Mind-bending cutlery contortionists don't often take time out from
their celestial activities to contribute to the less worldly matters of
designing a logo for a mate.
Unless, apparently, it's for Graham Fink, the mind behind
www.thefinktank.com - and the man able to rival the legendary
name-dropping skills of Marcus "me best mate's Elton" Vinton.
Fink recently took time out from his busy schedule of promoting the
site's $10,000 search for a logo to head to southern France and
lounge around at the aging, bearded Eurythmic star Dave Stewart's
wedding - as you do.
But while reputedly chewing the fat with U2 and Dennis Hopper and
shooting the breeze with the Rolling Stones (Fink, namedrop? Never), who
should tip up but his old mate Uri Geller, spoon-bender extraordinaire
and pretty odd bloke to go with it. In his dedication to the cause, Fink
immediately charged Uri with designing a logo for his website.
And what do you know, but the cutlery contortionist whipped out a piece
of paper and rattled off an etching then and there. What a talented boy.
As our readers will spot instantly, the "inspirational" design features
the two sexes, a bolt of lightning, and, crucially, the number 11. And
anyone not knowing the significance of this should be shot instantly, it
seems. "Uri said 11 is the magical number of the universe," Fink said in
appropriately reverential tones. Right. To the Campaign office it just
looks like a simple doodle, but perhaps our mind-bending skills just
aren't up to it.
Still, the site has had its fair share of interest, with a particular
flurry from the unlikely destination of Tasmania. And Fink can be
spotted sporting one entry, a hand-knitted tank-top emblazoned with "the
fink tank top" in green wool. What would Jagger say to such sartorial