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Last updated on August 5th, 2017 at 03:46 pm

There’s no stopping Sydney’s Men Of No Appearance. The SMH reports:

The man police want to speak with is described as being 165 centimetres tall, of thin build, aged in his early 20s, clean shaven, with short, blond hair.

The NSW police provide additional identifying details, as usual:

A male who police believe can assist with their inquiries is sought. He is described as Middle Eastern/Mediterranean in appearance, 165cm tall, of thin build, aged in his early 20s, clean shaven and short and dark blonde hair.

Also back are our polar pals, who turn up here. They are described as tall, of fat build, and not dead.

(Via Alan J. and Nic C.)

Posted by Tim B. on 05/14/2007 at 11:16 AM
    1. Fighting racism means only pointing the finger at white males.

      Bet your buns if they were a white male Christian group it would have made the news.

      Posted by hollingshead on 2007 05 14 at 11:36 AM • permalink


    1. The man police want to speak with is described as being 165 centimetres tall, of thin build, aged in his early 20s, clean shaven, with short, blond hair.

      Thin, eh?  Early 20’s.  Clean shaven.  Short, blond hair.  Hmmm.  That cuts out the fat, hairy, shaggy brunettes.  That leaves us with, oh, about 10 million men.  Maybe less.

      Gee, if there was only some other characteristic we could use to identify this perpetrator.  Any characteristic, anything, it could help.

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 05 14 at 11:45 AM • permalink


    1. #2 Wronwright, I know, I know!

      Jesse is half Greek, half US, and I’m scared that he’s going to be picked up any second for being of Mediterranean appearance by the Sydney cops.

      VRWC, please help!!!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 05 14 at 11:51 AM • permalink


    1. With few exceptions, every car, aircraft and power generator, every cup of coffee, soft drink and cereal, every housing development and weekend break in New York – our entire way of life – is causing extraordinary damage to our planet and no matter what commercial enterprises we support with our creativity, our labour or our custom, every one of us is implicated.

      So the message is…what?  Stop living?

      Unless you’re a person man of no appearance, of course.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 05 14 at 12:22 PM • permalink


    1. Hey, somebody else wants in on the Photo Copyright Violation follies! Yahoo!

      Posted by mojo on 2007 05 14 at 12:42 PM • permalink


    1. #3: Hmmm. Let’s see what we’ve got. Oh, I know. What Jesse needs is a special pass: Portraying Arab for Commercials Only. This ought to get him past the dragnet.

      Posted by paco on 2007 05 14 at 12:43 PM • permalink


    1. Wasn’t the real story behind the polar bear picture that the ice floe had been sculpted by wave action? But they were probably warm waves of water, unsually warm, so Gore is still right and we should go back to eating raw meat and living in caves. Unless, like me, you have a supply of Perfectly Authentic Carbon Offsets, in which case you can carry on as you always have.

      Posted by paco on 2007 05 14 at 12:51 PM • permalink


    1. SMH Description: Obviously a surfie.

      Police Description: Obviously not a surfie.

      Gotta love those accurate descriptions from the SMH!

      Posted by kae on 2007 05 14 at 12:56 PM • permalink


    1. #4, RebeccaH,

      So the message is… what?  Stop living?

      Yes.  That is the message.  Most of them dress it all up to make it sound like they’re just trying to bring us to some condition of “sustainability,” though no such thing has ever existed for any living thing on earth (cf dinosaurs).  They dream of a static system that requires nothing of them.  They want the rest of the world to stand still, just as they stand still.

      This fits in well with wanting to lower the population of the earth, since that which doesn’t progress dies.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 05 14 at 01:08 PM • permalink


    1. I like how “dark blonde hair’ in the police description becomes “blond hair” in the SMH description.

      It’s not really true that they didn’t give the ethnicity. More that they lied about the ethnicity since they clearly hinted that the perp is European.

      Posted by tim maguire on 2007 05 14 at 01:30 PM • permalink


    1. I like how “dark blonde hair’ in the police description becomes “blond hair” in the SMH description.

      That’s what struck me as well.  The SMH wouldn’t even describe his hair as “dark,” thus implying that the police are looking for any thin, blonde guy, regardless of complexion.

      Posted by Bill Ramey on 2007 05 14 at 01:49 PM • permalink


    1. carbon offsets

      Naw, get one of these. I’m eagerly awaiting my “I Increased my Carbon Footprint” T-shirt.

      Posted by rightwingprof on 2007 05 14 at 03:07 PM • permalink


    1. I am doing my best to add to my carbon footprint by driving 5.7 litres of the General’s finest engineering.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 05 14 at 04:16 PM • permalink


    1. #13 Onya surfmaster.
      My pissy little 4-cyl SUV does a great job, but it only burns 11L/100K. I’m about to order the General’s latest 6.0 litre V8.
      Having trouble making a decision on colour — should I go for Sandstorm or Red Passion?

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 05 14 at 05:43 PM • permalink


    1. I followed the link on our polar bear mates and found that one Paula Downey had written this:

      The conclusions of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) affect every human being, in every walk of life and will fundamentally redefine ‘success in business’ this century, with profound implications for business-as-usual and the financial bottom line.

      In then calling for a “radical rethink”, Paula Downey explains why “marketers need to take a totally new tack for the sake of all our futures”.

      Paula Downey is, apparently, a partner at “culture change consultancy” Downey Youell Associates.

      Now Paula and her company wouldn’t stand to benefit from global warming scaremongering, would she?

      Posted by ann j on 2007 05 14 at 06:13 PM • permalink


    1. In primary school we did sets and subsets.  You’d think even the SMH would see the combination of blonde hair and MEA makes this offender easily identifiable.

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 05 14 at 06:56 PM • permalink


    1. Middle Eastern Appearance, with blonde hair?

      Fully sick!

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 05 14 at 07:08 PM • permalink


    1. #3 “half US” – that could be anything.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 05 14 at 07:23 PM • permalink


    1. #17 From memory, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem during WWII (the one who cozied up to Hitler) has blond hair and blue eyes. (I might be completely wrong about this.)

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 05 14 at 07:27 PM • permalink


    1. Did anyone actually see the photos of the guy the Police were looking for? Didn’t look particularly ‘blond hair’ to me, more a touch of the tar brush.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 05 14 at 07:34 PM • permalink


    1. Muzzie Zapper

      Here’s Mufti baby

      Hard to tell but doesn’t look like a hell of a lot of present day Mufti’s*

      * Why do I want to laugh my ass off, everytime I type or say, Mufti?

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 05 14 at 07:49 PM • permalink


    1. From memory, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem during WWII (the one who cozied up to Hitler) has blond hair and blue eyes. (I might be completely wrong about this.)

      You are wrong. But an easy mistake to make.

      Posted by geoff on 2007 05 14 at 07:55 PM • permalink


    1. #22 Oh well. There’s still an element of truthiness :p

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 05 14 at 08:04 PM • permalink


    1. Here’s a blonde of Middle Eastern appearance.

      Posted by geoff on 2007 05 14 at 08:04 PM • permalink


    1. Speaking of IDing crims. I am watching the CSI episode from Sunday night which I taped.

      They have video of the Suspect at a Karaoke bar, etc. And they can’t figure out why they can’t ID him.

      Mind you, he (the murderer) LOOKS like Mrs Doubtfire – shit, the rubber face make-up just isn’t that convincing.

      Now I remember why I went of this show.

      Posted by kae on 2007 05 14 at 08:19 PM • permalink


    1. Hmmm. Seems Muzzie Zapper was not wrong.

      Out in Africa TIME’S resident correspondent in Cairo, Harry Zinder, knows practically every newsmaker in the Middle East, from the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (who claims descent from Mohammed but has blue eyes and a blond beard) to stern, Bible-quoting General Montgomery of the British Eighth Army …

      Posted by geoff on 2007 05 14 at 08:25 PM • permalink


    1. What EXACTLY is a “culture change consultancy”?

      Posted by McAnzac on 2007 05 14 at 10:25 PM • permalink


    1. 34’

      or something like that!

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 05 14 at 10:29 PM • permalink


    1. #27

      They are people who help companies during mass upheavals, like sacking 10% of the staff, or moving headquarters interstate or overseas, or worse still, putting in place recycling initiatives (that old paper sure screws up the photocopier!).

      or they are the usual consultants who know how to do everything but cannot do it themselves.

      what I love most are efficicency consultants with BIG manuals ….

      Posted by peter m on 2007 05 15 at 01:07 AM • permalink


    1. 29/ Don’t forget it’s important to use important words like outcomes and other important words like projects and inrelation to. This makes it sound ligitimate in the world of business.

      Consultants do nothing but tender for government agencies.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 05 15 at 01:22 AM • permalink


    1. Back in my student days I worked in a factory that had the “time and motion” men come around with clipboards and stopwatches. (the Dark Age of Menzies equivalent of today’s “culture change consultants”)
      As soon as they appeared, everybody in the place started moving as if they were 20 metres underwater, i.e. sloo-o-o-o-wly.

      The time and motion men tore their hair out and disappeared, never to be seen again. Workers went to the pub and had six or seven middies and went back to work.

      The good ol’ days.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2007 05 15 at 03:46 AM • permalink


    1. Heheh. When I was working a few months back, I had lunch with one of the showroom girls and she kept looking at her watch.

      She didn’t want to get in trouble for taking extra time. (Only had 30 min on th eroster).

      I told her to relax, because what she was doing by having a bit longer with me (sales) was enabling better communication between the two sections of the company by building a stronger working relationship.

      She didn’t get in trouble for having extra time.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 05 15 at 05:36 AM • permalink


    1. So the message is…what?  Stop living?

      Are self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head carbon-neutral?

      Posted by hayesy on 2007 05 15 at 08:20 AM • permalink


    1. #32

      Posted by kae on 2007 05 15 at 08:24 AM • permalink


    1. #34 Absolutely, Kae, but the trick, as we should all know by now, is to make it sound official and professional.

      Two chicks hanging out in Subway to have lunch, a yak, and sort a couple of the workplace issues doesn’t quite sound the same. 🙂

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 05 15 at 09:00 AM • permalink


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