Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Oz is shit: official.

I was going to write a long, angry post about how shit the Australian newspaper is, but Professor John Quiggin beat me to it.

He's an academic, so he's all erudite and stuff, and it's well worth a look*.

I do like this piece;

The Oz is now essentially worthless as a source of information. Some individual journalists** are still pretty good, and articles with their bylines are worth reading. But if their weather report predicted sunshine, I’d pack an umbrella, just in case.

You tell 'em, Prof.

*He doesn't even use the words "cunt", "owl-fucker" or "Dennis Shanahan". That's how smart he is.

**I'd include our old friend and owl-fancier Christian Kerr in that category but the rest of them are mostly shit.

26 comments:

squib said...

Did you watch Kerry and Malcom last night? It was hilarious

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Oh, was that the Manbull?

I thought it was John Clarke.

Perseus said...

Friday's Fin Review is da shiz.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Pers, I'm old and not down with "da yoof"

Is "da shiz" good or bad?

Perseus said...

I'm 90% sure it means 'good'. But I'm not the best person to ask. Took me years to work out 'filth' was a good thing in skater paralance.

I kissed a girl a while back and she said, "Wow, you're random" and I still don't know if I was meant to thank her for her kind words or tell her to get stuffed.

Perseus said...

Parlance

Louche said...

Random is quite literal, even in teen-spk.

It means, weird, unexpected, etc.

Did you happen to pash her as she came out of a bathroom stall or something?

Boogeyman said...

I recall Hambo once got called 'too random' by some girl who dumped him, so I take it it wasn't a compliment (unless she was letting him down gently). So there you go Perseus - your love life has reached par with Hambo's.

melbgirltakeonthings said...

I can say 'random' is not such a good thing to be called. My three kids use 'random' as a negative and it often goes together with 'freak.' Sorry, Perseus.

Also, re the Australian being crap, that's old news. I have been trying to foment this opinion as my own personal propaganda for a few years. It's just a tabloid dressed up as a broadsheet. Look to the publisher, and look at what else he/they publish around the world, and there you have it, clear as day. Compare the pic selections and headlines with the lesser bad the Age, and the Oz just screams low-brow. Page 3 boob-girls will be in there soon, mark my words.

Perseus said...

Well she kept pashing me, so it can't have been all bad. She just refused to let me impregnate her woman parts with my seed (yes, I asked, using those words. Wine makes madmen of us.)

This new Comment thing is shitting me. I type, then I have to keep signing in and then coming back and starting again. Hate it.

Hey Google, FAIL.

Boogeyman said...

Perseus, use Firefox and open threads in tabs. The browser will remember who you are.

Perseus said...

Okay. First, what's a firefox?

squib said...

There's no hope

WitchOne said...

Ooooh, looky a new comment thingy.

Quiggin was right.

patchouligirl said...

Perseus is a Mozilla Firefox virgin! I cant remember now but when you used to click on someones name in the 'thus spake peoples' list it went to their profile didn't it? Now it goes to the relevant post which is better.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Mind you, the ABC isn't much better.

Lead story on the 7:45 billetin

"The Federal Government is facing a backlash..."

Which prompted my call of

HOW THE FUCK WOULD YOU KNOW.

Early shift makes Ramon a grumpy panda.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

And, and.

ABC2 has replaced Father Ted with Spics and Specs.

Spics and Specs, I ask you.

If I wanted to watch Spics and Specs, I'd have three-quarters of my brain removed.

WitchOne said...

Patch, for me it went to the relevant post for that person, now I click on it and it takes me to the relevant article, then I need to scroll down to get the post.

Annoying.

Plus I now have to sign in everytime I go to this page, it used to sign me in automatically.

Bugger!

Boogeyman said...

Stop complaining. I could always set it to take you to some random NSFW site every now and then, yunno.

catlick said...
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catlick said...

This is fun.

Puss In Boots said...

They did that with the transcript of Sarah Palin's responses in her debate with Joe Biden, Catlick. One of the most prominent words was "also".

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

That did that "word net" thingie with TSFKA.

Can I find it again?

Can I fuck!

Stubbadub said...

ABC2 has replaced Father Ted with Spics and Specs.
Not true Ramon. Father Ted was replaced a couple of weeks back with something far, far worse.

Women’s Basketball League.

But on a bright note, ABC2 have started a new show on Thursday nights called “Review With Myles Barlow”.

I would describe it as random in almost the same way I would describe League of Gentleman as random.

catlick said...

I did it with a post from here Puss. I leave it to you to guess what the most prominent words were.

eat my shorts said...

ABC2 has replaced Father Ted with Spics and Specs.

Fecking gobshite!