October 11, 2006

Think. Respect....

Think

If you don't know what this is about read this. And remember: It makes a great armband.

UPDATE: Ooh! It's a competition. New entry:

TRO

The official logo we're spoofing is in the linked old post. But, for reference, here it is again:




MORE: The "Inform" version is by Steve White of Rantburg.

YET MORE: Paul Denton offers this, which highlights the "inform" (as a commenter recommended) and improves the font and the kerning (and don't you love typography geekery? I do!):

thinkrespectinform_2

Sippican Cottage
has this:

UW

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Inform?

More like, Informant.

UW wants you to be a good little informant on any proscribed speech in any context.

(except when an instructor is comparing Pres. Bush to Hitler, then it's 'active and lively dialogue')

JohnF said...

Stop being disrespectful. You WILL get reported.

I like the graphic. It should work as well as "Whip Inflation Now" did in the 70's.

dick said...

Read what? There doesn't seem to be a link there.

Ann Althouse said...

Sorry, try it now.

Mike said...

Any relation to ThinkProgress?

charlotte said...

Progressive Rorschach tests are so literal. Come on, "ink spec form"?

HaloJonesFan said...

Ann: I think that you should change the text colors; make "Respect" red and "Inform" white. That way, the visual pun changes from "I Respect" to "I Inform".

chickenlittle said...

"It makes a great armband"

I thought I'd seen that combination of colors somewhere before. Do ya think it was intended?

jvg1249 said...

"It makes a great armband."

Yeah, it goes especially well with a brown shirt.

Jake said...

What ever happened to Think, Study, Learn?

Jeff said...

The only real question is whether the culture of UW is headed towards a Stasi
model or a Red Guard model?

Choices, choices...

knoxgirl said...

It's really creepy that UW feels the need to come up with a logo for their "program." It takes it to even greater heights of thought control. The fact that they are trying to market or brand this concept--which is quite gross in itself--I find very distasteful. And very nursery school, too. Think. Respect... Grow Up!

Truly said...

Too bad armbands aren't an option at CafePress. How about ball caps?

chickenlittle said...

"Too bad armbands aren't an option at CafePress"

Maybe some enterprising student will fill the need.

charlotte said...

Re the logo graphic: The good news is that UW academics may have managed to square the circle. The bad is that the quadrature was done in really scary colors.

PatCA said...

I think that you should change the text colors; make "Respect" red and "Inform" white. That way, the visual pun changes from "I Respect" to "I Inform".

I would love to see some freedom loving students wear those armbands in protest.

Truly said...

Or, print the logo on an actual brown shirt?

JimNtexas said...

It should read:

I think

respect

submit

JB said...

Thinking is apparently perfectly respectable, you simply aren't allowed the speak. So perhaps a "Think don't speak" graphic may be warranted

Anon Y. Mous said...

I like Paul Denton's submission. If I was any good with Photoshop, I would make one little tweak: make the 'o' in "inform" look like an eye.

JorgXMcKie said...

This is what you get when the concentration of bureaucrats gets too large. What is the bureaucrat/student at UW-Madison now, about 1-to-1?

HaloJonesFan said...

Thanks Paul!

VICTOR said...

How about

Think.
Respek.

[Big up yourself, as Ali g would say.]

Johnny Nucleo said...

I went to my TRI Squad Leader and told him of several incidents of disrepect on this blog alone. He told me there was really nothing he could do about it, so I called him a big pussy and he reported me to the TRI Battalion Commander, who was also a big pussy, so I kicked both their asses and took over TRI and now I plan to get shit done.

HaloJonesFan said...

Are you guys going to have skintight black jumpsuits and lots of belts and nickel-plated carabiners all over? Make sure you use zippers, they're sexier than buttons.

Fenrisulven said...

I'm happy they chose to go with "Respect" in their motto - I keep thinking of George Galloway and his RESPECT party in the UK. Been laughing all day long. Please please make Ann stop. It hurts. :)

Dave said...

Must be nice to have tenure. Imagine what would happen if I, or any of your other commenters employed by private companies, mocked the trite shit they put out as corporate-speak in a public forum like this.

Ann Althouse said...

Dave: Indeed. It's also nice to work for the state. I get all that cool First Amendment protection.

MadisonMan said...

dave, I'm assuming you choose to work where you work. If you don't like it, find another job. That's the American Way!

GPE said...

This could be trouble. I've intercepted a "bias-related incident form" against Ann and posted it here:

Respect This [Gesture]!

Guess I should feel good that my alma mater only has to deal with the likes of Ward Churchill.

charlotte said...

Think
Erect.

(graphic possibilities)

Henry said...

Think
Convict

Steve White said...

I like Paul's version and yield to the font master!

Revenant said...

Must be nice to have tenure. Imagine what would happen if I, or any of your other commenters employed by private companies, mocked the trite shit they put out as corporate-speak in a public forum like this.

Dude, there's an entire publishing industry devoted to making fun of corporate-speak like this. And it isn't rare to see some of its works in a corporate environment. It is a rare cubicle farm that doesn't have some Dilbert strips posted somewhere or other.

Granted, openly mocking the company's policies while on company time is not a smart career movie. But I've never felt the need to hide the fact that I think some of our policies are silly.