As I surmised last week, the temptation to deface the posters featuring the giant photo of Young Dave is proving too much for some. The response has been varied: as I posted earlier today, the centre left are having some measure of fun about it, but over at Rupe’s supposedly flagship Times, someone is suffering a sense of humour failure.
There, chief leader writer Daniel Finkelstein has observed the defaced poster in north London and is clearly distressed by what he sees. His suggestion, that this is an example of “truly lame or pedantic graffiti”, not only reveals the lack of a sense of humour, but has drawn a disinterested and lukewarm response from the local commentariat.
Lighten up, Danny. You don’t have to pull a solemn face at this kind of thing. Or do you?