People - get a grip! What a horrorific sight greeted me this morning when I looked at my newses. Gap scraps new logo after online outcry. What? Outcry? Apparently there was an "outpouring of comments" online. More than two thousand of them. Still, it's not as if there was anything more important these people could have been complaining about! Oh, wait, there was. It's hard to think of anything less important people could have complained about. The president said "We've been listening to and watching all of the comments this past week. We heard them say over and over again they are passionate about our blue box logo, and they want it back. So we've made the decision to do just that - we will bring it back across all channels." What does this mean? It's quite clear. It means that Gap particularly value the custom of people with very poor judgement. They are the sort of customers they are particularly keen to hang on to. The sort of customers whose judgement is so poor they would, for instance, say over and over again that they are passionate about Gap's blue box logo. Let's put this into perspective. Many people would say that some very keen Doctor Who fans are a bit too keen. And yet I don't think there's any of them who would say they were 'passionate' about the show's blue box logo, the logo known by some as the DWARDIS. And plenty would say they like it a lot. But passionate, no. One might almost venture that these customers that Gap particularly value have such poor judgement that there is something wrong with them. What does that say about Gap's products?
Bees are so shallow! I had thought that bees were great, buzzing around pollinating and making honey and stuff. And the funky dancing, of course. Let us not forget the funky dancing. Not just ordinary funky dancing, but funky dancing with a message. Doesn't prepare you at all for discovering that they're rather superficial. And yet I read today that they are particularly fond of stripey flowers. Let's face it, there's only one possible reason for this. They like them because they go with their jumpers. Oh, bees! Really! I wonder what amazing plants have died out because you couldn't be bothered to pollinate them because they didn't go with your shoes. It's not good enough, really, bees. Makes me want to weep, so it does. Whatever happened to the bee dream? Gone, left behind when you were a child. But you remember. You are that child.
A pub that's famous for being in Crocodile Dundee is up for sale. That's what I read, anyway. I suppose 'famous' is a relative term. I didn't even know that there was a pub in Crocodile Dundee. I'm far from an expert on works featuring the character but wasn't he a rather smiley fellow? I wouldn't be smiling if I had a pub in me. Ha ha. No, I didn't know the film had a pub in it. I'm not saying I'm surprised, I'm just saying I didn't know. And can something really be famous if I don't know about it? I mean, it's unlikely that it's even just me. There's probably a few of us, the people who didn't know that there was a pub in Crocodile Dundee. I know Paul Hogan was in it. But he's not a pub. Maybe there's a pub named after him. Would you need permission to call your pub The Paul Hogan? I don't know. You'd need a pub though. Actually you wouldn't. You could just imagine it. I'm pretty sure you wouldn't need permission then. Even so, I'm not going to have an imaginary pub called The Paul Hogan. I've got enough going on in my life, that would just be clutter. Priorities.
that's all from me for now
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Future Of The Day: Cars Of The Future c. 1949