EDITOR NAMED

Just announced: new editor-in-chief of the Bulletin is John Lehmann, late of the Australian and the New York Post.

Posted by Tim B. on 06/27/2006 at 01:37 AM
    1. Tim! Like Australia vs Italy, You Wuz Ribbed!

      Posted by Zoe Brain on 2006 06 27 at 02:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. Wasn’t he the whoopsie in “Are You Being Served”?

      Posted by Habib on 2006 06 27 at 02:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. He’s the German goalkeeper isn’t he?

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2006 06 27 at 02:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. Sorry if I scared you with my comment about ‘working under Margo’, Tim. No disturbing nightmares were intended.
      Safe now anyway!

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2006 06 27 at 02:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. This is only a minor setback to our overall plans, Tim. It is not too late for us to launch a takeover bid of the award winning internet site, Webdiary.

      With my managerial nouse, and with your endless supplies of both funds and hard work, I honestly cannot see how I can go wrong…

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 06 27 at 02:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #2 Habib

      No, John Lehmann is actually the son of actress Val Lehmann (Queen Bea) and Lizzy Birdsworth from the 80’s drama Prisoner. Do not mess with him around the steam press.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 06 27 at 02:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. What? No one from Fairfax was available?

      #6 He’s also related to Lehmann Bros venture capitalists and coincidently, brother of Peter Lehmann, winemaker.

      Posted by Nic on 2006 06 27 at 03:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. Condolences Tim.

      I’m a real fan of the Bully and am happy though extremely surprised it is still produced considering it’s very low circulation.

      Anyone who doesn’t subscribe, I’d recommend doing so as it’s a high quality mag – except for the back page of course;)

      Posted by gustov_deleft on 2006 06 27 at 03:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. #9 Daphne

      1) ask them to check all your spelling and grammar properly

      2) insist they fix your plageurism and factual errors.

      Always appreciate a good belly laugh in the evening.

      Posted by gustov_deleft on 2006 06 27 at 06:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Wow Daphne, this is the biggest story since Watergate.

      Some bizarre example of a plural/singular conflation, and a passage that allows you to ride the old “all Palestinian’s are suicide bombers” hobby horse.  Powerful stuff.

      Antony is most certainly a mummy’s boy, but your “critique” is pathetic.

      Posted by gustov_deleft on 2006 06 27 at 07:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. Any relation to the “Bouffant Boof”, beer swilling, left arm orthodox spinner who couldn’t get a ball off straight? Could bat occassionally though.

      Posted by Whale Spinor on 2006 06 27 at 07:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. Daphne, did Lowest-sting actually use “AIJAC”? Having read enough of that Low-life, and finding my vomit monitor off the chart, I wouldn’t bother to check. In any case, it’s “AIPAC”, a significant difference. Mr. or Ms. deLeft, what you treat as minor oversights are basic symptoms of laziness, stupidity and ignorance that, in many cases, produce false, biased reporting. Of course, in accordance with the rules of leftoids, you attempt steer the main discussion in this post off course to concentrate on trivialities.
      Oh, by the way, I do believe all Palestinians are suicide inclined, as bombers or otherwise. How explain their embrace of a vicious, self-destructive band of thugs, Hamas? And did they not start the plague of suicide bomnbings? (Or am I guilty of plaguerism?)

      Posted by stats on 2006 06 27 at 08:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Be interested in seeing a biography of your new overlord, Tim – might just have to buy a copy of the Bulletin …

      Daphne – thanks for the quick overview.

      Gustov – you’re a little touchy, especially on the subject of Loewenstein. Why is that?

      Posted by TimT on 2006 06 27 at 08:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. “… the book is one of the greatest on the market and Antony, on his worst day, is a zillion times the person and thinker that Daphne is on her best.”

      – gustov_deleft

      Posted by PW on 2006 06 27 at 09:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh, DeLeft, I notice that you have chosen “Watergate” as the baseline comparison for ‘important’ events. Of course, Watergate and Vietnam were the most important events of the (last) century. Nothing of note has happened since, certainly not suicide bombings resulting in the deaths of innocents. As your hero John Kerry says,this terrorism is simply a “nuisance”.

      Posted by stats on 2006 06 27 at 09:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. As your hero John Kerry says,this terrorism is simply a “nuisance”.

      I wouldn’t know John Kerry if he walked into my living room.

      Gustov – you’re a little touchy, especially on the subject of Loewenstein. Why is that?

      I’m not.  As I said, Loewy is most certainly a mummy’s boy.  I just found Daphne’s cutting remarks to be rather piss-weak. If he/she uncovers more than a questionable gramatical error then I’m all ears.

      Posted by gustov_deleft on 2006 06 27 at 09:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. The New York Post?  Oh, great another hippie…

      Gustov — The sheer intellectual dishonesty it takes to claim you “wouldn’t recognize John Kerry…” is either awe-spiring in itself, insulting to the readers of this blog, or as embarrassing as one of Kerry’s straight-from-the-last-video-he-rented war stories.  Your pick.
      Hey, that’s a thought!  Can we get Kerry a set of the American Ninja DVD’s?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 06 27 at 09:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. Daphne,

      Love your cheeky little expose.
      Keep the pre-release updates coming.

      Gustov,

      You really are a little touchy. Knowing he is a mummy’s boy and being so concerned about “cutting remarks” I’m guessing you must be his dad?

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 2006 06 27 at 09:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Gustov — The sheer intellectual dishonesty it takes to claim you “wouldn’t recognize John Kerry…” is either awe-spiring in itself, insulting to the readers of this blog, or as embarrassing as one of Kerry’s straight-from-the-last-video-he-rented war stories.  Your pick.

      Why on earth would you say that?  I’m not American, nor do I have any interest in American politics.  Do you think that your average American would know Kim Beasley if he walked into their living room?  If you didn’t read this blog, would you even know who Beasley is?

      Posted by gustov_deleft on 2006 06 27 at 10:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hint:  Kim Beasley is the second blimp from the left in the Macy’s Parade.

      Posted by Stop Continental Drift! on 2006 06 27 at 10:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. I must say DeLeft thatThe sheer intellectual dishonesty it takes to claim you “wouldn’t recognize John Kerry…” is either awe-spiring… or a sign of such ignorance that you have no right to an opinion on any subject, including spelling and grammar . Every leftoid in the world was rooting for Kerry to upset Bush in the last American presidential election, and the K. horseface blossomed on every media type. But I’m inclined to believe you if you tell me that you never heard of Jaques Chirac, Tony Blair, Putin, Rumsfeld, Hugh Hefner.

      Posted by stats on 2006 06 27 at 10:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. “all Palestinian’s are suicide bombers”

      At least she knows better than to use an apostrophe in a plural noun.

      Posted by Achillea on 2006 06 27 at 10:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. Gah!  Watergate and Vietnam as the two most important events of the 20th century!

      Forget about WWI, WWII, the Great Depression, the assassination of McKinley, the end of the Boer War, the Panama Canal, the Russo-Japanese War, the founding of Sein Fein, the founding of the IWW, the assassinations of King Alexander I and Queen Durga and King Carlos and heaps of other royalty including the Tsar and Tsarina, the rapid deposition of various Shahs and Sultans like Abdul Hamid II and Mohammed Ali, the founding of the NAACP, and…and…

      but no.  All these events PALE in comparison to fucking Watergate and the fucking Vietnam war.  All of history began in the 1960s, and everything before that was just background for the rise of hippiedom.  GAH!

      Posted by ushie on 2006 06 27 at 11:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. 14. Wow Daphne, this is the biggest story since Watergate.
      Posted by gustov_deleft
      23. …nor do I have any interest in American politics.
      Posted by gustov_deleft

      Well, maybe just a little interest.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 06 27 at 11:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. And who in the hell is Kim Beasley???
      sorry, couldn’t resist

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 06 27 at 11:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. You got it, Ushie. Viet Nam and Watergate are the beginning of history. I understand they’re changing the calendar to reflect that.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 06 27 at 12:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Note: posts from Daphne have been deleted at her request.

      Posted by Tim B. on 2006 06 27 at 12:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ok, so we went from the Julian to the Gregorian (I think) so what will the new calendar be called, Kyda?

      Posted by ushie on 2006 06 27 at 12:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. If you didn’t read this blog, would you even know who Beasley is?

      Let’s turn this around: You are reading this blog, yet you claim you wouldn’t recognize John Kerry despite the ample amount of Kerry items over the past two years? That doesn’t reflect too well on either your reading comprehension or your medium- and long-term memory.

      No wonder you’re a lefty, one is tempted to say.

      Posted by PW on 2006 06 27 at 01:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. #23 Ushie, #26 Kyda: Sorry if I was misunderstood in #15. Forgot s/.

      Posted by stats on 2006 06 27 at 01:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well, when you’re a Lefty and obviously losing the argument, you either: a) change the subject; b) denounce Bush; c) claim ignorance (real popular since on average they are uncommonly ignorant); or d) all of the above.  Mr/Ms deleft will undoubtedly be filling out the rest soon.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2006 06 27 at 03:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. Stats: Can’t speak for Ushie, of course, but I think we’re both ragging with you, not on you.

      Ushie: The Hippidian?

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 06 27 at 04:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. According to this website, it’s Beazley.

      By the way, Gustov, the way people in the twenty-first century find out who people are who are discussed on websites is use these things called “search engines.” One such widely-used website is “Google.com.” It’s where I found out who “Kim Beasley” was. I’m sure if I saw a few more pics of him here and there I’d “know him by sight.”

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 06 27 at 06:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. According to this website, it’s Beazley.
      In this household, it’s that pompous windbag… tedious drone…
      (fades out muttering obscenities)

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2006 06 27 at 07:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. According to this website, it’s Beazley.

      Well, there ya go.  A full time Aussie, with good interest in politics and I didn’t even know how to spell the Leader of the Opposition’s name.

      A good feeling, actually.

      Posted by Stop Continental Drift! on 2006 06 27 at 08:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. Texas Bob—Wasn’t Kim Beasley the housekeeper on Brady Bunch?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 06 27 at 08:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well, when you’re a Lefty and obviously losing the argument, you either: a) change the subject; b) denounce Bush; c) claim ignorance (real popular since on average they are uncommonly ignorant); or d) all of the above.  Mr/Ms deleft will undoubtedly be filling out the rest soon.

      Sorry, what was the argument?  I’m not arguing anything.  I just said I wouldn’t know Kerry if he walked into my house.

      Posted by gustov_deleft on 2006 06 27 at 10:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. yes you would.  Your wallet would be empty, the cookie tin missing, the wine rack pilfered and your poodle pregnant.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 06 27 at 10:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. This predeliction for public self-immolation, this perverse and frankly pitiable exposure of themselves to obloquoy, derision and reproach—whether mild or acerbic—from their intellectual and literary betters in this place is an attribute of the leftist contributors here that sickens me (almost) beyond words.

      Is there none among them capable of acquitting themselves effectively within this arena for the causes they purport to hold so dear?

      What has become of us all, that challenging, reasoned discourse appears time and again to be the sole province of those with whom we already largely agree—in principle if not in detail?

      Must we continue to filter through the noisome dregs of this tainted cask that passes for dialectic from the left—devoid of spirit, unleavened by thoughtful consideration or rhetorical rigour?

      I grow tired of the “plonk”, the “beaujolais nouveau” that is continually served up by ces arrivistes. Bring me something with a rich & fruity turn of phrase, something underpinned by generous amounts of smoky, oaken profundity; nicely structured tannins of wit and penetrating ripe cherry nuances—a maieutic mead to refresh my mind and reinvigorate my mind.

      Posted by MentalFloss on 2006 06 27 at 11:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. I have to say removing a post does make the thread a bit confusing…..

      Posted by casanova on 2006 06 27 at 11:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. I don’t know what you’re putting in your coffee, MentalFloss, but I could sure do with a swig of it.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2006 06 28 at 12:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. #39. MF, You talk real purty. I likes the way you talk.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 06 28 at 01:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. #33 Beazley aka Kimbo and Bomber…

      Posted by crash on 2006 06 28 at 09:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Wasn’t Kim Beasley the housekeeper on Brady Bunch?”

      No, that was the name of the doll on “Family Affair.”

      Stats, I’m with Kyda—ragging WITH you, not against you.

      And the comment at #38 is sheer brilliance.

      Posted by ushie on 2006 06 28 at 11:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. But is he good at making the “Bulletin” Sandwich like Tim Tam?

      Why can’t Tim be the Chief sandwich maker?

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 06 28 at 06:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. Who gives two shits who is telling you what to do now? If you really want to perform a public service, give us a scoop on Eddie’s latest attempts to crush dissent.

      Or is the only real point of this bloated blogmire to provide an avenue for you to crawl up your masters’ khyber passes?

      Posted by Miranda Divide on 2006 06 29 at 06:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. #46: See #39

      Posted by MentalFloss on 2006 06 29 at 06:32 PM • permalink

 

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