New year’s brieflets

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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 07:59 am

* Sydney was peaceful last night. This is because we were cloaked under a crackdown.

* Not so peaceful in uncloaked regions: “In France, youths burned hundreds of cars in a traditional year-end form of vandalism.”

* Two rugby league stars are accused of lobster tampering.

* That is, they are accused of literally tampering with lobsters.

* “The Gold Star Moron, Cindy Sheehan, ends the year as she began—braying like a lunatic.”

* Enjoy the second part of Mark Steyn’s year in review.

* A late entry in the Bush Nic Fest: Chimpy McPretzlechoker.

* “As the head of the Downtown Health Plaza in Winston-Salem, Michael Clements is no stranger to controversy.” Same deal with U.S. District Judge James Robertson, People’s Progressive Party president Datuk M. Kayveas, Korean author Hwang Sok-young, and Walmart.

Posted by Tim B. on 01/01/2006 at 03:00 AM
    1. Tim can we have the other bum back? When do we get a new bum? I notice the stars are red does that make it an NZ flag?

      Posted by Astonished on 2006 01 01 at 04:19 AM • permalink


    1. Great website, that.  I pissed myself.  Not literally.

      Posted by slammer on 2006 01 01 at 04:52 AM • permalink


    1. A lot better than the The Apostrophe Protection Society effort, literally?  I was disappointed in the lobster tampering article after being enticed by your link … with rugby league players involved I thought it was about some kind of sicko perversion … it seems that I’m the one with a sick mind … bye

      Posted by Stevo on 2006 01 01 at 05:18 AM • permalink


    1. The Arab League have just got involved re: a Danish newspaper’s cartoons supposedly critical of Mohammad.

      Its the League’s Happy New year present to the Danes!

      Posted by WeekByWeek on 2006 01 01 at 06:51 AM • permalink


    1. Love the “Literally” site. Been a pet peeve of mine for years. I remember we got into this debate once, and one of our regulars maintained that using “literally” to mean “figuratively” was acceptable, for some incomprehensible reason.


      “Literally” means “not figuratively”, unless it’s used figuratively, in which case it means “not literally.”


      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 01 01 at 11:32 AM • permalink


    1. “Literally” is far better than “Laughing in Pieces”, the lefty site from which the latest entry in the Bush nomenclature frenzy originated. Any web site that links to Krugman – on purpose, mind you, taking him seriously – is congenitally obtuse.

      Posted by paco on 2006 01 01 at 12:22 PM • permalink


    1. The French New Year must happen a lot!

      Posted by bobpence on 2006 01 01 at 12:46 PM • permalink


    1. Well obviously it would have been peaceful at Bondi.
      Sydney newspaper the Sunday Telegraph reported that the local council had returned the Australian and aboriginal flags that had been presented to it by local MP Malcolm Turnbull after voting not to fly them at the Bondi Pavillion because they deemed it would be too provocative.
      They believed flying our national flag could upset certain members of the community and “cause further race riots”.
      Wonder which particular group they were concerned about upsetting?
      And guess the political affiliations of the council.

      Posted by Harold on 2006 01 01 at 03:26 PM • permalink


    1. The Apostrophe Protection Society.

      I have found my true home.

      Posted by Achillea on 2006 01 01 at 06:24 PM • permalink


    1. Mother Sheehan:

      What’s next for you?
      I’m working on a book about Casey’s story. It’s about how one person can make a difference.

      What are the odds of that “one person” being Casey?  snort!

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 01 03 at 02:41 PM • permalink


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