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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 (eleven years ago) link

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

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

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

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

I didn't know anyone was fucking America??

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

gas leaks

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

Peter Costello has no testicles.

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

I mean, at least Hitler had one.

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

i love masterchef and haters can blow me

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

Also let me repeat - I havent seen the show.

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

probably not your thing

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

also i am drunk and sassy

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

sassiest boy in east funswick

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

loool

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

beep

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

the man really is a star

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

julie the won u__u

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

julie the won-ton

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

julie the won-ton-tess

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

Clive Palmer is out trying kill readers of The Australian today,

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 27 March 2020 22:21 (three months ago) link

good

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 27 March 2020 22:40 (three months ago) link

About time, frankly.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Saturday, 28 March 2020 02:36 (three months ago) link

Can we pause and laugh at Peter Dutton’s continuing failure to “Stop the Boats”

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 30 March 2020 23:26 (three months ago) link

What’s happened today?

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 00:22 (three months ago) link

Petter Dutton is shouting at a number of cruise ships anchored off New South Wales that won't leave. I think they only have crew on them but he wants them to go back to their home ports. I think he called the AFP about it.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 00:39 (three months ago) link

Ah - I saw they'd been ordered to leave after three crew from the Ruby Plagueship were evacced to hospital from Botany Bay the other day, didn't know they were staying. Loving the idea of him standing on the outcrop where John Woo had Tom Cruise throw a motorcycle at a dude, screaming so hard at a boat that a single vein finally shows up on his smooth potato carapace.

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 01:26 (three months ago) link

All it took was for the world to end to provide free childcare.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 2 April 2020 02:15 (three months ago) link

Prime Minister uses a security-hacking scam app to read bible & deliver prayers for a group that asks "Coronavirus TS: God's punishment for sin, or the work of the demonic?," from his Parliamentary office

donald failson (sic), Thursday, 2 April 2020 20:22 (three months ago) link

we are doomed

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 2 April 2020 20:23 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6v5Zx41y64

StanM, Saturday, 4 April 2020 12:26 (three months ago) link

Been enjoying the responses to Alexander Downer's grotesquely false dilemma:

We either save avoidable deaths & destroy society OR accept avoidable deaths & save society. The moral dilemma of our time.

— Alexander Downer (@AlexanderDowner) April 7, 2020

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 01:26 (three months ago) link

might be the biggest ratio I've seen (at present, 86 / 1274)

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 01:43 (three months ago) link

This is the neuron bomb approach: kill the living things but spare the buildings and roads.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 01:51 (three months ago) link

and the negatively geared investment properties paid off with franking credits

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 02:44 (three months ago) link

oh yeah, how could I have overlooked mentioning those?

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 02:52 (three months ago) link

we either save the liberal party and destroy society, or destroy the liberal party and save society

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 02:57 (three months ago) link

making cuntish remarks in his posh feeble voice is his main talent

estela, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 03:04 (three months ago) link

who could forget "the things that batter"

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 23:58 (three months ago) link

Arts Minister votes against arts industry relief package designed by others, then uses COVID-19 as reasoning to unilaterally axe local content quotas on broadcasters, with press release on his personal website.

donald failson (sic), Wednesday, 15 April 2020 06:42 (two months ago) link

Between this and piling on the WHO by the usual thugs the government have done their best to remind us that they are a bunch of miserable vindictive pricks. Get ready for the evisceration of everything when we get out of lockdown.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 15 April 2020 08:37 (two months ago) link

votes against arts industry relief package designed by others

Ex-PM's book push-bootlegged by current PM in effort to further undercut the publishing industry.

donald failson (sic), Monday, 20 April 2020 21:02 (two months ago) link

such fuckwits

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 20 April 2020 22:01 (two months ago) link

Have YOU ever read a book that wasn't quite right?

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 25 April 2020 13:54 (two months ago) link

Important immigrant question:

Are NRL players bigger dickheads than AFL players or does the AFL have a better press officer?

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 30 April 2020 05:30 (two months ago) link

the former, times a bazillion

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 30 April 2020 05:32 (two months ago) link

A little from Column A, a little from Column B.

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Friday, 1 May 2020 12:38 (two months ago) link

ah I see we have a New South Welshman in the room

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 1 May 2020 14:06 (two months ago) link

live in NSW, grew up in Aussie Rules states

~the balanced take~

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 3 May 2020 12:04 (two months ago) link

pfff I lived in NSW for 8 years and have family in Qld, but ARL players are phenomenal dickheads. AFL players are merely dickheads.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 3 May 2020 12:59 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

WTF is Albo up to?

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 18 May 2020 02:20 (one month ago) link

Dude set out in the first weeks of his leadership that his strategy was going to be "advocate policies almost exactly as vicious as the LNP, and vote through all of theirs" in the hope of getting swinging voters in 2022. There's no room left for disappointment.

(I stopped placing him mid-ticket after he was not only pissweak on, but dismissive of voter concerns re:, closing concentration camps; doing any sort of investigation into the obvious rort of Westconnex blowing out from $10 billion to $45 billion while his constituents' homes could still be saved; or the Libs flat-out deleting every local council in his electorate in order to gerrymander & shut down protest to the former project. Still managed to summon some disappointment when he rolled out his Full Compliance mode last year, but by the time he was criticising the govt for not being cruel enough to refugees a week or three later, I'd run out.)

Bleeqwot (sic), Monday, 18 May 2020 03:07 (one month ago) link

Australian politics is a venal shitshow without any ideology beyond economic rationalism (and look how well that served us when the pandemic hit). Aside from his obsession with Julian Assange I am glad to have Andrew Wilkie as my member.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 18 May 2020 03:55 (one month ago) link

Assange should have seen court in Sweden years ago, but unfortunately neither avoiding that, nor apparently being a colossal prick, mean all other prosecutions & imprisonments he’s been subject to are fair. It would muddle the message for Australian pollies now calling for him not to be a political prisoner as punishment for revealing war crimes, to frame it as “this probable half-rapist is being unreasonably held on unrelated, more globally serious grounds.”

Obv it would be entertaining if he were released and Ludlam or Wilkie immediately clamour for him to be extradited to Sweden to face trial.

Bleeqwot (sic), Monday, 18 May 2020 04:26 (one month ago) link

Haven't voted Labor since they caved to shipping refugees to remote Pacific islands. Thankfully with our preferential voting system I can vote Green without worrying about splitting the non-fascist vote.

Zelda Zonk, Monday, 18 May 2020 05:05 (one month ago) link

Oh I agree sic, there is violation of basic human rights there for sure, I'm just not sure why the member for Clark should take on the cause so assiduously.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 18 May 2020 05:51 (one month ago) link

Prominent Australian political prisoner overseas means the idea has traction he can lean on, possibly a strong interest in advancing freedom of speech / protection of the press within .au?

Bleeqwot (sic), Monday, 18 May 2020 06:08 (one month ago) link

not like there’s going to be a press left to protect soon, but

Bleeqwot (sic), Monday, 18 May 2020 06:09 (one month ago) link

Posted this before seeing that 150 entire newsrooms have been made redundant in the last 16 months.

Bleeqwot (sic), Monday, 18 May 2020 07:44 (one month ago) link

yikes
still, the government tells us what we need to know.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 18 May 2020 08:23 (one month ago) link

[4pm on a Friday arvo, while the rest of the world is collapsing] ah yeah sorry about the robodebt

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Friday, 29 May 2020 10:44 (one month ago) link

fuck this guy

all our prime minister has to say. this is a fucking joke #AboriginalLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/ljvgxqhv14

— 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐫 ✿ (@PATTYURlS) June 1, 2020

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Monday, 1 June 2020 10:14 (one month ago) link

oh no need to get angry like america nothing to be angry about down here at any time in the past 232 years

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Monday, 1 June 2020 10:15 (one month ago) link

nothing to get angry about in the last week either. (please don't look at the very suspicious blowing up of 45000 year old aboriginal site)

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 1 June 2020 10:18 (one month ago) link

no no no it's okay Rio Tinto have apologised, turns out they didn't realise that this was not good

(despite local indigenous groups telling them to definitely do not do this please)

Pre-Raphaelite Brah (King Boy Pato), Monday, 1 June 2020 10:23 (one month ago) link

Scomo saw a good meme, policy directions vindicated

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 1 June 2020 10:40 (one month ago) link

superior alternatives for prime minister:

bluey
the poo jogger
hotdogs

form of mouth device (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 01:01 (one month ago) link

hot bogs

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Friday, 5 June 2020 04:59 (one month ago) link

the Engadine surprise

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 5 June 2020 05:13 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Pauline Hanson is still a racist hypocritical troll, news at 11.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Monday, 6 July 2020 00:50 (one week ago) link


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