Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Bad Choice, Bad Taste, Bad Brendini

I wrestled with my conscience for upwards of - ooh - six seconds before committing this image to posterior - POSTERITY - before committing it to posterity. I'm sorry, I appear to have started this entry with a bit of a bum note. I'm being a bit cheeky aren't I (All references to the derriere courtesy of Carry On Alluding To My Bottom circa 1967)?
It is, of course, my entry for the weekly caption competition here. It was a wordless competition this week, with a theme of Bad Choice. 
My initial idea was based on a pun and wouldn't work on an international level, which is one of the raisons d'etre of these wordless entries. I won't divulge the details at the moment, because it could work as a cartoon in a different context. So, on to my second idea. Yes, well, never let it be said that I am a man of taste and refinement. Let this be a lesson to you: snakes and babies are NOT a good mix. Initially I thought about depicting the baby with a surprised expression. This was immediately dismissed by your author. Even I have limits. So I tried to go for a world-weary expression, an almost fatalistic acceptance of the situation. I also wanted to make the baby rattle stand out by using the complementary colour of orange as a background.
On the whole I think it works fairly well and it garnered seven points in total. My biggest niggle is that baby, rattle and snake appear to be floating above the blanket. Hmmmm.


  1. Why didn't you go the whole hog and have the child holding an apple?

  2. To delete or not to delete: that is the question.