Achtung!

May. 23rd, 2005 11:15 am
erikred: (zombie)
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Note to Gerhard Schroeder's PR people: consider, carefully, a proposal to change that backdrop. Now.

Date: 2005-05-23 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ctiee.livejournal.com
What's wrong with a nice German eagle?

Date: 2005-05-23 11:26 pm (UTC)
tagryn: Owl icon (Default)
From: [personal profile] tagryn
Oh. Dear. That's unfortunate.

To answer ctiee, there's an unfortunate but inescapable affiliation of the eagle with a previous German party:

If you get to see film from the Nuremberg rallies during the Nazi years, the eagle was very prominent in National Socialist iconology.

Date: 2005-05-24 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glitter-ninja.livejournal.com
It's Naziriffic!

That may be more of a phoenix than an eagle, but it's so stylized in the head I can't really tell. Looks a little like Sam the Eagle from "The Muppet Show".

Date: 2005-06-09 11:04 pm (UTC)
tagryn: Owl icon (Default)
From: [personal profile] tagryn
Erik - here's another unfortunate image, apparently from the Maryland mass transit system:

How very...Soviet. Right down to the woman holding the red flag, which it appears to be at first glance.

Date: 2005-06-10 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erikred.livejournal.com
Wow. I let Yoko glance at this then had her turn away and tell me which country this belonged to; she immediately answered, "Soviet Union!" Truer than she knew.

The chatter on the blogosphere seems to indicate that this may be a hoax.

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