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A firm grip on government spending
April 25, 2008 7:38 AM   Subscribe


 
I lol'd.
posted by everichon at 7:38 AM on April 25, 2008


Pretty much government work in a nutshell, amirite?

...Huh. "Nut."
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:46 AM on April 25, 2008


orz --- Dutch boy
OGC --- Dutch TV host behaving inappropriately
posted by Dr-Baa at 7:46 AM on April 25, 2008


A spokesman for OGC said: “It is true that it caused a few titters among some staff when viewed on its side, but on consideration we concluded that the effect was generic to the particular combination of the letters OGC - and it is not inappropriate to an organisation that’s looking to have a firm grip on Government spend.”

That made my morning.
posted by lilac girl at 7:48 AM on April 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


...and if you turn the golden arches upside-down, they look like any number of dual-wielded pendulous parts of the anatomy.
posted by cosmonik at 7:49 AM on April 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


it caused a few titters among some staff

I thought it was titters that caused staff
posted by psmealey at 7:52 AM on April 25, 2008 [6 favorites]


That spokesperson is a genius. A firm grip, indeed. Giving rise (ahem) perhaps to their catchphrase for the 2008 Spring Drive: "Get a Firm Grip on This"
posted by psmealey at 7:56 AM on April 25, 2008


"Welcome to the Offfice of Government Commerce. If you'll kindly turn you head to the side, you'll notice that we're jerking off on your face. Please proceed to the Office of Epic Lulz, two doors down on the left."
posted by The Straightener at 8:01 AM on April 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


A firm grip...

Heh.

OGC now has a staff of 564 with a head office in Norwich


OK.

They’re going to get more column inches than they could ever have expected before.

Well, now you're just being gratuitous.
posted by quin at 8:01 AM on April 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


/me rolls eyes
posted by desjardins at 8:06 AM on April 25, 2008


Here's an old post with a lot of regrettable logos.
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:18 AM on April 25, 2008


You down with OGC? (yeah you know me!)
posted by anthill at 8:20 AM on April 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Kind of a tempest in a teapot.

Or, if you turn the Metafilter logo on its side, then reverse it and change it into a bitmap, and then look at the resulting logo while squinting and drinking a beer after watching a Flesh Flick on Fleshbot, it looks like a plate of beans overthinking itself.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:23 AM on April 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's funny. I too L-edOL. Thanks for the link!
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 8:33 AM on April 25, 2008


The Register claims to have a picture of the moment at which London design outfit FHD revealed the revised brand frontage to the HM Treasury tentacle's staff.
posted by DreamerFi at 8:48 AM on April 25, 2008


Superb
posted by Turtles all the way down at 8:49 AM on April 25, 2008


I think you mean "beaten" to the "punch".
posted by GuyZero at 8:51 AM on April 25, 2008


At first I didn't get what was so scandalous. I'm glad the Telegraph did the work for me of turning the logo on its side... Then I LOL'd.
posted by heatherbeth at 8:53 AM on April 25, 2008




It's really hard to see how this cockup is getting such a rise out of everyone.
posted by drezdn at 9:01 AM on April 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Could somebody explain the dinosaur comic connection? I don't get it.

Thank you,

Old Person.
posted by mecran01 at 9:05 AM on April 25, 2008


Pareidolia, is there nothing it can't do?
posted by ursus_comiter at 9:09 AM on April 25, 2008


mecran01, read the little IM conversation in the last panel.
posted by drezdn at 9:17 AM on April 25, 2008


No, no, no ... this is [self-] abuse. You want room 12A, just along the corridor.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 9:48 AM on April 25, 2008


Wankers.
</obvious>
posted by spock at 9:54 AM on April 25, 2008


DICK JOKES: ALWAYS FUNNY!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 10:40 AM on April 25, 2008


...and if you turn the golden arches upside-down, they look like any number of dual-wielded pendulous parts of the anatomy.

If I remember Omnivore's Dilemna correctly, this was done on purpose.
posted by inigo2 at 10:59 AM on April 25, 2008


Wow...it took me awhile to figure out the issue here. It was like one of those magic eye things; I finally see the schooner. And it's touching itself.
posted by inigo2 at 11:01 AM on April 25, 2008


Penis.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:17 AM on April 25, 2008




Even without turning the logo on its side, I'm still wondering why a government agency's logo so closely resembles that of a fox tv show about the attractive angst of developmentally precocious wealthy teenagers.
posted by troybob at 11:42 AM on April 25, 2008


Omnivore's Dilemna
That's going on a t-shirt

Also, this does not trump the TIA's pyramid logo
posted by eclectist at 12:14 PM on April 25, 2008


Did somebody say bad logo design?
posted by lekvar at 6:01 PM on April 25, 2008


A better link...
posted by lekvar at 6:02 PM on April 25, 2008


And two more swell sites with twist.

3OGK.com

30GC.com


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posted by 0of1 at 10:04 PM on April 25, 2008


OGC faps 2 dis.

sorry. really.
posted by cosmonik at 2:27 AM on April 26, 2008


Usually I'm the first to spot something sexual, but I didn't see it in the OGC logo even when it was turned sideways. I had to read the last panel of that comic to even get what it was supposed to look like. Then when I looked back at the logo, it still doesn't look that much like it to me.
posted by Nattie at 5:20 AM on April 27, 2008


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