The Australian Zeitgeist Tracking Thread

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Couldn't get Engadine in there and this guy.

Captain GetUp is Coming for Your Democracy Sausage

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:40 (five months ago) link

“astroturfing lobby group is bad” — astroturfing lobby group

seedy ron (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:45 (five months ago) link

Is it just me or does ScoMo look like he's eating a turd, there.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:53 (five months ago) link

cannibalism imo

seedy ron (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 11 April 2019 01:11 (five months ago) link

Trayce I'm p sure it's coming *out* of there

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 11 April 2019 02:27 (five months ago) link

lol @ both of yers.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 11 April 2019 06:38 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

On my walk to the tram this morning I found an abandoned go11iw0g on the pavement. Adored childhood toy or not I stuffed it straight in the nearest bin. It still astounds me how this shit hasn’t some level of acceptability here, only a couple of years ago the mother and baby store was displaying these nasty things in the window.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 22:00 (four months ago) link

I'm p sure that it's because we had such a low proportion of non-white African immigrants - it literally never registered with ppl as representing anything about humans, just a fantasy figure from British childrens books. which we had vastly more of than local ones, and substantially more than American ones.

blokes you can't rust (sic), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:01 (four months ago) link

every single time i see golliwogs for sale in australia, they’re being sold by old white people in the outer suburbs or a country town. every single time.

btw props to ios for autocorrecting away “golliwogs”. good work apple.

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:02 (four months ago) link

one of my first sewing machine lessons with my grandma was making a golliwog when i was like 10

ahoy small country town :(

oof

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 05:00 (four months ago) link

wow, and in country australia at 10 years old (pre-internet) you can’t possibly know what’s going on

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 05:55 (four months ago) link

I’ve seen them for sale in Thornbury and CBD Melbourne in recent years.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 06:31 (four months ago) link

Displayed prominently in windows for fucks sake.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 06:32 (four months ago) link

sometimes it just feels like they’re making a point about their right to be arseholes

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 06:57 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

from a youtube comment under Teenage Mullet Fury:

The 'unisex salon' joke was funny when this video came out in the 90's. Back then Aus society still had (and glorified) the differences in the sexes. Guys wouldn't go to 'unisex' salons without getting bagged. So this video was once at the forefront of feminist cultural marxism. Fuck Merrick & Rosso, your funny cunts but faaarrk, look what your helping

blokes you can't rust (sic), Thursday, 16 May 2019 09:22 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

the right: businesses should be allowed to do anything

also the right: how dare businesses stand up against homophobia

Tokyo Ghetto Stüssy (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 10:39 (two months ago) link

why does peter dutton always look as if he’s wearing a stocking over his head

estela, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 10:53 (two months ago) link

I always knew this country had problems, but the absolute astonishing shameless stupidity of pretty much everyone in public life remains surprising.

hey remember when labor lost to scott morrison & peter dutton because they chose a weird unit wife guy to be their leader? hilarious

Tokyo Ghetto Stüssy (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 11:25 (two months ago) link

hey remember when the press conspired to return the worst government in australian history and everyone blamed bill shorten? hilarious

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 28 June 2019 23:11 (two months ago) link

not having a go at you kbp, just fucked off with the sudden narrative that bill was “”””””unelectable””””””

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 28 June 2019 23:12 (two months ago) link

^^^^^^^ this

also hello COGH, I never forgot you

oh, boy, .GIF! That's where I'm a Viking! (edwardo), Saturday, 29 June 2019 06:30 (two months ago) link

everyone is to blame

(except me)

Tokyo Ghetto Stüssy (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 29 June 2019 13:51 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

The unflushable turd has popped up to bang on about wind farms.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 19 July 2019 08:19 (two months ago) link

Was about to start a weekly poll on here called "The dumbest, simplistic thing said this week by the mouth breather prime minister" but there's just too many nominations, folks.

Tokyo Ghetto Stüssy (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 20 July 2019 01:48 (two months ago) link

Just start a rolling thread

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 20 July 2019 01:50 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Fuck this tepid labor shower of shites. When even the liberal party can find room for a real live communist it’s time to stop vacillating on the progressive issues of the day. Some of the damper parts of Queensland are on fire and you’re still worried about pissing of the knuckle staggers in the bush.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:57 (one week ago) link

The policy of capitulation-but-worse doesn't even make electoral sense. You're going to spend three years standing up for homophobia and police states and fracking and complaining that the concentration camps aren't harsh enough, in order to... win over 3.2% of LNP voters? While somehow assuming that you're not going to lose a massive chunk of your regular voters?

Abbott got in by relentlessly spending eight hours a day, six days a week sledging a government that was actually doing pretty well and passing lots of decent legislation. Perhaps you might motivate people by deciding to be in opposition, and talking about how the govt are doing horrible things that will destroy individuals' lives and the ecosystem? Just an idea!

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 01:38 (one week ago) link

Appeal to farmers by talking every fucking day about how climate change is going to fuck them sooner and worse than everyone else.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 01:39 (one week ago) link

What the fuck is the ALP for. They'd rather vote against anything worthwhile on the basis that the Green support it than actually stand for anything.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 01:41 (one week ago) link

i have all but stopped paying attention to all politics since the election. we have no control, bigots and fuckheads have corrupted democracy, and the country is too fucking stupid to see any of this. it’s over. australia is over.

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 02:02 (one week ago) link

fuckheads have corrupted democracy

stopped-clock peripatetic PM Kev07 citing the Nine absorption of Fairfax as the death of free media in the country in a lecture about Murdoch

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 04:08 (one week ago) link

he’s our best ally right now

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 04:35 (one week ago) link

I feel like our governments are just running the clock down, concentrating on making as much money as possible while waiting for the shit to hit the fan.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 05:42 (one week ago) link

that smug fucking head is THEE number one reason i refuse to watch leanback fta television under any circumstances

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 06:12 (one week ago) link

i refuse to be ambushed by neonazis on a daily basis tyvm

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 06:13 (one week ago) link

You're going to spend three years standing up for homophobia and police states and fracking and complaining that the concentration camps aren't harsh enough, in order to... win over 3.2% of LNP voters? While somehow assuming that you're not going to lose a massive chunk of your regular voters?

Thing is, Labor bet (not entirely irrationally) on votes lost to the left trickling back to them via preferences in most federal lower house seats. (Melbourne being the most reliable exception recently.) Greens first-preference votes, for example, end up in the Labor pile after distribution some 90% of the time. (That was Antony Green's estimate recently.) Labor may ridicule Green (et al) voters but they know they're unlikely to preference LNP over Labor any time soon no matter how underwhelming they are.

It's luvly that we can at least now let our senate preference exhaust without any risk of inadvertently helping install either Labor or LNP in the lower house. (After electoral changes vigorously opposed by Labor, naturally.)

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 06:54 (one week ago) link

Er, "install either Labor or LNP in the UPPER house" rather.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 06:56 (one week ago) link

don't even know how fucking shit this country has gotten, I mean, it's more fucking shit than ever *and* it's going up in flames

anyway here's Chris Uhlmann taking photos of public toilets

Tokyo Ghetto Stüssy (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 11:32 (one week ago) link

I mean, you see stuff like this, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/10/australians-increasingly-fear-climate-change-related-drought-and-extinctions

and you think, well, they're not THAT concerned because they keep voting in the same coal shills and even then the ALP are a bunch of pissweak cunts when it comes to taking a stand on the environment

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:42 (one week ago) link

They fear its effect on coastal property values while declining to take any action that would impede them from driving around in large plastic living rooms and renovating their houses with acres of giant cream tiles and cement render.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 12 September 2019 01:18 (one week ago) link

Good things about Australia in 2019:

1. Baby John Burgess' Twitter account
2. Um, that's about it

Tokyo Ghetto Stüssy (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:27 (one week ago) link

Oh, well, a whole bunch of those National-voting fuckwits are about to run out of water. I guess it's possible they MIGHT realise voting against protecting the land you rely on because the bigot arguing to destroy it is wearing an akubra is not a long-term plan for success.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Monday, 16 September 2019 00:14 (six days ago) link

There might be a fatal flaw in this hang the environmental impact studies and let’s build more dams strategy - if it doesn’t fucking rain.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 16 September 2019 00:42 (six days ago) link

Also stop growing cotton.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 16 September 2019 00:42 (six days ago) link

We need Fran Kelly back on RN Breakfast. McCormac should not have been allowed to get away with his 'Fuck the Frogs, dig the dams and the rain will magically appear schtick'.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 16 September 2019 04:03 (six days ago) link

I'm pretty sure farmers more than anyone are well aware of climate change and its looming problems, theyre not stupid. But yes, why the fuck we grow cotton or rice in this country I dont know.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 16 September 2019 04:23 (six days ago) link

Oh, well, a whole bunch of those National-voting fuckwits are about to run out of water. I guess it's possible they MIGHT realise voting against protecting the land you rely on because the bigot arguing to destroy it is wearing an akubra is not a long-term plan for success.

just imagine how much worse it’d have been under labor! JUST IMAGINE

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 16 September 2019 05:39 (six days ago) link

The current lab hand-wringing and vacillating makes me worry that their policy might be to wear a different coloured akubra hat.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 16 September 2019 05:40 (six days ago) link


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