Punch on: Open thread 03/07/2012
Now here’s a yarn. The US Olympic Committee has been forced to surrender to millions of Americans armed with knitting needles and the know-how to use them.
The USOC (which if pronounced phonetically sounds a lot like USUCK) sent a prissy cease-and-desist letter to the online knitting community Ravelry, declaring that they would need to plunge a needle-shaped stake through the heart of their Olympic-themed knitting games, the “Ravelympics”.
“We believe using the name ‘Ravelympics’ for a competition that involves an afghan marathon, scarf hockey and sweater triathlon, among others, tends to denigrate the true nature of the Olympic Games,” USOC’s letter said. Going for gold in being arseholes. Naturally, it produced a feisty response from the Knitterati and USOC gave a series of grovelling apologies.
Onya internet, love your work. How’s your Olympic spirit faring? Just a little over three weeks to go.
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