August 27, 2003


• EvilPundit continues the Indymedia roundup.

Myongwatch! is back.

• TVs Henry notes that Al Franken has adopted the Michael Moore defence.

• Paul and Carl’s (and Habib’s) formerly-troubled site is now regularly loadable.

• And we have new blogs from Darren Kaplan and Chris Chittleborough. Go say hi.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 27, 2003 03:39 AM

I have personally said many things I didn't mean to make a serious point -- as have many others on this site. Sometimes I even use a pseudonym. Would Henry consider me a liar?

Lighten up. If it isn't OK for Franken to impersonate a "Chasity activist" for the purpose of embarrasing Ashcroft, then it isn't OK for Kevin & Bean to embarrass Jacques Chirac by impersonating Jerry Lewis, and I frankly wouldn't want to live in a world where Jacques Chirac couldn't be humiliated.

Posted by: sean at August 27, 2003 at 11:10 AM

When I click on the p&c link, I get an unable to locate server error.

Posted by: Bruce H. at August 27, 2003 at 12:06 PM

We're moving to moveable type- stay tuned for updates, but should be back in 24 hrs.

Posted by: Habib Bickford at August 27, 2003 at 12:32 PM

My mum's blog was the original.

It just never went on line.

After the compulsory conversion to leftdom in her sixties, she took to ripping out op-ed pages from The Age, furiously underlining in red pen the more censorious bits from Hugh Mackay, Pamela Bone, Shaun Carney, Michelle Grattan and Robert Manne, adding her own comments in the margins, and attaching the articles to the refrigerator alongside the Community Aid Abroad calendar and Peace March circulars. (Family photos were relegated to the top of the TV, now perpetually tuned to ABC and SBS.)

A limited blog (fridgelog?) audience of family and friends would then add their own smart-alec comments and drawings. The forest of yellowing articles and overload of 'fridge magnets meant that occasionally a clump of them would fall off, revealing an early-nineties Mabo, a '96 Hanson protest or a '98 no-mandate for Howard's 48%.

A month or so ago, the 'fridge broke. A new one arrived, and a few days later, a new article appeared.

Hugh Mackay's last article for The Age. Red pen underlines everywhere.

Posted by: pooh at August 27, 2003 at 03:04 PM

I love that story, Pooh.

I ought to print it out and stick it on my fridge.

Posted by: Evil Pundit at August 27, 2003 at 05:25 PM

Thanks for the link ....
-- Chris

Posted by: Chris Chittleborough at August 28, 2003 at 01:36 PM