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Melbourne’s Age, previously furious over bay dredging, seems to have calmed down slightly.

Posted by Tim B. on 05/04/2008 at 11:12 PM
    1. Out goes The Age with a whimper rather than a bang.  Andrew Landeryou was onto this yesterday.

      Posted by walterplinge on 2008 05 04 at 11:19 PM • permalink


    1. What a strange photo of Jaspan. I assumed he’d enter the building via a catflap or from a mole hole.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2008 05 04 at 11:45 PM • permalink


    1. So the Age has caved: still, the heroic Blue Wedgies coalition continues with its work. Such as publicizing this school concert designed to (all together now) raise awareness of global warming.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2008 05 05 at 12:13 AM • permalink


    1. Equally oblivious colossus Age Editor-in-chief Jaspan…

      The use of colossus as a descriptor for Jaspan is a bit of a stretch.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2008 05 05 at 12:13 AM • permalink


    1. #3 Global warming? Goddness, I hadn’t been aware. Thanks to this concert, my awareness has risen.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 05 05 at 12:41 AM • permalink


    1. #5 Thanks for that MM. I’m going to see if the concert will get it up for me too.
      My awareness has been a bit down lately.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2008 05 05 at 02:38 AM • permalink


    1. I wonder if this has also died a death due to concern over Jaspan’s influence over editorial issues in general, especially concern at ‘that’ staff meeting where editorial impartiality was called into question?

      Posted by Nic on 2008 05 05 at 02:57 AM • permalink


    1. #4,
      Love it!

      Posted by Orion on 2008 05 05 at 03:30 AM • permalink


    1. Way way way off-topic, but too good not to share:
      Looking for work.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 05 05 at 04:10 AM • permalink


    1. #2 More likely stuck to the sole of your shoe

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 05 05 at 04:23 AM • permalink


    1. #2 – infidel, I always thought that the smage used a Harry Potter-like floo network, except that it was based on toilets rather than fireplaces.

      The loo network.  Jaspan arrives for work each morning, shaking a toilet lolly from his hair.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 05 05 at 04:28 AM • permalink


    1. Sorry to say that the ad at #9 is a spoof. Buswell is still WA Opposition leader.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 05 05 at 05:14 AM • permalink


    1. Worst-performed player in the Port Philip Bay Dredging Six-Act Comi-Tragedy was local member Greg Hunt who had to oppose it while, as a member of the Federal Government, supporting it in principle while objecting to ‘aspects’ of it while …

      Then they lost Government. Greg Hunt was actually one of the few Liberal members to increase his majority which means either the Mornington Peninsula is a better place to live than Fitzroy, or it’s not.

      Posted by ilibcc on 2008 05 05 at 05:29 AM • permalink


    1. #13 – Hey you never know, Troy could be looking for a spot of moonlighting.

      I’m looking forward to see an advert for a blouse-lifting position for the karaoke-loving, puppy-nuzzling WA Premier Alan Carpenter.

      Posted by Ubique on 2008 05 05 at 05:59 AM • permalink


    1. Oops, that should have read #12.

      Posted by Ubique on 2008 05 05 at 06:00 AM • permalink


    1. Well, if that soured their inner latte, wait til they cop a load of THIS.

      Priceless. Thank you, Christopher Brooker.

      A notable story of recent months should have been the evidence pouring in from all sides to cast doubts on the idea that the world is inexorably heating up. The proponents of man-made global warming have become so rattled by how the forecasts of their computer models are being contradicted by the data that some are rushing to modify the thesis.

      Last September’s data, showed ice cover had shrunk over six months to just 3 million but by March the ice had recovered to 14 million sq km

      So a German study, published by Nature last week, claimed that, while the world is definitely warming, it may cool down until 2015 “while natural variations in climate cancel out the increases caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions”.

      A little vignette of the media’s one-sided view was given by recent events on Snowdon, the highest mountain in southern Britain. Each year between 2003 and 2007, the retreat of its winter snow cover inspired reports citing this as evidence of global warming.

      In 2007 a Welsh MP, Lembit Opik, was saying “it is shocking to think that in just 14 years snow on this mountain could be nothing but a distant memory”.

      Last November, viewing photographs of a snowless Snowdon at an exhibition in Cardiff, the Welsh environment minister, Jane Davidson, said “we must act now to reduce the greenhouse gases that cause climate change”.

      Yet virtually no coverage has been given to the abnormally deep spring snow which prevented the completion of a new building on Snowdon’s summit for more than a month, and nearly made it miss the deadline for £4.2 million of EU funding.

      Need I say, hit the link and read it all.

      Fun for both VRWC members and satan’s lapdogs!


      Posted by MarkL on 2008 05 05 at 06:10 AM • permalink


    1. 14 – FFS! What is it with these schoolboy antics?
      Would they make me Governor For Life if I shagged Carmen Lawrence at high noon on Saturday in the Hay St Mall? Perhaps I’d rather not know the answer to that one.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 05 05 at 06:28 AM • permalink


    1. Swinish

      Dunno about that, but I’d buy you a beer for being one tough bastard to even contemplate shagging that and still be able to do the deed once you saw it nekkid <shudder>.

      The new Swinish moto’d be: No face too rough, no muff too tough.


      Posted by MarkL on 2008 05 05 at 07:16 AM • permalink


    1. #17 I thought you had standards Swinish?!

      And I’d up MarkL’s contribution. I’d buy you a bloody brewery. You’d need it after shagging Lawrence.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 05 05 at 07:52 AM • permalink


    1. I’ve had some preparation, I admit. Carmen and I passed each other in Rokeby Rd a couple of times when I lived in Subiaco.
      Jaw like a bear trap. I remember that much.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 05 05 at 07:52 AM • permalink


    1. Just heard more about Buswell on the local news – former Lib leader Paul Omodei says that more stories about Boy Troy will yet emerge. Hooboy, can’t hardly wait.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 05 05 at 08:04 AM • permalink


    1. O/T

      It seemes the grinning dashboard ornament PM we have may have lost another demographic.

      Posted by Toiling Mass on 2008 05 05 at 08:11 AM • permalink


    1. #22, the dudd never had us in the first place. That man is living in a 50.5% fantasy land.

      Posted by mareeS on 2008 05 05 at 09:52 AM • permalink


    1. It seemes the grinning dashboard ornament PM we have may have lost another demographic.

      There goes the ABC then.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2008 05 05 at 10:06 AM • permalink


    1. So the Age has met its match at muckraking, eh?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 05 05 at 11:33 AM • permalink


  1. swinish: THREE bagger, bro.

    Posted by mojo on 2008 05 05 at 05:05 PM • permalink