Little fish, big fish

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Cartoon fish

I declare today, the day of fish!

In honour of fish everywhere, here are a few tributes

And a few of my favourites.. The wishing well – perspective on life through the eyes of a wishing well fish

And to top the celebrations is our one of most loved freebies, Go Fish

What day would you like to declare?

Signs to make you think

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Sign with double meaning

In the interest of research for this cartoon you’ll be pleased to know that I wasted my time, not yours, with the sole mission of finding the best of the very best in street signage.  And I’m not talking about the bog standard funny signs you get when you simply type ‘funny signs’ into Google. No, I’m talking about witty, thought provoking signs, that you would have to trawl down to page 23,459 of Google, because that’s where you find the true gems of the internet.

What makes this find a bonus (at least for me), is that it’s by an Australian artist, Michael Peterson. Not only is his street signage clever, but it is a wonderful example of Australian humour…So, are you now just a wee bit curious?

If you want a smile the instant you click on the link, then this is the link for you.

PS. Share your thoughts. It only takes another click and few keyboard letters.

Eve and the apple

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If Google is the source of all knowledge, then Wiki must come in as a strong second… OK, only joking, but as you all know I do enjoy a bit of surfing as part of my research for cartoons. This time I tackled Wiki on the topic of forbidden fruit and was presented with more disclaimers than content, including the need for: possible rewriting of the article, copy editing for grammar and style, more citations and verification and finally  tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia.

So, now that the disclaimer is out, you can take the following information as you will…

Apparently, the forbidden apple might not have been an apple after all. Up until the 17th century, the word apple meant all fruit other than berries but including nuts. Historical references, have described the fruit as: pomegranates, figs, grape, wheat and even mushrooms.

 

Lights on

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Lights on, no-one homeI think in recent weeks I’ve been playing too much in the four quadrant concept that all businesses seem to love…So I thought I’d flip it around.

So tell me, do you think it will catch on?

 

Half full

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I love to see what Google has to say on certain topics, so today I asked ‘Is the glass half full or empty?’ and I found this website, Businessballs.com, that dedicated a whole page to this concept. Here are a few thoughts on the topic:

  • The computer programmer says the glass is full-empty
  • The actor says, “Whatever the director wants it to be – or not to be…”
  • The Buddhist says don’t worry, remember the glass is already broken.
  • The realist says the glass contains half the required amount of liquid for it to overflow.
  • The inventor says: I can invent a new glass that will put an end to this ridiculous misperception.
  • The millennial says: I cannot make an informed decision about whether the glass is half-full or half-empty before I have checked all the reviews on Yelp and Trip Advisor.
  • The entrepreneur sees the glass as undervalued by half its potential.
  • The computer specialist says that next year the glass capacity will double, be half the price, but cost you 50% more for me to give you the answer.
  • The call-centre operator asks if you’d mind holding while she finds out for you. (Your call is important to them…)

So tell me, what’s your glass like? 

 

What is risk?

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This is what happens when I mix my day job with my night job

– A video answering the question, “What is risk?”

Some of you already know that I’m an engineer, but you mightn’t realise that my current job is as a risk manager. Last week I thought it would be fun to fuse my engineering work with my cartooning to see what would happen.  And this is my modest result. Let’s call it a fun 101 introduction into the concept of risk.
 
So humour me a bit here and click the image below to watch on youTube and then …
Video to What is risk

…Let me know what you think?

First encounter

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We come in peace alien invasion

I’ve been inspired by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope’s recent discovery of 7 new earth-sized planets within the habitable zone around one star.  And what names did they give these beautiful babies of the Milky Way? An uninspiring: b, c, d, e, f, g, h – not even capitals!

But wait, it gets better. The star these planets are revolving around is named TRAPPIST-1 (short for Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope); but that name was created for commoners such as myself. It’s astronomical catalogue name is 2MASS J23062928-0502285. No wonder they ran out of imagination by the time they reached the planets.

I’m sure you could do better. What would you call them?