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hekk
02-02-2008, 03:28 PM
The irony (http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/210/imag0016bwr2.jpg), it burns.

El_Kabong
02-02-2008, 04:02 PM
Heh, now all they need is to add a symbol for a spanner...

Lobsang
02-02-2008, 04:08 PM
I don't get it.

hekk
02-02-2008, 04:11 PM
Look at the tagline..

Then mentally make the gears turn. The irony hits you then.

Inner Stickler
02-02-2008, 04:17 PM
I don't get it.If you imagine gear 1 rotating clockwise it makes gear 2 rotate counterclockwise making gear 3 rotate clockwise which makes gear 1 rotate counterclockwise and then problems begin.

Charger
02-02-2008, 04:22 PM
That is hilarious. I wonder if it is deliberate.

garygnu
02-02-2008, 05:38 PM
I'm wondering if it was disconnected in the original draft and someone, perhaps someone not on the design team, forced a change because it wasn't all interconnected.

Lobsang
02-02-2008, 05:42 PM
Or maybe we're simply not seeing the third dimension, where two of the cogs aren't touching at all. i.e. they are al different distances from the viewer.

jjimm
02-02-2008, 05:46 PM
It gets more publically embarrassing than that. The obverse design (http://www.taxfreegold.co.uk/images/1997twopoundsprooffirstbimetallicrev240.jpg) on the back of the British 1997/1998 2 coin, represents the then nineteen EU member states, as cogs, interlocking in a ring. Some said it was a subtle anti-EU message.

matt_mcl
02-02-2008, 06:23 PM
It gets more publically embarrassing than that. The obverse design (http://www.taxfreegold.co.uk/images/1997twopoundsprooffirstbimetallicrev240.jpg) on the back of the British 1997/1998 2 coin, represents the then nineteen EU member states, as cogs, interlocking in a ring. Some said it was a subtle anti-EU message.

I think you'll find that the obverse of that coin depicts Her Majesty the Queen, as does most every other British coin. The design you mention is the reverse.

Silly numismatist! ;)

jjimm
02-02-2008, 08:04 PM
Bugger. Explains why it took so long for me to find it while doing an image search on "2 coin obverse".

Boyo Jim
02-02-2008, 08:12 PM
Oh man, that's hilarious. Do their trains actually move, or do they sit there and heat up until they explode?