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by Alexandra in WMass Wed May 24th, 2006 at 12:37:24 PM EST

Remember the weekend of May 20th? The gnomes in exile. The temporary coup by those of us left behind. The graphless front page full of peanut butter, pancakes and  trains! Under the influence of those images and the lack of wine I proposed that "We could add a little train on the ET logo going around the EU stars as if they were the rails."

So here is my tribute to ET dedicated to Dodo in appreciation for his early ET technical photo posting tips that helped me get started and feel welcome at ET and to ALL of you who make up this rather amazing community.

Keep the train moving!

P.S.: Don't change the logo and do keep the graphs or I'll feel like I logged into the wrong site.
P.P.S: For those of you who remember my long ago promise of a more serious diary rest assured it is still in the works and will probably be too long.

Bravo!  I think they should use it on the front page.  That train just says so much to me, it evokes progress, but not blindly rushing into the future; it's moving to the left, or counter-clockwise, which illustrates our political values and independent thought.  The train ...  the perfect marriage of form and function, of practical mechanics and romantic revery...  So beautiful, without begging for attention, so strong, without relying on aggression, so perfect... :)

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire
by p------- on Wed May 24th, 2006 at 02:06:19 PM EST
But, as true commies, we should complain about the color of the stars :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu May 25th, 2006 at 09:55:11 AM EST
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Patience.  Our work here is not yet done. ;)

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire
by p------- on Thu May 25th, 2006 at 12:08:23 PM EST
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It looks like a big red caterpillar eating up the stars, yummy!

(Peanut butter stars? Star-shaped pancakes? Who can tell?)

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed May 24th, 2006 at 03:03:25 PM EST
Great work that picture. Something else I need to put on my list of 'new things to learn'.

And I am looking forward to you 'too' long diary.

by Fran on Thu May 25th, 2006 at 03:51:57 AM EST
Heh, thanks :-)

I also disclose hereby that I attempted to create a Coup Logo myself, putting a peanut butter bottle in the middle of the stars, but I couldn't figure out how to do it with Gimp...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu May 25th, 2006 at 09:57:02 AM EST
Trains of the world... unite!!!!

well actually you can become fast/speed trains and everybody would love you.....

Goddess save ET!!!!

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu May 25th, 2006 at 10:25:16 AM EST
Counter clockwise independent lefty thinking train, star eating caterpillar and goddess of ET. Just proves that a logo is so much better when there are words to go with it. All great additions!
by Alexandra in WMass (alexandra_wmass[a|t]yahoo[d|o|t]fr) on Thu May 25th, 2006 at 10:34:03 AM EST

rhythm entrainment...

take me right back to the track, jack

ET as brain-train, as in brain gym.

public transport...inevitable....

why not trains?

they have a certain je-ne-sais-quoi, c'est sur...


'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu May 25th, 2006 at 09:59:50 PM EST

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