Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Australian. Oh dear.

The Australian's latest columnist "Why I want to bite Kevin Rudd in the head".

Very interesting and well written piece, looking at the troubles over at The Australian, on the Australian internet magazine Inside Story.

The only comment I'll make is to replay Julia Gillard's crack - something along the lines of "If The Australian published yesterday's football scores, I'd still want to double check".

And is it just me or is Janet Albrechtsen increasingly looking like she's about to go postal in the ALP caucus room with a butter knife?

32 comments:

Leilani said...

Off topic but quickly can you nominate Victoria's crappest country town for me? I need one urgently.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Moe.

Perseus said...

Morwell's worse.

Personally, I like The Australian on weekends. The Saturday Age is an over-rated piece of shit. I use it to get the potbelly going.

Mr E Discharge said...
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Leilani said...

Moe's bad but too obvious, I was told West Wyalong's a hole but I've never been there.

Perseus said...

For non-obvious I recommend Birregurra. When you drive into town you can see the guns pointing out the windows. Also, they have an annual ute festival.

Or there's always Mirboo North. Inbreeds.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Most of Gippsland is pretty scary.

And Crikey's been pretty shit, of late.

catlick said...

Bena. I know you've never heard of it. It is a speed trap held together by a rogue's second hand shed and a grocery/postoffice.

wari lasi said...

And Crikey's been pretty shit, of late.

A bit. I still prefer it to the mainstream press though. I like Guy Rundle's work and First Dog. Bernard Keane is hard to read.

eat my shorts said...

"Caucus"

I love that word.

Do things ever get raucous in the caucus?

WitchOne said...

My Pa believes The Australian is the only real newspaper in the country! He reads it religiously and writes in regularly!

Fad MD said...

And Crikey's been pretty shit, of late.

Catblogging being a prime example of this.

Dr. Golf said...

I'd be looking in irrigation country, e.g. Tatura, or worse still former-irrigation country e.g. Kerang.

Special mentions to Ouyen and Kaniva.

West Wylong is in New South.

Perseus said...

Oi, Dr. Golf. You leave Ouyen alone. A fine place it is. Only awesome people come from Ouyen.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Do things ever get raucous in the caucus?

Yes EMS.

Yes, they do.

wari lasi said...

Credit where it's due. Yesterday I said Bernard Keane is hard to read and then he delivered an excellent article on Hu and Australians incarcerated overseas.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I've always like Bern's stuff.

Guy Rundle I hate with a passion.

wari lasi said...

Guy Rundle I hate with a passion

May I ask why Ramon? He seems to be somewhat of a political scientist, like yourself. Professional rivalry perhaps?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I find him neither intelligent or original, a pale Hunter S Thompson wanna be.

Also - we seem to be getting a hammering in the cricket.

wari lasi said...

There's no "seem to be" about it. We're getting hammered. Punter got a bit unlucky though.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Punter is a useless, fat idiot.

wari lasi said...

Great batsman (normally) crap skipper. Putting North on when he did? Fucking stupid.

eat my shorts said...

Punter is a useless, fat idiot.

Now this I'll take issue with. Useless? Yes. Idiot? Undoubtedly. Fat? Uh, I don't think so.

I'm old/young enough to remember a certain Merv Hughes and a certain Mark "Tubby" Taylor (I mean, it's right there in his name) and a certain Shane "I'm a fat, sleazy prick" Warne. Those guys you could safely call "on the larger side".

Ponting's a douche, but he's not a fat douche.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I mean he's mentally fat.

Does that even make sense?

Melba said...

I get you Ramon. You can call someone a big, fat idiot. It's attributing largeness to the idiot part, not to the person's body.

Kids understand this type of sentence structure.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Thank you Melba.

Sometimes I confuse even myself.

eat my shorts said...

Oh!

Right. You mean a "BIGFATIDIOT!"

Gotcha.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Although if they in fact manage to pull off a win tonight, I reserve the right to pretend I never said any of this.

Fad MD said...

If they win tonight it won't have had a lot to do with Punter.

The smh has summed him up though, check out the picture at:
http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/cricket/2009/07/20/1247941860973.html

wari lasi said...

Every time he gets interviewed and he hasn't shaved I shudder. But only because of Ramon.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

115-run loss.

Punter is a useless, fat idiot.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

And would it kill you to shave, you slob?