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).

9 comments:

Blue Eyes said...

If the proprietors of the Adnams brewery are going to send out one free t-shirt, I'm afraid that it will have to go to me. While your post was interesting, it did not have the assertive streak of pure marketing genius that my one did.

:-))

Hogday said...

Blue, I just discovered that my comment in your blatant Adnam's plug was inaccuate in its content. I dug out the photos of me in `that T shirt` and it was for "Wells Bombardier" (worth shelling out for....) ! of course I was very, very drunk.

Blue Eyes said...

Was that "inadvertent" or a casual disregard of your duty to uphold the truth and personal integrity?

Either way, such incompetence in no way affects your ability to carry on as Blogger General.

I have full confidence in you, until it suits me not to.

Yours sincerely,

Gordon Brown

Dave Pie-n-Mash said...

It's good of you to put up the fine print disclaimers, as I had forgotten coffee is hot. But in truth it's Adnam's Broadside that needs the health warning. Last time I had some my legs stopped working properly.
By the way, I know of an offy just over the state line in Wisconsin, in the middle of nowhere, that sells a huge range of English beers including Adnams beers! I felt proud knowing there is a small farming community out there that is completely off it's coelctive head with Fullers, Adnams, Theakstons and Newky Broon.

Hogday said...

Hi Dave. One can understand why Nelson ordered his ships at Trafalgar to `engage the enemy more closely`, because after a Broadside there aren't many left standing. Drinking it has taught me the importance of pace and moderation.

powdergirl said...

When my oldest son was 7 or so he asked me what it said on my T-Ho's coffee cup, I read the danger-hot-contents warning to him and he asked " shouldn't that be a given?"
So now I never get to sue anybody for ear that my kids will think I'm an idiot...

Vetnurse said...

Hoggers l really don't want to know how you can assert how American beer tastes :-D

Hogday said...

PG: My specialist subject = The blinding, f`ing obvious.

VN: I was a bit broad-brushed with that assertion I grant you. It usually doesn't taste like any old urine, just one's own ;)

Vetnurse said...

That's a relief l mean perish the thought that you should go round drinking .. well any old American beer!!!