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white vans make me go 'grrr'

(Title tribute to Dave Shelton's Good Dog Bad Dog.)

To be fair, the FedEx vans tend to be more polite than the usual white van. The Evening Standard vans, they may not be all white (they have orange stripes), but those vans, they have murder in their rotten little hearts.

This morning I cycled to a coffee shop on the north bank that I've been meaning to try for ages. It had a lot of posh continental deli food and was a bit dark inside, but the coffee was good and there was one bright table in the front window that Nice Laptop Man and a potted orange tree let me share with them. I drew this picture there very fast and with all of three seconds thought, but it comes from a long-time dislike of those motorised beasts and several encounters that morning. Sometimes I just want to kick them.

The last pic is two of our dignified dinner guests this evening, in their jammies. One of the good things about lots of our friends having young kids is that, after they leave to put their kids to bed and we've washed the dishes, there's still time to sit and finish off the wine and kick back. But then you spend the next three days finding things they left behind in the most random places.


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Jul. 10th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
You might want to edit that tribute before Dave Shelton notices!
(nice strip though - I especially like the excited shading in the genocide panel.)
Jul. 10th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
OMG, how did I DO that? I'll blame the drink... Thanks for catching it!!! xx
Jul. 10th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
Lousy white vans!!!
Jul. 10th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
They are just the worst things ever.
Jul. 11th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
You're making me miss england... post more photos!
Jul. 11th, 2008 07:26 am (UTC)
another photo
Here's one I took of the buildings next to the cafe, but I didn't post... so here it is!

Jul. 11th, 2008 08:57 am (UTC)
Re: another photo
Ok, you just reminded me why I left. Cheers! What a rollercoaster it's been!
Jul. 11th, 2008 08:58 am (UTC)
Re: another photo
From James
Jul. 11th, 2008 09:10 am (UTC)
Re: another photo
Ha ha... you're not into twee warehouse conversions, I take it! :-D
Jul. 11th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
Ooooooh, now I want to know what your tribute said before. Did you get my name wrong or something?

Lovely strip. Love the good, hippy dinosaur.

Talking of dinosaurs: nice line of dialogue from (highly recommended) Radio 4 comedy Fags, Mags and Bags:

Son: You're such a dinosaur!

Father: That's right, I am both colossal and loved by people of all ages!
Jul. 11th, 2008 09:14 am (UTC)
Oh, it's just too embarrassing. I'll tell you at the pub someday when we raise a glass to our dinosaur futures. ;-)
Jul. 11th, 2008 09:18 am (UTC)
Maybe at the bar at Caption then, if I make it.
Jul. 11th, 2008 09:24 am (UTC)
Excellent, hope you do!
Jul. 11th, 2008 09:37 am (UTC)
Sorry, I'm feeling guilty now... I called you James Turner. But I know you're not James Turner. Although I don't think I've met either of you, this must be remedied.
Jul. 11th, 2008 09:38 am (UTC)
Remedied at Caption! With beer!
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