Today’s post comes from Dundee comic artist Andy Herd. You might have seen this comic doing the rounds on twitter last week, and being featured on websites like The Guardian.
Andy says:"This was a knee-jerk reaction cartoon I doodled after viewing the the Better Together broadcast "The Woman Who Made Up Her Mind", available to watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLAewTVmkAULike most people, I found the tone objectionable on various levels. Mostly the implication that we should just vote nonchalantly and accept political narratives at face value rather than do a bit of research ourselves (providing cereal consumption is at a satisfactory level of course). There’s a sinister sort of head-in-the-sand attitude it promotes, and alludes to change as a Bad Thing rather than an opportunity. Our lives are like a weird meandering path and it’s comforting to walk it facing backwards and look at where we’ve been, but it probably makes more sense to turn around and see where we’re going.Anyway, that’s all a bit philosophical maybe, basically it was terrible so I did a better one. Better Together have not hired me yet but I’m crossing my fingers.”
This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.
In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.