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Exclusive interview with Mount Everest

Hope you enjoy this one from Leunig as much as I do (if text not quite readable email me and I’ll send it as an attachment):


Also see his Ban the Business Burkha

And thanks to Homeya for this Evolution of Underwear (does this explain our collective apathy about climate change?) I’d say most of us are around the 1950 stage …

As an aside, these deliberate plays on causality are funny; brings to mind that memorable line from Aesop:

The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, What a dust do I raise! :)


5 comments on “Exclusive interview with Mount Everest

  1. Servant
    30 December, 2006

    Thanks for the cheer! Unfortunately studies in the evolution of underwear have become complicated here in the U.S., where people wearing them on the outside of their clothing or under tight fitting Spandex which makes visible panty line a complete anachronism. No scholarly research is needed with Victoria’s Secret catelogs arriving in the mail at the rate of 100 pounds per week.

    Will someone tell me – where’s the secret?

  2. Bluebear2
    30 December, 2006

    The ones that get me are the ones who wear their pants so the crotch is somewhere between the knees and ankles and the belt is just above the knees.

    Saw a video once of a guy dressed as such trying to run from the cops – had me rolling on the floor laughing.

  3. Curtis
    30 December, 2006

    Absolutely hilarious. Thanks very much for the good humor.

  4. Richard Silverstein
    30 December, 2006

    I can’t believe I’ve never heard of Michael Leunig until now. Hilarious. Does he have a website?

    The cartoon with the Roman soldiers is also very apt & knowing.

  5. peoplesgeography
    30 December, 2006

    Richard, thanks, he’s at

    He’s a treasure and his books are highly recommended

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This entry was posted on 29 December, 2006 by in Cartoonists, Culture, Humour, Images, Poetry, Quotes.

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