Friday, June 13, 2008

Are you worried about the petrol crisis?


... it's a little difficult to explain to non-Melbournites the appeal of Leunig cartoons ... his melancholy and insightful observations have simply been a part of this city's culture for decades.

I also love him partly because he still holds a torch for tram conductors (an extinct species in Melbourne, of which I was priveleged to be one of the last!).

3 comments:

BigCat said...

I can't believe you were a conductor. That is so cool. You are now officially on my list of coolest people that I sort of know. Connies Rock!

I love Leunig too. As well as being profoundly brilliant, you are right, he is so iconic.

Juddie said...

Ha! Thanks BigCat! They were fun times - I was based at the very cool Camberwell Depot and used to trundle along Routes 70 and 72 every day with all sorts of really interesting people. As a connie the main part of my job was helping people ... I still think it's super-sad that Melbourne lost that service.

I had a heart-shaped hole punch, a bright green dress (of course), steel-capped boots, and a Gumby toy attached to my leather bag. Wish I'd kept that dress now!

one little acorn said...

I love Leunig. Yes he holds great appeal! Take Leunig to suggest the donkey! Interesting idea. Ha ha!

Melb Transport biggest mistake was getting rid of the connies. I love the trams, but they just aren't the same...

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