Hooniverse Asks, Bonus Edition: What Would A Hooniverse Coat of Arms Look Like?

Possibly something like this... although I suspect more ornate.
Possibly something like this… although I suspect more ornate.

Perhaps it’s because I’m not feeling too hot, but my mind is wandering something fierce today. But nevertheless, I want to poll the populace; if Hooniverse had a coat of arms, what would it look like?
I’m going to take this one step further, and open it up as a contest. I can’t show you the prize yet, as I don’t have it, but I have something quite beautiful in mind. So for those of you who are either great paper artists, or masters of Photoshop, fire up your pencils (or pencil-simulating objects). Design me a Hooniverse Coat of Arms.
The Canadian Coat of Arms, included to inspire your creativity.
The Canadian Coat of Arms, included to inspire your creativity.

Not so great with either? That’s fine, help out those who are! A proper coat of arms needs a slogan in latin at the bottom. Get creative, come up with a proper motto; or help us figure out what should be on the crest, or holding the crest up, or surrounding it, or what have you.
If you have a finished product — or even just a proof of concept — send it to me at dearthair at hooniverse.com with “Contest” in the subject line.
For those who are curious, here’s my thought. I was out and about the other day, and stumbled across one of the many Bentley Continentals in this area. The fellow getting into it was quite pretentious, and had what appeared to be his family crest emblazoned across his chest; the problem, however, was that the logo appeared to be held up by a pair of dead fish. Not something I’d personally be proud of. So that got me thinking; Hooniverse needs a similarly pretentious logo that we can emblazon on… stuff… like the LeMons racer, or the Corrado, or Graverobber.
Bonus points for humour, obviously. We don’t take ourselves seriously around here.
On your marks, get set, GO!

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  1. skitter Avatar

    I'd suggest the fearsome maple leaf, but the Canadians beat us to it.

    1. P161911 Avatar

      Looks like they have a fierce unicorn too.

  2. engineerd Avatar

    First, the tags on the posts here make me laugh heartily.
    Second, it needs to have rust, grease, velocity trumpets, and a cross.
    Why a cross? Because I've always wanted a cross on my headstone, and if my boss finds out how much time I spent reading this blog and other stuff linked from it today I'm dead.

    1. citroen67 Avatar

      +1 on the tags…they made me snort!

    2. PrawoJazdy Avatar

      Velocity Trumpets for sure. Though I may be a bit biased.
      I will commence hooning again as soon as I get a computer.

  3. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    Well there goes that feigned productivity until the managers break out the beer…

  4. citroen67 Avatar

    I'm thinking maybe a fist clenching a camshaft with a lightening bolt in there somewhere…

  5. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar
    FuzzyPlushroom

    I nominate Plecostomus's "E Pluribus Hoonum".

    1. FЯeeMan Avatar

      We have our first "winner". You sir, get one shiny internets!

    2. BGW, Capt (Ret.) Avatar

      I actually had something worked up incorporating that very slogan, plus lions, doves, axes and shield emblazoned with a '66 El Camino, P1800 Shooting Brake and a GNX when Photoshop decided it wanted to take a dirt nap. I don't know that I'm sufficiently motivated to attempt a recreation at this point, but I agree that E Pluribus Hoonum is essential.

    3. Dr_Dangerously Avatar

      I am totally using that.

  6. P161911 Avatar

    Maybe incorporate a checkered flag, stars and bars, and a Thunder Chicken. Any good coat of arms needs a mythical beast, what could be better than a Pontiac Thunder Chicken.

    1. scroggzilla Avatar
      scroggzilla

      A Gordon Keeble turtle
      http://farm1.static.flickr.com/42/98378145_dc21a4

      1. _Tomsk_ Avatar

        Needs moar Lancia elephant!
        <img src="http://www.whalley-integrale.uk.com/hf.gif&quot; width="500" height="328" />

  7. Deartháir Avatar
    Deartháir

    TechieInHell, who designed the banner, has suggested that the creatures holding the shield on either side should be, for instance, the Ferrari prancing-horse, the Rolls-Royce flying lady, the Jaguar Leaper, etc etc.
    Can someone use that idea?

  8. skitter Avatar

    Apologies for the double post.
    Finished last night, total comment failure.
    Slept on it, checked this morning: total comment failure.
    *shakes fist*

  9. joshuman Avatar

    Great, now I have something with which to fill my Friday. Productivity is going to take a hit for sure.

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