Grief-shaming is the latest social media trend, after Facebook made it easy for users to change their profile pics to be tricoloured in sympathy with the 140 murdered victims of the Islamic State’s terrorist attacks in Paris.
So apparently the UK Trident nuclear defence system would be launched if the submarine was unable to pick up Radio 4, as this would be taken to indicate the UK was no longer a functioning state – see journalist Simon Rickett’s tweet below:
Interesting detail I didn’t know, The signal that the UK is no longer a functioning state – Radio 4 cannot be heard. pic.twitter.com/hRJs2tpPBy
— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) September 30, 2015
I came upon this by accident, the idea is you draw a comic for every hour you are awake. I wasn’t sure about the cross-Atlantic timing but I liked the notion and drawings I saw on Twitter, so I thought I’d contribute with whatever came to mind, here are a few (of my non-sequitur) posts:
In the middle of nowhere currently and have little technology to hand, but I’ve cobbled together this sketch as a reaction to the murder of cartoonists in Paris. Murders in retaliation for perceived offence against a character the murderers believe to be a prophet.
My thoughts with the murdered. May they rest in peace. May their light not be extinguished by intimidation.
A quick doodle I did for the hashtag #rememberingjim in honour of the murdered journalist Jim Foley. I am ashamed somewhat by the crudity of the drawing, but stand by the sentiment, that journalism can be a brave light in a world darkened by cowardly hatred and lies. I did not know Jim Foley, but admire and respect what I have learned of him from those that did. May he rest in peace.