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Political Cliche Day Two:

By peter-richardson, Sep 9 2014 04:55PM

Today's very topical cliche was 'Fiscal Cliff'. The image that hove into my mind's eye as I was working on this was Gustav Dore's vertigo inducing 'Matterhorn Disaster'. This illustrated the dreadful moment when on the descent from the Matterhorn four members of Edward Whymper's team plunged to their deaths when the least experienced member of the team lost his footing and cannonaded into the other three members behind him (one of whom was cutting steps for him). The only thing that saved Whymper and the two guides was the rope snapping.

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