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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

More phallic silliness . . .

Posted on 2005.07.15 at 07:52
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In response to the last entry (about the phallic water sensors that so amused me), Maeglian sent me a great link to a comic site called, Phallic Logo Awards. However, it did not show up in the journal; I only received it as an emailed reply notification. Go figure. Anyway, here's Maeglian's link, if you'd like a morning laugh:

Phallic Logo Awards:


In case you don't bother to open it, if you scroll down to the bottom (HA!) you'll see the grand prize winner, the logo for the "Brazilian Institute for Oriental Studies."

I thought it had to be fake it was so funny. But when I Googled up the institute, it's site said, "Sorry, under construction." I guess they found out the internet world was guffawing over their innocent little logo.

As Maeglian pointed out, it's supposed to be a pagoda in front of the red sun of Japan. Here it is:

Logo for The Brazilian Institute for Oriental Studies:

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I laughed so hard when I saw it, my husband (who was just finishing up mowing the yard) had to lean in to ask me what was so funny.

I think this logo would make a great icon for an "assophile" site, slash or het (I first heard the term in a 1980's film of Federico Fellini, The City of Women; in it, his main character is referred to as one -- a man who most loved women from behind).

On to more phallic silliness....

When I was Googling up "SATYRS" to find that Disney image of the dancing fauns, I also found the following publicity shot from a modern production of an ancient Greek farce featuring satyrs. It features four actors in costume. And what costumes! The actors must have loved prancing about it these. And I'll bet the costumers had many laughs making them. (The droopy fellow in the middle is supposed to be the aged Silenus).

Now these are satyrs primed for action! (I will try to use an LJ-cut, since it's not "work-safe".)

Four Satyrs from, "Bursting the Grape":


Ariel, are these guys big enough to suit...? *wink*

~ Mechtild


elasg at 2005-07-15 14:08 (UTC) (Link)
After close scrutiny, I would have to say, there is definitely a fellow one should stick a hat on and talk to.

Good grief! LOL! Though I imagine the actors behind those masks are having an hysterical field day! LOL! Can you imagine what a pump that would be to the ol' ego? heheheh!

Oh, that link is priceless! Thank you, Maeglian! My coworkers were in stitches over those (though I kept the satyrs to myself. ahem...)

just_ann_now at 2005-07-15 17:55 (UTC) (Link)
It's funny that you mention that site, because my friend faramir_boromir had posted a link to it in her journal a few weeks back. So when I saw your wiggly worms I immediately sent her the link to your journal. She died laughing!
mechtild at 2005-07-15 18:59 (UTC) (Link)

Glad you enjoyed the stuffed projectiles

Ann, Hi! You wrote,

...[M]y friend faramir_boromir had posted a link to it in her journal a few weeks back. So when I saw your wiggly worms I immediately sent her the link to your journal. She died laughing!

Perhaps [u]faramir_boromir[/u] (a fan of the famous "Mir" brothers?) will enjoy the "Rampant Satyrs" just as well as "Wormie the Water Sensor". Too bad the satyrs image on Google didn't say which theatrical company was doing this production; the title of the image only gave the name of the play. Perhaps I can research it? Whether it was well-acted or not, the costumer deserves a standing ovation.

Ariel, I am glad to hear the LJ-cut worked. When I pressed "preview" I was awfully nervous, because it showed the image. But I see it worked after all. You are right about the use of the LJ-cut. I think I will start using it for every journal entry, just so they won't take up so much space on the "Friends" thing that shows all the recent journal entries.

~ Mechtild
igraine1419 at 2005-07-15 19:12 (UTC) (Link)
Where's the red sun? Where's the pagoda?

I couldn't see them at all the first time I looked! LOL! Just shows you how my mind has been corrupted!

Thanks for this post Mechtild - it was the best laugh I've had all day! :) :) :)

PS. Good to see you back!
mechtild at 2005-07-15 19:53 (UTC) (Link)

Aisling, it's good to BE back

LOL! I couldn't see anything but a pair of woman's buttocks being impaled, either. (Too curvy for a man.) I had to stare and stare to make myself see anything else.
Although, when I look at the fleshy curves that overhang the top of the inserted object, it is ambiguous to me just which orifice it is that is being penetrated ... I think the ambiguity is part of the logo's charm. *snort*
Wouldn't it be a great image to include in one of those psychological tests?

~ Mechtild

P.S. Aisling, lurking in your LJ, I noticed your WIP is really coming along. I read the pair of stories you recommended, by the way (Blow the Candle Out and Singing Sorrowless), the first two of your S/F series, but I want to hold off any detailed commenting until I have got a more extensive feel for your S/F vision. Those two seemed to offer just the tip of the iceberg of what you have imagined for your characters. While your Harem story for All Hallow's Eve (Trick or Treat) read like a finished story unto itself, these two seemed like introductory sketches for a much bigger story to come. Is that not the case? Which stories do you think I should read next? I see you have some others at WotM. Or should I skip those and just go on to read the WIP on your LJ? Be warned, I'm quite slow getting around to any of this. I am WAAAAAAY behind on Threshold, as you know. Three months and still no chapter 12! I shall go and attack it again right now.

I noticed your comment to a respondent with envy in which you said you wrote like wildfire to get it out of your system while you were inspired, intending to go back and do the beta-work only later. I am just the opposite. I inch along laboriously, poring over every sentence like a spider. I write and re-write and re-write and re-write again, all before it ever goes to the betas, and then when I read their comments, I write and re-write and re-write all over again. The result is that what I first write is often quite different from what is eventually posted. Worse, even after a chapter is posted on a site, I go back and tweak it every time I notice a new flaw or thing I'd like to change. Shees! No wonder I take forever!

~ Mechtild
igraine1419 at 2005-07-15 21:57 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Aisling, it's good to BE back

Oh yes, try the WIP - a bit long, but definitely more of a complete story and, I think, the best I've written to date. The two you read were my first attempts at F/S, so I see why they might read a little like preparatory sketches.

I really admire the time and effort you put into your writing - I wish I could be more disciplined!

Looking forward to chapter 12! :)

wendylady1 at 2005-07-16 07:04 (UTC) (Link)
Mechtild...That winning logo is absolutely PRICELESS !!!...How could they NOT see it when they designed it ?

The link you gave us also threw up a familiar sight...the Czech sausage company with the 1920's blow-job going on...when we were in Cesky Krumlov, the hotel served tiny tins of pate with that label on the top...Oh How we laughed !!!
mechtild at 2005-07-16 15:47 (UTC) (Link)
"The hotel served tiny tins of pate with that label on the top...Oh How we laughed !!!"

Eee gad! You mean the company is still in operation -- still with that logo? Well, it certainly is unforgettable!

~ Mechtild
julchen11 at 2006-06-17 22:26 (UTC) (Link)
The best laugh I ever had! Thank you dearest ... this made my night
mechtild at 2006-06-18 19:08 (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if that play was as funny as the costumes? I would have loved to have seen it, just to find out.
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