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June 15, 2012

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  1. June 15, 2012 4:46 pm

    In my relentless pursuit of journalistic excellence, I’m thinking of creating a new blog that more realistically reflects our lofty standards of journalism.

    Initial thoughts are ” Tabloid Trash”..

    Any other thoughts, views, opinions…?

    Personally i’m finding ” the Farnham report” to be a little too pompus and prentious, but maybethat’s just me…

    Appreciatevany thoughts you may have….

  2. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 15, 2012 4:52 pm

    How about “Cash for Comment”?

    …and get the credit card details of some WCP and start taking some money out whenever they post a comment!

  3. June 15, 2012 4:55 pm

    Good thinking Tom. Extra points for ingenuity….!

  4. June 15, 2012 5:22 pm

    Howz about…

    FUCK YOUZE ALL & THEM THAR HORSES WHAT YOUZE RODE IN ON

  5. June 15, 2012 5:34 pm

    That works.

  6. el gordo permalink
    June 15, 2012 5:38 pm

    Yellow Rag

    ‘In 1893 The New York World newspaper issued a yellow colored supplement in which it highlighted specific news stories. Critics of the paper labeled it “yellow journalism” indicating it was sensationalistic news, and the name stuck.’

  7. June 15, 2012 5:54 pm

    I’ve had a couple of days to digest what I saw…& I still reckon that NRL is boooooring crud.

    My god man! if State of Origin epitomises the pinnacle of the sport then I shudder to think how woeful the bog standard, poorly patronised matches of the regular season are. The fuckers hit hard, some of them can run, but it’s otherwise just a talentless flogfest.

    No wonder it’s confined to one fringe of the country.

    unfknblvbl

    * I hope Queensland puts those blue wearing fucktards back in their box btw. What a crowd full of generic blue morons! Hilarious that they got so excited about barely scraping through.

  8. June 15, 2012 5:56 pm

    😆

    Do I get the ca$h now?

    The rapists in SA are pumping up my electricity (again) by 18% on July 1 & I need a bit of a boost.

    Fuck only knows how the low to average income earner can cope. [seriously]

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    June 15, 2012 6:00 pm

    BLOG

    THE Blog

    RIGHTWHINGERS RETREAT

    FACTS FIGURES & FUCKUPS

    TRUTH LIES & OTHER BULLSHIT

    TOM’S TRIBUNE

    REB’S RETREAT

    NEWS.CQM.AU

    SAY SOMETHING

    JUMMY’S JESTERS

    WILT YER KILT

    I DON’T FKN KNOW!

    THE POST

    FRED’S FRED

    TFR

    THE ACRONIST (sic)

    WGAF!

    Actually I have no problem with The Farnham Report (knowing where it came from 🙂 )

    I just like brainstorming …

  10. el gordo permalink
    June 15, 2012 6:04 pm

    ‘Fuck only knows how the low to average income earner can cope. [seriously]’

    Up my way everything has gone dead quiet and all the ‘very small businesses’ (VSB) are not sure of the cause.

    Is it the European contagion or that fkn tax?

  11. TB Queensland permalink
    June 15, 2012 6:04 pm

    BTW … Who TF showed Toillette how to do bloody BOLDING! 😯

  12. TB Queensland permalink
    June 15, 2012 6:08 pm

    Off to play with my new “patio fire” by Jamie Drury … its colder than fkn Taswegia here tonight!

    BTW where’s KL? I miss her critiques of the boofhead posts …

    In the interests of fairness, James, is MIA too … either studies are getting harder or he has another bairn on the way!

    (James’ absence might explain KL’s … nothing else worth pulling to pieces!)

    KL … let us know your OK (leg ‘n’ all?)

  13. June 15, 2012 6:35 pm

    James is probably hiding in his bomb shelter, trembling very busy!

  14. June 15, 2012 6:37 pm

    Noone is man enough to even try and defend that mundane sport.

    Figures.

    It would be like defending The Wombles.

  15. el gordo permalink
    June 15, 2012 8:27 pm

    This story has slipped under the radar…it now seems certain Richard Torbay will take New England from Windsor.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/nationals-enlist-richard-torbay-to-tackle-tony-windsor-in-new-england/story-fn59niix-1226396083139

    Bright fellow, very capable by all accounts.

  16. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 15, 2012 8:59 pm

    “Noone is man enough to even try and defend that mundane sport.”

    I sort of understand what you are trying to say. It is interesting that we play cricket in summer but split up in winter. You can tell what State you are in by looking at the goal posts on a sporting field. I do not think there would be too many Rugby posts in Victoria, SA, WA and Tassie.

    When I was young i hated watching cricket but could not wait for the Rugby League season to start. But i hated Rugby Union. So boring.

    You forgot to mention New Zealand. Both Islands play Rugby (mainly Union).

    I like watching Aussie Rules but if it is so good how come no-one else wants to play it??

    I think Chess is boring to watch but it turns on some people.

  17. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 15, 2012 9:51 pm

    Just been out for another Italian meal and a bottle of 2005 Heathcote Shiraz.

    I say we should get rid of Olympic ribbon twirling and the like, and introduce wine tasting as an Olympic sport. Give all of us a chance for glory.

    ”I think, Bob, that’s an insipid light Bordeaux, 2004, not that I’d actually buy it”

    gold, Gold, GOLD

    Go Aussies!!!
    (oi, oi, oi)

  18. Meta permalink
    June 16, 2012 3:00 am

    (Don’t tempt moi.)

  19. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 16, 2012 3:42 am

    BTW … Who TF showed Toillette how to do bloody BOLDING!

    and capitals 😉

    KL … let us know your OK (leg ‘n’ all?)

    Course I’m OK TB, thanks for being concerned for me. I’ve been busy with family visiting, my niece brought her 9 mth old son with her, I haven’t seen him since he was newly born, he is gorgeous…an absolute delight!

    I’ve been way too busy to drop in on you lot! 😆

  20. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 16, 2012 3:25 pm

    “I’ve been way too busy to drop in on you lot!

    Family is no excuse, you show some commitment to defending the indefensible.

  21. TB Queensland permalink
    June 16, 2012 3:50 pm

    I’ve been way too busy to drop in on you lot!

    LOL! Nice to hear! I often have that same sensation! 😉

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    sreb! My morning walks are very good for “thimking” … this popped into my head as I got to the halfway mark (only do an hour) …

    THE THINKWELL … (mainly ’cause none of us do much of that … 😆 )

    or THIMKWELL might be a goer … 🙄

  22. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 16, 2012 5:46 pm

    “The Political Pork Sword”

  23. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 16, 2012 6:53 pm

    Tonight it’s a Wolf Blass Grey label 2006 McLaren Vale Shiraz.

    Isn’t anyone else interested in lobbying to make wine tasting an Olympic sport?

  24. Tony permalink
    June 16, 2012 7:44 pm

    Uh oh, ToM. Please explain 😉 . . .

    ‘The perceptual ambiguity of wine helps explain why contextual influences —say, the look of a label, or the price tag on the bottle — can profoundly influence expert judgment. This was nicely demonstrated in a mischievous 2001 experiment led by Frédéric Brochet at the University of Bordeaux. In the first test, Brochet invited fifty-seven wine experts and asked them to give their impressions of what looked like two glasses of red and white wine. The wines were actually the same white wine, one of which had been tinted red with food coloring. But that didn’t stop the experts from describing the “red” wine in language typically used to describe red wines. One expert praised its “jamminess,” while another enjoyed its “crushed red fruit.”

    ‘The second test Brochet conducted was even more damning. He took a middling Bordeaux and served it in two different bottles. One bottle bore the label of a fancy grand cru, the other of an ordinary vin de table. Although they were being served the exact same wine, the experts gave the bottles nearly opposite descriptions. The grand cru was summarized as being “agreeable,” “woody,” “complex,” “balanced,” and “rounded,” while the most popular adjectives for the vin de table included “weak,” “short,” “light,” “flat,” and “faulty.”’

    Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/frontal-cortex/2012/06/wine-taste.html#ixzz1xwpQv0eS

  25. rabbit permalink
    June 16, 2012 7:45 pm

    A new name…how about ‘Victoria’s Basement’…although I think it’s already taken.

  26. el gordo permalink
    June 16, 2012 8:59 pm

    SPARROW STARVERS

  27. June 16, 2012 10:59 pm

    Tom, I’m one hundred and ten per cent behind the idea to make wine tasting an Olympic sport.

    For far too long the so-called ribbon twirrlers have had free reign without any fear of performance expectations or living up to superlative standards.

    God only knows how long these “freaks” have been getting away with their performance enhanced fannying about without any scrutiny from the relevant authorities.

    It’s a disgrace!

    what we need, as you rightly point out, is a whole new breed of Olympic sports that accurately reflect today’s modern society.

    I envisage “who can snort the longestline of coke” as well as who can inject the most heroin without getting the nods, being popular contendors….

  28. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 16, 2012 11:28 pm

    ”Frédéric Brochet at the University of Bordeaux…”

    No need to say any more Tony. That stuff is lolly water, but with less character. There is no complexity, it’s light raspberry with a hint of alcohol.

    For real flavour, you need a decent Aussie (OI!OI!OI!) red that tears the back out of your throat!

  29. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 16, 2012 11:51 pm

    I’m a fan of the old bloke’s triathlon-
    1. Wine tasting
    2. Talking to blondes
    3. Excuses for getting home at 5

  30. June 17, 2012 12:45 pm

    The Wine Circle?

    Or perhaps The Whine Circle. 😉

  31. el gordo permalink
    June 17, 2012 12:53 pm

    Heath Aston writes a good yarn about a relaxed culture.

    ‘Mr O’Farrell found himself punted from a cab in the pouring rain at Merrylands last Monday.’

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/theres-a-premier-waiting-for-you-taxi-20120616-20gp1.html#ixzz1y10IAPoO

  32. el gordo permalink
    June 17, 2012 1:23 pm

    Thinking about a new blog name…down market is best, like ‘gutter trash’ yet more uniquely Australian.

    ———

    It now seems likely that Gina will keep Fairfax digital and maintain the country stable. Vexnews is running with the SMH and The Age will be dumped.

  33. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 17, 2012 3:52 pm

    Whine Tossers Anomous

  34. TB Queensland permalink
    June 17, 2012 4:09 pm

    Thinking about a new blog name…down market is best, like ‘gutter trash’ yet more uniquely Australian.

    Ya mean loike, THE DUNNY DOOR

  35. June 17, 2012 4:48 pm

    This Toilet Earth is already taken! 😯

  36. TB Queensland permalink
    June 17, 2012 5:19 pm

    THE BUMTREE POST

  37. TB Queensland permalink
    June 17, 2012 5:20 pm

    TOSSERS TAILS

  38. TB Queensland permalink
    June 17, 2012 5:22 pm

    I see we’re all hard a work and nary fkn word from the Blogmasta … typical wannabe Robber meedja Baron …

    Drink, boy! Quickly, quickly, now!

  39. June 17, 2012 6:18 pm

    For, TB.

    The World’s Biggest Storm In The Smallest Teacup

    US conservatives, pantswetter is thy name! unfknblvbl!

    Ya ought to read some of the comments to truly fathom the depths of reactionary squirting displayed by your average US conservative.

    http://winteriscoming.net/2012/06/hbo-pulls-episode-in-wake-of-bush-head-flap/

    I like this (non-conservative) comment best…

    “So the ultra-right can handle the incest, violence, baby killing, gratuitous sex, torture, rape, child rape, and children committing murder, but when a prop sort of looks like a past president ITS AN OUTRAGE.

    Makes sense.”

    The litany of horrors described of course refers to an average episode of Thrones.

    Go figure 😯

    🙄

  40. June 17, 2012 6:20 pm

    I should add…that’s a great site, but don’t look at it, TB, especially if you haven’t watched Season 2, coz it’s full of spoilers.

    If you had watched it, it’s a very interesting online community that is utterly fixated on the books & the HBO series.

  41. TB Queensland permalink
    June 17, 2012 6:32 pm

    The litany of horrors described of course refers to an average episode of Thrones

    Go figure …

    Amen, Toillette! (… and “our lot” have no problem here with our PM!!!!)

    BTW, The Minister is “hanging out” for season 2 on BD!

    Thanks for the spolier alert!

  42. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 17, 2012 8:23 pm

    http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/gillard-demands-action-on-europe-crisis-20120616-20h50.html

    ”Gillard demands action on Europe crisis”

    Well, no doubt all those Europeans are grateful for some vague advice from Julia – “DO SOMETHING! and NOW!”

  43. Meta permalink
    June 18, 2012 1:42 am

    (Adjectives are odd.)

  44. TB Queensland permalink
    June 18, 2012 12:11 pm

    Got it!

    THE TASWEGIAN CHRONICLE

  45. June 18, 2012 12:19 pm

    Too sophisticated TB, besides, I’m, not in Taswegia anymore…

  46. el gordo permalink
    June 18, 2012 12:20 pm

    Good news about Fairfax going behind a paywall…no news is good news.

  47. TB Queensland permalink
    June 18, 2012 12:26 pm

    Too sophisticated TB, besides, I’m, not in Taswegia anymore…

    Yeah always been a problem of mine, being too sofistikated … does it matter your not in Tas … yeah, I suppose as a Melbourenite Taswegia is a bit low key …

    What about … THE MEXICAN MUMBLER … 😉

  48. June 18, 2012 1:09 pm

    *Clutches groin tightly*

    Is it safe to come out yet?

  49. June 18, 2012 1:29 pm

    Reb, one from me on the issue of marriage equality..

    http://cafewhispers.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/marriage-its-a-ritual/

  50. TB Queensland permalink
    June 18, 2012 2:57 pm

    ‘Ere ya go, James!

  51. TB Queensland permalink
    June 18, 2012 3:45 pm

    I know! I know! What about … da da …

    THE DAILY TRASH

  52. June 18, 2012 7:32 pm

    zomfg!

    I just did my head in pondering the Grelling–Nelson paradox. 😯

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