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Life/Art….Art/Life

I was talking with some friends today and we were remarking on how much we liked the annual ‘Christmas Gnome Mart’ in Private Eye. It’s a spoof newspaper mail order page of cutting edge products.

For instance this year’s Gnome Mart features this:

frack and this:

methAnd yet, only yesterday I was alerted to thisthis by our correspondent Stu Who?

cmeth

Where does humour end and real life begin?

 

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From Private Eye

savob

The Queen’s Speech

From Private Eye

Witch Hunt

Private Eye takes up the theme…….

Ferncake mentioned Ms Brooks in connection with the Salem Witch Trial tonight. I wonder if he had seen this beforehand.

Tee-Time

I’ve noticed an advert in the Private Eye from a company called “Red Molotov” who produce T shirts bearing slogans.

Lower Middle Class Hero T-Shirt: Let’s not deny it now, these days you’re a tiny little bit petit bourgeoisie. So throw away your Lennon-inspired original and rejoice in your new found lower-middle-class status.

Science Flies you to the Moon, Religion Flies You Into Buildings T-Shirt: Victor Stenger’s simple, yet effective, manifesto for atheism made by a juxtaposing of two of the most famous achievements of both religion and science.

Karl Marx “I Warned You This Would Happen” T-Shirt: So, it has been established that free-market capitalism merely leads to rampant greed and exploitation and results in an inevitable financial collapse. Whoever would have thought it? Well, Karl Heinrich Marx warned you about all this almost 150 years ago.

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” Leo Tolstoy shows no mercy for superficiality.

For the cynical amongst you….

From today’s Private Eye.

 

From Private Eye

This fortnight’s edition just dropped through the door.