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  1. For that exact reason I was kinda thinking/hoping this might be a daylight ceremony. Still, these are the winter Olympics...better too cold than not cold enough *Beijing*
  2. What on earth has happened to the Dutch? I mean, it was only at the last World Cup they hammered Spain 5-1...odd.
  3. That was probably the most boring game you'll ever see - I fear for England when we play someone decent
  4. FIFA World Cup 2030

    Paraguay?! Bit left-field.
  5. If only there was a city in Asia that had hosted the Winter Olympics 3 years before...oh yeah
  6. Welcome to Spaghetti Junc...I mean La-La Land! Thank you to the cast of the aforementioned Oscar-hoover for getting us started. Ladies & Gentlemen, Madames et Monsieurs, good evening & welcome to the Dolby Theater here on Hollywood Boulevard, home of the Oscars, where we are gathered to crown Best Picture (literally) in this summer half of the 11th GamesBids Olympic Logo Comp. I hope you have enjoyed taking part & voting, & our trip around the iconic landmarks of this City of Angels. Get used to them, they'll be seen a lot more in 11 years. Again, as per tradition, I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who entered. Designing an Olympic logo is a tough game, & even more so for this site's famously discerning audience. Talking of whom, thanks to you as well, as we can't have a comp without voters. The Academy has nothing on you. There are always disputes and controversies about the Oscars, but this comp always has a transparently elected winner. And to announce that winner of Best Picture, please welcome to the stage The 45th President of the United States of America! Wrong Donald. Oh, Trump's here now: Trump: Hello, hello everybody, great to see such a crowd here. Let me tell you for certain, this is without doubt the biggest audience for a logo comp announcement EVER. EVER! And it's good to see the covfefe this is getting on the FAKE NEWS channels around the world, all seeing what a winner I am, yeah, a winner. Anyway, I have to go build some countries then nuke a wall. I think that's it. So the winner...the winner, of Best Puss...I mean Best Pict...I mean this...thing, is: Woo...hoo...itsme...83! Yoshi: Thank you Mr President. If you could maybe keep off Twitter for a bit, that'd be great - with 280 characters now, that's twice the space to cause Armageddon with. Anyway, before we all start glowing in the dark...Congratulations @woohooitsme83! It's a US home win, as Woohoo takes his second title, & first summer victory. You now take another place on the roll of honour, & maybe even the odd Google Image Search over the next decade or so. To finish the admin, the final result of Round 6 was A: 7 B: 8. The margin was smaller than Trump's...hands, but it was still enough to confirm victory. And that is that from LA, & from me, for this 11th GB Logo Comp. I must once again thank @Sir Rols for starting all the rounds up & giving us that image of the Donald doing something that looks sufficiently like awarding an Oscar to not make this ridiculous. Thanks again And to all participants in both parts too - I know this has been a bit lower-profile than previous events but hopefully you have enjoyed taking part & voting - I know I've enjoyed hosting it. As for now, well, we're on Hollywood Boulevard! Where could be better for a huge end-of-comp party? Let's end this comp how we started it - after all, we're gonna need to love LA over the next 11 years: LA will see you again in 2028!
  7. Bong. Repeat x 9. It is 10pm so voting is now closed. Please proceed to the Dolby Theater for the announcement ceremony.
  8. The decision on who wins this is yours - but these are the last few hours to make it
  9. Catalonia

    The results given in this article suggest a 90% vote for independence - but on a 42% turnout. The Catalan president has indicated that a UDI is on the way. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-europe-41463719
  10. We are almost at halfway...voting is fully legal here, so get deciding our winner!
  11. Catalonia

    I should add (as I can't edit) that the referendum is unrecognised by the Spanish government, who consider it unconstitutional. But this seems to be a quite nuanced story - here's a better background: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29478415
  12. Catalonia

    Looks like things are getting ugly in Catalonia's attempt to hold a (unrecognised) referendum on independence from Spain; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41461032
  13. Damn copy paste. It's plain to see that 8/16 is half, but also to see that 8+3+6 is not 16. There were, of course, 17 votes in total in round 5.
  14. Of all the great Olympic themes that aren't the anthem, this is the big one: The rousing sounds of John Williams can only mean one thing - Darth Vader has abducted us all! Not really, it means we have arrived at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum! (What is that sculpture all about?) Yes this is the big one, the place which will become the planet's only three-time Olympic Stadium in 2028. It's also the most fitting location for Round 6 - aka the Grand Finale! This is what happened on Hollywood Boulevard in Round 5: A: 8 B: 3 C:6. It's plain to see that @Glacib's colourful LA outline is sadly gone, but it's also plain that 8/16 is half, but not quite the all-important majority. So we must have the final battle, & this is it. The remaining logos, all 2 of them, are in Rols' post - & here are the rules, suitably amended for the final: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 48 hours - it will close at 10pm UK time, Monday October 2. (After the success of voting numbers in Round 5, I'm having this open the same time. More voters = more democracy). Voting will now be conducted in rounds until one entry has an absolute majority and is declared the winner. This will be the last of those rounds, as there are only 2 left, so one of them will have a majority on Monday night, and be declared the winner. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logo if they wish. For transparency, I will not vote unless required to break a tie. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of September 1 2017 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. As mentioned, I will not vote in this round. If a tie-breaker vote is needed, I will reserve my right to vote in order to decide the winner. We don't want any lockdowns, do we? Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT. And now the end is near...no matter what happens, we will have a winner at the end of this round. When we do, we will head back to Hollywood, to the Dolby (not Kodak anymore...) Theater, where the President awaits. May the best logo win! GOOD LUCK!
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