Category: Art

The 200% World Cup: The Artistic Genius Of David Squires

Some of you will already be aware of a very good friend of this site, the cartoonist David Squires, who was gracious enough to draw a whole series of Mungo for us several years ago as has built himself a formidable reputation off the back of his beautiful and hilarious artwork. Well, David has been very busy over the last few days and has been gracious enough to allow us to show his artwork off to the readers of this website. Below is a gallery of his 2014 World Cup pictures as well as something from his archives which...

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The 200% World Cup: Artist’s Impression, number 7

As the noted philosopher Chris Martin from Coldplay says, “everything’s not lost”. Only England could be so down and out yet do it in such a way that there is still a sliver of hope. After all, it’s the hope that kills you and as another noted philosopher stated last night, supporting England isn’t supposed to be easy. Still, as higher mathematicians everywhere are pointing out, the fat lady has not yet sung for England. But there’s every chance it’s just because she’s been delayed in traffic. For the most optimistic among you, our resident Emeritus Professor of Hard Sums...

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The 200% World Cup: Artist’s Impression, number 6

As the noted football pundit Sir Elton John so sagely pointed out, it’s the circle of life. It’s the wheel of fortune. He was probably drawing on the philosophy of Boethius, whom I believe was a classmate of Sir Tim Rice’s at Lancing College. It’s my belief that history is a wheel. “Inconstancy is my very essence,” says the wheel. “Rise up on my spokes if you like but don’t complain when you’re cast back down into the depths. Good time pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it’s also our hope. The worst...

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The 200% World Cup: Artist’s Impression number 5

Goalkeepers win, and lose, football matches. There’s no other position quite like it and one of the key reasons that goalkeepers are a different breed from the rest of us. Taller, if nothing else. And with big hands. Big meaty hands. Hairy old meat. This old truism was proven once again last night. Mexico’s multiple-fingered custodian Guillermo Ochoa had a magnificent game against the host nation, winning a deserved draw for the Central American team. A result against Croatia now seems likely to put his side into the knockout phase. However, Igor Akinfeev of Russia had an absolute stinker. Several times...

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The 200% World Cup: Brazil vs Mexico Live! In MS Paint!

Good evening one, and good evening all. Tonight, we will be bringing you yet another live blog, this time of the Group A match between Brazil and Mexico, and we’ll be doing it with a twist. According to the French mathematician Emile Borel, if you give an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters, one of them will come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. We like to think that it’s a philosophical point that we prove on a daily basis here a 200%, but it does prove something significant – that words are easy, especially...

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