I write this stuff by seeing what’s on Google News or the BBC that day that starts an idea (or drives me into telly-smashing RAAAAGE). Scribble something in a text editor (usually Google Docs), find a suitable picture on Wikimedia Commons or Flickr (paying due attention to licensing), or get a famous image and claim fair use for parody, and manipulate it in the GIMP. Then post.
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I thought the server was running Ubuntu, but it’s increasingly clear it’s actually running this.
(News of the News died of a senile host. Everything has been rescued. No, I still haven’t updated all the photos.)