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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 (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 (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

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

Bleeqwot (sic), Monday, 18 May 2020 06:09 (six months 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 (six months ago) link

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

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 18 May 2020 08:23 (six months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) link

Scomo saw a good meme, policy directions vindicated

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

superior alternatives for prime minister:

bluey
the poo jogger
hotdogs

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

hot bogs

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

the Engadine surprise

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 5 June 2020 05:13 (five months 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 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

bloke who resurrected knighthoods, in order to give one to a gibbering racist, put in charge of securing trade deals for failed state after they wilfully collapse

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 22:07 (three months ago) link

I hope he moves back there permanently. Useless thundercunt.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 23:46 (three months ago) link

I guess he's the man to secure deals with all the racist populist would-be dictators out there... which covers most of the world these days

Zelda Zonk, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 23:58 (three months ago) link

Given the UK tory party's desire to employ the absolute worst Australia has to offer. Can we offer them a list who to free us from next? I'm putting Clive Palmer, George Christiansen, the ginger troll on it for a start. Take those three and they can have a special gift of Barnaby Joyce at no extra charge.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 06:13 (two months ago) link

Craig Kelly can run digital comms for Dom.

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 06:29 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

When the discourse is "fuck you jack, I'm all right" (for all values of "jack"). Racist Queenslanders? Well I never.

assert (MatthewK), Tuesday, 6 October 2020 07:13 (one month ago) link

omfg but in an unsurprised voice

estela, Tuesday, 6 October 2020 07:27 (one month ago) link

Canavan's stupid face always looks like a permanent shellfish allergy case.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Tuesday, 6 October 2020 08:32 (one month ago) link

I’m glad COVID is over so we can all go back to taking bungs from property developers.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Monday, 12 October 2020 21:51 (one month ago) link

taking dong from people we sacked for bringing us into disrepute through corruption

Covidiots from UHF (sic), Monday, 12 October 2020 22:06 (one month ago) link

Gladys &
Darryl &
Barry O'Farrell

Covidiots from UHF (sic), Monday, 12 October 2020 22:19 (one month ago) link

She'll probably survive. This is Sydney, we love our corrupt premiers

Zelda Zonk, Monday, 12 October 2020 22:23 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

I hope someone else is watching seenodonors squirm so much on insiders his earpiece strategically fall out.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Saturday, 7 November 2020 22:18 (two weeks ago) link

We now have two former prime-ministers throwing shade on trump.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Saturday, 7 November 2020 22:27 (two weeks ago) link

I respectfully request that Joel fitzgibbon fuck himself with a lump of coal for justifying his position with this (also for being Joel fitzgibbon)

"We also need to talk to aspiration - those coalminers on $150,000, $200,000 a year, who have big mortgages but have worked hard, and made big decisions on behalf of their family, who can't afford to have politicians specifically close down their industries," he said

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 09:35 (two weeks ago) link

won't somebody think of the real battlers doing it hard on $200k

@oneposter (👍) (sic), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 09:40 (two weeks ago) link

just raise jobseeker to $200k, then we can get rid of coal and keep a livable biosphere. hire me as policy consultant Joel

@oneposter (👍) (sic), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 09:45 (two weeks ago) link

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

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 11:23 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) link

not enough grants imo

@oneposter (⛰️) (sic), Friday, 13 November 2020 10:34 (one week 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 (six days 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 (six days ago) link

it's official, war crimes

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

Quel surprise!

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

shades of Engadine

assert (MatthewK), Friday, 20 November 2020 10:08 (five days ago) link


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