[NTG-context] context mascot

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 23:43:18 CET 2008

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 11:27 PM, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:

> luigi scarso wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Patrick Gundlach <patrick at gundla.ch>
>> wrote:
>>    Hi,
>>     >> Have we  a mascot ?
>>     >>
>>     >> http://chl.be/mascots/
>>     >
>>     > Yes we do. Its the dutch cow :-)
>>    I thought that people in Bohinj more ore less agreed(*) that we
>>    don't want
>>    any animals as a logo (except for your elephant, of course ;-)). Wasn't
>>    this the reason, we tried hard to come up with a geometrically formed
>>    context logo?
>> It's not a logo.
>> It's a mascot, like TeX lion,  linux penguin,  GNU gnu and so on .
>> Cow fonts was made from  Duane Bibby's illustrations ,as far I know,
>> so no doubt that they are in TeX tradition
> Sure, but that's just visual jokes; you're not advocating a real 'pluche'
> animal are you?

Well , actually I really appreciate a *real* dutch cow... martina needs milk
every morning...
BTW, no, I'm not advocate for a real "pluche" animal.

(hm, reminds me of this inflatable pig that the pink floyd guys use(d), a
> big inflatable cow floating above the context conference location)
Arrghh.. this pig (Animals album) created some problems to floyd..
On 3 December 1976, during the second day, a gust of wind broke the pig free
of its moorings. Because there was no one to shoot the pig down, it sailed
away into the morning sky. A passenger plane reported seeing the pig,
causing all the flights at London Heathrow
Airport<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Heathrow_Airport>to be
[*citation needed <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed>*].
A police helicopter was sent up to track the pig, but was forced to return
after following the pig to an altitude of 5,000 feet. A warning was sent out
to pilots that a giant, flying pink pig was loose in the area[*citation
needed <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed>*]. The CAA
lost radar contact on the pig near Chatham in Kent, at a height of 18,000
feet and flying East. It finally landed in a farmer's field, without much

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