Geelong doesn’t forget. The Geelong Advertiser, affectionately known at the Geelong Ablettiser, loves its AFL team. Loves ’em. When former coach Mark “Bomber” Thomson quit, citing “burn out”,  in early October the front page of the Addy was such:

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The very next day it had a double page spread to thank its outgoing coach:

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Now let’s fast forward to today. Yesterday, Thomson announced he’ll be signing on as an assistant coach for rival Essendon. And the Geelong Advertiser are not happy:

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What the hell is this? Cane toads? Dressed in human clothed? In a car? It can only be the NT News

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Derek the Angry Dugong’s horrorscope. It’s Thursday … and the Port Douglas and Mossman Gazette’s favourite cranky marine mammal doesn’t let Crikey down…


Fear the airlines! Far north Queensland can be a pretty hairy place .. five metre tiger sharks, huntsman spiders, elephant bugs … and airlines…

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Separated at birth. Kudos to reader Fiona who drew my attention to this from yesterday’s Age website:


As a Crikey subscriber and someone who began working as a journalist in 1957, I am passionate about the importance of independent media like Crikey. I met a lot of Australians from many walks of life during my career and did my best to share their stories honestly and fairly with their fellow citizens.

And I never forgot how important it is to hold politicians to account. Crikey does that – something that is more important now than ever before in Australia.

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