July 06, 2003


Everybody is in medically-induced comas while they recover from Fourth of July fireworks accidents, and so am I. Here’s a few old forgotten columns while I think up something new.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 6, 2003 06:29 AM

it occures to me that Mike Moore might have seen a nitch in Australia Canada England - so many anti-americans with full pockets, you know an enterprising American Capitalist might make a buck or two if he sells them what they want. Bet Columbine is a smash hit in Australia -. $8 a pop
you bunch of roobs. you got took. And Mike Moore has a concealed weapons carrying card. ha ha

Posted by: James D at July 6, 2003 at 11:01 AM


Any chance of you putting a whole lot of your Australian columns online: a Blair Archive so we can revisit some of the finest and most humourous writing to grace the Op Ed pages (sadly dominated by Chemical Margo, appalling Adele and the Adams chappy. Or maybe do a Steyn and have a collection of your finest.

Whatever happened to Imre?

Posted by: Jehangir at July 6, 2003 at 01:32 PM

The monkey rallies bit is brilliant.

Posted by: Random_Prose at July 6, 2003 at 07:07 PM

I met Imre briefly at Newcastle Uni. early this year... we didn't speak for very long, because he was packing up his office. Seems he got a job on the Australian, he's one of the people who write the editorials. You can tell, too - the humour content in the usually humourous editorials has risen as of late.
A pity, but - I used to enjoy reading Imres rants in the S.M.H. He's a big win for the Murdoch News corp...

Posted by: TimT at July 7, 2003 at 10:41 AM

Why can't we get Tim to persuade Imre to get himself a blog? Do you remember the belly laughs from reading one of Imre's columns in the Hilmer followed by reading one of Tim's in the OZ. Those were the days. The sort of laughs you get from Margo and Adele are more the sympathetic, pitying laughs and they ain't as good.

Posted by: Jehangir at July 7, 2003 at 10:56 AM