My horoscope this morning was again pretty spot on:
"Share more of your passion, love, and happiness with the people around you, Virgo. Put your energy toward a group project and work to co-create something much more magical and meaningful than anything you could create on your own. You aren't alone in this world, and you will find that you have a great deal to learn from working in close relationship with other people who share similar ideals."
Reading this, I knew I needed to take it up a notch. I knew I needed to really direct people towards the petition at Change.org (which you can sign by clicking on the widget on the right side of this page. Your right). Coincidentally, I noticed an email from the folks at Change.org not too long after reading my horoscope. I really thought the stars were aligning. Then I read the email:
"We noticed that you've only received 2 signatures since creating your petition. But don't worry - we're here to help."
Despite my hopes, the next line was not: "We've decided to mandate that every staff member here at Change.org sign your petition as a condition of their continued employment." It was more like this:
"Don't be shy! You had the guts to start this petition because you believe that there is a problem that needs to be solved. The only way you are going to make a difference is by getting other people involved, and that means asking them to sign on."
By now I was feeling like a loser. People who run an online petition company, which was invented in order to remove the need to physically interact with people to obtain their signatures, were calling me shy.
Then it hit me: the logo. I need to motivate people with the logo. Originally, I had come up with this:
I'll be the first to admit, that's a pretty awful NBA logo. Not bad for a tee-shirt, but not up to snuff for a league full of cartoon hornets, wizardry and a team called "The Nets" - which is essentially the exact same thing as a team called "The Balls."
I took a step back and realized what my logo was missing: Canadian-ness. So I went back to the drawing board and came up with this:
I was feeling pretty proud of myself for that one, until I realized it was also missing something pretty important: bacon.
As proud of this masterpiece as I am, the truth is it will never be taken seriously, and I am totally serious about this proposition. Deadly serious, even.
So I'm asking for your help. Please send along your ideas for logo designs, mascots, uniforms, and any input on what you think is the most Canadian of all the fonts.
I'll continue to pound the virtual pavement.