Monday, 7 December 2009

Independent Correction Facility

I don't know how many of you have seen the front page of the Independent newspaper today but it didn't impress Microdave too much. In fact he sent me a jpeg of it and asked if I could improve on it at all.

Well, I do like a challenge if the cause is right!

Hmmm, that's much better isn't it?

Microdave seems to think so.
Copies of the revised front page already appear to have a pride of place on the back of his, now infamous, Fiat Panda . . .

Nice work!


Killer said...

Microdave needs to get a new car...

Old Holborn said...

Is that a car?

God, his poverty sickens me

microdave said...

"Microdave needs to get a new car..."

No he doesn't.

For the local journeys I do it's perfectly adequate, and dirt cheap to run.
NO Computers.
NO Power Steering robbing me of feedback in slippery conditions.
NO Over servoed brakes - as above.
I'm hardly going to be bothered if it gets scratched. I probably wouldn't notice, anyway.
It has pulled 3 times its own weight up a snow covered hill.
It's taxed, insured, and MOT'd.
It doesn't loose 25% of it's value as soon as I turn the key. Yeah, I know - it's worth f*** all to start with...

I remember OH talking about his old Toyota, and how it was easy to work on, with parts available for a few £'s.

And, basically I don't give a fuck....

Katabasis said...

Did you see the front page of the Guardian?


microdave said...

@ Katabasis - Yes, saw this online last night (unfortunately).

They simply haven't thought their comments through:

"Many of us, particularly in the developed world, will have to change our lifestyles. We will have to pay more for our energy, and use less of it."

So newspapers will go out the window, for a start!

Then: "Embracing the transformation can bring growth, jobs and better quality lives."

But it's growth that is constantly increasing population, and requiring more energy. Changing our lifestyles to reduce our carbon footprints by the amounts being talked about, is NOT going to lead to better quality lives....

This is lies, and misinformation on a truly epic scale.

Amusing Bunni said...

Nice Newspaper, GOT. I would love to see the 20 page booklet!

The care looks great with the bumper stickers.
I think the rusted part in the middle for the key highlights the CO2 graphics very well.

I also thought your "3 lies" graphic was great!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link Katabasis. I think.

I did hesitate before I clicked through because I just knew what was coming. However I wasn't prepared for just how buggery, shit, wank, bollocks the comments were going to be.

Where the fuck do these twats come from?

I don't which is fucking worse.
The bollocks that these people write or the complete fucktards that believe it all.

Thanks for the kind words.
Btw, I don't recommend you read the booklet.
For your own sanity ;-)

banned said...

Excellent work G.O.T. and microdve, let me guess, md does not work in the public sector ?

Bunni, the 20 page Met Office booklet is entirely unreconstructed, filled with hockysticks, warmist panic and graphs starting in 1850 to hide the medieval warm period, stuff like that.

microdave said...

The booklet is not available as a download (I asked them) but they will post you one on request.

Met Office, FitzRoy Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3PB, United Kingdom.
Tel: 0870 900 0100 or +44 (0)1392 88 5680

I would scan it and upload somewhere, but in the light of recent developments re Common Purpose, I can't take the risk, particularly as they now have my email address.

@ banned - correct!
@ amusing bunni - re the rust, I can't be arsed to do anything about it. There's plenty more elsewhere...

dedy said...

nice posting, thanks for sharing.... :)