One of my favourite old bits of FT was Funny Folk, Al Ewing’s take on the New Yorker cartoons, which adequately speared the obvious: namely that New Yorker cartoons not only stated the obvious, they stated the obvious five years after anyone else had noticed and two years after they cared. More importantly, they were not even vaguely funny (not Al’s ones – his of course were a step removed and became part of the joke). Now I can’t find the Funny Folk cartoons anywhere, which is a pity, for I suggest Al updates them for a new menace.

Anyway, in their usual timely fashion, The New Yorker have decided to embrace this Internets thing, and maybe make some of their groundbreaking cartoons move. Animated New Yorker cartoons, where instead of reading the dog on the computer say “On The Internet, no-one knows you’re a dog” you can hear it said in a funny voice. Someone has wasted a small amount of time on these. I suggest you don’t.

(Note the name of the webpage by the way is Internet.)