Saturday, 5 March 2011
Michael Holden's All Ears 5th March (& my last one)
Sadly this my LAST EVER All Ears. (although in the print edition it's credited to 'name in here')
I only officially found this out earlier in the week which is rather disappointing in that unbeknownst to The Guardian, all through the run I've been secretly implanting symbols within each illustration with the plan that if you laid all of them out on a large flat surface they'd spell out a secret message that can only be read from space* (something about lizard people, the Holy Grail & Rupert Murdoch etc.)
So much for my masterplan...
Anyway thanks to Stephen & Sara at The Guardian for being a pleasure to work with over the last 3 years or so & have enjoyed Mr Holden's articles (despite never having met him!) at least I get my weekends free now
PS *this may be a lie
(& milk in coffee's for wimps & little girls, - FACT!)
Over & out, here's the article
(Article by Michael Holden)
Mid-morning at a busy sandwich and coffee concession in the middle of the city, and one young businessman collected his, presumably daily, sought-after beverage and returned with a look of what could only be described as woe.
Man 1 "I hate the way they shout it out."
Man 2 "What?"
Man 1 (quietly, as if in shame) "'Milky Americano'. It's the word milky, she says it, 'mill-key', really strings it out. She shouts it when I order, too."
Man 2 (right first time) "You think it's a sign of weakness, having extra milk in your coffee?"
Man 1 (embarrassed to be read so rightly) "No, I … "
Man 2 "Yeah, you do!"
Man 1 "I don't. I just take the trouble to say, 'With plenty of milk', and they turn that into milky, and shout it out, 'Mill-key!'"
Man 2 (half joking) "Well, it's a dynamic environment – they have their own way of getting things done."
Man 1 (playing along) "Yeah, but I'm a key part of that environment, I'm driving it."
Man 2 "You're just one person. And you'll be the only one that gives a fuck."
Man 1 "I reckon this could be bigger than you think."
Man 2 "You're not alone?"
Man 1 "You never know."
Man 2 "Get on Twitter, start a revolution."
Man 1 "It's blocked at work."
Man 2 "Do it when you get in."
Man 1 "It never bothers me at night."
Man 2 "What does?"
Man 1 (emphatic) "Other stuff."
Man 2 (retreating, quite probably wisely) "Right."