May 5th, 2006

glasses on the webcam

politics and royalty

winning in this area - except against gravity!

except against gravity!

Some people feel the Lib Dem signs are a little bit large ... but they did win in our area, so I suppose it paid off. For the first time in a while I didn't vote for the winning team (I used to be in a safe Green* ward) but I'm not too sullen as a) it was Lib Dem gain and b) we did manage to beat the "Respect" candidate to the bottom of the pile. Also, 39.12% turnout! Boo-yah! And some wards got around 50%! (Lib Dem 19, Lab 17, Green 8, ICWA 4)

Good day, ma'am, this is where they used to hang the prisoners -- and here's where they found the old plague pit!

jubilee flashbacks

In other news, the Queen is in town, opening the Oxford Castle site. All the buntings are giving me jubilee flashbacks, so I'm hiding in my office, whimpering, please don't make me wear a red-white-and-blue checked dress and serve creepy old men buns...

*Craig! He's, um, not as glamorous as this green candidate.
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drawingboard

accessory heaven/weekly strip about tea

It's accessory heaven out there. Not only did I just pick up a red carnation buttonhole discarded carelessly in her majesty's wake, but I just walked past a pair of lime-green court shoes punched with decorative holes, threaded with an ornamental snake with stitching scales and sparkly eyes! So cool!

detail - metaphor

Hm-yeah, another one of those weeks that's been a bit of a week, really, so this week's strip is executed in biro and tea, and examines that weird phenomenon where people just can't (be bothered to) figure out how to fix something (or avoid breaking it) even though a moment's thought/experimentation would provide an acceptable working solution. I tried putting the light in flashing orange (as it is in real life) but it didn't look good ... orange isn't the best of colours onscreen. Speaking of which, although most of the tea is virtual, the bit spilt on the last panel is real.

P.S. That first panel is a tribute to Carol Lay.
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