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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Two for the price of one.

What would Winston think,
his big cigar air-brushed away -
he'd surely feel undressed!

What could he think
who once improved the Rubens
 Lion and the Mouse?


Gwei Mui said...

Will they start airbrushing out CHurchill's famous V for victory sign next? Has the world gone completely insane?

David Cranmer said...

Yes, what would he think?

Tabor said...

Long ago we were the Kings of all the animals and now we are Kings of all the history and tweak it the way we want it.

Dave King said...

I think the answer is yes, the world has gone mad.

When a secretary corrected a speech of his, rewording a sentence so as to avoid a final preposition, he restored it and wrote in the margin: This is the sort of arrant nonsense up with which I will not put! I can see him responding in like manner and drawing in an even bigger cigar.

That is such a clever response! Thanks.

Carl said...

We have real problems. Removing a cigar from a picture taken 60+ years ago boils my blood. We are nit picking the details and letting all of Rome burn... So to speak.

Paul C said...

Air brushing...you've opened up an interesting line of thought here. Too bad we can't airbrush the oil leak away.

Derrick said...

Just had to look up your second reference, Dave, and see it also involves Winston - at Chequers of all places! There must be some photos of him without the cigar if they're that desperate.

The Turning Point said...

It seems the air-brushing mind can't handle the blemishes in their own mirror.
Winston without a cigar? Like FDR without his cigarette holder or specs.
Oh well we get madder and madder.


TechnoBabe said...

The keepers of the history air brush and edit just as the news media forges true history for later.

Ronda Laveen said...

Shame, ignorance and arrogance are the biggest distorters of history.

Cloudia said...


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Dave King said...

They did it to make him a non-smoker - does that help the blood pressure? Doesn't really, does it?

Somone should have thought how thaat might be done!

Obviously I didn't make the connection clear enough! My apologies.

The Turning Point
Don't we just!

Well said. Spot on!

I think I'd go along with that.

Me? Or the airbrushers?

Carl said...

Ugghhh! I'm going back to the woods with my camera. Civilization is not all it is cracked up to be.

Rachel Fenton said...

I imagine Winston would tell them to B[uy]O[ne]G[et] O[ne]F[ree][F]!

Great value post!

Opaque said...

I sense forgery here. Interesting thought!

Dave King said...

There speaks a civilised m an !

Something along those lines, yes.

Very interesting thought - and a very warm welcome to the blog. Thanks for your contribution.