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Having become Australia’s most popular online leftist, Darryl Mason is on course to dominate the entire Australian blogosphere:
I run six news-related blogs out of Sydney, and thanks to the Technorati search engines, I can average 4000 to 8000 visitors a day, with no adveritisng and virtually no promotion or publicity. My best day was 27,000 visitors, the circulation of a small city newspaper.
That was written back in April, before Darryl – also known as Stan Lorne, Max Dreswell, Sam Lowry, Ferris Fremont, PitchMaster, and Leftie Latte Lover – had his mind blown by huge readership growth ”in the past six months”. It would be fascinating to follow this phenomenon by more reliable means than Darryl’s word, but he declines to hook up a public hit counter.
I recommend Sitemeter.
Thanks to his impenetrable incoherency, LLL wins every argument he enters into. It’s a gift.
I wonder if he’s any relation to hero schema?Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 10 27 at 11:18 PM • permalink
- Posted by Hero Schema on 2007 10 27 at 11:30 PM • permalink
I always thought of “LLL” as meaning “LOSER! LOSER! LOSER!”Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 10 27 at 11:41 PM • permalink
#8 – Yes. Truth is not as important a value as good intentions and moral superiority.Posted by Jack Lacton on 2007 10 27 at 11:56 PM • permalink
Didja see where Tim and his blog get a great rap from caroline Overington in the Weekend Australian? She calls it “the best read political site in the nation”. Is that why I’m going green?
#8 I hear that lefties saute tofu using the blood of aryan infants, and send Al Kaida detailed maps of civilian targets. hateful prix.Posted by Hero Schema on 2007 10 28 at 12:15 AM • permalink
I wonder what one of his board meetings is like . . .
Darryl: Well, here we all are again! I must say, it is always gratifying to sit here among the finest minds in the blogging business.
All: (General murmurs of assent: “Hear, hear!”, “Thanks, Darryl”, “How true!”, etc.)
Darryl: I move that we accept the minutes of the last board meeting.
Stan: Admirably said, Darryl. I second the motion. All in favor?
Ferris: Mr. Chairman?
Ferris: I’d like to propose a resolution formally stating for the record what a wonderful assemblage of geniuses this is.
Sam: I take great pride in seconding the motion. All in favor?
Max: Gentlemen, permit me to take up a piece of extremely important business. How are sales of our book, One Avian Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest coming along?
Leftie Latte Lover: I’m pleased to say that it’s going to be a best seller. Just as soon as it’s published.
Pitchmaster: I move that we celebrate this great piece of news by singing a chorus of “For We’re All Jolly Good Fellows”!
Darryl: I second that superb motion. All in favor?
All: Aye! (Strains of song fill room)
Stan (eyes filled with manly tears): That was wonderful! You all are gifted singers.
All: ( Murmurs of “Hear, hear!”, and “You’re no slouch, yourself, Stan!”, etc.)
Ferris: There being no further business, I move that we adjourn and retire to the club for endless rounds of toasting our greatness.
Sam: I am pleased to second the motion. All in favor?
All: Aye! Meeting adjourned.
Darryl’s ‘board meetings’ wouldn’t require a board room, either.Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 10 28 at 12:36 AM • permalink
#11 – nuance has never been a strong trait of the left, either.Posted by Jack Lacton on 2007 10 28 at 12:42 AM • permalink
Oh, Dr A, you’re not saying you never sampled his prose, surely? LLL could turn black into white and prove up is down all in one sentence. For an encore he’d disappear up his own rear end, then fall out of his nose.Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 10 28 at 12:44 AM • permalink
O/T, but Uruguayan police have scored a victory against Argentine greens.
- #11 Heroboy
You’re going green because that is what happens to noxious shit. I just read some of the crap that you wrote in another thread about veterans, and trying to score your bullshit political wankstains over the death of a man I knew. A man who you could never match, nor emulate.
So you can go fuck yourself with a sandblaster as far as I’m concerned. I’m tired of being polite to you.Oh, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you would send our enemy information, it’s only a step up from the support you vocalise for them now.
Now if you think that was ‘impolite’, I am so, so sorry.
Honest, I really am.
#21 “So you can go fuck yourself with a sandblaster as far as I’m concerned”. Yes, nuance, definitely.Posted by Hero Schema on 2007 10 28 at 01:38 AM • permalink
Hell, don’t tell the guys over at Larval Proles that someone else is more popular. Can you imagine the fighting that would ensue?Posted by mr creosote on 2007 10 28 at 01:44 AM • permalink
- #24 Heroboy
I meant it.
You come across with all of this holier than thou righteous crap, but all anyone here sees is a lefty making a fool of himself.Gobbing off about veterans and soldiers like you give a fuck? Acting all pious about the death of a man who I had spoken with, drank a beer with, laughed with, and considering his death a subject fit for your political masturbation?
You are a gutless little troll, aren’t you?
“Nuance” is something you could never either understand, or embrace kid.
Now, do me a favour, and fuck off back to whatever dank little hole spawned you (no offence to your ‘deceased’ mother).
Small brewers from Australia to Oregon face the daunting prospect of tweaking their recipes or experimenting less with new brews thanks to a worldwide shortage of one key beer ingredient and rising prices for others.
There’s a world-wide hop shortage.Posted by walterplinge on 2007 10 28 at 01:52 AM • permalink
- We may as well do Belgium for hops, after all, we have intervened or made war for far less vital reasons.
I admit here that the criminal HoWARd regime forced me to commit actions illegal under ‘international law’ in the following countries:
Somalia, for the sand, Rwanda for the fertilizer, Bougainville for the yams, East Timor for, um, something or another,
Afghanistan for the rubble, Iraq for the oil, the Solomon Islands for the sweet, sweet coconuts, etc.But I really want to see a bunch of uni students protesting ‘No blood for cheap beer’.
The irony, the irony.
Invade Belguim? Ok I’m in. That makes three of us. Kind of unfair odds don’t you think? The UN will have s fit.Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 02:13 AM • permalink
- #31 Pogria
We can’t invade Tassie, it would just become a quagmire, and brave, brave souls like Heroboy would form the mother of all fifth columns, smuggling fresh flanny shirts to the rebel hops farmers, etc.Congratulations, Ash_
You are now in charge of hops rationing, please make sure that all available brewing hops are sent to home brewers north of the tropic of Capricorn. North Queensland can’t function without beer. 🙂
We’ll need a home guard to secure the Vegemite. Any volunteers?Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 02:20 AM • permalink
Hi 185600, no I didn’t know him. He joined the Army a month after I discharged. He was in the field during the 50th celebrations. Still he was from the same Sqn as me.Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 02:28 AM • permalink
- #42 deadparrot
As one of the old grafters, you would have liked him. I didn’t know him well, but he was a nice bloke.
I guess that’s the way, the people you would depend on are also the people who put it all on the line.
I hope his family are looked after, I know that the boys will make sure of that.
Rodger your last. We’ll RV in Amsterdam, alternate will be Rotterdam (have family there). If compromised we’ll E&E by what ever means to Germany and find a suitable beer hall for extraction and exfil.
Call sign on compromised will be as follows….“I’m as dry as a dead dingo’s donger.”
deadparrot out.Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 02:37 AM • permalink
I believe the SAS Association can help you with that.Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 02:41 AM • permalink
Reading about his exploits, he was a fantastic human being. I would have been proud to have served with him.Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 02:46 AM • permalink
- #54 deadparrot
I didn’t know him well, but everything I heard about him, and my own feeling was that he was a nice bloke, and he believed in the job.I notice that our pet troll hasn’t returned to voice his ‘heartfelt’ sorrow or loss?
I reckon you are probably lurking around and reading, Heroboy, so here’s a bit of free advice.
Measure twice, cut once.
#53 Rodger all spelled phonetically.
Now we’ve got the running away part down pat, should we look at the actual OPORD? I suggest no ROE, weapons free.
In the immortal words of Laurence of Arabia….“No Prisoners, No Prisoners”
(I tried that one once during Sub 2 for Cpl, it went down like a fart in an elevator)Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 02:57 AM • permalink
- #59 deadparrot
On sub 1 I had to stop the section for a short halt, and was quizzed by the DS as to the disposition of the section’s weapons. Since I happened to have a certain bayonet as scout, I included him in the section’s weapons ie: ‘Gun there, 203 there, arcs, etc, oh and Sir, my secret weapon is right there at the most likely axis of enemy advance’.My mate just looked and gave a thumbs up, looking like he could take on the world.
(the DS didn’t like us two very much, apparently we were little smartarses. Well, we were.)
A young gay man wakes up one night to find the bed empty. Feeling thirty he minces down to the kitchen to get a drink of water.
On entering the kitchen he finds his partner wiping up the mess on the floor.
Q: “Spilled the Milk?
A: “No I farted”
Ladies and gentlemen I give you Hero SteemaPosted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 03:13 AM • permalink
- #65 Ash_
I used to believe that you could be a smartarse if you could back it up with performance, but now I’m getting older, smartarse diggers pretty much get smashed.
I like confidence, but arrogance is unacceptable. I like to remind the lads that thousands of others have done exactly what you are doing, so quiet, humble, and professional is the mantra.
Some of deadparrot’s vintage would wipe the floor with some of the lads now, things are slightly different.
That said, I can’t help being a smartarse, it’s in these good Irish / Sicilian genes. 🙂
#64. 185600, Did a close recon on enemy posn during IET at Singo. Mapped the whole place in right down to the registration number of the L1A2 Auto SLR in the gun pit. DS said I was being a Smart Arse and a Bullshit Artist…..Till I handed him the piston and piston spring.Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 03:25 AM • permalink
#27 Ash “At least he’s out there making sure that you have the freedom you like to insult so much”.
Thankyou, but I can defend my own freedom, and respect that of those around me. I’m happy to defend yours too.
Andrea’s warned me that if I come across too pious on Veterans I’ll be chopped off at the knees. I respect troops and veterans.
But as in all walks of life, troops and vets are a mixed bunch. Some great, some decent, and some (rhymes with) bankers. We all know who we are.Posted by Hero Schema on 2007 10 28 at 03:27 AM • permalink
#72. Give you this much “Hero Steema” you’re a persistant little so and so. Maybe there’s hope for you yet.Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 03:32 AM • permalink
Schema, you came in here, told us all that we give no thought to the men and women in the military, and attempted to say “Nyuh, nyuh, nyuh, I care more about the military than you nasty right wingers”. That’s pretty poor form, especially considering so many people here are serving, have served, and/or support the military.
You say you respect troops and veterans. If you support the troops and veterans, shouldn’t you support the causes that they’re fighting for? And shouldn’t you wish the best for everyone in the military, like the rest of us do?
- #72 Heroboy
Yes, we do know who YOU are, wankstain.What, no platitudes?
You can defend your freedoms? Those freedoms were earned on the backs of men like my great grandfather and his brothers, their sons, my uncles, and yes, I know it galls, people like me.
Fuck you, you little poseur.
Go out and see the world, then come back and talk from a position of experience.
So how many veterans, soldiers, etc do you know? I would suggest very few.
You want to call me a wanker? Go ahead, you are allowed to fuckwit, because you don’t live in Iran.
Respect? you respect nothing. You call me (a veteran still serving) and others a wanker.
Fuck off troll, as I said, back to the dank little hole you came from (say hi to your mum for me).
Gutless little boy.
Oh, and Heroboy, I live in Sydney, and if you would ever like to meet up and say this shit face to face, not a problem. Just email me.
But just be aware that the state Labour govt has screwed the hospital system, so you should ring ahead for a bed boy.
That’s not a threat, that’s just being prudent concern on your behalf, you mouth breathing Maoist fuck.
#74 Ash, are you saying the military decided to invade Iraq? I thought it was the lying dog politicians.
#75 Munber child, I didn’t call you a banker. You volunteered for the role.Posted by Hero Schema on 2007 10 28 at 03:48 AM • permalink
“Steema”, I live in WA, You’re always welcome around my place, we could go fishing, or scuba diving ( I like it at night. Hope you don’t mind). Hell we could also go shooting. It will be fun, just you and me and 100 thousand acres.Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 03:52 AM • permalink
#80 No, and you’re incredibly dishonest in saying that that is my argument.
I’m saying that those in the military are fighting for a cause, and you should wish them the best in that fight and support that fight. It is wishing the worst for those in the military if you do not support their fight as well as support them, and I would have thought you’d be able to recognise that.
- #80 Heroboy
What part of ‘you are a fucking waste of fresh air that could be used to breed fleas’ do you not understand?Oh, and what is Mumber? You son, are quite correct, I volunteered for something that you would never be able to do.
Wanking, however, is probably your forte.
So much for ‘I respect the troops’.
Showing your true colours there troll.
Sonny, the best part of you leaked out of your poor, supposedly dead (I still think she’s calling you to dinner) mum’s bum.
And you can tell her that 3 RAR want their money back.
That is how I feel about you, I tried civility, but you are beneath even the lowest standard. Go back to LP or wherever.
Tell your boyfriend to give you the pills, please.
So you don’t want to catch up over a couple of drinks and say this to my face?
Of course not, cowardly little boy.
- #86 Ash_
You and the future legal defence can spend the time nutting out the circumstances behind the tragic ‘hunting / diving / freefall without a chute accident’.I’d like to not have to do life, and I reckon deadparrot feels the same.
Can we try for a good behaviour bond and just call it a ‘community service’?
As opposed to ‘community cervix’ Heroboy, ask your mum what I mean.
Okay, I’m late to the show, but if we do invade Belgium, can I come too?
They make the best chocolate bar none.Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 10 28 at 04:22 AM • permalink
#44. A War On Sobriety? I am so there. Where’s me grog?Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 10 28 at 04:32 AM • permalink
Nothing untoward about exiting a perfectly good airframe in a scuba suit is there? After all we were only going diving.Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 04:43 AM • permalink
BTW, guys, if you’re going in through Amsterdam, I’ve contacts with the riot police there. They like to kick heads although they’re not allowed to.
Maybe some of those lads would like to offer assistance.Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 10 28 at 04:44 AM • permalink
Para load follow only, no swimming. Steema may get a “stop drop” and a go around, but its all good.Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 04:58 AM • permalink
Hey if the Seals can do it in Pamama….Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 05:05 AM • permalink
#84 Number Child, “What part of ‘you are a fucking waste of fresh air that could be used to breed fleas’ do you not understand”?
The nuance child, the nuance.Posted by Hero Schema on 2007 10 28 at 05:19 AM • permalink
#102 185600, you know that was once actually considered.;-]Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 05:27 AM • permalink
- *103 Hweoboy
Back from your wank already?Nuance is something that you would never understand, but I do love the fact that your true colours are now out here for all to see.
Little boy, when you have done something in the world, let me know, until then, just keep trying to ‘speak truth to power’ and aviod taking your meds.
You really are more entertaining without them.
Oh, and please give both mine, and the whole Royal Australian Regiment’s regards to your mum.
Don’t know how she did it.
Still want to catch up for a beer, little boy?
If you are such a success, may I ask why you are still here, parroting (sorry old bayonet) the same crap? Because you aren’t, and unless you grow up, never will be.
Bait all you want, I will bite, but the fact is, one of use gets to do something to make change in the world, sleep with a WOMAN (and a beautiful one in my eyes), and can at least pay for himself.
Hope that you spent the dole wisely, little boy.
Still have an open calender if you want to catch up though.
Anytime. Providing it’s not a school night for you.
Mum’s not one of the McDonald Girls is she ,Steema?Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 05:39 AM • permalink
- 185600, I guess this means you don’t like Hero much?
/facetiousnessPosted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 10 28 at 05:40 AM • permalink
Go green heroboy.Posted by dean martin on 2007 10 28 at 05:47 AM • permalink
- #110 Ash_
You wouldn’t, I think, but I guess I still have the Irish side of the family’s temper (everyone says I do) but I also have the Sicilian side’s enjoyment (or embrace) of the principle of vendetta.#111 kae
Sorry, but the troll is annoying, in it’s ineffectual little way. But hey, I can’t help it, I have testicles.
Stop salivating HWEOBOY!
#111 kae, I’d rather have too much testosterone occasionally than not enough like I usually have with the ‘men’ that I have to deal with here.
There are way too many sooks and pantywaisters for my liking these days.Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 10 28 at 05:57 AM • permalink
- #109 Nilk
Love the gutless little bastard to bits.
I really respect someone who can sit on a keyboard and belittle everything that I have done in the last couple of years based on his overseas experience.
In Europe.Hweo, your mum’s shoes can be picked up from the duty room at 6 RAR, just say ‘slag;.
Wouldn’t want her turning tricks barefoot. 🙂
#112 185600, ‘tis urban legend, it be. Unless anyone at the 8/9 RAR officers Mess can verify.Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 06:48 AM • permalink
#120 Quambies(WAFTAMs)such as hero can’t be pulled into line. Sometimes and nice blanket and a couple of broomsticks may help. but I doubt it with this individual.Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 06:55 AM • permalink
- Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 06:56 AM • permalink
Lights out folks….G’night Dig! Ash_Posted by deadparrot on 2007 10 28 at 07:04 AM • permalink
#119 Hahahahaha! I failed the psych test for the Army Reserves when I was 17/18.
I reckon they were right to do so at the time, too.
These days, however…….Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 10 28 at 07:07 AM • permalink
What are you talking about, Nilknarf? You have to fail the psych test to get in.
The most rigorous and thorough physical and psychological exam I ever had was when I applied for the Rescue Swimmer program. I think the psych eval was to ensure I was crazy enough to jump out of helos into a storm.Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 10 28 at 08:13 AM • permalink
Hero Schema, for fucking putting words in my mouth you are SO banned as of now. For all those folks who have been having fun “debating” the little shit, sorry, but I have small patience with trolls trying to be cute.Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 10 28 at 09:36 AM • permalink
- I heard a roumour hero fistulas’ mum used to work for Arnotts biscuts.
I think thats what they meant when they said she was chock full of assorted creams…Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 10 28 at 05:46 PM • permalink
Leftie Latte Lover! I never thought to see that alliteration round these parts again.