Saturday, 21 April 2007

Thought for the Day

I think we should organise a flashmob gathering at a Tesco supermarket on a quiet weekday evening. Then we can see if their if-you-have-to-queue-we'll-open-another-checkout policy really stands up to scrutiny.

Sam, When I Said... 5

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Thought for the Day

Language:

The word "geriatric" refers to old people. There was a popular music band in the 1960s called "Gerry and the Pacemakers". I imagine Gerry would be quite old by now.

Another word, "midget", is used to describe short people. Another luminary from the world of popular music is Midge Ure, who had, amongst others, a hit record with "If I Was" in 1985. He wasn't the tallest person in the world.

I believe popular culture is affecting our language (and who knows what other aspects of our everyday lives) more than any of us would care to imagine.

Or perhaps the influence is working the other, or indeed both, ways?

Answers on a postcard, please.

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Sam, When I Said... 2

I've done four cartoons with this character in the last couple of days. This is the second.

Thought for the Day

"I say to-mar-to, you say to-may-to, let's call the whole thing off."

NO! That's a stupid idea! It makes things even more confusing!

Whether you say to-mar-to or to-may-to, people are generally going to understand what you mean.

But if you're in your local BURGER BAR, and you ask for some "off ketchup", you're probably going to end up with FOOD POISONING!

So let's just stick with the existing nomenclature, shall we?

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Washing Up Liquid

Thought I'd hand draw one and try out how my Mum's scanner works with it. Quite happy with the result...