August 21, 2003

BUY THE BUNYIP

Professor Bunyip wants to hawk his old mail to the National Library. And the National Library would be well advised to buy it, since the Profís correspondence with Land Rover parts dealers and slender female students would at least provide an entertaining -- if legally hazardous -- read, especially by comparison with the letters of David Marr, for which the National Library has already paid actual real money.

Unlike Marr, Iíve donated my vast documentary history free of charge. Thatís the kind of selfless, put-the-country-first type of guy I am.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 21, 2003 03:57 AM
Comments

Tim, you didn't forget to send them your new URL did you? I mean, future cultures cannot do without your immortal words. Not one of them should be lost, but the tax payer should pay for them indefinitively!

Posted by: Berend de Boer at August 21, 2003 at 11:01 AM

Seventy-one boxes, sixteen cartons and six folio boxes of stuff about (among others) Patrick White?

Dross.

Posted by: ilibcc at August 21, 2003 at 03:49 PM

Gives new meaning to the phrase "junk mail" doesn't it.

Wouldn't the taxpayer and the environment be better off if he had just put it all out on the collection night to be recycled.

Posted by: The GOP Elephant at August 22, 2003 at 12:16 AM

I understand he actually did that but it exceeded the local municipality's limit for recyclables.

Posted by: ilibcc at August 22, 2003 at 11:19 AM