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The Sandpit: caption competition

Who’s texting Rupert Murdoch? We’ve no idea, but we can always have a stab at it …

What does the text to Rupert say and who’s it from …?

*Can you do better? Read the suggestions from Crikey readers — and add your own — in the comments. We’ll award a prize to our favourite …

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  • 1
    Mark M
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Hi Rupert, Tony here. Did you know that in Asia they have… like.. a different word for everything!

  • 2
    McIntyre Dan
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    You know you said not to worry about the hacking- well…

  • 3
    Aaron F
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Wendy says ‘hi’. Regards, Tony.

  • 4
    Oscar Gajardo
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Hi Rupert, its the Devil, meet you at the crossroads I want my soul back pls

  • 5
    Aaron F
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Thanks for bailing me out of 10. Now, what line are we taking on handouts for the poor (takers) these days? Lach

  • 6
    Aaron F
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    As you always say, poor people need to learn to stand on their own two feet. Hand ups not handouts. PS. Thanks for the new job, 10 was killing me. Still, not as bad as OneTel. Lach

  • 7
    Aaron F
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Ok ok, we’ll let you take over NBN Co so you can monopolise the internet AND pay TV, but only if your coverage of the next election is as good as your last. Malcolm. PS We never had this conversation.

  • 8
    Aaron F
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Rupes. Need you to run stories on how killing Medicare and selling Medibank will be good for competition and premiums. Whatever you do, don’t draw people’s attention to health care costs in the US. Tony A.

  • 9
    shields paul
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    How does Sir Rupert of Paywall sound? T.A.

  • 10
    pseudomys
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Hi Rupert - soz but no knighthood w/out Aus citizenship. Best, Tony.

  • 11
    pseudomys
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Rupert - I’m almost through the list the IPA gave me. Awaiting further instruction… Tony

  • 12
    pseudomys
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Rupes - pro-Abbott editorial needed in the Oz - stat. Best, Peta

  • 13
    DaveF
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Hi RM, just found out it’s so fucking easy to hack in to peoples voicemails. Should hear the personal and distressing stuff we’re going to print. Had to pay the old bill a huge whack, but well worth it. Best part, no one knows it’s us. Cheers Rebekah :)

  • 14
    Rebecca Wickham
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Bastard. Rebecca B.

  • 15
    David Hardie
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Rupert, this is your new password for your voice mail

  • 16
    Lingo
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Getting married again. Can you send 60K for dress, 100K for flowers, one mill for reception. I’ll pay for booze and canapés. You and the boys not invited, sorry. Wendi xox

  • 17
    zut alors
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Great to be on board. There’s nothing going on that I should know about, is there? Lachlan

  • 18
    Bretto
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Dad … What do I do now? - Tony.

  • 19
    Jack Stepney
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    It’s now been five minutes and the Oz website still hasn’t loaded. What do I do now? Lach.

  • 20
    klewso
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations - U been Denged!

  • 21
    Kirsten Garrett
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    This shows tony had someone hack your phone and Wendi knew about it

  • 22
    kanooka
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Rupert, I have not heard if you’ll accept that Knighthood yet, please advise earliest. Her majesty is anxious to get us done this year.

  • 23
    klewso
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations. UB Denged.

  • 24
    densley kay
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Rupert, dont you own twitter? Everyone is making fun of me at #abbottmh370 Do something! Love Tony

  • 25
    dodd jim
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    now, just point this at the country…. and the government will change

  • 26
    Shaniq'ua Shardonn'ay
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    ..and this is where you download Game of Thrones..

  • 27
    Senator Dingdong
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Look Rupes I’m telling you, you can’t hack Candy Crush’

  • 28
    graybul
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Know you think pencils more secure . . but seriously Rupert, this can erase instantaneously. Tony ‘A’!

  • 29
    graybul
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Yes scoop Rupert. On ‘Highest Authority’ possible . . know location of MH370 - Pell!

  • 30
    AR
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Now you are only getting this because you can’t tweet on it.”

  • 31
    monty
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Hi Rupert, please enjoy the iphone cover free with your Crikey subscription. By the way, we don’t really hate you that much. LOL.

  • 32
    gitte heij
    Posted Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    And thats how we hack a phone

  • 33
    Robu
    Posted Friday, 11 April 2014 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    That line about “Everyone will have to bear the load”. With the obvious exceptions of course.
    Joe

  • 34
    klewso
    Posted Friday, 11 April 2014 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    You don’t need a machete to hack a phone.

  • 35
    cassandra.richardson
    Posted Friday, 11 April 2014 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    EXCLUSIVE - Taliban moves headquarters to bottom of Indian Ocean - tomorrow’s headline in the Oz? Cheers, Chris M.

  • 36
    drovers cat
    Posted Friday, 11 April 2014 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    No, they don’t come with a ‘smite’ button

  • 37
    drovers cat
    Posted Friday, 11 April 2014 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    … I know my comment above doesn’t apply to the text - but maybe you need a second contest for what the flunky is saying to/asking Rupert

  • 38
    Annie Davie
    Posted Friday, 11 April 2014 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Dad, does the phone-hacking account come under R&D or Security? I can never remember. Lachie

  • 39
    Posted Monday, 14 April 2014 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    WENDI to RUPERT: “I forgot to tell you; I’m pregnant again-it’s a boy!”

  • 40
    Johansen Frank
    Posted Tuesday, 15 April 2014 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Rupert..What do you want me to do now?- Tony

  • 41
    smash
    Posted Tuesday, 15 April 2014 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    Dad, this is called an “I-phone”… its the way of the future.. apparently

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