No one has got around to putting decorations up this year. I haven’t brought flowers in to the Crikey office for weeks. We are broken, tired little souls in desperate need for Melbourne to get some sunshine and quit acting like it’s June.
But let’s take a look back at the year, since it’s been a big one for the Crikey crew. Jason Whittaker gave up the sunny skies of Brisbane to stalk the theatre aisles of Melbourne, as Crikey’s new deputy editor (and ruler of the Curtain Call blog). Website editor Ruth Brown left us for the coffee shops and hipster hangouts of Portland. Cinetology blogger Luke Buckmaster became website editor and Tom Cowie got hired as a journalist after his desperate and shameless search for a job (he even demanded I link to his blog. That’s how shameless he is).
There’s only one way to tell it: a year in iPhone photos.
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Lovely Jason joined in the fine Crikey tradition of drinking coffee.
He did not like it.
Mick the sub wore some rad boots.
That is, when he wasn’t also appearing on the front cover of Fairfax publications.
An intern bribed us with macaroons. Can’t remember who, but obviously they were great.
The man who never shows his face.
But does sleep on the CEO’s couch when she isn’t looking.
Julia became PM while we watched the news and madly tried to update everything.
Dog wrote a book and we went to the book launch and there was a LINE of people waiting for an autograph. Which is hilarious, because he tries to sign things for us all the time and we just ask him to leave us alone.
The wonderful moment went the Walkleys magazine wrote “Tow Cowie” rather than “Tom Cowie” on its front cover. He will forever be known as Tow Cow.
Someone asked him to sign their copy. Still not completely sure if that was a joke.
Our diet for much of the election campaign:
The year in office flowers: