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Wonderful FD. A pure gold toon for a golden interview.
Thank goodness (for Tony’s sake) she’s only the mother of one.
Imagine if she’d had twins!!!
hahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa omigod omigod haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrr harhahahahahahahaha frikkin genius. Oh, I love your toonish ways First Dog.
Was Tony Abbott accusing BHP of misleading the markets? While Tony knows for sure that it’s all about the Carbon Tax, BHP is coming up with all these pathetic excuses about industry-wide cost pressures, weaker commodity prices, instability in the Eurozone and slowdown of growth in China.
Good work. Tony Abbott mostly talks rubbish. He should be challenged whenever he does.
the actual interview was worse. You make abbott look quite on the ball compared to his actual performance.
The “I’m actually owning you” shot of Leigh Sales is priceless.
That last frame is so sweet.
Clarke and Dawe could play that interview straight, and it would be as awesome and ridiculous as when tina fey did someting similar.
Thank you FD
Tony Abbott aka The Phony Habit .Australia’s answer to Sara Palin
So if we have Juliar do we also now have Mr Marius Whoppers? Cause he must have been lying..
Here’s Tone’s latest effort. Is FD writing his notes as well?
[Every dollar that goes on the carbon tax is a dollar less on services to patients.]
And to think just a couple of days ago Tony said he didn’t have a problem with women.
Your normally excellent characterisations were let down by no image of lip-licking.
It’s funny cos it’s true
Anyone else here, ever notice how he moves his lips whenever he’s “screwing the truth”?
The carbon tax makes him do that too.
“Slater & Gordon” didn’t they have a couple of other hits back in the 60’s?
“World without Love”, “I go to pieces”, “WOMAN”?
This bloke gives Rhodes scholars a bad name.
No wonder the trainers rarely let him off the leash to do ABC interviews. Expect even fewer after this risible effort.
Well done First Dog.
Truth is stranger than anything the stuttering scrotum can come up with; and its even better that a woman did it because he had that P Costello Jr smirk, as if it we an in joke with his mates. The smirk changed to the look in frame 2, (Oh Oh Have stacked my Daks), permanently, when he realised he had stacked his daks big time.
Giv’em enough rope . . .
Klewso, quite right. I had their EP record. We can only theorise on what prompted them to give Top of the Pops the flick, move to Oz and start a legal practice.
This is a superb ‘toon, Firsty, frame #12 is a gem.
if he can be so crass, here …… “keep that camera to my left a little. I shall lean my head this way a little so my ears don’t fall off the edge of the screen. A bit more, more ok ……”
That last frame would make a great campaign poster for Labor.
Slater and Gordon’s big hits were actually “A World Without a Carbon Tax” and “I Don’t Want To Your Mining Tax Again”.
No wonder he only wants us to believe stuff he puts in writing – you certainly can’t take his verbal stuff seriously.
The great follow-up to this is that he now claims he read the press release at 3.45pm yesterday. But he said he hadn’t when asked 6 hours later. Sales’s big mistake was not to get his answer in writing.
I doubt he can write, he obviously can’t read
Living proof that high intellect is no bar to stupidity.
On the plus side, though, I thought his hair was looking strangely quite lustrous.
where’s a ditch to die in when you need one…
Billy Hughes, same suburb, but with huuuge voice you couldnt miss, and the intellect to make you listen. even if you disagreed ……. Ol’ Habit/Wormtongue just has it not
I want to put that on my wall. You need to sell wall sized prints of this one Mr. Onthemoon.
It reads like a Clark and Dawes script.
I have that album, Lady Godiva is an oldie but goodie.
Oh you are a spoil sport, NOW WHAT are Clarke and Dawe going to do tonight?
Definitely the makings of a demarcation dispute. If politicians are going to do comedy they should at least join Equity.
He looks quite good..for a corpse.
Now who is the big fibber?
He says he read the report.
Was that a core statement? Was is post scripted? That was an unfair yes or no question.
He fibs so much he forgets his own name. He has to sing Happy Birthday to himself to remember it. “Happy Birthday to…”Tony…” yeah, that’s it. Tony.
As excruciatingly gorgeous as the interview first dog. Leigh and you are quite a team.
Dog I love Leigh when she’s angry.
Oh poop, did I say that out loud?
JayD. – remember he “said” you can only trust what he writes, after saying not to trust what he says.
And Zut – that may have been another “misheard”? More like “rogue’s collar”?
And I’m not sure “Knight in Rusty Armour” isn’t a more fitting theme song for him?
“….. Every suit of armour ever made
Has a kink
Chain mail pants with a missing link”
Remember when I asked you to make a mouse mat as big as a desk and call it a mouse towel ? Go Get ‘Em, Firsty. This one has “Walkies Award” written all over it.
Is it true that Steve Fielding is giving his Rhodes back on the strength of Tone’s work last night ? Geez, how sad does the Silver Budgie feel ?
I bet Leigh has one of those bloody giant prams parked in the ABC exec carpark.
Klewso, it’s the contents, not the pants that contain the missing link…..
As to Phony Habit saying you can only trust what is written and that in the heat of the moment he might not get it right in a way that’s aunderstandable for an ordinary person.
However as a senior political leader and possible ( probable PM) it is not acceptable.
It means that he admits that he can’t handle pressure amd think quickly on his feet. This is totally unacceptable and goes far beyond just being dishonest
I do not want a PM who cracks under pressure. Think of the consquences. This is not a matter of left v right but of capacity
Our current PM has been under so much pressure that any more and she may well become a diamond and has certainly shown no sign of cracking.
In the Sale interview I am of the opinion that Abbott had probably read the BHP document but did not want to admit it in the interview as it would have shown his Carbon Tax attack for the sham it is. A poor decision as it exposed him to ridicule
With the kick back then he hurriedly claims he did read it again a poor decison that exposes his dishonesty or incompetence. Anyway under pressure Abbott made two p[oor decisions out two
Pressure, Abbott s imply panics. As Basil Fawlty replied to Polly when she told him to stop panicking ” Of course I’m panicking what else is there to do”
I suggest he consult Coproral Jones for advice.
I doubt there’s ever been a stupider party leader.
Love yer work as ever
I was not surprised that Tony came across as a dopey b@stard, but he did prompt me to go looking for monumental gaffs of the past – this one from our second-greatest little PM (excluding Billy Hughes), Billy McMahon
“I ask you to carefully consider the record of my government and vote Labor” was a rather unusual slip of the tongue for the LIBERAL leader, during election campaigning in 1972. Who was this man, who held the record for the longest career as a government minister (over 21 years)?
He also said they would “Murder the Brutes” – i.e. the Labor Party – when Gough won by a landslide.
Roll on Tone ! You’ve got a great heritage to uphold…..
Buggër you FD. I’m recovering from a hip transplant and I think you’ve wrecked the surgeon’s handiwork. I’m not meant to double over with laughter. Damn you.
Row 2, second panel in, photograph of Tony Abbott with the raised eyebrow.
Caught between mendacity and mediocrity, Tony Abbott went for both. With honours.
Mr Firstest Dog. May I say that there can be no finer concise summation of what Tones said than your toon . It is a door fridge keeper.
The great irony of this is, he actually ASKED to go on 730 last night.
I’m still ROFLing.
Get well soon Venise, we’ve missed you. xxx
Mike – you mean “Bonzo”?
[Co-starred with Ronald Ray-gun]
…. back then, Bonzo was “the one with the tan”.
Thanks FD for immortalising the moment, the funnist thing is Tony may never see the gag. Just goes to show money can’t buy everything, or at least that the LNP sugardaddys haven’t got much for their money.
I had you pegged as being hip Venise, and now you tell us you are a Hipster.
May your recovery be pain free.
Whatever one may think of Tony Abbott…he’s certainly got some good material for a good drinking game.
I got worried when he said the carbon price will be hundreds of dollars a ton in 2050.
I’ll be over a 110 years old then and might not be able to afford it.
FREDEX, WTF are you going to do with a tonne of carbon anyway ?
MJ – look, I’m drinking it! Drinking it!
As per your cubist avatar Venise, it’s hip to be square ! Hope to hear you’re up and bootscootin’ soon.
Leigh Sales should be congratulated for exposing Tony Abbott as being ignorant of the topic in hand, having not even read the report, but nonetheless making stuff up to support the message he wanted to push. Too many journalists would have let him get away with it.
Fredex, you got me worried there for a bit thinking how can I afford that much when I’m 90-odd.
MJ – I have a plan Moriarty – buy a ton of the stuff now, store it in the cupboard under the stairs. It’ll be worth a fortune on eBay one day and I’ll be rich beyond my dreams.
Anyone know how big a ton of this carbon stuff is? Will it fit on the back of the ute? Will I need a trailer?
Fractious, I reckon you’re on to something here. Why has Lumpy Lardclacker (aka Joe H) been chatting to a Wall Street stockbroker pal? He could be planning to buy up carbon Big Time, somewhat like the Hunt Brothers did with the world’s silver in the 1970s. Is carbon the new silver…
GOLD. I will pay money for this in some sort of printed form.
PADDY, DRMICK, ANDYBOB: Thanks guys for your kind regards.
It was hard enough when I saw the Rabbott being done like a dinner by Leigh Sales; he only has to open his mouth to make me cringe. Then to be whipped back by FD’s too true to be funny ‘toon, had to be an extra strain on the errant hip-joint.
Good to see your valued observations. Preparing for the next Olympics??
Lizzie Murdoch’s McTaggart speech in Edinburgh overnight only confirms my view that the male gene pool that Keith bequethed his offspring is a aberration and doesn’t comply with normal human standards and is an afliction that seems to affect all the Murdoch male progeny
Lizzie Murdoch took an axe, gave her brother forty wacks. When she saw what he had done, she gave her father forty-one (or something).
Get well soon Venise & welcome back
MIKE FLANAGAN, ANDREW L: Thanks guys.
I just wish the Liberal Party would use frame 10 as a campaign poster. If that wouldn’t give a few people pause before voting for him, then nothing would.
PS: Frame 14 is equally damning. Olé.
She did give the lecture at the Edinburgh Comedy (Fringe) Festival
VA – So when are you back on the dance floor?
I’m just kicking myself for hitting the Mute button when Abbott came on (as I always do). What a blessing ABC iView is.
KLEWSO: Two to three weeks. Olé. xxx
Moderated again weekends suck! We the peoples of NSW some of us subscribers to Crikey.com.au have a local government elections happening right now!
I can do a fandango – without the fan.