Thursday, 7 May 2009

Sky Watch, Cartoons by Pont




My next few entries will be dedicated to cartoons, which are taken from the book " The British Character" by the British cartoonist, who was a collector of clichés.All these pictures could be applied to some Dutch upperclass people too! I hope you like the pictures as much as I do!

1. The importance of waiting patiently in all weather conditions

2. Farmers are always complaining all over Europe.

 
 
 
 
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3. The Importance of Tea!
4. Keen Interest in the Weather!

Graham Laidler (1908–1940) was born on 4 July 1908 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England at 6 Osborne Road, Jesmond. His father died when Laidler was 13 and the family moved south, eventually settling in Jordans, Buckinghamshire.


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33 comments:

Marie Reed said...

These are hilarious! I've been grumpy all week long. It's been raining cats and dogs:) The sun is FINALLY shining again!

Vicki Lane said...

We've had week long rain here in NC and we've looked at each other and said, 'This is just like England.' Several years ago we did a walking tour in the Cotswolds and it rained every day but one. Didn't matter though -- it was still beautiful.

RuneE said...

I think I could subscribe to all of those - especially those with umbrellas ;-)

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi NR wil,

nice skywatch, I like cartoons in all and many ways, your blog is so nice: see my reflkected sky...

He wil als je inderdaad naar Naarden wilt komen ... ik wil je wel ophalen van het station Naarden-Bussum als dat je reizen makkelijker maakt? Als je het foto festival wilt bezoeken... laat het me weten?
Dag

Greetings JoAnn/Holland

erin said...

what a unique skywatch entry and i do relate to some of the toons myself. thanks for sharing them with us...and bringing a chuckle or two :)
have a lovely friday.

Guy D said...

Unique idea for a skywatch post, I love it.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

VALKYRIEN said...

I almost fell of my chair laughing! Except from the tea - I could relate to a lot of that! :))

Merisi said...

These are truly funny cartoons -
thank you for the laugh and so generously sharing this treasure!

I have to look for the book.

naturglede said...

Nice! I love it, and could relate to a lot of it.

one planet said...

i love ypur dog

Photo Cache said...

Very nice; gave me a chuckle. Unique for skywatch, but very clever.

Dirk said...

Leuke manier om op deze manier het thema te bekijken. Deze cartoons zijn eigenlijk tijdloos

Rune said...

Great skywatch post :o)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, this was just what I needed, too! We've had more rain and clouds and I am so ready for more than one sunny day a week! Thanks for the laughs, Wil!

Pacey said...

What a clever entry here Wil. They are very nice caricatures and am sure my little girl would so love to see it, which I'll show to her later. Groetjes!

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely cartoons. I can identify with all those people.

Carol said...

Oh, I very much enjoyed these...and the captions are equally amusing as well...

Babooshka said...

So funny and so much like my home. My partner actually was the BBC Political Cartoonist. Now he's still a cartoonist and my house if filled with sketches like these. You know what they say about us Brits. If two Brits strangers meet they talk about the weather first. Unusual interesting funny skywatch

Bradley Myers said...

A refreshingly different take on skywatch, thanks.

SandyCarlson said...

These are hilarious!

Russ said...

Very nice. After growing up in the desert, I'm sure I wrinkle up and float away.

Janice Thomson said...

Love this post Wil! Very funny cartoons.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Very creatively hilarious! Clever thought via a grumpy old man as seen in the face of the farmer. The sky is surely not happy either!

Etje said...

Oei gaat over regen, hopelijk blijft het hier weg hoor want is hier nu toch al gans de week droog gebleven.

Groetjes

Ann said...

The English, they also must have that cup of tea.

When you wrote about cartoons, I was thinking of the comics my son reads, Asterix in England, and how they learnt to drink tea.

Thanks for visiting my site. My son became an angel almost 20 years old. I have moved on. I mention him because many who have lost their children are not free to talk, and have not moved on. When I tell them about my loss, they open up and talk.

Audun said...

What great approach to Skywatch. I love this post. Have a nice weekend

jay said...

Those are great!

I have an old Punch cartoon somewhere, which shows a farmer (miserable) leaning on his gate, and a man with him, saying something like 'Those crops are doing really well, aren't they?' and the farmer answers: 'Aye, but it takes a terrible lot out of the ground!'

It's a universal things, isn't it? Farmers are never happy. LOL!

Pam said...

Wil, these are wonderful examples of great cartoons. Ohio State University has a splendid collection of cartoons. Some of them are quite valuable. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.

Regina said...

Cool. I like this post.

Janie said...

Great detail in the cartoons. Made me laugh.

Miss_Yves said...

Très amusant!Et ce dessinateur avait un excellent coup de crayon !

Etje said...

Wil ,

kom je een fijn weekend wensen en hopelijk is het zonnetje ook van de partij.

Groetjes

storyteller's other blog said...

What a wonderful take on the Sky Watch meme ... I enjoyed these cartoons immensely.
Hugs and blessings,