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April 9, 2006 1:09 PM   Subscribe

Serious Organised Crime Agency? Or Thundercats?
posted by reklaw (34 comments total)

 
AWESOME!!!
posted by magodesky at 1:10 PM on April 9, 2006


Oh, Crime FIGHTING Agency.

For a minute there I thought maybe this was a Page Six exposé.
posted by HTuttle at 1:12 PM on April 9, 2006


Serious Organised Crime Agency? Or Thundercats?

False dilemma.
posted by joe lisboa at 1:12 PM on April 9, 2006


I'd pick Thundercats, any time.
posted by armoured-ant at 1:13 PM on April 9, 2006


Thunder ... Thunder ... Thundercats, HO!

The show was good, but it was no Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors :)

Oh, and btw : the logo sucks.
posted by kaemaril at 1:15 PM on April 9, 2006


Oh, come on, kaemaril. You know this is the police logo we've all been waiting for. All those other police organizations like the FBI just weren't EXTREME enough to go for the Thundercats style.
posted by magodesky at 1:18 PM on April 9, 2006


It's the Mercury Cougar, you nerds.
posted by Smart Dalek at 1:24 PM on April 9, 2006


This was the first draft
posted by magpie68 at 1:35 PM on April 9, 2006


Are they serious? I don't have a way to tell.
posted by Mikey-San at 1:43 PM on April 9, 2006


The only thing I don't like is the cat. WTF?!? What's that got to do with Serious Crime?

Personally, I'd be perfectly happy with the same logo, with the cat removed and the crown on the top moved to the centre of the stylised globe.

But if you absolutely MUST have a cat, use a frickin' lion. There *is* precedent, after all :)
posted by kaemaril at 1:55 PM on April 9, 2006


Hilarious, seriously, where's the need for satire these days? Do they even think about the comedians they are putting out of a job?

I look forward to seeing their second attempt. Maybe this time they will have the sense to hire a designer, or maybe they will waste money creating a brilliant homage to the Transformers (Robots in Disguise).
posted by Acey at 1:59 PM on April 9, 2006


Personally, I'd be perfectly happy with the same logo, with the cat removed and the crown on the top moved to the centre of the stylised globe.

But then how would criminals know how EXTREME they are?

SOCA: Fidelity, Bravery, Hardcore!
posted by magodesky at 2:14 PM on April 9, 2006


Maybe it was an homage to HIFK.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:17 PM on April 9, 2006


Now, I've been speaking (off the record) to my good friends, the Ninja Turtles...
posted by NinjaTadpole at 2:19 PM on April 9, 2006


kaemaril : "Personally, I'd be perfectly happy with the same logo, with the cat removed and the crown on the top moved to the centre of the stylised globe. "

magodesky : "how would criminals know how EXTREME they are?"

That's easy. They're a British organization, right? Just use Ye Olde English font:



It both fits the geography, and provides that hardcore gangsta flavour that communicates so well to their intended targets.
posted by Bugbread at 2:38 PM on April 9, 2006


Well, they've both got a stylised tiger-y cat in a circle, but the Thundercats logo is just the head, while the (I'll bet ineffective, at best) SOCA logo has the whole front half of the animal and a half-globe as well.

I agree that a tiger on your logo is more suitable for a bunch of mercenaries or a hair metal band or something than for a government agency, but presumably they retained some designer or other and were bullshitted into thinking this was exciting and dynamic and proactive and stuff, like the companies that adopt silly names.

If I were some ex-CID bloke in charge of said agency, I'd think that the logo, mission statement and company song were completely irrelevant, and that committees related to said things would be a good place to put managerial persons who needed to be kept away from sharp objects.

Of course, there's always the possibility that this'll result in a logo that looks like goatse or an eye in a pyramid or the Star of David with a swastika in the middle, and it'll all go horribly wrong. But that's what you get for not being on the black budget in the first place.
posted by dansdata at 2:38 PM on April 9, 2006


Ancient spirits of evil,
transform this decayed form
to Mumm-Ra, the ever living!

posted by Zombie Dreams at 2:45 PM on April 9, 2006


I suspect Cheetara was the reason behind a good number of boys learning how to handle their Sword of Omens.

Of course, it won't give you sight beyond sight. Your mother will back me up on that.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 3:05 PM on April 9, 2006


They also have a little Ice Age 2: The Meltdown vibe going on there, which I'm sure will just scare the living bejesus out of our country's criminals:

posted by flashboy at 3:10 PM on April 9, 2006



"Light up the fuckin' pipe boys!"
posted by prostyle at 3:17 PM on April 9, 2006


bugbread: see, other than the olde english, that looks like a perfectly good logo for a crime squad :)
posted by kaemaril at 3:20 PM on April 9, 2006


They could always go for the more traditional hardcore approach:


posted by Bugbread at 3:24 PM on April 9, 2006


I think I may have uncovered a shocking truth at the heart of the British Government.


posted by ArkhanJG at 3:29 PM on April 9, 2006


I think they're just trying to get a jump on the forthcoming OS X 10.5, which was to be named Leopard. Now Jobs is left with few options: Civet, maybe, or Manx?
posted by rob511 at 3:29 PM on April 9, 2006


I have to say, their website may be one of the least-unattractive government websites I've seen.
posted by potch at 3:47 PM on April 9, 2006


As a friend pointed out the other day, their website looks like something out of a TV show. CSI anyone?
posted by simonw at 3:49 PM on April 9, 2006


Soca Cat? [Warning, Loud embedded Flash]
posted by Opposite George at 3:50 PM on April 9, 2006


It's actually an improvement over the logo for the Frivolous Organised Crime Agency, which features a rampant My Little Pony.
posted by whir at 3:52 PM on April 9, 2006


dansdata : "like the companies that adopt silly names."

The Salon piece linked on your sillynames page was awesome, by the way. Thanks.
posted by Bugbread at 4:05 PM on April 9, 2006


What the fuck is a samoflange?
posted by Robot Johnny at 4:51 PM on April 9, 2006


ArkhanJG wins.
posted by JHarris at 5:00 PM on April 9, 2006


That font seems familiar.
posted by cillit bang at 7:05 PM on April 9, 2006


I was particularly taken with this from the comments:

At least it's modern and not old fashioned like so many things are nowadays.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 7:48 PM on April 9, 2006


The breaking point in me working on a minimum wage campaign with the Democrats was that before every night of canvassing, they made us put our hands in a circle and say "Thunder... Thunder... ThunderCRATS HO!"

I realized I could not do my job without being so fucking high that I could not do my job.
posted by klangklangston at 7:21 AM on April 10, 2006


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