iWalkers: Council Recruits Men with TVs Strapped Above Their Heads to Walk the Streets and Warn Public Not to Break Covid Lockdown Rules


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A council have recruited men with TVs strapped above their heads to walk the streets to police lockdown. The bizarre move saw staff and volunteers pound the streets of Bradford, Yorkshire, with TVs, which weigh 18lbs and have a 19inch screen, hoisted on their shoulders.

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Bradford Council announced the ‘iWalkers’ scheme this week but due to public backlash it has been forced to delete a Facebook post detailing its plans.


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Pictures show a man using a backpack to lift a monitor roughly one-foot above his shoulders. It revealed the scheme had been funded by the Government and two ‘iWalkers’ hit the streets for two days. Locals were left stunned by the initiative and slammed the authority for frittering away taxpayers’ cash.


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‘I Survived 2020’ Silver Commemoratives: A Perfect Gift for The Coin Collector

These seven sided commemoratives weigh 8g and have a diameter of 40mm. The last picture is for comparison and shows the item next to a 50p coin – perfect to add to albums and collections.

The case (8.5cm x 4.5cm x 1cm – not including the feet) is made from Acrylic Glass (PMMA) and is of very solid construction. There is a groove to one side so the item can easily be opened and clicked shut. The interior is composed of strong, felt covered vinyl (EVA) so your coins are held very strongly in place. There are also two small feet for display/presentation purposes – these are easily removed for ease of storage etc.

The presentation box is extremely well made and is coated in a strong vinyl material – excellent quality. The lid is held in place with a strong magnet and lifts to reveal a felt lined interior with indents to snugly hold the contents. The box measures 12cm x 10cm and has a height of 2.5cm.

This badass coin is to remind you to keep calm and not give a fuck!Keep this highly detailed, totally fucking awesome, “I Don’t Give A Fuck” coin in your pocket to serve as a reminder to let cooler heads prevail… and in case you forgot, that you truly DON’T GIVE A FUCK!

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“The Covid Drawings 2020”: British Artist Creates Daily Drawings of A Very Strange Year

South London based artist Jolie Goodman is publishing a book called “The Covid Drawings 2020” on 20 December. These are a selection of Jolie’s drawings from her series “1872 days of Tory Government”, which she posts on her Instagram account @jolie.goodman. Jolie has been making a daily digital drawing since 13th December 2019 when Boris Johnstone was elected Prime Minister.

Jolie said: “I thought I would make a daily drawing to observe and bear witness to what lay ahead and 2020 has proved to be the most challenging of years. I have been told that the drawings do make people laugh. Using humour has been an essential way for me to get through this year which has been so difficult and tragic.”

Jolie is a figurative artist who draws, paints, and works digitally. She makes portraits and pieces of art for commission. As well as leading creative projects and evaluations for organisations.

“The Covid Drawings 2020” are a record of a year of change, loss, uncertainty, and sorrow.

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Everyday Objects Inspired An Artist To Illustrate These Bad Puns, Here Are The 30 Best

According to an artist Irina Blok: “As 2020 comes to an end, it feels exhausting with a never-ending cycle of bad news and endless doomscrolling. It’s been a difficult year for all of us and my way to cope has been cooking and drawing cartoons.

I work during the day as a designer, and in my spare time, I started drawing the series that I called Covid Life.

I’ve also started another series called Pretty Bad Puns that’s more lighthearted and not related to corona. It’s a collection of silly “dad jokes,” as my daughter calls them, just making fun of words in English. I get inspired by everyday objects—such as a coffee mug, bagel, clock, and others. Sometimes when I read the news, all of a sudden, I see some words like “salad dressing” and imagine that salad is actually dressing in clothes. If I have the idea, I grab the iPad and draw it really quick.

Some puns are pretty cringeworthy, but some are so bad they might be actually good.

I had fun drawing these, hope you enjoy these too!”

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Twitter Billboards Show How We Coped With the Horrors of 2020 by Tweeting About It

There were 6 million tweets this year about 2020 and how much of a dumpster fire it’s been. With so much material to work with, Twitter is posting some of the funniest and most uplifting 2020 tweets around New York City on billboards, murals and more this week. h/t: timeout The tweets are part of Twitter’s “out-of-home” campaign to spotlight the tweets that connected us all and made us laugh...

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One Nail – One Death: Monument to the German Victims of COVID-19 in Münster

In the cathedral in Schwäbisch Gmünd, a work of art made of thousands of nails commemorates those who died in the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 13,000 nails have been hammered into small blocks of wood in the Holy Cross Minster and lined up on steps in the church. “The multitude of the dead is so abstract, I couldn’t imagine it pictorially,” said Marios Pergialis, youth advisor at the Ostalb Deanery...

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Baker Creates a Stunning 6ft Cake of Father Christmas Hugging an NHS Worker in Scrubs to Thank Hospital Staff for Their Work

A woman has baked a 6ft cake of a nurse hugging Father Christmas to thank NHS staff for their life saving work on the frontline. More: Rosie Dummer, Instagram, Facebook h/t: dailymail Rosie Dummer spent two weeks painstakingly preparing the giant cake which served up 1,200 portions and weighed more than 30st. The mother-of-four, from Manchester, was asked to prepare a cake for Channel 5’s Amazing...

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Saddened By The Empty Streets Of Budapest During Lockdown, This Artist Filled The City With People From Classical Paintings

Pál Szinyei Merse: Lady In Violet According to Márton Neményi: “Most big cities are affected by the pandemic with several versions of lockdowns and quarantines in place. Budapest is no exception: right now there’s a curfew between 8 pm and 5 am every day. The inner parts of the capital of Hungary had started getting busy this time and now it’s getting empty in a matter of minutes every evening. I’...

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Sweden’s Gingerbread Baking Competition Goes Online with Emphasis on Social Distancing

AFP The exhibition, usually thronged with wide-eyed children and adults marvelling at the culinary creations, is normally held at Sweden’s Museum of Architecture and Design but was moved online due to COVID-19 pandemic. More: Sweden’s Museum of Architecture and Design h/t: gulfnews With the theme of distance, this year’s gingerbread house baking competition in Sweden was bound to feature...

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“I Feel Safe when Everybody Is at Home”: Performance Artist Sleeps in Street of Istanbul

Reuters Artist Sayna Soleimanpour performs a photoshoot in protest against the mistreatment and alienation of Turkish women based on their clothing, during a two-day curfew amid the spread of the coronavirus disease, on a deserted street in Istanbul, Turkey, December, 2020. More: Instagram h/t: girlsareawesome Reuters For most of us, the COVID lockdowns represented a time of confinement and...

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