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Sunday, 25 May 2008

Switzerland, Curious George and Slow-on-the-Uptake

Lewis Hamilton won the Monaco Grand Prix today and now makes his home in Switzerland - which he doesn't like because it's boring. Bears - woods. Pope - Catholic. Switzerland...

Which leads us to the ad at the top, which is from the Swiss People's Party campaign of 2007, and could be indicative of a few other reasons not to be mad keen on living in Switzerland.

The Curious George/Obama in 08 T-shirt is a more localized American example of a similar thing (and one reason this isn't the same as showing George Bush as a monkey, is because Obama isn't).

The sign in the window is a pre-race-relations act bed and breakfast ad from England. And, last of all, courtesy of Simon Roberts come these contemporary versions from the Little England town of Stow-on-the-Wold - which, Simon Says, mysteriously shut down for a few days during the recent Stow Gypsy Horse Fair.


Anonymous said...

I rather liked living in Switzerland! Beautiful country, good food, good skiing, lots of kissing and everything (trains, healthcare, housing...) just works.

colin pantall said...

Hi Anonymous:

You should come to England.

Bad food, no skiing, more fighting than kissing and nothing (healthcare, trains, housing, education) works.

I still like it though.