I saw you in the newspaper today …

Three workmates all said to me today “I saw you in the newspaper today …” or something similar, and each time with a little smirk on their face.

A scan of The Age newspaper revealed their little joke. They were referring to this (rather amusing, in my opinion anyway) Oslo Davis cartoon.

For overseas readers I had better explain the joke. The gent in the cartoon is watching the football and is a Geelong supporter like me (Geelong wear the blue and white stripe jumpers). He is also (like me) wearing a bicycle helmet with the cable ties attached to keep the swooping magpies away. The joke is, that Geelong are playing Collingwood in the AFL Grand Final tomorrow, and Collingwood’s nickname is “The Magpies” (due to their black and white striped colours).

Get it?

Of course, if it really was me, there would be no beer gut hanging over the top of the trousers πŸ™‚


7 Responses to “I saw you in the newspaper today …”

  1. MizFit Says:

    laughing (at the cartoon since you ‘splained it. at the fact you are RIGHT about the beer gut’age)
    loving (you explained it for those of us who’d have been all kinds of lost :))

  2. Twocatz Says:

    What a great likeness lol

  3. kathryn Says:

    If only those cable ties would keep away the magpie supporters!

  4. oldgirlnewtricks Says:

    You must have thought one of your friends drew the cartoon. It was you! Minus the beer belly, of course.

  5. Kath (My Funny Little Life) Says:

    Hehehe. If it was you, there would be a glass of shiraz on the seat next to you. πŸ˜‰

  6. Pippa * Jeanne Says:

    LOL, Andrew! I was wondering what those black things sticking up were. Sort of like the modern version of those Outback hats with the corks tied to them! =)

  7. morseyruns Says:


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