I seem to have flipped into some sort of graphics mode over the past couple of days.
Yesterday I constructed an image of The Fighting Temeraire with a government health warning on it.
Today, a comment from Magnetic triggered another idea for an image. The comment started:
Some eugenics propaganda by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for World No Tobacco Day.
Slogans: “I support a world without smoking. Let’s make the next generation tobacco-free.”
And I found myself looking at the sentence “Let’s make the next generation tobacco-free”, and seeing the “make” get emphasized to “Let’s make the next generation tobacco-free.” After all, it is about making people stop doing something. It’s about forcing people.
Next thing, I’d fired up Microsoft Paint ( Version 6.1, which is just a standard paintbox application which comes with Windows 7), and was doing the emphasis graphically. And after a couple of hours, I’d created something in which all that’s left of the sentence is one screaming “MAKE”:
And all I was doing was taking their own slogan, and highlighting the one word which gives their whole nasty game away. For it shows their contempt for the next generation, that they’re going to make it into something that it might not actually want to be.
Anyway, it wasn’t particularly hard to create this image. It’s just a doodle anyway. And now that I’ve created it, I don’t know what to do with it. And I did it without having very much experience of using Paint. In fact, I discovered several capabilities that I didn’t know Paint had.
It’s a similar idea to that of Mr A:
I would love to email Cameron, my local MP etc with a simple “I smoke, I voted UKIP”
It took less than 5 minutes with Paint to create an image:
I’ve emailed Mr A the image. But I think Mr A really wants a website like No Prime Minister.
And I’ve emailed it to my MP. I tried to send it to David Cameron, but couldn’t find an email address.