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Back in Australia. Situation still ridiculous:

The man who once embraced radical Islam and Osama bin Laden now says he wants to help save the environment, and identifies his new guru as Australian of the Year Tim Flannery …

Asked if he would be prepared to advise Hicks, Flannery told The Bulletin: “Of course I would - why wouldn’t you?

People who’ve had a hard life often find nature a more easy and forgiving place to engage,” Flannery says. “The natural world offers you some solace.”

It’s good to be home. Regular posting rate to be resumed shortly.

Posted by Tim B. on 08/14/2007 at 10:27 PM
  1. WELCOME BACK!!!!

    XXXOOOOXXX


    Hope you didn’t think about us too much!!!

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 14 at 10:36 PM • permalink

  2. More ridiculous since you’ve been away.
    I see a pattern.

    Hicks is an idiot. So is Flannery.
    I see a pattern.

    I see where it, the link, came from. I have to go and hose out my letterbox.

    Welcome back.

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 14 at 10:37 PM • permalink

  3. “The natural world offers you some solace.”

    After a hard days jihading, I like nothing better than reclining by a mountain stream and listening to bird song.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 14 at 10:37 PM • permalink

  4. “People who’ve had a hard life often find nature a more easy and forgiving place to engage,” Flannery says. “The natural world offers you some solace.”

    I thought, since we are killing Gaia, that she was trying to kill us back.  My bad.

    Welcome back.  Don’t mind the mess.  Paco’s Ace Cleaning Organization will be along to clean it up shortly.

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 08 14 at 10:43 PM • permalink

  5. 1618dumpsTimTam

    Welcome back.

    Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 14 at 10:43 PM • permalink

  6. Maybe Hicks will blow himself (to protest Goreball Warmening, of course) and take Flummery with him.  Or would that be too much to ask?

    Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 08 14 at 10:45 PM • permalink

  7. Welcome home, Tim! Hope you didn’t forget to bring back a DVD of Bingley singing hymns. Of course, you won’t be able to play it on your own DVD player because that got broken during the Vespa races we were having in your living room. But as soon as the new transformer is installed outside of your building, Skeeter is going to let you have a “loaner” so we can all watch Bingley while we soak on a few cold ones on the dirt patch where your deck used to be.

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 14 at 10:46 PM • permalink

  8. #6
    I think you left off an ‘up’. I think.

    No great loss if he does. Will the greenies complain if he does it in the forest?

    If Hicks blows up in the forest will anyone care hear?

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 14 at 10:48 PM • permalink

  9. It makes perfect sense. After all, Hicks wants to kill you, nature wants to kill you. They’re kindred spirits, really.

    Posted by JSchuler on 2007 08 14 at 10:49 PM • permalink

  10. All right! Our dealers back! Everybody form an orderly queue, there’s plenty of snark for everyone.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 14 at 10:51 PM • permalink

  11. It’s easy to see the connection: Flannery and the Islamists both want to reduce the population of Australia.

    Posted by Imre on 2007 08 14 at 10:53 PM • permalink

  12. What did you bring us????

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 14 at 11:00 PM • permalink

  13. I told you he’d come crawling back, 1.6.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 14 at 11:05 PM • permalink

  14. “People who’ve had a hard life often find nature a more easy and forgiving place to engage,” Flannery says.

    Well, not always.

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 14 at 11:07 PM • permalink

  15. Welcome back to the Internets!

    Re Flannery, there’s nothing in this Wiki to support my contention that noted 1970’s naturist Euell Gibbons built bombs for the Symbionese Liberation Army but the mental image is pleasing.

    Posted by JDB on 2007 08 14 at 11:16 PM • permalink

  16. Hold the bloody phone. I thought poor lil’ Backpackin’ Dave wanted to join the “booming mining industry”???

    I’m beginning to the think these Hicks may not be true to their word.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 14 at 11:22 PM • permalink

  17. Maybe Mo could use his telescope for birdwatching tours.

    By the way, I’d like to know why Mo gets his advice for free, when it costs 50 grand for the rest of us.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 14 at 11:23 PM • permalink

  18. Welcome back, Tim!

    Is gay marriage legal in Australia?  If not, could Hicks and Flannery register as domestic partners?

    Posted by Mystery Meat on 2007 08 14 at 11:33 PM • permalink

  19. Hicks wants to work with nature.  I say give him a snorkel and send him to count Great Whites on the Great Barrier Reef…

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 08 15 at 12:00 AM • permalink

  20. What an interesting alliance - greenies and Islamists. What will be next? Gays and Islamists? Oh, that’s right - that’s already occurred.

    But Islamists don’t like trees and nature anyway so it seems that Dawood is getting himself more confused, as is his wont.

    Posted by The Best Infidel on 2007 08 15 at 12:02 AM • permalink

  21. #19 Richard M:

    You don’t get Great Whites (or any sort of predatory shark) on the GBR. 

    They apparently don’t like scratching their tummies on sharp coral, and avoid the place.

    Nonetheless, counting sharks in the Southern Ocean may well be an option….

    Posted by Kaboom on 2007 08 15 at 12:12 AM • permalink

  22. Two Australians Of the Year!

    Posted by anthony_r on 2007 08 15 at 12:21 AM • permalink

  23. The natural world offers solace…provided all necessary mod-cons are within reach.

    #6
    I think you left off an ‘up’. I think.

    Definitely not, I’d say.

    Posted by Dminor on 2007 08 15 at 12:39 AM • permalink

  24. We’re designing the joint monument to Hicks and Flannery…do you want them mounted?...no, just shaking hands will be fine…

    Posted by cuckoo on 2007 08 15 at 01:21 AM • permalink

  25. Too bad his actual situation didn’t match the Flannery hyperbole.

    Couldn’t we get a Mulligan or do over on this?  Is rendition still an option?

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 15 at 01:27 AM • permalink

  26. Asked if he would be prepared to advise Hicks, Flannery told The Bulletin: “Of course I would - why wouldn’t you?

    I’ve got some terrific advice for Hicks right here.

    Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 08 15 at 01:43 AM • permalink

  27. I wonder if they will disagree over nuclear power? Dawood’s former mentor thought it was a swell idea. And is Geothermia part of The Caliphate?

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 15 at 01:49 AM • permalink

  28. Glad you’re back Tim.
    In your absence things have gotten a little crazy.
    Margo Kingston is posting some absolute gold over at Bolt’s blog. Doesn’t seem you can permalink to comments there so here is some of her latest work.

    Well done Joe of Geelong for being the lone dissenting voice of reason.
    If there are still any doubters out there you don’t exactly have to wade volumes of scientific papers to conclusive evidence.
    Watch Al Gore’s movie The Inconvenient Truth, there is all the hard evidence you need!
    MargoK of Nerang
    Tue 14 Aug 07 (03:24pm)

    Why didn’t I realise that I’d be open to snide attacks on this forum. Honestly I couldn’t give a stuff.
    And regarding Al Gore’s documentary. Plenty of intellectual rigour has been applied to content of The Inconvenient Truth otherwise it could not be classified as a documentary. All of us don’t have to be experts in a field in order to comment, that’s why we have bodies like the IPCC to give us imformation we can trust.
    From now on try holding onto your nasty comments and concentrate on the urgent issue we have before us. I’ve become perceptive enough about a thing or two so far in my career to see that this issue is for real. Andrew is one of only a small handful of australian journalists to take the crazy position of denying the existence of Global Warming.
    MargoK of Nerang
    Wed 15 Aug 07 (07:55am)

    Posted by Hank Reardon on 2007 08 15 at 01:59 AM • permalink

  29. If Hicks wants to work with nature, drop him in the middle of the Outback with only a pair of sandals, a knife, and a copy of the Koran.  All three items will be very useful towards his survival.

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 08 15 at 02:04 AM • permalink

  30. #28
    It appeers shees got her spel chck wurkin.


    Trust the IPCC? Sure.

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 15 at 02:04 AM • permalink

  31. #30 Hi Kae

    Might want to look again, I still picked up a couple of spelling errors and her first post seems to be missing a number of words. Given those and the idiocy of her posts that adds up to an authentic Margo literary fingerprint IMHO.

    Posted by Hank Reardon on 2007 08 15 at 02:12 AM • permalink

  32. Brrring brrring, brrring brrrring.

    TF: 2007 Australian of the Year, good afternoon, who may this be?

    MD: Mo Dawood here imperialist dog. Guess what? They let me out of prison, so I thought I might ring you for some advice about my career path.

    TF: Oh yes, Mo, I’ve been expecting this call. So you want to be an environmentalist? For most people I charge $50,000 for this kind of advice, but for jihadists like you, it’s free.

    MD: Sweet. Yeah, well my first choice was a job in the booming mining industry, but they started getting suspicious when I asked them about where they keep the TNT. Also, there were way too many qualifications required. So what kind of qualifications do I need to become an environmentalist?

    TF: Qualifications? Ha, ha, ha! Good one Mo - you’re killin’ me…

    MD: Go ahead infidel scum. Seriously, make my day.

    TF: Good joke Mo. Now if you want to be an environmentalist, you need to go where the big bucks are - and we’re talking climate change activism! The best bit is you don’t even need proper qualifications - for example, I’m a palaeontologist.

    MD: What about the babes with big tits.

    TF: Yeah, I know what you’re talkin’ about Mo, and believe me it’s everywhere. At these conferences, there are dozens of young environmentally aware young things who are more than happy to do what they have to before the end of the world. I promise you that as a climate change activist, you will find yourself in an unimagined universe of poontang, or else my middle name is not Fridtjof.

    MD: So what’s the catch?

    TF: No catch really, Mo, though you can’t really be an environmentalist unless you live in the inner city. Oh, and you must be willing to exaggerate like a bitch and have a general disregard for humankind.

    MD: No kidding. I am probably overqualified! When do I get my bazooka back?

    TF: Give us a couple of years, my friend - just a couple more years.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 15 at 02:21 AM • permalink

  33. #32 - 24 carat gold, MM!

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 15 at 02:31 AM • permalink

  34. #28 imformation we can trust.

    Yep, that’s Margo all right.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 15 at 02:32 AM • permalink

  35. It’s no surprise really.  He’s just swapping one religion for another.

    Mrs A

    Posted by Apparatchik on 2007 08 15 at 02:33 AM • permalink

  36. #31

    Oh, thanks Hank (cleaning glasses).

    As pointed out by others, this is just gold:

    Watch Al Gore’s movie The Inconvenient Truth, there is all the hard evidence you need!

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 15 at 02:41 AM • permalink

  37. Watch Al Gore’s movie The Inconvenient Truth, there is all the hard evidence you need!

    Does this constitute a confession that the likes of MargoK don’t need any hard evidence?

    Posted by EdwardM on 2007 08 15 at 02:50 AM • permalink

  38. O/T
    Talk on TEN news that Bradley Murdoch may do a deal to be placed in a prison closer to his family. The deal is that he will tell where Peter Falconio’s body is.

    This would be great for the Falconio family. They can say goodbye to their son, brother, lover, and start again.

    Not knowing where he is would be the worst torture.

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 15 at 03:15 AM • permalink

  39. Murdoch. It may only be a rumour… He has denied from the start that he murdered Falconio.

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 15 at 03:18 AM • permalink

  40. Hicks hops from one fucked “religion” to another.

    Posted by Howzat on 2007 08 15 at 03:23 AM • permalink

  41. Andrew is one of only a small handful of australian journalists to take the crazy position of denying the existence of Global Warming.
    MargoK of Nerang

    The issue is not global warming. It is man-made contribution to global warming. She has invented a straw-man.

    Jeez louise, doesn’t she even know to use a capital letter in Australia?

    Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 08 15 at 03:45 AM • permalink

  42. Are you sure it’s the real MaRGROK and not a MargRokBOT? I reckon access to Bolta’s site would be banned from most public libraries.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 15 at 03:50 AM • permalink

  43. Dear TimB,

    I’m glad you’re putting on a brave face after, well, you know. In the future, I hope you’ll be able to post through the tears. Don’t spend all day locked in a dark room crying. Get outside and try to find a new purpose to your life. Get a hobby to take your mind off of her. Knitting or maybe whittling her likeness in broom handles.

    You have the rest of your life to find a pale imitation of her.

    sincerely,
    Col. Milquetoast

    P.S. it’s too late to try to win her back, so don’t try.

    Posted by Col. Milquetoast on 2007 08 15 at 04:04 AM • permalink

  44. Yay fresh thread WELCOME BACK TIM!!!

    Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 15 at 04:06 AM • permalink

  45. #42
    MargRok or MargRokBOT, they’re much the same.

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 15 at 04:08 AM • permalink

  46. #29 Jeffs
    Sandals, a knife, a copy of the Koran? Can I go too? “Two men go out, one man returns?”
    I reckon I’ve got an idea about what to do with the knife, and as for the Koran? Well, it’d be softer on the arse than gum leaves. :)

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 04:15 AM • permalink

  47. #46 now now 185600 be kind.

    It gets pretty cold out there the Koran would be better used for kindling.

    I think if Hicks likes nature so much we should stick him in a shipping container full of fire ants and leave him there.

    Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 15 at 04:20 AM • permalink

  48. #47 Killaette

    You’re probably right, I just thought I could show him where the crocodiles like to breed, up close.
    ‘Cause you can never have enough experiences when it comes to the natural world, especially of the salt water crocodile variety.
    Like the idea about the fire ants, but wouldn’t big bastard meat ants from out west be better?
    Not that I have anything against little Mo, of course, I just want him to experience.  :)

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 04:29 AM • permalink

  49. Fire ants hurt more than meat ants and they poison you aswell they are really superior torturers

    Posted by Killaette on 2007 08 15 at 04:35 AM • permalink

  50. 185600,

    The nurses keep yelling at me!

    But the baby is finally asleep.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 04:39 AM • permalink

  51. Exactly what has happened to poow widdle Fwannewy dat’s made his life so hard?

    I know what’s made other things of his hard, but his life?

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 04:40 AM • permalink

  52. #49 Killaette

    Ok, let’s just make it a combination, and throw some Funnelwebs and an upset Taipan into the mix as well.
    And a camera. Definitely a camera.
    May as well add Flummery to the mix too, although that might constitute cruelty to the insects, arachnids and snake?
    Especially when he starts to talk to them. :)

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 04:42 AM • permalink

  53. Welcome back Tim.

    Hope your return means the Tele will become worth reading again. I was just about ready to cancel my subscription.

    Posted by Renate on 2007 08 15 at 04:45 AM • permalink

  54. Tim,

    Did you try any of that foul stuff that the US sells as ‘Vegemite’?

    It’s enough to make a hard man cry.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 04:47 AM • permalink

  55. #50 Ash_

    The nurses keep yelling? Put the whiskey down, woman, it’s only been a day or two since the birth!  :)

    Congratulations mate, as I said in an earlier post, from one (half) Queensland Eyetie to the newest honourary member of the tribe, welcome Ember!

    Since she was born where she was, she might even qualify for a passport to FNQ.  :)

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 04:47 AM • permalink

  56. #53 - The Tele and The Herald Sun have stunk more than a box of over ripe durians lately (Ackerman and Bolt) excepted. The things they’ve been doing to Rudd are still illegal in many places.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 15 at 04:51 AM • permalink

  57. #55 Apparently I’m not supposed to poke her to wake her up, because she’s just so damn adorable.

    As it happens, the bartender, during the course of proceedings, offered me a bottle of bourbon to dull the pain. It’s funny in hindsight.

    Ember saw a bird yesterday. She was so fascinated. She’s just so bloody beautiful.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 04:52 AM • permalink

  58. #57 Ash_
    I am so envious - about the bourbon, of course. :)
    I’m going back up north tomorrow for a training job, and I can’t wait to see my nephew (4 months) so I can wake him up and annoy his mother. When I got home last, mum actually videoed me playing with him when I wasn’t looking, and the voice over is all about ‘what a wonderful father he’d make’.

    Naturally babies are enthralling, I can’t wait to hold one of my own, although I would probably be scared I’d break them.  :)

    Just remember, if Ember has a life like Flummery’s dad, or God forbid little Mo, she to will have a passion for speaking about things she has no expertise in, or trying to blow up people who don’t follow some crap religion.
    Better she learns how to be a good Italian girl and just spoil the men in her life into an early grave, via good food, attention, nagging, love, nagging, etc.  :)

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 05:01 AM • permalink


  59. #58 I should have taken him up on the offer of the bourbon! That was when it all started, and it would have been far much more fun if I was drunk!

    You’ll be a great dad.

    I’m gonna vet every one of her boyfriends. Neutering, of course.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 05:09 AM • permalink

  60. #60 Ash_

    I don’t know about the neutering, I prefer the ‘invitation’ to see what her dad does for a living, to include a nice little range practice. Once they realise that their hormones will never outrun a bullet (or a vengeful father for that matter), they should get the message.
    Put it this way, they will be under no illusions as to where they stand in the scheme of things, if I ever have a daughter.
    Somewhere under her thumb, if they are acceptable, or under my heel, if they aren’t.
    Still think I’d make a great dad?  :)

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 05:29 AM • permalink

  61. #61 Little hard to do that one without a father on the scene.

    Of course, I could turn Islamic and get Hicksy in to help me out, but I’ve heard he’s not a good shot.

    And yes, yes I do.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 05:35 AM • permalink

  62. #62 Ash_

    Of course, I forgot Hicksy (pity more people didn’t).
    No, probably not a good shot, but hey, if you turn to Islam, he only has to hit you with his fists, or throw petrol on you.
    That would be more his gig, you would think.
    After all, he wasn’t a terrorist was he? Just a poor silly bugger who was looking for adventure.
    Right.
    I’ve got all the adventure he ever needs right here, and I want to thank the USA for feeding him up to slow him down. Poor ol’ Tubby Mo.
    The man is a traitor to his country and a coward for running away and not looking after the kids he fathered.
    Sorry, end of rant.  :)

    Hey, I think that would be good parenthood, my brother in law still brings up the fact that I taught my baby sister how to do a heel palm strike to the nose on any guy who tried to kiss her when she was thirteen.
    BIL: “Don’t you know that someone can get killed if she gets it right?”
    185600: “Um, your point is, exactly?”  :)

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 05:45 AM • permalink

  63. Is anybody going to comment about the departure of the Dark Lord?  Or are you all too busy jockeying for positions in the queue to replace him?

    Or have I simply missed the comments?

    So many questions!

    Posted by PeterTB on 2007 08 15 at 05:47 AM • permalink

  64. I liked the rant. I agree with the rant.

    Say, is there any way we can send money to our US brethren to contribute to the taxes they paid to feed him so he’d waddle slower slow the good guys can catch him faster next time? Y’know, kind of like an IRS Relief fund?

    What’s wrong with teaching your sister that? It’s a skill I need to pick up.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 05:50 AM • permalink

  65. #6
    Maybe Hicks will blow himself ...

    Some jobs he’s just gotta do himself (cos no one else will)?

    Then again, Flummery wants to lead him into the forest ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:00 AM • permalink

  66. #66, egg,

    if Hicks blows Flannery in the forest, will it make a sound?

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 15 at 06:01 AM • permalink

  67. #59
    I recall Pippos from when I was there years ago ... sort of Greek Australia’s answer to Pixie Anne Wheatley, FFS!

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:06 AM • permalink

  68. congrats, _ash!!

    oops, sorrry, put the “_” thingy on the wrong side

    hope i don’t make a habit of that…

    Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 08 15 at 06:06 AM • permalink

  69. #67 Pog
    Dunno, Flummers has prolly blown a seal or two in his day ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:08 AM • permalink

  70. #70, egg_

    I reckon the seals would rather be clubbed, Canadian style, than get blown by Flannery.

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 15 at 06:11 AM • permalink

  71. #70 + 71
    That’d be because the whiskers tickle?

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 15 at 06:14 AM • permalink

  72. #64 PeterTB

    You missed the memo?
    How better to pull the puppet strings than to ‘retire’?
    I have it on good authority (well, okay, Detective Paco) that Wronwright has been seen shredding a lot of paper recently, something about the Dark One ‘having a little more time to go over the books’?

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 06:14 AM • permalink

  73. #72, Kae,
    I was trying for an existentialist joke.

    You know the old saying,

    If a tree falls down in the forest, and there’s no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 15 at 06:15 AM • permalink

  74. #59
    Pippos’ tipoff photos?

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:17 AM • permalink

  75. #74 Pog
    We gotcha (had to tone down the response :)

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:20 AM • permalink

  76. Thanks Mr. Bingley!

    Must fly, she’s stirring. And no, Mr. 185600, I haven’t been poking her!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:21 AM • permalink

  77. Thanks egg_,

    recognition at last!!!!

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 15 at 06:21 AM • permalink

  78. Oh, and 185600, have a safe trip up north too.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:22 AM • permalink

  79. #78 Pog
    Always ... had great fun with The <strike>Crap</strike> Catch Up! :)

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:24 AM • permalink

  80. #80, egg_

    I think the first description was the most appropriate.

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 15 at 06:27 AM • permalink

  81. #67 Pog
    I bet Bob Brown eyed ‘em jealously ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:36 AM • permalink

  82. #75
    Pippos’ ripoff tipoff?

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:38 AM • permalink

  83. What was that place Hitler retreated to?

    From memory Hitler found solace and communed with nature, painting watercolours and plotting destruction.

    How appropriate.

    Adolf Hicks.

    Posted by gubbaboy on 2007 08 15 at 06:38 AM • permalink

  84. #79 Ash_
    Thanks, as long as a pair of bearded fellas, one kinda ‘scientific’ looking, one definitely ‘dickhead wannabe jihadi’ looking don’t get on the plane.  :)

    I’ll be fine, just another job, but you still have to treat it all as ‘live’.
    Just take care of yourself and the future legal defence.
    Dirty Harriet is ‘Filthy Harriet’ about it at the moment though, she actually planned to cook this weekend.  :)
    Prolly didn’t help when I said “don’t worry, it’ll be just as good by the time I get home.”

    No cuddles tonight, methinks.  :)

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 06:39 AM • permalink

  85. #75
    Infomercial time

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:47 AM • permalink

  86. The man who once embraced radical Islam and Osama bin Laden now says he wants to help save the environment, and identifies his new guru as Australian of the Year Tim Flannery

    I can see it now, Hicks and alGor at the same rally….As Hicks yells to the thongs throngs, “Let us save the Earth by blowing it up, whatcha say AL, just happen to have me bomb belt with me”?

    Haven’t you Aussies executed this idiot, yet?

    It’s good to be home.

    Glad you are back safely Tim. Hope that none of the bad Yank traits, rubbed off on you…:). OH! Can we say that you unequivocally turned down the offer to replace Karl Rove?

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 15 at 06:53 AM • permalink

  87. O\T Welcome back, Tim.  I have been with my family in eastern Germany for the past 3 weeks and have not been able to get online a lot.  I am having withdrawals from this site.

    Posted by ladcraig on 2007 08 15 at 06:57 AM • permalink

  88. The man who once embraced radical Islam and Osama bin Laden now says he wants to help save the environment, and identifies his new guru as Australian of the Year Tim Flannery.
    The term Pillow Brain was coined to describe those who showed the impression of the last head to rest on them.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 08 15 at 07:13 AM • permalink

  89. Flannery might find that if he gets too close to Hicks and his cronies lunch will be off the menu.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 08 15 at 07:26 AM • permalink

  90. I still want to talk to David and ask him how they managed to flush those Koreans down the toilet in Gitmo.

    Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 08 15 at 07:45 AM • permalink

  91. #91 Thin and expectant
    Those were North Koreans, and hey, wouldn’t you just wanna try, considering dear leader just made 19 holes in one at golf?

    Ps I hope Mrs Thin and British is going well with the impending?

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 07:49 AM • permalink

  92. Well I guess they were thinner than average then.

    4 weeks to go though starting to be on standby now…...

    Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 08 15 at 07:52 AM • permalink

  93. wb Tim, What did you get us?

    We got you Ember, so fairs fair mate.

    new fridge magnet?  anything dammit!

    Posted by peter m on 2007 08 15 at 07:54 AM • permalink

  94. #94 Peter, the fridge magnets would have to be pretty expensive to equal the pain experienced to get Ember here!

    #93 Thin and Expecting, start getting very nervous. Remember, it could be labour! And the doctor could be wrong about “Nah, she’ll be right mate!”

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 07:58 AM • permalink

  95. #92 Oi, 185600, you may wanna check your email at some point.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 07:59 AM • permalink

  96. #96 Ash_
    If it ticks, the laptop gets it!

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 08:16 AM • permalink

  97. #97 I don’t send e-mail bombs. I haven’t been able to get any advice from Hicksy about how to do it.

    The baby’s so adorable after a feed and when she’s getting all dopey and sleepy.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 08:18 AM • permalink

  98. Ash we want photos

    Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 08 15 at 08:21 AM • permalink

  99. #99 You’ll get a few eventually Thin and Demanding. I just have to have the inclination.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 08:24 AM • permalink

  100. #96 Ash_

    That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, as I said, us sicilians, we make the most beautiful babies!
    You take care of yourself and her, and if you need an extra Godfather, you let me know.

    Hey, it’s Ember’s first topless shoot too!

    If you need anything (Close Personal Protection , etc) let me know. Especially on the ‘J’ front.

    Yours,
    A man concerned about his Future Legal Defence.  :P

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 08:25 AM • permalink

  101. Hey Tim’s back! Where’s the Bonneville porn? I pay good money to something called PACO Industries to come to this site, and I demand my hot rod porn!

    Posted by dean martin on 2007 08 15 at 08:28 AM • permalink

  102. #101 I was hoping you’d like her mate. I’m not Sicilian, but damn man, that’s the one of the highest compliments you can pay out. As it happens, I was a rather hideous looking child. Please don’t make me send you a picture of that!!!

    Hopefully, it’s one of her last topless shoots! And there’s certainly no harm in having an extra (scary) Godfather around.

    I don’t think J will have the stones to appear. He’s a bit of a coward.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 08:33 AM • permalink

  103. #103 Ash_
    Ok, I don’t know if it will work, but I will send you a pic of me as a kid, with my dad. Please don’t laugh too hard?

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 08:36 AM • permalink

  104. #104 I’m sure you were as handsome then as you are now.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 08:42 AM • permalink

  105. #105 Ash_
    Nope, I am a little blonde kid hanging on to his dad for dear life!

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 08:47 AM • permalink

  106. Photo of Ember no. 1

    Photo of Ember no. 2

    Zooming on digital cameras is one of the best creations ever!!!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 08:51 AM • permalink

  107. #106 I can’t wait to see it then!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 08:53 AM • permalink

  108. I hope mine is that gorgeous!

    Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 08 15 at 08:53 AM • permalink

  109. #107 Ash_
    I have to go, I am flying early, I will try to catch you up tomorrow night,catch you and Ember then?

    Night sll

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 08 15 at 08:57 AM • permalink

  110. #109 She’s just like a little alien…

    #110 Sure thing 185600, but we’ll be in a hotel by then, so it’ll be much more comfortable for both of us. So I may be sleeping without being awoken by the Handmaidens of Evil screeching at me to get up and stop neglecting my child (who is usually asleep when they’re doing this).

    I’m still trying to figure out how it’s bad to poke her so she’ll wake up, but bad to sleep while she’s asleep, but good to sit up and watch her sleep when she’s perfectly fine.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 09:00 AM • permalink

  111. Goodness gracious. Situation normal, all Flanneried up.

    Posted by Simon Darkshade on 2007 08 15 at 09:02 AM • permalink

  112. Welcome back, Tim.  I hope (since I am here late) that they cleaned the place up.  Wronwright was particularly selfish and didn’t share the meade. 

    Now that you are home, can you send me some vegemite.  All I have left is a half bottle of marmite from my last trip to Scotland.

    Posted by missred on 2007 08 15 at 09:04 AM • permalink

  113. Ash, she is pretty as pretty can be.

    Posted by missred on 2007 08 15 at 09:05 AM • permalink

  114. Which hospital are you in, I want to make sure I’m never there to get yelled at by the nurses!

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 15 at 09:05 AM • permalink

  115. Thanks Missred. She looks absolutely nothing like me when I was a tacker, but she has a fair dose of whatever-his-name-is in her.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 09:10 AM • permalink

  116. #107 She looks like ‘WTF? Two days ago I was resting in cushioned comfort with an all-you-can-eat service. Now? Strange flashing lights. Probing hard things. They remind me of, what is it? Hard-coded memories.. spiders? Are spiders pink? And do they tickle? Hey! What’s that other pink thing? And why is it being thrust in my face? Wow, that’s not bad… actually, delicious!’

    Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 08 15 at 09:12 AM • permalink

  117. #107: Lovely child, Ash. BTW, is it my imagination, or has Wronwright failed to appear ever since Missred (winner of the Ash baby pool) tabbed him as the person who has to send in his baby picture?

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 15 at 09:13 AM • permalink

  118. #117 Ha ha ha. That’s what I thought too Radius. In the bath one, I think we were both thinking “Uh oh, what do we do here?”. In the other one, I was tickling her feet while I was changing her and I hadn’t put her nappy on, so she was probably thinking “How dirty can I make that shirt mum’s wearing when she doesn’t suspect a thing?”

    #118 I don’t know Paco, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s used to Tardis to go make himself the most attractive baby he can be. It’s what I’d do.

    And finally, EmberPackypus is definitely asleep, so now that the Handmaidens of Pure Evil know she’s been fed, and changed, and changed, and changed, and fed, and fed, and changed, and fed, and bathed, and fed, and changed, they’ll let me get some sleep. I shall wait until after their 11:30 “No mothers may sleep!!!” rounds.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 09:20 AM • permalink

  119. #118 Paco
    yes, his absence is suspicious

    Posted by missred on 2007 08 15 at 09:24 AM • permalink

  120. #118 He put in a rather, ahem, colourful appearance at post 17, page 4 of the previous thread.

    Thanks Wronwright!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 09:26 AM • permalink

  121. Congratulations, Ash!  Such a lovely child.  Don’t forget to buy one of these to help vet the wannabe boyfriends.

    And if you can swing it with those screwy Aussie laws, pick up one of these as an accessory for her purse.

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 08 15 at 09:32 AM • permalink

  122. Re #46, 185600, if you want to, ummmmm, advise Mo on how to be one with nature, by all means, please, do so!  I’m sure he’ll appreciate the company.

    Oh, and I figured on using the Koran in multiple ways, yours is but the most obvious.  But certainly most practical.

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 08 15 at 09:34 AM • permalink

  123. #122 I can see it now: ‘Mum, you don’t understand anything! Why did you shoot my boyfriend!’

    Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 08 15 at 09:37 AM • permalink

  124. Oh, that feels so good. The Head Handmaiden of Pure Evil just told me I can rest now. That means I can either rest, and she sincerely meant it, or she’s going to surprise me at 3 am again!!!

    It’s not paranoia if they really are out to get me!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 09:38 AM • permalink

  125. #122 Thanks JeffS. I think I’ll stick with neutering though, because for a man to go through that, he must really love her!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 09:39 AM • permalink

  126. #123 Lost in the outback with a koran? Desecrate it, and then head in the opposite direction from the rampaging muslims. That way, you know you’re heading for civilization.

    Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 08 15 at 09:40 AM • permalink

  127. ‘Night y’all.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 09:44 AM • permalink

  128. #128 Sleep tight, don’t let the embers bite.

    Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 08 15 at 09:47 AM • permalink

  129. 186500—Rounds downrange are impressive, but let them audit hand-to-hand and pugil stick training.  Convinces them how personally you take the matter…

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 08 15 at 09:52 AM • permalink

  130. Now that Brissenden’s career as a political reporter is stuffed I wonder how long it will be before he does a Maxine..

    Posted by jon crow on 2007 08 15 at 10:05 AM • permalink

  131. Missred,

    Thanks a heap for choosing me.  Grrrrrr.

    I don’t have any baby pictures at my house.  They’re all at the family estate.  Mumsie has them boxed up for posterity. 

    At some point in the next two weeks I shall journey to Mumsie’s and look through them for a suitable one.  I define suitable as one that doesn’t show my wee wee or my bottom for all of you to gawk over.

    P.S. Grrrrrrrrr.

    Posted by wronwright on 2007 08 15 at 10:09 AM • permalink

  132. And Ash.  I’m glad you like my artist rendering.  I thought about adding balloons and maybe sound effects but I remembered kae.  So I decided to keep it basic.

    Posted by wronwright on 2007 08 15 at 10:13 AM • permalink

  133. Wronwright, I insist on the one of you on the bearskin rug, naked!
    But then, I really have no right to choose the actual photo. 
    I am sure all Blairites are waiting anxiously (and some with intrepidation) for your photo posting
    And, you are most welcome!

    Posted by missred on 2007 08 15 at 10:14 AM • permalink

  134. wronwright

    At some point in the next two weeks I shall journey to Mumsie’s and look through them for a suitable one.  I define suitable as one that doesn’t show my wee wee or my bottom for all of you to gawk over.

    Ummm, wronwright…remember this is to be a “baby picture”.

    OH and when you are at the “family estate”, please say hello to Karl for us. We know that’s where he is.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 15 at 10:17 AM • permalink

  135. Karl, at Evergreen?  With Mumsie?

    I think not!

    Be still that scandalous tongue you blackguard!

    Posted by wronwright on 2007 08 15 at 10:38 AM • permalink

  136. Karl, at Evergreen?  With Mumsie?

    NO, NO! wronwright. Karl is in the mead repository, planning his next caper…well that and drinking.

    We do know that the mead is located at “Evergreen”, now that is.

    damn, forgot that Karl doesn’t really care much for capers, but do check your Sumerian mead levels

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 15 at 10:59 AM • permalink

  137. The man who once embraced radical Islam and Osama bin Laden now says he wants to help save the environment, and identifies his new guru as Australian of the Year Tim Flannery.

    Blair’s Law™ – the ongoing process by which the world’s multiple idiocies are becoming one giant, useless force.

    Welcome back Tim!

    Posted by paulris on 2007 08 15 at 11:03 AM • permalink

  138. ..nature a more easy and forgiving place to engage.

    I take it he hasn’t seen Grizzly Man yet.

    Yeah, Mother Gaia will relax Hicks real good.

    Posted by Patricia on 2007 08 15 at 11:05 AM • permalink

  139. Ash, congrats on the jewel, I saw the picture and she’s definitely a cutie!!!

    BTW

    Say, is there any way we can send money to our US brethren to contribute to the taxes they paid to feed him so he’d waddle slower slow the good guys can catch him faster next time? Y’know, kind of like an IRS Relief fund?

    Don’t worry about it, I don’t mind my tax dollars locking up traitors….....

    Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 08 15 at 11:19 AM • permalink

  140. Ash_

    Made for you, by the talented hands of El Cid

    They’re not just for swords and slaying, you know.

    Ember

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 15 at 11:29 AM • permalink

  141. #132: A round of applause for Wronwright! He’a a great sport!

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 15 at 11:34 AM • permalink

  142. 142

    Here ya’ go, wronwright

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 15 at 11:39 AM • permalink

  143. Ash_, she’s lovely! Congrats again!

    Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 08 15 at 12:01 PM • permalink

  144. Yes, Paco, he is a good sport, but I bet I am off his Christmas card list ;(

    Posted by missred on 2007 08 15 at 12:04 PM • permalink

  145. and the sumerian meade list

    Posted by missred on 2007 08 15 at 12:05 PM • permalink

  146. China Versus the Taliban

    snippet…

    Since China has come down hard on real, or perceived, Islamic radicalism at home, China is seen by Pakistani Islamic radicals as “foreign devils” and “enemies of Islam.” The Islamic radicals recognize that China is crucial to maintaining Pakistani military and police power, and keeping the current government in power.  So there are more attacks on Chinese by Pakistani Islamic radicals.

    There ya’ go, Hicks. New battles to be fought. You can bet your sweet ass, that China will never send YOU to a GITMO, type facilty….But hey, give it a shot, Jihad Boy.

    Strategy Page

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 15 at 12:22 PM • permalink

  147. Hicks hasn’t had a hard life. He’s had a vile, cheating, treacherous life.

    He’s now trying to adopt the mantle of saintliness by “working for the environment”

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 08 15 at 12:47 PM • permalink

  148. Tim’s back!  Tim’s back!  (Happy dance!). 

    And Ash_, she’s just beautiful. 

    Elizabeth
    Imperial Keeper

    Posted by Elizabeth Imperial Keeper on 2007 08 15 at 12:58 PM • permalink

  149. OT

    Gee, another warning, Americans

    Report: Vinyl Baby Bibs Sold at Toys ‘R’ Us May Contain Lead

    Guess where ‘they’ are made?

    The inexpensive bibs, made in China and imported for Toys “R” Us by Hamco Baby Products, contained lead levels three times as high as the level allowed in paint, the Times reported.

    The tests, funded by the Center for Environmental Health of Oakland, Calif., were conducted on bibs purchased from Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores in California. An independent test conducted by a laboratory hired by the New York Times of the same bibs purchased in Maryland found similar levels of lead, the Times reported.

     

    Fox News

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 15 at 01:06 PM • permalink

  150. El Cid

    Bet the Theo cube today looks better than your cube, unless you have a similar cube.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 15 at 02:08 PM • permalink

  151. Meanwhile, a back at the ranch update is issued forth.

    The Hicks American style broohaha is reaching a conclusion(therefore it has nothing to do with economists).  The Padilla case has gone to the jury.  This could be big problems if they find this clown not guilty of anything which is just about all they are now charging him with anyway.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 15 at 02:14 PM • permalink

  152. I just thought of something, does Tim know what “a beard” in American slang is????

    Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 08 15 at 02:14 PM • permalink

  153. Well, it ain’t Flat Fatima, but another old Iraqi woman participates in a photographic fraud. Get a load of those bullets that hit her house.

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 15 at 02:21 PM • permalink

  154. Welcome back Tim. Hope you didn’t pick up any bad habits on your American odyssey.
    A hearty congratulations to Ash. You made a beautiful child. I wish you every joy.
    Good luck thin and british on the coming event. We expect pictures too.

    Posted by greene on 2007 08 15 at 02:21 PM • permalink

  155. T&B: Do you know whether yours is going to be a boy or a girl? If a boy, may I suggest the name, Paul Angelo Comstock Olivier? If a girl, perhaps Pauline Anamaria Coleen Olympia.

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 15 at 02:28 PM • permalink

  156. #154,Paco

    What is the problem?

    Because of the “Surge” we now have enough troops to throw whole cartridges at them.

    This just marks the first step in our transition towards “binding non-violent conflict resolution.”

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 15 at 02:32 PM • permalink

  157. Ash_,

    She’s beautiful (said as one with three lovely chldren, the youngest now 24).

    Get some sleep while you have a chance (said from experience of above children).

    Posted by steveH on 2007 08 15 at 02:34 PM • permalink

  158. #154 Paco,

    The first picture looks like a bullet core from a .50 cal armor piercing round.  We heat treat 10’s of thousands of those things here.  The copper is put on later for the rifling to “grab”.  If the round went through a wall it could strip the copper off and leave the core as it appears on the first pic.  Of course, they could have melted the copper off for the money.  The other pic speaks for itself….we must be throwing whole cartridges at them now!!

    Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 08 15 at 02:45 PM • permalink

  159. Old Tanker

    That’s what I said in #157.

    Plus those really don’t look like our standard Military issue rounds anyway, at least to me.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 15 at 02:54 PM • permalink

  160. The cartridges she’s holding could be 5.56, but the empty casings are all over the place, possibly 5.56, 7.62, but the large one doesn’t look big enough for the ma deuce.  Some are tweeners, maybe AK-47.  I seem to remember the .50 cal cartridge having a rim that was larger in O.D. than the rest of the casing.  It was belt fed so the rim didn’t mess up the feed like it would in a magazine.  Besides, you wouldn’t lug Ma around for a house raid, it had to weigh over 50 lbs.

    Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 08 15 at 03:04 PM • permalink

  161. Isn’t that the same woman that was posing in front of every bombed-out building in Beiruit?

    Posted by mojo on 2007 08 15 at 03:15 PM • permalink

  162. 162 mojo

    That sir is FLAT FATIMA  Check the link for a great photoshop, you’ll recognize her!!

    Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 08 15 at 03:18 PM • permalink

  163. Old Tanker

    Yes, I agree.

    And just look at this on a common sense basis.  Whose ammo would she be more likely to have access to-ours or theirs?

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 15 at 03:21 PM • permalink

  164. Flat Fatima, yep.

    Ash—hey, it looks like a baby!  And you’ve already exposed her to soap and water, so that should at least temporarily hold off the lefty influences… well done,so far.

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 08 15 at 03:21 PM • permalink

  165. And just think there is an AFP editor back in wherever saying something like, “we’ve got them now!, we’ve got them now!”

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 15 at 03:48 PM • permalink

  166. Ash,

    For a Baby Born in a Bar

    The very first sound that she hears
    Will echo the rest of her years.
    She’ll hold in a part
    Of her little heart
    A chorus of welcoming cheers.

    Posted by lyle on 2007 08 15 at 03:54 PM • permalink

  167. 151 yojimbo

    Bet the Theo cube today looks better than your cube, unless you have a similar cube.

    My pal, if I had a cube like that, think I’d be here?...:). Ever?

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 15 at 03:57 PM • permalink

  168. #168, 151

    yikes!!  sure wish I had a cube like that!!!!

    Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 08 15 at 04:10 PM • permalink

  169. #167: Wonderful, Lyle!

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 15 at 04:25 PM • permalink

  170. Ash, she’s gorgeous!

    Posted by Blue State Sil on 2007 08 15 at 04:26 PM • permalink

  171. Thanks everyone. I’m quite taken with Packypus myself. She’s just so adorable. I’ll say this for Jesse: his genes gave me one beautiful baby.

    Thanks for the cube El Cid.

    Lyle, great poem. Tell me, just after she was born, were the cheers for her birth or for Jimmy, who ran out and ordered a round for everyone?

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 04:26 PM • permalink

  172. “People who’ve had a hard life often find nature a more easy and forgiving place to engage,” Flannery says. “The natural world offers you some solace.”

    It also offers a really excellent dumping ground for the carcasses of filth like ol’ Mo, especially when nobody is really in much of a hurry to find them.  Sure would be a pity if he were to go on walkabout, never to return thanks to the VRWC.

    Posted by Blue State Sil on 2007 08 15 at 04:29 PM • permalink

  173. Ash,

    I’m sure that the cheers were for Jimmy, Ash, the little one—and the round of drinks.

    What matters is that her arrival caused excitement and celebration throughout the bar and around the world, even a locale as remote and exotic as Brooklyn, New York.

    Posted by lyle on 2007 08 15 at 04:44 PM • permalink

  174. #173: Here’s an example of some natural solace. Notice all the “forgiving” and “engaging”.

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 15 at 04:48 PM • permalink

  175. Time for your early morning wake-up laugh, Australia.
    Stephen King’s Darwnian scribblings

    Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 08 15 at 05:07 PM • permalink

  176. Ash_
    You may wish to keep this for future reference: Rules for Dating a Drill Instructor’s Daughter

    Cheers

    Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2007 08 15 at 05:26 PM • permalink

  177. #176
    Yikes! Stephen King looks creepy, how could anyone miss him?
    ***

    There must be clones of Flat Fatima - or could it be something to do with inbreeding.

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 15 at 05:43 PM • permalink

  178. #174 Brooklyn, New York, Lyle? Wow. That is exotic!

    I’m free, free! from the Handmaidens of Evil. I think both me and Packypus will rest much better now.

    Can someone tell me what it is about nurses feeling the need to turn on the fluoro lights in a dark room when they know the baby’s asleep, rather than using a torch or something?

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:17 PM • permalink

  179. #102
    Great one, Dean.
    Is that PACO Industries new in-car cigar lighter?

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:25 PM • permalink

  180. #178, Kae,
    That is a good picture of Stephen King.. there are much scarier ones!

    Posted by missred on 2007 08 15 at 06:42 PM • permalink

  181. The more I think about it, the more I think Flannery and Hicks are a match made in Heaven.

    They’re both idiots, they both put all their faith in complete garbage, they’re both heroes of the Left…

    I can’t see how they can’t be perfect for each other.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:43 PM • permalink

  182. From previous:
    Aliens in the house from the Planet Propaganda

    Labor’s environment spokesman, Peter Garrett, whom no one could accuse of being entirely terrestrial ...

    Got that right.

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 15 at 06:49 PM • permalink

  183. #102
    ‘Eco’ diesel version looks good ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 15 at 07:05 PM • permalink

  184. #172 Ash

    Which pub ? I’m busting to go around there and upend a few in celebration of the parturition.

    Posted by Pickles on 2007 08 15 at 07:09 PM • permalink

  185. #185 I’m not sure of the name of it Pickles, but it was just off Edward St. When I see Jimmy next, I’ll ask him if he knows. I’m sure he will.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 07:19 PM • permalink

  186. Some Canadians are demanding the return of the last remaining Westerner.


    Admittedly, some lawyers are distancing themselves. After all, this guy is not a “westerner” as he was headlined in the Citizen (so for lack of link) but someone born and bred in hatred of all Westerners and their values.

    Most Canadians do not want him, let him rot in the Guantanomlag.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 08 15 at 07:40 PM • permalink

  187. Port Office, Belgian Beer Cafe,Stock Exchange, Embassy, Victory.

    Posted by Pickles on 2007 08 15 at 07:41 PM • permalink

  188. #187 damn the low signal to noise ratio!

    sorry for lack of link

    Guantanamolag

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 08 15 at 07:45 PM • permalink

  189. #188, Pickles,

    the hospital would have a record of where the ambulance came from.

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 15 at 07:56 PM • permalink

  190. #190 No they wouldn’t. There was no time for an ambulance. As soon as we were sure what was happening, Jimmy went to get the car so we wouldn’t have to wait to get an ambulance, and by the time he got back it was too late to go anywhere.

    #188 None of them ring any bells Pickles, but like I said, I’ll ask Jimmy when I see him.

    Bed calls.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 15 at 08:04 PM • permalink

  191. So how did you get to the hospital after the baby was born?

    I just naturally assumed that while you were delivering, someone would have called for an ambulance.

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 15 at 08:15 PM • permalink

  192. No worries Ash, just very keen to stand upon the spot, swill and report.

    V cute bubba

    Posted by Pickles on 2007 08 15 at 08:21 PM • permalink

  193. Hey Ash, don’t post often, but I read this column every day and have followed your oddessy with great interest.  Congratulations on delivreing one fine looking little girl.  Celebrations here in the panhandle of Florida.  Rabidfox

    Posted by rabidfox on 2007 08 15 at 08:41 PM • permalink

  194. Ode to the Blog.

    I know a great place, in virtual space
    Where the good folk go, share what they know
    Of this world, its times, success and its crimes,
    They write whatever‘ll cross their minds.

    At any time you’ll likely find
    Paco, quick on tales so slick,
    RebeccaH and Richard Mac
    Are other regs who know the track.

    El Cid cracks a joke; it has sleaze, he concedes,
    Blogstrop and moptop shake heads.
    Grimmy’s ready to rant, for once Habib says he can’t;
    If mead’s around, he’ll that drink instead.

    In a private booth not far off, the beastettes prattle on and scoff.
    Ash, nursing babe, chats with Kae.
    Missred’s dressed for sin. Col.Milquetoast pops in
    (But he’s there to eye 1.618).

    Infidel’s managed, though don’t ask me how,
    To drink, whilst egg’s…umm, egging him on,
    Spirits and soda - methylated, he even showed a
    Bottle to Spiny Norman.

    Mr Bingley sings sweetly, Art Vandelay lives on.
    Dan Lewis chats with andycanuck.
    Nic and Nora return, Murph tells that he’s learned
    Mentalfloss ain’t lost, just down on his luck

    Swinish demands that the Real JeffS stands
    A fight breaks out round the back
    Duking it out we find T-Bob and Jack
    Of the damage and cost, Wronwright keeps track.

    One might think Andrea’d sort it all out
    Wimpy expects her to throw them the book
    Only Salty and Skeeter, as they go out to meet her,
    Realise she just likes to look.

    So many death-beasts, post here and there
    Their plans to rule over land, sea, and air.
    Too many to list, some I’m sorry to’ve missed.
    Know, you’re all part of Tim Blair.

    Posted by Dminor on 2007 08 15 at 08:54 PM • permalink

  195. rabidfox

    Celebrations here in the panhandle of Florida.

    Does the West end of PCB….like a hair away from the Walton County line, ring a bell for ya?

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 15 at 08:56 PM • permalink

  196. Dminor

    Magnifico…Love it. My sleaze, I concede and all. Damn good show, mate..:).

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 15 at 09:03 PM • permalink

  197. Great, Dminor!!

    Posted by missred on 2007 08 15 at 09:03 PM • permalink

  198. There are some glaring omissions in the Ode - Contrail, Blue State Sil, many others. It’s a jumble of mutilated rhyme and meter as it is, didn’t want it to be overlong as well.

    Posted by Dminor on 2007 08 15 at 09:17 PM • permalink

  199. What a dear little baby.  Doesn’t look like a 33 weeker at all.

    Posted by Janice on 2007 08 15 at 09:18 PM • permalink

  200. #180: That’s right, egg! The hot rod in the video is equipped with Paco’s Patented “Pyro IV”, the industry leader in combination cigar lighters and close-proximity gawker zappers. When a cigar isn’t enough, scorch your way to solitude with the Pyro IV. Only $19.95 (order now and get the companion fire extinguisher for only an additional $100!).

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 15 at 09:18 PM • permalink

  201. #195: Very nice, Dminor!

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 15 at 09:19 PM • permalink

  202. #199
    Glaring omissions aside, the talent in this room always sets me in awe.

    Posted by missred on 2007 08 15 at 09:26 PM • permalink

  203. #203 oops i meant blog!

    Posted by missred on 2007 08 15 at 09:27 PM • permalink

  204. #200 - Exactly what I was thinking.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 15 at 09:28 PM • permalink

  205. #200 and #205,

    I’m sure all will be explained in the next exciting instalment.

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 15 at 09:38 PM • permalink

  206. I am detecting a little scepticism in the room, ash. It’s a tough crowd you got here.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 15 at 09:44 PM • permalink

  207. Scepticism’s your best friend on the net.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 15 at 09:51 PM • permalink

  208. #208,

    Agreed.

    Plus, this blog is reknowned for it’s sceptics.
    Just ask the ABC, MagroK, Flummery, Phattie, et al.

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 15 at 09:59 PM • permalink

  209. #107 Delightful.

    Posted by Dminor on 2007 08 15 at 10:20 PM • permalink

  210. #209

    Skeptics, here?

    Mmmm, don’t know about that.

    Posted by Dminor on 2007 08 15 at 10:21 PM • permalink

  211. 211 Dminor

    cute, you sly devil you.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 15 at 10:27 PM • permalink

  212. Massive Peru Earthquakes Generate Tsunami

    Keep an eye out OZ.

    Fox News Breaking story

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 15 at 10:33 PM • permalink

  213. When Hicksy is finished with Flummery, he may want to take hints from this guy.

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 15 at 10:38 PM • permalink

  214. Some headline writer at Fox has a sense of humour: Vladimir Putin Strips for Fishing Trip With Prince Albert.

    Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 08 15 at 11:01 PM • permalink

  215. Another picture of innocent bystanders suffering in Iraq.

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 15 at 11:03 PM • permalink

  216. #215,

    that’s a scream!!!

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 08 15 at 11:04 PM • permalink

  217. 2 kae
    Hicks is an idiot. So is Flannery.
    I see a pattern.
    Krudd for PM I see another pattern.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2007 08 15 at 11:04 PM • permalink

  218. Ash_ congratulations again - she’s a peach!

    You poets need to get together and make a package deal with paco detective stories for some serious book publishing

    Posted by peter m on 2007 08 15 at 11:05 PM • permalink

  219. #215: I’M IN UR RIVER, NOODLIN’ YOUR CATFISH

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 15 at 11:06 PM • permalink

  220. #220

    IM IN UR COUNTRY
    EXTORTING UR VOTE

    or

    IM IN UR COUNTRY
    SCARIN UR CHILDREN

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 15 at 11:09 PM • permalink

  221. paco, this one is real

    Theo Spark

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 15 at 11:11 PM • permalink

  222. #222: Cute!

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 15 at 11:12 PM • permalink

  223. #195
    Great DM :)
    The Blairites will have to add a verse about yourself!

    #201 Paco
    Great pricing strategy, as always :)

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 16 at 01:27 AM • permalink

  224. #200 True Janice, I don’t think she looks like a 33 week old baby either, but the earliest she could have been conceived is December 20. The doctors tell me they know what they’re doing though.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 16 at 01:41 AM • permalink

  225. Ash_ congratulations on the arrival of your little girl.  What a cutie.

    Posted by Kami on 2007 08 16 at 01:42 AM • permalink

  226. Thanks Kami.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 08 16 at 02:26 AM • permalink

  227. #195 - good work Dminor. May I add a verse?

    Dminor without quaver staves off all attacks,
    MM missives go right between ribs,
    Wronwright roves, lakes take fright, but MarkL has dibs
    On RWDB uniforms, bib, braces and dacks.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 08 16 at 03:04 AM • permalink

  228. #228, blogstrop

    MM missives go right between ribs

    They do indeed.  Well put.

    Posted by Janice on 2007 08 16 at 04:43 AM • permalink

  229. #228
    Good’un!

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 16 at 05:04 AM • permalink

  230. I’m a bit late into things, as usual lately, but well done, Habib on your journey, and welcome Packypus.

    Great pics, Ash, she is a cutie. As are all babies, but yours is the cutest so far.

    T&B’s will also be the cutest so far when he or she (possibly it?) joins us in the world.

    And where is my mention in the Ode to a Blog???? Hmm? Will I need to break out the big boots and cluebat?

    Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 08 16 at 08:31 AM • permalink

  231. He forgot me, too.  (Sob). 

    Loose the killer lagomorphs! 

    Elizabeth
    Imperial Keeper

    Posted by Elizabeth Imperial Keeper on 2007 08 16 at 09:25 AM • permalink

  232. Consider yourself lucky girls.  Dminor portrayed me as always carrying a calculator and clipboard.

    (wronwright hides clipboard under VRWC manual)

    Posted by wronwright on 2007 08 16 at 03:28 PM • permalink

  233. And I am wondering why I am “dressed for sin”

    (what is sin?)

    Posted by missred on 2007 08 16 at 04:11 PM • permalink

  234. Debra’s not backward in sharing her plight,
    And Janice insightfully shines a light,
    Elizabeth Keeper in regal regalia
    Advises on this and that, inter alia.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 08 17 at 07:04 AM • permalink

  235. When out of his hole, you’ll see frollickingmole.
    Nilknarf is good for a laugh.
    MarkL’s a top bloke, give him scotch’n'coke,
    But just this little thin ‘waffer’ for Mr Creosote.

    There you go, Pedro, 91B30,
    Some more of that Teacher’s that Treacher’s brought in.
    (Grunt) But it’s becoming a slog, this Ode to the Blog.
    Just. Too. Many - walterplinge, radius, rinardman, Pog

    MareeS, Janice, there’s another two
    Eeniemeenie, Zoe, CL and Hanyu
    Argghh, I’m just getting slack, packin’ ‘em in.
    Now, for CB…or not CB, that’s the question.

    Rhhardin, the Wizard of WOZ, because, because, because…I’ll get this rhyme soon.
    Aaron and————

    (Mrs Minor drags feverish husband away from computer, off to bed).

    NNNnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

    Posted by Dminor on 2007 08 17 at 07:44 AM • permalink

  236. #232 - lagermorphs?

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 08 17 at 08:15 AM • permalink

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