Cartoonist cum graphic artist cum video creative Beau Bo D’Or produces some of the most ingenious and skilfully executed visual satire full stop and the best on the British blogosphere by a country mile. It was therefore with some sadness that Scrapbook read he is taking a short break from blogging, which has been light recently owing to a health problem.
It was the stop-gap ‘best of’ post announcing his hiatus that drew this blogger’s attention to a year-old video given new relevance with the news of the now impending fraud trials of four parliamentarians. Cleverly linking the sarcastic materialism of Renton’s “choose life” monologue in Trainspotting to MPs’ expense claims might well be worth spending an hour photoshopping Peter Viggers’ head onto a film poster:
Choose a fucking big television, Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed- interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics.
But what BBDO produced was truly remarkable, superimposing the faces of MPs onto footage from the film frame-by-frame. Unsurprisingly, “it took ages”:
Get well soon.