November 15, 2004


The Wog is on the road! She's headed for Kingaroy, possibly to stage a coup. Hit the link for details of her encounter with a Studebaker, a miniature Ayers Rock (possibly a relic from the doomed theme park run by Mike and Mal Leyland) and a brontosaurus.

Ken Parish fumes about "the increasingly repellant Tim Blair and his gang of mongrel dogs masquerading as human beings". Man, I knew those grandmother posts were risky, but I never expected this.

Find the secret message hidden within a Sorry Picture.

Congratulations to Mohammed, Omar, and Ali:

Today we celebrate the 1st anniversary of this blog. We sat together recalling the early moments in the life of Iraq the model, reliving the moments of happiness and grief and the huge magnitude of events weve been through in the past twelve months where tears mixed with smiles, anger and dreams....its been a long year.

You will want to read this sensational piece from Iowahawk.

Via Scott Campbell, news of the great Farsi blog explosion:

Web logs have emerged into more than a mere cacophony of newfound but uninformed voices. Not only do blogs plug holes in emerging history, they may even change it by reaching the parts that freedom does not. In Iran, several anti-government newspapers have been closed down, but the Iranian blogosphere is booming, with 6,000 separate blogs. Farsi is now the fourth most widely used language on web logs.

Bloggers will converge on the Clock Hotel in Sydney this Friday for a Grogblogging Festival. Id intended to go, but cant due to another commitment; if I do make it, itll be late, after all the violence.

Posted by Tim Blair at November 15, 2004 11:05 PM

Gee, Mr. Parrish seems a little... tense. Does anyone want to take up a collection to send him a window a/c unit?


Oh well, I guess he'll just have to sweat and stew. But I tried! Because I care.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at November 15, 2004 at 11:24 PM

"I expect Blair to write purile crap for the sake of it, but expected better from you, Ken"

"the increasingly repellant Tim Blair and his gang of mongrel dogs masquerading as human beings"

As a mongrel dog, it's quite impressive that I know how to spell "puerile". It comes from the latin "puer", meaning a child or a boy.

"Repellant" is marginally accceptably as a result of persistent misspelling.

I, personally, would prefer to be referred to as a "human being masquerading as a mongrel dog". I seem to have all of the principal characteristics of a human male, but not all of those of a mongrel dog.

Most of the mongrel dogs I know (including my own dear, departed amigo) are gentle, loving, protective, patient, loyal and brave.

How many human beings are like that?

Posted by: jlchydro at November 15, 2004 at 11:47 PM

Reading Ken's blog is like finding out that your accountant snorts coke. Shouldn't lawyers be more restrained or sensible or something...?

Posted by: Aken at November 16, 2004 at 12:10 AM

Who let the dogs out?
Bark, bark, bark!
Who let the dogs out?
Bark, bark, bark!
Who let the dogs out?
Bark, bark, bark!

Son, you can bark with the big dogs or you can mewl with the pussies, take your pick...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at November 16, 2004 at 12:28 AM

Dear World,

I'm really sorry about not stopping the imperialist war machine that removed the peace-loving regimes of the Taliban and Saddam Hussein. My bad. If I had it my way the Iraqis would still be flying kites in the happy valley portrayed by Michael Moore.

And I also want to say I'm sorry to the Afghani people whose women are now forced to go out into the workforce instead of staying at home. And here's a sorry shoutout to the Afghanis who had their recent election stolen by the American puppet Karzai with the help of his allies from Diebold and Halliburton. I share your pain since we went through the same thing here recently.

And I really want to beg the forgiveness of the people of Fallujah for American soldiers razing your village in a fashion reminiscent of Jenjis Khan and killing the Iraqi minutemen who were just trying to set up a peace-loving theocracy in the manner of the Taliban unlike the war-mongering theocracy being established by the George W. Bush.

I'm a really, really sorry human being.

Yours in deep regret,

Randal "Moonbat" Robinson

Posted by: Randal Robinson at November 16, 2004 at 12:47 AM

Ha! so old Kenny Pooh has his panties in a twist over comments made about Niall. Dear, dear, I think most people were holding back.

Posted by: nic at November 16, 2004 at 09:48 AM