Category Archives: Private Eye

Lookalikes – Ian Hislop

Hislop                                                              Baby

Everything comes to he who waits!

As you will see from the flash in the right hand margin of this blog, I have been known to have words with the well known editor of Private Eye about certain filchings from this blog which have mysteriously appeared in his esteemed organ – not that he has ever had the courtesy to reply to any of my messages…

How delighted I am therefore to be able to be return the favour by gratuitously and shamelessly filching the above picture from the latest edition of the Eye.

Has anyone noticed the remarkable similarity between Hislop and the slapped arse of a newborn child? Their ability to reply to e-mails seems to be about the same.

Perhaps they are related? I think we should be told…


An open letter to Ian Hislop

Dear Ian,

I assume that the comment you published in the Eye issue 1273 is in response to my previous two – unanswered – e-mails regarding the gratuitous filching of material from this blog to help swell the pages of your esteemed journal.

[ For the benefit of readers, this comment read : “Visit our website and have your say, which we can then put in the newspaper tomorrow in our ‘What the Bloggers Say’ column, which replaces the old news section which we had to pay people to write.” ]

As I have previously stated, I find it flattering that you find my stuff worth plagiarising and am not seeking remuneration for my creativity. However, I do feel you could at least do me the courtesy of awarding a by-line by way of acknowledgment.

In future, I shall feel free to return the compliment by filching your stuff. I shall also be embellishing my modest publication with the logo “As featured in Private Eye” as this seems only fair…

Yours sincerely,