Archive for the ‘BBC’ Category

The Third debate – in a little more than 15 seconds…

April 30, 2010
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From Monday’s Paper: Inquiring Blair…

December 14, 2009


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The more respectful approach…

June 26, 2009

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This seemed like the more suitable way of commenting on Michael Jackson’s passing, compared to dark humour of the idea below. The joke made me chuckle in the midst of all the frenzied reporting this morning, but that probably makes me a bad person, and I’d rather not admit to being a bad person to more than the handful of people reading this blog!

When the world gathers for one of these collective discharges of utterly disproportionate grief and frivolous adoration, it’s sometimes better to go along respectfully.
Better for your email inbox anyway!
I did not particularly want to do a “RIP cartoon”, with him moonwalking up to heaven or joining Elvis and James Brown in some divine orchestra (I bet you there will be a few of those!). Still, it was natural to take a somberish look on events, rather than lightly mock the manner of his departure.
Considering the media coverage today, satire undoubtedly has a place, but probably directed at everyone but Michael Jackson.

Robin Gibb probably summed up things the best today, with this quote to the BBC:

This tragedy should teach us a lesson to value and praise those gifts while we still have them in the world. If even a small portion of the praise that is bestowed on Michael Jackson now in death was given to him last year in life, he might well still be with us. That is the sad truth.

From Friday’s Paper: BBC Expenses…

June 26, 2009

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From the Sketchbook: Evil…

June 19, 2009

According to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the UK Government is now the most evil of all – which means the US surely will have to relinquish the title “The Great Satan.”

Given what British politicians in general, and the Government in particular, are being called by the public at the moment, I have a feeling Gordon Brown might choose to redact the last word and simply enjoy “The Great.”

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Regretfully Blears…

June 12, 2009

Good grief.
Hazel Blears on TV talking about her regrets.
She regrets enormously apparently, her rather good “YouTube if you want to” article in the Observer.
She regrets the timing of her resignation, and effectively takes the blame for Labours appalling election results.

It’s unpleasant viewing.
She looks like someone who’s been bullied into submission.
But then again, that’s a rather common look among people who at some stage has crossed Gordon Brown and his crew…

From Monday’s paper: Demonstrating support…

June 8, 2009

Demonstrating Support
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BBC bashing…

April 6, 2009

The new design of the Radio 4 website is so indescribably bad!
The new design of the Radio 4 website is so indescribably bad!
The new design of the Radio 4 website is so indescribably bad!
The new design of the Radio 4 website is so indescribably bad!
The new design of the Radio 4 website is so indescribably bad!
The new design of the Radio 4 website is so indescribably bad!
The new design of the Radio 4 website is so indescribably bad!

Words fail me.

I feel hateful to whoever is responsible.

KAL’s Sketchblog…

January 29, 2009

Because of my absence from proper blogging, I haven’t had the chance to point people in the direction of the great Kal’s brilliant sketchblog.
I’m hoping by now that such pointing is no longer necessary, as the blog’s been going since May last year, but in case you haven’t seen it – consider yourself directed!

There’s a brilliant mix of cartoons, sketches, animations, thoughts and pictures. There are fascinating travel reports from everything from party conventions to animation festivals, and there’s also a great deal of insight into Kal’s work on 3-D modeling and animation.

Oh, and his Credit Crunch board game, which you can download from the Economist’s website, print out and enjoy at home – instead of wastefully going out .

A must read blog for anyone interested in political/editorial cartooning.

From the Recession Sketchbook: The Optimist…

January 29, 2009

optimist
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