MOCK WITH FREEDOM

Attorney-General Philip Ruddock is working to ensure that patriotic Australians will be free to mock the English cricket team without the threat of lawsuits.

Posted by Tim B. on 11/30/2006 at 12:54 AM
    1. Freedom of speech never had a finer moment…

      Posted by anthony_r on 2006 11 30 at 12:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. In your eye, you dentist dodging, soap avoiding, Limey’s!

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2006 11 30 at 01:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. (In best Mr Burns voice) Excellent!

      Posted by slammer on 2006 11 30 at 01:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. Mock on, dudes.

      Posted by marcus on 2006 11 30 at 01:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Mock, Mock, Til You Drop.

      Posted by marcus on 2006 11 30 at 01:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. There’s Only One Way to Mock.

      Posted by marcus on 2006 11 30 at 01:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. The English cricket team is doing a fine job making a mockery of themselves.

      Posted by slammer on 2006 11 30 at 01:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. OK, I’ll stop.
      Sorry.

      Posted by marcus on 2006 11 30 at 01:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. #8, marcus

      One two three o’clock, four o’clock mock
      Five six seven o’clock, eight o’clock mock
      Nine ten eleven o’clock, twelve o’clock mock
      We’re mock the poms like fock tonight!

      ©Bill Haley & His Comets, all rights reserved… well, until the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, that is.

      Posted by splice on 2006 11 30 at 01:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. PIMF “We’re gonna mock the poms like fock tonight”

      Posted by splice on 2006 11 30 at 01:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. Paaah….copyright is no barrier. To the tune of Land of Hope and Glory;

      England’s wet and stormy,
      You never see the sun,
      You come to sunny Australia,
      To see your best teams get done,

      Why invent cricket?
      If you can’t score any runs,
      We just want you to try it,
      Winning is so much fun…

      Posted by Penguin on 2006 11 30 at 02:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T – 40,000 attended a free Jimmy Barnes concert at the MCG today. According to the ABC this was half the expected crowd.

      Posted by amortiser on 2006 11 30 at 02:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. I wonder if the crowd knew that the Jimmy Barnes song he sung “Working Class Man” was written by an American, for an American, for an American audience

      Jimmy Barnes just ended up with Sammy Hagar’s unwanted slops

      Yep a “true Aussie anthem”

      Posted by Munga on 2006 11 30 at 03:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. Have u ever seen a bigger punch of precious, prima donna’s than this years touring party of whinging poms…

      They are elevating the slightest comment to the henious level of some vile racist assault, when most of the comments relating to players not being english are just that, rather than a slur on their actual backgrounds…

      Now Panesar may have been born in England, I don’t know, but most comments are aimed at the long running habit (going back to at least Tony Greig) of having to bring in ringers from the dregs around the world to fill in their sporting teams coz they are such a wretched, backward society that they hardly produce any decent athletes anymore except in one or two codes…

      On any given English national cricket team they have at least two or three out of eleven born outside the UK, turncoats who couldn’t get a game at home or fell out with someone and offered their services overseas, and so while we don’t have anything against indians or south african or anyone else per se, just play for you own friggin’ teams, and let these englanders play with whatever doubtful talent then can dredge up…

      We have had one or two, Keppler Wessels, not sure of Symmons background, but by and large most of our players are aussies, why England is unable to achieve the same from their own population (three times our own) is enough to raise the ire of any fair minded sporting crowd, especially when they have been doing it for so long, and often achieving so very little with this policy…

      And after all the poms aren’t exactly enlightened, citizens of the world anyway… Maybe they could go and watch a few of the 70’s sitcoms like Love they Neighbour etc… Is that the one where the white guy called the black guy ‘sambo’ and he responded with ‘honky’ or whatever???  So where do they think we learnt it all from, and am trying to purge it out of our system!!!!

      Posted by casanova on 2006 11 30 at 04:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. #14,

      Have u ever seen a bigger punch of precious, prima donna’s than this years touring party of whinging poms…

      They are elevating the slightest comment to the henious level of some vile racist assault, when most of the comments relating to players not being english are just that, rather than a slur on their actual backgrounds…

      Sounds like something they might have picked up from their new Mozzie masters already, casanova

      Posted by splice on 2006 11 30 at 04:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Pommy, Pommy, Pommy,
      whine, whine, whine.

      Posted by curious george on 2006 11 30 at 06:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. #12, Todays IR wankfest…

      Phil Cleary (UK) announcer and ad spokesman.
      Greg Combet (UK) sponsor
      Jimmy Barnes (UK) entertainment.

      Notice any trends?

      Posted by curious george on 2006 11 30 at 06:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. #17 Notice any trends?

      I noticed this this unreported trendCurious George.

      Posted by The Prez on 2006 11 30 at 07:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. And if calling Panesar a stupid Indian and taunting the other bloke as not English is the worst they have had, it hardly demonstrates to the world rampant racism on our behalf.

      Monty would be Sikh and tired of all the attention if you ask me.

      Posted by The Prez on 2006 11 30 at 07:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. At the US-England soccer friendly a few years ago, we got an “FDR can’t save you know!” chant going.

      Posted by Room 237 on 2006 11 30 at 11:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. Why would anyone consider lawsuits when you saw the following soap opera on your live tele.
      “Giles dropped at slip off McGrath.
      “Clark snares Haggard for nothing.” (for nothing, he musta done something?)
      But, I guess Clark got his!
      “Strauss caught hooking off Clark.”

      Heh! and nyuk nyuk

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 11 30 at 11:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. addendum follows

      I really look forward to these cricket threads.  I’m sure many of you are familiar with most of the American sports.  If you do then you know we have nothing that comes close to your colourful language.

      “backdoor slider”
      “Tampa two”
      “blew him away with the heat”

      Not really close.
      Just a Yojimbo comment to make sure that you don’t think I’m mocking your sport.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 11 30 at 12:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. Right on Splice and CG…

      The amount of union ratbags in Oz we have had to put up with stirring up trouble over the years, and who have scottish or dregsie-yorkshire type english accents, is enough to make u sick…

      You can nearly always count on the worst union hacks having an accent from the pommy part of the world, as I think it has been gentically adapted into them over generations to be sh!t-stirring, whining bludgers and so, evolutionarily speaking, they are extraodinarily well adapted to become trouble making pr!cks…

      These cricket related outbursts are just their latest manifestations… If they don’t like it (and i can imagine they are getting an inkling of the thrashing that could be in the cards), then f**k off back home, no one asked you to come… And take your preachy, sanctimonious barmy army and clapped out collection of ringers with you…

      Pack of tossers!!!

      But you know apart from that I guess the Brits aren’t such a bad old bunch, most of the time… When their mouths are shut…

      Posted by casanova on 2006 11 30 at 12:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Mocking Aust. cartoonists?  Not a patch on their Danish counterparts.  Poms are and always have been fair game, for they give as good as they get.  Let’s see some real courage….

      Posted by Olrence on 2006 11 30 at 01:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. See, you people need a Bill of Rights.  I’m pretty sure the freedom to mock is listed in there somewhere.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 11 30 at 01:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. I spent an afternoon once watching the Singapore Cricket Club, and I think I got the game mostly figured out.  Then, a few years later I asked some Aussies to explain the rules.

      Big mistake.  I ended up knowing less than when I started.  So the lesson is, never ask an Aussie to explain anything.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2006 11 30 at 03:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. Steve #26

      I had the same experience with an Englishman on the “express” train from London to Edinburgh.  After about a minute or two I finally surrendered. I figured it was simply a “colonist sports deficiency gene” or something kicking in. Glad to know other forces are at work

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 11 30 at 03:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe I’ll screen my mockumentary.  Afterwards we can celebrate with mock apple pie and a bar of mocklate.

      Posted by joe bagadonuts on 2006 11 30 at 04:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. #18 The Prez.

      I think this sums it up nicely. Especially the bit :

      The turnout has certainly sent a clear warning, but not one that the ACTU and the Labor Party were hoping for. Rather, the message was there is little evidence of the widespread community anger at the Work Choices changes claimed by ACTU secretary Greg Combet and Opposition Leader Kim Beazley.

      Posted by curious george on 2006 11 30 at 05:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. POM Racist word? pommy bastard was used by our former generation. If the current generation wants to delete this word, then they delete our former generation and diggers who fought with them in the war.

      Racist abuse is a way of conforming to the current agenda. if not we’d all be communist and have the same jobs and have nothing to winge about. Difference is healthy so is labelling.

      C’mon aussie c’mon… get the pomm bastardsssssssss

      Down with the pakieeeeeeeeeeee’s minor birds

      Down with the kooki kiwis’ssssssssssss

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 11 30 at 07:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. Not such a dry old stick after all, is he, our Philip? A tiny glimmer of humour breaking through, there.

      Posted by mr magoo on 2006 11 30 at 08:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Adelaide Test update: England won the toss and are batting on what look likes to be a very flat track (0 for 27).

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2006 11 30 at 09:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. #31 as long as the new copyright act actually does what Ruddock reckons.

      An earlier version of the bill I saw seemed to indicate that it was now legal to make one copy of your own cd onto an ipod, but no mention of the itunes jukebox software.  So what if you own an computer, ipod and have itunes installed on your computer at work?

      I guess you would be a PIRATE

      Posted by entropy on 2006 12 01 at 07:26 AM • permalink

 

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