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WEEK ONE

Well, week one and a couple of days.

A couple of upgrades await at the new site, including a daring innovation I call a “blogroll”, which lists other sites of interest. It should be added today. Also, moderation has been made speedier - although evidently not speedy enough for many PSRs (previous site readers). Apologies for that, but Australian libel laws are ******* ******* ridiculous and require that each comment be viewed before publication. Incidentally, naughty words will be ******* cut or edited, so don’t ******* use them. And editing the ******* things takes time, which causes delays, which adds to concerns about moderation not being ******* speedy enough.

(Not that many comments have required editing or cutting. Stunningly few, in fact. And the numerous lefties who’ve endlessly complained about being banned here and who vowed to show up in number at the new site simply haven’t appeared. Wimps.)

By the way, your moderators at the new site are Tran and Nkomo, two hard-working young immigrants keen to make careers for themselves in the lucrative Australian moderation caper. A live-and-let-live type of guy, Nkomo is inclined to let even the most contentious comments through. He doesn’t have issues with anybody, God bless him. Nkomo is a Libran who lists cricket and peace as his major interests.

But Tran is absolutely terrifying. The other day, down in the moderation pit, he got into a fight with one of Joe Hildebrand’s nightshift moderators over possessive apostrophes. The ambulance guys said they’d never before seen such elaborate knife wounds.

Thing is, Tran was armed only with a thesaurus. Sharpened, admittedly, but still just a thesaurus.

Treat both of them well. And treat Tran with extreme caution.

Now head on over to the new site.

Posted by Tim B. on 05/20/2008 at 11:17 AM
  1. Yeah, Tim. We’re there!

    But we’re still having the wake/s. You can’t stop us.

    It’s too early to think!

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 20 at 02:49 PM • permalink

  2. wronwright begins cleaning out his cubicle.  He notices many and sundry items purchased from one of paco’s many companies.  All worthless now.  Truth be told, they were worthless when he purchased them new.  Boy those late nite commercials are hard to resist.

    He picks up a key, one to the Tardis, entrusted to him several years ago.  Reverently he places it in his cardboard box.

    He sees a big yellow sponge, a special one, provided to him by Richard McEnroe for use in sopping up a Russian lake.  Wistfully he notes it didn’t do jack when he tried using it after Hurricane Katrina.  Probably another paco product.

    Which brings him to the operators manual to the Japanese weather machine.  Damn useless, that was.  How did he know the OFF button was actually the LET IT BLOW!!! button.  Let Michael Lonie figure out that manual.

    Surprised, he finds his Zulu spear, hidden beneath some RWDB plans. 

    “Ooo, wouldn’t you know.  All this time I blamed Andrea for filching it.  Oh well, my mistake.”

    Just then he hears a bell sounding the posting of a comment by Tim. 

    “Tran?  Treat him with extreme caution?  Tim tells this to a group of people who had to navigate the treacherous shoals of Andrea?  Oh piffle.  Tran was probably in high school when the readers here were posting comments.  Let him learn the art from experienced practioners.”

    Posted by wronwright on 2008 05 20 at 02:56 PM • permalink

  3. #1 kae - You still up?  How’s the count?

    (I’m up too but I’m off to the airport to meet a family member coming from overseas.)

    Posted by Wand on 2008 05 20 at 03:26 PM • permalink

  4. I certainly hope Andrea’s site will be on that blogroll thingy Tim is talking about.  I think her cult like status in Australia demands it.

    Posted by Polly on 2008 05 20 at 04:18 PM • permalink

  5. Yay! Wronwright makes an appearance! You need to stay in touch somewhere, somehow with somebody, buddy; giving up wronwright would be like giving up coffee or beer for most of us (coffee and beer, for many). BTW, I don’t imagine you saved the receipts for all those Paco products? Your problems have “user error” written all over ‘em.

    I expect I’ll be starting my own blog, soon; mostly a story and skit dump (including new stuff, of course), with perhaps the occasional timely observation and interesting link. That is, if I can figure out how this blogging thing works. If I ever float the the thing, I’ll post a link; although I guess it’ll have to be soon (I think I saw a “For Sale” sign in the front yard of Tim’s blog).

    Posted by paco on 2008 05 20 at 04:22 PM • permalink

  6. I’m already missing Miss Andrea and the frisson that just the vague possibility of her virtual presence could bring.

    P.A.C.O could launch a perfume in her honor; the royalties could make her rich!

    Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2008 05 20 at 05:05 PM • permalink

  7. #3
    Hi wand
    I’m at work now. I stumbled into the computer room and WOW! A new comment…
    And Wronwright’s here, packing his stuff up…  still no explanation for the olives…

    Wron, don’t leave us. We need to stick together here, er, there…

    #6
    I dunno, the stench of flayed and burning troll doesn’t seem to be a scent which will catch on, Harry.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 20 at 05:17 PM • permalink

  8. ppfftt!!  So you have a couple of bouncers and a doorman at your new place.

    Sheriff Andrea was the law in our town. Although she was known as the “hangin’ judge”, folks ‘round here respected the Lady Sheriff. She was hard but fair, and she didn’t take all the money in your pockets. She’d leave you enough coin to make sure you dropped a donation in the tin for the “Retired Sheriffs Home”.

    Wronwright, I’ve brought some extra boxes. Looks like we’ll be awhile packing everything. Who are you going to donate all this stuff to?

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 20 at 05:23 PM • permalink

  9. I have a gmail account kaeqld at there com
    I’ll be the social-seketary/coordinator of the Society for the Preservation of RWDB’s who commented at the now defunct Timblair.com
    if that’s OK? (Can someone work out an acronym for a name like that? It’s still too early for me!)
    I don’t check it all the time, but I might have to start!

    I thought about starting up a blog, and quickly thought better of it. I’m a spectator/participant in comments, I don’t have the time for anything else.

    Blogroll good. What an amazing concept… hah!
    What about all our other demands requests?

    O/T LOL Looks like Teddy will be explaining to Mary-Jo sooner than he thinks.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 20 at 05:34 PM • permalink

  10. Oh, what’s wrong with my comment at the new site Deveney thread something like:

    Well, the electric fence isn’t working.

    She’s got a kangaroos loose in the top paddock.

    ???

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 20 at 05:38 PM • permalink

  11. #10
    extra a up there.
    oops

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 20 at 05:39 PM • permalink

  12. So each blog has its own assigned mods. I had noticed a certain liberality at your blog; originally I figured there was just a roomful of people at terminals fielding comments from all over. If you’ve got yourself two perceptive moderators, Tim, well and good.
    And the trolls don’t want to play. So sad, but it confirms my theory that the main attraction of timblair.net was the thrill of being banned. They wore the Mark Of Andrea like a medal - even better than getting caned by the headmaster for smoking in the toilets.

    Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 05 20 at 05:41 PM • permalink

  13. Wronwright, please don’t leave us. This place needs you more than ever now.
    With Paco’s help we can organise some really interesting missions for you.
    I must keep the details secret for the moment but plans are well advanced for a project to save the Queensland Water Commissioner’s considerable hide.
    I can tell you that the project involves a large chunk of the Antarctic ice shelf and the Somerset Dam.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 05 20 at 05:44 PM • permalink

  14. Tran sounds like my kinda moderator. Tough and vicious.

    I like him already!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 05 20 at 07:21 PM • permalink

  15. The muster out of this paddock into the new paddock continues.

    As usual some unmusterables, rangy, longhorned types with hides that tough a .223 just bounces orf, resistant to dawgs and disease, continue to hang around the ridges coming out in the late afternoon to drink.

    These types ignore the choppers and the silly sirens. Men on horses are observed from afar and just giggled at.

    I suspect they’ll have to be shot out.

    BTEC repeats itself.

    Posted by Pickles on 2008 05 20 at 07:42 PM • permalink

  16. #13 - Yeah Wronwright, and don’t forget our cut of the olive oil!

    Posted by Ubique on 2008 05 20 at 07:45 PM • permalink

  17. #15
    Scrubbers, Pickles, they’re called scrubbers.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 20 at 07:47 PM • permalink


  18. Two Will Enter, One Will Leave…

    It was a bloody cage-match for Andrea and Tran;
    Each chose a fighting weapon, and then the war began.
    Tran was deadly with his knife, but deadlier by far
    Was mad, bloodthirsty Andrea in a rental car.

    Posted by lyle on 2008 05 20 at 08:13 PM • permalink

  19. Deveney, Explained:

    Deveney has a mental fence;
    Well, that explains a lot.
    It jolts her if she thinks a thought,
    And so, she’d rather not.

    Posted by lyle on 2008 05 20 at 08:30 PM • permalink


  20. #17 kae—Just four to go to reach the Count of 11,000.

    I have it on good authority that this will be your gong!

    Posted by Wand on 2008 05 20 at 08:47 PM • permalink

  21. #22
    Oh, will I be out for the

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 20 at 09:07 PM • permalink

  22. FYI:
    Mal Turnbuckle will be on the National Press Club Address midday addressing the burdgit ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2008 05 20 at 09:15 PM • permalink

  23. #24 thanks egg_ I may have a peek.

    #23 kae - only three to go!

    Posted by Wand on 2008 05 20 at 09:28 PM • permalink

  24. Anyone else see/hear this utter rot?

    Global warming is now changing environment: study PRINT FRIENDLY EMAIL STORY
    The World Today - Thursday, 15 May , 2008 12:19:00
    Reporter: Jennifer Macey
    ELEANOR HALL: Around the world, glaciers are melting, flowers are blooming out of season and hibernating animals are waking up earlier than they used to.

    Now for the first time scientists are making a direct link between these changes and global warming.

    A report in the journal Nature suggests that human-induced climate change is having an impact on the natural environment much earlier than scientists had predicted.

    But while the evidence from North America and Europe is overwhelming, there’s a gap in the research coming from Australia, as Jennifer Macey reports.

    Global warming is now changing environment: study. The World Today - Thursday, 15 May , 2008 12:19:00

    Just another trough opening up.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 20 at 11:11 PM • permalink

  25. #26 kae - no I’d not heard it, but it’s just more of the same—and the agenda is quite clear as summed up by “Dr Brook is calling for ongoing endowment such as a future fund for science which enables researchers to do long-term studies without having to bid each year for funding grants”

    Yeah.  Sure an open check book without any ‘competition’ - a scientist’s dream. I think it is pretty safe to say the call will be ignored, as it should be irrespective of the politics.

    And now you have only two to go to get to the ...

    I’ve just finished watching Turnbull speak at the National Press club and he was quite good apart from the climate change claptrap.

    Posted by Wand on 2008 05 20 at 11:47 PM • permalink

  26. #27 Wand, I watched it and agree that it was good.
    My impression was that he was just sticking it to the Rudd government for their hypocrisy on climate change.
    His point was the contrast between Rudd’s flowery promises at Bali, and Swan’s effectively killing the Australian solar power industry by means-testing the solar panel grants.
    He wasn’t really saying that something must be done about climate change.

    I thought it was a well-written speech and well presented. He handled the usual dopey questions from the media effectively.
    The grabs on tonight’s news will reflect none of that, of course.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 05 21 at 12:02 AM • permalink

  27. Look are you sure that nothing bad will happen if I get to the…

    I wouldn’t want anything bad to happen.

    It could be a trigger or something.

    *#27 I just had a look for a transcript of the address, but did’t have any luck.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 21 at 12:04 AM • permalink

  28. #29 I tried to tape it but couldn’t find the hole for the coal in my steam-driven VCR. Anybody out there got a DVD recorder going cheap?

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 05 21 at 12:09 AM • permalink

  29. #27
    Yeah posted that one previously (at Bolta’s).

    Karoly and Brook are upping the ante lest the Big Green(TM) gravy train pulls out as a decade-plus chill wind is said to be approaching ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2008 05 21 at 12:24 AM • permalink

  30. #28
    A good points scorer, but gotta reduce the own-goal stat ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2008 05 21 at 12:33 AM • permalink

  31. One to go Kae.
    I’m a bit concerned that once you go over the edge this thing will self destruct, a la Inspector Gadget.

    Don’t be nervous now…

    Posted by Pickles on 2008 05 21 at 12:35 AM • permalink

  32. AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    OK.

    whispers…
    >>>is everyone still there?<<<

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 21 at 12:52 AM • permalink

  33. whispers…
    >>> is everyone still there? <<<

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 21 at 12:53 AM • permalink

  34. Now you’ve gone and done it

    Posted by Pickles on 2008 05 21 at 01:01 AM • permalink

  35. Yay, Kae! You did it! Congratulations!

    Posted by lyle on 2008 05 21 at 01:06 AM • permalink

  36. I knew you could do it, Kid. Congratulations!

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 05 21 at 01:19 AM • permalink

  37. Hats Orf !

    Posted by Pickles on 2008 05 21 at 01:20 AM • permalink

  38. Wow, something to ‘cherish

    Had to get one last Diamond in ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2008 05 21 at 01:49 AM • permalink

  39. good lord

    Posted by Pickles on 2008 05 21 at 01:55 AM • permalink

  40. #35 kae

    >>> is everyone still there? <<<

    No. I’ve gone home.

    But Congratulations

    Well done.  But tread carefully from here on.  You don’t know what could be around the corner.  11,001—mmm potentially quite risky!

    Posted by Wand on 2008 05 21 at 02:10 AM • permalink

  41. #41
    Earlier keyboard/guitar bass registers got to me, too ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2008 05 21 at 02:26 AM • permalink

  42. Chris Isaak cover of a classic

    Posted by egg_ on 2008 05 21 at 02:36 AM • permalink

  43. your moderators at the new site are Tran and Nkomo

    Nkomo? Sounds like the inspiration for a weird SMH promotion - http://www.interestingcreatures.com.au/

    When is Mifamwe going to land a gig with News Ltd.?

    Meanwhile, any chance News Ltd can give Marilyn Shepherd a blog? Perhaps it will encourage her to leave all the other bloggers alone.

    Posted by Dan Lewis on 2008 05 21 at 03:58 AM • permalink

  44. I gather we are still here. Good kae, now we await the chook raffle to pay Paco for his contribution. You count now is 11001.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 21 at 04:09 AM • permalink

  45. Anyone watching ABC, the whip cracking dude?

    He’s an ex rellie of mine.

    Bears a strong family resemblance to the ex.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 21 at 04:17 AM • permalink

  46. Way to go out on top Kae!

    Posted by Penguin on 2008 05 21 at 04:26 AM • permalink

  47. So profanity is out. I guess I will have to resort to mediaeval insults where any sensible argument would be a waste of keystrokes. For example,

    Marilyn Shepherd of South Australia is a cunt.

    Forgive this crazy blasphemer of Kensington. A fondler of boars and a molester of reffos.

    Posted by Dan Lewis on 2008 05 21 at 04:27 AM • permalink

  48. #49 Dan,

    “a fondler of boors”,

    There, fixed. ;)

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 21 at 04:51 AM • permalink

  49. #49
    Saying Marilyn Shepherd of South Australia is a cutie pie may pass muster.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 21 at 06:25 AM • permalink

  50. Congrats Kae

    I only have 11 more to reach 1,000.  Sadly, I don’t think I’ll get into quadruple figures.  For me, it’s not how many you post, but what you say.  A bit like ... nah.  Well done.

    Welcome on board Tran and Nkomo.  Tran, please arm yourself with a dictionary too.  I want you to correct my speling mistakes.  I make a few.  Now I’ll go over to the new site to see what’s cookin’ ...

    NSW leading Qld 14 - 4 in the State of Origin (at 20:59 AEST).  Got that Kae, and you other banana benders?  Half time.  Listening to the Rugby League on the wireless, the kids have taken both TVs and neither of the sets are tuned to the football.  Drats.  Listening to 2GB.  Love the “Big Man”.

    Stevo

    Posted by Stevo on 2008 05 21 at 06:58 AM • permalink

  51. Stevo.
    Get it right.
    I am not a Banana Bender as far as the State of Origin.

    I’m from NSW.
    D’oh!

    Actually I’m stateless, and have been since about 1986.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 21 at 07:02 AM • permalink

  52. #50

    I know what I said.

    I also understand, from a fairly unreliable source, that during her time as a “Refugee Activist” at Baxter, she developed a taste for Iraqi Sausage. If you know what I mean…

    Posted by Dan Lewis on 2008 05 21 at 07:06 AM • permalink

  53. eeeeeew
    desperate men, huh?

    wonder if her teeth are like stars?

    you are a bad influence.

    Stacks, I think you need to get those cataracts seen to.
    Or replace the dog.

    he he

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 21 at 07:12 AM • permalink

  54. #53

    Ha!

    You won’t be admitted as a Queenslander until you’ve been there at least 25 years, just a few more to go.  That’s what my old man says, He’s as one eyed as a banana bender comes.  He’s hopeless.

    Are you watching or listening to the game?

    Go NSW!!!

    Posted by Stevo on 2008 05 21 at 07:21 AM • permalink

  55. #54

    boars, boors, Boers and bores.

    Take your pick.
    Gosh Dan, I was told you were fairly quick on the uptake!

    “she developed a taste for Iraqi Sausage.”

    Is that anything like the Iraqi sausage the donkey was being served in that footage taken by American Spy chopper?

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 21 at 07:22 AM • permalink

  56. #53 - kae - no you are just timeless.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 21 at 07:24 AM • permalink

  57. #55 we must not corrupt the youthful moderators of new Tim. But we may confuse them. Me now going to see how immoderate I have been at new Tim. I will check in with eye doctor and seeing eye on the way.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 21 at 07:29 AM • permalink

  58. Never get involved with a possessive apostrophe. Could get you both killed!
    Oh, sorry .. that’s apostate, silly.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2008 05 21 at 07:34 AM • permalink

  59. #58

    Not sure if I shoud clock you for that, Surfie.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 21 at 07:36 AM • permalink

  60. it was meant in the best possible taste

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 21 at 07:39 AM • permalink

  61. Cockroaches 18  Cane Toads 4

    I wonder how Tran and Nkomo will react to quick comments on the state of a cricket match or League game?

    Isn’t anyone watching or listening to the State of Origin tonight?

    10 minutes to go.

    Posted by Stevo on 2008 05 21 at 07:47 AM • permalink

  62. Yah, dunno if someone’s already mentioned this - would be nice to have linked items in your posts at the new blog open up in a new window instead of being taken off site.  When we visit we kind like hanging around until we fall asleep on the sofa. We promise not to raid the fridge if that helps.

    Posted by saint on 2008 05 21 at 07:48 AM • permalink

  63. #64 At new Tim, I think the moderators are asleep or watching TV. No comments are showing up for Tim Blair – Wednesday, May 21, 08 (07:48 pm) Or are comments so far too immoderate?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 21 at 07:56 AM • permalink

  64. All over, red rover 18 - 10.

    Posted by Stevo on 2008 05 21 at 08:02 AM • permalink

  65. #65 - i made my first post over an hour ago - it has yet to appear.  the spontaneity of the site has dissapeared.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 21 at 08:11 AM • permalink

  66. ok, if you say so!

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 21 at 08:14 AM • permalink

  67. #67 Surfie,

    New Coke v Coke Classic.

    Glad I’m a Pepsi drinker.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 21 at 08:18 AM • permalink

  68. kae - I say so.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 21 at 08:18 AM • permalink

  69. I’m a Zero man myself

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 21 at 08:22 AM • permalink

  70. #67 surfmaster:

    Maybe the moderators get paid per bold tag?  Not many bold tags being used?

    Agree.  Seriously, the spontaneity of using the site like being on Jabber or Messenger has gone.  I know Tim values his commentors and he’ll make it improve.  It’s a bit slow after hours.

    This comment will appear in a femtosecond.

    Stevo

    Posted by Stevo on 2008 05 21 at 08:24 AM • permalink

  71. Oh well goodnight. Will try new Tim and Tran and Nkomo again tommorrow. As Tim said:

    And editing the ******* things takes time, which causes delays, which adds to concerns about moderation not being ******* speedy enough.

    Who knows.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 21 at 08:31 AM • permalink

  72. #66 Stevo, I saw on earlier news that someone had bet $700,000 on the Toads to win. Wonder how he is feeling.
    And this post makes my total 1362. Just thought you would all like to know that.
    I can remember Margo’s Maid used to congratulate everyone as they hit their 1000 and I looked forward to it happening for me.
    Not a word from the Maid when I hit 1000.
    Sniff. Don’t you know what that can do to a fellow’s self esteem?

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 05 21 at 08:31 AM • permalink

  73. #72
    Arrrrgh

    My eyes, my eyes!

    (maths)

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 21 at 08:32 AM • permalink

  74. maths debate?

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 21 at 08:39 AM • permalink

  75. Kae

    No, it’s my legs, my legs.  Ha!

    Skeeter

    Love the name, reminds me of Skeeter of Cartoon Corner.

    If you have $700K to bet, you should be able to lose it.  Pocket money for some.  Just searching my wallet, I have $30 in it.  Feeling flush with funds!

    Stevo

    Posted by Stevo on 2008 05 21 at 08:47 AM • permalink

  76. Hi paco, Pogria, kae, Skeeter and all,

    wronwright is being retired.  He’s been given a gold watch and a nice pension by the VRWC.  He plans to take the Tardis on a nice long vacation to Mesopotamia.

    I’ll be sure to read Tim’s new blog and certainly any that paco creates.

    Best wishes to you all.

    Posted by wronwright on 2008 05 21 at 08:49 AM • permalink

  77. #78
    Hey, what about the olives…
    Don’t desert us, we ♥ you! Big!

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 21 at 08:52 AM • permalink

  78. Wronwright, well just make sure you make a comment now and then so we know you are still alive and kicking arse.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 05 21 at 08:53 AM • permalink

  79. Hooray my comment just got moderated.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 21 at 08:55 AM • permalink

  80. wronwright ... you’re not doing a Professor Bunyip bunk are you?  I’m sure you’ll resist and post something, it’s in the blood.  I won’t say farewell because I know you’ll be back.

    Posted by Stevo on 2008 05 21 at 08:59 AM • permalink

  81. #77 Stevo: It goes back to primary school days.
    I had unbelievably skinny legs. I was also known as “Lucky Legs” — lucky they didn’t break off and stick through me.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 05 21 at 09:00 AM • permalink

  82. Skeeter ... lucky legs! ... did you buy a ticket in the Lotto tonight, $30M ... I haven’t, but if you give me some lucky numbers, I will tomorrow.

    Posted by Stevo on 2008 05 21 at 09:14 AM • permalink

  83. Wronwright,

    please don’t leave us forever. Have a rest, like Blithering Bunny, but then you must come back to us.

    I still haven’t finished my “staff” measurements. Who will I give the results to?

    I’ve even had an excellent saddler make a binder for the report out of all the leftover ahem, “snippets”.

    *sob*, please don’t go, *sniff*.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 21 at 09:15 AM • permalink

  84. #64

    Change browser. Use Firefox or Safari and ‘middle click’ with your mouse, to open links in a new tab. Tabbed browsing is great.

    Posted by Dan Lewis on 2008 05 21 at 09:16 AM • permalink

  85. Skeeter, I’m 997, need 3 more.  Oh, congrats on your 1,000 too.  If I get to 1,000 I will stop.  Go to Tim’s new site forever.

    Posted by Stevo on 2008 05 21 at 09:17 AM • permalink

  86. O/T LOL Looks like Teddy will be explaining to Mary-Jo sooner than he thinks.

    Yowled with laughter when I saw that; thanks Kae.  But before he can talk to Miss Kopechne he has to get past St. Peter, who unlike an American Democrat is not going to automatically genuflect before the name of Kennedy.

    I made my first post on the other site yesterday; shall probably transition into using my real name there.  ``Anne B. aka Sonetka’s Mom,’’ that sort of thing, and eventually drop the screen name.  You’ll know me by the Chicago dateline anyway. 

    See y’all at the new site, I hope.  And wronwright, do pop in now and then; we’ll miss you.

    Posted by Sonetka's Mom on 2008 05 21 at 09:27 AM • permalink

  87. #84 Stevo, I don’t do Lotto so I’m not sure of how many numbers you need. Try as many of these as it takes: 4 7 19 47 45 20 8.
    Like Paco, I don’t give any guarantees.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 05 21 at 09:28 AM • permalink

  88. Okay, yes, yes, yes.  I sucked up all the olives, using a Klingon bird of prey.  I ran amuck after reading Tim had sold out.  And at the time, stealing all the olives seemed like a good act of revenge.  But geez, I don’t know what to do with them all.  I have barrels and barrels of them.

    Maybe I’ll take over GENCO OLIVE OIL and sell them that way. I hope that’s not one of paco’s companies.

    Posted by wronwright on 2008 05 21 at 09:32 AM • permalink

  89. That’s good news Anne B. Look forward to seeing you there.
    You know, I’m starting to think it’s not the end of the world after all and this little community might last a while yet.
    I’ve commented a few times at the new site and they popped up pretty quick.  Only one bounced. (I made a typo in my email address).

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 05 21 at 09:39 AM • permalink

  90. #81 I can’t find you Surfie. Which post did you comment on?

    Posted by Skeeter on 2008 05 21 at 09:46 AM • permalink

  91. Skeeter:

    The numbers look like a telephone number in Teaxs.  Yeah, I do ring there a bit.  An old girlfriend?  Ha!

    Posted by Stevo on 2008 05 21 at 09:51 AM • permalink

  92. Haw! Wronwright already figures in a new story I plan on posting on my blog (which I hope to set up over this long weekend).

    Posted by paco on 2008 05 21 at 11:44 AM • permalink

  93. Hmmmm.

    Sorry Tim but the new site is in my opinion, completely buggered.  It’s very irritating to use, clunky, buggy and is increasingly not worth my time.

    Sorry man.

    Posted by memomachine on 2008 05 21 at 03:48 PM • permalink

  94. The new site definitely needs a North American moderator who can work throughout the night - Australia’s night.  The comments seem to shut down during our daytime.  Once again, I nominate Andrea for the Daily Telegraph’s North American webmistress/blog moderator.

    Posted by Polly on 2008 05 21 at 04:17 PM • permalink

  95. #96: I second the motion. And none of this “hire her today, fire her tomorrow” business; give her a five-year guaranteed contract.

    Posted by paco on 2008 05 21 at 04:33 PM • permalink

  96. #96
    Hear! Hear!

    Posted by egg_ on 2008 05 21 at 05:00 PM • permalink

  97. #88 Sonetka’s Mom
    Hell for him would be having to explain himself while being grilled… literally.

    Forever.

    #90
    I knew it, I just knew it. It had Wronwright written all over it.
    A stealth raid.

    ……..But olives?

    There’s certainly more to this than meets the eye….

    #91
    Skeeter, it is the end of the world as we know it, but we’ll adapt.
    Geez, we’ve managed to cope with climate change for thousands of years, we’ll cope with TimblairChange.

    Some better than others, but we’ll cope..

    Someone hit me… please.

    #95
    Regarding the new site, perhaps the reply facility should be switched off and the posts numbered….

    #96
    North American Moderator is an excellent idea. Andrea’d be perfect. I think it’s been suggested before. A contract. A fat contract. Job security. Excellent for everyone.

    Brekkie Creek is go tonight.
    I’ll be asleep in the corner…

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 21 at 05:27 PM • permalink

  98. Okay. Just had my first clash with the new site.
    Tim’s post “What about all the carbon?” - quote:
    Kevin Rudd’s post-election visit to the Bali climate change conference to announce that Australia would ratify the Kyoto Protocol cost taxpayers more than $530,000.

    My ATTEMPTED comment:
    In related news, the Prime Minister made a flying visit to Russia yesterday…
    (NSFW)

    was blocked.

    Not moderated. Blocked.

    Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 05 21 at 06:41 PM • permalink

  99. #78 wronwright

    Farewell Aunty Wron

    Posted by Pickles on 2008 05 21 at 07:18 PM • permalink

  100. ABC RN Bookshow author just quoted a recent conversation with Flannery - at the current rate of ‘the ice’ melting, it will be gone in 5 years (yet another Lefty 5 year plan?).

    Posted by egg_ on 2008 05 21 at 08:29 PM • permalink

  101. #102
    Jeanette Winterson live from the Sydney Writers’ Festival

    Posted by egg_ on 2008 05 21 at 08:31 PM • permalink

  102. +#52, they need preview, and automatic name filling in.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 05 21 at 08:32 PM • permalink

  103. 103 - well, she’d be a reliable authority(/sarc).

    Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 05 21 at 08:39 PM • permalink

  104. #105 :)
    But the Australian of the Year and Le’s be an author like Jeannette, are influential, unfortunately, even if like Japs on Pacific islands unaware the war is over ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2008 05 21 at 08:48 PM • permalink

  105. wronwright—The News.com.au upgrade for that sponge is available at the minion’s store.  Karl was interested to know how many you were buying.

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 05 21 at 09:14 PM • permalink

  106. #78 Grab the keys to the Tardis! Heck, grab Wron’s gold watch while you’re at it! Mesopotamia can wait, Wron! We need you! Afterall, what do you think happens in retirement, huh?! You become a greeter at WalMart, that’s what! You won’t look good in that blue vest. Sure, there are some that have been lured by the promise of financial gain and employee discounts, but…but…but you don’t need that once you sell the olives! Plus, you have the Tardis! (sniff, sniff) Don’t go Wronwright! We need ya! (sob, sob) Paco and you are a team!

    Posted by Deborah Leigh on 2008 05 21 at 09:35 PM • permalink

  107. Wronwright, Paco, Richard et al et al.

    You be sure to let us know where the new blog is, y’hear?

    Maybe Andrea is looking for a new troll killing field? Why pass the acknowledged best.

    Posted by geoff on 2008 05 21 at 11:11 PM • permalink

  108. 103

    The mainly Jewish critics are clearly insecure about the actions of their beloved homeland.

    Antony Loewenstein is the author of the forthcoming The Blogging Revolution. He is appearing at Creative Dissent at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. linky

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 21 at 11:27 PM • permalink

  109. Hmmmm.

    “The new site definitely needs a North American moderator who can work throughout the night - Australia’s night.  The comments seem to shut down during our daytime.  Once again, I nominate Andrea for the Daily Telegraph’s North American webmistress/blog moderator.”

    That would work.

    Or alternatively you could simply host the comments somewhere other than an Australian server?

    Posted by memomachine on 2008 05 21 at 11:41 PM • permalink

  110. Judgement Day for my town next week.

    Fingers, toes, eyes and flaps crossed!

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 21 at 11:42 PM • permalink

  111. Poggers

    The crowd must be on their best behaviour. Drunks, druggies and other nondescript loons must be kept at bay. No worries it will all work out OK.

    Posted by Pickles on 2008 05 22 at 12:00 AM • permalink

  112. Pickles, the local constabulary will make sure it’s okay. The townspeople will be behaving.

    It’s the imports we’ll have to worry about on the night.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 12:06 AM • permalink

  113. #94 Excellent news, paco.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 05 22 at 12:25 AM • permalink

  114. Ghost hunt this arvo

    Posted by Pickles on 2008 05 22 at 01:47 AM • permalink

  115. Given the success of previous PACO productions, what gives us encouragement in this his next promise. Imagine the error message “requires DOS 3.2”, or worse ...

    Cheers

    Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2008 05 22 at 05:19 AM • permalink

  116. #117 ......and powered by Meadsoft, blogware for discerning drinkers.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 05:35 AM • permalink

  117. .

    Posted by Stevo on 2008 05 22 at 05:41 AM • permalink

  118. Well said stevo.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 05:44 AM • permalink

  119. New Tim comments problems now:

    Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Haloscan
    Comments are working but they’re not registering. Not sure why. posted by C.L. | 4:04 PM | Comment (0) | Trackback (0)

    Who could be doing this?
    Any guess?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 22 at 06:09 AM • permalink

  120. Surfmaster:

    It was a dot, and a bold one at that.  Got my 1,000.  And I’m leaving the tally at just that.

    To everyone:

    Auf wiedersehen, au revoir, adiós, salaam and hooroo.

    Time to say goodbye from here.

    ps: I wonder how long it will take for temptation to take hold, and I post 1001?  I’ll remain strong, and have patience at Tim’s new shiny site.  “Patience Grasshopper”, as Kae told me recently.

    Posted by Stevo on 2008 05 22 at 06:30 AM • permalink

  121. Bold, italics and a link in the one post, i am impressed!!!!

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 06:55 AM • permalink

  122. Excellent news Paco! With the increasing idiot-worship on the ground, it’ll be nice to have a reason to go “haw!” a lot.

    Another brain puts itself out there!

    Posted by carpefraise on 2008 05 22 at 07:05 AM • permalink

  123. #122 No, No, No Stevo,

    Amigos para Siempre.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 07:07 AM • permalink

  124. Oh Shit!!

    I just saw ten seconds of Q&A on the ABC.

    It’s the first time I’d seen Snow Cone Tone and Fearless Leader together.

    They are TWINS!!!!

    The rumours were true!

    Dr Mengele WAS experimenting with cloning in Brazil!!!!

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 07:39 AM • permalink

  125. F**k Me!!!

    Fearless leader says the word “Solar”, and the audience starts clapping!!!

    Audience is fair and impartial.

    Crap! A flying Pig just shat on me.

    I’ve stopped watching.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 07:45 AM • permalink

  126. Breathe Pogria, breathe.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 07:46 AM • permalink

  127. #86 Dan I think I’m a right goose. I use Firefox, but middle click?

    Looks at mouse, there’s a left and a right…sure this isn’t code for right click and select…googles the middle click bit…what the….huh?  Scratches head…wonders off for caffeine…

    Posted by saint on 2008 05 22 at 07:48 AM • permalink

  128. Where is kae when you need her?

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 07:51 AM • permalink

  129. On her way home from the Brisbane wake. I expect we will see in due course

    Posted by Just Another Bloody Lawyer on 2008 05 22 at 07:59 AM • permalink

  130. If she doesn’t show I will tell her mother.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:00 AM • permalink

  131. #126- Bloody hell- Fucking Phil Spector never had that responsive an echo chamber.

    And The Conester must really believe the audience all have long pink ears- the most “interesting” questions were selected from thousands, and the Waxmuncher hadn’t seen any of them. We’re supposed to believe the most stage-managed pipsqueak ever to befoul national office ever does ANYTHING off the cuff? He wouldn’t have a shit unless he’d issued a press release and had his flacks scan the dunny for derogatory grafitti beforehand.

    There really are some gerbils in the studio audience though- I reckon they’ve got a pen somewhere, and just shuttle them around in a solar bus between Gore Hill and SBS when they’re taping Insight- they’re really can’t be enough old, ugly hippies who applaud at any mention of “alternative energy”, hoot and gibber at a mention of the evil Howard regime and laugh like loons at the merest mention of Brendan Nelson to fill the audiences of these mutual fellatio sessions on a continually rotational basis.

    And the resemblance between Tone and Kev is indeed disturbing- haven’t seen Cones scoffing his own secretions though.

    Posted by Habib on 2008 05 22 at 08:00 AM • permalink

  132. #132 Surfie,

    you dobber.

    I’ll bet no one shared their smokes with you down the back of the basketball courts in high school. ;)

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 08:02 AM • permalink

  133. No Pogria, not smokes…..............

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:05 AM • permalink

  134. Although I am sure Kae and I had a drink or two in our teens.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:06 AM • permalink

  135. #136,

    yeah, I heard about the Blackberry Nip.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 08:08 AM • permalink

  136. It was more a Tuesday night thingy (in green).

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:08 AM • permalink

  137. No Pogria, not smokes…..............

    you mean you shared a blanket at the back of the bus on school excursions?

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 08:09 AM • permalink

  138. No Pogria, definitely not.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:11 AM • permalink

  139. #138 surfie,

    aaaahhh, the good stuff!

    You must have had a weekend job.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 08:12 AM • permalink

  140. Hooray, 30 minutes to get moderated.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:12 AM • permalink

  141. Honey, I’m home.

    oops, now I remember, I have to light the fire, feed the dogs, make a cuppa, have a shower…. there’s no honey!

    Hiya JABL.

    Whatchoo want me for, Surfie?

    NO breathalyser tonight.

    But I think I’m going to be a kaesicle - it’s freezing out here… and the fire died thismorning sometime…

    brrrr

    What a great night at the Brekkie Creek Wake. There were hundreds of us.

    (I may have accidentally used the Lancet Logs to calculate that.)

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 22 at 08:12 AM • permalink

  142. mmmm green ginger wine.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:13 AM • permalink

  143. #140 surfie,

    Not you and Kae, I meant just generally.

    I thought all high school kids shared blankets on school excursions. ;)

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 08:14 AM • permalink

  144. Hi Kae,

    bloody early night. Habib beat you home.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 08:15 AM • permalink

  145. Hi Kae,

    Just wanted to chat!!!!

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:17 AM • permalink

  146. Wooaah—Kev was getting ambushed by militant tailgunners on the left and reffo cuddlers on the right, and seriously looking like losing his shit- Snowy came to his rescue by steering it back to a plant about a bill or rights, followed by a dingbat who wants to allow perverts back to having free reign in the NT, in order to stick it up evil JWH. The assembled gibbon hooted their support, by when Waxy expressed mild support for applying law and order among indigines there was a smattering of applause and much derision.

    Not going so well for the Mucus Muncher- the dementoleft love the idea of Anyone But Howard, but short of Bob Brown with an autoteller on his back anyone’s going to find it a tough audience.

    Posted by Habib on 2008 05 22 at 08:18 AM • permalink

  147. #146
    Piker had to work.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 22 at 08:19 AM • permalink

  148. Ddin’t make it to the pub- had a load of work lob in and only finished it after 8pm so it was a bit late to toddle over. I’ve been reviewing the value of toiling into the evening while viewing my ABC and seeing where 30-40% (with as much legal avoidance I can muster) of the proceeds going to these fuckwits. Should’ve gone out on the piss, but they’d get a wedge of my anyway through excise.

    Christ on a pogo stick, I wouldn’t give these microcephalic parasites the steam off my shit voluntarily.

    Posted by Habib on 2008 05 22 at 08:24 AM • permalink

  149. Moderation improving, less than five minutes this time!!!!

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:25 AM • permalink

  150. Well, Surfie, we mustn’t be immoderate.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 22 at 08:28 AM • permalink

  151. I certainly am not immoderate now.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:29 AM • permalink

  152. #151 Surfie,

    the moderation fluctuates from what I’ve seen and heard. While ever there is moderation, there will be no immediacy like we have here.

    Commenting on the Wax Twins isn’t the same when you have to sit and wait for Tran and Nkomo to finish their shit and ciggie before they amble back and decide whether to drop the word fuck, or completely block a pic of a flying penis.

    While a mental image of Tim wielding a bull whip over the two of them is delicious, the reality is they probably mumble something about having forgotten to wash their hands as they amble back outside for another smoke.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 08:34 AM • permalink

  153. I have a Google alert operational (cool military jargon) for “Stone’s Green Ginger”.
    Has been dormant since Algore invented the internet, but one popped up today at the recently defunct timblair.net site above.
    Why are you people still here?

    Oh, I just read all the comments. General opinion seems to be that Tim’s Daily Telly site is shit.

    Fair enough.

    Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2008 05 22 at 08:40 AM • permalink

  154. I sort of get the niceties of moderation, after all I do everything in moderation, well most things in moderation, well a lot in mod…aww fuck it.

    I just hope it gets a little quickerer, it is a bit like watching the fall of the roman empire at the moment, (or the Federal Liberal Party ...sadly)

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:40 AM • permalink

  155. Moment of the night was when Fearless Leader was snorking on about the perfidy, inaction, waste and iniquity of the previous administration while his evil clone twin who flunked out of pinying school stood at his lectern, his pointy head nodding like a bobble-headed novelty dog on the rear parcel shelf of an EK Holden traversing the Lang Lang test track at speed. I’ve seen less bias on the production line of a lawn bowls factory. Fuck me- there’s going to be weeks of this- Thursday night is going to be alcopop binge-projectile vomit a few snifters of sherry in moderation night.

    Posted by Habib on 2008 05 22 at 08:42 AM • permalink

  156. Habib, I believe the previous administration is now being blamed for the death of Elvis, the drool on your pillow at night and the demise of eight track tapes.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:45 AM • permalink

  157. #157 Habib,

    Snow cone is Wax On, as he hasn’t been spotted getting his wax off.

    ergo, Fearless Leader is Wax Off.

    “Keviiiiiiin!!! Tea’s on!!!”

    “Hang on Therese, I’m just getting my wax off”. nom, nom, nom.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 08:48 AM • permalink

  158. Hey we have a thing going on the “were winning” thread at Tims new place.  Tran can play too?

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:50 AM • permalink

  159. #158
    don’t forget the wet spot

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 22 at 08:53 AM • permalink

  160. behind kevvies ears?

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:55 AM • permalink

  161. No, hang on, it’s slowed down again, looks like i was suffering from premature moderation.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 08:56 AM • permalink

  162. #163 surfie,

    problems with the “tran"slation?

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 08:57 AM • permalink

  163. No problem, Tran has a sense of humour I think, maybe we should invade the site and get into the spirit of things.  Just like the last few hours hearerere.

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 22 at 09:00 AM • permalink

  164. I see The Diplomad seems to be putting his toe back into the water.

    There are a few threads there, so maybe perhaps maybe he will post more.

    Posted by Wand on 2008 05 22 at 09:19 AM • permalink

  165. Damn, did I miss the last party?  My invitation must have got lost in the mail.

    Wronwright, Paco, kae, Pogria, lyle, Habib, Swinish, egg, Spiny, too many of you to list, hope to see you all at the new place (even though it is a bit too buttoned-up and tidy, but maybe we can break it in).

    Also, Paco, we definitely need a link to your new blog.  I’ve had more laughs on this site that I could possibly count, and many of them came from you.

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 05 22 at 11:43 AM • permalink

  166. #167: I will, Rebecca, as soon as I figure out these blog instructions.

    Let’s see…“Insert metal bar into slots on blog platform, and affix with two (2) 1/4” brass screws”...Hmm…“Insert octagonal cylinder into tube at ‘A’, rotate 1 1/2 times until it locks into place”......*Snap*...Damn! “CAUTION: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ROTATE MORE THAN 1 1/2 TIMES”... Well, maybe I don’t need that part…“Thread cable through cylinder…”...Shoot! I guess maybe I do need that part…

    Sorry, Rebecca, but this may take a little longer than I figured.

    Posted by paco on 2008 05 22 at 12:35 PM • permalink

  167. I have to second Rebecca’s comments.  I seemed to be arriving fashionably late to this party.  looks like too late. 
    paco, do share your site when you get it up and running. 
    and yes i will miss the fun, the laughs, the clever comments that make me like an eejit. wronwright will definitely be missed.  as will kae, pogria, egg, habib, daddy dave, pickles, lyle et al.
    i will try to get over to the new place (is there a dress code?) as often as i can.  maybe once getting used to this new job, i will have more time to visit.
    i promise i will bring wine.  i never did like the sumerian mead.. honey upsets my tummy.

    Posted by missred on 2008 05 22 at 01:50 PM • permalink

  168. You’re not too late Missred, nor you RebeccaH.
    A few of us die-hards are hanging onto the bar for grim death. We’ll have to be pried off. We’re also keeping a few stools warm for any stragglers.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 06:31 PM • permalink

  169. Missred, we’re just hanging around here for a while…
    till the death.

    Most of us are going over to Telly Tim, but this place is just more funner, opener, easier, FASTER, specialer…

    Y’know?

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 22 at 06:36 PM • permalink

  170. Oh, hey.
    Everyone.

    It was KABOOM’S birthday yesterday.

    Smiles and waves.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 22 at 06:47 PM • permalink

  171. Disallowed Key Characters$Version

    Has Tim started speaking Geek?

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 05 22 at 07:02 PM • permalink


  172. 170- Warm stools? What are you going to do with them- hurl them at John Quiggan? It’d be amusing to watch him comb the sticky bits out of his beard.

    Posted by Habib on 2008 05 22 at 08:09 PM • permalink

  173. I was thinking of the other type of warm stools, and wondering…

    Habib, The Prof shaved off his beard ages ago, for a cure. He looks much younger without it.

    And a lot less scary.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 22 at 08:12 PM • permalink

  174. like as in steaming…

    the warm things.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 22 at 08:13 PM • permalink

  175. #175 Habib,

    you crack me up ya bastard!!! LMAO!!!!

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 08:13 PM • permalink

  176. #165
    You can shove your false hulamity, crunt.

    Posted by egg_ on 2008 05 22 at 08:35 PM • permalink

  177. Kae, Habib,

    I’ve been looking through the “A Guide to Brisbane Pubs”, and have decided that August is the time to come up for a visit.  They’re going to be holding the Second Annual Birthing Championships at the Brekky Creek. After the enormous popularity of the inaugural competition, particularly as it was well timed to coincide with Sailor’s Leave from visiting warships, sailors make great cheer squads, it was decided to make it an annual event.
    They’ve also added another two events to the card. Because a lot of pub goers are still upset over the banning of Dwarf Tossing, there’s going to be a Placenta into the Esky toss, to be followed directly by the Dodge the Ambo in the Carpark run. A literal triathlon of human endurance!
    I’m excited!! When I lived up there over twenty years ago, Brisbane was a boring place. It seems to have livened up a tad.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 08:53 PM • permalink

  178. Tran does seem to have a sense of humor.

    Things are getting posted fairly quickly.

    Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2008 05 22 at 10:15 PM • permalink

  179. #179 egg

    Who knows what’s in the curry ?

    Posted by Pickles on 2008 05 22 at 10:27 PM • permalink

  180. #180 pogs

    But that’s impossible

    Posted by Pickles on 2008 05 22 at 10:32 PM • permalink

  181. #183 Pickles,

    oh God! stop it! stop it! I can’t take any more! haaah, haaah, haaaah, oh god my sides hurt! I can hardly breathe!

    I’ve got a cramp in my side. ;)

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 22 at 11:17 PM • permalink

  182. Where IS everyone?

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 23 at 01:52 AM • permalink

  183. #184 poggers

    How name you this child ?

    Posted by Pickles on 2008 05 23 at 01:54 AM • permalink

  184. #186 Pickle,

    would they lend themselves to hyphenation?

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 23 at 02:18 AM • permalink

  185. #185
    me out of town back later

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 23 at 02:20 AM • permalink

  186. Walking past Tim’s Telegraph site and there was a post “Diary of a Denialist”. Read it, couldn’t think of anything to say and went back to the Blair main page and lo, it was gone.

    Maybe it was the Saturday column. Maybe it was a hacker. Maybe Tim has gone over to the other side. Maybe it was sarcasm.

    Whatever it was, I still can’t think of a comment.

    Posted by Contrail on 2008 05 23 at 04:55 AM • permalink

  187. #189 Contrail,

    I’ve noticed that a couple of times.

    I reckon Tim’s still trying to work out exactly what, and how much he’s expected to produce for his thirteen pieces pieces of silver.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 23 at 05:17 AM • permalink


  188. #190

    as you can see, I made a point of pluralising the amount. Definitely more than one piece.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 23 at 05:22 AM • permalink

  189. #191
    The “progressives” are up in arms at the “censorship”. It is only “art”. Why not anti-Moslem “art” and then watch the place go in flames. Now that would courageous “art”.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 23 at 05:29 AM • permalink

  190. #190 Pogria. Another possibility is that it was posted before it was finished. What I read would perplex those who read Tim regularly. Not saying any more for fear of revealing its subject matter other that to say mention was made of a spaniel.

    Posted by Contrail on 2008 05 23 at 05:34 AM • permalink

  191. As things are a little slow tonight,

    how bloody cool is this????

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 23 at 05:34 AM • permalink

  192. #193 Stack,

    Absolutely correct!!

    #194 contrail,

    Since when did we have to fear “premature’ content?

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 05 23 at 05:37 AM • permalink

  193. Oi, fellas…
    The lovely Nigella Lawson is on the gardening show on Channel 7 tonight… she was just advertised in the shorts for the next segment…

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 23 at 05:43 AM • permalink

  194. #194 decided the story was a dog and pulled it?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 23 at 05:47 AM • permalink

  195. Jamie Dreary.
    He’s a warmenist, isn’t he? Follows the Gormon faith.

    So, his garden at Chelsea was created from all Australian plants, from Kimberley sandstone….

    Wait! Wait! Wait!

    Didn’t I hear this slaphead talking up global warming?
    Food miles?

    What about Kimberley sandstone miles?

    Idiot.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 23 at 06:02 AM • permalink

  196. #198 Possibly.

    #194 Penguins and police were also mentioned

    Posted by Contrail on 2008 05 23 at 06:15 AM • permalink

  197. #190

    Australian libel laws are ******* ******* ridiculous and require that each comment be viewed before publication. Incidentally, naughty words will be ******* cut or edited, so don’t ******* use them.

    Tim feels stifled. And comments are stifled too. Double entendres may get somewhere. Or would Tran not allow them?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 23 at 06:17 AM • permalink

  198. #200
    Penguins and police were also mentioned?
    Police in tuxedos?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 23 at 06:30 AM • permalink

  199. News you may have missed.
    A river runs through them linky

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 23 at 06:46 AM • permalink

  200. #195 Pogria -

    THERE’S no need to be scared of sharks when you’re in the Northern Territory - the crocs usually get to them first. Paul van Bruggen snapped these amazing pictures of a 2.5m saltie dining out on a shark on the banks of the Daly River, The Northern Territory News reports ... Mr van Bruggen said the crocodile knew exactly what it was doing, dragging the shark on to unfamiliar dry land before finishing off its prey.

    That’s Hugo, one of MarkL’s pets.  He’s very smart and very very dangerous.  I often find him following me around but MarkL claims he’s just trying to be a good minion.  But I don’t trust him!  Nor the crocodile.

    A saltwater crocodile wants to be a VRWC minion?  Oh geez.

    Posted by wronwright on 2008 05 23 at 09:26 AM • permalink

  201. Has Bob Ellis got arse from the ABC? Just asking…

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 05 23 at 10:10 AM • permalink

  202. erm, the arse, that should be.

    World’s most boring thread here.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 05 23 at 10:15 AM • permalink

  203. The die-hards are keeping this joint open still? Anything left in the bar?

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 05 23 at 12:23 PM • permalink

  204. ahh since this is still the place to hang out, i will be back this weekend!  and bringing libations.  any requests?  (see egg for the music)

    Posted by missred on 2008 05 23 at 02:12 PM • permalink

  205. Really, is this all that much different from the many sabbaticals that Tim takes.  I can recall days, weeks even, when Tim didn’t post a comment.

    I’m not complaining.  I’m just saying it’s little wonder that people are comfortable sitting around in an empty room, drinking beer (by the way, where did that come from?), and lollygagging.

    It would appear that the movers have already come and moved Tim’s furniture, personal effects, and yes, the beer out.  It makes me wonder how long will it be until he sends security over to arrest the people here.  Especially those who seem to have set up cots and coolers brought in eskies.

    And who brought the TV?

    Posted by wronwright on 2008 05 23 at 03:31 PM • permalink

  206. damn wronwright, you make it sound like the scottish clearances..
    but there are no english overlords here

    Posted by missred on 2008 05 23 at 07:53 PM • permalink

  207. c.mon kae.. we stole the tardis once we can do it again

    Posted by missred on 2008 05 23 at 08:05 PM • permalink

  208. ‘snot going to be the same Missred. It’s just not.

    What have you got planned? (in the tardis, I mean)

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 23 at 08:07 PM • permalink

  209. (shhh kae, he isnt looking)
    i got the key..where do you want to go? .. we are here in the timblair past..maybe we can convince him that the past is the better place to be
    damn if wronwright finds us.. oh hell we can speed off to the medieval period in no time..
    those costumes will make us look sexy

    Posted by missred on 2008 05 23 at 08:26 PM • permalink

  210. missred
    about these costumes… just make sure you don’t dial up the ice age by mistake*, we’ll be Minionettesickles in no time!
    And I think we should get that zulu spear back from Dave Follett… unless someone else is using it for something - like spurring on the moderators at New (Improved**) Telly Tim?

    *Oh, that’s right Wron said he “bumped” the dial… yeah, right. Your’e not at all related to him are you?

    ** That’s a Ruddism. Maybe it should be in quotes?

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 23 at 08:31 PM • permalink

  211. first of all, i am not related to mr wron.. i dont quit or pack up my “cubicle” when things change..
    >clears throat< eh mr w?
    second of all.. our costumes will be dialled up at the precise moment we need them
    (i am an expert for all thing historian, costume wise)
    and those rogue men will just have to fend for themselves as we go on to save the world as the blairitesses we are

    Posted by missred on 2008 05 23 at 08:43 PM • permalink

  212. Well, if you’re sure about it all.

    OK.

    Lead on, McDuff.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 23 at 08:47 PM • permalink

  213. i will not yield…

    Posted by missred on 2008 05 23 at 08:53 PM • permalink

  214. The Tardis is kept in my celler in a very safe place.  Behind a very strong oak door.  Guarded by my dachsund a vicious guard dog. 

    Whoever “borrowed” the key from my nincompoop minion, splice, will find it impossible to penetrate those defenses.

    Posted by wronwright on 2008 05 23 at 09:02 PM • permalink

  215. 1   Where hast thou been, sister?
        Second Witch
      2   Killing swine.

        Third Witch
      3   Sister, where thou?

        First Witch
      4   A sailor’s wife had chestnuts in her lap,
      5   And munch’d, and munch’d, and munch’d. “Give me!” quoth I:
      6   “Aroint thee, witch!” the rump-fed ronyon cries.
      7   Her husband’s to Aleppo gone, master o’ the Tiger:
      8   But in a sieve I’ll thither sail,
      9   And, like a rat without a tail,
    10   I’ll do, I’ll do, and I’ll do.

        Second Witch
    11   I’ll give thee a wind.

        First Witch
    12   Thou’rt kind.

        Third Witch
    13   And I another.

        First Witch
    14   I myself have all the other,
    15   And the very ports they blow,
    16   All the quarters that they know
    17   I’ the shipman’s card.
    18   I will drain him dry as hay:
    19   Sleep shall neither night nor day
    20   Hang upon his penthouse lid;
    21   He shall live a man forbid:
    22   Weary se’nnights nine times nine
    23   Shall he dwindle, peak and pine:
    24   Though his bark cannot be lost,
    25   Yet it shall be tempest-toss’d.
    26   Look what I have.

    Posted by missred on 2008 05 23 at 09:09 PM • permalink

  216. sorry, dear sir, wron.. i have the key

    Posted by missred on 2008 05 23 at 09:10 PM • permalink

  217. kae and i have our mission

    Posted by missred on 2008 05 23 at 09:14 PM • permalink

  218. if she will go with me

    Posted by missred on 2008 05 23 at 09:16 PM • permalink

  219. we set off to worlds unknown, kae with her strength and me with with nothing but imagination
    kae is strong with her beliefs..
    i admire her..
    everywhere around us are those crying out for help
    help is what we do for ourselves
    so many of us came here with nothing
    yet we accomplished so much
    oh hell i am not the voice of those who help themselves

    Posted by missred on 2008 05 23 at 09:30 PM • permalink

  220. oh dear, i thought too much
    good night

    Posted by missred on 2008 05 23 at 09:40 PM • permalink

  221. (Peering anxiously through cobwebs)

    Anybody home?

    Posted by SwampWoman on 2008 05 23 at 09:47 PM • permalink

  222. Yeah, Swampy, we’re here…. some aren’t talking, they’re just lurkin’.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 23 at 09:49 PM • permalink

  223. I visited the new site…..I like here better.

    Posted by SwampWoman on 2008 05 23 at 09:52 PM • permalink

  224. Yeah, Swampy, it’s more friendly here, even without all the furniture and stuff.

    *sigh*

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 23 at 09:54 PM • permalink

  225. Yep.  *sigh*  I didn’t comment much, but enjoyed reading immensely.

    Posted by SwampWoman on 2008 05 23 at 09:58 PM • permalink

  226. Paco, setting up your own blog is *very* easy. I did it and I’m a complete computer ‘tard.

    Posted by SwampWoman on 2008 05 23 at 09:59 PM • permalink

  227. #226
    kae I thought it was secret women’s business with missred, so I did not intrude.
    I have tried for a little fun over at the new Tim. It will take time to educate them on the ways of old world.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 23 at 10:19 PM • permalink

  228. knock knock

    Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 23 at 10:20 PM • permalink

  229. arrh?

    who’s there?

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 23 at 10:23 PM • permalink

  230. I don’t want to resist Hope/Change but I still don’t like the new place.

    Would it be wrong to bring my new epic over here to show the regulars? It won’t make much sense without Tim’s context.

    Posted by lyle on 2008 05 23 at 11:04 PM • permalink

  231. Oh, please do. I think everyone has visited the other place… Please share with us here (I’ve seen it already).

    I’m working on a blog for me… but I created it with a name I don’t want any more because it’s been used before for others… used to death!

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 23 at 11:07 PM • permalink

  232. Epic of the Exodus:
    Arctic Penguins
    Remember the Man

    Long ago we penguins lived
    At both Poles, North and South;
    But up north, we disappeared
    Into the White Bear’s mouth.

    He loved his Penguin Tartare,
    It was his daily dish;
    When our cousins all were gone,
    He turned to eating fish.

    We were safe, a world away,
    That’s what we were thinking,
    ‘Til we heard the rumor that
    White Bear’s pole was shrinking.

    Warming cultists made a pact,
    They would save the White Bear,
    They believed our refuge was
    Quite big enough to share.

    The vast Greenpeace armada
    And White Bear headed south;
    Each day, despairing penguins
    Grew closer to his mouth.

    Our elders counselled panic,
    Each penguin face was grim,
    And then the cold mist parted,
    And then we all saw Him.

    Single file, we marched aboard
    His rafts, and then set forth;
    Headed for our new refuge -
    In the bear-less North.

    A million happy penguins
    Passed the puzzled White Bear,
    Waving flippers at Greenpeace
    Who stopped, in shock, to stare. 

    If White Bear can’t eat penguins,
    He’ll eat some other meat;
    Goodbye Warming cultists,
    Goodbye Greenpeace fleet.

    Penguins live a good life now,
    And owe it all to Him;
    He only gave his first name:
    We know him as Mad Tim.

    (translated from the Penguin by lyle)

    Posted by lyle on 2008 05 23 at 11:09 PM • permalink

  233. It was only supposed to be three stanzas but I wanted to keep going until Greenpeace got eaten. I love a happy ending.

    Posted by lyle on 2008 05 23 at 11:11 PM • permalink

  234. Lyle, the eating of Greenies has been floated before around this blog, but never as poetically as you have described it.

    We ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ you lyle!

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 23 at 11:13 PM • permalink

  235. Same to you, kae. G’night.

    Posted by lyle on 2008 05 23 at 11:19 PM • permalink

  236. #236
    MM, Andrea, CL would probably welcome you anytime lyle.
    I do not like the new Tim, seems too stuffy. They need to open up more.
    I know what Tim said:

    Apologies for that, but Australian libel laws are ******* ******* ridiculous and require that each comment be viewed before publication. Incidentally, naughty words will be ******* cut or edited, so don’t ******* use them. And editing the ******* things takes time, which causes delays, which adds to concerns about moderation not being ******* speedy enough.

    But we are adults and can behave. Well most of the time. As kae says he he.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 23 at 11:23 PM • permalink

  237. Lyle, you are a legend.

    Posted by mr creosote on 2008 05 23 at 11:45 PM • permalink

  238. Lyle, you are welcome to the ShadowLands any time.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 05 24 at 12:08 AM • permalink

  239. I’ve created a little experiment.

    Let’s see how it goes.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 24 at 03:48 AM • permalink

  240. #243 Good on you Kae - love the graphics.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 05 24 at 04:22 AM • permalink

  241. I repeat kae blog comment
    Me too kae. My name is not Rudd.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 24 at 04:33 AM • permalink

  242. #236 That’s wonderful Lyle.

    Agree with you about the new site. It lacks spontaneity and atmosphere. (And I want to be able to bloody well swear if I %&#&***%%#$ want to.)

    Posted by Burbank on 2008 05 24 at 04:39 AM • permalink

  243. #246
    MM, now kae, swear away.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 24 at 04:46 AM • permalink

  244. I’ll be moderating for rude and insulting comments.
    Clever ones will be posted.
    Boring ones will not.

    Posted by kae on 2008 05 24 at 04:49 AM • permalink

  245. All rude and insulting comments can be directed my way at…

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 05 24 at 04:56 AM • permalink

  246. The ShadowLands

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 05 24 at 04:56 AM • permalink

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