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THEY SAVED THE ARM

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Further news from the recovery front shortly. All is going very well.

Posted by Tim B. on 01/27/2008 at 04:41 AM
  1. Excellent news Tim.
    Looking forward to more updates

    Posted by Hank Reardon on 2008 01 27 at 04:50 AM • permalink

  2. glad to hear it- all power to the arm

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2008 01 27 at 04:56 AM • permalink

  3. Take care and get well soon.  You are missed.

    As one who stops by daily but comments rarely, I love to read your take on things, especially the US political scene.  Brings a fresh point of view to things that is much appreciated.

    Posted by dick on 2008 01 27 at 04:59 AM • permalink

  4. Excellent news Tim! We’re all thrilled everything’s going very well.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 27 at 05:04 AM • permalink

  5. Hi Tim!
    Welcome back!

    We’ll be patient, promise.

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 05:04 AM • permalink

  6. YEEEEEEEHAAAAAA!  YIPEEEEEEEE!

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 27 at 05:05 AM • permalink

  7. By the way, how’s the food there?

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 27 at 05:05 AM • permalink

  8. So that New Age think good thoughts bizzo really works…

    Posted by lotocoti on 2008 01 27 at 05:08 AM • permalink

  9. Isn’t this part of the plot for the second Terminator movie.

    Anyway, I thank Lord Karl you are back.

    Posted by Toiling Mass on 2008 01 27 at 05:13 AM • permalink

  10. Its a miracle Tim! The wonders of modern medicine never cease to amaze me!

    I hope they continue to have such magnificent breakthroughs as they continue their work!

    Posted by Dave Wane on 2008 01 27 at 05:15 AM • permalink

  11. #7 Bloody hell, Ash!  Is food always on your mind?

    Posted by Dave Wane on 2008 01 27 at 05:17 AM • permalink

  12. We’ll be patient, promise.

    I thought Tim was patient, and we were concerned friends and allies.

    Nice charm bracelet, anyhow.

    Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 01 27 at 05:17 AM • permalink

  13. I seem to be missing the curly bit atop the question mark in my post above (#9).

    If anyone finds it…

    Posted by Toiling Mass on 2008 01 27 at 05:21 AM • permalink

  14. Oh, thank God. Get well soon.

    Posted by Rajan R on 2008 01 27 at 05:46 AM • permalink

  15. #11 Sure is Dave.

    But a sure method of determining how far along the road to recovery you are is how good or bad the food tastes. If it tastes good, you’re not much better, but if it tastes bad, you’ll be outta there in no time.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 27 at 05:46 AM • permalink

  16. It’s great that they saved the arm but you should ask them to put it in some formaldehyde so it won’t rot.

    Posted by Col. Milquetoast on 2008 01 27 at 05:48 AM • permalink

  17. Excellent news Tim. I hope you’ve been able to make time to watch the cricket.  Tomorrow will be interesting.

    Posted by Wand on 2008 01 27 at 05:51 AM • permalink

  18. Way to go Timbo.

    Just make sure they photograph you with the right leg missing (or was it the left?) when Reuters arrives.

    In the meantime, everyone else will have fun crashing your server.

    Posted by saint on 2008 01 27 at 05:51 AM • permalink

  19. Tim,

    How much of the arm has grown back, and when do the doctors expect shoulder structure to start developing?

    And doesn’t this development say something about your connection to humanity?

    Posted by mythusmage on 2008 01 27 at 05:52 AM • permalink

  20. Again all the best.
    kae a new thread!!

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 05:56 AM • permalink

  21. They saved the arm, but is it still attached to you? That tag they put on it makes me wonder. If it was still attached to you they could just ask—hey, this your arm?

    Posted by Ernst Blofeld on 2008 01 27 at 05:57 AM • permalink

  22. I’m here stackja1945!

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 05:59 AM • permalink

  23. Tim, did they save the rest of you?

    Why did Linnell say you’re cranky? That’s impossible!

    Arm and spleen.

    Something’s missing…

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 06:02 AM • permalink

  24. Good onya Tim. Now counting the days to first laugh/shit/cough/sneeze I bet. It all happens so slowly but it’s all good.

    Posted by ooh honey honey on 2008 01 27 at 06:03 AM • permalink

  25. Yay Tim - good to see you up and blogging - well your arm at least.

    You look like youve lost weight.. have you lost weight?  or maybe you have done something different with your hair.

    Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 27 at 06:03 AM • permalink

  26. kae saw you

    5 Hi Tim! Welcome back!
    We’ll be patient, promise.

    We have a few new hundred pages to fill now.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 06:04 AM • permalink

  27. Good to see you are on the improve Tim.
    Look forward to your return to fulltime blogging.
    BTW - is that hairy arm really yours?

    Posted by jorjac on 2008 01 27 at 06:08 AM • permalink

  28. We need to pray for salvation for the rest of Tim. Or did I miss something?

    Good to see tangible proof that Tim was not just on vacation with Iowahawk again.

    Posted by Pa Feral on 2008 01 27 at 06:09 AM • permalink

  29. Hey Tim,

    does this mean you won’t have to give up the violin lessons?

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 27 at 06:11 AM • permalink

  30. Do you think he will be able to play the piano after he gets out of hospital

    Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 27 at 06:11 AM • permalink

  31. I’ve been carrying out my “vigil” for you Tim. I’m not a religious man so it actually just involves me drinking lots and lots of beer and getting sunburnt. Some may laugh at my mysterious ways but they seem to be having a positive effect! I shall continue my vigil for another 24 hours in the knowledge and belief that every beer counts.

    Like my old footy coach said… when it hurts do three more.

    All the best mate.

    Posted by Gibbo on 2008 01 27 at 06:12 AM • permalink

  32. Nice RoboCop reference.  If anyone tells you you’re OCP property it’s time to get worried.

    Posted by Craig Mc on 2008 01 27 at 06:13 AM • permalink

  33. You’re a fighter Tim, no doubt about it.

    Posted by chrisgo on 2008 01 27 at 06:17 AM • permalink

  34. Excellent news!  Gives added reason for celebration on this, the 10th anniversary of Hillary’s first public condemnation of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.  We’ll have an extra drink for ya, Tim.

    Posted by spot_the_dog on 2008 01 27 at 06:20 AM • permalink

  35. All the best to recovery dude! Glad things went well and you still have your arm(s) in tact! :P

    Posted by MannyC on 2008 01 27 at 06:24 AM • permalink

  36. Great news on saving the arm, Tim!

    I hope they find the rest of you soon. :)

    Posted by Evil Pundit on 2008 01 27 at 06:24 AM • permalink

  37. Hey no needle tracks!

    Posted by entropy on 2008 01 27 at 06:27 AM • permalink

  38. #31 Gibbo,

    LMAO!!!!

    How can I join your church? ;)

    Does it have to be twist tops only, or can I use a cork screw?

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 27 at 06:33 AM • permalink

  39. Top news Tim! Good to hear of your progress. You will need that arm for the raising of celebratory beverages at some stage soon.

    Oh, and by the way, all that coloured font that is missing, find an excuse to check the boot of Wronwright’s car the next time he drops by.

    Just saying is all.

    Posted by Penguin on 2008 01 27 at 06:35 AM • permalink

  40. Pogria does it matter?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 06:37 AM • permalink

  41. After they reassemble Tim, he will be available for parties.

    Posted by dean martin on 2008 01 27 at 06:38 AM • permalink

  42. Great news Tim.

    Did you know they close the Bully down in sympathy when you stopped posting?

    Posted by PeterTB on 2008 01 27 at 06:40 AM • permalink

  43. Penguin will now join in the church of Gibbo and Pogria. Congregation is getting bigger and bigger by the minute.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 06:41 AM • permalink

  44. Can I start the Qld branch?

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 06:45 AM • permalink

  45. #40- course it matters, The Illuminated Brethren (and Sistren) of the Latter Day Screwtop are heretics and shall burn in eternal fire for their abominations.

    The righteous corkscrew (with bottle opener attatchment) is the only path to salvation.

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2008 01 27 at 06:47 AM • permalink

  46. Determining how far along the road to recovery you are has always been measured in my family by whether they’ve given you back your knickers. Once you get your knickers back you know you’re getting better.

    Where’s yer jocks, Tim?

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 06:52 AM • permalink

  47. kae you have been elected, eeniemeenie you are a snob for picking on the screwy people.
    How does his Timship drink by the way?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 06:52 AM • permalink

  48. #45 I dont know about that - in a few years from now you wont be able to get wine that doesnt have a screw top.

    It keeps longer though so it has to be cellard longer.  The wine buffs are a little up in arms about it

    Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 27 at 06:53 AM • permalink

  49. kae you are naughty. Secret men’s business. You must not ask or look.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 06:53 AM • permalink

  50. Killaette is that why Tim held his arm so?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 06:55 AM • permalink

  51. 50+1 entries we making progress.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 06:56 AM • permalink

  52. Time to go. Cya.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 06:56 AM • permalink

  53. Me? Naughty?

    LOLZ

    yeah, whatever.

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 06:57 AM • permalink

  54. #50 actually I think hes trying to tell you its your shout

    Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 27 at 06:57 AM • permalink

  55. I present Brother Art Tatum celebrating the return of the right arm of TimBlair blogfuhrerdom. Glorify!

    Posted by dean martin on 2008 01 27 at 07:04 AM • permalink

  56. #45 - I believe fundamentalists just bite the necks off the bottles.

    Posted by squawkbox on 2008 01 27 at 07:07 AM • permalink

  57. Watch out. Tim is rearmed and dangerous.
    The tennis is still going. Tsonga unable to break serb.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2008 01 27 at 07:07 AM • permalink

  58. #40 Stack,

    what eenie said at #45!!! It Matters!!! hehehe

    Penguin will be a welcome recruit to the Church of the Latter Day Screwtop.

    You, Master Stack, need a bit more work. You will have to complete the Three Labours of the Truly Soused.

    #1 You must drink a WHOLE cask of Fruity Lexia (no vomiting allowed after, or it doesn’t count).

    #2 You must open an entire slab of Crown Lager, bottle by bottle with your teeth.

    #3 You must wear lime green Speedos like Borat’s on your next pilgrimage to the Hajj.

    This post will self destruct in five seconds.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 27 at 07:12 AM • permalink

  59. I want Tsonga to win he is very sexy and the game he played the other night was amazing

    Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 27 at 07:14 AM • permalink

  60. #57 Damn Sqawk!!!

    I was keeping that part a secret!!!

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 27 at 07:15 AM • permalink

  61. As long as you’ve still got your spleen, this blog will kick on!

    Get well soon, habibi.

    Posted by Abu Chowdah on 2008 01 27 at 07:15 AM • permalink

  62. Andrew Bolt is back on deck and asks for readers’ best wishes for Tim.

    Posted by walterplinge on 2008 01 27 at 07:16 AM • permalink

  63. Brother Kempff welcomes our friend as he comes home from the tempest, piece by piece.

    Posted by dean martin on 2008 01 27 at 07:16 AM • permalink

  64. That picture only shows us his forearm.

    I wonder what position his fingers are holding???

    This is important. I believe we have a right to know.

    Are his fingers even there!!!! OMG!!!

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 27 at 07:19 AM • permalink

  65. LGF is having a running snark-fight with some right-wing groups in Europe. As we found here, when One Nation was winning votes, you cannot keep the lid on reactions to things like immigration - particularly when the immigrants are really objectionable.
    Howard stole some of their clothes, and I think Sarcozy rode to victory doing something similar.
    It’s all very well to say those ultra-right wing groups are a worry, which they are. But to defuse them you have to toughen up a bit on the things which give them a free kick. Immigration involving unassimilable, ungrateful, separatist-minded but ultimately dysfunctional sub-groups is guaranteed to steer votes towards the ultra-right if there’s no other party making right-ish noises.
    LGF

    Posted by blogstrop on 2008 01 27 at 07:23 AM • permalink

  66. Our Beer
    Which cometh in bottles
    Hallowed be thy ale
    Thy will be drunk
    I will be drunk
    At home as we are in the pub
    Give us each day our daily beverage
    And forgive us our spillages
    As we forgive those who spillest against us
    And lead us not into poofy winebars or detract us from real ale
    For mine is the lager, the draught and the bitter
    Forever and ever

    Amen

    Posted by Gibbo on 2008 01 27 at 07:31 AM • permalink

  67. And, yea verily, the arm was upright, and although hairy, it was vertically extended in the true manner of a Bay 13 Collingwood supporter giving the finger to all lesser mortals and/or demanding another bottle of expensive wine.

    And thus did the multitudes rejoice, and shout aloud and crack tinnies en masse and wave their joyous symbol aloft in celebration.

    And eeniemeenie at #45 spake unto the multitudes, and his speech was true and vanquished the Non Believers and the hordes from the vile heretics of the Screwtop cult into the everlasting darkness of Balmain or Byron Bay. <ratbag mode off>

    Excellent news. Speedy recovery, old mate.

    Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2008 01 27 at 07:38 AM • permalink

  68. To amuse Tim during breaks in the cricket we have commenced the saga of MoonBatMan. All are invited to contribute…

    It was a dark and stormy night. MoonBatMan,  head inclined at a rakish angle, gunned the MoonBatmobile, and dropped a trail of flying rubber fragments as he swept through the sleeping city to the smoke-filled cellar where the Tilting Knights of the Windmill assembled. He took the chair and savoured the evocative aroma of hash fumes and ancient plumbing. Traceeee was perched on the edge of her seat, her mole-like eyes sparkling in the light from the fluorescent globe. And Margrot, emboldened by the redolent air and her recent purchases of bargain-priced second hand fonts, could hardly sit still as they discussed their dastardly plan—a giant effigy of a rodent was to be winched onto the topmost sail of the Opera House and set on fire at one minute to midnight on New Year’s Eve.

    But the best-laid plans of mice and Tilting Knights can go pear-shaped
    It wasn’t long before they had fragmented into warring factions.

    “But the carbon…”
    “Little Johnny isn’t in Government any more…”
    “I thought of it first!”
    “Do we have clearance from the Gurrigal tribe?”
    “Will the rodent be made of biodegradable materials?”
    “What about the environmental impact statement?”

    MoonBatMan tilted alarmingly and looked to Phatty for help.

    “Comrades, we must have consensus and solidarity!” boomed Phatty holding aloft an Egyptian golden sceptre that also doubled as a hippo’s toothpick. “The vanguard must be united against the forces of darkness.”

    The Knights stood in a tight circle, elbows touching to form a ring of power. Heads tilted in unison, they experienced the tenth level of happiness. Then forgetting all plans, purposes, and momentarily shedding all bad feelings, they turned to sipping chai lattes and discussion of the joyous prospect of reducing emissions by 90% by the year 2009.

    Posted by Rafe on 2008 01 27 at 07:40 AM • permalink

  69. I was wondering why the other thread had gone quiet all of a sudden.  I sat there at my keyboard, thinking “Where has everyone gone?  Am I the only one left alive?”

    Posted by mr creosote on 2008 01 27 at 07:43 AM • permalink

  70. I’m now waiting for all of those not very humerus puns to do with limbs.

    I didn’t even know there was something wrong with his arm.

    Great to have you back with us, Tim, even momentarily. Just get weller and betterer, and we’ll continue minding the store.

    Mmmph… snork….giggle…

    Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2008 01 27 at 08:01 AM • permalink

  71. Hey Tim,

    if I buy you a slab of your choice, or a cask each of red and white, your choice of grape variety,

    can I have your hospital name tag?

    Please?? ;)

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 27 at 08:03 AM • permalink

  72. #70 Nilk,

    humerus puns,, groan!!!!  :)

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 27 at 08:04 AM • permalink

  73. #68; Alas, Moonbatman and Traceee insisted on demanding the complete extermination of the human race and Phatty had to lock them up in the Vats of Compassion and then? Tune in next week, same Bat time, same Bat channel!

    Posted by dean martin on 2008 01 27 at 08:05 AM • permalink

  74. #69
    Mr Creosote, please keep up!

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 08:06 AM • permalink

  75. Stop it, Nilk, you’ll shoot whatever you’re drinking out your nose!

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 08:07 AM • permalink

  76. #71 I think Tim is a bottle rather than cask man and lets face it you might have to fight with 1.6 over that one

    Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 27 at 08:10 AM • permalink

  77. Tim’s a bottle man.

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 08:12 AM • permalink

  78. #65 Blogstrop, one of the problems in Europe is that it seems to be only the far-right parties that are addressing the immigrant ‘problems’, as we most quaintly and euphemistically label them.

    The left (of all stripes), centrist and soft right parties aren’t addressing those at all.

    I haven’t spent much time following what’s happening over there, but the LGF/Gates of Vienna & Brussels Journal stoush is fascinating. I know people on both sides of the debate, and they all have valid points.

    I don’t know how it’ll turn out in Europe, but I suspect the next 3-4 years are going to be very interesting to watch.

    Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2008 01 27 at 08:14 AM • permalink

  79. Okay, sorry to cut into all the general wellwishing and huzzahs for Tim, but I have a question.


    How do we actually know it’s Tim’s arm??

    Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2008 01 27 at 08:16 AM • permalink

  80. #79 It says blair on the arm band right under the pwales - it could be a conspiracy though

    Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 27 at 08:17 AM • permalink

  81. #77 Kae,

    Well, while he’s stuck in a hospital bed, he is most certainly a bottle man.

    You know those bottles with the wide mouth and the bulbous end so there’s no splash back? ;)

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 27 at 08:24 AM • permalink

  82. #81
    Isn’t that more secret men’s business?

    I reckon they should have to suffer and try to use pans… ‘snot fair!

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 08:25 AM • permalink

  83. #82 Kae,

    Absolutely! and without the dribble guard.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 27 at 08:37 AM • permalink

  84. #83 good to see the convo has degenerated to toilet humor bravo

    Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 27 at 08:39 AM • permalink

  85. #81 Aaarrghhh! TMI! TMI!!!!

    Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2008 01 27 at 08:39 AM • permalink

  86. Great to hear, Tim!

    Take your time to get well, we’ll all be here when you’re good and ready.

    Posted by Ian Deans on 2008 01 27 at 08:39 AM • permalink

  87. Glad to hear you’re on the mend !  Rest up, Big Guy.

    Posted by Spectre765 on 2008 01 27 at 08:45 AM • permalink

  88. Hospital humour.

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 08:47 AM • permalink

  89. Nah Kae,

    Hospital humer.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 27 at 08:49 AM • permalink

  90. Good news! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Posted by C.L. on 2008 01 27 at 08:51 AM • permalink

  91. #86 Nilk,

    I’ll try to keep it above the waist from now on. Okay?

    NOT!!! ;)

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 27 at 08:54 AM • permalink

  92. Woo-hoo!

    As the picture shows and Tim vouches, forewarned is forearmed!

    Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2008 01 27 at 09:00 AM • permalink

  93. My dear Bingley, I’d hope that Tim wouldn’t be rendered ‘armless!

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 09:07 AM • permalink

  94. youre funny Mr Bingley - very clever

    Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 27 at 09:08 AM • permalink

  95. #93 kae

    How about legless?

    Posted by Retread on 2008 01 27 at 09:49 AM • permalink

  96. By the way, how’s the food there?

    Which reminds me. We had a rather entertaining discussion here last year about jell-o, jelly, and so forth. What do they serve in Australian hospitals, if you don’t have jell-o? Jell-o is the quintessential hospital food, after all.

    Posted by rightwingprof on 2008 01 27 at 10:10 AM • permalink

  97. Heard by Tim shortly before the anesthetic took hold,

    “Ya know, there’s big money in kidneys. Hell, he’s got two of them”

    Posted by joe bagadonuts on 2008 01 27 at 10:55 AM • permalink

  98. As I commented at my bungalow (clean, but small) in this virtual world…

    DamnFantastic…

    You may not read this here, so will comment at your place*.

    Like me, you still have a TON of people to piss off. Fight on, good man.

    *Who are you and what is the name of your place, so I may comment…:).

    Posted by El Cid on 2008 01 27 at 11:05 AM • permalink

  99. Welcome back.  Wishing you a full recovery.

    Posted by Bryla on 2008 01 27 at 11:11 AM • permalink

  100. Hurry back, Tim, we have completely run out of bold tags and the italics are running low.

    Posted by Latino on 2008 01 27 at 11:15 AM • permalink

  101. #98 You’ll be pleased to know that I cleaned up. Good thing too, before you invite all these people over. :P

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 27 at 11:15 AM • permalink

  102. Watch out, Lefties!!

    Tim Blair is back - armed and dangerous!!!

    Posted by Tex Lovera on 2008 01 27 at 11:28 AM • permalink

  103. # 57 - Awww, crap.  NOW I see blogstrop beat me to the pun(ch).

    Posted by Tex Lovera on 2008 01 27 at 11:30 AM • permalink

  104. Steady as she goes, Tim, and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 11:33 AM • permalink

  105. OK, I always forget - is that the one with the mailed fist, or the velvet glove?

    Oh, right - Tim Blair doesn’t have a velvet glove. Just right & left mailed fists.

    Posted by Dave S. on 2008 01 27 at 11:34 AM • permalink

  106. All is going very well.

    Best news of the week!

    Hopefully, you’ll be entirely reassembled and joining the fun here very soon.

    ;^)

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 01 27 at 12:06 PM • permalink

  107. You know how you’ll be watching the news on TV or reading the newspaper, and you’ll catch a story about some actor, and you say to yourself, “Gosh, is he still alive?” This is the most extreme case of the phenomenon I’ve ever experienced.

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 12:11 PM • permalink

  108. How do we know that the arm is still attached? We only have the word of “a blogger” and their assertion of “all going well”.

    [/humour]

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 27 at 12:16 PM • permalink

  109. I’m looking forward to your first beer, mate.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 27 at 12:17 PM • permalink

  110. #108 #21 Drat, Ernst Blofeld beet me to it.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 27 at 12:19 PM • permalink

  111. Tim, Thank god you are OK, I will go to the off licence on my way home from work tommorow and toast your victory over the ‘Darned cancer thingy’,with a four pack of 4xxxx and engage in whatever stereotyped Aussie language and behaviour i can think of, Might even watch a few clips of ‘Skippy’ on Youtube while i’m ‘sinking a few tinnys’, followed by Crocodile Dundee 2 on the DVD.

    Best wishes to you and yours from me and mine,  Regards Phil

    Posted by phillip on 2008 01 27 at 12:22 PM • permalink

  112. Good news on a gray morning.

    Happy recovery, Mr. Blair!

    Posted by Janis Gore on 2008 01 27 at 12:25 PM • permalink

  113. #55: Great selection, Dean! Art Tatum: the fastest hands that ever tickled the ivories.

    #31 Gibbo: Consider me one of your missionaries in America.

    Tim: What we want to see is the hand, grasping a tall, frothy cold one (or do you guys drink your beer warm in Australia?).

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 12:29 PM • permalink

  114. Ah, great news!  You gotta hand to Tim, he can put finger exactly on the problem, feel the pulse of the situation, and go straight to the heart of the problem.

    The only remaining question being, who foots the bill for the drinks?

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 01 27 at 12:29 PM • permalink

  115. #65 Blogstrop, don’t just rely on LGF on this issue. Are the Vlaams Belang racist?

    There is a traditional Waloon/Flemish hostility in Belgium, and withthe influx of francophone & muslim immigrants tipping the balance to the francophones, the flemish are pissed off. I don’t think they are advocating the policies of the British National Party, which is[/i ]openly racist and has fascist tendancies.

    The Belgian government is dominated by the Waloons and has an interest in isolatiing Vlaams Belang, so I would be a little skeptical.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 27 at 12:30 PM • permalink

  116. I personally am anti-italic, though

    Having made the last post, however, Vlaams Belanmg does need to clearly dissociate itself fronm teh BNP.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 27 at 12:35 PM • permalink

  117. Wimpy,

    That Vlaams Belang (like their predecessor, Vlaams Blok), is still demanding a full pardon for all Flemish Nazi collaborators is more than a little troubling. Yes, they are quite cozy with the BNP, if not in an official capacity, and even more so with the equally repulsive French National Front.

    David Duke has disassociated himself from the Klu Klux Klan, but that doesn’t change what he is. I think the anti-Islamization movement needs to disassociate itself from the Vlaams Belang. I don’t think for a moment that the choice is between aligning with neo-Nazis and their sympathizers, and doing nothing. In doing so, when the general public associate “opposing Islamization” with White Power skinheads, slick race-baiters and unrepentent Nazis, what will the movement have accomplished?

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 01 27 at 12:48 PM • permalink

  118. BTW, I see nothing wrong with the breakup of Belgium into Flanders and Wallonia. The Kingdom of Belgium was an artificial concoction from the beginning, like “Yugoslavia”.

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 01 27 at 01:01 PM • permalink

  119. That’s one sexy wrist and forearm!

    Posted by Redd on 2008 01 27 at 01:05 PM • permalink

  120. #117 Spiny is right that anti-islamists need to disassociate from neo-nazi movements, that is what LGF has been saying.
    The problem, as I see it, is that when wimpy European governments adopt dhimmitude and give in to the islamists, they are fostering support for any anti-islamists, nazi overtones or not.

    Posted by Latino on 2008 01 27 at 01:08 PM • permalink

  121. Does this mean “pain in the ass” jokes are okay now? I’ve been holding back out of respect.

    A speedy recovery to you, sir!

    Posted by Jim Treacher on 2008 01 27 at 01:19 PM • permalink

  122. I think you all are missing the larger issue of copyright infringement. “Walloon” is the product name of the inflatable cubicles manufactured by Paco Industries. And “Flemish” is damned close to “Phlegmish”, our over-the-counter expectorant. Belgium better have a good attorney.

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 01:23 PM • permalink

  123. Hey, I live right next to PoW. Luckily for you, I don’t know which part of the hospital you are in, or else I’m sure you would be terribly annoyed.

    Get well!

    Posted by Nicholas on 2008 01 27 at 01:27 PM • permalink

  124. #113 Cold beer in Australia. Unless your fridge is on the blink.

    Posted by ErnestBludger on 2008 01 27 at 01:34 PM • permalink

  125. I’m glad they saved the arm, but really, was there any trouble with the arm?  My impression was that the epicenter of all the trouble was…elsewhere.

    Anyway, great news, and prayers continue. 

    As for the Belgians, well, why doesn’t somebody split it in two - Flanders to the Netherlands and Wallonia to the French.  Dunno about Brussels.  Maybe they can hold a soccer match or something and the loser takes
    the city.

    Posted by Sonetka's Mom on 2008 01 27 at 01:34 PM • permalink

  126. Oh, and all the best with the recovery, Tim.

    Posted by ErnestBludger on 2008 01 27 at 01:35 PM • permalink

  127. Timbo, thank goodness you’re on the mend - I’ve been drinking for you as well as me ever since you went off the ether to chat up the nurses; I need a break from the booze, at least for half a day or so.  Watch out lefties !!

    Posted by Ubique on 2008 01 27 at 01:37 PM • permalink

  128. Geeze Tim. You laid it on a bit thick. Noticed your name tag . How did they ever believe you were the Prince of Wales ?

    Posted by Wacko on 2008 01 27 at 01:47 PM • permalink

  129. Inflatable cubicles.

    What will the genius of the Paco Design Studio (PDS) come up with next?

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 01 27 at 01:51 PM • permalink

  130. That could be anyone’s arm.

    We expect better than that. The least you could do is photoshop yourself into a picture, like this one with Hugo Chavez and Fidel “dirt nap” Castro.

    Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2008 01 27 at 01:59 PM • permalink

  131. welcome back tim’s arm.  can’t wait for the rest of you!

    Posted by missred on 2008 01 27 at 01:59 PM • permalink

  132. But… but… Tim, what about your other arm?!?

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 01 27 at 02:07 PM • permalink

  133. More important than your arm, they saved your sense of humor!

    Hurry up and get well, dammit.  We miss you.

    Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 2008 01 27 at 02:17 PM • permalink

  134. Nurse Goodbody has been kind enough to oblige us with a photo of Tim, during surgery. Not for the squeamish.

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 02:28 PM • permalink

  135. Rather than trying to be humorous about our inalienable right to Blair arms, I’ll instead note the great news and continue wishing you the best for a full and speedy recovery.

    Posted by charles austin on 2008 01 27 at 02:33 PM • permalink

  136. Doctors have also determined that the real cause of Tim’s discomfort was recklessly wolfing down his food.

    Do what I do, Tim: count your flatware after every meal!

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 02:34 PM • permalink

  137. Notice Blair only showed us the arm.  What’s he hiding from us?

    Oh. My. God.

    It’s THE INCREDIBLE TWO-HEADED TRANSPLANT
    with Special Guest Star PHILLIP ADAMS.

    (An Australian Film Commission Production)

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 01 27 at 02:35 PM • permalink

  138. #135: “...our inalienable right to Blair arms”

    Positively inspired, Charles!

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 02:35 PM • permalink

  139. Arma cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris Italiam fato profugus Laviniaque venit litora.. Virgil

    Posted by rhhardin on 2008 01 27 at 02:37 PM • permalink

  140. I for one refuse to believe that’s blair until we see the finger.

    Hey, Tim: TRACEEEEEE!

    That should do it.

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 01 27 at 02:38 PM • permalink

  141. #137: Photoshop! Photoshop! Where’s Colonel Milquetoast?

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 02:38 PM • permalink

  142. #45—What about the followers of the vulgate box?

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 01 27 at 02:46 PM • permalink

  143. Prayers are indeed answered.  I beat cancer and so can you!  Keep the faith Tim, it’ll stand you good stead in those dark days.

    Posted by GMRoper on 2008 01 27 at 02:47 PM • permalink

  144. #139: “Hell, no, boy, this batch ‘a corn mash ain’t riddy yit! See that thar rat paddlin’ aroun’ in it? Way-ul, when he drowndz and sinks down to the bottom, then this h’yar stuff’ll be fit to swaller.” - Cousin Virgil

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 03:01 PM • permalink

  145. BTW, Tim, while you’re on the mend, this is a good time to think about your financial future. I invite you to consider setting up a retirement fund with Paco Investments (Cayman Islands). We’ve just hired one of the sharpest minds in the business as Vice President of our Funds Management unit.

    Remember: “Paco Investments - The First Name in Adventure Capital”.

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 03:10 PM • permalink

  146. Whew. You make me laff. So, you’re important to me.

    Posted by bovious on 2008 01 27 at 03:12 PM • permalink

  147. #117 Spiny, no, one certainly shouldn’t allign oneself with neo-nazis to fight islamo-fascism; that would be kinda nonsensical.

    I don’t know enough about Vlaams belang and know how the terms racist and fascist are thrown around willy-nilly by the left to shut up opponents. Is this happening with VB or are they alligned with the BNP or Front National? I don’t know.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 27 at 03:44 PM • permalink

  148. Wimpy,

    Vlaams Belang is not aligned with the BNP in any “official” capacity, but the leaders of both groups are certainly on friendly terms; their relationship with Le Pen and the National Front, however, is very much out in the open: they announced they are joining up with other like-minded groups to form a pan-European “patriotic party”.

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 01 27 at 04:08 PM • permalink

  149. Great news!

    Get well soon—the world needs you, deeply needs you, and the left needs to be mocked, hilariously and mercilessly.

    And I need to swear off adverbs, really.

    Posted by Patricia on 2008 01 27 at 04:12 PM • permalink

  150. #148 Spiny, I just read about that somewhere else and the relationship of the NF and VB was not clear; perhaps not a good sign.

    In Canada, we have a similarly based racial, regional, separatist party, the Bloq Quebecois. They take great pains to officially stress they are not “racist” and do “outreach” to “minority communities”.

    However, I do believe they get a bit of an easy ride from the MSM and establishment as they are “socialist” in orientation, rather than rightist.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 27 at 04:19 PM • permalink

  151. Personally speaking, I’m suspicious of anyone promoting “group rights” from the start.

    Individuals have rights, groups do not. Or shouldn’t, in a sane society…

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 01 27 at 04:24 PM • permalink

  152. I meant Parti Quebecois, the Bloq is an offshoot

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 27 at 04:35 PM • permalink

  153. #151 I’m all on board with that Spiny.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 27 at 04:36 PM • permalink

  154. Waxing might help.

    Very glad you are doing ok.

    Posted by ushie on 2008 01 27 at 04:36 PM • permalink

  155. I blame global warming.

    Wait, what was the topic?

    Posted by Merlin on 2008 01 27 at 04:43 PM • permalink

  156. Thank god. I was worried about the arm.

    Posted by Harry Buttle on 2008 01 27 at 04:47 PM • permalink

  157. Great news Tim.  Did they save any other parts?

    From now on you will be untumorous.

    #121 Treacher,
    You’ve been holding back on bad jokes?  Next thing you will try to tell us is that the Sun rises in the West.

    Leftoids and other Moonbats around the world are in despair.  Tim is on the mend and will soon be back in snarking trim, eagar to make up for lost time.

    Posted by Michael Lonie on 2008 01 27 at 04:52 PM • permalink

  158. Hallelujah Tim,

    Settle back and enjoy the cricket, secure in the knowledge that all your fans are making tasteless medical puns on this site.

    Hmm…something arm related.

    I wouldn’t tell you a fibula, I am delighted that you are getting better. [ducks]

    Posted by Dr Alice on 2008 01 27 at 05:00 PM • permalink

  159. Oh, crap. That’s the leg bone. Never mind, just get well soon!

    Posted by Dr Alice on 2008 01 27 at 05:01 PM • permalink

  160. Great.

    Get well soon.

    Posted by wanglese on 2008 01 27 at 05:07 PM • permalink

  161. “Will I be able to play the piano, Doctor?”
    “Why certainly, young man!”
    “Strange. I never could before.”

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, not to mention a close audit of the bold tags…

    Posted by mojo on 2008 01 27 at 05:08 PM • permalink

  162. Great to learn that things are going well Tim and that you are only an arms length from recovery!!!- It’s about time too, so many toasts in the good stuff and now down to the cask and all of us collectively with liver damage - we need you to return to save us from ourselves.
    Thank goodness AB is back- sneaky little chap crept in whilst I was sleeping it off, now have to catch up a day late-oh the pressure!
    Love to you and all you love- Hope you are off the drips and saline/dextrose infusions- your liver will be suffering withdrawal symptoms!

    Posted by Hillyminx on 2008 01 27 at 05:09 PM • permalink

  163. Tim,

    Thanks for taking the time to let us know you are all right. I feel like I have been holding my breath for days. A word of advice: you may want to wait a little while before you read most of the comments in this thread. You’ve just had abdominal surgery and don’t need to bust a gut laughing right now.

    Keep on the mend!

    Posted by NashvilleHeat on 2008 01 27 at 05:25 PM • permalink

  164. here’s cheers to a speedy recovery & a mighty return to smiting the forces of darkness

    Posted by KK on 2008 01 27 at 05:30 PM • permalink

  165. The SMH’s obit for Paddy McGuinness today couldn’t help but refer to “... the formerly CIA-funded publication Quadrant ...”
    That aside (a fleeting nod to his conservative period), they seemed happy to claim him as one of their own, now that he’s moved on to the big reading room.
    P.P. McGuinness Obituary

    Posted by blogstrop on 2008 01 27 at 05:36 PM • permalink

  166. Tim,

    Glad to hear your arm is up and about again. May the rest of you follow soon.

    Posted by Contrail on 2008 01 27 at 05:36 PM • permalink

  167. Spiny Norman; Wimpy Canadian:

    A good place to go to start getting information would be Gates of Vienna and Brussels Journal.

    Please remember when reading folk who claim it’s all “right wing” neo-nazi and what not.

    Anyone who stands up against the idiocy of the rabid left is automatically a nazi or fascist.

    Anyone attempting to stand up for western culture or national integrity is automatically a nazi or a fascist.

    Anyone attempting to stand up against the irrational capitulation to multi cultism in general or islamization specifically, is automatically a racist.

    These automatic designations are part of the party approved rhetoric and must not be challenged or allegiance to the Thought Boss structure of complaint peasantry may be called into question and result in required attendance to political reeducation indoctrination.

    Posted by Grimmy on 2008 01 27 at 05:43 PM • permalink

  168. Lets also not forget that during the ‘30s, the American GOP became infested with adherents to the American nazi party. Scum crops up where ever it can. But because an organization was once infested, does not mean it was always so infested or continues to be so to this day.

    And, during WW2, the Allies did join force with the Soviet. Not because we were communist, but because we stood against a common enemy. Sometimes, survival means to find alliances where you can, not where you would rather.

    Posted by Grimmy on 2008 01 27 at 05:47 PM • permalink

  169. Speaking of hospital food, once when I was in the hospital for a kidney stone, they had me on a liquid diet. Part of that diet was one of those Italian ices, that come in the little cups. But they served it to me completely melted. As if it wouldn’t just melt to liquid on the way down to my stomach anyway.

    Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2008 01 27 at 05:55 PM • permalink

  170. Grimmy,

    GoV and BJ are the very ones saying we must join up with the White Power racists or do nothing. They are the LAST ones I’d look to for “unbiased” information.

    Charles Johnson’s “crime”, for which he has been labeled a “Marxist” and “traitor”, was not “automatically branding everyone standing up to left-wing idiocy, multi-culturalism, or Islamization a Nazi or a fascist” (nice strawman, btw), but merely asking if Vlaams Belang is the sort of people we should “invite to the party”, given their unsavory history. The violent, outraged reaction he received says more about his accusers than they’ll ever realise.

    It was that reaction that led him to delve deeper into the people involved. What was uncovered, any rational person would find troubling, to say the least.

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 01 27 at 06:03 PM • permalink

  171. #169 Andrea,

    Kidney stones are great fun, aren’t they?

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 01 27 at 06:04 PM • permalink

  172. As I used to tell my cattledog…heal! Heal, dammit.  And watch out for Crack-Spider’s

    Posted by Carl H on 2008 01 27 at 06:05 PM • permalink

  173. The much-coveted Jimmy Carter endorsement.

    (That loud, clanging noise you hear is their Nobel Peace Prize medals colliding as they engage in a platonic man-hug).

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 06:06 PM • permalink

  174. #165 blogstrop. First I’ve heard of CIA funding for Quadrant (NTTIAWWT).
    Is there anything on the web that substantiates such a claim?

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 01 27 at 06:09 PM • permalink

  175. Blair’s on the mend. Thank God for civilisation, I say, because the alternative ain’t pretty.

    Australian surgical procedures, post-apocalypse style.

    Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 01 27 at 06:15 PM • permalink

  176. NTTIAWWT...?

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 27 at 06:24 PM • permalink

  177. Skeeter, it’s not controversial or disputed at all that they were funded by the CIA. (Actually it was another organisation by name, but same funds). There also isn’t anything remotely insidious about it (unless no one is allowed to spend their money in ways that suit their political views!) and it has been covered at length in many articles including I think an address celebrating their 50th Anniversary and published in that issue.

    Posted by ooh honey honey on 2008 01 27 at 06:25 PM • permalink

  178. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

    FFS…

    Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 01 27 at 06:26 PM • permalink

  179. Skeeter - read this by Leonard Sussman - link.
    Unless there is evidence to the contrary, providing seed capital is hardly a big deal. If it was an ongoing thing, funded by and editorially controlled by the CIA, there might be some point in making the observation beyond the common slur value.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2008 01 27 at 06:27 PM • permalink

  180. #173 paco

    More evidence of the innate truth of Blair’s Law.

    ::clang::

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 01 27 at 06:29 PM • permalink

  181. Onya, Tim!

    Although I must say I expected to see more than part of a hairy arm. That could be any male’s forearm (or admittedly, even some female’s).

    It could even be - shudder - a troll’s for all we know.

    We’ll know it’s you only when you’re back in the saddle again. So come back soon.

    Posted by ann j on 2008 01 27 at 06:30 PM • permalink

  182. Skeeter, Quadrant was funded through a CIA front outfit called the Centre for Cultural Freedom, or something like that.
    It ought to be pointed out that the funding did not last long and that Quadrant has survived many years now without it. Interestingly, a number of leftist publications such as Modern Times disappeared in the early 90s - not too long after the end of the Soviet empire, the breaking of the Berlin Wall, and presumably the end of Moscow’s handouts.

    Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 01 27 at 06:33 PM • permalink

  183. #170, Spiny Norman:

    I’ve been following this since it started. I’ve read both sides of the fight. I find nothing much to support Charles’ side except for the usual bullshit that is always put out by leftists to slather their opposition with the nazi label.

    In fact, the neo-nazi movement in europe has officially sided with the islamist. Nazism and islamism have a long history of mutual support and assistance.

    Personally, I couldn’t care less. The european attempt to stand up and survive is too little too late and doomed to failure.

    An example of how deeply the intellectual inbreeding of rabid mindless leftism has gone is exemplified in the “right wing” label still attached to communism’s socialist competitor in top honors of mass murder ideology of european invention. And the rather idiotic belief that nazis are anything other than just another cluster fuck of brain sick leftards seeking a steady state of compliant peasantry. The only differences are in how the elite is selected and defined and the mechanisms of oppression applied to the peasants in the competing neo-feudalisms.

    It is also a wonder that simply wanting to stand up for western culture and national sovereignty is taken as proof positive of rabid “right wing"erism.

    But, I’ll just agree to disagree with you on this, because I really don’t give a rats ass, one way or the other. Europe is lost. The people of europe have earned the hell and horror coming to them. They worked hard for it.

    Posted by Grimmy on 2008 01 27 at 06:38 PM • permalink

  184. Dunno about Brussels.

    We can take a page from Israel, and build a wall around it.  A very tall wall.  Without out any means of ingress or egress.  And with plenty of land mines.

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 01 27 at 06:43 PM • permalink

  185. Great to see it man!

    Good to see they saved your right arm.  Dunno about you, but I do all my favourite things with my right arm…

    Posted by Renegade Lawyer on 2008 01 27 at 06:44 PM • permalink

  186. The people who think there was anything the matter with CIA funding for Quadrant need to check out the Soviet funding for Australian writers and movements. Not a pretty record but nowhere fully spelled out that I know of.

    Posted by Rafe on 2008 01 27 at 06:46 PM • permalink

  187. Re #173. yeah, right, Jimmy, like Lord Goreacle™ is going to give up a highly lucrative gig, one with a total lack of accountability, just to become the President of the United States.  Your senility is really starting to stand out, y’know?

    Still, if Lord Goreacle™ does decide to voluntarily step down from his lofty status, I am confident that the the CEO of Preservation of Any Climates Organization will be glad to step in for His absence of 4-8 years.

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 01 27 at 06:48 PM • permalink

  188. Re # 68 the saga of MoonBatMan, thanks to Dean Martin for some top footage # 73.

    This is the image of MoonBatMan in full tilt.

    Contributions to the ongoing exloits of MoonBatMan and the Windmill Tilters are invited.

    Posted by Rafe on 2008 01 27 at 06:50 PM • permalink

  189. #136, paco,

    count your flatware after every meal

    That was a fork.  Forks aren’t flat.

    Posted by Janice on 2008 01 27 at 06:58 PM • permalink

  190. I’ve found it! I’ve found it!

    The invention of the decade!

    To stop global warming, save the polar bears AND generate energy.

    This is my patent: Large (very) hamster wheels, with the axis one metre (three feet) above the arctic ocean, connected to generators. The polar bears will be put in them, one to each wheel. In their desperate attempt not to drown, they will turn the wheel, and thus the generation of electricity will occour. By being only partly in water, the polar bear WILL NOT DROWN when it grows tired and wants to sleep. A special crane raising mechanism can be added to bring P.Bear out of water when it wants to sleep. And, it’s carbon free, thus stopping global warming.

    Brilliant. Just brilliant.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 27 at 07:02 PM • permalink

  191. 186 Rafe secret men’s/women’s business. The left control the printing presses. But we rule with his Timship. Paddy got a surprise when he met his maker to be sure. Again God alone knows.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 07:10 PM • permalink

  192. I hear there are some real prankster plastic surgeons at Timbo’s hospital. Just wait til he looks in the mirror.

    #135 Groan

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 01 27 at 07:20 PM • permalink

  193. #192
    That’s enough to scare anyone to death.

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 07:30 PM • permalink

  194. Good news indeed Tim.

    Posted by Nic on 2008 01 27 at 07:34 PM • permalink

  195. Ah the prayers have been answered! Praise be to God
    Welcome back Tim, even if in bits at a time!

    Posted by Jazza on 2008 01 27 at 07:35 PM • permalink

  196. 167 I have a memory of an invader stopped by a vision not by an army. Something like it was not the army but the frightful vision the invader saw and fled.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 07:38 PM • permalink

  197. Long may the Arm hoist adult beverages and assist in the high speed operation of automobiles!

    Good to hear this, Tim.

    Posted by Major John on 2008 01 27 at 07:41 PM • permalink

  198. 185. Yes—and if the transplant of a second right arm succeeds, Tim will have no left left, and the vast right-armed conspiracy will be unstoppable.

    Posted by arrowhead ripper on 2008 01 27 at 07:43 PM • permalink

  199. 66 Gibbo
    You irreverent sod(or is that sot?)

    Try a bit of the Koran -see if you can get THEM laughing at themselves as this lass did to the detriment of her keyboard ,ie tea spills…..

    Posted by Jazza on 2008 01 27 at 07:46 PM • permalink

  200. 66 Ale be seeing you in all the familiar places.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 08:01 PM • permalink

  201. Hope it won’t be too long before you are feeling a 100%, relax and let everyone be your slave.

    Posted by Howzat on 2008 01 27 at 08:02 PM • permalink

  202. So now 200+1

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 08:04 PM • permalink

  203. arrowhead ripper—Tim Blair IS Bill, the Galactic Hero!

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 01 27 at 08:14 PM • permalink

  204. “They Saved Tim Blair’s Arm!” the stunning sequel to “They Saved Hitler’s Brain!”  Thrill, chill, be confused by the illogic of the left!


    Glad your doing better, Tim.  It’s a scary time, but you’ll be up and annoying all the right people soon!

    Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2008 01 27 at 08:14 PM • permalink

  205. Well the arm looks good, the ID band is a nice touch. Great news Tim. I new you would beat this.

    Posted by BJM on 2008 01 27 at 08:21 PM • permalink

  206. 204 Since “The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”
    So is Tim afflicted? Or comfortable?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 08:26 PM • permalink


  207. (Re Quadrant funding) I mean really. “Gasp! They tried to stop communism by publishing poetry!” I’m sure the left were confused by that. Here’s an article on it.

    Posted by ooh honey honey on 2008 01 27 at 08:29 PM • permalink

  208. Kevni decides that local Ngunnawal “elders” will welcome the new parliament to “their” traditional land when MPs return to Canberra in February.

    Kevin Rudd promotes the disastrous New Racism.

    Posted by C.L. on 2008 01 27 at 08:33 PM • permalink

  209. #189 Janice: Sorry to play the pedant, my dear, but facts are facts.

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 08:36 PM • permalink

  210. 185. That’s his left arm!

    Posted by m on 2008 01 27 at 08:39 PM • permalink

  211. 209 when do Ngunnawal repossess? Or will $orry pay the rent?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 08:44 PM • permalink

  212. #210
    Paco, eating implements like knives, forks & spoons are called cutlery in Aus, plates etc, are called crockery. Glasses are glasses (strangely enough!).

    We don’t use the word “flatware”.

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 08:54 PM • permalink

  213. With Rudd’s ALP, could an increase in the GST be ‘weaseled in,’ sometime in the near future? After all, if all goes to form with this type of government and their ‘cuddly politics of collective and no personal responsibility,’ they will need the extra money to bank role their ideology.

    Posted by BJM on 2008 01 27 at 09:11 PM • permalink

  214. kae is not flatware what you iron?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 09:15 PM • permalink

  215. #215
    Moot, stackja1945.

    I don’t iron anything.

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 09:16 PM • permalink

  216. #208. o.h.h. you will have to be quicker than that to beat blogstrop (see #179).
    Thanks everyone for the help on this. I know a CIA-hating lefty who will be hard at work at his keyboard right now if he has read his SMH this morning.
    I needed some ammunition to stave off his inevitable attack on Quadrant.
    This same lefty refuses to read anything written by Blair or Bolt because they are, in his view, “right-wing extremists”.
    I suppose they are to someone who was once a card-carrying member of the Australian Communist Party, has been a leading union official in the AJA, and spent most of his life working for the AB(f)C.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 01 27 at 09:16 PM • permalink

  217. (and that’d be flatwear, silly)

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 09:18 PM • permalink

  218. #217
    Bombs away, Skeets!

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 09:20 PM • permalink

  219. Good news Tim.
    But are you sure that’s your arm?

    It looks, kinda er, um, manly.
    Mediterranean even judging by the mirkin we can see.

    Anyway, come home, we need you. And so does Kevin 08.

    Posted by Bonmot on 2008 01 27 at 09:23 PM • permalink

  220. #219
    Shh! Not yet, kae. I’m still outside radar range but ready to sneak in when the time is right.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 01 27 at 09:24 PM • permalink

  221. Shit, he is quick.
    In the application of the media to political ends there are two reasons for bias to one or other of the wings. One is obviously to get everyone thinking like you, but the other is the aim of moving the actual centre further towards your favorite wing, so that you can then publish something just the other side of it and boast of “balance”. Articles in the Age this morning on widespread child slavery in the UK makes NO mention of who the owners of these slaves might be. And is it just me or has there been complete silence over the fact that Palestinians are getting through a wall that kept them out of Egypt, and the Egyptians aren’t happy about it? Leave these things untouched and the centre will drift happily left.

    Posted by ooh honey honey on 2008 01 27 at 09:28 PM • permalink

  222. kae I have an iron somewhere I inherited it. Good door stop if I need one.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 09:29 PM • permalink

  223. #137 a horror movie

    Posted by Col. Milquetoast on 2008 01 27 at 09:32 PM • permalink

  224. 222 Big Brother is watching. Newspeak lives.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 09:35 PM • permalink

  225. 222 By the way how long will the media remember Paddy? Until Heath’s funeral?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 09:37 PM • permalink

  226. #224: Absolutely first-rate, Colonel! Time to grab the popcorn.

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 09:39 PM • permalink

  227. 227 Now we know what happened to Ray Milland after he had a long weekend.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 09:43 PM • permalink

  228. Baruch Ha-Shem…

    “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings”

    Posted by MentalFloss on 2008 01 27 at 09:45 PM • permalink

  229. #223
    I have two somewhere around here. They could be near the, hmm, what’s that thing called again… ironing board?

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 09:59 PM • permalink

  230. Yay Tim!

    Posted by JimC on 2008 01 27 at 09:59 PM • permalink

  231. #224
    Particularly horrible for Tim.

    And Nadia…

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 10:00 PM • permalink

  232. Well they certainly didn’t shave the arm…

    Meanwhile, Antony Loewenstein and Irfan Yusuf are devastated by the news. Tim, watch out for any ‘best selling’ authors and portly journalists trying to stand on your oxygen hose. They’ve stolen enough of ours as it is!

    Posted by Dan Lewis on 2008 01 27 at 10:10 PM • permalink

  233. 230 kae the ironing board went off somewhere under the house. Took up too much room. The corner of the dining room table took its place. Now the dining room table is too full of you know what. Oh dear what a tangled mess we create when seek to do whatever.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 10:11 PM • permalink

  234. #213 kae: These items are typically referred to as “silverware” in the U.S., whether silver or not. I was aiming at metallic accuracy; therefore, I employed the humbler noun. And if a fork isn’t “flatware” because it doesn’t meet someone’s arbitrary standards of flatness, then I daresay a spoon is not “cutlery”, because one doesn’t cut with it, regardless of the accepted utensilary nomenclature of these items in the country in question.

    Oh, I know, I know. You will raise the issue of the grapefruit spoon, with its jagged edge, to support your use of cutlery as a generic term that is rightfully inclusive of all of the traditional eating utensils, over and above the merely bladed items. This is specious reasoning, however, inasmuch as the grapefruit spoon, with its heretofore-described jagged edge or lip, is employed rather to gouge, than to cut, in the accepted connotation of that word, id est, to slice with a sharp, straight (straight, mind you) edge.

    Now, one might argue that the accuracy of the term “flatware” is merely an assertion made ipse dixit, based on the undeniable fact that the shape of spoons and forks does not coincide in all respects with the two-dimensional manifold of the plane, or flat surface, of the table. And, in a strictly narrow sense, one making this argument would be technically correct. However, the intended meaning of the term, which is clear from a detailed study of its etymology, is to convey the relative flatness of utensils vis á vis the more obvious three-dimensional character of such items as cups, soup tureens and gravy bowls (vide Aristotle’s Physics and Diogenes Laertius, Vitae philosophorum VIII).

    Therefore…therefore…er… What were we talking about?

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 10:19 PM • permalink

  235. 235 paco #213 kae
    What about a Splayd?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 10:23 PM • permalink

  236. So. Kevin’s going to tackle the problems of the homeless.

    To tackle the growing social problem, the Federal Government commissioned its first White Paper to help reduce homelessness

    linky

    Louis Mayfield, who was born in New York and became homeless on the streets of Australia, said nutrition and healthy lifestyles were almost as important as the basic issue of shelter.

    Providing free access to gyms and subsidised healthy food was a way to combat a core problem of homelessness and would bring genuine results, he said.

    Free access to gyms? linky

    Forget the White Paper, sport. I can tell you what the problem is.

    1. some homeless people are on the street because they have mental illness. Where can you put them? Many of them need attention to make sure they stay on their medication and on the rails.

    2. some homeless people have drug dependence/abuse/addiction and that is why they are homeless.

    3. many of the abovementioned homeless people suffer from both mental illness and drug addiction or abuse.

    4. some homeless people are on the street because they are hiding.

    Seome people think that the rot set in when mental institutions were shut down because some bureacrats had a sudden rush of shit to the brain and decided that the the mentally ill could be better taken care of in the community. WRONG. That appears to have been the last straw.
    The rot set in when civil libertarians decided that people in mental institutions had rights which could not be abused. The mental institutions were no longer allowed to tell the patients what to do and when, for example, “It’s time to take your medication.”, and “It’s time for you to bathe.” Institutions turned into horrible, filthy places, where they were once well-run and well-kept institutions where mentally ill people were safe from the world and from themselves.

    Apparently there is a display in Brisbane about Goodna and Woolston Park Institution.

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 10:29 PM • permalink

  237. #235 Very impressive Paco. I long ago decided that I want you to be on my side in any adversarial comments. Now I can see why I made that decision.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 01 27 at 10:32 PM • permalink

  238. #235
    A grapefruit spoon? A GRAPEFRUIT SPOON?

    Oh, that’s a bit posh for me, Mr Paco.

    Face it, Paco.
    You lot talk funny.

    *****

    And a grapefruit spoon (what a noncy invention that is!) would still be cutlery. Would have been made by the same person who made the cutlass.

    NYAH, NYAH, NYAH.
    PFFFFT!

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 10:32 PM • permalink

  239. #234
    Hey, stackja1945, you sound like a member of my family. We mostly suffer from “flat surface disorder”, any flat surface is immediatly covered by something placed on it.

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 27 at 10:33 PM • permalink

  240. 237 kae the inmates are running the asylum.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 10:35 PM • permalink

  241. #236 Stack: The splayd, being sui generis, is still much debated among the scholars of the Academy of Utensils; it was invented by an Australian who obviously couldn’t afford a complete set of flatware - or rather, (with a magnanimous bow to kae) - a complete set of cutlery.

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 10:35 PM • permalink

  242. #22, ooh honey honey

    (1) Articles in the Age this morning on widespread child slavery in the UK makes NO mention of who the owners of these slaves might be.

    (2) And is it just me, or has there been complete silence over the fact that Palestinians are getting through a wall that kept them out of Egypt, and the Egyptians aren’t happy about it?

    (1) Just like they make no mention of the perpetrators and backers of the still widespread slavery trade in Africa being, um, “North” African.

    (2) And no, it isn’t just you.  The first I heard of a wall to keep the Palestinians out of Egypt was a few days ago, when they blew holes in it. And I’m a news junkie!

    Spreading misinformation is also done by leaving out what you don’t want generally known.

    Posted by ann j on 2008 01 27 at 10:36 PM • permalink

  243. #243.  Make that #222, ooh honey honey!

    Posted by ann j on 2008 01 27 at 10:37 PM • permalink

  244. #238: Thank you, my dear Skeeter. My stint at the Academy of Lagado served me well.

    Posted by paco on 2008 01 27 at 10:43 PM • permalink

  245. They can rebuild him - make him stronger, faster, better. They can create the six million font man!!!!!!

    Great to hear that things are going well Tim! Take care.

    Posted by rbresca on 2008 01 27 at 10:44 PM • permalink

  246. 240 kae we maybe related. Some of our rels got scattered. Our family seemed to wander a lot.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 27 at 10:44 PM • permalink

  247. #224—- well-Shopped, sah!

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 01 27 at 10:45 PM • permalink

  248. What’s the big problem with men having hairy arms?  Non-Chinese manly men are supposed to have hairy arms.  Just like forks are supposed to be called cutlery.  (That’s me being pedantic, paco, my dear fellow.  What fun!)

    Posted by Janice on 2008 01 27 at 10:46 PM • permalink

  249. Eatin’ irons!

    Posted by Olrence on 2008 01 27 at 10:48 PM • permalink

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