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Chinks of light

Matt cartoon, October 22

Meawhile, Wor Andy is doing his usual scintillating job, showing the flag on the international stage.

Prince Andrew and Lady Mayoress Gilly Yarrow appear less than enthused as they listen to a translated version of Mr Xi's speech tonight

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  1. O Zangado
    October 22, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Blinking Lights then Chinks of Light. There should be a flash photography warning I tell you!

    OZ

  2. October 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

    By the way, talking of Yuman Rites, what’s the connection between Aristophanes and a 40-year anniversary in Iceland?

  3. O Zangado
    October 23, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Erm…..gimme a minute. I’ve only had one cup of coffee yet.

    OZ

  4. October 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Janus: 40th.

  5. October 23, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Naeh! Try again! 😆

  6. sheona
    October 23, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Did Aristophanes not pay his debts either then?

  7. October 24, 2015 at 1:34 am

    He wrote satirical plays.

  8. October 24, 2015 at 8:37 am

    That I, one Snout by name, present a wall.
    And such a wall, as I would have you think,
    That had in it a crannied hole, or chink,
    Through which the lovers, Pyramus and Thisbe,
    Did whisper often very secretly.

  9. sheona
    October 24, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Writing satirical plays would not have prevented him reneging on his debts as Iceland did.

  10. O Zangado
    October 24, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Anyway, Iceland reneged on their debts much more recently than forty years ago. I’m trying to remember if Aristophanes ever wrote a play called ‘Cods’.

    OZ

  11. October 24, 2015 at 10:36 am

    My comment, was of course, the earliest known reference to Chinese whispers, of which the photograph reminded me.

  12. October 24, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    OK, here’s the scoop:

    Aristophanes’ play, Lysistrata, described how women went on strike to get a say in public affairs. In 1975. Iceland’s women did the same. 😎

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