Last week Britain was temporarily interested in the monarchy as #longestreign became a Twitter hashtag and Elizabeth celebrated coming out from the correct fanny and then having an appropriate vacancy open up through abdication and death, meaning that she has become the de facto head of a particular country of about 60 million people for longer than anyone else has been de facto head of that particular country. Hoo fucking rah.
Anyway, to “celebrate” I asked teams to make a portrait of the Queen. Here are some of the results:
I liked this a lot. It looks exactly like Mutha Bacon out of Biffa Bacon out of Viz.
I kind of ignored this at the time but now I’m thinking it should have won. It’s like the Elephant Man has been flattened by a milk float. It would make a great stamp.
This was one of the “proper drawing” efforts. Aye not bad.
A dark image from a dark mind
Another “proper drawing” effort but this one has more charm, I would say.
The Queen is a dog.
Shocking deathbed scene lays waste to any meaning Prince Charles may have enjoyed during his life.
This came from a foreign team. I guess this is how they see her abroad… kind of like a lady version of Harold Bishop.
Monday slithers right inside your throat like a doppel-snake, before you even wake up. And now we’re here. That’s how it works.
Tonight I offer £60 at the Brass Monkey Leith at 7pm. Cheat news: the music round contains QUEEN.
I can also give you a sneaky late night £20 but other pleasures included at The Reverie 9pm. Cheat news: SUDAN is an unexpected answer in the list round.
Speaking of sexy snakes, the Queen song in the Monkey music round is the proper album version but every time I hear the song it reminds me that youtube has the Freddy vocal, all by itself and that is something that’s worth four and a bit minutes of your time: