September 18, 2003

LIVE CHAT ACTION

Tune in to Sydney ABC radio at 5.30pm to hear me on Richard Gloverís show, along with the Sydney Morning Heraldís Julia Baird and ABC TVís George Negus.

The language rules on Richardís show seem to be more relaxed of late. Mayhem may result.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 18, 2003 02:41 PM
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Lets all hope we can phone-in and tell Timbo how much we love his pies!

Go Bombers! (next year......)

Posted by: Jake D at September 18, 2003 at 03:14 PM

Does George Negus gesticulate and lean all over the place as much on radio as he does on TV?

He looks like a Jim Henson Muppet.

Posted by: ilibcc at September 18, 2003 at 03:50 PM

For all those Americans pondering what are Aussie leagure rules the link `language rules is a fair summary' , though one clarification is in order.

There are 4 sets of umpires.The guys who stands in the middle of the white sticks dressed in white coat and tie, because he decides the scoring, players clamp their jaws tight.

Boundary umpires ,guys who are confined to the spectator side of the oval white line.Unlike specctators though, he is allowed to snatch the ball and throw it,throw mind you, the skin back over his head.

Then the guys who, this Saturday, are allowed to gambol among the mud wrestling penguins and swambeasts. He gets to blow a whistle and throw the ball, in the centre, onto the mud,when he can get his mits on it.

The other guys just gambol about.

When ump blows whistle,the rules of the game hold as demonstrated in T.B.'s Language Rules link.This is why, they had to change the colour of the ump's. clothing.

Posted by: d at September 18, 2003 at 03:58 PM

So are you going to announce your intention to stop pretending to be a courageous journalist and instead enlist to become a brave soldier who will defend our nation with all your body and soul and not just your big loud mouth of hate and lies. Get to it Tim. Or is there always someone else's son to fight the wars you think we need to have. You are such a fraud Tim.

Posted by: White Bread at September 18, 2003 at 05:15 PM

YAY! Whitey is back!

Posted by: tim at September 18, 2003 at 05:17 PM

Is it lunchtime yet?

Posted by: Fork at September 18, 2003 at 06:07 PM

There's some bread in the fridge.

Posted by: d at September 18, 2003 at 06:16 PM

This is for the archives -- let it be on the record that I agreed with d.

Posted by: Fork at September 18, 2003 at 07:08 PM

Who's the girl/guy with the army/enlisting fixation? Is she/he for real? Or is she/he just into crisp uniforms and leather boots?

Posted by: roscoe p coltrane at September 18, 2003 at 07:51 PM

Completely for real. Considers this a crushing argument.

Has a mental malady.

Posted by: Fork at September 18, 2003 at 07:57 PM

He/she/it also posts as "Big Hawk," "zMit," and "labor pimp."

Posted by: Andrea Harris at September 18, 2003 at 09:54 PM

Ask Goerge Fungus why he is such a twat.

Posted by: habib bickford at September 18, 2003 at 11:23 PM

I'll kick 20 real US$ to paypal.

Posted by: habib bickford at September 18, 2003 at 11:24 PM

Gad, Fork , I dropped the coffee when you mentioned you agreed for once. Your'e a gent Fork.

Posted by: d at September 19, 2003 at 10:12 AM

Wot! Timmy B on our ABC?? Say it isn't so! What happened to the good old lefty-commy-pinko bias?

Bring back Margo, sez I!!!

Posted by: Nemesis at September 19, 2003 at 12:52 PM