Saturday, 21 June 2008

140: Police - Stan McMurtry

by Stan MacMurtry (aka “Mac” of the “Daily Mail”) in “Punch” 16 December 1981

A temporary diversion from cruising in toilets and police persecution. This is from a 2-page spread, “Four Minute Warning”, about the last minutes before nuclear annihilation. And so: a belated declaration of love. Why policemen? Why in front of the Prime Minister’s residence? Maybe inappropriateness of lovers combined with the sombre propriety of the backdrop to kick up the surprise of the gag. But here it is. Make of it what you will.

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