Here are my adaptations of a few things I’ve found around the internet or in old comics or God knows where; so not my idea. I either couldn’t find or contact the original ideasman for permission (so if by chance it’s you and you don’t like what I’ve done let me know).
This one is an anarcho-primitivist meme, which I spliced up with another meme I found somewhere else.
I saw this idea in a collection of newspaper cartoons years and years ago, it was a very basic pen-and-ink thing. Apologies to the original artist. My version is pretty ugly I think, but anyway, the idea deserves a reshowing.
MAN SEES WORLD
Finally this was a straight copy of a popular tweet at the time — here — by some fellow called Cameron Power. I fancied drawing it and attaching it to a spoof news article, which follows. Just for good measure that article contains a comment from an old friend of mine.
MAN SEES WORLD. The world opened up this morning for North London commuter, Tyrone Mckenna. While waiting for his train on platform 3 of Elstree and Borehamwood train station on the Luton to Bedford Thameslink. McKenna became aware, first of all, of ‘what was actually happening.’ Speaking, prone, from London’s Hyde park later in the day Mckenna described what he called ‘an experience of the whole moment.’ He said that, as he looked at the bobbing Chestnut branches over the disused and overgrown rails of platform 4, and then at the immense sky vaulted over the heads of his fellow commuters, he began to feel an intensely powerful sensation soaring up his spine; a feeling of ‘having my core plugged into a vast unseen living force’.
‘I’m not being funny,’ he said, ‘but at that moment I knew… no, deeper than knowledge… I experienced the awesome source of life, the power that connects all things. It was… such loveliness.’
Soon after Mckenna sprinted up to the pedestrian bridge, leapt onto the roof of the 8:21 for Sutton, and train-surfed to Farringdon.
‘It was alright, actually,’ said Mckenna, ‘although I did lose the culture section of the paper.’