Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tory Logo Shenanigans: Free Speech Finds Some Limits

'Twas only a matter of time before an unprotected text/logo generator with no inhibitions whatsoever was got at by merry pranksters. And now it has happened. They've turned off their gallery feature under an onslaught of cuteness. And the makers have added a disclaimer to the interface. Along the lines that the generator is not connected to either Labour or the Conservatives. And it's just for fun.

There is still a fair amount of material in the Google cache with right-wing libertarian nasties apparently having the whip hand at the last. As this will surely be flushed before too long we've taken the liberty of making a screen grab. For posterity.

A little surprising that Paul Staines aka Guido Fawkes aka Mr GuF should choose the screen grab right to go with his gloating story. Perhaps he has a sense of humour after all? I'd have expected something a bit below the belt about John Prescott to be honest. Something lame. The grab below shows how the interface rubric has now changed to arms length.

Those spoilsport Tories of course temporarily removed the means of production from the workers toiling at the type face. Threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of villages reliant on the type industry. This new employment opportunity was trailed on Labour List, thanks to the Blackburn comrades' discovery - they now have a bit of a top ten. But smelling the green shoots of recovery the Tories closed the mine down in their usual ruthless fashion.

But all is now well again thanks to Boldfire Design, VeloxServ of Wolverhampton and the Go 4th organisation. Hurrah! Here're 24, count 'em, I knocked off in my tea break:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24

The deadline for the Labour List competition to win a bottle of Houses of Parliament champagne NOT signed by Derek Draper, remains 6pm Tuesday. Number 25 above. Absolutely no software or programming skills required. Of course playing with Tory logos is nothing new. here are some sleazy little piggies we prepared earlier:


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Anonymous said...

Given that Channel 4's Red Riding Trilogy has strong references to civic corruption and the framing of Stefan Kiszko, how about a Conservative Logo to 'honour' a old friend of the party- "Liberal" Cyril Smith.

I'm sure phrases such as "closet Tory" and "sex offender" could be appropriate somewhere in some biting social reference to Mr Smith's stand on his track record of conviction politics.

Chris Paul said...

Mmmmm. I've not seen Red Riding so I don't get your banter anon. Cyril was Labour a couple of times in his career I think. But never knowingly Tory. Why was that?

But the caption generator is freely available. Help yourself.

Anonymous said...

Was it because Cyril Smith wanted power at any cost and the only way he could do that was join the only party in Rochdale that would give him unfettered opportunity and funding to grasp control- irrespective of his own political views (hanging, corporal punishment, trade unions etc).

Tories are a lost cause in Rochdale.

Cyril was very close with Trippy Dave (local stockbroker Tory boy who done good) and Dave Waddington (barrister in the Kiszko farce and grateful recipient of Cyril Smith's hospitality when visiting the local asbestos factory Turner Brothers (the company that wrote his speeches for him and contributed large amounts of cash to the Tory Party and Economic League etc).

The party that came to power in June 1979- the week after RAP and Private Eye revealed Cyril Smith to be an unsavoury character with allegations of testicle squeezing and spanking of vulnerable young lads in Cambridge House hostel.