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Last updated on July 27th, 2017 at 05:02 am

Mentioned in this week’s Continuing Crisis column for The Bulletin are sociology expert Michael Bittman, Greens Senator Rachel Siewert, John Howard, Adolf Hitler, George W. Bush, Philip Ruddock, and Bob Brown. Also in The Bulletin:

* Paul Toohey on the Falconio murder trial;

* Julie-Anne Davies on bird flu;

* Alan Deans and Nick Tabakoff on Fairfax;

* Laurie Oakes on new terror laws;

* and hot girl-on-girl kitchen action—soon to be replaced with a new Melbourne Cup-themed photo gallery. So click now unless you’re hot for horsies.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/25/2005 at 10:38 AM
    1. Call me strange if you want, but that photo of one woman feeding a spoonful of sauce to another woman does something for me.  More than anything in Hustler.  First of all they’re ladies, not sluts.  Secondly, they’re classy and very feminine.  And last but not least, they’re both wearing pretty dresses, stockings, and high heels.

      And they’re cooking!

      Oh great, now I’ll have wicked thoughts the rest of the day.  Damn you Tim Blair.

      Posted by wronwright on 2005 10 25 at 12:43 PM • permalink


    1. On another tack, I was immediately struck by how Mr. Bittman’s report fails to see the whole “family life/working on Sunday” from a woman’s point of view (all too usual, in my view).  Women with families are usually up Sunday mornings making breakfast, supervising baths/dressing, maybe doing a load of laundry or two, washing dishes, feeding the dog, and possibly getting the family off to church.  When they come home, they’re usually in for cooking at least one more meal and doing whatever chores didn’t get done (especially if they have to go to a paying job on Monday).  How does this not constitute working on Sunday?  One more case of an idiot sociologist seeing everything through a crack in the door.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 10 25 at 02:27 PM • permalink


    1. When I was young it was the John Howard-style conservatives who went on about the sanctity of Sundays being a family day rather than work day. And it was the alternative types who couldn’t bear the boredom of Sundays and were always trying to break down that whole Sunday family tradition thing.

      Posted by Blithering Bunny on 2005 10 25 at 04:34 PM • permalink


    1. I have it on good authority that the morning after that photo was taken, the Holt’s Chrome Wax girl woke up and blearily sprayed it on her face, in the mistaken belief that it was moisturiser.

      As a result, her face became frozen in a perpetual grin and her clothes became plastered to her body. To this day, she can be seen wandering Sydney’s streets, muttering, ‘I just want to die!’ from out of clenched teeth.

      Posted by TimT on 2005 10 25 at 05:32 PM • permalink


    1. “Mentioned in this week’s Continuing Crisis column…….John Howard, Adolf Hitler, George W. Bush”

      What as though they’re different people?

      Posted by Ross on 2005 10 25 at 05:57 PM • permalink


    1. Did anyone see lateline’s selective use of facts in its anti-terror news piece last night? An absolute shocker.

      Posted by JamesP on 2005 10 25 at 07:10 PM • permalink


    1. Does anyone else think that most greenies, lefties, and socialologists (and David Williamsons) are just un-reconstructed high school library nerds???

      Think about it!

      Aren’t they really still just slagging off the cool kids and the football team to one another? (granted its 20 years since the librarian told them that school was over and it was safe to come out, but some people never grow up!)

      Posted by knuckleheadwatch on 2005 10 25 at 07:18 PM • permalink


    1. A new study shows people who work on Sunday typically spend two hours less with their children, have less time for leisure, friends, volunteer work and household chores and cannot make up lost time during the week.

      And SUV’s, Tim!  I bet the bastards drive big, rude, polluting SUV’s!

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 10 25 at 08:34 PM • permalink


    1. Fear and loathing sweeps Fairfax.According to the SMH this morning,editorial staff numbers at the SMH and the AGE are about to be cut by up to 7.5%.25 to 35 to go from the SMH and 20 to 30 from the AGE.

      Posted by Lew on 2005 10 25 at 08:37 PM • permalink


    1. Isn’t Sunday being a day of rest an archaic Christian thingo? Why not Saturday, the traditional sabbath of Islam (oops, that’s out, it’s also the day of family/worship for those pesky Jooos), and what about Confucian, Shinto, Hindu, Scientologist and Gaiea-worship days?
      How insensitive and diversity-obtuse of the supposedly progressive senator- perhaps she’s a witch, and thus should be burnt this all hallows.
      Bring your own fagot (but only from renewable organic forestry, no old growth).

      Posted by Habib on 2005 10 25 at 09:36 PM • permalink


    1. Wassamatter, couldn’t you find a pic of Phatty’s missus. Y’know, the McLean’s girl from the 70s. The one he hid out on the olive ranch to keep her away from Singleton’s greasies.

      Posted by slatts on 2005 10 25 at 09:47 PM • permalink


    1. hey Timmy, notice how one of the lowest comment counts is always associated with your bloggin about the Bulletin. Haven’t you worked it out yet. No-one reads that shit.

      Posted by T-SAW on 2005 10 26 at 03:20 AM • permalink


    1. I do. I subscribe to Bulletin. It’s not shit.

      Posted by JamesP on 2005 10 26 at 03:40 AM • permalink


    1. Hey Tim, can we come ‘round and watch the V8s on ya plasma?

      Promise we’ll bring some VBs


      PS, Wronwright, lay off – they’re mine!

      I’ll bring the champagne – the fine psychological ballet between man and machine should be suitably celebrated.

      And as to your PS Nicky, I think we should have a chat. In the kitchen…


      Posted by The Thin Man Returns on 2005 10 26 at 06:20 AM • permalink


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