Saturday, August 02, 2008

And here is the news.

It is with some joy that when I open the electric newspapers in the morning, I see headlines like these. This day was particularly good. Beheadings, naked footballers, coloureds, Libs in a mess, a PM with dodgy genes. Bliss.

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  1. I will never travel Greyhound again.

    -Robert.
    Former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.

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  2. Depressing drivel, served up by a media intent on driving us to drink and swallowed whole by a pessimistic public.
    Though I'd have preferred to read some of those headlines re-arranged
    "...beheading...Brumby...Libs...naked footballers...."

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  3. Shows you what a sad society we live in when no one even tries to stop the guy on the bus.

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  4. Nor wager on them Robert.

    And I am just another pessimistic public Jayne.

    Does seem a bit odd Ren, although some makeshift weapons were used against the supposed perpetrator to keep him on the bus.

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  5. huh?? did someone say nakie footballers???

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  6. You think that's bad? In Britain the headlines invariably read: "Super Bingo Prize Giveaway Bonaza inside. Big nude titties on page 3!"

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  7. So you're still getting your kit off for page 3 then, Hughes.

    Bastard, that was my gig! (Well, me and my chestically challenged second banana Samantha Fox.)

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  8. ... and fancy that 'A' list of gobstopping news items overlooking the photo opportunity provided by Copperwitch's leap out of a Ferguson-Plarre birthday gateau in Fed Square.

    Not a dry Y-front in the house.

    (If you're reading this, then I'm probably dead. No prizes for guessing the felon.)

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  9. ... and as coincidence would have it I believe I was at school with a relative (probably father) of the Ararat Eagles vice president.

    (Not a badge of honour I can assure you!)

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  10. Doom and gloom, it is awful isn't it? I'd love to start a newspaper with the title "Good news to you" or something like that...but I fear it would make the skeptics cry..I known there is good news out there, we just don't hear of it that often, or as often as we ought to.

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  11. The naked footballers story is repugnant. As is the Canadian bus story and the PM's past story.

    The libs in a mess? Excellent. I shall now crack open the champaign.

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  12. While I tend to read The Independent online Brian, I loved the trashy newspapers in England. Full of juicy stuff.

    M'lord, get with it. Samantha Fox is really old now. I saw her on tv in England.

    The coppery one actually likes you M'lord. She will do you no harm, unlike most who know you. I missed that link about Ararat Eagles in the broadshit.

    I can stay quite remote from it Cazzie, but R often won't watch the news, because of how depressing it is.

    They are not uplifting stories, are they Reuben, but since when was a newspaper uplifting. Full of misery and criticism.

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  13. I don't blame those people for their fright, I'd have taken off too -if there was nothing to smash his skull with.
    This gives Greyhound a bad name, and it's a real pity, because passengers on those long journeys are usually friendly, more than most other times; everyone's travelling cheap.

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  14. "While I tend to read The Independent online Brian, I loved the trashy newspapers in England."

    I'd gathered that, Andrew. I suspect the author of your 'Rivers of Blood' speech in the posting above could be found skulking amongst the Murdock tabloids.

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  15. You'd really have to be there to judge Robert.

    Perhaps an extract from a Powell book Brian.

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