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While most people dislike the logo for the London Olympics — which simply writes out "2012" in jagged day-glo numbers — we can count on Iran to come up with an all-new, crazy reason to dislike it. The country recently sent a letter to International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge objecting to the logo because, they say, it's obviously spelling out the word "Zion," and that's just a bit too pro-Israel for their tastes.
And what is Iran going to do about it? From the letter:
There is no doubt that negligence of the issue from your side may affect the presence of some countries in the games, especially Iran which abides by commitment to the values and principles.
So... are you going to boycott, or what? Because, let's be serious, they're not changing that logo. (The Olympics committee denies any secret meaning, obviously.) And besides that, if it were spelling out anything, it's clearly "Zioz." Or perhaps "Zior." But it's definitely not, because we all know that it's really an abstract rendering of Lisa Simpson giving her brother head: