Author Topic: Significance of Big Al's newer I.D. pictogram  (Read 1775 times)

steven mandell

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Significance of Big Al's newer I.D. pictogram
« on: November 14, 2015, 10:18:37 AM »
Fairly recently Al has replaced his classic picture of well capped Ranttweiler biting the breeze, with a more mysterious image.
Looks to me like an oblique reference to piracy with its more than vague resemblance to a skull and cross bones reflecting his irreverent but inspired nature.
However it lacks sufficient definition to know exactly what I am seeing, and what exactly it represents.
My best, but probably wrong guess is that it shows a compact radio controlled alien robot above a  parts referenced crankshaft crossed over a camshaft.
Furthermore, I have no idea what the acronym BNHS refers to.

This comes counterintuitively at a time when Al's banter has subtly transitioned from epically cryptic, but equivocally  translatable at several different levels, reflecting various proper and slang as well as homonymous and synonymous meanings for often more than  one element of his statements verbage, to a more typical and easy to understand, standard English.

Could the clot have suffered a stroke of normalcy?
I enjoy both Clark Hitchcock and Super Al variants, but do find the current rendition easier to interpret.
What say you?
« Last Edit: November 14, 2015, 10:44:21 AM by steven mandell »

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Re: Significance of Big Al's newer I.D. pictogram
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2015, 10:38:58 AM »
Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery?

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Re: Significance of Big Al's newer I.D. pictogram
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2015, 11:53:42 AM »
Ah, that is the standard of the BUMS, the anarchic micronauts who still occasionally get together to do pretty crazy stuff. The problem is not so much a lack of enthusiasm, or ideas. Its the ever widening distance between us, as we each achieve independence from 'normal' society, its arbitrary rules, and lack of free thinking, in our own ways. Captain Bondseye selling out of boating to move to Orkney being just the last. Mind you he has bought a building that floods at highest tides, so he remains our aquatic specialist!
So you have a Bubblecar above the crossed bones of a busted engine representing our freebubbling ways. The BUMS is a society that only offers rare invites to folk who seem particularly bonkers and share our ideals of actually enjoying creative idiocy, like bubblecar jousting, sofa tennis (played over panel van) and finding non vehicle fords and bridges to prove the signage wrong etc. The test of the Microcar world find all this a bit much and prefer to hide in their campervans. Next year might see renewed activity as The Grimm Ripper, Cousin It and Famous Eccles could be roadworthy. The Barking Pumpkin is possible too, though he is scooter ready. If I can get sorted Beau Geste would drive a micro, preferable French. Blimey even Root might get in on the act
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Re: Significance of Big Al's newer I.D. pictogram
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2015, 04:03:26 PM »
Grim Reaper vs Barking Pumpkin joust sounds video worthy.
I should have suspected that your normalized diatribes were a side effect of some other more actively demonstrative venue for your deviant thinking.
Bravo, and keep the rest of us semi normals  :P up on your doings.