December 06, 2004


It was my privilege on Saturday to join the ugly faces of the Australian Right (scroll down) in an ugly fest that out-uglied the ugliest that the Left can ever possibly produce. Highlight of the night: Kev Gillett spilled an entire schooner of beer all over the front of my pants, then, in the genial manner of an experienced combat veteran, calmly declined to accept any responsibility whatsoever. Professor Bunyip -- now returned to blogging -- must meet this man.

In other Brisbane news, I'm shown here keeping it real with The Kids™, many of whom failed to assault me after I'd insulted their world-view during this Brisbane arts festival I spoke at. Actually, everybody was sweet and feisty, and an alarming number were regular readers of this site; much thanks to the Straight Out of Brisbane people for inviting me, and to Paul Bickford for arranging drinks. Thanks too to the folks who kept this site alive while I was otherwise occupied. Best thread ever!

Posted by Tim Blair at December 6, 2004 02:59 AM

From the thumbnails I was worried for a minute there that you were the guy with the yellow socks.

I would have thought SOOB would have been a bit bigger than that little room, oh well.

Posted by: Nic White at December 6, 2004 at 03:16 AM

Damn right we kept this joint jumpin'. Don't do it again Blair because the trolls were getting really testy.

Posted by: Gary at December 6, 2004 at 10:45 AM

Sounds like a whiz banger of a time. Sorry Kev wasted a good beer.

By the have a new Aussie Blogger. I helped Gary at The Coober Pedy News get set up in Blogdom. He's now open for business at: The Coober Pedy Blog

Posted by: Wallace-Midland, Texas at December 6, 2004 at 02:10 PM

You know, Kev looks like Bruce Ruxton from a certain angle.

Posted by: Quentin George at December 6, 2004 at 07:08 PM