Archive for February 1st, 2012

Jesus To Promote Olympics

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012


Brazil’s Tourist Board thought it a good idea to put up a 3-story replica of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue in a London park. London is the site of the 2012 Olympic Games and Primrose Hill is a rather posh park with big money neighbors like Gwynne Paltrow and Jude Law.

Rio de Janeiro is the site of the 2016 games and Brazil thought it would be good advertising.

The Brits were horrified.

Malcolm Kafetz, the chair of ‘Friends of Primrose Hill’, said “We don’t want any advertising in the royal parks. Otherwise we’ll have Coca-Cola there soon enough.”

First, of course, Brazil would have to get permission from the the Royal Parks Commission to use the city’s green spaces.  Their chance of getting it is roughly equal to having a huge, half-naked Mardi Gras conga line dance through Buckingham Palace led by a topless Queen.