Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Logo's and Symbols Must Make Us Feel Better
My below comments about a Northern England chief constable and his burning desire to make things better by coming up with a new force logo, pricked my own conscience. I have decided to change my little comments logo/moniker as it seems unfair to solely promote one of my favourite breweries, especially as I am unsponsored. There are others I support and so it's time to fly a different flag for a while. So, I have decided to fly the flag of Suffolk's (and one of England's) finest and oldest breweries. The currently featured `brew of choice` is the mightily delightful Adnam's "Broadside" weighing in at a hefty Alc 6.3% vol which, to use an old Aussie drinking toast, `made a man out of me, made a man out of me wife` - [only kidding, Mrs `Sexydelightful` HD]. Some of the major American `breweries` would do well to look at Adnam's. It's best served cold (an American myth busted) and is delish`. Another American myth busted is the one about American beer not tasting like chilled urine - it actually does and when in the US, unless I can get Sam Adams, I prefer drinking mine, chilled or even at body temperature. Those with good close range vision, and maybe an interest in Naval history, may see the connection on the label to a sea battle in 1672, to go with the nautical name of this particular beer - what a history this tiny Nation has. Now known as Sole Bay, this historic area of The North Sea is overlooked by the home town of Adnam's Brewery. And in researching this little anecdote, I discovered that the crest of the former HMS Solebay incorporates the white rose of Yorkshire, to signify the support of the Duke of York in said battle of the Anglo-Dutch war. I wear the white rose of Yorkshire in the form of an enamel lapel badge, which I purchased as a contribution to one of the civic Mayor of Doncaster's 2009 supported charities, "Help For Heroes" - bless you, Madam Mayor (see my other link on the right side of the blog) So, the links of symbolism and heraldry took on an interesting slant for me. I am so easily fascinated these days. But as for the chief constable of South Yorkshire trying to think up a new logo.....please guv, just sort out the bullshit, work to cut out all the form-filling-arse-covering-beancounting and then tart up the logo when you've finished that, please. So come on Adnam's, how about a free T shirt (chest size 42") E mail me for contact details ;) NB: Drink sensibly, always adhere to the Government Health warning, be nice to children and old people, mind how you cross the road, say no to drugs, don't talk to strangers young or old in case you are suspected of being weird,, don't take photos of your kiddies in the bath, lift heavy things with care, take care when drinking hot coffee as it can burn your lips, ensure that you are aware at all times of everything dangerous and which is bloody obviouly risky, oh and it's not just hot coffee that can scald your lips, tea, chocolate and other beverages, if very hot, can have the same effect (sorry, should have mentioned that earlier), be safe, have a nice day (unless you have other plans).