London scrawling

Americans who started a sympathetic blog called "londonhurts" in the wake of last week's bombings found themselves on the wrong end of a minor culture clash. Although the site's banner is still the maudlin image of Big Ben beside the words: "Today I'm a Londoner & today I hurt," subsequent posts from Londoners speak to significant cultural and political differences, like tongue-in-cheek images of double deckers weeping, a revised version of the Big Ben image that reads "Today I'm a Londoner and today I got a day off," a droopy-eyed bulldog with a halo against a backdrop of double deckers and the Union Jack saying: "it's a right mess mate. oh bugger, it's time for tea. back in the tube, then.

Or, there's this more political response from bad_freddy:

what are these people doing ?
It must be nice to be able to see the world in such simplified terms. The reason yesterday happend in london is beacouse we're raping the middle east. people should get a grip. If this kind of thing inspires 'live for the moment' type feelings god help us."
(WarrenEllis via Boing Boing)

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