So, if you’re concerned by religious intolerance (Catholic groups bemoaning The Golden Compass? Governments enforcing laws on people making an innocent error of judgment?), worried by bigotry (forced to listen to Talksport, for example?) or race hate – send the ‘offender’ a teddy!
We simply can’t have teddies becoming a symbol of intolerance.
This week’s person in desperate need of more teddies:
The Sudanese Ambassador, the Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan, 3 Cleveland Row, St. James’s London SW1A 1DD
Don’t be abusive when you send your teddy. Send it with a polite message asking for a change of heart where anger and unpleasantness is evident.
I have no idea if this is one of those things that might spread like wildfire or not, it’s just a crazy idea I had. I get those. Happy holidays, all.
You can buy teddy bears online: http://uk.shopping.com/xFS?KW=teddy+bear&CLT=SAS
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.