SHOWBUZZ

Item! Which best-selling author has been spotted around town chatting with ignorant movie people? The notorious dreamboat and his cinematic colleagues are allegedly planning a documentary to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Arts grants authorities are warned to be on high alert.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/26/2007 at 01:33 AM
    1. Notorious loveboat?
      Did Patrick White score a resurrection for Christmas?

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 12 26 at 01:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. First Bee Movie, now Ant Movie?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 12 26 at 01:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. Don’t you mean dreamboat? Is Ant L. preparing to disgust us on the big screen now?

      Well, you can’t say the dreamboat doesn’t dream big…

      Posted by carpefraise on 2007 12 26 at 01:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. When was “best-selling” redefined?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 26 at 01:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. #3 – Dreamboat it is! I’d forgotten some of my Ant lore.

      Posted by Tim B. on 2007 12 26 at 02:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. Damn, I thought Iowahawk was going to show them how to make a movie people would actually want to see.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 12 26 at 02:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. A sure fire hit! I’ll be the first to shake Antoine’s hand when his name goes up in lights on the marquee.

      “From the bullshit of Loewenstein comes….The Jews, and why I hate myself”

      Posted by CB on 2007 12 26 at 02:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. I was going to goess Low-stain myself but the best selling bit threw me.

      Imagine the hilarity if they put him on something like the Aussie top gear?

      We need a working title for the movie any contenders?

      My guess is “Im an irrelavent nobody-get me out of here.”
      Or “”Dude, wheres my chin”

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 12 26 at 02:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Bryce Courtney was the name that came to mind, but “dream boat” threw me.

      Posted by Srekwah on 2007 12 26 at 02:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. If it’s The Ant and his movie is as (ahem) “successful” as his book, playing to audiences all over the Newtown Community Centre, we’ll hear how it was Jewish er… Zionist control of Hollywood that stopped him winning The Oscar.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 12 26 at 03:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. I was going for Bryce, too, Srekwah.

      But I think that the Dreamboat bit was a hint.

      (Nearly mis-typed Dreamboast, which would also be correct… for lots of people, Adams, Lowstain name your dreamboaster!)

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 26 at 03:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. Pog, I’ve found a herd of male shaved sheep today in the countryside.  I think when I get back I’ll post the herd, so you can select the male sheep you like. Kae, can have one if she likes. There’s so many sheep everywhere once you’re out of town.
      Pog, I’d go for wayne the sheep, he looks handsome, and I don’t mind curlymoo either.  He’s photograph 4. If any of the female blairites would like a New Zealand male sheep let me know. ty I have not found any alpaca’s yet.Swinish, I don’t think a drag queen would wear CK boys knickers with lace.lol

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 12 26 at 03:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. 1.618
      Better tell the ladies to get in quick, after all you wouldnt want to end up with the ugly one!

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 12 26 at 03:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. More Loewenstein goodness.

      Posted by Evil Pundit on 2007 12 26 at 04:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’ve recently travelled to Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and China and spoken to various writers, bloggers, online trouble-makers, politicians and dissidents.

      Wrong-doers have been overlooked.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2007 12 26 at 05:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. #14 – thanks!
      Ant “….recently traveled to Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and China to meet with bloggers.”
      No faux carbon guilt there. He could have emailed them.
      As a result of death threats and suchlike, Ant has changed tack and now wants to take on something more tame like repressive regimes. Check that list!
      He has abandoned the mainstream media, and embraces blogs and bloggers. Perhaps a few death threats from Raoul, Hozny, Ahmagonajihad and the rest of those good ol’ boys will change his thinking again.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 12 26 at 05:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. My guess: Tim Flannery

      Posted by John A on 2007 12 26 at 07:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. #5 I have seriously entertained the idea of holding a Trivia night based around the Ant’s preposterous book and behaviour.

      Posted by carpefraise on 2007 12 26 at 08:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. (To the tune of “If I Only Had a Brain )

      Oh I could have been contentious
      But I ended up pretentious
      And not so rel-e-vant….
      (doo de doo de do de do)

      If I’d only concentrated
      On the world events that rated
      My CV would not be scant…

      Posted by carpefraise on 2007 12 26 at 08:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Has anyone written a book about David Hicks?
      If so, thats my guess.

      Posted by debi L. on 2007 12 26 at 08:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. #14
      Iran is probably the most demonised nation on the planet at the moment.
      Why, hardly a day goes by when there isn’t some mass protest with plenty of giant Ahmadinnerjacket papier maché heads and lots of old timey Iranian flag burning.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 12 26 at 08:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. #18

      I have seriously entertained the idea of holding a Trivia night based around the Ant’s preposterous book and behaviour.

      Should be a pisser.

      Question 1: What gender, is Israeli Minister, Tzipi Livni? (answer)

      Question 2: Does Israel have “Jews only roads”? Or “Israeli only roads” for use by Israeli Arabs, Christians and other minorities as well as Israeli Jews. If you get the answer wrong, you can still get half points by accusing the trivia night adjudicator of Zionist treachery.

      Question 3: Name the number of media outlets, including Jewish run, which have given Antony Loewenstein space. For bonus points, name the number of times he has claimed to have been silenced for his views.

      Reference: Australians who Reject Antony Loewenstein

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 12 26 at 09:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. #22 Dan, let me give this a try.

      #1: Female.

      #2: NO! Only in Ant’s world… ie, alternate reality.

      #3: All of them… and… All of them.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 26 at 09:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. And we thought this wasn’t going to happen on Kevni’s watch?

      This is a mere sample of the slovenly snorking and idiotic productions to follow.

      I’m just glad I’ve jagged a government job, and one that can be involved in topppling the state.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 12 26 at 09:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. And the first gravy train is about to depart the station, powered by our tax dollars and carrying none other than Ant Loewenstein.

      Posted by Crossie on 2007 12 26 at 10:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. A blind item? What is this, the friggin’ Star?

      Posted by mojo on 2007 12 26 at 11:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. From the Tim Blair way-back machine:

      Best-selling author Antony Loewenstein has sold only 5987 copies of his painful book… (11/30/06)

      Yeah, that’s my first guess—unless Margo’s No Thappy John counts as a “best seller.”

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2007 12 26 at 04:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. What’s wrong with his hair?

      Posted by mouseman5 on 2007 12 26 at 06:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. #28

      Personal grooming is so bourgeois. Just think how much time Antony and Margo save.

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2007 12 26 at 06:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. #22 Nice letter in the SMH today Dan.

      That is you isn’t it?

      Posted by PeterTB on 2007 12 26 at 07:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. #29 Seems GM people experiments began earlier than we thought

      Posted by PeterTB on 2007 12 26 at 07:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Uhhh, Bruce, which one’s which?

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 12 26 at 09:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s got to be Hugh Mackay not wanting to lose precious time now that Kevni is in the stirrups. In cahoots with our great film saviours Phatty Adams and Phatter Bob Ellis.

      Posted by mehaul on 2007 12 26 at 10:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. Heyyy, just saw an advert for the movie about the Tsunami. Toni Collette is in it, looking pretty ugly.

      I don’t think I can tolerate watching it. Can someone tell me if it has a happy ending? Collette’s character drowns?

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 27 at 04:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. #30

      Yeah. The version I actually sent was even better 🙂

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 12 27 at 04:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. #35
      Golly, Dan, you mean they censored it? Who’da thunk it!It was good, but what was cut?

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 27 at 04:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #36

      No. To be fair, it wasn’t censorship. Presumably they edited it to save space. The guts of it was certainly there. As you asked however, the original submitted version is below. I’ve added a couple of links for context.

      The discussion about the proposed Islamic College in Camden is predictable. Particularly, that most of the opposition is being branded as “racist” or “fear of the unknown”. However, like it or not, there have been significant problems with Islamic institutions in Australia not reflected in any other religious institution.

      These included foreign Imams inciting hatred against non-Muslim groups, such as at Werribee Islamic College in 2005 where a “visiting” Imam told students that the Jews were putting poison in bananas. It is also no secret what students are taught about non-Muslims in ‘Madrassas’ and Islamic schools worldwide.

      Unfortunately, Camden’s local council cannot consider the threat of Jihadism as a reasonable grounds to deny a development application, so perhaps people are trying it on, citing traffic concerns.

      However, to the benefit of the Muslim applicants, this is all a useful distraction from serious questions which need to be asked – and aren’t being asked.

      For example, will any money, now or in the future, originate from Saudi Arabia and will non-Australian Imams be permitted to teach (and incite) at the college? If so, this is a disaster in the making that won’t be easily undone. Ask London. That a few Muslims students got good HSC results, or that “most Muslims” condemn violence, doesn’t change that.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 12 27 at 07:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Thanks Dan 8-D

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 27 at 07:36 AM • permalink

 

  1. I suspect it may be Bob Ellis.

    Posted by Angela Bell on 2007 12 27 at 06:57 PM • permalink