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Brexit Meets Monty Python on the New Yorker’s next cover 

Even if Brexit turns out to be a worst-case-scenario disaster for Britain and the world, it has one silver lining: It’s the subject of next week’s New Yorker cover, by the reliably brilliant Barry Blitt: Those are John Cleese-inspired Englishmen silly-walking their way off a cliff like lemmings—the perfect visual metphor, perfectly rendered.  I’ve loved … Continue reading “Brexit Meets Monty Python on the New Yorker’s next cover “

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Even if Brexit turns out to be a worst-case-scenario disaster for Britain and the world, it has one silver lining: It’s the subject of next week’s New Yorker cover, by the reliably brilliant Barry Blitt:

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Those are John Cleese-inspired Englishmen silly-walking their way off a cliff like lemmings—the perfect visual metphor, perfectly rendered. 

I’ve loved Blitt’s work for years, and one of the luckier things that’s happened to me as a tech journalist is that he once drew me for a piece of spot art illustrating a column in which I rhapsodized over Wi-Fi, back when the technology was still a novelty.

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Here I am loving my wireless laptop so much that I’m marrying it:

About the author

Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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