January 29, 2004


A Labor conference is taking place in Sydney this weekend, so Iím fleeing to Melbourne. Posts will be infrequent until Monday at least, so take this opportunity to scroll deeply through the recommended sites listed at left.

Or -- hereís an idea -- start your own blog! Many commenters at this site are too clever to remain forever in comment-land. Speak up, and join the oppression!

Posted by Tim Blair at January 29, 2004 01:53 AM

I already have. I have 2 readers. I'd like more, please.

Go Magpies.

Posted by: Easycure at January 29, 2004 at 02:22 AM

A blog, eh? Now there's an idea.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 29, 2004 at 02:29 AM

Lucky you Tim, the Melbourne option. Me, I'll be deep undercover this weekend, carting the bastards home in my cab. Hmmm.......I can feel a Post or two coming on. Stand by base.....

Posted by: jafa at January 29, 2004 at 03:07 AM

I'll be moving to West Virginia soon, so I won't have to worry about invasions by anybody for anything (unless it's a posse formed to go after Robert Byrd...).

Posted by: Jerry at January 29, 2004 at 03:24 AM

Coincidentally, I just set up my first blog just last night. (Looks like crap, and not much there, yet, but I'm working on it.) So in my case, Tim, you're practically psychic. Except about the too clever part.

Posted by: scott h. at January 29, 2004 at 04:13 AM

You might want to stop by my blog where I'm currently celebrating my win over Dennis Kucinich in the New Hampshire primary.

Posted by: Randal Robinson at January 29, 2004 at 05:18 AM

Ah, but does YOUR blog have amateur-looking cartoons depicting Micheal Moore as Jabba the Hut and a bunch of mediocre writing? My newborn blog does ...

Posted by: Bill at January 29, 2004 at 05:45 AM

Oh Tim (blush) well I really wouldn't say I was that clever.. oh you meant your 'other' readers? Fuck you, Blair!

Posted by: Amos at January 29, 2004 at 08:34 AM

I speak for the legions of very smart AND lazy folk who would rather just cruise than go to effort of starting a blog and doing stuff.

Maybe smart people (like you Tim) get off of their butts and DO stuff - good for you.

VERY smart folk are too clever to do any such thing. The difference between the smart and the very smart are that it is the smart that are running around achieving, the very smart are laying back relaxing, watching the smart work up a sweat ...

Thanks Tim for getting this blog up and running, and keeping it going just so I can occasionally let off a bit of steam. You're a real sport.

Posted by: Robert Blair at January 29, 2004 at 09:17 AM

Unless a blog comes with spell-checker I'd be stuffed. Would give me a good excuse to wank on about bikes more though....hmmmm

Posted by: Jake D at January 29, 2004 at 09:44 AM

My blog is usually used to deliver insults. Margo Kingston is to be the next recipient.

Posted by: Marty at January 29, 2004 at 10:58 AM

They should do Galloway for treason. That a Scot could be so disloyal to the United Kingdom is a profound disgrace to Albannach everywhere.

Posted by: Mike Jericho at January 29, 2004 at 12:37 PM

How about "Jake Venom's World Of Bikes"?

or "Jake Iron - Man of Steel"

or "Nigel Skank's Home PC Review Site" - maybe not enough bikes

I've got a thousand of 'em - all crap!

Posted by: Jake D at January 29, 2004 at 03:28 PM

Today, brunching as a resturaunt, I ran into a former Premier and gave him you blog's address. So the word spreads.

Posted by: sue at January 29, 2004 at 04:25 PM

Brunch ? Not Lunch ?
also which premier was it? Was he/she also brunching "as a restaraunt" ?

Posted by: Johnny Wishbone at January 30, 2004 at 10:56 AM

Let's try and figure it out.

John Cain would be brunching on bacon and eggs and a pot of tea with some old-school union comrades in High Street, Northcote; Joan Kirner would be having cafe lattes and blueberry muffins in The Strand in Williamstown with the power girls; while Jeff Kennett might be seen in the other High Street - Armadale - having an early bowl of pasta or a BLT with the Hungarian Viszlas tied up out the front.

So which one was it, Sue?

Posted by: ilibcc at January 30, 2004 at 12:05 PM

Why is Tim fleeing Labor's "faceless men". I think a great shot would be Tim standing outside the conference in the rain, ala Arthur Calwell. (or was it Evatt, I forget.)

Posted by: Quentin George at February 1, 2004 at 10:24 AM