Friday, August 8, 2008
Barry Humphries is a c*nt.
The Age continues its slobbering adoration of a man who was last faintly amusing in 1971.
Its European correspondent, Paola Totaro*, reports on Barry Humphries' delivery of the Arthur Boyd lecture at the Australian High Commission in London.
Readers with a queasy disposition may want to avert their eyes as the following Age article contains shameless brown-nosing, sucking up and purple prose.
Ms Totaro writes
Barry Humphries, razor-sharp and resplendent, has delivered an arch, long-distance rebuke to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd over his role in the artistic fracas over photographer Bill Henson's images.
My first question would be – what role, dickhead?
As I recall, Kruddy was asked what he thought of Bill Henson's photos of a young girl on display in a Sydney gallery. He said he didn’t like it. End of “role”.
Why any journo in their right mind would think this was a story is beyond me.
Mr Humphries draws on all his fabled wit to reply.
But asked afterwards by The Age for his thoughts on the state of artistic debate in Australia and the Henson controversy, Humphries raised an eyebrow and delivered a characteristically acidic broadside: "Oh yes, yes, I followed it. What did I think? It reminded me that the Prime Minister is from Queensland," he said.
"Oh yes, that is on the record … I might add it also made me glad I'm Church of England."
What a cunt. What a mean-spirited, reactionary cunt.
Kruddy is from Queensland and therefore must be a moron. What a knee-slapper Baz.
I can’t wait to see what gems he’ll produce if Julia Gillard becomes PM.
*Paola Totaro, during her stint as the Age’s European correspondent, has produced nothing memorable, interesting or well written. I’m sure a glowing career awaits for her at Fairfax.