Tuesday 26 May 2015

Spying with pen drives

According to the episode of Covert Affairs I just witnessed this is how you steal super secret evil plans using only a plain looking USB drive.

For other older musings on the rules of entertaining murder shows such as CSI check out 10 rules of CSI

Wednesday 20 May 2015


Was reading Simon Pegg's blog post where he tried to clarify his earlier remarks made to the Radio Times where he suggested that as a society we've been infantilised by current childish tastes in comic-books and superheroes.  His blog post did set out how he is still a geek and loves sci-fi but his points about the ability of our current generation to extend our childhood into adulthood were well made.  However as the cartoon above suggests its not nearly as simple as thinking our generation is just less mature than the ones before it.

Monday 18 May 2015

Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) Blue Bloods

Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan in Blue Bloods for a caricature competition.

Sunday 10 May 2015

Election Therapy

After weeks of avidly following the UK Election campaign coverage its kinda hard to come down after such an unexpected result especially if it hasn't yielded the outcome you were hoping for.  Tactical voting aside everyone votes for who they thinks ought to be power and with the thanks to  the first-past-the-post a vote for the loser is a vote wasted.  How do you analyse defeat?  Were all those who voted for the other guy suckers, scared or evil? Sometimes all we are seeking in defeat is the consolation of like minded souls that we are still in the right and there must be some reason why everyone else didn't see it. However at some point after all the post match analysis you need to move one whether it is to another challenge or another go at getting it right.

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Tactical voting

Tactical voting is the pragmatic practise of voting for the lesser choice to avoid the worst outcome to avoid wasting your first past the post vote on whoever you really wanted.  Election night is tomorrow night - I hope we get a result or we're going to have to use version control on the hashtags - #GE2015v2.0 anyone?

Monday 4 May 2015

David Cameron Pumped Up

Of all the political figures I have attempted to draw I find baby faced David Cameron the worst to get right with his shiny forehead and lack of other distinguishing features.  For a previous caricature competition I did Ed Miliband with not much effort but most of my other Camerons are in hindsight not great.

Recently David Cameron has been 'pumped up' and 'bloody lively' about the prospect of being a former prime minister.  I wanted to draw him as a hulk or a more pumped up character but for the purposes of the competition I'm entry I couldn't make it too much of a gag.

Friday 1 May 2015

Red Lines

A lot of talk about coalitions and red lines today as part of #GE2015.

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