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It’s just a bunch of quotes.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/22/2007 at 07:53 AM
    1. It was an excellent choice of quotes Tim.

      Loved it.

      The illustration was a very nice touch. Was it done by the same team who did “Hello Whaley”?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 22 at 08:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. Link is a bit iffy – try this one if you have trouble.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 12 22 at 08:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m greatly looking forward to this year’s Quotes Megamix, blog style.

      Last year’s was terrific.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 12 22 at 08:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Climate change gives us drought and flooding rains. Just getting warmed up.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2007 12 22 at 08:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. I love Tim’s writing it always gets me thinking, laughing or cranky.  This last piece however just made me feel like I belong to a society of stupid people.

      We really need to stop the stupid people speaking in public – lol

      Great job Tim but it still doesnt beat the Polar Bears

      Posted by Killaette on 2007 12 22 at 08:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. #5 Tim’s a great writer, Killaette. There’s no denying that.

      On the plus side, it wasn’t supposed to be us that felt like idiots after reading it. I suspect the idea was that those who completely agree with it are idiots, and those of us who disagree with most or all of it, have a great sense of humour.

      Tim continues to be sneaky.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 22 at 09:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT: Our dear Blairite men, DO NOT take chances!!!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 22 at 09:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. “I’m a man of moderate means.” – Peter Garrett, worth around $15 million

      Tim, Peter has a point.  He is comparing himself to his boss Kevni and to fellow parliamentarian Malcolm Turnbull.

      Posted by Crossie on 2007 12 22 at 09:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. This is yet another sign of the widespread climate change that we are seeing unfold across the globe.” – meteorologist Matt Pearce, following Australia’s warmest May on record. The next month was the coldest June since 1950.

      I am still finding distressed plants in my garden affected by last winter’s frosts.  The top half of the mango tree turned brown and is now gone.  The bird of paradise had its tips singed and looks funny but has survived.  All tips of the frangipani tree have been damaged and new growth has sprouted from lower down the branches.  This is the first time in its twenty three years that the frangipani has been affected in this way.  It is climate change but not the way Matt Pearce imagines.

      Posted by Crossie on 2007 12 22 at 09:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ash – art by Dave Follett, who turned out that work in about four hours. Good, ain’t he?

      Posted by Tim B. on 2007 12 22 at 11:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. #10 Tim, give Dave and the team extra presents this holidays. That work is brilliant!

      Oh, and for every hour of work, throw in an extra for Dave from me.

      I must contribute!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 22 at 11:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. I was shocked, I tell you, to read on the column page an advertisement to “join the crusade” to save whales. In our vibrant, sensitive, multicultural Australia, shouldn’t it rather be “join the Jihad” to save whales?

      Posted by McAnzac on 2007 12 22 at 12:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tim, Peter has a point.  He is comparing himself to his boss Kevni and to fellow parliamentarian Malcolm Turnbull.

      Crossie, methinks that Garrett is comparing himself to his religious icon, The Goreacle™.  Garrett is indeed a man of modest means compared to Him™.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 12 22 at 01:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. Re #7, thanks for the warning, Ash.  I’ll be sure to stay out of Wyoming this Christmas season.  ;-p

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 12 22 at 01:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. “I’m a man of moderate means.” – Peter Garrett, worth around $15 million
      Or maybe he got the words ‘means’ and ‘abilities’ confused, Crossie?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 12 22 at 04:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. Czech president Vaclav Klaus’ slamming of the Goreacle has to be amongst the international quotes of the year.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 12 22 at 05:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. “It’s a little bit nerdy and a bit like the Flintstone days, where you’re skipping along with your feet under the car.” – AFL player Chris Judd, a proud new Toyota Prius owner.

      I bet he’s waiting to exchange it for the new Prius Priapic.

      Posted by Barrie on 2007 12 22 at 05:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. “I can’t understand why there aren’t rings of young people blocking bulldozers and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power plants.” – Al Gore.

      Just another thing Al doesn’t understand

      Maybe all the Chinese young people saw a film of what happened to their anti-tank buddies at Tianenman Square, Al dear?  They have plenty of scope otherwise in China, where a new coal-fired power plant is opened every week…

      Posted by Barrie on 2007 12 22 at 06:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. France at its most consistent:
      Adjoining items from The Australian today.French don’t care about Sarkozy’s romance

      8:12am NEARLY nine out of 10 French believe a budding romance between President Nicolas Sarkozy and ex-supermodel Carla Bruni is a “private affair”, a poll has found.

      Miss France dethroned over sexy photos

      7:08am THE president of the Miss France beauty pageant has demanded the winner of the 2008 competition hand back her crown after a magazine published suggestive photographs of the 22-year old model.

      Posted by Barrie on 2007 12 22 at 06:36 PM • permalink

 

  1. uh oh – did you get fired?  When I click the link it says the page I requested is GONE!  (I blame George Bush)

    Posted by bill w on 2007 12 22 at 07:13 PM • permalink