Sterling Ambivalence (sterlingnorth) wrote,
Sterling Ambivalence

Mermaids drinking coffee...

Let's begin with this.

The girl in the Starbucks logo is a mermaid. She's wearing a crown, with a star, or possibly a starfish in the middle. Most interesting though, is that those two things near the inner border of the circle logo with the horizontally wavy lines are her fins. Really. Think of her as a gymnast, or a contortionist.

But wait, she has two fins? They're almost like legs then. But she's naked. That would mean she's...
Yes, if it wasn't for the green circle, Lady Starbucks would only be seen in the underwater version of Hustler. She's a very sexual being, but that's the norm for mythological women. But that's actually the least interesting thing about this logo.

Grab a cup of coffee, folks. I found a long, but interesting article on the history of mermaids, using the Starbucks logo as a launching pad. Remember Disney's The Little Mermaid? In service to the classic maiden sacrifices for a prince story, the Disney storymen managed to create the perfect inversion of the ancient predecessors to the mermaiden myths. Not unlike how Christianity inverted the many myths it replaced. But you all are just wondering why Lady Starbucks is spread-eagle. Heinz Insu Fenkl has the answer.

Found via Deadprogrammer's Cafe, via Meadowflower.
Tags: disney, found links

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