Politics 17 September 2009 Is it funny? The eternal question Print HTML To TURKEY! In honour of the world's tallest man, who has apparently come here looking for love, God help him. So I thought we could go to Turkey looking for . . . something funny in a newspaper. What about this? What I really, really like about this cartoon from Cihan is that essentially you can't see it, so they have to write out what the characters -- a donkey and a deer -- are saying to each other. If it's funny, it's funny in a rather lugubrious way. But I quite like that. So, in answer to my own headline: yes, it is funny. Also, if you like this there are lots more brief conversations between the donkey and the deer on the site. They all have the same brand of pretty heart-rendingly bleak humour, in the best possible way. Check it out. › Favourite London songs Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman Subscribe More Related articles Peter Mandelson: I pray every day for an early election to end Labour's awful state Jeremy Corbyn to tell members: "Prepare for a 2017 general election" What will Labour's new awkward squad do next?