THAT MAGNIFICENT CAT

Ray Smuckles is six gin and tonics deep, people!

Posted by Tim B. on 09/27/2007 at 10:12 PM
    1. Get with it Ray we have at least two poets, Ern Malleyand James McAuley.

      Posted by Rafe on 2007 09 27 at 10:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Australians have never produced a single poem. It’s a point of national pride.” I’ve never been more impressed by the wisdom of Australians.  The rhyme is a crime.

      Posted by Larry G on 2007 09 27 at 10:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. How Ray talked The Tele into giving him a column I’ll never know, but he shits all over every single one of there other contributors.

      OT – Let us Hope that the Geelong Cats shit from a great height on the Prima Bogans from Port Adelaide in the GF tomorrow.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 09 27 at 10:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. #3 – It would appear from my last comment that I have become vicariously drunk after reading Ray Smuckles.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 09 27 at 10:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. 3.  Does that include Tim?

      left a comment daring Tim to liveblog a night out with Ray.

      double dare!

      Posted by peter m on 2007 09 27 at 10:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Yay Ray!!!!

      CATS RULE!!!!

      We do have one Aussie poem. The only one ever worth repeating.

      My Country.

      I reckon Ray will let us have that one.
      No flowers in it!

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 27 at 10:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ray has competition.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 09 27 at 10:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. But was Ray Smuckles fully dressed, or was he in his Speedo?  And when he gets to Australia, will there be a fight?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 09 27 at 10:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. #7

      Holy Shit!!! Tiger.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 27 at 10:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. OT but Rod Stewart sure looks seedy these days.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2007 09 27 at 11:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. Thanks for that, I just laughed ‘till I cried.  Time for bed, gotta get up early, I have one of those alarms with no snooze button.  The kind that instead of beeping loudly, says “I want some milk”

      Posted by Not My Problem on 2007 09 27 at 11:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. #8
      RebeccaH (speedos, they’re speedos)This is a speedo.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 27 at 11:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ray Smuckles is by far the coolest cat in existence.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 09 27 at 11:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. Cool for cats

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 09 27 at 11:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. Re #10’s link to that … that … supposed Rod Stewart photo:

      What the hell is it with this place anyway.  What is the deal with the photos you guys link to.  Do you have any idea what you are doing?  Last night I had a nightmare that wouldn’t stop, regardless of my having wakened several times!  The terror was made up of zombies of Peter Garrett, Margo Kingston, and some other creeps whose pictures I’ve been assaulted with over the past few days.  They kept reading to me their inane prose, while I lay helpless and unable to move.

      And now that picture of Rod Stewart !!!!

      There oughta be some kind of warning for especially sensitive folks about things that might blind them, or make them want to go blind.  Perhaps a banner, with some of those animated emoticons wearing a look of distress, waving the arms about while jumping up and down.  Big red ones.  Bookmark them around the message:  Don’t look at this picture if you’re a sensitive soul.

      As a kindness.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 09 28 at 12:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. #15, Salty,

      where’s the fun in that? 😎

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 28 at 12:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. #7 – that wasn’t that Scottish hero at the airport was it?

      Posted by peter m on 2007 09 28 at 12:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. #17 – 60 pints would be a quiet night on the tiles for John Smeaton.

      Actually I thought that this poor devil had consumed 60 pints in one session. Granted, 60 pints is slightly above average, but not for special occasions, like days ending in the letter ‘y’.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 09 28 at 01:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. Bull, we have one poem.

      That or the loaded dog

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 09 28 at 01:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. o/t “Four illegals stow away with Blair’s new car” ….Four asylum seekers entered Britain in the back of a truck carrying former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s new official car,it was reported yesterday.
      The men were arrested when they jumped out after the truck stopped in a police yard to deliver the car. (Police returned the car to B.M.W. because its security was compromised.”
      abridged from The Australian.

      Posted by crash on 2007 09 28 at 01:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Great stuff!

      So when are you fun-lovin’ criminals gonna get a travelin’ roo to talk about how much America rocks?

      (That’s a set-up line. The expected answer is, “Why? You bloody seppos blow your own horns enough”, or however you would say it in Strine. If there’s one thing I’ve learned hanging out here, it’s that you never want to puff yourself up near an Aussie.)

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 09 28 at 01:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ok, tim blair can be the spell checker of the 1.618 weekly.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 09 28 at 01:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well we did get around to being all poetical about gorball worming scepticism long before you guys had even discovered Big Al.

      Posted by jpaulg on 2007 09 28 at 02:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yes, our deadline is closing soon, send your stories soon.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 09 28 at 03:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Dave, Australians have a deep seated emotional and intellectual inferiority complex. We are unable to cope with success or high achievement, and feel that cutting the ‘tall poppies’ is the societal leveller. [/snark]

      (do you believe that line of psych gobbledygook? if you do, there’s a nice bridge in Sydney going cheap I can get my hands on for a good price for you)

      Posted by CB on 2007 09 28 at 03:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. #24 our deadline is closing soon, send your stories soon

      submission to the 1.618 Weekly

      Posted by Col. Milquetoast on 2007 09 28 at 03:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. I just checked my email, and found one from GetUp.org.au, which is the equivalent of “Email for Moonbats”.

      The first line said “We’re working hard to combat the misinformation in Government advertising with our rampaging climate spoof campaign.”

      Climate Spoof Campaign? Does this mean they’ve changed sides?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 09 28 at 04:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T but 1.618 weekly could do worse than have a look at this bunch of loons, coming back to Australia.
      The sea sheep-herds.
      Call me a cynic but the ladies involved arent exactly to hard on the eyes.Check out the eco facist language used by the thougougly brainwashed crew.

      “Humanity’s greed is killing what little is left and only a few of us seem to care..”

      “It really saddens and enrages me…”

      “I’m here to see to it that if we do wipe ourselves off the face of the globe there is still some life and environment left on this island Earth…”

      “..the disgusting abuse our marine life is getting..” (was Bob Collins in the navy?)

      “How could I not stare in wonder at a whale, a turtle or a trout?..”

      “I truly hope that one day very soon our race will have a huge wake-up call and will start taking care of the other inhabitants of earth and not just thinking of themselves..”

      “I’m thrilled to be a part of the most aggressive, no-nonsense and determined conservation organization in the world..”

      “Driven by his love for the ocean and his disgust in humans for the continual destruction of the natural world..”

      “Over the years witnessing the many atrocities we impose on our environment and the endless suffering we inflict upon its precious creatures..”

      “I literally got goose bumps while I was on board..”

      “that helping to protect the animals and the environment from humans is the only worthwhile work I can imagine doing..”

      Someone needs to tell them this was only a movie.
      Would anyone trust any of these people in a Bio lab?
      Ps, Americans feel free to mock, most of the crew are Aussies or canadians, Im so ashamed.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 09 28 at 04:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Apologies for going off-topic, but is this another example of Blair’s Law in action:

      Amnesty lobbying on behalf of Bali bombers

      Posted by Young and Free on 2007 09 28 at 04:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. #28
      …will start taking care of the other inhabitants of earth and not just thinking of themselves
      Which will make us the only species who does.
      Freakin’ homo sapiens supremists.
      Come north, Ray.  You won’t need 60 pints of the local brew to make your eyes bleed.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 09 28 at 05:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. #29, young and free,

      never apologise for going off topic with something as important as that.

      There is much that we miss and need to know.

      Thank you.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 28 at 05:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, if we’re going off topic, how about this letter in the Economist last week:

      SIR – Your briefing on capital punishment in America was permeated with the usual anti-death-penalty claptrap, which no doubt flattered the prejudices of Europeans and some here (“Revenge begins to seem less sweet”, September 1st). For instance, you repeated a staple belief of abolitionists that the death penalty is losing support among Americans. Yet in truth, support for the death penalty in America remains strong.

      You should also peruse the FBI’s crime statistics for 2005. They show that the murder rate per 100,000 people in the ultra-liberal, abolitionist jurisdiction of Washington, DC, was an eye-popping 35.4, whereas in Texas, peppered with your death-penalty “enthusiasts”, it was 6.2. It appears that the citizens of the good district are vastly more enthusiastic and liberal in meting out the death penalty, albeit privately, than we allegedly trigger-happy Texans.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 09 28 at 08:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. A TV show sure to gladden the heart

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 09 28 at 08:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. #32 & #33: Great stuff, Mr. Creosote.

      Posted by paco on 2007 09 28 at 08:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. #19 Thanks, Mole for the link to The Loaded Dog.
      I don’t think I have read that since school days.
      What is it about that story that makes you laugh until you cry?

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 09 28 at 09:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Skeeter

      I think its that deep down everybody knows someone just like the 2 blokes in the story.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 09 28 at 09:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. So that’s where all the fun people from Britain went……well except for Theo

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 09 28 at 10:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. Dave, Australians have a deep seated emotional and intellectual inferiority complex. We are unable to cope with success or high achievement, and feel that cutting the ‘tall poppies’ is the societal leveller.

      See, I know that’s bullshit, because Canadians have a deep seated emotional and intellectual inferiority complex, and they manifest it by deeply sniffing their own farts.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 09 28 at 11:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Australians have never produced a single poem. It’s a point of national pride.”

      Untrue! What about:

      This here’s the wattle – the emblem of our land.
      You can stick it in a bottle or you can hold it in your hand.

      That’s beautiful, Bruce.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 09 28 at 11:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. We seppos have lots of poems….

      ehem…

      There once was a man from Nantucket……

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 09 28 at 11:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. I saw the link for this on the achewood site and rushed over here to make sure Tim knew about it.  Should have known it was handled.

      Posted by tachyonshuggy on 2007 09 28 at 11:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. Wot about “The Magic Pudding?”

      Posted by McAnzac on 2007 09 28 at 01:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ray Smuckles must in be Australia by now.  Anyone feel the earth shift?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 09 28 at 02:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Dave
      Not true. The fart-sniffers are in Toronto and they sniff the farts of NYC. Some have migrated to Ottawa where they are positioned downwind of Toronto. Most of us are more interested in increased personnal protection.Cheers

      Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2007 09 28 at 02:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. What about:

      “This is a wattle,
      the symbol of our land!
      You can stick it in a bottle,
      or hold it in your hand!”

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 09 28 at 04:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. No fair, Dave S!  I’m at work!

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 09 28 at 04:30 PM • permalink

 

  1. I want to thank folks for the many wonderful links provided in this thread.  This place is a cultural bulwark against the world’s insanity.

    Posted by saltydog on 2007 09 28 at 05:24 PM • permalink