Nigerian email scam cartoon

nigerian email scam cartoon

Nigerian email scam cartoon.

A cartoon showing a person who has answered Nigerian email scams that he has received – and has found that they are genuine.

The humour in the cartoon is due to the fact that the scam emails from Nigeria and elsewhere, often pretending to come from a bank employee or the wife of a recently deceased finance minister or similar wealthy person ar so obviously fraudulent that no one with any sense would take them seriously or assume that they were genuine.
A cartoon about internet fraud, scam emails, con men, con man, confidence tricksters, gullibility, credulousness.
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Cartoon. A possible danger of buying through ebay

ebay car cartoon

Cartoon showing a second hand car bought on ebay. The car is a toy car but the buyer thought it was a full size, real sports car.

The ebay buyer is complaining that it’s hard to judge the size of objects when you see them on a computer screen.

A cartoon about internet sales, on-line marketing, deception, deceptive size.
The joke is that it’s impossible to judge goods properly when you buy them on line over the internet, especially through web-baased auction sites such as ebay.

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Wind power cartoon – reduce carbon emissions by attaching a wind turbine to a barbecue

cartoon bbq powered by wind turbine

Environmental cartoon showing a barbecue powered by wind power instead of using charcoal – as a way of reducing carbon emissions.

Bbq cartoon- how to reduce your barbecue’s carbon footprint.

A cartoon encouraging people to reduce their carbon emissions and carbon footprint by using a wind turbine attached to a barbie.

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Diet cartoon – food fads and food intolerance

food fad intolerance cartoon

Diet cartoon. A cartoon about gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, dietary fashions and food fad intolerance.

A cartoon about food intolerance, showing a person who is gluten intolerant (and who is rejecting some bread), a person who is lactose intolerant (and who is rejecting some milk) and a person who is food fad intolerant (and who eating a plate full of food that is normally labelled as unhealthy).

A cartoon about food fads, health, dietary fads, ibs, irritable bowel syndrome, nutrition, allergies, allergy, allergic reactions, food scares.

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Computer cartoon. Are computers intuitive to use?

computer use intuitive cartoon

Learning how to use a computer – cartoon. A man saying to a woman that computers are totally intuitive to use.

A cartoon showing a person using a computer and another person teaching computing skills.

A cartoon showing the difference in approach to knowledge and technology by men and women. The woman is unsure of her ability while the man is arrogant and sure.
A cartoon about computers and gender differences.
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Internet cartoon. Using the internet unnecessarily

internet weather cartoon

Computer cartoon. Internet cartoon. Using the internet unnecessarily to find out something you can find in easier ways

A cartoon showing a person using the internet to research information that doesn’t need the internet for the research.

A cartoon about the way that people are becoming over reliant on computers and the internet.
The fact that the person is looking at the weather on the internet is meant to point out that people are staying indoors in front of their computers rather than going outside.
An unhealthy aspect of computer use.
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Computer cartoons. “Printer not found”

computer printer not found cartoon

Computer cartoon. Printer not found message on computer screen

A cartoon showing a woman getting annoyed with her computer. A message on the computer screen says “Printer not found”. The printer is alongside the computer.

A cartoon about the frustration of using computers and their seemingly nonsensical, inexplicable or unfathomable messages.
This cartoon was drawn as a greetings card published by Paperlink.
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Differences between the sexes. Cartoon – a man noticing a car while a woman notices a cat

men nice car women nice cat cartoon

Gender differences cartoon. Cartoon – a man noticing a car while a woman notices a cat.

A cartoon showing a man being impressed by a high status car while a woman is more interested in the cat that is sitting on the car.

A cartoon about gender differences, feminism, gender roles, masculinity, male traits, female traits, genetic determinism, the blank slate.
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Man doing housework cartoons. Product design designed to appeal to men

men with vacuum cleaner cartoon

Men doing housework cartoons. A vacuum cleaner designed to appeal to men.

A cartoon showing a man looking at a vacuum cleaner and being interested in its design and specifications.
Some household devices such as the Dyson vacuum cleaner are very muscular and macho, and are probably designed to be targeted to appeal to male sensibilities.

A cartoon about gender differences, feminism, gender roles, masculinity, male traits, household chores, product design.
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Men doing housework cartoon. Men never know which washing programme to use

men washing machine cartoon

Men doing housework cartoon. Men never know which washing programme to use

A cartoon showing a woman complaining to her husband/partner that he’s put the washing machine on the wrong wash cycle, ruining her clothes by making it shrink in the wash because it was too hot.

The cartoon shows the different talents/interests/preoccupations of men and women.
The man is good at fixing the plumbing, but he’s useless at using the washing machine itself.

A cartoon about gender differences, feminism, gender roles, male incompetence at housework.
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Dalek cartoons. Girl dalek who wants ballet lessons

Dalek ballet lessons cartoon

Dalek cartoon. Girl dalek who wants to grow up to be a ballerina.

A cartoon showing a mother dalek and a little girl dalek.
The little girl dalek wants to be a ballerina when she grows up, but her mother is trying to explain to her that daleks can’t become ballet dancers.

A cartoon about ambition, dreams, delusion, parenting skills, gender stereotypes (the pink of the girl dalek, and the fact that she wants to be a ballerina), careers advice.
The little girl dalek is ‘dressed’ in pink. Pink is the predominant fashion colour for young girls at the moment (2011) – it’s as though feminism never happened.
Daleks, by the way, are evil aliens in the popular BBC tv series, Dr Who.
You never see dalek children in the tv programme for some reason.
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Cartoon. Too many hinges on a door can be counterproductive

too many door hinges cartoon

Cartoon: a door with hinges on both edges – making it impossible to open the door.

The hinges in this cartoon are a metaphor for devices (or people, or institutions) that are meant to make things function better, but that make them worse when over-used. The point of the cartoon is that they can be counterproductive.
Cartoon showing how too many facilitators can make action impossible.

The hinges in the cartoon can be metaphors for committees, too many cooks, lack of functionality, excess, excessive help, excessive aid, counterproductive aid.
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Cartoon. Change the clocks – double summertime. Daylight robbery?

Cartoon. clocks change to double summertime

A cartoon about the proposal to put the clocks in Britain forward by another hour all year round.

This would change GMT to BST and the current BST to double summertime.
This system is opposed in parts of Britain, especially Scotland (where it is argued that the mornings would be too dark). The proposed change would generally be an improvement, allowing greater use of the limited daylight in winter.
It occurs to me that any campaign against changing the clocks could use the slogan “Daylight Robbery”.

A cartoon about GMT, BST, British Summer Time, Greenwich Mean Time.
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Cartoon. Childhood: physical play versus electronic play. The allure of the electronic.

Cartoon child on phone on swing

A cartoon showing a child on a swing using a hand held device such as a phone or electronic game.
A cartoon about the allure of the electronic.

Cartoon showing a father pushing his child on a swing. The child is engrossed in a hand held device (perhaps a phone or an electronic gaming device).

A cartoon about childhood, attention, play, bonding, parenting, physical play versus electronic play.
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Health and safety gone mad – cartoon

Health and safety gone mad

Cartoon – health and safety gone mad
Health and safety guidelines

A cartoon showing an officious inspector making a judgement on a health and safety issue. A child wrapped in cottonwool to protect it from danger – but the cottonwool itself is judged to contravene health and safety guidelines because it is a choke hazard

A cartoon about the over-zealous implementation of petty rules concerning health and safety regulations

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Cartoon. Yesterday’s news – the transitory nature of current affairs

The transitory nature of news

Cartoon. Yesterday’s news. The transitory nature of news.

A cartoon showing someone watching the news on television, saying that he’d forgotten that a major news event had happened only a short time earlier (the revolution in Egypt as part of the so called Arab Spring).Cartoon about the fleeting attention span that any news story can command in a world saturated with news events.

A cartoon about the speed with which news stories fall into the dustbin of history as the world’s news media move from one story to the next, often giving a story saturation coverage and then moving on. Today’s earth shattering news is tomorrow’s chip paper, as the saying goes.

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Cat cartoon. Cat owner asking cat to do some housework

Cat cartoon. Cat on sofa - not contributing to housework

Cat joke cartoons
Housework cartoon

A cat lying on a chair – with its owner telling it to get up and do some household chores
A cat’s owner complaining that the cat is lazy and doesn’t earn its keep.
Notice the conspiratorial dog

A cartoon about pets, cats, dogs, sponging, free riders, dog’s life, cat’s life, housework, chores, responsibility, sharing, domestic rotas, washing up, cleaning

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Optical illusion cartoon. The impossible cube as flat pack furniture

Cartoon. Optical illusion constructing flat pack furniture

Optical illusion cartoon
Impossible object cartoon
The impossible cube as flat pack furniture

An illustration showing someone assembling a piece of flat pack furniture, and finding that in the process he’s accidentally constructed an impossible cube (or irrational cube).
An impossible cube is an optical illusion in which a solid framework of bars that form a cube have their appearance manipulated so that beams at the back seem to cross in front of beams at the front and vise versa. The impossible cube was used by M C Escher.
(Because it’s a deliberate visual manipulation I’m not sure that the impossible cube is really an optical illusion in the strictest sense. In real optical illusions the eye and brain misinterpret an image because they can’t analyse them properly, such as the Necker cube, with no trickery involved)

A cartoon about optical illusions, visual ambiguity, irrational cube, ikea, false perspective, impossible shapes

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Food intolerance cartoon

Diet cartoon. A cartoon showing a person who is gluten intolerant, a person who is lactose intolerant and a person who is food fad intolerant.

Food fad cartoon
Diet cartoon
A cartoon about gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance and food fad intolerance

A cartoon about food intolerance, showing a person who is gluten intolerant (and who is rejecting some bread), a person who is lactose intolerant (and who is rejecting some milk) and a person who is food fad intolerant (and who eating a plate full of food that is normally labelled as unhealthy)

A cartoon about food fads, health, dietary fads, ibs, irritable bowel syndrome, nutrition, allergies, allergy, allergic reactions, food scares

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Practical uses of philosophy – cartoon

Practical uses of philosophy cartoon

Practical uses of philosophy cartoon
Philosophy in the kitchen cartoon

A man ponders on a variation of Bishop George Berkley’s theory that if you can’t see something it doesn’t exist.
The caption reads: Who said philosophy had no practical uses?
The person is thinking: Because I can no longer see it, the washing up ceases to exist!
Bishop Berkley’s concept is known as idealism – the view that the external world does not exist independently of the mind. According to Berkeley all that exists are minds and their thoughts and sensations, with nothing to suggest that the external material world exists at all

A cartoon about domestic philosophy, materialism, immaterialism, excuses, rationalism, irrationalism, rationalisation, home-spun philosophies, justifications

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Diet cartoon: how to reduce the weight of fattening ingredients in recipes

Diet cartoon. A woman pushing up on the bottom of food weighing scales to pretend to reduce the weight of unhealthy ingredients

Diet cartoon
Cookery cartoon

Cartoon about dieting showing a young woman pushing up on the bottom of food weighing scales to deceive herself into thinking that she’s reducing the weight of unhealthy ingredients in a recipe

A cartoon about dieting, cooking, low fat food, reducing carbohydrates intake, health, healthy eating, lifestyle, unhealthy recipes

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Wendy house with wind turbine cartoon – converting a Wendy house into an eco-house

Wind turbine cartoon. A wendy house fitted with a wind turbine

Wind turbine cartoon

A Wendy house fitted with a child’s windmill as a wind turbine to supply electricity and to convert the house to an eco-house

A cartoon about sustainability, electricity generation, power generation, alternative energy, sustainable development, fuel supply, environment friendly power, eco-friendly design, environmental architecture
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A cartoon about apathy about learning and education

cartoon about apathy about knowledge  about the wonders of the universe

A child who is not interested in learning anything

Cartoon showing a boy who has no sense of wonder or curiosity about the world, and who isn’t interested in learning anything about how the world works.
The cartoon shows a teacher trying to explain how the moon orbits the earth

A cartoon about intellectual apathy, ignorance, dumbing down, under achievement, illiteracy, low attainment, knowledge, teaching, inspiring teachers, scientific literacy
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