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Its been great working with you all…


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  • 1
    Holden Back
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    The Daily Arse is clearly a sister title to a Fairfax title, The Border Mail. Same content, same pitch.

  • 2
    X Ray
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Rupert is looking more and more like Davros.

  • 3
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Very nice, Lovely One. Just add some snakes and ladders (the trick is where, and affecting whom) and I’ll cut it out for the kids.

  • 4
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    This is the best First dog I’ve seen for a long while. You’ve been bottling it up, haven’t you?

  • 5
    Mike Jones
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Magic, FD…. running hammer…. the daily arse … the buck you prepared earlier …. the red fox hunt …… power … he SHOOTS ! HE SCORES !!!

  • 6
    zut alors
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I imagine that’s precisely how Rupert Murdoch begins every day. More of First Dog’s uncanny insight.

  • 7
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Cartoon of the campaign so far FD.
    What a cracker!!! :-) :-) :-)

  • 8
    Ern Malleys cat
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    I’m dying to see how you illustrate ‘huge fiscal injection’ from today’s editorial.

  • 9
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Quite literally SUPERB! :) :) :)

    There’s no HOLDEN BACK about it. :roll: :roll: :cool: :cool:

    The panel Invasion would make a great ‘toon.

  • 10
    Andrew Le Clercq
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    FD biting satire word of the day: “Der!”… and I always welcome the use of zombies, even when they aren’t Julie Bishop.

  • 11
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    You took a long time to say what could be said in ten[1] words. “Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don’t rule out malice.”

    [1] Yes, that’s more than ten, but I went and googled it. Turns out I left some out. It’s Hanlon (or Heinlein)’s Razor, as opposed to Occam’s Razor.

  • 12
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Actually I think the first frame is the correct one - NewsLtd is run by right wing businessmen who don’t want a government with any type of left leanings. I wouldn’t go making excuses for them. Sending them a buck might help, however….

  • 13
    Jenny Morris
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant, Dog, absolutely brilliant!!!!!
    But, ummm, is the headline for this one meant to tell us something? Tell us you’re NOT leaving us… are you?

  • 14
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Huh what, News Ltd doesn’t provide balanced professional journalism?

  • 15
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    @JENNY MORRIS. I feared it was obtuse of me to feel abstract terror at the sight of the headline.

    But I found evidence on a shelf in Wiktionary that this might be a carton. Not a cartoon. Just funny. :sad: :smile: :oops: :cripes: :don’t tick off yet:

    From French carton.

    [edit] Noun

    carton (plural cartons)

    1.An inexpensive, disposable box-like creation fashioned from either paper, paper with wax-covering (wax paper), or other lightweight material. It is designed to hold things for a short period of time and be discarded or recycled after use.

  • 16
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    JENNY: I wondered about that as well. But the thought was too awful to contemplate, so I shoved it out of my mind.

    DAVIDK: Yes, it’s a bit “off” for Crikey to be criticising News Ltd’s house organs’ content and style. For sheer professionalism, clarity of thought, and unbiased, well balanced prose. Writers such as Piers Ackerman, Janet Albrechtsen and Andrew Bolt are three such journalists.

    I am a great admirer of Andrew Bolt. His beautifully researched articles, his elasticity of mind, and his tolerance of people whose thoughts may be at variance with his own mind-set is most admirable. His expertise over a wide subject matter is much appreciated.

    From Politics, women’s issues, the environment, the economy, the arts, Movies, ‘boat-people,.’ immigration issues, solar power, public schooling, desalination plants, nuclear issues. Is there no end to his talent?

    No wonder he has such a vast readership.

    I’m so glad we agree.

  • 17
    Innocent Until
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Alright you impostor, what have you done with Venise?

  • 18
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    I’ve looked and looked and still don’t like that title. It hangs there ominously….

  • 19
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    INNOCENT UNTIL: I just wanted to see if I could do it without throwing up. It was a close run thing!

  • 20
    Peter Forrester
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Its been great working with you all…

    Like @Robon & @Jenny Morris I am somewhat uneasy about that headline FD. If you go how will we survive in this post post modern era?

    I need some reassurance FD.

  • 21
    Peter Forrester
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    This is scary. Where is FD?

    His blog headline today is “A cartoon because really, I’ve had enough” What does it all mean?

    Maybe he had a nervous breakdown from the pressure of the daily news cycle. What with FDOTM, First Blog on the Moon, his sports commentary on the Bulldogs, maintaining his merchandising. Staying cool & relevant while immersed in the election campaign which would really play around with your sanity. Hard work for a dog.

    Maybe the ABC interpretive dance bandicoot has some news. Perhaps he was abducted by a pissed off Jasper.

  • 22
    Peter Forrester
    Posted Thursday, 12 August 2010 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Today’s ABC Interpretive Dance Bandicoot is headed “Last word: the ABC Interpretive Dance Bandicoot” I can’t get onto Twitter. Has FD been Twittering today?

  • 23
    Posted Friday, 13 August 2010 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Last night I had a look around Crikey clubhouse and in the witching hours when the coast was clear for evidence of trailbike rides, anything at all unusual other than gathering headlines … but I saw he was dining on the smell of the oily rag so to speak. He had been dandling a Minchin’s Menu someone-in his own words-managed to get hold of-over the blog.

    And Mr FD had scribbled words and doodled some marks that were indistinguishable from ducksteps in a barn of muck on a rainy day down South East. I didn’t think anything unusual of it. He looked in order, as clever as ever. I used a powerful telescope to read most of the fine squiggles. He’s right.

    I used a big hymn book to swat at mosquitoes. I’ll not be the first with the dengue these parts.

  • 24
    Posted Friday, 13 August 2010 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Erratum (tiddly umtum tum tum).
    Delete: Minchin’s.
    Insert: Minchins.

  • 25
    Peter Forrester
    Posted Friday, 13 August 2010 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Good to hear old FD has been sighted, looking in order & clever as ever. What a relief.

  • 26
    Posted Friday, 13 August 2010 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Innocent Until: Its ok - Venise is having a ‘moment’.

    Venise: You need to take a nice tonic at elevenses - preferably with gin.
    Like IU, I was also startled this morning to read your post supporting …the dark side. Obviously this election campaign has simply unnerved you - combine that with the remote idea that FD could decamp, and I can see how unsettling life might be.
    You are made of sterner stuff young lady.

    FD: We are all feeling a leetle fragile. Please don’t mess with our Dognaut’s heads too much before the 21st. However Rupe is fair game - sic em.

  • 27
    Posted Friday, 13 August 2010 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    FASCINATED: Hahahahahahah.

    Not gin. To me gin is like a mixture of Chinese Mao Tai wine, diesel fuel and the stuff they put in inhalants. Before they changed the receipe. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    But the thought of a strong Bloody Mary doesn’t go astray. ;) :roll: :cool:

    You are soooo right. I am very, bloody unnerved by this election campaign. :twisted:

    Nothing makes sense any more.

    I’ve tried putting a coat-hanger down my T-shirt (to stiffen me up) but it stopped me from slouching over the key board. :shock:

    Have a good one.



  • 28
    Posted Saturday, 14 August 2010 at 2:24 am | Permalink

    I might try this t*itter thingywing that Julia Gillard’s famous at, Venise. Not now, of course. Yawwwnn. :smile: