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May 25, 2012

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ajay

There's going to be 13,000 troops on the streets too. What kind of cap badges are they going to be wearing?

nick s

What kind of cap badges are they going to be wearing?

Who's the official military cap badge partner of the 2012 Games?

hellblazer

Any one else here read Morrison's Seaguy comics? All hail Mickey Eye!

Strategist

"...and Visa will be the only payment card accepted."

Who are these Visa guys exactly? Last couple of years they appear to have buried Mastercard under their patio and established monopoly control over everyone's money without attracting much attention at all. Quite an achievement.

Nick L

They seem to have had an IPO a few years ago, which might have given them a big war chest.

Barry Freed

Great article. I hope Londoners don't take this lying down and go out and fight for their right to er...drink Pepsi or something.


Charlie W

One side effect is that the Olympic venues feature multiple non-branded food outlets with modest, plain signage. Like 'Indian' or 'Fish and Chips'. Normally at a festival you see major signwriting efforts: billboards that say 'Roast Meat Carvery' in multicoloured three foot serif caps. And at least one 'Jamie Oliver's Fabulous Feasts'. That's free market competition, that is.

Not sure which approach I prefer, to be honest.

Charlie W

Stupidly, forgot to add that the competition you see at regular festivals is as managed as the monopolistic arrangement you'll see at the Olympics. A large festival has a catering office: their job is to make sure that enough of the correct sort of vendors show up, and put on a right good display.

Strategist

I hope Londoners don't take this lying down and go out and fight for their right to er...drink Pepsi or something.

Barry, our hopes are entirely pinned on these freedom fighters coming to our aid.
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