BLOGGER RULES POLITICS

Tim Dunlop teases his powerful audience:

We use similar tracking software here at Blogocracy to trace the source of comments. Actually, that’s not true. But that sound you just heard was a hundred chins hitting their desks in political party offices across the country.

Lefty bloggers never lack for confidence.

Posted by Tim B. on 08/28/2007 at 04:52 AM
    1. Look at LP. The source IP’s are sociology departments at Dawkins Universities, cafes in Newtown, the odd women’s refuge and those stealing net access from their neighbours, ‘taking it to the man’.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 08 28 at 04:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. Retread …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 28 at 04:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. 99% of which were Labor ones.

      retread – nice 😉

      Posted by peter m on 2007 08 28 at 05:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. That sound you heard was Dunlop’s fist pumping furiously under the desk while he types with one hand.

      Posted by Phranger on 2007 08 28 at 05:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. The ECLIPSE is starting!!!!
      Aussies only, sorry!!!
Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 28 at 05:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. #5

      Bad Moon Rising, Creedence…

      It’s Glowball A-Warmin’!

      Hurricanes and all!

      I see the bad moon arising.
      I see trouble on the way.
      I see earthquakes and lightnin.
      I see bad times today.

      Chorus:
      Dont go around tonight,
      Well, its bound to take your life,
      Theres a bad moon on the rise.

      I hear hurricanes ablowing.
      I know the end is coming soon.
      I fear rivers over flowing.
      I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

      Chorus
      All right!

      Hope you got your things together.
      Hope you are quite prepared to die.
      Looks like were in for nasty weather.
      One eye is taken for an eye.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 28 at 05:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. But that sound you just heard was a hundred chins hitting their desks in political party offices across the country.

      What he failed to mention was that each and every one of those hundred chins belong to Kim Beazley.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 08 28 at 05:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. Eclipse webcam. Make YOUR 8c work!

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 28 at 05:44 AM • permalink

 

 

    1. Damn cloud cover in Melbourne! Can’t see a thing!

      Posted by SouthernCrusader on 2007 08 28 at 06:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. Tim Dunlop will need to find a new job if Howard loses. 90% of his blog is hate Howard garbage.

      Posted by lingus4 on 2007 08 28 at 06:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. #5 Pogria

      “Bzzzzzzt!”  But thanks for playing the game.  I’m in Texas and stayed up to watch it.  Went full eclipse 25 minutes ago.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 08 28 at 06:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. #12,

      Damn you Hucbald!!!

      It was supposed to be a secret!!!! 😉

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 28 at 06:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. Apologies for diverting attention from the eclipse, but I just love the way he brags about having a hundred readers.

      A hole hundrid. OooooooDoes that in-clood tha veer-ee sloooooow reee-ders?

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 28 at 06:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. #14
      I dunno, Swinish. I think there’s a connection there with the Eclipse and Dungloop.
      He’s as bright as a blackout.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 28 at 06:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. Full moon or eclipse – they bring out the froot loops!

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 08 28 at 07:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. #7

      A Texan dude stationed in Germany just made me laugh with a joke about a former Australian opposition leader.

      This interweb thing is freaking me out.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 28 at 07:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. #13 Pogria

      Hehehe.

      Easily the most spectacular lunar eclipse I’ve ever seen: Clear skies, 4,500 foot elevation, dead calm, no light pollution, and 68 degrees F.  Amazing.

      It was cloudy here for the one earlier this year.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 08 28 at 07:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. I thought News Ltd had dropped Dunlops; I’m free if they want someone who resembles the Michelin Man.

      If Dunlops grip on reality is like his namesakes grip on the bitumen there’s going to be a lot of skidmarks turning up- surely it’s about time an editor tapped him on the shoulder and told him he’s burnt out, the Radical Radial’s sounding more and more like a Bandag’d Phillip Adams by the minute.

      Perhaps some acupuncture might help, or at least have him fitted with a tube.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 08 28 at 07:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Has anyone noticed the inmates have taken over his old site. They’re scream.

      Posted by ice on 2007 08 28 at 07:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. #17 I’m glad you enjoyed it Margos, but truth be told, I wasted about 15 minutes surfing through pictures of Australian Parliament members to find just the right target.  Apparently, most of the left minded Australian politicians are rather trim.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 08 28 at 07:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. Eclipse, you say?

      That was a horse I kept betting. Damn thing would have lost a one horse race and it being THE only horse.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 28 at 07:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #21

      Apparently, most of the left minded Australian politicians are rather trim.

      It’s the mung beans and tofu.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 28 at 07:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. DAMN! Wrong thread for my…#22, but someone here did mention the name…:).

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 28 at 07:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. Clouds finally cleared down here, awesome view. Almost like seeing Mars up close.

      Posted by SouthernCrusader on 2007 08 28 at 08:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. It was eleven-tenths cloud cover in Perth anyway. So I stayed at the computer and produced this.

      And, in the interests of balance, this.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 28 at 08:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. Confident but stupid…

      Dunlop writes: “Wikiscanner is a software program used by the people at Wikipedia to track who is editing the articles on this user-generated, online encyclopaedia.”

      Not it’s not. Virgil Griffith at Caltech developed the Wikipedia Edit Scanner without Wikipedia’s knowledge. It’s a web tool that searches the list of edits at Wikipedia and ties them to known IP addresses of groups and organisations.

      You can see (and use) it here. It’s great.

      Oh, and good to see Dunlop getting around to this about 10 days after the fact.

      Posted by Hanyu on 2007 08 28 at 10:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. I saw it about 4AM this morning and the coloration was just astounding.

      El Cid

      You bet the same horse?  Rustbucket in the 5th?

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 28 at 10:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. #23, kae:

      They do put the effort into keeping their girlish figures. Never know when the Cult of Personality of their dreams will come along and sweep them off their feet and steal their hearts… and minds.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 28 at 01:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. #29
      Minds already stolen.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 28 at 03:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. That last like reminded me – did Bryan Law ever pull his stunt? And if so, did they lock his sorry ass up for being an unidentified vagrant?

      Posted by mojo on 2007 08 28 at 04:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. #21 TB
      Lean ‘n’ mean?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 28 at 07:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. #4
      The sound of one hand whacking?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 28 at 07:28 PM • permalink

 

  1. nic—I am NOT stealing net access from my neighbors.  Is it my fault their signal comes floating into my apartment?  Hell, I ought to sue them for trespass, littering and exposing me to that nasty electromagnetic radiation….

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 08 28 at 08:04 PM • permalink