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If this story is genuine, the author has a tasty (and newsworthy) little scoop on his hands.

Posted by Tim B. on 05/20/2006 at 09:22 AM
    1. I hope it’s true.

      I also hope they don’t screw it up by picking loudmouth moonbat “stars” for the lead roles.

      They don’t need stars so much as very good, natural actors.

      Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 2006 05 20 at 09:32 AM • permalink


    1. Sooo… Who’s gonna play Richard Carleton?

      Posted by Pixy Misa on 2006 05 20 at 09:32 AM • permalink


    1. #1, I agree.  And the actors definitely should be Australian.  Not Crowe, though, I don’t think they can keep him sober long enough.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 05 20 at 09:35 AM • permalink


    1. Nah Pixy, who’s going to play Shorten?

      Posted by Nic on 2006 05 20 at 09:43 AM • permalink


    1. “If”?  What “If”?

      Look sure there’s the makings of a good movie in this story. And it is certain to be made. Who by and where will be interesting.

      But I would not take this guy’s word for anything. If he gave you the time of day it would only be because he stole his grandfather’s watch and forgot to wind it.

      I had cause to go to his blog a few weeks ago. From memory he had attacked something I said about Iraq in Tim Dunlop’s blog. Guess what I found? Yep. A raving rhapsody to a brace of 9/11 conspiracy stories laid out fresh that same day like fish in a Tokyo market. He had the lot.

      My guess is this guy would make a movie about anything. So long as it was a fairytale

      Posted by geoff on 2006 05 20 at 11:38 AM • permalink


    1. #4 – Shorten will play Shorten, if only he can fit it in between his news conference about how he’s going to play himself and his press conference about how good he was at playing himself.

      Posted by Ian Deans on 2006 05 20 at 06:41 PM • permalink


    1. Obviously the film will focus on the central characters of the trapped miners.  But I think it’ll be a bit boring.  Even Hollywood might be challenged to spice up 2 weeks with the men mainly immobile in a tiny dark space.

      Posted by Stop Continental Drift! on 2006 05 20 at 09:45 PM • permalink


    1. Martin Sheen as the plucky Labour union stud speaking truth to the power of the backs of the heads of the men trying to rescue the miners!

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 05 20 at 10:04 PM • permalink


    1. #6
      Sarandon will play Shorten.

      Posted by Daniel San on 2006 05 20 at 11:12 PM • permalink


    1. Well, they completely left out the drama of that guy Carleton dying.  I would have thought that would have been the true drama/tragedy of the story.  The miners etal are simply the background story for the croaking of a newsma … newspers … showoff.

      I hope the story is true.  If so, good for the miners.

      Posted by saltydog on 2006 05 20 at 11:35 PM • permalink


    1. Bah! A trifling 10 million? David Williamson promised up to a billion! I reckon they should hold out for more. Dave knows what he’s talking about.

      Posted by James Waterton on 2006 05 21 at 03:22 AM • permalink


    1. #2 Pixy, you might recall from an earlier thread that I proposed Jeremy Northam to play Carleton.  Perfect casting, to my mind.

      Trouble is, they’ll probably get Ron Howard to direct it, zzzzz…

      Posted by cuckoo on 2006 05 21 at 06:23 AM • permalink


    1. Hollywood ? Here comes Brokeback Miners.

      Posted by JAFA on 2006 05 21 at 05:32 PM • permalink


    1. Can I make comment on an ad in this weekends Sunday Telegraph?

      well, it’s in the Health bit page 9 and its about weight loss.

      Firstly there is a picture of a woman who is supposed to be a 61 kg before, and then you see an after of 51 kg weight loss. Well, if you look at it she has a mole on the right side and then magically the mole is on the left side, it’s totally distorted and changed sides (miracle!!) The body looks like it’s cut the fat out by magic, and if you read the text, the second paragraph is a sub editors nightmare when it comes to reading the authenticity on the product. It’s called retucticarb, and in the paragraph, they’re trying to justify how this woman (altered before and after images) lost weight. Can the company tell us why she has a mold on one side,,then the other?

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 05 21 at 07:01 PM • permalink


    1. mole.. oops and also a freckle on one side of her thigh?

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 05 21 at 07:03 PM • permalink


    1. #14 No, you can’t.

      Posted by MentalFloss on 2006 05 21 at 11:41 PM • permalink


    1. mm.. well, it’s false advertising in a way. How can a freckle change sides on a body without manipulation? If this product is scientific why change a freckle?

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 05 22 at 09:46 PM • permalink


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