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    Default Please interpret a cartoon for me (about UK)?

    Hi! The man in the chair is the UK PM, but who is the lady on his lap?

    Would you please interpret the cartoon for me? Thanks!

    Cartoon Source: Telegraph.co.uk
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    Default Re: Please interpret a cartoon for me (about UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! The man in the chair is the UK PM, but who is the lady on his lap?

    Would you please interpret the cartoon for me? Thanks!

    Cartoon Source: Telegraph.co.uk
    That is not a lady, but it appears to me a man who has been depicted as a lady. The musical notes have a caption "BROWN'S SPENDING PLAN" and the footer says, "AWAKENING CONSCIOUS".
    It is certainly about the economic policies of Mr. Brown and the person sitting on his lap is trying to play the Piano, i.e., trying to follow the policies of Mr. Brown.
    Perhaps, someone familiar with the British Ministers would be able to recognize who the person sitting on the lap is.

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    Default Re: Please interpret a cartoon for me (about UK)?

    Here's the original.
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    Default Re: Please interpret a cartoon for me (about UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Here's the original.
    Thank you very much, Davil L.. I am reading the review of the oil painting.
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 20-Nov-2008 at 05:03. Reason: Solecism

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    Default Re: Please interpret a cartoon for me (about UK)?

    The "lady" is David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, and the context is that Cameron has decided not to support Brown's proposals for "rescuing the economy". He has had a change of heart.

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    Default Re: Please interpret a cartoon for me (about UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The "lady" is David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, and the context is that Cameron has decided not to support Brown's proposals for "rescuing the economy". He has had a change of heart.
    Ay cowabunga! Cast aside the political element of the cartoon, the UK cartoonist has a cool sarcastic skill and artistic imagination. I really enjoy it. But the "lady" cannot remind me of David Cameron if I don't watch it very very carefully.

    Thank you very much for your interpretation, Anglika.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SUDHKAMP View Post
    That is not a lady, but it appears to me a man who has been depicted as a lady.
    Hi SUDHKAMP,

    Could you please explain what made you think the person on the Brown's lap was a man at the first eye?

    Though the figure doesn't appear very feminine, the person was in the woman outfit and sat on a man's lap so I had thought it was a lady.

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    Default Re: Please interpret a cartoon for me (about UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi SUDHKAMP,

    Could you please explain what made you think the person on the Brown's lap was a man at the first eye?

    Though the figure doesn't appear very feminine, the person was in the woman outfit and sat on a man's lap so I had thought it was a lady.
    Could you not see the muscles on the face, they are typical of a msculine face. I have many cartoonists friend in my city, and I have seen them doing this trick many a times. Only the face is given some feminine touch by sketching the hairs long, putting some lip-stick, ear-riings, and in India the vermillion(Kum-Kum) Bindi(dot) on forehead. Very simple to recognize that a masculine face has been turned into a feminine face.
    But if you watch closely, the torso sure was copied from a female model, see the curves near thighs and the feet.
    Did you enlarge the painting to 400% zoom level? It helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUDHKAMP View Post
    Could you not see the muscles on the face, they are typical of a msculine face.
    Hi SUDHKAMP,

    Thank you for your explanation. But some women have a masculine face too.

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    Default Re: Please interpret a cartoon for me (about UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi SUDHKAMP,

    Thank you for your explanation. But some women have a masculine face too.
    Some Men also have a face so feminine, it would make ladies blush.

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