Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Evan Davis does topical standup

It's interesting to hear that the bizarre Olympic brand policing operation now attracts open mockery even from the studiedly impartial BBC Radio 4 newsroom. Commenting on today's newspaper reports about plans to fast track the criminal justice system for Olympics-related crimes, I heard that Evan Davis wondering aloud what would constitute an Olympics-related offence - 'drinking Pepsi or using a MasterCard within five miles of the venue?'

No quite up to the standard of my all-time favourite word bite on the topic ('...the London Olympics brand exclusion zone, perhaps the only advertising project to include its own anti-ballistic missile system'), but not at all bad for a quick aside. Evan just might be able to give up the day job.