a corny dog at the State Fair of Texas. The Fletcher brothers, Neil and Carl, had no way of knowing the phenomenon that they were “cookin’” up back in 1942 and selling for a mere 15 cents. In an attempt to break into the food concession business they created the ultimate in fair food – sweetened corn-battered hot dogs on a stick, dipped in oil heated to 365 degrees and fried to perfection.
The Fletcher family continues to serve up these delectable treats each year at the State Fair of Texas. Operating out of six locations throughout the grounds, the family sells more than 500,000 corny dogs during each 24-day event. (That’s alot of corn dog goodness going on!)
So, what do you think about corny dogs? Take the poll;
Corny Dogs Recipe
8 hot dogs
1 cup yellow cornmeal (not stone-ground)
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
peanut oil for deep frying
Wooden skewers or Popsicle sticks
Yellow mustard for dipping
Boil the franks for a few minutes. Remove from water and drain.
Combine the dry ingredients. Combine the egg and milk. Add to the dry ingredients, mixing well.
Insert the skewers to within 1/2 inch of the top of each hot dog. Coat each hot dog evenly with cornmeal mixture. Deep fry, a few at a time, in hot oil for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with lots of yellow mustard.