Round-up: What the Bloghorn saw

Rob Murray writes: Over at the New Yorker blogs, cartoon editor Bob Mankoff has been looking at what makes a good caption for a gag cartoon – and argues, contrary to popular opinion, that  novelty is overrated. Following up, he considers whether it is possible to generate a universal caption that would work with all […]

Saucy McGill continues to amuse

That saucy old salt Donald McGill continues to cause a stir, nearly 50 years after his death. For the first time, the full collection of 21 postcards which were banned after an Obscene Publications Act witch-hunt in 1953, have gone on display. They can be seen in the perfectly appropriate seaside surroundings of the recently […]