Mike Smith (Illustrator)




  1. Anonymous
    Posted May 28, 2008 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    What a w*nker! You should have stuck that pole up his ass and said how’s that for pole-ution!
    Tan x

  2. Mike
    Posted May 28, 2008 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    That’s the sort of riff-raff we have to put up with!

  3. jo
    Posted May 28, 2008 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    grrrr … what an arse, poor you guys : ( xx

  4. R
    Posted May 28, 2008 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm… went to the water point tonight. On my way back, I noticed loads of empty plastic water bottles floating in the river. Good job the rowers don’t use those or someone might think they were from them: clearly liveaboards are the culprit. Nasty, dirty, freeloading, litterbug, environmentally aware, frugal, tree hugging, socially responsible liveaboards!

  5. Chris
    Posted May 31, 2008 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    A classic case of row rage.

  6. Stuart
    Posted June 5, 2008 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    I know some people – just say the word…

  7. Anonymous
    Posted June 5, 2008 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    ‘Liveaboards’ – It this term supposed to refer to people who choose to live on narrow boats? If so we should have a term for people who live in houses. How about ‘brick-dwellers’? Why the f@*k does everyone have to be labelled!
    A brick-dweller

  8. R
    Posted June 6, 2008 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    “Liveaboards” is the term that people who live on any kind of boat frequently use to describe themselves.
    As such, it’s more of an identity than a label, providing a sense of belonging. This is important when your lifestyle provides little or no sense of security (no permanent home). It is especially important when you are a minority group that is occasionally attacked, derided or persecuted (albeit by an ignorant minority).
    It’s not all bad though: The liveaboard community is the most neighbourly (and most diverse!) community I have ever had the pleasure to live in :-)

  9. Posted July 2, 2008 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Loved this little saga. Owned a boat once and can emphathize with the owners. Thank you for the ending, though; there’s nothing like a good hug to make life bearable!