I’d like to thank @thuc for graciously designing some possible logos for our humble account, which until now has just used the famous “Twitter egg”. Please choose one of the selections. Results will be announced at the September 29, 2011 #meded chat!
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it’s great to have so many images from which to choose.
fyi: single snake is correct symbol; the other is a symbol of commerce, often misused to represent medicine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caduceus.svg
but i say “spare the rod” and use the apple, a much kinder and gentler image
The black snake is a bit ominous…
The apple could symbolize Temptation (“Why, of course, I want the extra-large-size bowl of Vesuvius Kill-Ye-Chili with extra Krakatoa Jalapeno shredded goat cheese on top!”) or Folk Wisdom (An Apple a Day…etc.) or Political Crabbiness (“I hate Red Delicious. Why doesn’t anybody grow Stayman Winesaps anymore? Just because a heavy rain right before harvest makes the whole crop explode on the trees is no excuse. Capitalist, money-grubbing apple-growers!”).
I’ve always felt that the serpent was derived from the Book of Numbers: “And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole; and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.”
But I’ve never been able to get a reference book to agree with me.
I think the apple. (Not that I could eat one any more than I could the chili. Serpent would probably go down all right, though I might have to titrate it along with my lifetime supply of Prednisone. Just think: twice as much snake every other day!)
Apple. Definitely apple. It will remind me of the dew of my youth.