Yes it is an old cartoon. It's some considerable time since I noticed anyone enjoying a few puffs of a pipe and in today's society the chap on the right would surely object to being 'infected' by the second-hand smoke. Or would he? I digress.
The content of Radio5Live and Radio4 yesterday had me shaking my head in disbelief. Constant chatter about political polls; politicians' body language; wives hovering at their husbands' elbows; endless stage managed photo calls and other trivia.
All this while we have a country in trillions of pounds of debt, we have education systems (both here and in England) which provide little academic knowledge and prefers our children to know how to have sex, governments who put climate change above the poverty of our elderly and a Westminster government which is handing billions of pounds a year to corrupt governments under the label of 'aid'.
Richard North has summed it up rather neatly and I'm seriously considering joining his Refusniks party. Our media no longer conveys accurate information but political party press releases.
Is it just me, who is bored already with the influx of banality and cliches which will be drip fed to us until 6 May or is it the fact that I know there will be little change in how these islands are governed thereafter? It's a two-horse race with one of the horses being slightly easier on the eye, but a horse is a horse. Shame neither is someone we could respect as a leader. Maybe that's why my apathy, horse-speak is repetitive and limited.