Ink Tank - Make words not war Thomas Nybergh

Caricature of Nigel Farage

British mainstream media like the BBC have given more than a fair share of visibility to characters like former UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Far-right populists, despite being given loads of screen time, must yammer to their base with tired old clishés about “Lugenpresse”, the “lying press”.

Mr. Farage is of course no exception, and yet again he so enthusiastically wanted to wage his war on the BBC, that he did that Internet-age equivalence of a public fart: holding up an easily photoshoppable sign. Like farting, an exploitable photo happens to all of us every now an then. But how bad it is, to quote George Carlin, depends “on who’s cooking”.

 


 

But just check this big and beautiful thing. As far as held-up signs go, this is top shelf material. It couldn’t be much wider if Mr. Farage wanted conveniently the hold it up by himself and fit it into a conventional photo.

 

Just compare it to the Dunkirk movie poster thing Farage did last summer. It may be a big sign, but it’s way less personal and enthusiastic.

 


 

 


 

So let’s investigate what the internet came up with this time. In case you want to get in on the fun, find below a clean slate.

 


 

1. Bonus points for self deprecation here

 


 

2. Pointing out the obvious again, but someone has to make those first awkward dance moves

 


 
 

 

3. Here’s a little something to make Farage less vile

 


 
 

4. Have to admit, I find Morrisey annoying, although I like his take on the meat industry

 

P.S. Fellow non-fans of Morrisey might still enjoy Speedway, a song Spotify recommended to me. I find the drums super catchy.

 
 

 

5. Let’s not impose good sense on a man who has none

 


 
 

6. This one’s very unlikely unless Nigel ran into some “Malkovich Malkovich” kind of bad trip

 


 

 

 
 

7. This one suits any guy with a shit-eating grin

 


 
 

To explore Mr. Farage’s history of bad judgement with signs, look no further than our previous post on the subject.




Title photo by Donkeyhotey

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The Poke, one of the UK’s funniest satirical websites, asked Twitter for Brexit themed children’s books to help with the task of explaining Britain’s slow motion suicide to kids. Needless to say, the internet delivered in fine style.




To see more ace examples, be sure to head on over to The Poke.




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Brexit chlorine chicken: screenshot from Youtube

Thanks to the less than strong and stable negotiation position of International Trade Secretary Liam Fox (Conservative), the UK could face lower food standards post-Brexit.

 

 

As the UK prepares for stumbles towards an existence outside the EU regulation and partnerships, shoppers will have to prepare for GMO crops and hormone fed meat flooding the market. This appears to be fine with Liam Fox, who’s been very dismissive of the prospect of Englishmen eating chlorine-washed chicken.

In celebration of this, one youtuber shows off their video editing skills by making an advert for the lovely concept of chlorinated chicken.

The only upside of the forthcoming piss-poor trade agreements bringing lousy meat into the UK, is of course that more sane people may consider lowering their meat consumption. As a sidenote, that’s easier than ever thanks to meat-like products like Quorn, from a UK based company.

Cropped screenshot of Orwellian chicken farm, UKIP propaganda, 2016

Cropped screenshot of Orwellian chicken farm, UKIP propaganda, 2016

We find this particularly fitting with the current political landscape, which has hanged over Britain like a perpetual rainy autumn since David Cameron tossed himself and his entire nation in the dustbin of post-colonial history.

 

 

Namely, we remember that the nitwits at the UKIP comissioned a comically lousy cartoon featuring an EU regulated, dark and miserable chicken farm from which the birds free themselves by running towards the Utopian greenery outside.

Chicken conspiring to get out in the sunny non-EU, UKIP propaganda video 2016

These cheery chicken can’t wait to renegotiate everything that makes a modern economy run.

That is, despite a scary looking, big-nosed EU politruk behind the curtain trying to keep the chickens inside the farm. He fails despite all manners of musical and water-based special effects.

Got more interesting brexit-themed video material? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Brexit chlorine chicken: screenshot from Youtube

Thanks to the less than strong and stable negotiation position of International Trade Secretary Liam Fox (Conservative), the UK could face lower food standards post-Brexit.

 

 

As the UK prepares for stumbles towards an existence outside the EU regulation and partnerships, shoppers will have to prepare for GMO crops and hormone fed meat flooding the market. This appears to be fine with Liam Fox, who’s been very dismissive of the prospect of Englishmen eating chlorine-washed chicken.

In celebration of this, one youtuber shows off their video editing skills by making an advert for the lovely concept of chlorinated chicken.

The only upside of the forthcoming piss-poor trade agreements bringing lousy meat into the UK, is of course that more sane people may consider lowering their meat consumption. As a sidenote, that’s easier than ever thanks to meat-like products like Quorn, from a UK based company.

Cropped screenshot of Orwellian chicken farm, UKIP propaganda, 2016

Cropped screenshot of Orwellian chicken farm, UKIP propaganda, 2016

We find this particularly fitting with the current political landscape, which has hanged over Britain like a perpetual rainy autumn since David Cameron tossed himself and his entire nation in the dustbin of post-colonial history.

 

 

Namely, we remember that the nitwits at the UKIP comissioned a comically lousy cartoon featuring an EU regulated, dark and miserable chicken farm from which the birds free themselves by running towards the Utopian greenery outside.

Chicken conspiring to get out in the sunny non-EU, UKIP propaganda video 2016

These cheery chicken can’t wait to renegotiate everything that makes a modern economy run.

That is, despite a scary looking, big-nosed EU politruk behind the curtain trying to keep the chickens inside the farm. He fails despite all manners of musical and water-based special effects.

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Nigel Farage is no stranger to playing loose and fast with the truth. Just recently, Mr. Farage held up a sign with what he claims is a quote from the EU article 50 in LBC’s radio studio.

The sign says

“The rights and obligations deriving from the Treaties would therefore extinguish.”

 

 

In fact, the sign quotes a European Parliamentary Research Services briefing, with a sentence Farage failed to quote in its entirety:

The rights and obligations deriving from the Treaties would therefore extinguish, at least to the extent agreed between the EU and the withdrawing state.

Article 50, the actual version, goes like this “the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal”.

Nigel Farage may be a masterful con man on radio and TV, but he can’t lie on a sign held up in front of a camera without being called out by the internet. Read on for sixteen delicious tweets celebrating Farage’s own goal.

 
 

1. DocHackenbush

 
 

2. trevorphillips

 

 

 
 

3. marcpaters0n

 
 

4. Chris_H_OneLife

 
 

5. SamJSharpe

 
 

6. Mungo_5

 
 

7. Raphaelite_Girl

 
 

8. sauusages

 
 

9. NP_Lima

 

 

 
 

9. Soliferum

 
 

10. Chris_H_OneLife

 
 

11. Prague_Tony

 
 

12. engagebritain

 
 

13. FoldsFive

 

 

 
 

14. GosportKen

 
 

15. massiveboy90

 
 

16. madman2

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Nigel Farage is no stranger to playing loose and fast with the truth. Just recently, Mr. Farage held up a sign with what he claims is a quote from the EU article 50 in LBC’s radio studio.

The sign says

“The rights and obligations deriving from the Treaties would therefore extinguish.”

 

 

In fact, the sign quotes a European Parliamentary Research Services briefing, with a sentence Farage failed to quote in its entirety:

The rights and obligations deriving from the Treaties would therefore extinguish, at least to the extent agreed between the EU and the withdrawing state.

Article 50, the actual version, goes like this “the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal”.

Nigel Farage may be a masterful con man on radio and TV, but he can’t lie on a sign held up in front of a camera without being called out by the internet. Read on for sixteen delicious tweets celebrating Farage’s own goal.

 
 

1. DocHackenbush

 
 

2. trevorphillips

 

 

 
 

3. marcpaters0n

 
 

4. Chris_H_OneLife

 
 

5. SamJSharpe

 
 

6. Mungo_5

 
 

7. Raphaelite_Girl

 
 

8. sauusages

 
 

9. NP_Lima

 

 

 
 

9. Soliferum

 
 

10. Chris_H_OneLife

 
 

11. Prague_Tony

 
 

12. engagebritain

 
 

13. FoldsFive

 

 

 
 

14. GosportKen

 
 

15. massiveboy90

 
 

16. madman2

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Theresa May being strong and stable

British Prime Minister Theresa May has now set in stone a mantra for the upcoming General Election. With the drearily predictable “strong and stable” repeated ad infinitum, May continues what comes naturally to her. That is, of course, sounding like robotic bureaucrat trying to imitate Margaret Thatcher’s airy arrogance.

Happily, the Internet has done what it does best and had some fun with her PR spin.


Such charisma

Posted by Very Brexit Problems on Wednesday, 3 May 2017


 

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Theresa May being strong and stable

British Prime Minister Theresa May has now set in stone a mantra for the upcoming General Election. With the drearily predictable “strong and stable” repeated ad infinitum, May continues what comes naturally to her. That is, of course, sounding like robotic bureaucrat trying to imitate Margaret Thatcher’s airy arrogance.

Happily, the Internet has done what it does best and had some fun with her PR spin.


Such charisma

Posted by Very Brexit Problems on Wednesday, 3 May 2017


 

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Now Donald Trump has been president for a few months, we can officially add Trump photoshops to the list of “Things the Internet Loves”. So it should come as no surprise that people around the world have been getting creative with photo editing, and the result is tons and tons of amazingly hilarious, sometimes ridiculous, photos that show just how people feel about the newish president.

To find out more about the phenomenon, we had a chat with photoshopping creative Mr Left. By day, Mr Left is a sign writer and chalkboard artist for pubs and cafes and has done cartoons for magazines and teaching in the past.




Some photoshoppers do it out of boredom or just for laughs, while others, such as Mr Left, do it as a political statement. “I started doing photoshops last year as I’ve recently felt disenfranchised by the apparent rise in the right politically,” Mr Left says. “I grew up in Wales during the Thatcher years so could never be anything other than a liberal leftie, though I’m not too keen on the way Corbyn has taken Labour way too far left to be sensibly feasible either. Given that politics is only portrayed by extremes nowadays, I think it’s time to start kicking back at the pseudo-fascists and faux Marxists that seem to have taken over.”

Scroll down to see some of Mr Left’s most recent work, a brilliant series of Trump-inspired spoof film posters. We have a feeling they’re going to be playing on the bigly screen any day now!







Mr Left says that his favourite is Donny Littlehands — what’s yours? Let us know in the comments below!




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Aurea borealis over cottages in Lapland, Finland

Free pro tip: too much Instagram at bedtime will mess with your sleep. On the other hand, if you open Instagram first thing after your alarm rings in the morning, your phone’s screen will help you wake up. Put simply, Instagram can be a fantastic infusion of beauty into your day when you need it the most.

Still, you might need more… interesting things to follow than lunch pics and selfies from your undoubtedly cool friends. Our suggestion is that you look for fabulous communities of nature photographers. One such place is the Visit Lapland repost feed.

From snow-clad tundras and forests, Northern Lights and light pollution free night skies, here are some fabulous shots Lapland by out fellow instagramers. These dudes and dudettes certainly deserve a shoutout, so be sure to give their original posts the good old double tap if you enjoy their work. That helps Instagram suggest other photos you might like. A few ‘hearts’ would also help these guys get discovered by others.

For more fabulous pic(k)s, check out Visit Lapland on Instagram for a continuous selection of gorgeous Lapland photography.

 

 

1. laaksolaiva

Let there be light! This morning's #sunrise at #riisitunturi was pretty awesome.

A photo posted by Jussi (@laaksolaiva) on

 

 

2. riinakui



3. eetuleikas


 

 

4. wassaballa

 

 

5. thomaskast1



6. johannaturpeinen

One of the most beautiful moments I've ever captured ?? #lapland #visitfinland #winterwonderland

A photo posted by johanna turpeinen (@johannaturpeinen) on



7. valtteri.immonen



8. sampoki



9. anniedogi



10. sm_kangas

 

11. herowithn



12. jonnakilkki

#inari #winter #lapland #finnishlapland #finland

A photo posted by Jonna Kilkki (@jonnakilkki) on



13. oskarinranta



14. tundra.w



15. omicronceti

 

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