Thursday, 6 September 2012

What does it spell?

Submitting a weekly newspaper cartoon is a bit of a hit-and-miss endeavour. 

Some weeks a story leaps out at you and suggests all sorts of possibilities (not all of them usable, as last week proved). 

Other weeks, there are various stories which kind of raise your interest but don't set the pen on fire.

This week's Gazette cartoon was a mixture of both. The first two stories (Wainwright walkers castigated by mountain rescue and a charity shop for Kirkby Lonsdale) didn't quite do it. The third was more promising.

South Lakeland now have parking machines which require you to enter your car registration number. This prevents naughty motorists from handing their ticket onto someone else. This is, after all, Cameron's Big Society in which philanthropy has no part.

Unfortunately some folk have been having difficulty with the system. The keypads are hard to use - press a wrong button and you've launched a Cruise missile.

I had a couple of ideas for this story. Which would you pick to go in the newspaper?

Comment below and then saunter across to my website to see if you were right.

(Click on any of the cartoons for a larger image.)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Colin As ever your cartoons made me laugh out loud.