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TAKE THAT, PAKENHAM!

The ABC’s Media Watch boldly exposes - well, re-exposes; Snopes beat them to it by more than a year - an apparent pro-military myth circulated by the Pakenham-Berwick Gazette, a Sunshine Coast blogger, and a politician’s website.

Yet when invited to expose an anti-military myth that ran everywhere from the Guardian to the Sydney Morning Herald, from the New York Times to the ABC, this was Media Watch’s response:

Why don’t you do the work to investigate this turkey yourself, and publish the results in your column?

Still, they’ve taught the Pakenham-Berwick Gazette a lesson.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/29/2007 at 12:10 PM
  1. Your ABC, and your forced to pay for it.

    I’d lie about my wages if I had to fund something as vile as extortion funded entertainment.

    Posted by Rob Read on 2007 10 29 at 12:34 PM • permalink

  2. you’re

    Posted by Rob Read on 2007 10 29 at 12:34 PM • permalink

  3. Why don’t you do the work to investigate this turkey yourself, and publish the results in your column?

    A completely predictable reply. Belief in the plastic turkey has attained the status of religious faith, and Media Wash wouldn’t want to offend the faithful, now, would they?

    I’d be interested in knowing how many climate-whoppers, truther pronouncements and domestic Muslim disemblings MW has brought into the light of day. Would I be able to count the number on one hand? No hand?

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 29 at 12:35 PM • permalink

  4. The Pakenham-Berwick Gazette, eh? Jolly good. I’ll have to add that one to my list of “papers practically nobody reads”.

    BTW: which politician’s website?

    Posted by mojo on 2007 10 29 at 12:37 PM • permalink

  5. The closing line from the Media Watch “expose’”:

    That story with its invented patriotic fervour is still there.

    Apparently “Fake But Accurate” doesn’t apply to everything, eh?

    <Presents “half a peace sign” to Media Watch>

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 10 29 at 01:00 PM • permalink

  6. #5: “Half a peace sign”. Haw! I have to admit, I hadn’t heard that one before.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 29 at 01:06 PM • permalink

  7. Funny how only one kind of “myth” needs debunking.

    They’re both leftist propaganda outlets claiming to “expose falsehoods” in the “corporate” mainstream media, but the difference between Media Watch and Media Matters is that one is taxpayer-funded hypocricy and the other is George Soros.

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 10 29 at 01:14 PM • permalink

  8. Here’s the kind of thing that could use some additional exposure: a Boston moonbat swarm (may take some time to download, but worth it).

    Check out this guy. He looks like an unsuccessful farmer who’s been sucking gasoline out of his neighbors’ tractors to cut costs.

    Don’t miss The Raging Grannies, a group of old harpies who, between them, couldn’t bake a decent apple pie.

    This is why we eat meat.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 29 at 01:33 PM • permalink

  9. I’m afraid that, in the eyes of that particular portion of the media population, we’re beating a dead turkey.  TRJ beat me to it: since they are certain in their belief that Bush’s efforts that day were as phony as a plastic turkey, this story falls under the Fake but Accurate rules. It has been my experience that this certainty is actually based on their belief, making circular reasoning the prime rule for Fake but Accurate.  That the belief itself is a mere assertion, it adds another dimension.

    Posted by saltydog on 2007 10 29 at 01:53 PM • permalink

  10. Hey...just got through cleaning my weapons. What’s all this crap about “offically violent”?

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 10 29 at 02:36 PM • permalink

  11. #10. El Cid,

    It’s your fault!

    Posted by saltydog on 2007 10 29 at 03:28 PM • permalink

  12. Hey, this just in: poison goober found in theaterWarning! Picture of Jimmy Carter!

    Let this be a lesson to you, America: never, ever vote for a man who looks like Eleanor Roosevelt.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 29 at 03:41 PM • permalink

  13. Wouldn’t the enthusiastic forwarding of this story that the piece decries suggest that the sentiment portrayed in the story is widespread, just as the story claims?

    Seems to me we got our own fake but accurate going on here. And it’s about damn time!

    Posted by tim maguire on 2007 10 29 at 03:44 PM • permalink

  14. 12, Pacosan

    Can you vote for someone who channels her?..:)

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 29 at 03:57 PM • permalink

  15. #14: No! (Boy, that brings back memories; Rush had a bit on his old television show about how Hillary claimed to talk to Eleanor Roosevelt. My question - what did Eleanor tell her?).

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 29 at 04:04 PM • permalink

  16. ...what did Eleanor tell her?

    “Burn in hell, Hillary!”

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 10 29 at 04:22 PM • permalink

  17. 11 saltydog

    It’s your fault!

    But, but...If I don’t clean ‘em, they won’t work properly, when needed...:).

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 10 29 at 04:24 PM • permalink

  18. #12 paco: Geeze louise, ol’ Jimmuh looks like he’s all fired up and ready to WHUP SOME RABBIT ASS!

    Posted by mojo on 2007 10 29 at 04:29 PM • permalink

  19. The ABC’s Foreign Correspondent are also running with a human interest story that has been circulating on the internet for months. They’re quick!

    Posted by TimT on 2007 10 29 at 04:32 PM • permalink

  20. #18 Mojo: Looks to me more like the rabbit whooped up on Jimmy, and he’s trying not to cry in public.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 29 at 04:35 PM • permalink

  21. Meanwhile, deep in the Media Watch offices:

    Researcher 1: Oooh fuck, we’ve got another 15 minutes air time to fill this week.

    Researcher 2: Well I’m in the middle of my highest ever Windows pinball score. Besides, it’s your fucking turn.

    Researcher 3: I did some work last week too. Plus, I have to see the doctor about the concussion from that time I sat too close to David Marr.

    Researcher 1:  Has anyone seen Fingers and Mon? Can’t they do some work?

    Researcher 3: Fingers is taking time off. I think he’s still sulking about having to work five nights a week next year, while Mon has chosen to move house. She said it has been a very demanding time living in the house and it was time to move on.

    Researcher 2: I heard she was evicted. The ball went down the side, fuck it. Don’t you hate that! What can you do?

    Researcher 1: Dammit, all right, I’ll do it this time. But one of you have to do some work next week. When the hell are holidays coming up? - I haven’t had a break in at least four months.

    Researcher 2: Just look up snopes and find some old urban myth. It’ll be great stuff, inshallah.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 10 29 at 05:53 PM • permalink

  22. I was in an airport recently and saw an episode of Four Corners ....
    Actually, I was at home. Last night’s Four Corners was a well-timed attack on the Government and the Defence Department during an election campaign. This story could have been aired much sooner, as the replacement fighter project has been the subject of a lot of discussion going back five years or more.
    It could also have made some pretence to even-handedness in approach, but chose to run the usual bunch of Lowy people who have in the past given me the impression that they are anti everything except the F-22 Raptor, which is (a) not for sale outside the USA, and (b)expensive.
    To laud the F-111 which is very old and has little if any serious air-to-air capability (it is a ground-hugging long range bomber) and then condemn the upgraded Super Hornet (which does) smacked of opportunism too. As did the sudden decision to see China, Indonesia and Malaysia as threats to Australia - something the ABC would usually frown on.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 10 29 at 05:56 PM • permalink

  23. For car racing enthusiasts

    via

    Theo Spark

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 10 29 at 06:11 PM • permalink

  24. Four Corners had some credibility years ago when Chris Masters was in his prime. Stories broken on that show used to make the news.

    It has long since been taken over by luvvies and I haven’t watched it in years. South Park repeats are more insightful.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 10 29 at 06:12 PM • permalink

  25. Media Watch - but only, rarely, if it doesn’t fit our view of the world.

    The minister was the minister for defence, whose staff ought to have known better.

    I was amazed they didn’t find another Alan Jones story, or Bolt.  Seems they have given up on Bolt - funny that.

    Posted by peter m on 2007 10 29 at 06:12 PM • permalink

  26. Now Now...easy on Meeeja Watch, it has made stars out of all of us, including Mr. Blair.

    Why, just look at his Blog, compared to yesteryears...and the superb graphics...never mind.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 10 29 at 06:22 PM • permalink

  27. #22 blogstrop
    I agree with your comments on the ABstinkingC’s bad timing and partiality.
    However, some well-informed, high-rank, ex-RAAF friends agree with much of the opinion expressed in the 4-Corners program.
    They would disagree with you regarding the Raptor being too expensive and unavailable.
    They would also disagree with your comments on the F-111.
    I can understand the young warriors’ desire to have something with more grunt while they are still flying, but many of us old bulls think that the somewhat whimsical equipment choices made by the government will have serious effects on Australia’s strategic situation in the years ahead.
    That said, I don’t imagine for a moment that Kruddy and his pals would fix it.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2007 10 29 at 07:18 PM • permalink

  28. El Cid,

    But then the bold, italics, and underline supply has reached record levels. Even with people forgetting to close their tags. However, the strikeout supply now threatens to crack the foundation, so large has it gotten. And we can’t trade it in for more useful markup since nobody has any more use for it than we do.

    Posted by mythusmage on 2007 10 29 at 07:26 PM • permalink

  29. mythusmage

    Excellent point---------->

    God look, I made a faux 1.618 work of art.

    My dear 1.618, thank you so much for the art lessons. I shall tresure treasure them always.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 10 29 at 07:49 PM • permalink

  30. 3 GREAT THINGS ABOUT TODAY

    1. Peter “someone circumcised my head” Garrett’s political career is effectively over.
    2. Malcolm “I’m a duplicitous charlatan” Turnbull’s career is effectively over.
    3. A Canberra proctologist stands to make a fortune today recontructing Wayne Swans’s rectum at The National Press Club.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 10 29 at 07:49 PM • permalink

  31. #27 I hear different. The F111 originally gave the RAAF long range strike with a heavy bomb load. With AA refueling of F-18s and precision munitions the role of the F111 has been filled.

    Posted by lingus4 on 2007 10 29 at 07:50 PM • permalink

  32. #21 M’s M: Not only hilarious, but very likely true!

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 29 at 07:52 PM • permalink

  33. I always thought these commie douches were big fans of the fake but true format- the story is probably factual initially, and has just been adapted and embellished- pity that the gist of it is true, that the vast majority of Australians appreciate and admire our soldiers, and what they do- a vile fact that sticks in the craw of every leftist one world true believer.

    When is ABC management going to deliver the coup de grace to this flesh and bone gobbler?

    Posted by Habib on 2007 10 29 at 08:13 PM • permalink

  34. I just find it hilarious that the ABC thinks that we need to have the ultimate strike capability in our region so that we can bomb the Indos back to the stone age.

    I was watching it and waiting for them to feature some long haired wierdo with her boobs around her navel arguing that the $6 billion should be spent on the Melbourne Arts Festival and foreign aid. 

    But no, they just kept on arguing that we need to have the biggest and baddest weaponry in order to take on the bad guys.

    Next thing you know, the ABC will be promoting the use of F-111s to bomb people smuggling boats.

    Posted by mr creosote on 2007 10 29 at 08:13 PM • permalink

  35. #12- I don’t know about Eleanor Roosevelt but he sure puts me in mind of another hero

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 29 at 08:18 PM • permalink

  36. #35: I thought he reminded me of somebody else in addition to Eleanor!

    BTW, on the Star Wars theme, check out this hilarious series of videos on Darth Vader in love.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 29 at 08:37 PM • permalink

  37. #27- Nothing wrong with the F35, particularly in light of our requirement for a multi-role aircraft- we don’t have the budget (unfortunately, due to throwing cash at the yartz, welfare and coffin dodgers) for specialist platforms. While the JSF isn’t the ducks guts in any particular role it is highly competent in all- it doesn’t have the range of the pig, but fuck-all does now, and we have mid-air refueling capability coming. I still like the idea of slinging cruise missiles under P3Bs myself. Oddly enough I missed 4 Corners last night but will catch the replay- the ABC must be getting desperate for ammo if they’re raising the obvious to anyone with synapsing neurones threat posed by our northern neighbours, particularly Indonesia and Malaysia due to a rise in Islamoblammo influence; polls have turned on the Kruddster as well, tee hee- might have to put some more cash on Centrebet.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 10 29 at 08:40 PM • permalink

  38. Wooooooo!! Early Halloween wishes!.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 29 at 08:54 PM • permalink

  39. #30- I hope it’s true about Turnbull- I doubt he’ll lose his seat due to the dingbat vote being split between Ambulance chaser and local government nazi George Newhouse and his half-witted former squeeze Danielle Ecuyer, a pair of hypocrite luvvies from central casting.

    I never liked Turnbull- a power-hungry opportunist and another classic North Shore Twinings Trotskyite twat, like his idiot wife- both walking, talking examples of why the rest of the nation loathes Sydney and its effete, pompous, pretentious wanker residents (at least east of Balmain anyway- the rest are virtual Visigoths).

    Posted by Habib on 2007 10 29 at 08:55 PM • permalink

  40. Hmm. Two uses of the word “luvvies” in the same thread (one by Margo’s Maid, one by Habib). What is meaning, please?

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 29 at 09:00 PM • permalink

  41. luvvie is a term - I think - originally applied to pretentious members of the acting or artistic fraternities that can be applied to any plonker of the urban left, but most often to the wankocracy involved in media and the Yartz.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 10 29 at 09:14 PM • permalink

  42. 40. paco

    See the definitive version in any post by Lefty Latte Lover.

    Luvvies are generaly city based, wealthy, irresponsible twats who have never set foot in a public bar. Usualy driving a
    Toorak tractor while saying “the government isnt doing anything about global worming”.
    Will inevitably support the 3 R’s Refugees, reconciliation and republic.
    Also see doctors wives.

    Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 10 29 at 09:14 PM • permalink

  43. Hey, everybody knew that Kevin is writing a cook book, right?

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 29 at 09:14 PM • permalink

  44. Thanks Margo’s M. and Frollicking; I’ve got a pretty good picture, now.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 29 at 09:16 PM • permalink

  45. #40- This sort of covers it, but now it’s expanded to include a whole demographic- it includes the likes of Balmain Basketweavers, womyn in sensible shoes, chaps who are good with colours, friends of the ABC, Al Gore desciples, mambers of the Greens and Democrats, owners of Toyota Priui, people who install water tanks, minimal flush dunnies and “efficient” shower nozzles/lightbulbs, Age and SMH readers, gallery opening/theatre attendees, organic market shoppers and Phillip Adams (a demographic and postcode on his own). All pretty much the same really.

    Also the name of a character in Viz.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 10 29 at 09:16 PM • permalink

  46. #45: Thanks, Habib, for that comprehensive (and typically hilarious) overview!

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 29 at 09:19 PM • permalink

  47. Kevin Rudd thinks Madame Tussaud’s is a French restaurant.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 10 29 at 09:20 PM • permalink

  48. #4 Mojo
    The defence minister, Brendan Nelson.

    Luvvies?
    Blanchett
    Collette
    Adams
    Margork
    Germs (ick)

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 29 at 09:20 PM • permalink

  49. #15 O/T
    I wonder who Hilary moonbat Blair was channeling?

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 29 at 09:24 PM • permalink

  50. hell, Hilary Cherie moonbat Blair

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 29 at 09:25 PM • permalink

  51. Infidel Tiger

    Kevin Rudd thinks Madame Tussaud’s is a French restaurant.

    Well sure...he does dig wax.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 10 29 at 09:26 PM • permalink

  52. Media watch investigating a year old urban myth? they’re on the ball. What was that about not covering Brissenden’s ethical meltdown cos the story happened the previous week and was too old?

    1/2 an hour to go till ducky boy’s demolition.-will there be a worm?

    wonder what media watch has to say about worms?- guess we’ll never know

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 29 at 09:26 PM • permalink

  53. #34

    Next thing you know, the ABC will be promoting the use of F-111s to bomb people smuggling boats.

    You say that like it’d be a bad thing.

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 29 at 09:34 PM • permalink

  54. The Debate between Costello and Swan is just starting.

    Lego Man expressing surprise at the latest poll results which put Liberals in front.

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 10 29 at 09:34 PM • permalink

  55. #30
    Well said, IT.

    The prelude to this:

    3. A Canberra proctologist stands to make a fortune today recontructing Wayne Swans’s rectum at The National Press Club.

    Is happening now, live on ABC Local Radio.

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 29 at 09:34 PM • permalink

  56. Foie Gras de Canard et Ear Wax

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 10 29 at 09:35 PM • permalink

  57. Finally a chance for Swannie to clear up that whole taking-a-bag-of-money-to the Democrats thing.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 10 29 at 09:36 PM • permalink

  58. What is it about ALP pollies and Marketing-speak?

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 29 at 09:36 PM • permalink

  59. Funny how the show is called “Media Watch” yet they devoted a significant segment about a story that was:
    a) Not published by the MSM; and
    b) republished by someone who definitely is not part of the media.

    If you ever needed proof that the show should be renamed “Thought Crime” it was there last night.

    Posted by jpaulg on 2007 10 29 at 09:37 PM • permalink

  60. This Airpower site gives some interesting comparisons; the Pig vs JSF vs F18. Lots more there on other things too.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2007 10 29 at 09:45 PM • permalink

  61. How coincidental: Labor attacks Govt over Super Hornets

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 10 29 at 09:55 PM • permalink

  62. What the ill-informed morons/shameless polemecists at the ALP/ABC fail to realise is that on top of vastly superior avionics/weaponry, the FA18SH is a carrier aircraft, and senior instructors from Williamtown are already in San Diego undergoing training in launch and retriavel, so RAAF aircraft can be deployed on USN carriers anywhere in the world in short notice, without having to be dissassembled to load on C17s or flown to site with the need for extensive airborne refueling and support.

    I’ll take advice on military matters from them when I take diet advice from Michael Moore.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 10 29 at 10:04 PM • permalink

  63. Of course, Michael Moore’s dietary advice is only ever a mouse click away.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 10 29 at 10:18 PM • permalink

  64. Youse guys want a good deal on some nice B1’s?

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 10 29 at 10:26 PM • permalink

  65. #63- I’m betting he doesn’t forget the gravy.

    O/T, but check out the hilarious and wacky rap battle between the contenders for PM from those laff-riot pranksters at Fairfax- funnier than recieving a diagnosis of arse cancer.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 10 29 at 10:34 PM • permalink

  66. If Howard privatised the ABC I’d keep him in beer for life.

    Posted by Penguin on 2007 10 29 at 10:36 PM • permalink

  67. Be a lot cheaper to keep Kevvie in bevvies- apparently he’s only been pissed once, and that was on a moselle spritzer bender.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 10 29 at 10:43 PM • permalink

  68. #65 Habib,

    that was hilarious.

    Too bad R U double D looked more like K B Easiley. 8>)

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 10 29 at 11:00 PM • permalink

  69. #67. Kev’s main expense would be earspoons. Only a philistine would eat with his fingers.

    Posted by Penguin on 2007 10 29 at 11:15 PM • permalink

  70. #65
    My “I don’t know anyone who voted for HoWARd” lefty friend in WA sent it to me.

    I didn’t watch it.

    There’s only so many hours in a day.

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 29 at 11:52 PM • permalink

  71. Fairfax’s online poll has Swan the winner of the debate by a mile.  About as believable as a Cuban election.  Still, if Marisa Tomei can win an Oscar....

    Posted by cuckoo on 2007 10 29 at 11:54 PM • permalink

  72. #70 Kae,

    the video actually seems to favour Howard.

    That’s how it came across to me.

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 10 29 at 11:57 PM • permalink

  73. Oh, that’s unusual for her… maybe I should take the time… later…

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 12:00 AM • permalink

  74. How’s the family farm, Pog?

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 12:00 AM • permalink

  75. Fairfux aka The Worm?

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 12:01 AM • permalink

  76. #65 the fairfax things pretty funny- I got more laughs out of that 3 minutes than I have from all six or so seasons of the chaser.

    not as many laughs though as I got today from Uncle Ray and his amazing performing worm .

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 30 at 12:15 AM • permalink

  77. Who won the Costello v Swanny debate? I couldn’t watch it.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 30 at 12:16 AM • permalink

  78. No more Horse Flu, thank god.

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 10 30 at 12:34 AM • permalink

  79. #78
    So, which ones are going in the cup?

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 12:42 AM • permalink

  80. #77
    The worm.

    Swan.

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 12:43 AM • permalink

  81. #80
    Disclaimer: that was a joke.

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 12:43 AM • permalink

  82. The Age, despite their own poll, is calling the debate a “draw”.  Which means Costello must have gutted Swan.

    Posted by cuckoo on 2007 10 30 at 12:48 AM • permalink

  83. Im not sure that any of the worms’ antics hurt the Libs at all. Blind Freddy could see that things are not so lopsided.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 10 30 at 12:51 AM • permalink

  84. We had a party for lunch at work. It was better than the debate, we got food and champagne.
    However, Boltawatched it.

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 12:54 AM • permalink

  85. The debate summarised:

    I’m passionate. Passionate.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>*yawn*<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 12:57 AM • permalink

  86. Worm notwithstanding, the ABC are calling a draw too-so clearly Costello won.

    Looks like Labor has sent Mark Latham to the US to keep him out of site for the duration

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 30 at 01:01 AM • permalink

  87. Ha ha Kae. The Worm Swan was probably browning his pants at the idea of facing off against Costello.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 30 at 01:01 AM • permalink

  88. sight- perview etc

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 30 at 01:02 AM • permalink

  89. Some Observer left this laying around at Bolta’s, and it’s funny.

    Hoawrd Hurts Families.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 30 at 01:04 AM • permalink

  90. It wasn’t quite the arsectomy with added bitch slap I was hoping for. Pete was very sporting and didn’t embarrass Wayne any further than was necessary. Wayne might want to adjust the tremelo in his voice before making another public appearance - he was either bloody nervous or hiding Julia’s vibe in his larynx. By far the most amusing thing about the debate were the pathetic press gallery questions. FFS are those people fnancial journalists? Apparently the public would prefer increased public spending to tax cuts. If you’re going to do me in the bum I’d like a reach around, but I’d actually prefer you didn’t do me in the bum thanks.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 10 30 at 01:07 AM • permalink

  91. #84 Ha ha ha Kae, gotta love the way Bolta writes.

    Swan refuses to give any credit - worm cheers again, and starts singing “It’s Time!”

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 30 at 01:12 AM • permalink

  92. O/T, but Phatty is aswoon over Kruddy the Klown, and seems to believe he’s some sort of intellectual behemoth rather than the vacuous, pompous, self-important twat he certainly appears to be- he also gives other examples of intellectuals in public life, confirming many of my deepeset prejudices and suggesting that Cretan Chris could have a rosy future in politics, particularly if he drops his daks.

    I’m waiting for the Phatster to relegate Kev to giant brain status after he’s thrashed harder than a hire car in November.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 10 30 at 01:32 AM • permalink

  93. #60,Skeeter

    Thanks for the excellent link-I think.

    I kept looking for the page that said"this is our new kick-ass fighter that flames anything anybody else has anytime, anyplace, anywhere.” Still looking.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 30 at 01:35 AM • permalink

  94. #92 From Phil’s article:

    As the distinguished political careers of Henry Bolte, Joh Bjelke-Petersen and George W. Bush attest (three names chosen entirely at random) neither pig-ignorance nor surnames beginning with B preclude election and re-election.

    Now, does anyone really think he chose those names at random? And does he expect people to believe it?!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 30 at 01:40 AM • permalink

  95. #92 does Phatty have any education at all? (apart from those KGB funded study trips to Moscow in the ‘good old days’)

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 30 at 01:52 AM • permalink

  96. #92 Caught that

    KEVIN Rudd rang me for a chat on the day John Howard announced the election

    Another phantom/phantasy memory from Phatty?

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 10 30 at 01:55 AM • permalink

  97. During the debate, Costello makes policy announcement:

    Costello pledges further $170m for training

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 10 30 at 01:58 AM • permalink

  98. #97- your ABC’s take: Treasurer’s debate sidetracked by promises on training’
    (newsradio headline)

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 30 at 02:02 AM • permalink

  99. Anyone who’pally enough with the Pinko Pachyderm to ring for a chat should not be trusted with anything sharper than a loofah, let alone high office.

    How about the peanuts he produces as examples of intellect in public life- Bob Carr, a congenital cretin who managed to fuck up NSW even more than Jack Lang; Bubba, a hillbilly rootrat who was too busy getting hoovered by pudgy interns to notice the rise of expansionist Islam, who sent troops into harms way world wide without air cover or armour, and who let his hideous harridan of a wife loose on the unsuspecting burghers of New York, and Malcolm Fraser- a detrousered coffin dodger who clearly has had one too many loose clots lodge in his frontal lobes, and who had control of both houses of parliament while in office and didn’t use the opportunity to dismantle the excesses of the Whitlam era and prise the leech class off the public artery while they were still loosly attached; the list goes on, but it’s too depressing to contemplate.

    If it’s true you get the government you deserve, we must be complete .unts then.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 10 30 at 02:10 AM • permalink

  100. O/T sort of.
    Wonder if we could face the same probing questions under Bob Brown when he wins this election?

    Germany’s civil servants have been drawn into an investigation into how much toilet paper they use - and are being encouraged to calculate the amount by the sheet.

    What a suprise it is being led by a german green.
    “One can calculate therewith that for every working day each employee uses a total of 8.8 sheets,” he said.

    Why arent any Australian politicans asking these hard questions?

    Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 10 30 at 02:20 AM • permalink

  101. "Maybe toilet paper has military uses that we are not necessarily aware of,"

    I really, really hope this new weapon somehow features in the next Detective Paco tale, Frollicking.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 30 at 02:29 AM • permalink

  102. About 4 minutes into this one should give enough inspiration.

    Id greatly reccomend looking at “The Testing Of Eric Olthwaite” if you find that one amusing.

    Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 10 30 at 02:42 AM • permalink

  103. #102- "Even t’white bits were black"......

    I’ve always been dissapointed that I’ve been prevented by arcane laws from joining the vulture racing fraternity as well.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 10 30 at 03:01 AM • permalink

  104. #102 Did you know the Vultures were called Beaky and Julian?

    Posted by Nic on 2007 10 30 at 03:27 AM • permalink

  105. 103. One of my favourite lines of all time.
    104. No, never caught that, cant watch at the moment Im “working hard” with the sound down, just got reminded of that episode when I was looking for the dunny paper link.

    Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 10 30 at 03:52 AM • permalink

  106. #53

    Bombing them is a bad thing.  One big BLAM and it’s all over.

    It would be a lot more fun if a 20mm or 30mm cannon pod was fitted and they could make repeated strafing passes.  You get to press the trigger a lot more with that option.

    Posted by mr creosote on 2007 10 30 at 03:52 AM • permalink

  107. Oh yeah, another whinge.

    O/T
    Some kids in ? Townsville have caught and beaten to death a crocodile in an urban area. Sick little boys. They are 12 and 14 years old. They said that they were protecting the neighbourhood. There are suspicions that there was an adult involved.
    Sickest thing to come out of this was an SMS to the radio station from some stupid cockhead
    “What is it about humans these days that they think that human life is so important. More important than any other form of life...”
    He hates cane toads but he kills them humanely.... blah, blah, blah.

    Huh? This bloke really needs a reality check.

    Someone else said: “The croc is an animal. Animal. Animal. Animal.”

    Someone else said “What about cruelty to animals leading to harming people”.

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 04:05 AM • permalink

  108. Im not sure if he lived in Assisi and his name was Frank.

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 04:06 AM • permalink

  109. OT Labor candidate calls soldier’s parents warmongers

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 30 at 04:09 AM • permalink

  110. #109
    Hopefully Hinkler will still be held by the Nationals after 24/11!

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 04:28 AM • permalink

  111. #110- i hope so. It’s interesting that the real story was never reported- just the apology two weeks after the fact

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 30 at 04:50 AM • permalink

  112. #110 I’d be surprised if it wasn’t. Not many people would appreciate Parr’s comments, and it’s tough to vote for someone if you think they’re a complete tool… thus why Shorten won’t be getting my vote.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 30 at 04:56 AM • permalink

  113. #90
    From what I saw, Pete was rather gentle.
    As life affirming as watching some-one club to death a sack full of kittens in front some screaming orphans is, I’m impressed with Costello’s compassion in this instance.
    And he always raised a laugh from the gallery.
    I gave up counting the ending the blame game cure-all.
    Working families was trotted out only once, to my best recollection.

    Posted by lotocoti on 2007 10 30 at 05:31 AM • permalink

  114. Further to my O/T whinge above, I just remember another fool called and said:

    “Imagine the terror* of the crocodile, trapped in the pipe and being stoned to death.”

    It. Is. A. Fucking. Reptile.

    anthropomorphism

    I think the silly bint used abject terror.
    Another person suggested that the boys be treated the same way so that they can feel the terror of the crocodile… he didn’t sound presbyterian.

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 05:32 AM • permalink

  115. Nothing beats the Titanic truth movement

    Posted by Dan__W on 2007 10 30 at 05:40 AM • permalink

  116. Re: F-111s.

    2 Acronyms: MTTR and MTBF.

    Mean Time To Repair and Mean Time Between Failures. Availability is MTBF/(MTBF+MTTR)

    Availability for post-70s high-performance aircraft is on the order of 25%. For older aircraft, less. For modern aircraft, more. For transports, a lot more.

    The figures are rubbery too, few aircraft take to the air in war situations without downchecks on some equipment. Fewer still complete a sortie in that condition. Sometimes you can live with it.

    Alas, it’s a case of those who say don’t know, and those who know can’t say.

    Posted by Zoe Brain on 2007 10 30 at 06:10 AM • permalink

  117. #115 Holy crap!

    I don’t have any textas or cardboard, but if anyone out there can make some signs, I’ll see you at the Town Hall tomorrow at 12.30.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 10 30 at 06:16 AM • permalink

  118. #115 That’s absolutely hysterical Dan. Love it!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 30 at 06:17 AM • permalink

  119. #115 More evidence!!!!!!

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 10 30 at 06:25 AM • permalink

  120. Speaking of military myths, this is great:

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/071030/15/14syn.html

    Shark found in Iraqi estuary. 

    Locals blamed the U.S. military for the shark’s presence.

    Tahseen Ali, a teacher, said there was a “75 percent chance” Americans had put the shark in the water.

    Posted by Baron on 2007 10 30 at 06:35 AM • permalink

  121. And we all know from whence it came as well.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 10 30 at 06:49 AM • permalink

  122. It’s definately not one of these.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 10 30 at 06:51 AM • permalink

  123. #120 - and tonight’s repeat of NPR “All Things Considered” on ABC News Radio here included the story about US Special Forces shooting up a village of “civilians” in Iraq. Just helping to make sure the armed forces continue to be hamstrung by PC engagement rules and carping media back home.
    From my reading of embedded journalists in Iraq rather than those embedded in the plush suburbs of their home cities, US forces are getting much more cooperation and better intelligence these days. I am suspicious of “eye witnesses” from the same group who suffered the attack because, prima facie, they have an interest in (a) denial, and (b) compensation. This could turn out to be a mistaken attack, but there was no clear acknowledgement in the NPR report that there might be a case in favour of the Special Forces.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 10 30 at 06:52 AM • permalink

  124. T.O.T. But did K Rudd totally fuck the dog on 7:30 report tonight?

    Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 30 at 06:54 AM • permalink

  125. #124
    Huh?
    Sorry, Swan put me to sleep earlier today and I think I just woke up.

    You mean here?

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 06:57 AM • permalink

  126. I personally do not like this ‘passionate’ crap.  Everyone is supposed to be ‘passionate’ about everything: “Why do you want this job flipping burgers?” “Well, I’m just passionate beef.” Bullshit.  Salsa dancers are passionate.  Most people require other qualities.

    Also, I agree with taking out crocodiles and other vermin that come into our environment.  You know. They can’t have it both ways.

    Posted by Big Jim on 2007 10 30 at 07:02 AM • permalink

  127. Actually I am passionate about beef.

    Posted by Big Jim on 2007 10 30 at 07:05 AM • permalink

  128. #120
    Bullshit. I know where it came from...

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 07:15 AM • permalink

  129. #125 My God that’s not what I saw, nor comprehended.

    My fault, it must be the drugs, or lack there off.

    I destinctly saw a grinnig ear picking, earwax eating fool grab a big handful of canine derrier and start humping merrily.

    My fault.

    Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 30 at 07:22 AM • permalink

  130. #122 Habib.

    Please refrain from advertising our secret weapons on the internet.  It takes me ages to man-handle those suckers it into the Euphrates River.

    I know you’re “RIFRAAF” and all but please do not let the cat out of the bag.  One day we may have to call on you and define a real target.

    Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 30 at 07:31 AM • permalink

  131. Maybe it was a Tigris Shark.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 10 30 at 07:35 AM • permalink

  132. Oh! Hence the rejects.

    Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 30 at 07:37 AM • permalink

  133. I tell yuz, it was Bruce from Jaws.

    Posted by kae on 2007 10 30 at 07:40 AM • permalink

  134. 124. - yes it was vomitous.  He dodged the question on backflip so hard even Kerry wondered if he was talking with a straight face.  Rudd got so worked up about it you could see his frustration at losing the chance to rub it in on Turnbull had been lost.  He just couldn’t accept Garrett had been neatly caught out, and he had dumped on him.

    It was funny seeing Kerry’s face as Rudd kept waffling - he looked so p’d off about it - more so than when Howard goes - I’m not commenting on that - after Kerry sets up a question with 5 minutes of monologue, then has to skip to the next question.

    I seriously have trouble watching Rudd - I just want to slap him silly to stop the waffling nonsense.

    The way he speaks now by making points 1, 2 3 is kinda rude as well - he is talking, not writing an essay ffs.

    Here are the crucial bits to his avoiding the obvious:

    KERRY O’BRIEN: But Mr Rudd, you’re saying are you not n the post-Kyoto agreement, that Australia would not sign up on binding targets unless developed and developing countries, the major emitters, also took on obligations, now isn’t that the case?

    KEVIN RUDD: But that has always been our position.

    KERRY O’BRIEN: Let me put to you what Peter Garrett is quoted as saying in the ‘Financial Review’ yesterday in an extensive article.

    A Labor Government could commit Australia to a new greenhouse gas reduction target under the Kyoto protocol, that’s the new one, the second round, even if the deal didn’t immediately require commitments from developing countries.

    It said that Mr Garrett would not consider it a deal breaker if developing nations refused to immediately sign on for reduction commitments of their own and further says asked whether the outcome would be a deal breaker from a Rudd Government’s point of view he said, “No, I don’t think it can be.”

    KEVIN RUDD: And Peter’s point there, quite logically, is that if you got to that stage you would force people back to the negotiating table to get an outcome which had commitments both for developed and developing economies. That’s the core point here. Post 2012.

    Our problem in Australia, because of Mr Howard’s stuck in the past thinking on climate change, is that we are a mile away from all of this because of our refusal to ratify, our refusal to take on binding targets for this commitment period and therefore the fact that we’re not party to the conference or party to the protocol itself which meets in Bali in December.

    Therefore our ability to apply leverage on key major emitting economies like China in the future, is undermined, particularly as the Chinese publicly use the argument that with developed countries like the United States and Australia refusing to take binding targets for themselves, that allows them or lets them off the hook for the future. That’s the core point here. Our position has been consistent throughout this and Peter was simply stating the obvious that if you got to that point you’d get people back to the negotiating table to make sure you could deliver that sort of outcome.

    BS - Garrett said they would SIGN, not go back to the negotiating table.  What a liar!

    Posted by peter m on 2007 10 30 at 07:42 AM • permalink

  135. The fish that battered.

    Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 30 at 07:46 AM • permalink

  136. #116

    Zoe, you mean to say that aircraft need maintenance? I thought they were like my car - you walk outside in the morning, stick the key in and away you go.  Hell, I’ve driven mine 100,000kms and only lifted the bonnet once - and that was for a mate that wanted to see how the turbo doo-dad was fitted.  Don’t you just top up the oil and water and check the tyre pressure once every few months?

    I can’t get my head around the fact that a bit of machinery that is nearly 40 years old spends more time in the garage than in the sky. 

    /sarcasm directed at wingnuts

    But then again, I used to drive an English car, so I should know better.  It needed to be pre-flighted before you could even drive to the shops.

    Posted by mr creosote on 2007 10 30 at 08:23 AM • permalink

  137. #116 zoe
    I don’t care how old it is, as long as it’s pilot remembers what ‘danger close’ means when I call the bugger.
    That said, having had F-111s doing low runs over me at night as an exercise ‘enemy’, they are bloody scarey.
    I just wish we had some A-10s or similar, I just want the chance to fly something that opens a tank up like a can opener, and I don’t have to carry it in.  :)

    On a serious note, you are right, people forget how much maintenance goes into just making gear serviceable, although if it can do 50% of what it’s supposed to, that’s ‘battleworthy’ to me.
    Unless that 50% involves falling out of the sky on me, of course.  :)

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 10 30 at 08:37 AM • permalink

  138. #130 deadparrot
    I really hope that you are going to get these white pointers out of my swimming pool soon?
    If Dirty Harriet finds out that I’m currently the holding area for your ‘aquatic weapons of mass mastication’ I might get into trouble.
    Not to mention what she would do to them if she goes for a swim.
    I could be eating ‘flake’ for the next two months.
    In all likelihood through a straw. :)
    Also, and this is only a suggestion mind, but perhaps painting little stars and stripes on the dorsal fins is a little bit over the top?
    That and the little stick figures you have been painting near the gills for every terrorist prick um, innocent tradesman ferrying packages across the Euphrates that the shark bites.

    Seriously, that big bastard nearly had my arm off this evening. :)

    Mate, remember what ‘covert’ is supposed to mean? We don’t want to get busted and go back to doing CTR on Greens party meetings, now do we?

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 10 30 at 08:41 AM • permalink

  139. Off topic, but:

    How pro-Labor was Tony Jones from Lateline tonight when he interviewed John Howard?  He tried to accuse the PM of all sorts of things, even that he was into “me-tooism” from George Bush.

    To me, John Howard really humiliated Tony Jones during that interview, especially in answer to the Bush comparison.

    Posted by John_K on 2007 10 30 at 08:50 AM • permalink

  140. #136 Apologies to your good self and the “Terror in doors” AKA Dirty Harriet, have not had enough room since the piranhas spawning. Had to buy (order) another pool attendent the other day. Those stick figues are not painted on BTW, but branded on. Hence loss of hired help.

    Anyway had a UD the other day, hard to type with one hand, nasty business that.

    Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 30 at 09:04 AM • permalink

  141. #139 He (TJ) compared him to Bush tonight?

    Last night it was the Queen .He interviewed Andrew Robb,who made a pretty reasonable comparison between the election and the republic referendum and Tony, missing the point, shot back with:

    TONY JONES: ‘What are you saying when you make this republican analogy, that John Howard is like the Queen, he has sort of become a monarch...’

    lateline transcript

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 30 at 09:04 AM • permalink

  142. #115 Dan: I’m sold. And there’s one piece of evidence the film doesn’t even mention: the President of the U.S. in 1912 was William Howard Taft - a Republican.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 30 at 09:06 AM • permalink

  143. I see that the media are dodging the responsibility of asking Rudd the key question.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 30 at 09:12 AM • permalink

  144. #140 deadparrot
    Ack, those tropical fish can be a problem, but a UD?
    We have all had one at least, much to certain DS’s pleasure (or pain, having been DS I know the paperwork pain), but seriously, did you?

    I truly hope it wasn’t a bad one?

    No shitting you old grafter. Alright?

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 10 30 at 09:15 AM • permalink

  145. UD?

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 30 at 09:17 AM • permalink

  146. Sorry eeniemeenie,
    Aus military term for a weapon firing ‘unauthuoised’ ie; an unathurised discharge.
    If you play around with multiple weapons systems enough, you will always have at least one, and are embarrassed as hell about it, but it does happen. :)

    A good one is with blanks, no, scratch that, a good one is it not happening at all, but it does happen.

    I’m more worried that deadparrot did himself some damage is all. :)

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 10 30 at 09:23 AM • permalink

  147. Um, that should be unauthorised, perview is ma fiend.  :)

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 10 30 at 09:28 AM • permalink

  148. It was only a joke. In keeping with above #130 . “Unlawfull discharge” UD of a fish.

    Seriously....

    Had a good day at home all relaxed and comfortable.  Rang Quack this pm, asked what hold up was RE: Hartlidge.  They forgot about me, possibly because I was too polite. I said I was a paying customer, that pricked their ears. 

    No Insurance for me, I’m self insured.  Anyway I just informed them I’m going back to work and expect to be away at least 30 days.

    Ball in their court. Boing.

    Appologies to Tim for nots pringing any dosh at this stage. will make amends when fixed.

    Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 30 at 09:37 AM • permalink

  149. thanks 185600- deadparrot better hope A Current Affair’s not reading this in case they try to turn his UD into their latest military ‘scandal’. (but they support the troops, really they do, oh yes )

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 30 at 09:38 AM • permalink

  150. PISM Springing Doh!

    Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 30 at 09:39 AM • permalink

  151. DOH! PIMF Doh!

    Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 30 at 09:40 AM • permalink

  152. Oh I had a UD once on an ambush.  Mag-58 failed to fire after an all night ambush. Tried to clear it to no avail, so informed the PLT Comd while we bugged out. On the way out, just on reaching the RV, the damn thing ripped of 3 rnds.  Never even got a kick in the arse,

    Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 30 at 09:46 AM • permalink

  153. Ha! Note that you don’t see a single instance of the Paco brand name.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 30 at 10:02 AM • permalink

  154. In trouble already, so good night fellas!
    Something about ‘Making babies”?
    help, I am now a police officer’s sex slave!

    Um, don’t bother calling 000. I reckon I can handle it.  :)

    Posted by 185600 on 2007 10 30 at 10:04 AM • permalink

  155. #153 maybe not paco, but you’re still a scourge

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 30 at 10:15 AM • permalink

  156. #155: I deny the charge of being “cheap and easily accessible”!!

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 30 at 10:18 AM • permalink

  157. #154 You lucky man!!!

    I wish I was that lucky! Email me for details!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 10 30 at 10:21 AM • permalink

  158. #139
    Watched on-line - JWH handled Snow Cone Tone consummately ...

    When discussing coal/nuclear being necessary for baseload power, JWH laughed about the Rudder having a blackout during a live telecast :)

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 10 30 at 10:26 AM • permalink

  159. #124 #134
    Watched on-line - the little turd looked not only angry, but somewhat aged - the strain of the campaign beginning to show?

    Contrastly, JWH looked ‘comfortable and relaxed’ on Lateline.

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 10 30 at 10:39 AM • permalink

  160. I bet Kevin Rudd couldn’t do this.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 30 at 10:47 AM • permalink

  161. One for El Cid (and for other people who commit golf).

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 30 at 11:12 AM • permalink

  162. #161 Ha!

    I think in the case of El Cid;"How many holes to the putter?”

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 30 at 12:30 PM • permalink

  163. Just a random thjought.

    Do you think that PACO Industries’ Aircraft Division could make strike aircraft where the term “air superiority” is not just a wistful concept?

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 30 at 12:37 PM • permalink

  164. Maybe even just a thought.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 30 at 12:43 PM • permalink

  165. #163: Sorry, Yojimbo, but right now all of our capacity is tied up manufacturing these for the Iranian Airforce.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 30 at 12:57 PM • permalink

  166. Somehow, Kevin Rudd’s ear canal didn’t make this list .

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 30 at 01:00 PM • permalink

  167. Ever notice that golf spelled backwards is “flog”?

    Think about it.

    Posted by mojo on 2007 10 30 at 02:29 PM • permalink

  168. #167

    Maybe that’s why Mark Twain described it as a good walk gone bad....:)

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 30 at 02:33 PM • permalink

  169. #155 and 156,

    When Pace is easily available he’s not cheap, and when he’s cheap he’s not easily available.

    Posted by mythusmage on 2007 10 30 at 02:42 PM • permalink

  170. Why wait for 2009?
    How bleeping scary is this?

    You know I don’t linky.

    the fire.org relating to the University of Deleware political reeducation camps.

    That sound of jackboots you hear is closer than you think.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 30 at 03:50 PM • permalink

  171. #170.  I am not surprised at this.  I have known several kids of friends who went to Delaware.  Must go along with the architecture of the dorms.  They look like prisons

    Posted by missred on 2007 10 30 at 04:37 PM • permalink

  172. Quoth deadparrot:

    “Unlawfull discharge” UD of a fish

    See, that’s why I don’t like to drink water.  Fish discharge in it.

    Posted by Mary in LA on 2007 10 30 at 04:43 PM • permalink

  173. If the doctor asks my age, I hope he’ll just take my word for it.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 30 at 04:46 PM • permalink

  174. paco...yojimbo

    Below find my home course. Played Committed golf in the worse possible manor today, in a tournament no less.....BUT not as bad as one of the fellows...he threw his putter in the friggin’ creek. Then had to roll up his pants to retrieve the damn thing.

    OH...and NO it was not I, who chucked the putter.

    Bent Creek Golf Resort

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 10 30 at 05:49 PM • permalink

  175. DAMN IT!...m-a-n-n-e-r.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 10 30 at 05:50 PM • permalink

  176. #174 El Cid: I think you did the wrong link; that is obviously a CAT scan of the stomach of somebody who’s just eaten broccolli.

    Posted by paco on 2007 10 30 at 07:27 PM • permalink

  177. El Cid

    Are those bingo or lotto cards on that front page?...:)...:)...:)

    It looks like a very nice course.  I just remember previous conversations when you were....unsure....about your putter.

    Obviously PACO doesn’t recognize ocra when he sees it!...:)

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 30 at 10:33 PM • permalink

  178. And that would be OKRA! geez!  I just bought some of that junk today for the better half and can’t spell it.  Good golly almighty!

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 10 30 at 10:45 PM • permalink

  179. Looks like “Mary in LA” is up on her W.C. Fields apocrypha… Bowdlerized, however.

    Posted by mojo on 2007 10 31 at 03:26 PM • permalink

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