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category national | crime and justice | opinion/analysis author Sunday April 18, 2010 00:21author by Citizen X Report this post to the editors

Write your own cartoon

Love ace crime-reporting mixed metaphors, cheesy clichées, bad writing, smug pontification and moral panics? Have a go at creating your own meme to celebrate it so.
CSI: Sunday World (Paul Williams as Caruso) - Free/Exploitable
CSI: Sunday World (Paul Williams as Caruso) - Free/Exploitable

For anyone not familiar with David Caruso's opening shtick in "CSI [Crime Scene Investigation]: Miami", the interwebs meme it spawned, or even with touch-tone telephones: here's a crash course on it, how it can apply to our dearly-beloved and equally corny crime writing in the Sunday World, and how you too can contribute to the world of art.

In CSI: Miami, David Caruso plays the part of police detective Horatio Caine. Each episode starts with a scene where, for example, if somebody has drowned in a vat of icecream, David Caruso walks up, removes/puts on sunglasses and says a corny one-liner like "looks like... a sticky situation...". Then the opening credits begin, with the lyrics from the Who's song, "Won't get fooled again", going: "Yeeaaahhhhh!"

So, this has spawned a popular interwebs running-gag, based on a one-off 4-panel satire by D. Seah of "Bigger than Cheeses" at biggercheese.com . Try a search for "david caruso meme" or have a look at "CSI Miami - Endless Caruso One Liners" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sarYH0z948 for more background/inspiration.

Below is my own take on the Sunday World's and Paul Williams writing style, and contribution to Irish public debate. Please feel free to add your own; I used free online image processing software at "SporkForge" - http://sporkforge.com/imaging/index.php and Pixlr - http://www.pixlr.com/editor/

Thanks also to Noel McManus at http://www.dublin.ie/gallery-view.aspx?imageId=1066&catId=5

CSI: Sunday World (Paul Williams as Caruso) - "Bandits"
CSI: Sunday World (Paul Williams as Caruso) - "Bandits"

CSI: Sunday World (Paul Williams as Caruso) - "At Large"
CSI: Sunday World (Paul Williams as Caruso) - "At Large"

CSI: Sunday World (Paul Williams as Caruso) - "Clicheé"
CSI: Sunday World (Paul Williams as Caruso) - "Clicheé"

CSI: Sunday World (Paul Williams as Caruso) - "Bosco"
CSI: Sunday World (Paul Williams as Caruso) - "Bosco"

author by Seanopublication date Sun Apr 18, 2010 21:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I predict a TV3 special where Paul Williams holds some youngfella by the arms while Brendan O'Connor and Ian O'Doherty take turns bodyslamming him.

Fucking hate Paul Williams.
Fucking hate Paul Williams.

author by Baggiepublication date Thu Apr 22, 2010 15:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I was sure Paul Williams worked for the Garda Pres Office. This ace (sic) reporter apparently didn’t know anything about the Donegal carry-on but glorifies criminals with his regularly churned out rubbish.

I recall an interview on radio when he boasted how ignorant his Dad was!

 
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