Monthly Archives: June 2008

P.J.Polyp’s New Internationalist Cartoons – Updated 2

This brilliant cartoon by P.J.Polyp was originally published in The Ethical Consumer and is one of nearly 1000 postcards published by Leeds Postcards. (Click to enlarge the thumbnail) The New Internationalist regularly features his work. Update. Polyp has kindly added a link to an animated version of the Rat Race on Friends of the Earth’s […]

Fancy Dress 0

(Click image to enlarge.) As seen on The Daily Irrelevant Thanks John!

A Parade of Parrots and A Clever Crow or Two. 3

No.1: The Macaw (You’ll have to do what the parrot says, and click on his image.) And yes, you’re right it is a macaw. It’s the image that started me off on a long rumination about parrots. I found it in the astonishingly well constructed site run by the New York Public Library, amongst a […]

Humphrey Lyttleton’s Tribute to Louis Prima – Repeated on BBC Radio 4 0

Another chance, as they say, to hear (the late) Humphrey Lyttleton’s appraisal of Louis Prima on BBC Radio 4. As Humphrey says, most people knew Prima only as the voice of King Louie in The Jungle Book, but there was much more to him than that one song. Prima and his band were musical pioneers […]

Gobelins Student Films at Annecy Animated Film Festival – Wrapped Up 2

For some years, the final year students at the Gobelins school in Paris have provided the opening shorts for screening sessions at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival & Market that takes place in early June. Every day’s proceedings at the festival are introduced with a new short film. Details of these animated films have […]

With Friends Like This… (Updated) 0

Who needs enemies? Just seven pages long but classified as “UK Top Secret”, this latest intelligence assessment on al-Qaeda is so sensitive that every document is numbered and marked “for UK/US/Canadian and Australian eyes only”, according to our correspondent. According to reports, this document may have contained details of names of individuals or locations which […]

André Durenceau – Inspirations 1928 10

(Please click all these thumbnails to see the bigger pictures) Illustrator, artist, muralist and bon viveur André Maurice Durenceau was born in Auray, France in 1904 and by the time he was 24 he’d emigrated to the USA and had his first limited edition folio of designs, called “Inspirations”, published. There’s very little easily accessible […]

Will You Still Love Me? 4

Will you still need me…when I’m sixty four? (Click the small image to enlarge it) A picture of one of many much loved beach huts in West Wittering, near where our family recently spent a long weekend with friends on the Selsey peninsula near Chichester. Selsey is one of many coastal towns that is beginning […]