How wonderful that Britain has made the front cover of the latest "Time" magazine. The design is by a pop artist called Cold War Steve. His real name is Christopher Spencer and he was specially commissioned by "Time" to create the striking image shown above.
Cold War Steve frequently uses his mobile phone to create collages that include odd assemblages of politicians, show business celebrities and other famous people. There's Prince Philip driving the bus and at the front of the upper deck there's the odious Brexit charlatan - Nigel Farage with the equally odious right winger Jacob Rees-Mogg just behind him in his top hat. Roger Daltrey of The Who is performing with his crotch disturbingly close to David Cameron's head.
And can you see the Trump baby blimp flying up high?
It's interesting that the explanatory straplines are "How Britain Went Bonkers" and "The Brexit Fiasco". They announce searching articles within the magazine.
I must say that I entirely endorse the assessments those headings make. Since the Brexit referendum three years ago, Britain has indeed seemed like a crazier and more troubled place. Our big red bus is sinking in The Thames. It is a madness that should never have been unleashed for, as Pandora discovered, once the bad spirits are out of the box, you just cannot get them back in.
No comment - other than to say I'm sick of reading, seeing and hearing about politics...our own and from elsewhere. Different day...same @$%&...ReplyDelete
So much for "No comment".....I'd rather hear about how Ian and Henry are doing. To my way of thinking, that is more pleasant. Having been a self-taught cook myself...learning, teaching myself by voraciously reading all that I could lay my hands on - watching, listening, questioning chefs through the years, my keen interest enabled me to become a/the chef/cook (not qualified chef) in various commercial establishments. It's nigh on 17 years now since I hung up my "chef's hat", and I do very little cooking these days...but following Ian and Henry's achievements, their successes, to me is far more interesting than politics...here, there and everywhere! (I probably sound like a grumpy, boring old fart...but I don't care...I've been called worse, no doubt!) :)
Nothing I can say or do is going to change what is going on in the other fields...even my two furry rascals ignore my grand, wise words of advice!!
Okay. Point taken. The way politics has been going it is very tempting to bury one's head in the sand or draw the curtains but I have been a close observer of politics all my life. I cannot break the habit now. I will make another post about Ian and Henry real soon - partly to please you Lee. Thanks for calling by again.Delete
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I'm a little insulted, Yorkie being accused of burying my head in the sand re politics. You dare to assume, Mr. Pud...Delete
"Burying my head in the sand" is one of many things I do not do.
I've always been, as you say re yourself "a keen observer/follower".
For a number of years I was a member of a political party - the Liberal Party. I was secretary to the chairman of the North Toowong Libertal Party branch..the chairman a few years later became the Queensland Attorney General. I was a delegate at a Liberal Party political convention....I've never been a Leftie...and I never shall be a Leftie.
I always will be a conservative voter. So there you are...now you know....you and I are one opposing sides of the political fence, which is not an indictable offence.
Being surrounded by politics out here in the "real" world, I enjoy blogging because, mostly, it's a break from the sometimes harsh, repetitive realities. :)
When I zoomed in and looked closely at that cover, I couldn't help but smile at the art. Other than that, I agree with Lee. I'm sick of politics, ours and yours. It's all a giant mess.ReplyDelete
Everything seems fine in North Korea.Delete
Pandora's box just about sums it up. Absolutely bonkers.ReplyDelete
I have always thought that "Bonkers" would be a great name for a night club.Delete
How I agree with the comments above. I'm sick of my European neighbours, and any other "foreigner", asking me about Brexit ! It's not only a fiasco, but an embarrassment to all us expats. Especially those of us who didn't even get a chance to vote for our future. So much for Britain being a true democracy !ReplyDelete
I expect that there are a lot of nervous British ex-pats living within EU countries. It can't be good for their well-being. This is just one of the previously unimagined repercussions of voting to leave. Thanks for calling by CG. I hope your health continues to improve.Delete
Yep, me and my kids are in the nervous limbo of being expat Brits (who didn't get to vote) but are now getting shat upon from a height! Bunch of w***kers the lot of those toffs!Delete
Why so coy Treaders? Say what you mean!Delete
Hoped I'd die before I got old. Why don't they all f-f-f-f- ....ReplyDelete
Things they do look awful c-c-coldDelete
I endorse your endorsement. Tina Brown's take on the situation ought to be interesting. Can't wait to read it!ReplyDelete
Who's that on the bottom in the passenger seats -- John Cleese, a young(ish) Michael Caine and Prince Charles? It's interesting that Harry's aboard but Wills is nowhere to be seen.Delete
Phil Mitchell from "EastEnders" is also visible downstairs.Delete
It's an interesting cover and I love that Prince Philip is driving. I understand that many are sick of politics. I am trying to brace myself for the political onslaught that has already begun here in preparation for the next presidential election. We have no fewer than 23 Democratic candidates.ReplyDelete
I hope that Amy Klobuchar gets the nod from the Democrats..Delete
She is in the pack of 23 and my husband and I are listening carefully to all of them. There are some good ones in that group.ReplyDelete
There's a really bad one in the Republican group.Delete