February 06, 2004


From the insanely boastful Melbourne Age.

Posted by Tim Blair at February 6, 2004 09:58 AM

Thank God! I was waiting with bated breath, uncertain as to whether life was worth living, when suddenly--like a ray of light from above--that headline changed my life! Oh, the unutterable ecstacy of it all!

Posted by: Sam Barnes at February 6, 2004 at 10:13 AM

Man bites dog?

Posted by: Crank at February 6, 2004 at 10:23 AM

Thank God !! My budgie has nothing to shit on

Posted by: Captain Haddock at February 6, 2004 at 10:24 AM
Fairfax said that overnight production at The Age Print Centre at Tullamarine was near normal, and the print run was on time.

That almost reminds me of this:

The world's journalists had a cushy day when nothing newsworthy took place on planet Earth.

Well, at least The Age still managed to be on time!

Posted by: Marty at February 6, 2004 at 10:26 AM

They only print about six copies these days, it's not as if it's any great achievement. Apparently the new print place at Tullamarine is a branch of Photocopies'R'Us.

Posted by: ilibcc at February 6, 2004 at 10:48 AM

Bugger that it was printed at all. Tips on how to get the journos to strike, anyone? No LONG LUNCHES perhaps? No WINE?

Posted by: Fidens at February 6, 2004 at 12:21 PM

There's a real poetry to that headline, a bleak reflection of the impermanence of Time (not to mention Life), in its thrice-repeated obsession with time, aging, today...

Posted by: Mike G at February 6, 2004 at 01:23 PM

Bloody typical of The Age, only getting part of the story. The Addy came out on time, too.

Posted by: slatts at February 6, 2004 at 01:41 PM

That's one thing the Age has over we bloggers, in any event.

Posted by: Andrew at February 6, 2004 at 02:47 PM

Sure, the paper was printed on time, but the web page takes 100% of my computer's CPU for nearly a full minute to load. The hell they doing over there?

Posted by: Bovious at February 7, 2004 at 12:44 AM

And with all those workers out on strike it was probably done under budget as well! Raises for all management all around!

Posted by: charles austin at February 7, 2004 at 01:23 AM

Looks like they're trying to beat the New York Times's "Worthwhile Canadian Initiative" for most boring headline ever. (some explanation at my blog)

Posted by: Anthony at February 7, 2004 at 07:00 AM