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Sorry Josh, but that light bulb is far too bright for a modern "green" one!

Jan 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charley

Yeah Josh should change that lightbulb type ... rooky mistake :)

Jan 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM | Unregistered CommenterRocky

Nevermind the mistakes. It's a lovely cartoon. Gorgeous to look at.

I can imagine that Green board in the background becoming a regular feature.

Jan 21, 2011 at 11:05 AM | Unregistered CommentersHx

On reflection, I'd say this is one of Josh's best and most satisfying pieces of satire. There are just so many follies being attacked in that single frame!

Jan 21, 2011 at 11:20 AM | Unregistered CommentersHx

That lightbulb is no mistake. You gentlemen are apparently unfamiliar with the critical idiom as applied to art.

This is clearly an instance of the artist's mischievous and subversive mindset. Here we are given a 'bad' lightbulb - bright, incandescent, and atmospherically irresponsible - in its role as the traditional signifier of an idea or moment of enlightenment.

That it is associated with the figure we shall call the 'purple crusty' is surely ironic? Here, the artist is using a well-worn convention to show us that the whole environmental mindset is at heart hypocritical.

It is a master-stroke of subversion and a visual joke of the highest order.

Blah, blah, blah etc.

Jan 21, 2011 at 11:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterBBD

Yes, spot on re the lightbulb, and the prune/purple colouring.

And thank you for your kind words, probably not deserved having used such a silly pun!

Jan 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

This debate is way over my head.

I love the cartoon though and it is at the highest of standards which Josh sets for himself.

Peter Walsh

Jan 21, 2011 at 12:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterRETEPHSLAW

lol I guess the fact the green crusty is smoking is more of the same :)

Jan 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterJason F

Which one is the undercover police officer?

Jan 21, 2011 at 12:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterDR

"undercover police officer"

The one smoking, I imagine, especially if he's got his hand on a pile of used notes...

Jan 21, 2011 at 12:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames P

I can only assume the green femme fatale is under the table!

Jan 21, 2011 at 12:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterMac

I found that by right-clicking it, I can set it as my desk-top background. So I have. If Josh doesn't mind, I'll leave there for a good while yet as an inspiration to go out and do good works amongst the greens, like some some kind of compassionate missionary. Or maybe just as a reason to smile as this machine powers up ahead of a few hours at my desk.

Jan 21, 2011 at 12:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Shade

How many climate sceptics does it take to change a light bulb?

Jan 21, 2011 at 1:34 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charley

Excellent Josh.

"Which one is the undercover police officer?"

It's always the drug dealer.

Jan 21, 2011 at 2:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterEric Smith

Where's Caroline Lucas pulling the strings?

Great one again.

Jan 21, 2011 at 3:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

What will they wear in a few years time when wooly pom-poms and jumpers are no longer needed? Josh t-shirts perhaps?

Jan 21, 2011 at 3:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

I hope he's smoking an 'organic' roll-up. The type with a very small carbon footprint ... apart from the heating and lighting needed to grow it successfully under hydroponic conditions without Nanny S knowing.

Jan 21, 2011 at 5:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterJonathan Drake

How many climate alarmists does it take to change a light bulb?


One changes the bulb.
The other 20 form a group "Coping with Darkness".

Jan 21, 2011 at 7:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterMartin Brumby

Jonathan Drake

You just wait until they get 'smart' meters in. Nanny S will know all about the unusual electricity usage pattern then... ;-)

Jan 21, 2011 at 7:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterBBD

BBD, I want a pipe just like the one you have.

Jan 21, 2011 at 11:30 PM | Unregistered CommentersHx


Jan 21, 2011 at 11:33 PM | Unregistered CommentersHx

And almost as if on cue: an article about shale appears

The conclusion made me chuckle:

If shale proponents think they're going to walk this one in Europe, by appealing to our budgets and common sense, they should consider the story of GM foods here - once the "Frankenfood" scare caught hold.

Jan 24, 2011 at 2:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterJeroen B.

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