Friday, August 29, 2014

TKC EXCLUSIVE CONTEST: WHAT DO YOU THINK THE HORRIBLE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR LOGO LOOKS LIKE?!?



Working on something important coming up but this bit of Kansas City branding mockery is too fun to ignore . . .

EVERYBODY AGREES THE NEW KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN LOGO IS HORRIBLE . . . BUT WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE EXACTLY?!?!?

We blogged this one FIRST and so far here's the leading suggestion . . .

The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker


The resemblance is clear but the comparison isn't great because the Weber smoker is so versatile and useful. There's really nothing you CAN'T do with a Weber!!!

Cook delicious turkey, ham, ribs, chicken and more for parties and family gatherings with the Weber Smokey Mountain cooker. Its lid and bowl are made of porcelain-enameled, premium-grade steel that resists weather along with a rust-resistant fuel door. This Smokey Mountain cooker has a water pan that provides just the right amount of steam to the smoking process for tender and juicy meat.And much, much more!

Meanwhile, the toy train just takes people back and forth to Crown Center.

Next up . . .

One Of The Bad Guys From Space Invaders


Sorry, again, not a good comparison here because this 80s arcade classic is way more iconic.

Escape Pod From Star Wars


This one is my vote not only because I'm a bit of a geek but also because I've heard from more than a few people that the toy train will be "battle weary" in just a single Summer of operation.

Upside Down Google Droid

A good suggestion but Android is a next generation operating system and the toy train streetcar is using tech perfected back in the mid-1900s.

The Blue Pill


This suggestion is gaining ground if only because the idea not only references the blissful ignorance of illusion but also Viagra and the little blue pill which generates arousal where none should exist.

Choose carefully, winner gets 80K TKC bonus points as opposed to the $80,000 DOLLARS this bit of branding cost. Still, our ideas will be far more creative and useful . . .

36 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Suitcase, looks like a suitcase.

Anonymous said...

Looks EXACTLY like an $80,000 shit circling the bowl.

Anonymous said...

Blue computer port plug, sort of.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me a lot of this.

Anonymous said...

And they paid for this? Elementary kids could have done better.

Anonymous said...

So funny.....I am like, oh yeah we all need to grill.....

Anonymous said...

Pregnant cockroach.

Abcnkc said...

I thought we all agreed that KC was now CK.

Who is running this joint? We need some more meetings!

Anonymous said...

Since homeless people and black folk will be the only people to ride on it...I think it looks like a big blue piece of shit

Anonymous said...

Water cooler for sure. Like the ones at Jiffy Lube.

Anonymous said...

So, the fact that you personally hate the toy train leads to the opportunity for an objective assessment of the marketing for the project?

Or you present in a manner to get the response you want?

Rhetorical question, because we all know the answer to that.

In no particular order, you will hate the color of the seats, the speed of the train, the sound, the artwork at the stops, etc.

By the way, I am opposed to the train. At the risk of pissing off your Klan, I point out how the bloggster can bend the news in any manner that he chooses.

Anonymous said...

Again, same idiot^

Anonymous said...

I LIKE Megan's BIG tittay's!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Did Staubio's new company get paid for this? Can you say crony capitalism?

Anonymous said...

No, it's Jon Stephens' wife's company. It was going to his, but then he got greedy and took a job there before the insider deal got handed out and fucked it up for proud New York exiles Brian and Patience (lol) Jones

Anonymous said...

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a grill! It's a water cooler! It's a boondoogle.

Anonymous said...

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE HORRIBLE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR LOGO LOOKS LIKE?!?

It looks like something that fell off a Bartle Hall pylon. You could call it "CRASH and BURN"!!!

Anonymous said...

Also the Green Egg Smoker/ Cooker

http://cdn.shocho.co/sc-image/4/3/a/7/43a7409d57cd44b2cb3e6d2b35a4e4fb.jpg

Anonymous said...

Looks kind of like the front of a streetcar.

Lord Welsley Snickerdoodle the First Earl of Pudding Spots on the Thames said...

Upon turning my Laptop computing instrument 180 degrees, thus rendering the image upside down. It appears to be a cheap R2D2 knockoff followed by dyslexic CK . Either that or it looks similar to the Vibrating Pikachu Anal Plug I was surprised with, mid coitus, by my paramour Ms. Toni Bones.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Fantastic stuff!

Anonymous said...

"Ride KC" -- SOOOOO EDGY. How about "Walk KC" to promote out city sidewalks. And Fly KC for the airport...

Not to mention the thing looks like an old-school IUD.

Ann Willoughby used to be a real talent. Though talk about headlights on a Weber...her "headlights" used to be SPECTACULAR, though these days, gravity has no doubt done its job.

Look out Addy's, One Show, Effy, CA, Graphis, et al...yeah, when monkeys fly out of my ass. This is, at best, mediocre work. More student level. Too bad, and just plain sad. She's phoning it in.

The city would have been better served -- and had something much more original -- if it were to have had a contest for area art students, with a $10K scholarship for the winner.

And saved $70K. It would have bought plenty of whatever that Approval Committee was smoking when they bought into this steamy pile of dog shit.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, some type of design contest would have no doubt gotten some really cool entries.

But, that would violate KC's longstanding "friends and family" nature to value old ties and connections above talent.

Anonymous said...

I refuse to vote, they didn't let me vote on the first election so don't ask me about it again.

Anonymous said...

Ah. So THAT'S what a waste of $80,000 looks like.

Anonymous said...

HEY! We could have paid for 2 or 3 feet of unused suburban feeder roads with that money that we would have had to maintain indefinitely that never would have paid for themselves!!

This is bullshit! I am a white suburban man and I am entitled to have the government give me EVERYTHING!

Anonymous said...

Oh, great. Here it is Friday evening, and no date for Mensa boy, so he's going to honor us with his pithy comments.

Might wanna brush up that skimpy resume, MB.

Abcnkc said...

If we haven't paid off the trolley company yet, maybe some one could show them this poster and tell them CK oM wants one that looks like this please.

Anonymous said...

Looks like an upside-down minion from Despicable Me. Figures...

Muscle Mary said...

I swear I saw some queen stuffing something like that up CG's ass last night at Missie B's. BTW has anyone else noticed how Missie's has way better reviews than Stanford's Horror of Comedy? That place is so lame can't even fucking say when they are opening and lets be honest doubt to many even give a good crap when they do. Having Winslow for a grand reopening act is about as exciting as watching a certain fat mayor doing drag at Missie's. You all cum see me at WHTC in the locker room.

Seymour Wiener said...

I thought that was CG but Mister Bates who was there said the dick was to long to be CG

Anonymous said...

Who cares what the logo looks like? Wait till you find out that the City TDD cannot pay for the streetcar and they take more money from other programs.ie PIAC etc...

Anonymous said...

It looks like a female robot in heat.

elBryan said...

Look at the award winning logos that the creative class has brought to Kansas city like the ck monarchs rebrand and the kc dalek.

Art is a four letter word after all...

Jessica Logsdon said...

El Bryan, The Creative Class did not create those logos, those were graphic designers that work for corporations. The Creative Class is you and me.

In regards to the Kansas City Toy Train Street Car Logo, Terrible, like usual, it looks nothing like a train and is very confusing.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a streetcar, you fucking morons.