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Oh, delight! Miranda Divide has recently returned to comments here, and she’s in cracking form!

Any guesses as to where Miranda might vanish in between comments jags? The manic and infrequent quality of her outbursts suggests a flipside of agonised, non-communicative depressive episodes. Let’s hope this post—recognition, Miranda!—cheers her up.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/25/2006 at 10:55 AM
    1. To that mythical island that spawned the likes of Mama Sheehan, Ted Kennedy and Wolf Blitzer.  That marvelous island, devoid of facts, reason, or common sense.  A place stuck in perpetual rotation (ie: spin).  The Island of Nyuk (sometimes called Nyuk-Nyuk by its native Stoogians)

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 02 25 at 11:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. Can’t be Nyuk-no Starbucks there. No there there-no Miranda.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 02 25 at 11:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m betting that Miranda Divide is Nabakov, the ubiquitous, dishonest* and idiotic commenter whose dribblings lower the tone of many lefty blogs.

      His and Miranda’s writing styles appear similar – light on argument and heavy on crude irreverence. An average rebuttal usually involves advising the opponent to get out more, get laid and drink a few beers. Heal thyself, physician.

      Yup, my money’s on Nabakov. Anyone got any other ideas?

      *he claimed to be an ultra highly paid writer, but later described himself as a powerful, non-partisan, behind-the-scenes political string-puller.

      Posted by James Waterton on 2006 02 25 at 11:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. I expect the prescription runs out before the next government-sponsored health-care payment kicks in.  Or maybe it has something to do with the phases of the moon.  Or windy conditions.  Or something.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 02 25 at 11:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. While you refer to Miranda Divide as “she”, I suspect the person in question is in fact male, with a pronounced physival resemblance to Gary Glitter in his recent photographs, inhabiting a one-room flat with facilies at the end on the corridor.

      Posted by Susan Norton on 2006 02 25 at 11:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ad hominem attack? Useless rants based on school-yard teasing tactics? A general wanker(ess)?

      I know who the real Miranda is!

      BTW, James, did this lefty you speak of continually demand you get a copy of Confessions of an Economic Hitman?

      Posted by anthony27 on 2006 02 25 at 12:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. #5: I agree with Susan. Despite the moniker, the style is usually faux 18th century foppish clubman.

      Posted by paco on 2006 02 25 at 12:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. Are you sure it’s Mrlefty?

      How sad.

      Posted by James Waterton on 2006 02 25 at 12:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. I always go with he/she/it for a pronoun with Miranda. I don’t think it’s a girl. The tone is “bitchy metrosexual”, not “bitch.”

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 02 25 at 12:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. I think it’s what happens when the full moon is over Florida, and Andrea reaches for that bubbling potion in the cabinet she usually keeps well-locked…

      Posted by ushie on 2006 02 25 at 12:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. No, Miranda ain’t my evil doppelganger. She can’t be the same as the troll who tells people they need to have a drink and get laid either—that would imply she wants us to have some fun, when what she really wants is for us to sink into her pit of depressive misery (I’m guessing whoever he/she is has been in a facility drying out somewhere and that’s why the long absense from Tim’s blog) and suffer with her.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 02 25 at 01:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. I use “she” when referring to Miranda, not because I think she’s actually a she, but because I think she likes it that way.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 02 25 at 01:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ish.  Sigh, my amusing hypothesis–the only amusing thing about Miranda–has been ‘sploded by Andrea.  So now I’m bored with Miranda again.  She’s the picture you’d find if “dull soggy polyester mildewy-smelling old blanket someone dropped in a corner in the basement near the dried-out paint cans” were something you could look up in the dictionary.

      Posted by ushie on 2006 02 25 at 02:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. frankly, I find her comments self-important and irritating. She comes in, talks directly to Tim (because she’s obviously important) then leaves. She hates this site so much that she can’t say anything coherent. She’s an unfortunate mixture of pompousness and stupidity.

      Posted by daddy dave on 2006 02 25 at 02:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. I think Miranda works for the United Nations.  Her prolonged absence from here may be due to extended deployments in hot spots like Darfur.  Indeed, I suspect that she answers directly to Kofi Anan.

      Hey, why not?  Miranda is clearly effed in the head, and batshit crazy.  With her opinions and style, she’d fit in nicely at the United Nations.  All those long periods of no posting?  Either partying hard, or too hung over to blog.  Or arguing with John Bolton.

      And, no, I don’t know “her” sex.  I use the female gender simply for convenience.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 02 25 at 03:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. Margo in drag, maybe?

      Posted by Gravelly on 2006 02 25 at 04:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. I always thought it was Margo Kingston.

      She has given up writing after her blog died, so that explains the absence. She writes in the same tone of angry impotence that Webdiary attracted. Also the name is an attack on a Sydney journo from the same company she worked for( before Margo got fired).You hate the one that is closest to you.

      That’s my guess.

      Posted by gubbaboy on 2006 02 25 at 05:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. I reckon it’s Margok, in between drying out then getting back on the piss.

      Posted by Oafish and Infantile on 2006 02 25 at 06:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. As always, “Miranda” is a tag team of bored and easily distracted lefties ranging from the inarticulate and barely coherent to those with too much edumacation.

      The lack of frequency of posts is somehow related to their being ejected from the local Council library for giggling too much.

      Posted by Kaboom on 2006 02 25 at 06:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. #6 The Real Jeffs came to the same conclusion a while ago.

      Miranda is educated. Educated beyond her intelligence.

      Posted by lingus4 on 2006 02 25 at 07:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. As a native of Nyuk-Nyuk, Miranda spends her time between posts in the cellar trying to fix the plumbing during the posh party, of course…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 02 25 at 07:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. Are there any intelligent lefty blogs out there? Never hurts to know what the opposition is up to…

      Posted by Ian Deans on 2006 02 25 at 07:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m guessing “she’s” having a slow cybersex moment

      Posted by spyder on 2006 02 25 at 07:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. gubbaboy, I’d forgotten about that!  I was joking at the time, but one never can tell, eh?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 02 25 at 07:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh the shrillness! Poor David Williamson’s shrillness-ometer will be taking unprecedented measurements

      Can’t you people leave us public interlectuals to tell you what to think in peace?

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 02 25 at 07:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. Nope, Miranda’s not in “real cracking form” at all. A clear case of “more smarter writing” required. I’m with Dr Ali of the Queensland University of Technology on this one – 35% would be generous.

      But I’ll send it off to Dr Ali and Ms Luck (DBA in progress) and ask them to review it, after they’ve finished brushing up on Taoism and the philosophers of the Han dynasty of course

      Posted by Whale Spinor on 2006 02 25 at 09:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. #14—Is there a fortunate ‘mixture of pompousness and stupidity.’

      When “She” visits, the comments are so much fun to read, though!

      Posted by KC on 2006 02 25 at 10:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. #17 gubbaboy,

      I always thought it was Margo Kingston.

      She has given up writing after her blog died, so that explains the absence. She writes in the same tone of angry impotence that Webdiary attracted. Also the name is an attack on a Sydney journo from the same company she worked for(before Margo got fired). You hate the one that is closest to you.

      Good. I’m not alone in the Margok theory.

      =^D

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2006 02 25 at 10:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. And Oafish and Infantile, too!

      Hey guys! Are there enough of us to qualify as a “cabal”?

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2006 02 25 at 11:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. Spiny, if you want a cabal, you have to hold a meeting in local ruins, whispering around a guttering candle.  While drinking cheap wine.

      I think.  Better ask wronwright—he deals with cabals.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 02 26 at 12:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. Didn’t we trace he/she/it back to Italy, somehow?

      Or was that someone else?

      Posted by david on 2006 02 26 at 12:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. The_Real_JeffS,

      I thought the Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts of the Left believe that when a certain number of “wingnuts” or “neocons” hold the same opinion about one of their own, it is “proof” of some sort of sinister cabal.

      :^þ

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2006 02 26 at 01:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. Waterton, I love it when you say, “Heal thyself, physician”.

      Posted by DBO on 2006 02 26 at 01:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. Sad to disappoint, but Miranda cannot be Margok, because this would require infrastructure (editing/emboldering/people’s inquiries etc) and funding levels not currently available to my former employer…

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 02 26 at 05:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. #34. Yes, it would be a veritable Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde level performance if it were true.

      Posted by Brett_McS on 2006 02 26 at 05:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Waterton, I love it when you say, “Heal thyself, physician”.

      I’ll bet it’s because he’s talking dirty, huh?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 02 26 at 11:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. I thought the Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts of the Left believe that when a certain number of “wingnuts” or “neocons” hold the same opinion about one of their own, it is “proof” of some sort of sinister cabal.

      There is some magic number for that, yes.  But the certification process is quite convoluted.  8^D

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 02 26 at 11:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. So what does “doing what little I can?” translate into English as: “Digging wells so villagers can have clean water” or “Sipping mai-tais and sodomizing the houseboy, just like the folks in Made in Bangkok” ?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 02 26 at 12:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. The real JeffS — We need Mark Latham!  He knows that when you’re dealing with cabals, you go right for the driver.

      Oh, wait a mimute…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 02 26 at 01:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. I could tell you … but then I’d have to kill you.

      Posted by Achillea on 2006 02 26 at 04:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. The theory that Miranda is Margo demonstrates that the loss of Margo has left a hole in our lives that we find hard to fill.

      Andrew Bolt meanwhile claims that John Howard can thank the “shrill artists, damn-Australia mandarins, group-think academics, stuff-you activists, sour journalists” for his ten years in office.

      Surely someone has a spare couple of 100k to get Margo back in the blogosphere – at least for 6 months or so.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 02 26 at 04:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. Margos Maid… Margo Kingston was not so much a person as an ecological niche.  If she doesn’t come back, something will evolve to fill her space in the intellectual food chain.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 02 26 at 06:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. If she did not exist, we would have to invent her.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 02 26 at 09:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. Man, a few pointed posts and you all go crazy… who is he/she/it? How truly lame. So, blogsheep, has it been so empty without me? Is the bloghead so hard up for decent copy?

      Yep, the blogmire is clearly in its decadent phase. The best thing you can all do is recognise when a good time has turned sour… delete this place from your bookmarks, cancel that syndication, reclaim some human dignity and go back to your wives and families.

      Dear Leader is a sham of a farce of a mockery of two travesties. Reduced to grovelling to a troll. I’m only sorry I’ve been so entertaining over the years. Maybe more people would have abandoned this charnel house of hipocrisy by now, if only I’d been less of a draw card…

      OK, at ease, back to your sport…

      Posted by Miranda Divide on 2006 02 26 at 09:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. Mmmmh incoherent ramblings, now she really has got me wondering…

      But Miranda, please don’t make me go back to my family – come back soon…

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 02 26 at 10:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. 44: A bad case of folie de grandeur. Not content to compete with the other “Napoleans” in his asylum, he must strut about here – on his “St. Helena”, I presume, lonely and surrounded by what he takes to be his enemies.

      Posted by paco on 2006 02 26 at 11:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. JeffS, I like it cos I know Waterton is struggling to find something original to say.

      Posted by DBO on 2006 02 26 at 11:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m only sorry I’ve been so entertaining over the years. Maybe more people would have abandoned this charnel house of hipocrisy by now, if only I’d been less of a draw card…

      Yep, it’s all your fault that the Global Neocon Cabel has been having the upper hand the last five years or so. I hope that doesn’t weigh too heavily on your conscience.

      Posted by PW on 2006 02 27 at 05:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Cabal, too…d’oh.

      Posted by PW on 2006 02 27 at 05:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Miranda, if you really are Margo, you still owe me 400 Baht of unpaid wages for 40 hours of hard scrubbing.

      (Remember our special Air Jordan contract that you said was on par with what Nike were paying their Thai workers?)

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 02 27 at 05:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. The merest ungrammatical left-wing boob who strives honestly to make some kind of genuine point is of more interest than Miranda Divide: a mincing buffoon who does nothing but scatter barbed quips from his little idea-free sack of invective. For myself, I intend to say nothing more to, or about him, until such time as he lays out – honestly and logically – what he really believes, on any subject of his own choosing.

      Posted by paco on 2006 02 27 at 10:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Last year, I think, I found fair Miranda over at LGF, pouncing on about how superior Reds were in Itlay, or some such demagauzery.  The poor thing.

      Posted by ushie on 2006 02 27 at 04:07 PM • permalink

 

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