August 02, 2003


Hugh Mackay brings happiness to all, reports the Bunyip. Strangely, Hugh handed in a similar sayonara column to the SMH, although that paper, unlike The Age, does not note it as his last.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 2, 2003 12:31 PM

I'm going to miss Hugh like I would miss hemarroids

Posted by: The Referee at August 2, 2003 at 01:24 PM

Please. Let it be so! *crosses fingers*

Posted by: Pedro the Ignorant at August 2, 2003 at 02:56 PM

I'm going to miss Hugh like I'd miss some self-righteous twerp who writes bullshit columns in a wanky newspaper.

Posted by: Gabor at August 2, 2003 at 05:02 PM

Do you think Hugh packed it in because we weren't taking him seriously enough? To pinch an expression from Peter Cole-Adam's in Saturday's Age, performing companies don't find success by booing the audience.

Posted by: steve at August 3, 2003 at 06:56 PM

Hugh Mackay's final observation. As herd animals, we like to hang with no more than about seven or eight other people.

Why? Because Hugh goes to pieces with more than that number at 'dinner parties'.

Goodbye Hugh. As I said once before, it's not about you, it's about what you write.

Posted by: ilibcc at August 4, 2003 at 12:16 PM