The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Last Week Of 2021 …

OK, so the heading on this post is decidedly fake news … but you will be ecstatic to know it is the last week of this blog for 2022.

Better yet, because NZ has quite long Christmas holidays, it will be the last post until Jan 31st – albeit with a post on Jan 16th to commemorate 23 years since my Dad passed away.

So after this week, you get about 6 weeks of blog post freedom.

Talk about ending 2021 and starting 2022 on a high …

I know, you’re welcome.

But it’s not all good news as you still have to get through this week of blog posts PLUS they’re going to be full of sentimentality, so you’ll probably need 6 weeks to recover from them.

That said, I’m not a total beast, so I’ll gently throw you in to the big, pile of steaming vomit and because of that, today’s post is about this …

Yep, Norton – the anti-virus people – sent me an email about their new logo.

Their new logo that looks almost identical to their old logo, except …

1. Replacing N with n.

2. Using a solid ‘tick’, instead of the weird graphic one.

3. Changing the orange ring, to a yellow one.

4. All placed on a white background instead of a black one.

And while having four differences could indicate some big changes, this doesn’t.

On face value, people would probably not notice any change at all … which is maybe why Norton – I mean, Norton – sent the email out.

So we’d know, because otherwise we wouldn’t know.

Which makes you ask why do the name change in the first place … or why send an email about it to people who literally don’t give a shit.

I mean, what do they expect me to do?

Suddenly buy their entire suite of anti-virus products?
Or try and buy a t-shirt with their new logo emblazoned on the front of it?
Or possible just buy them as Christmas presents for friends and family?

I’m happy Norton are happy with their non-change, logo change.

I’m chuffed they still take some pride in their appearance after all this time.

I’m thrilled they don’t mind paying a couple of mill for minute changes.

I’m ecstatic they’re so easily pleased and must be a dream to buy presents for.
[read: $10 gift voucher from the local hardware shop].

But frankly, I buy their software to stop me getting this sort of corporate virus email, so please Norton, pull yourself together and don’t bother me with this sort of rubbish again.


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campbell is in hospital. so this some prewritten bollocks.
spoke to jill and he will be released later his day. what a fucking extreme way to get better christmas presents. but ive fucked him up by ordering him a new logo norton anti virus. dont think im joking campbell.
get well soon you old fucking fool.

Comment by andy@cynic

Is Rob really in hospital? What’s wrong?

Comment by DH

He is. But it didn’t stop him posting.

But I think he is in there to remove the sneakers he was in and replace them with his birks.

Get well soon Rob. If it’s any consolation, this is a good post.

Comment by Pete

You can tell he’s from Nottingham wearing shoes in bed. Glad he is OK.

Comment by Bazza

If you have bought him norton antivirus , that’s gold star standard pisstaking.

Comment by DH

its more than he deserves but the fucker is ill so ive gone all out.

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Comment by DH

just realised one day youll die and no fucker will realise because you prewrite 10 years of this bland bullshit. just dont do it this time campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

He can’t be too bad if you’re writing shit like this.

Comment by DH

Are you sure? ; )

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Comment by andy@cynic

I enjoyed this post and then I saw Andrew’s comment.
I hope you are on the mend. Not that I would want you to be admitted to hospital on any day, but did you avoid Otis birthday? Take care.

Comment by Lee Hill

Oh no. Never thought of that. Poor Otis.

Comment by Bazza

I think this all happened the day after.

Comment by John

Yes. His sunday morning apparently.

Comment by George

A birthday to remember for Otis.

Comment by DH

Thank you for all the nice – and questionable – comments/messages/emails. I’m home and feeling much better, though that could also be the morphine, ha.

Fortunately this happened the morning after Otis’ birthday and he had a great one, otherwise I’d have felt even worse.

Tired as hell [even though I’ve just woken up after another 8 hours sleep, which was after a 12 hour sleep] so I’m going to lie down and hopefully will be awake to cop more of your shit tomorrow. Thanks folks, it means a lot – and I’m not being sarcastic. [Which means I’m ill in other ways]

Comment by Rob

You on morphine may be one of the most terrifying things I could ever imagine. But it is so to hear you’re home. Will call tomorrow.

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