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Last updated on August 4th, 2017 at 03:12 pm

The Boy Who Lived in a Car™ deals with unhelpful comments from a mouthy union type:

Mr Rudd has hit back by labelling Mr Robertson’s remarks as “unacceptable”.

“I don’t think that his remarks add up to a row of beans,” he said.

row of beans? Young Kevin must’ve really done it tough; not even enough beans to make a hill.

Posted by Tim B. on 07/04/2007 at 08:41 AM
    1. Another fine Queenslander who obviously attended the Joh Bjelke Petersen school for mixing metaphors.

      Posted by entropy on 2007 07 04 at 08:52 AM • permalink


    1. Young Kevin must’ve really done it tough; not even enough beans to make a hill.

      That’s because evil John Howard took away his ladder of opportunity.

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2007 07 04 at 08:53 AM • permalink


    1. “Mr Robertson denied being a bullyboy…”

      Okay, I’m just an ignorant Seppo, but do you Aussies really go around saying things like bullyboy? Calling someone a bully I understand, but if you called me a bullyboy I’d point at your “shortpants” and roar with laughter as you ran home crying to your mummy.

      Am I wrong here?

      Posted by The Apologist on 2007 07 04 at 08:55 AM • permalink


    1. “I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little folks don’t amount to a row of beans in this nutty world. Someday you’ll grok that. Now, now… Here’s gazing at you, young ‘un.”

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 07 04 at 08:56 AM • permalink


    1. Everyone knows it’s “as camp as a row of beans”.

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 07 04 at 08:56 AM • permalink


    1. Arrange a few beans in a circle and voila: BEANHENGE!

      Posted by ErnieG on 2007 07 04 at 09:05 AM • permalink


    1. 1. Another fine Queenslander who obviously attended the Joh Bjelke Petersen school for mixing metaphors

      Now let me tell you now Sonny.  This is straight from the gift horse’s mouth.  You wouldn’t know your apples from your oranges when it comes to Queensland politics.  Don’t you start putting your pennies all in one basket before they’ve hatched.  Once you open a can of worms, they always come home to roost.

      Posted by murph on 2007 07 04 at 09:06 AM • permalink


    1. Murph, you should avoid cliches like the plague.

      Posted by ErnieG on 2007 07 04 at 09:11 AM • permalink


    1. #7 funny thing is, ol’ Joh was a hell of a lot smarter than most people thought, (eg. Whitlam) – at least during the seventies.  I think the bats flew out of the cuckoo’s nest by the time the eighties came around.

      Posted by entropy on 2007 07 04 at 09:12 AM • permalink


    1. yeah yeah we’ll burn those bridges when we get to them

      Posted by murph on 2007 07 04 at 09:12 AM • permalink


    1. When Kevni was sent to Churchie, he had to row for beans. His dirt-poor hillbilly family, having been turfed out of their Nambour sharecrop was left with the option in the Bjelke Petersen era- send their oar-happy offspring off to an evil private school where he could be raised beyond his bucolic background, or keep him in the state system, where he’d still be an activist history teacher whose students call “ speccy four-eyes dickhead” behind his back (or if he was assigned to Bundamba, to his face while they stole his car and wallet.)

      Heard an interview with the Bega RSL protester on the ABC:-

      “I was there to protest about the lack of snow!”

      Incredulous ABC flack, who was astounded by such stupidity but still gave him oxygen:-

      “But this is the best season….. and early as well….”

      Idiot in dicktogs:- “Yeah, but last year was awful!”

      No discource was held on the obvious idiocy of this, but a reference to a website where a video of this rather tiresome attempt at Big Brotherlike attention-seeking is available.

      Stupidity seems contagious.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 07 04 at 09:13 AM • permalink


    1. #9

      I used to love it when the media pack surrounded him, he’d say “Oh, here come my lovely chooks” and start making hand motions like he was spreading grain around the place.  It was as if he was slyly calling them wankers.

      Posted by murph on 2007 07 04 at 09:16 AM • permalink


    1. or he was pretending to feed the idiots chooks.  In his prime, you had to get up early to catch the boat to china.

      Posted by entropy on 2007 07 04 at 09:20 AM • permalink


    1. Kevni Ruff … the Mr Bean of Oz politics …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 07 04 at 09:21 AM • permalink


    1. Round up the usual fishy people.

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 07 04 at 09:23 AM • permalink


    1. Robertson … a bean too far …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 07 04 at 09:25 AM • permalink


    1. Finally. An opportunity for a gratuitious link to The Goodies showing what happens when little boys don’t say “beans”.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 07 04 at 09:28 AM • permalink


    1. Kevni: ‘I’ve bean everywhere, man’

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 07 04 at 09:29 AM • permalink


    1. #13

      know that.  But it was a fantastic double entendre.

      Posted by murph on 2007 07 04 at 09:31 AM • permalink


    1. I just channeled ol’ Joh when I read murph’s #7.

      ROFLMAO, as they say on the interwebs.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2007 07 04 at 09:38 AM • permalink


    1. OT (except if I was to make a connection to Joh’s loathing of “alternative” types):

      Ted Nugent on the 40th anniversary of the so-called Summer of Love:

      Some quotes –

      Forty years ago hordes of stoned, dirty, stinky hippies converged on San Francisco to “turn on, tune in, and drop out,”…

      The bodies of chemical-infested, brain-dead liberal deniers continue to stack up like cordwood.

      As a diehard musician, I terribly miss these very talented people who squandered God’s gifts in favor of poison and the joke of hipness. I often wonder what musical peaks they could have climbed had they not gagged to death on their own vomit.

      In utter frustration I was even forced to punch my way through violent dopers on occasion. So much for peace and love. The DEA should make me an honorary officer.

      I saw first-hand too many destroyed lives and wrecked families to ever want to drool and vomit on myself and call that a good time. I put my heart and soul into creating the best music I possibly could and I went hunting instead. My dream continues with ferocity, thank you.

      Hippies are once again descending on ultra-liberal San Francisco–a city that once wanted to give shopping carts to the homeless–to celebrate and try to remember their dopey days of youth when so many of their musical heroes and friends long ago assumed room temperature by “partying” themselves to death. Nice.

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 07 04 at 09:44 AM • permalink


    1. #7- My goodness gracious by crikey, you’re all gathering around trying to fit your eggs in one basket and loking like a crow, flying like a crow and getting shot as a crow, my goodness.

      You you you socialists from Canberra just want to steal the prosperity of Queensland and make homosexuality compulsory, my goodness gracious you you you journalists just want to make my roads minister look like he’s corrupt like that communist Fitzgerald says,,,,, (brief interlude from Russ Hinze:-
      “I’d love ta answer ya questions, but I’ve got a fuckin’ cert in the 2.30 at Bundamba- fuck off ‘til I’m rich.”

      Don’t you worry about that, my goodness gracious, the Police will look after any sort of criminal behavior!

      Bloody hell- next weekend there’s going to be a

      re-animation of all the bands from the Bjelke Petersen era- I’m betting Kevni and the Cheshire Cat won’t be in view, neither of those cosy cunts took part in any real opposition.

      What’s more, in hindsight that bible-bashing baptist wasn’t so bad,

      Posted by Habib on 2007 07 04 at 09:57 AM • permalink


    1. But if it was a magic row of beans….

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 07 04 at 09:58 AM • permalink


    1. Has Tim “I’m Lofty” Flannery weighed in?

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 07 04 at 10:00 AM • permalink


    1. #22

      Say what you will about the Colossus of Roads, he would’ve eaten today’s progress-halting greenies for one of his three breakfasts.

      And I’m on to you, Habib.

      *spreads map of Queensland on car bonnet*

      Now, where would you like to be sent, son?

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 07 04 at 10:04 AM • permalink


    1. #21 i thought mama cass died of a heart attack in her sleep after a couple of particularly good concerts in london

      Posted by KK on 2007 07 04 at 10:09 AM • permalink


    1. Habib

      Is Beattie going for a Federal seat?

      Posted by murph on 2007 07 04 at 10:16 AM • permalink


    1. CL- my dad was the first director of the State Emergency Service, after he’d come back from Darwin with Gen Strtetton- they set up the counter-disaster college at My Macedon.

      While the old boy was tied up with the Qld Govt, his minister was Russ- anything he wanted was his.

      Including the 1st State helicopter, which Russ wanted to go to the races but my old boy insisted was there for medivac; I creatd a problem when I asked to use the Qld chopper for Customs purposes- we caught buggers, it caused ruckus.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 07 04 at 10:18 AM • permalink


    1. #26 I thought Mama Cass choked on a ham sandwich.  If only she and Karen Carpenter had crossed paths at the right time…

      Posted by murph on 2007 07 04 at 10:19 AM • permalink


    1. #27- There’s been another resign:- Pat Purcell has bitten the bullet, after a sterling single term in parliament.

      If there’s not some really nasty thing about to display the Beattie regeime in all its glory, I’ll eat a bucketfull.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 07 04 at 10:24 AM • permalink


    1. C’mon Habib, there’s nothing that could stick.  Electoral fraud & corruption at all levels haven’t left so much as a blemish on his backside.  The CM are currently too busy chowing down on Anna Bligh’s mut to give a fuck.

      Posted by murph on 2007 07 04 at 10:30 AM • permalink


    1. Sir Joh: I want the opposition to come clean on the issue of condom vending machines in schools …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 07 04 at 10:36 AM • permalink


    1. Argle Fuck.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 07 04 at 10:39 AM • permalink


    1. Had to add the argle.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 07 04 at 10:40 AM • permalink


    1. So, where’s the fork in this row of beans?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 04 at 10:51 AM • permalink


    1. bean forked up by Kevni, yet again

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 07 04 at 10:57 AM • permalink


    1. Kevni and the beans talk …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 07 04 at 11:01 AM • permalink


    1. … I’m Kevin from beansland and I’m here to help!

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 07 04 at 11:04 AM • permalink


    1. O/T, but I just saw an interview on Fox News with Alex McIlveey, the cab driver who tackled one of the terrorists at the Glascow airport.The blonde news babe, whose name I didn’t catch, was talking to him over the telephone. She asked, “So, Alex, you kicked the guy between the legs. Did that have an impact?” Alex replied, “Weel, noo, it dinnae, soo I thought to ma’sel’, ‘Oops!’” Hilarious. I guess the terrorist was too distracted by being on fire.

      BTW, Mrs. Paco, who learned English in the U.S. as a second language, was listening to the interview, and asked me, “Is there a bad connection, or something?” The glottal stops of the Scottish dialect completely threw her.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 04 at 11:21 AM • permalink


    1. Murph—I believe that’s “We’ll cross that bridge when it’s burning behind us.”

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 04 at 11:39 AM • permalink


    1. Poor man.  Sounds like he’s got a tough row to hoe.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 07 04 at 12:11 PM • permalink


    1. I bet his metaphor is perfectly correct in Mandarin.

      Posted by PW on 2007 07 04 at 01:59 PM • permalink


    1. #42 – “Tofu, or not tofu? That is the question.”
      “Neither a borrower of broadbean or a lender of lentil be.”
      (from the Mandarin Edition, Shakespeare’s Complete Works)

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 07 04 at 07:42 PM • permalink


    1. #21 – “Jimmy [Hendrix] did drugs, and now Jimmy’s dead; I went hunting and I’m still Ted.”

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 07 04 at 09:59 PM • permalink


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