What do they all have in common? Let me tell you. Sultanas. Or some sort of currant / raisin-type thing.
It seems to me that people who don’t like these sorts of dried fruits are often excluded in our modern-day society, just as they have been for generations. And it happens most of all around the time of major Christian festivals.
Take my wife as an example. She doesn’t like dried fruits, so a packet of hot cross buns takes six days to get through in this household as it is only I who eat them. I only eat one a day you see. I put them in the toaster and then complain that it is difficult to get them out.
Anyway, that’s as far as my argument goes. Feel free to discuss.
PS. Yes, it is the worst blog-post title ever in the history of the Cartoon Blog. It is a cry for help. Most people won’t understand it, but I don’t care. Someone somewhere will enjoy it, and if it makes them happy for three or four seconds it will have been worth it. Anyone who can think of a better raisin / currant / sultana pun can have five points.
Posted by Dave at 8:01 pm on March 25, 2008 and filed under Utter nonsense.
The BBC has issued a set of guidelines for its employees on blogging. The general message seems to be ‘talk to your line manager’. This guidance is part of a wider set of guidelines covering social networking and the internet and things like that.
This drawing was lying around so I thought I’d post it.
Disclaimers: (a) I know it is supposed to be ‘while’, not ‘when’. (b) The person is a generic person, not me. (3) He hasn’t got two thumbs – that’s just the way the light is shining on your screen.
Life here in the ‘studio’ continues to be a bit frantic, hence the lack of new pictures of this sort on the blog. I’m doing lots of cartoons, but they are for use elsewhere. The next month will unfortunately continue to be this way, but from the middle of April there should start to be a bit more variety here on the blog. Thanks for your patience.
I’ve posted a cartoon about Bishop Gene Robinson’s non-invitation to the Lambeth Conference on the Church Times blog. Also a brief observation on the fact that Wesley Owen are to be the official bookshop of the conference.
Don’t worry – I’m not going to write something here every time I make a Church Times post. But I might sometimes say something here when I’ve drawn a new cartoon, especially during these first few weeks whilst there are people wandering aimlessly up and down the corridors trying to work out where my cartoons are and which room they are supposed to be after the coffee break.
At long last I am ready to make an announcement that has been waiting in my ‘pending announcements’ box (usually a very empty box it must be said) for some months. I am now blogging on a new blog, the Church Times blog, of which this is a sample screen shot:
The new blog will be about the same sorts of subjects that you’ll find in the Church Times newspaper – religious news with an emphasis on Anglican goings-on. There will be plenty of cartoons, both new ones and some unearthed from my filing ‘system’. The aim is to bring some more variety to the Church Times site and hopefully reach a wider audience.
I know that the starting of a new blog will raise some questions, so I will attempt to preempt them. First of all, this Cartoon blog and the CartoonChurch website will continue as will my cartoons in the Church Times newspaper.
So, how will the ‘two blog’ scenario will work? Well, the Church Times blog will contain:
My blog posts on religious topics
My cartoons on religious topics
This blog will contain everything else. In other words:
CartoonChurch.com cartoons and updates
My cartoons on non-religious topics, including ‘We blog cartoons’ updates
Blog posts about things like my books, talks, personal and inconsequential matters, things I’ve seen out of the window etc
Posts about the former SPCK bookshops situation
Whilst the Cartoon blog will continue I will no longer advertise it as my daily internet column. CartoonChurch.com will contine and I will keep on adding new cartoons to the ‘content’ pages.
The Church Times blog site is new and it has only been live since Friday. I didn’t mention it here at the weekend as I’ve been away and wanted to be able to moderate any comments that might be posted and respond to any questions that might be asked. Please excuse any technical glitches that we haven’t yet ironed out.
You may well be wondering how I will find the time to post on yet another website. Well, I will be posting a bit less here, but I’m also going to be cutting down the amount of freelance work that I do as that is the part of my work I sometimes struggle with. Although I still have a lot to do in the next couple of weeks after that time I am going to (politely) say ‘no’ to a lot of projects for the sake of my sanity. I’m also hoping to find some people to be a bit more involved in the running of the Wibsite, the community website that I supposedly run but have, to my shame, rather neglected recently. Chris has had to do more than he should, which hasn’t been right.
I hope you’ll enjoy the new blog – I for one am very excited to be doing it. I’m also looking forward to working more with the people from the Church Times – the plan is for me to go into their offices in the City of London for one day a week as well as doing cartooning and blogging at home as I usually do.
There is a feed that you can subscribe to if you enjoy what I do. You can read the blog through a site like Bloglines, Google reader, My Yahoo etc, or you can get it delivered by e-mail as I know some people do with this site. The feed page should have the full information about that sort of thing.