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tagline_setupLeFalcon opines that it’s time to retire the tagline which has been on the masthead of this site for some months now: “Los Thunderlads are here to change the world!  Or at least to talk a heck of a lot about it!” 

I agree with him about that, but disagree with his suggestion that we ought to return to the old tagline, “Los Thunderlads are laying down some cable.”  So, if anyone has any ideas, please tell me about them in the comments. 

In case playing_tagthe black and white diagram of a tagline above is too boring for you, here’s a color picture of kids playing tag.  They’re kind of in a line, I suppose.

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  1. cymast

     /  February 19, 2009

    Wow, am I the first to comment?

    Er, that’s not my suggested tagline, BTW . .

    I am fond of the current tagline, but if you must change it, how about

    Acilius generously shares his Great Wealth of Knowledge.

    or

    How did you find us??

    or

    “The planet Ishtar circles the star Bel.” -Ian Summers

    Now that we’re on subject, what’s the deal with “Panther Red”? (That could be a tagline too.)

  2. acilius

     /  February 19, 2009

    Gosh, I’d hate for it to be “Acilius generously shares his Great Wealth of Knowledge.” “How did you find us??” would be appropriate. The Ishtar one is okay with me, I guess. I’ve never known what the deal was with “Panther Red,” that was LeFalcon’s idea. It had something to do with a soft drink from the 80s, if I understood him correctly.

  3. cymast

     /  February 19, 2009

    OK how about

    “Acilius hates this tagline: ‘Acilius generously shares his Great Wealth of Knowledge.’ “

  4. acilius

     /  February 19, 2009

    Well, that’s the best we’ve come up with so far.

  5. lefalcon

     /  February 19, 2009

    I’ve narrowed it down to two solid candidates. We’ll each cast a vote for either 1. or 2. … and then go with the one commanding fewer votes.

    1. DIE, LOSER!

    2. Hey asshole, your mother drives an eight-year-old Pontiac!

    I vote for 2. Wait: I’ve changed to 1.

  6. cymast

     /  February 20, 2009

    I vote for 2. Being that Acilius and the rest of the Thunderlads have abstained, it looks like we have a tie.

    So back to the drawing board.

  7. acilius

     /  February 20, 2009

    Is that first one German? Der Lose, Die Loser?

  8. cymast

     /  February 20, 2009

    Acilius- what was it that Hilter said when he looked in the mirror again? Now that’s a tagline!

  9. acilius

     /  February 20, 2009

    I don’t remember anything about that. My first thought was “You heilin’ me? You heilin’ me? I don’t see anybody else here. Who the fuck you heilin’, if you’re not heilin’ me?”

  10. cymast

     /  February 20, 2009

    It was awhile back in an email discussion about how Hitler wasn’t Aryan and so should’ve exterminated himself. You wrote that’s maybe was happened right before he offed himself- he looked in the mirror and exclaimed . . something like “I’ve found him!” but in German.

  11. acilius

     /  February 20, 2009

    “Ich hab’ ihn gefunden!”

    Gee, that sounds interesting. And strangely similar to the TAXI DRIVER scene. He draws a gun on his reflection at the end of that.

  12. cymast

     /  February 20, 2009

    That’s probably it- I remember the “Ich”!

  13. acilius

     /  February 20, 2009

    It’s interesting that both focus on Hitler as a suicide, rather than on any of the other things he was.

  14. acilius

     /  February 20, 2009

    I was stuck on an obviously unsuitable idea, a list of various topics often addressed here. Something like “Politics- Old MTV Videos- Ukulele Playing- Things People Have Done to Bananas- Magazine Articles”- but the list would be too long. It also reminded me of something, but I couldn’t pin down what.

    It finally came to me. The opening of IN SEARCH OF. Labels like that appeared on the screen during its opening sequence. “Extraterrestrials— Magic & Witchcraft— Lost Civilizations—” etc.

    So maybe we could do something based on the show’s disclaimer:

    “This series presents information based in part on theory and conjecture. The producer’s purpose is to suggest some possible explanations, but not necessarily the only ones, to the mysteries we will examine.”

  15. cymast

     /  February 20, 2009

    Bingo! (The affirmative exclamation, not the dog or game.) As long as we include “Great Wealth of Knowledge” somewhere in there . .

  16. acilius

     /  February 20, 2009

    Let’s see…

    “This blog presents information based in part on theory and conjecture. The bloggers’ intention is to suggest a Great Wealth of Knowledge, not all of it true, or relevant to the mysteries we will examine.”

  17. cymast

     /  February 20, 2009

    That has my vote!

    Wow, I actually voted today . . twice.

  18. acilius

     /  February 20, 2009

    Maybe we could try something like this:

    “This blog presents information based in part on theory and conjecture. The bloggers’ purpose is to simulate a Great Wealth of Knowledge, not all of it real, or relevant to the mysteries we will examine.”

  19. cymast

     /  February 20, 2009

    That’s better than “cran-” doncha think?

  20. lefalcon

     /  February 21, 2009

    Vthunderlad has done a beautiful job with the masthead. I love its every aspect.

  21. cymast

     /  February 21, 2009

    I think I get it now- “Ocean Spray”?

  22. believer1

     /  February 21, 2009

    I was going to sigest

    3 Guys 2 Girls 1 Blog

  23. cymast

     /  February 21, 2009

    hmmm . . a gender thing.

    “3 Guys 2 Girls 1 Blog” sounds like the title of a movie.

  24. acilius

     /  February 21, 2009

    That new masthead is great! The photo is perfect.

    “3 Guys 2 Girls 1 Blog” is growing on me, I think we should add it to the rotation of taglines. “Cran-” is definitely better than anything I came up with. Much shorter, much less dependent on familiarity with IN SEARCH OF…

  25. believer1

     /  February 25, 2009

    i love movies so thanks

  26. cymast

     /  February 25, 2009

    I love kittens!

  27. acilius

     /  February 26, 2009

    So do I!

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