Tuesday, August 15, 2006


The cartoons above are from a book called '2001 An Aussie Odyssy' and it was published in 1984. I've scanned a few and will post them and probably owe someone royalties. Twenty-two years on and even the political ones are still relevent.
I came across the book when I bashed my shin on a pile of them sticking out from the bottom of the bookcase. They've only been like that for the last two years but they've never caused damage to the shin before. My mistake, I moved the very large antique picture frame that was sitting in front of that particular spot. This frame is prepared for gilding and crackling and somewhere is the board to go in it and somewhere else are the cut out photos for the decoupage to go on the board. It will be one of those projects I can take to the nursing home.
Anyway the books were a lovely way to waste an afternoon. Gary Larsen's 'Farside', 'Wizard of Id' and a small treasury of 'Flash Filstrup' with his favourite Mackintosh. (not a computer)
They belonged to the Blight but I figured that after seeing his Blonde, he'd lost his sense of humour so I hid them when he left.
I'm thinking of having one of Larsen's cartoons blown up and nailed to my front door since it sums up the inside of this house completely. I'll have to post that one, it's a favourite.


Ron said...

It's nice finding old books around the house, it's like bumping into good friends you haven't seen for awhile.

When I was cataloging my books on LibraryThing, I came across so many old favourites that I had forgotten I had (and some I had bought again because of this forgetfulness!).

JahTeh said...

No, it's not nice. I now have an old pile to read alongside the old new pile and I got you first with that book meme.

JahTeh said...

Ron, I also found a collection of 'Footrot Flats' and I still love a cat named Horse.