So Brendan went and saw Spoon on Tuesday with our friend Chris, and they were convinced that I was secretly in the band White Rabbits. So apparently I have another doppelganger. What the hell?! Can’t I just be alone?
that photo isn’t me, but I must say, he is a strikingly attractive fellow.
So looking at my analytics this morning to see where my off tumblr traffic is coming from and my hits are being brought by Google searches of care bear tattoos, sam waterston, and care bear tatoos (yes some one wants a care bear tattoo and they can’t spell it correctly).
Who says I don’t finish what I start?! Sorry this has taken so long, but I thought no one cared about my opinions. However someone found it entertaining so here is number 6.
We’ve hit the mother load, in my opinion the best and worst, well not the worst ever but definitely the best.
Good: The Washington Capitols. It has been popular for the last 10 years or so to take the original logo and make it more modern and cool. Examples are the Pittsburgh Penguins, who were originally light blue and white, then went to black and gold with a penguin head in a gold tornado are now the original logo but in emperor penguin colors. The San Jose Sharks, who updated their shark biting a hockey stick design, and the Tampa Bay Lighting who cleaned up their bolt. BUT the best-updated original logo has to be the Washington Capitols; it’s modern, fast, and decidedly American with its red, white and blue palette. What is great about this logo that it apologizes for the mid 1990’s logos and colors that the Caps used.
Gone: The Hartford Whalers: THE SINGLE GREATEST SPORTS LOGO EVER! There will never be anything better. There are two distinct shapes and some well-used negative space in this logo, a green “W” then above that is a whale’s tail, and what does the negative space form… an “H”. Holy crap. This is right up there with the current FedEx logo, which I hope you realize uses the negative space in the “E” and “x” to form an arrow pointing right. Its too bad the franchise was sold to the Carolinas and now are the Hurricanes, which have a pretty mediocre logo.
Foul: The Nashville Predators. All I can do is shake my head. I’m having such a hard time formulating a coherent sentence about this thing. It looks like a can opener or a half closed fist. Why is there a teal equator going through the head? The teal doesn’t even go with the blue, gold or gray already in the logo, its like it was just thrown in. There isn’t even some redeeming hockey iconography it’s just a poorly colored feline head. The team created this logo based on a Saber-toothed cat skull found in Tennessee. Then someone drew this up, and then they had a naming contest.