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“I’m the waxman,” sang the Beatles, almost, possibly thinking of their favourite Australian politician. Kevin’s ear-based fame continues to grow:
Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd says he wishes his behaviour was more ideal, after an internet video showed him apparently picking and eating his own ear wax in parliament.
The video, circulated in recent weeks, dates back to Mr Rudd’s early years as an MP.
It was recently played on American national television on The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno.
Mr Rudd wasn’t sure what to think when asked about it today.
“That’s great,” he told reporters in Grafton, in northern NSW.
“I’m really pleased about that – how did I go on Jay Leno?”
Good question. Let’s all take a look. Now, back to Kevin:
“All of us in public and private life would wish our behaviour to be more ideal.”
Mr Rudd has previously told local media he was scratching his chin.
Poor chap can’t keep his story straight. (Thanks again to reader Bill L., who launched this diverting issue.) Meanwhile, the ABC’s Cristen Tilley emails:
Re your blog post on the coverage of Kevin Rudd’s earwax diet, I just wanted to let you know that I wrote about the story in the ABC’s election blog on October 25.
I know it’s not the same as Jim Middleton covering it, but we’ve all got to start somewhere.
(Via Lex and Matthew L.)
The video, circulated in recent weeks, dates back to Mr Rudd’s early years as an MP.
So, he’s been through rehab? He doesn’t do that anymore? He’s a member in good standing of Parliamentarians Against Cerumen Offensiveness?
Now, this is interesting. From the wikipedia article on Cerumen (earwax): “Wet-type earwax fluoresces weakly under ultraviolet light.” So, put Kev in a room with a blacklight and he’d look like a jack o’ lantern. Cool! I bet Howard can’t do that.
I hate to be the party pooper here. But I think we’ve squeezed as much mirth from the ear scratching as we can. It was an involuntary act that is embarrassing. We’ve all done just that. That’s not the same as the many acts and statements intentionally made or uttered by the left that are out and out embarassingly stupid.
Speaking only for myself, I’d give Kevin07 a pass on this.Posted by wronwright on 2007 10 31 at 08:49 AM • permalink
#6 Dunno Paco. I waas pointed to it by jun science. I liked “Clever principle of Flexible Absolute”
It should be shown in schools across Australia.Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 10 31 at 08:52 AM • permalink
I was pointed to it by Junkscience. Damn fingers.Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 10 31 at 08:53 AM • permalink
So what exactly does earwax taste like wron?
Jelly Belly makes a jelly bean with that flavor. Also, vomit, earthworm, dirt, and *shudder* buttered popcorn.Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 10 31 at 08:55 AM • permalink
Wronwright’s probably correct. It’s time to move on to more substantive political issues. Like English redheads with low self-esteem marrying hapless American Democratic presidential aspirants who resemble garden gnomes.
Sorry, sorry. Still trying to overcome my revulsion at this.
Iv got the link between Kevin07 and Mr Kunichs rootable redhead.
Keving likes earwax, Kunichs’ missus likes it even more, and with Mr Kunich having ears like bat boy she has a never ending supply. The tounge stud is just for the crustier deposits.Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 10 31 at 09:22 AM • permalink
Maybe the Red Headed Brit cleans out Kuchie’s ears for him, y’know, just in case he’s tempted.
Still, I dunno, TB, maybe she has a red card. In more than one way, if you get my meaning.Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 10 31 at 09:23 AM • permalink
O/T, but this is great background on the American film industry in the 40’s and ‘50’s, and provides some damning criticism of the typically dishonest way Ted Turner’s mouthpiece, Robert Osborne, deals with Hollywood and the Cold War. Very interesting details on Reagan’s early confrontations with big screen bolsheviks. There’a also a reference to an anti-communist movie I mentioned in another thread a couple of weeks ago, called The Red Danube. Rent or buy the movie, if you can; good stuff.
17 Paco I think we may have set an unfortunate precedent with Sir William and Lady Sonia McmahonPosted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 31 at 09:57 AM • permalink
Their kid turned out to be a movie star – must’ve taken after his mum?
#28 that photo doesn’t nearly do her justice but I couldn’t find any others from that timePosted by eeniemeenie on 2007 10 31 at 10:28 AM • permalink
- OT but its time
enjoy the romantic mind of the scottish maleA Scottish Love Poem
A’ coorse ah love ye darlin’
Ye’re a bloody tap notch burd.
An’ when ah say ye’re gorgeous
Ah mean iv’ry single word.
So yer bum is oan the big side
Ah don’t mind a bit o flab.
It means that whin ah’m ready
There’s somethin’ therr tae grab.
So yer belly isny flat nae merr
Ah tell ye, ah don’t cerr.
So long as when ah cuddle ye
I cin get mah erms roon’ therr.
Nae wummin wha is your age
Hiz nice roon’ perky breasts.
They jist gave in tae gravity
Bit ah know ye did yer best.
Ah’m tellin ye the truth noo
Ah nivir tell ye lies.
Ah think its very sexy
Thit ye’ve goat dimples oan yer thighs.
Ah swerr oan mah grannies grave noo
The moment thit we met.
Ah thocht ye wiz as guid as
Ah wiz ivir goanie get.
Nae maitter whit ye look like
Ah’ll aywiz love ye dear.
Noo shut up while the fitba’s oan
An’ fetch anither beer.
Well it’s not like he’s out getting piss drunk and thrown out of a strip club or something…..Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 10 31 at 10:43 AM • permalink
Slightly O/T: I’m amused.
Would you please stop talking about the 6’0” British fembot – er, I mean, the British woman who married The Keebler Elf. Q Branch would like a bit less public scrutiny placed on her. If you don’t mind. Thankyouverymuch.Posted by wronwright on 2007 10 31 at 10:59 AM • permalink
This explains it – Rudd’s a pussy!
- On second thought,I’d want to keep this Rudd charactewr as FAAAAAR away from horses as possible, particularly if he himself was starkers! Who knows whose “aromas” would prevail, eh?
I never liked it when the looney left made fun of President Bush choking on a pretzel. People do have accidents. I include the performing of involuntary or non-thinking actions that if they were aware of it, they’d not do it. At least not in public.Posted by wronwright on 2007 10 31 at 01:57 PM • permalink
Thanks for the link to that article. I have spent many an evening sitting steamed before my TV because of Osborne’s comments. Another aspect of that period that is never, and I mean never, addressed is the black-listing of those actors (and others) who spoke out against communism at the HUAC. Robert Taylor comes immediately to mind.
From the inside…
If you want some interesting perspective on the Reds in Hollywood, pick up a copy of Backstory, a collection of interviews with screenwriters from the day…Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 10 31 at 03:10 PM • permalink
#42 Salty: Exactly. Also, as I mentioned in an earlier thread, Claude Rains, who played the lead in the play, Darkness at Noon (based on the anti-Stalinist novel of the same name), was prevented from reprising his role in a film version – with respect to which, Wikipedia has this on Dalton Trumbo: “Powerful American screenwriter and Communist Party USA member Dalton Trumbo openly bragged in the party periodical The Worker that he had prevented Darkness at Noon, among other anti-Stalinist books, from being produced into a Hollywood film.”
Just for Salty: a pleasant Hollywood surprise (or at least, it was to me).
Wow, that is a surprise, Paco. Steve McQueen was my dad’s favorite star back when he was in a half-hour television western called Wanted: Dead or Alive. He’d have been gratified to know they shared a political philosophy (and if he were alive today, he’d be calling down hellfire and brimstone on Hollywood).
#46 Rebecca: I had no idea; I never knew what (if any) political beliefs he held, but I always admired him as an actor (Papillon is one of those movies that I can watch anytime, no matter where in the film I happen to pick up the action).
Just in case you’re interested, Cary Grant, Clark Gable and Ginger Rogers were also Republicans.
Report for remedial Aussie Slang refresher course.
Ya get pissed or ya get drunk, hammered, rotten, blind, legless, paralytic, wasted, intoxicated, smashed, stoned, rotten, trashed, shitfaced, plastered, sloshed, tanked, shit faced, loaded, bombed, blotto, full as a boot, gutfull of piss, rotten as a chop, full as a goog. I’m sure there’s more, but please don’t use them tautologically…. people will suspect you are a furriner. Think of the accent you’ll get when you are immortalised in Media Watch!
Fishing for snacks in your ear canal might become de rigeur among the left if Rudd defeats Howard. Trendy little ear wax cafes in Coburg and Balmain, packed with Fairfax columnists and ABC staffers all scraping out their ears with their chic little wax removers that they wear on a chain around their necks. Leftie lovers sharing ear wax over a latte. Of course ear wax is not that common, so maybe other body waste products will become fashionably consummerable. Why people might start drinking urine. What’s that? Ultra trendoid leftoid Cate Blanchett is plumbing her whole house to bring her waste products back to the dinner table?
- I posted a link to that video, but Tim Blair never commented upon it 🙁
Posted by docweasel on 2007 10 22 at 06:01 PM • permalink
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