Monday, May 21, 2007

More on pain, and a question

Ok, so my statement that the pain is under control appears to have them premature. I tidied up around the house today - it wasn't anything strenuous, believe me :) - and the pain came back with a vengeance. This sucks :( I had to take percocet to get that pain under control. Sigh.

Does anyone know whether Volvo has recently changed their logo to include an arrow pointing upwards and to the right of the big circle in their logo, or whether this has always been their logo? I mention it because their logo now looks a lot like the symbol for men - which is a circle with an arrow pointing up and to the right (the symbol for women is a circle with a cross extending out the bottom). I don't know why they would have changed their logo to be implicitly masculine, or why the logo would have been designed to be masculine in the first place. Clearly, they are not marketing to me - not that I'm planning to buy a car anytime soon, but if I was, I think that it wouldn't be a Volvo.


Anonymous said...

I think that we just never noticed the arrow before.

Anonymous said...

Yeah it looks like it's been around forever. I found an image with the logo on a car that was from 1937. It's not from the male symbol. But it's probably related. It's from the alchemical symbol for iron. Which probably uses the shield/spear thing because they're made of iron.

Anonymous said...

Well, the symbol has three meanings: 1. iron 2. mars 3. man (all considered interrelated).

This corresponding symbol is for:
1. quicksilver 2. mercury (the planet) 3. woman (also considered interrelated).

Volvo must have known that the symbol also represents the male gender! I'll never buy a Volvo, that's for sure...