Archive for the ‘Signs and symbols’ Category

Mascots united

June 20, 2018

This week’s Drunk Cartoon from Bob Eckstein brings us the Oddburgercouple.:


(#1) The Burger King and Ronald McDonald share a moment of post-coital bliss

Two creepy mascots for competing burger behemoths seize a moment of forbidden love — Romeo coupling with Julio, Tony with Mario — and share an after-cliché.

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The wands, magic wands, and fairy wands of Pride

June 19, 2018

In yesterday’s posting “Fried eggs and fairy wands”, there were plants called fairy wands and wandflowers. How to get from (fairy) wands to the plants?

It’s another metaphorical trip. Wands are just rods or sticks (so a great many plants with spire-like flowers would qualify), but magic/fairy wands in particular frequently have a showy element (very often a star, 5-pointed, or sometimes 6-pointed) at its tip — so plants with showy flowers at the end of thin stems (like Dierama pulcherrimum and Sparaxis tricolor) can be seen as similar to such tipped wands.

Having noted that, for Pride month I’ll go on to look at simple wands and showily tipped wands done in rainbow colors: truly fairy wands.

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Return to the E. Zwicky grain mill

June 18, 2018

Kim Darnell has been preparing a Page on this blog linking to my postings about Switzerland and the Swiss. This has caused her to discover still more Zwicky-related sites — thus giving me still more things to post about. The great cycle of posting.

First up is a return to an old topic, the E. Zwicky company that makes, among other things, Zwicky muesli. See my 10/17/16 posting “More Zwicky postings”, with image #1 of muesli from the E. Zwicky AG [‘Ltd., LLC’] mill, with brief copy about the company. But now more detail, starting with the company’s logo, which involves both a stylized Zwicky signature and the company mascot, a little gnome:

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Why? Why?

June 17, 2018

Because we can. And we think it’s clever. And cute.

But why try to read the minds of people who do these things? Just sit back and admire their artisanal pigs in blankets. On a Pinterest board:

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Background foods and food discoveries

June 15, 2018

The spur: this brief moment from the NYT obit for chef, author, tv personality, and social critic Anthony Bourdain, by Kim Severson, Matthew Haag, and Julia Moskin, on-line on the 8th as “Anthony Bourdain, Renegade Chef Who Reported From the World’s Tables, Is Dead at 61”, in print on the 9th as “Anthony Bourdain, Renegade Chef, Dies at 61; Showed the World How to ‘Eat Without Fear'”:

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He first became conscious of food in fourth grade, he wrote in “Kitchen Confidential.” Aboard the Queen Mary on one of the family’s frequent trips to France, he sat in the cabin-class dining room and ate a bowl of vichyssoise, a basic potato-leek soup that held the delightful surprise of being cold. “It was the first food I enjoyed and, more important, remembered enjoying,” he wrote.

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Pride space flags

June 13, 2018

More Pride flags, all transformed versions of existing X Pride flags, for various values of X having to do with gender or sexuality. Transformed by Laurie Raye by superimposing images of the starry sky on them. So the now-standard six-stripe Pride flag becomes:

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The Calvin Klein pentachromatic neon rainbow

June 13, 2018

CK special for Pride Month:

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(#2) Pride Trunks

In five neon colors: pink, yellow, lime green, aquamarine, dark blue.

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Rainbow moments

June 10, 2018

For Pride Month, and looking forward to the SF parade two weeks from today, four heterogeneous items: Jungle Flossers for kids, in rainbow colors (and they’re fruit-flavored, wink wink nudge nudge); another inclusive alternative to the 6-color Pride flag; rainbow grilled cheese sandwiches at The Melt; and rainbow cock rings. Dental hygiene for children, community politics, food, and sex. Just another day on AZBlog.

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White stars on a field of green, part 2

June 8, 2018

Yesterday, in “White stars on a field of green”, Myoporum parvifolium in bloom, just down the street from my place. But surely there’s a flag of that description? Yes, there is, or was:


(#1) Flag of the Kingdom of Egypt (1922–1953)

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Again with the nose job

June 4, 2018

Today’s Zippy is a re-play of a drawing from 2015, now with dialogue:

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Stroke the nose and you slip through the nasal passage in the nose-time continuum to the bulbous-nose Cartoonosity region of Zippyland.

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