August 24, 2003


Short items:

•Not for nothing was he known as Lucky Lindy.

•Judging by this, PETA’s naked-chick-in-a-cage stunts have lost their crowd-pulling magic.

•Stephen Pollard reports that two-thirds of the e-mail he receives is insane:

That includes the usual anti-semitic rantings - my name, it seems, is not Pollard but Jew Boy - and the occasional rather implausible threat of violence ("We are coming to get you"). One fellow responded to a rant of mine against tennis - surely the most boring game ever invented? - with the almost sublime insult that "the only reason you hate tennis is because you are a fat bastard".

•Among the symptoms of computer virus infection: worm-turning headlines.

•And Ken Parish has written a fine essay on blogging, to which Bailz adds an important correction.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 24, 2003 08:57 PM

Tim, thought you would have posted on the passing of the man who inspired the greatest column title in Australian press history: Dyer 'ere

Posted by: slatts at August 24, 2003 at 10:56 PM

Pollard should quit worrying about descendants from the Planet Zarg and find out what happened to the Baigong Pyramid expedition.

Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at August 24, 2003 at 11:14 PM

I take it back. You have. Nice stuff.

Posted by: slatts at August 24, 2003 at 11:46 PM

Pollard is completely wrong. Golf is far more boring than tennis.

Posted by: Ken Summers at August 25, 2003 at 06:25 AM