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Is a jellyfish an ironic choice for the logo for this site?

Asked by raum (9746points) 1 month ago from iPhone

I love Dr. J as our mascot.
Fluther is such a fun word.
And the marine theme is pretty cute.

But jellyfish don’t have brains.
Which makes it a funny choice for our mascot, no?

I always thought of the Fluther slogan as “Tap the collective [knowledge].” Which usually involves brains. :P

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

We’re all squishy, and we sting.

JeSuisRickSpringfield's avatar

Jellyfish don’t have brains, but they do have a distributed nervous system. Similarly, the collective is not some single hive mind. Instead, its intelligence is distributed among its members.

But really, it’s just cute.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I agree with @JeSuisRickSpringfield. I think the intention is that we are a close-knitted community that stick close to each other to thrive. And that’s beautiful.

stanleybmanly's avatar

we drift aimlessly with the current and are the equivalent of stinging slime. We’re floating garbage compared to the dynamic creatures who avoid us with disgust.

raum's avatar

Well that’s an interesting juxtaposition of imagery. :P

stanleybmanly's avatar

the truth may set you free. But you WILL die lonely.

JLoon's avatar

I joined because I also have no brain.

But you know that…

KRD's avatar

@JeSuisRickSpringfield I have to agree with you.

kritiper's avatar

Funny choice, not ironic.

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