September 04, 2003


• Professor Bunyip and reader Anthony Carr unearth some number trouble at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

• Iain Murray farewells a wrestling great.

• Bernard Slattery comments favourably on the Mini’s unique twin airbag safety feature.

• Electric Venom discovers what Saddam was really looking for in Nigeria.

• Tony the Teacher makes a bold prediction.

• Joanne Jacobs visits the blakbored jungel.

• Jim Treacher re-introduces reader interactivity.

• Scott Wickstein notes that Paul Keating’s celebrated “vision” was characterised by Sydneycentric narrowness.

• Peter Kerr finds someone prepared to defend Abu Bakar Bashir.

• And Natalie Solent composes the single best sentence of the year thus far:

You've got to hand it to those cows, they know how to bag themselves up.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 4, 2003 02:45 PM

Paul Keating, former Australia Prime Minister:

'Those who militantly defend the conservative orthodoxy see all change as an affront to the past, especially their view of the past - whereas knowing the past and seeing it for what it is, with all its blemishes, allows us to divine our destiny for our appointment with reality.'

Time to put Don Watson on the payroll again Paulie. God knows you get a generous enough pension.

Posted by: ilibcc at September 4, 2003 at 04:43 PM

the blogmire is reduced to cutting and pasting from other blogs now. will life-at-one-remove ever be the same? Will he ever get a "real" job?

Posted by: Miranda Divide at September 4, 2003 at 10:00 PM