'The 5 official, new consumer Olympic sports' blog discussion

This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.



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  • KimYeovil
    KimYeovil Posts: 6,156 Forumite
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    Watch out! Has this entry been licensed or will the IOC be chasing Martin for trademark infringement?
  • JimmyTheWig
    JimmyTheWig Posts: 12,199 Forumite
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    Not really sure that, other than number 4, this is MoneySaving.
    Half the others are more to do with how often you spend money (i.e. the opposite of MoneySaving) while the others are just fun things that Martin likes doing.

    How about
    * Mobile phone contract haggling - Who can get the cheapest deal when threatening to cancel?
    * Bargain hunting - Competitors given an identical shopping list. Who can get the items for the least money?
    * Whoopsie dash - Find your way froma given start position to the reduced items section as soon as the (muffled) announcement is made over the tannoy that new items are there. (Points deducted for those starting on the wrong announcement.)
  • tara747
    tara747 Posts: 10,238 Forumite
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    Whoopsie dash would be brilliant but there would be blood!!! lol
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  • ACynic
    ACynic Posts: 11 Forumite
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    How about the LOCOG pole vault - where all the members of LOCOG cash their consultancy fees into £10 notes and see who can create a pile so high that nobody could possibly pole-vault over it....

    Followed by the budgeting decathalon - 17 (using official Olympic mathematical principals) cunning events with the ultimate goal of turning a £2bn projected cost into £9bn within a few months!!

    And finishing with a commute-athon - a no-holds-barred daily battle of strength, ingenuity and rudeness to see who can beat the overcrowding of all London public transport to get to work on time for a fortnight in 2012. I anticipate hundreds of thousands of unwilling competitors, but very few reaching the qualifying standard....
  • I_luv_cats
    I_luv_cats Posts: 14,441 Forumite
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    Has Martin been on the 'Herbal Cigarettes' ???
  • irrelevant
    irrelevant Posts: 257 Forumite
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    The sky+ FF thing.... Go find yourself a ten year old TiVo box and see how they implemented it. It actually works brilliantly and you really can skip all the ads.

    I got accused of scanning too fast at the self-service tills at Sainsburys the other day, when I caused the damn thing to hiccup - apparently one has to give the scales on the loading tray a chance to settle after putting the items there..
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