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This week: Children-in-art concerns

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 10 July 2008 11:59 (twelve years ago) link

pope talk

p.s. thanks for the FP darragh <3

electricsound, Monday, 21 July 2008 04:40 (twelve years ago) link

'I don't know much about art, but I'm the fucking pope'

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 21 July 2008 09:28 (twelve years ago) link

Who is Stephanie Rice and why should I give a shit?

King Boy Pato, Saturday, 2 August 2008 02:28 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

Everything to do with fucking America

You touched me officer, sorry (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 14 September 2008 10:49 (twelve years ago) link

I didn't know anyone was fucking America??

Assault! Assault! (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 14 September 2008 12:14 (twelve years ago) link

gas leaks

give me some peppermint freddo (electricsound), Monday, 15 September 2008 12:07 (twelve years ago) link

Peter Costello has no testicles.

Assault! Assault! (King Boy Pato), Monday, 15 September 2008 21:33 (twelve years ago) link

I mean, at least Hitler had one.

Assault! Assault! (King Boy Pato), Monday, 15 September 2008 21:34 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

"Kids cry and get the fright of their lives with Santa Claus so you can imagine what it's like to see this just black, not really human shape, just this full-on black covering with a slit at the eyes."

Bring Back The West End South Australian Open (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 15 January 2009 12:10 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

Famous insulting chef from overseas comes here to insult minor current affairs host.

"too worldly to compete on /b/" (King Boy Pato), Monday, 8 June 2009 06:10 (eleven years ago) link

MAYBE WE SHOULD BAN THIS GUY FROM TELEVISION FOR TWO WEEKS HUH

"too worldly to compete on /b/" (King Boy Pato), Monday, 8 June 2009 06:10 (eleven years ago) link

foreign student bashing

of course bashing of locals is a-ok!

the ring toun (electricsound), Monday, 8 June 2009 06:13 (eleven years ago) link

loving the grimshaw sitch atm

wilter, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 05:43 (eleven years ago) link

otm

the ring toun (electricsound), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 05:45 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

MASTERCHEF!!!!!!

I'm Australian or some other weird nationality (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 12:35 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah wtf is with everyone masturbating over that cravat wearing git.

Not that Ive seen the show, mind.

Apparently TISM had a spectacular rant about him recently I should go find it.

seagulls are assholes (Trayce), Thursday, 16 July 2009 04:45 (eleven years ago) link

“By Christ, when your life's specialty is forcing another morsel of over-glazed lamb shank down your oily, globular, over-opinionated gullet, when, of all the things in the world men are called to do, of all the vocations of love and adventure,of all the trials of the emotions and amongst all the voyages of spirit mankind can embark upon, when, given this whole universe of possible callings, the one YOU choose is to sit on your crapulent crack and LAZILY WHINE about SOMEONE ELSE’S cooking, that's when YOU KNOW, you are at the very ACME of the BFW shit heap.”

seagulls are assholes (Trayce), Thursday, 16 July 2009 04:46 (eleven years ago) link

m.pres is a fantastic TV character. would bro down with him before any TISM members, that's for sure!!

easily-led zeppelin (haitch), Thursday, 16 July 2009 04:52 (eleven years ago) link

i love masterchef and haters can blow me

cymbal is more bronze than you (electricsound), Thursday, 16 July 2009 04:53 (eleven years ago) link

i mean what are they doing at this point, whining about someone whining about food? certainly don't appear to be making records!

xp ^^ this cat knows what's up

easily-led zeppelin (haitch), Thursday, 16 July 2009 04:54 (eleven years ago) link

TISM split up in 2004 due to the terminal cancer of their guitarist, and the song Trayce is quoting came out eight years ago.

surm? lol (sic), Thursday, 16 July 2009 05:37 (eleven years ago) link

OK so I had no idea it was an old song, I assumed RHB was just having a rant because of masterchef, the dude who posted it on his LJ was misleading dammit.

seagulls are assholes (Trayce), Thursday, 16 July 2009 06:47 (eleven years ago) link

Also let me repeat - I havent seen the show.

seagulls are assholes (Trayce), Thursday, 16 July 2009 06:48 (eleven years ago) link

probably not your thing

cymbal is more bronze than you (electricsound), Thursday, 16 July 2009 06:58 (eleven years ago) link

Wait, what's wrong with cravats?

I'm Australian or some other weird nationality (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 16 July 2009 07:25 (eleven years ago) link

haha sorry if that sounded like i was taking a pop atcha trayce. just thought it was funny that a band that hasn't been active for five years piped up about masterchef of all things!

easily-led zeppelin (haitch), Thursday, 16 July 2009 12:05 (eleven years ago) link

They didnt! I was misled into thinking they did by a nong on my LJ who said "masterchef is shit and TISM said it best" and then quoted what I pasted.

I love cooking shows fwiw, I'd probably enjoy it! But I dislike reality and vote em offs IMMENSELY, and... really, I know this'll sound snobby but I'm fed up with TV.

seagulls are assholes (Trayce), Thursday, 16 July 2009 12:32 (eleven years ago) link

In actualy fact y'all have misunderstood me really (my fault) - all I was really meaning was "wtf is the huge immense fuss for".

seagulls are assholes (Trayce), Thursday, 16 July 2009 12:33 (eleven years ago) link

my personal fuss is that it's a good show n i dig watchin it

cymbal is more bronze than you (electricsound), Thursday, 16 July 2009 13:20 (eleven years ago) link

also pls no offense but yr fedupness about tv is well documented and i'm a bit confused as to why you keep wanting to opine on tv when you don't watch it???

cymbal is more bronze than you (electricsound), Thursday, 16 July 2009 13:26 (eleven years ago) link

also i am drunk and sassy

cymbal is more bronze than you (electricsound), Thursday, 16 July 2009 13:27 (eleven years ago) link

sassiest boy in east funswick

easily-led zeppelin (haitch), Thursday, 16 July 2009 13:33 (eleven years ago) link

loool

cymbal is more bronze than you (electricsound), Thursday, 16 July 2009 13:40 (eleven years ago) link

hahaha the beer dude got voted out!! it's down to poo and the other one

cymbal is more bronze than you (electricsound), Thursday, 16 July 2009 13:47 (eleven years ago) link

beep

matt preston's cravat stand (electricsound), Thursday, 16 July 2009 14:00 (eleven years ago) link

the 'bring me hong kong in a bowl' bit with the wind blowing and all that was so next-level dramatic and hilarious all at once

easily-led zeppelin (haitch), Thursday, 16 July 2009 14:06 (eleven years ago) link

the man really is a star

matt preston's cravat rack (electricsound), Thursday, 16 July 2009 22:41 (eleven years ago) link

Julie The Mum won because her cookbook is gonna sell more than THE DRAGON LADY'S STRANGE ASIAN RECIPE BOOK??

challop matters (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 19 July 2009 13:05 (eleven years ago) link

also pls no offense but yr fedupness about tv is well documented and i'm a bit confused as to why you keep wanting to opine on tv when you don't watch it???

Because maybe I was asking "what is the big fuss" so someone could actually EXPLAIN IT TO ME, jesus get some reading comprehension people, not everything I say is a complaint.

seagulls are assholes (Trayce), Sunday, 19 July 2009 23:24 (eleven years ago) link

i fuckin hate that julie the won. she's an absolute idiot!!

also, srsly, does she have parkinson's?

wilter, Sunday, 19 July 2009 23:31 (eleven years ago) link

julie the won u__u

wilter, Sunday, 19 July 2009 23:31 (eleven years ago) link

julie the won-ton

easily-led zeppelin (haitch), Monday, 20 July 2009 02:27 (eleven years ago) link

julie the won-ton-tess

wilter, Monday, 20 July 2009 02:28 (eleven years ago) link

can i just say, i would eat the hell out of that chocolate plate thing, omg.

easily-led zeppelin (haitch), Monday, 20 July 2009 02:33 (eleven years ago) link

totes. Gary's whingey 'you've changed me' call at the end about julie was barfffff

wilter, Monday, 20 July 2009 02:38 (eleven years ago) link

Joel fitzgibbon having gas piped into his bedroom as a masturbation aid

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 11:23 (three months ago) link

battlers need coal for their $50k top range BBQs ya inner-city latte sippers

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 09:25 (three months ago) link

in other news, I didn't realise the Australian Labor Party was still an ongoing concern at Federal level... I thought they sheepishly gave up on life

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 09:26 (three months ago) link

The momentum to change one word in the national anthem is exhilarating.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 20:55 (three months ago) link

it'll make everyone feel a bit better about themselves! especially when they sing it on 26 January!!

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:20 (three months ago) link

My usual trick of not being anywhere near Australia on January 26th is going to fail this year.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:23 (three months ago) link

uh we JUST changed one word 36 years ago. if this spree continues we could be in danger of losing "girt" by 2303, just in time for reaching zero emissions targets

@oneposter (⛰️) (sic), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:27 (three months ago) link

meanwhile an American billionaire's unprofitable TV subscription service have just been given $10 million in taxpayer money to broadcast "womens and niche" sports to taxpayers that individually give them more money - with no requirement to actually broadcast any sports - as an extension of a previous $30 million grant to broadcast said undefined sports, and also on top of $10 million in COVID grants, and another $7.5 million in COVID grants, and further on top of fees from the ABC's taxpayer-based-funding to licence womens sport to broadcast, as the rights had been granted to Foxtel without actually requiring them to bother showing them.

This latest $10 million cost the taxpayer an extra https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-13/foxtel-given-0-million-without-plan-to-spend-it-foi-reveals/1286870466 for Senator Colbeck's staff to take time redacting the few facts that he bothered to include in the grant.

@oneposter (⛰️) (sic), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:41 (three months ago) link

unprofitable TV subscription service

just saw that NewsCorp's YTD losses have increased from $84M to $1.7B

@oneposter (⛰️) (sic), Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:03 (three months ago) link

Tbf, the only other thing they could have used that 10million for would be to fund a new bar at a golf club in a liberal electorate so it’s not like we’re loosing out.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:23 (three months ago) link

Yeah, there's no more efficient way of getting women's sport onto the ABC, or they'd have done it already.

@oneposter (⛰️) (sic), Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:39 (three months ago) link

How did they lose so much money when everyone's been at home wanting to watch footy (or deranged right wing takes)??

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Friday, 13 November 2020 10:05 (three months ago) link

not enough grants imo

@oneposter (⛰️) (sic), Friday, 13 November 2020 10:34 (three months ago) link

Turns out, after 14 years, that Scott Morrison wasn't fired from Tourism Australia for corruptly awarding a $180 million contract to Saatchi, and we should all be ashamed of ourselves for believing that.

Instead, he was fired for lying to Senate Estimates about the existence of the external probity report that he'd claimed proved that he hadn't corruptly awarded the contract. Though tbf when asked at the time he'd told the government that the report proving he hadn't rorted their money was "commercial in confidence" so he couldn't show them.

@oneposter (💹) (sic), Thursday, 19 November 2020 08:24 (three months ago) link

shallow dweeb that I am, I've been enjoying the tag Scomo'sGapYear trending on the T platform.

assert (MatthewK), Thursday, 19 November 2020 10:22 (three months ago) link

it's official, war crimes

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 19 November 2020 11:09 (three months ago) link

Quel surprise!

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Friday, 20 November 2020 06:37 (three months ago) link

worse than that: doing a cashie at an Adelaide pizza bar

can't believe that insecure employment caused another rona shutdown

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Friday, 20 November 2020 10:07 (three months ago) link

shades of Engadine

assert (MatthewK), Friday, 20 November 2020 10:08 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Gladys can't be trusted so now everyone needs a permit to come to Victoria.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Monday, 11 January 2021 04:27 (one month ago) link

"I want Scott Morrison to fuck off and we have another Prime Minister, even if it's just an Acting PM, just for a few days..."

[monkey paw finger curls]

first morning on the job as acting Prime Minister, Michael McCormack calls the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol (5 dead, including a police officer) "similar to those race riots that we saw around the country last year" pic.twitter.com/JrkklSKH6X

— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) January 11, 2021

JOURNALIST (@jekearsley): Shouldn't George Christensen be counseled? ...he has been pushing conspiracy theories and unproven COVID treatments during a pandemic?

ACTING PM, MICHAEL MCCORMACK: George Christensen also supports the Mackay Ringroad.

🙃

— James Elton (@JamesEltonPym) January 11, 2021

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Monday, 11 January 2021 07:48 (one month ago) link

brilliant marketing from Scotty, get everyone clamouring for him to come back.

shivers me timber (sic), Monday, 11 January 2021 07:57 (one month ago) link

jfc he dropped an 'all lives matter' today

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 07:02 (one month ago) link

"Some of what my colleague puts up on Facebook is very much true, but the people on Twittersphere, they don't always like it. You know, toughen up, I say. George Christensen is doing a great job for the north."

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 07:15 (one month ago) link

He used to have the local coppers raid , beats, bars and restaurants in Wagga that drag shows or any gay theme

— BundythebearACT 😃🐯🐅🐻🌈 (@bundythebear) January 12, 2021

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 08:27 (one month ago) link

Some other prick of a senator is giving it the old ‘we had less deaths from Covid than from the flu so we shouldn’t have restrictions’ bullshit.

‘Perhaps people should stay the fuck home, wash their hands and wear a mask when they have the flu, you akubra wearing dickhead’ is what I didn’t respond on Twitter with.

I realise it’s January when liberals go on holiday leaving Nats in charge...

Every time I read an article about someone in far North Queensland being eaten by a crocodile I hope it’s George Christiansen but I fear the stand up paddle board big enough to support him has never been built.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 09:42 (one month ago) link

That senator is just your standard Queensland conservative trying to understand how numbers work

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 09:57 (one month ago) link

David Oldfield:

My ex husband and I used to go scuba diving with him. Only bloke I knew who had a fly put in his wetsuit. Used to stay on the boat till everyone else was in the water and take a piss over the side. Such a weirdo!

— Gibbsy (@MsDugibbley) January 13, 2021

shivers me timber (sic), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 08:12 (one month ago) link

not quite Craig Kelly-level weird, however

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 09:05 (one month ago) link

Click through to the thread for some high-quality excerpts from his autobiography.

shivers me timber (sic), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 09:26 (one month ago) link

okay, he's Barnaby Joyce-level weird

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 09:28 (one month ago) link

But his balls are the most moist you will find anywhere, and will melt in one's mouth.

shivers me timber (sic), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 09:29 (one month ago) link

He used to live in an apartment next door to me in Manly, I must've been 12 or so and had to ask why was the man who looked like David Oldfield making silly faces at me from his apartment window. My dad said 'he's a strange man, let's go back (inside)' 🤷

— Di McIntyre Westwood (@dimcwood) January 13, 2021

shivers me timber (sic), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 09:31 (one month ago) link

i suddenly saw him and his now ex-wife coming out of the church in manly on their wedding day and, along with other bystanders, did not say aw<3

estela, Thursday, 14 January 2021 00:17 (one month ago) link

'Straya is rocketing up the 'dumbest racist dipshit leader' rankings -- and not just by default

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on #AustraliaDay: "It's all about acknowledging how far we've come. When those 12 ships turned up in Sydney, all those years ago, it wasn't a particularly flash day for the people on those vessels either."

— Stephanie Dalzell (@steph_dalzell) January 21, 2021

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 21 January 2021 09:12 (one month ago) link

also sTiCk tO sPoRtS has finally come to our shores, an exciting moment

Morrison on Trump: "not for to me to give lectures to anybody"

Morison on Cricket Australia: "I think a bit more focus on cricket, and a bit less focus on politics would be my message to Cricket Australia,"

— Greg Jericho (@GrogsGamut) January 20, 2021

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 21 January 2021 09:13 (one month ago) link

It’s been a great day to bury being an idiot. Dutton let out some refugees because he realised it’s cheaper to have them be productive members of society than keep them in a concentration hotel.

I’d hope this is a stopped clock moment but I assume he’s got something nasty up his sleeve.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Thursday, 21 January 2021 10:25 (one month ago) link

Nothing says Australia is back to normal like giving a gong to an ageing homophobe.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Thursday, 21 January 2021 23:40 (one month ago) link

Who in the name of fuck thought that was a good idea. I'd love to think this is Scomo's knighting Prince Philip moment, but I doubt it. Tired of being embarrassed by this country.

Zelda Zonk, Thursday, 21 January 2021 23:55 (one month ago) link

ScoMo has been on invasion day trolling his way around Queensland all week. All this culture war bollocks smells like an election coming.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Friday, 22 January 2021 00:06 (one month ago) link

Love having the whole tone of the country set by dipshits from Qld and Western Sydney.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Friday, 22 January 2021 00:15 (one month ago) link

I thought trying to forcibly give out handshakes during the bushfires would be the Knighting Price Philip moment, but it was merely a Raw Onion Eating moment. This'll probably be the same.

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Friday, 22 January 2021 02:32 (one month ago) link

Labor has a reshuf... uh, sorry, nobody gives a shit.

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Friday, 29 January 2021 08:24 (one month ago) link

They're so fucking spineless, it's just incredible.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Friday, 29 January 2021 11:24 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Where do you find all these fringe studies you post on Facebook?

KELLY: I find most of this from emails and messages on my Facebook Messenger. People send me stuff “have you seen this?”

How did you first come across (disproven and unproven COVID-19 treatments?

KELLY: I’ll tell ya how it started. A good 9 months ago someone sent me a YouTube video of a doctor ... He said ‘I’ve got information for the president of the United States, I’ve got this therapy and it’s highly successful, I’ve got to get this message to him.’ And I thought to myself, that’s a good, positive message.

Before I posted it, I checked the credibility of it. He had this long Jewish beard.

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 06:32 (two weeks ago) link

oh

Canon in Deez (silby), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 06:33 (two weeks ago) link

This is the prime minister's listening to things face.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nxsa4su2vf9kk1d/Image%20from%20iOS.jpg?raw=1

He was listening to a question about a ministerial staffer being raped in her office.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 06:37 (two weeks ago) link

After two years thinking it was annoying to hear about a staffer getting raped at his place of employment, Scott's wife said "how about if it was our daughter?" and he though oh maybe it's bad it happened

Then he told the television cameras that he had gone through this process

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 06:57 (two weeks ago) link

Probably not surprised to learn that the owner of this is incapable of basic humanity & decency.

The prime minister has an 'I Stopped These' boat trophy in his office: https://t.co/nranKzF9va #auspol pic.twitter.com/YZZFBEoQH3

— Peter Martin (@1petermartin) September 19, 2018

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 08:08 (two weeks ago) link


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