April 07, 2004


Mentioned in this week’s Continuing Crisis column for The Bulletin are Fat Louie, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Yasser Arafat, Sheik Ahmed Yassin, Luke Schenscher, David Marr, Peter Costello, Sheikh Taj el-Din al Hilaly, Kerry Nettle, and Mark Latham.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 7, 2004 03:49 AM

Tim Blair:

"the amount of arts coverage on all radio and television diminished in the years between 1992 and 2002",

It's worse than that, according to the newspapers:

Cultural content on ABC TV, radio and online declined rapidly in the decade from 1992 to 2002, according to the study, titled Arts Programming on ABC Radio, Television and Online Report.

There's less cultural content online in 2002 than in 1992! It has less than nothing!

Posted by: Andjam at April 7, 2004 at 11:06 AM

I am not a gear head but I have trained a friend's 6 year old son to wind down the window and say "Nice Landy, mate" whenever he sees a Defender or Series Land Rover.

I have also been his counsellor on utes. Interestingly when I took him at age 5 to see a new HSV Maloo at the show, he was dismissive. "That's not a ute". Apparently he reckons those aluminium lids disqualify from ute status. "You can't get anything big in the back"

Does this entitle me to "Car Uncle" status?

Posted by: James Hamilton at April 7, 2004 at 12:22 PM

Bush is also using the phrase "Cut and run" to describe what he won't be doing with Iraq.

Oh, and there's complaints about an arbitrary date ... by John Kerry talking about the June 30 handover. I hope the American anti-war militants and the Aussie anti-war militants don't get their messages mixed up.

Posted by: Andjam at April 7, 2004 at 07:43 PM


I sent you a snail-mail letter c/- The Bulletin containinmg a hard copy of a small newsletter I edit with a mentioon of this blog. I got it back with a stamp on it saying they'd never heard of you.

Posted by: Hal Colebatch at April 7, 2004 at 08:45 PM

Sorry, I should make clear from my last post that it is fairly obvioous they have heard of you, but I suggest their letter-sorters may leave something to be desired.

Posted by: Hal Colebatch at April 7, 2004 at 08:48 PM

The Luke Schenser shirt is a take off of an Andre the Giant (wrestler from the 80's) sticker campaign done by skateboarders in the last 5-6 years... which makes it that much more funny.

Posted by: pete at April 8, 2004 at 03:37 AM

You forgot yourself. You forgot to mention that you will mention yourself. Such modesty.

Posted by: Miranda Divide at April 8, 2004 at 08:22 AM

The Simple Life: Greens party girl Kerry Nettle is exposed to the puzzling world of people who run businesses, hire employees, and otherwise contribute to society in useful ways.

Old Win98 box bought from a fellow at work: $100
Low-speed dial-up internet connection: $20
Reading timblair.spleenville.com: Priceless

Posted by: Timothy Lang at April 8, 2004 at 10:42 AM

You also got the headline wrong: it's The Column that Cuts and Pastes, remember?

Posted by: Miranda Divide at April 10, 2004 at 09:45 AM