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39 thoughts on “Get in the van…

  1. Holden Back

    Economists would disappear overnight!

    And nice to find out boffin is a non-gendered term.

  2. zut alors

    Imagine if there was a gaol sentence for not predicting winning Cross Lotto numbers – I’d be in for a lifetime stretch.

  3. jaydubbya

    Gina Rinehart for not predicting her kids would have the sh_ts when dis-enfranchised from $20bn

  4. paddy

    I think we’re going to need a bigger van.

  5. ernmalleyscat

    Maxine McWho for not realising that Kevin’s coat tails were dragging in the mud. Get in the bandwagon.

    Vale Jasper Rudd. He will live on in these frames as all the lovably roguish variations of Kevinruddscat.

  6. Venise Alstergren

    Perhaps those Italian scientists should have done a Galilleo.

  7. BlackIvory

    Access Economics’ (or whatever its now called) Charles Richardson would face multiple life sentences.

  8. drmick

    The four major banks for not seeing the GFC coming, and still making shiteloads of money by re-screwing the mortgagees that they were ripping off in the first place. They should get an extra life sentence for screwing small business to the wall and stopping any growth by refusing credit for new business loans. Witchbank? WTF? all of them.

  9. BlackIvory

    Charles Richardon is Chris’ twin brother – he was paid by Chris to serve his sentence…

  10. Andrew L

    Nostradumbarses. Gold!

  11. drovers cat

    Suddenly the world is a lesser place, as Jasper departs.
    Despite my ongoing support of the Powerfox in the Lodge, I can fully understand his desire to once again rub up against prime ministerial furnishings, lapping from crystal glasses, and spraying visiting Opposition members’ shoes.
    I trust his portrait will perpetually stand over the boardroom table at Arsehat Productions.
    Condolences to Kevin, Therese and family

  12. Andrew L

    Sad to read about Jasper’s passing. I expect he is now with Obi Wan and Yoda guiding us all against the dark side…

  13. zut alors

    Drover’s Cat paints a heartwarming scene.

    The plaque on the Arsehat boardroom portrait: Jasper Rudd, Founder and Chairman Emeritus.

  14. ernmalleyscat

    Favourite Jasper Rudd moments?

    His appearance as Mr Dr Jasperthecat performing the life-saving surgery on Kev’s aorta when he has to admonish Nurse Abby for bringing in eggplant instead of transplant. “Now STFU, I’m going in”

  15. Plonkoclock

    Seconded, Drovers cat. But I feel certain that with FD, as our spirit medium, will channel Jasper from the Other Side with his wise counsel and warnings of the imminent Apocalypse..

  16. drovers cat

    EMC, mine’s the “mate, maaate” one – possibly the first Faceless Cat.
    Also his phone handling in the media office – priceless

  17. First Dog On The Moon

    I am thinking Jasper the unfriendly ghost may be something to go on with – but we will have to see.

  18. zut alors

    Agree with Drovers Cat on Jasper masterfully working the phones.

    And the 2009 makeover he gave Santa transforming him into a ‘not too old, nice and thin, g@y but not scary and with a tiny carbon footprint’ Bob Brown, “Let’s go hiking!”

  19. paddy

    Bloody hell, I hadn’t heard the news that Jasper had crossed the Styx.
    What a bummer.

  20. Petroleuse

    Poor balloon head 🙁

  21. drovers cat

    Dog I can understand your dilemma.
    Yes, Jasper living on as a spritual ‘political adviser’ would be a good approach …
    But here in the Lounge we are an understanding lot; whatever you ultimately decide will no doubt be received with the usual accolades.
    Meanwhile the Fairfax story was taken down pretty quick; perhaps respect for family – and no doubt Jasper was close family chez Rudd.

  22. drovers cat

    correction: Fairfax story back up – with pix

  23. Frank Birchall

    I agree with Andrew L. — “nostradumbarses” is a stroke of genius!

  24. Venise Alstergren

    It’s most upsetting to read of Jasper’s change of cosmic address. Commiserations to the family.

  25. izatso?

    Terry ‘Patsy’ McCrann overlooked nicely, but ‘in the Van, McCrann’ !

  26. Venise Alstergren

    Mr Onthemoon, wasn’t there a movie cartoon about a ghost called Jasper?

  27. drmick

    Wonder if Ballon Head will get a dead cat bounce in the polls?

  28. rubiginosa

    Professor von Arsehat, nooooooooooo!

  29. David Hand

    First Dog,
    Flannery? No room for him?

  30. drmick

    Jasper has become more powerful than you will ever know. He is now known as Obi Wan Kernoath.

  31. klewso

    All those well paid economists who didn’t see the GFC trundling down the road (like that “bowling ball” in “Raiders of the Lost Ark”)?
    That thought those signs were about “Georgia Fried Chicken”?

  32. klewso

    “The Coal-ition for not realising that a bloke like Slipper – representing them in parliament from 7 elections (8 if you count ’84) – might be a problem?”

  33. Venise Alstergren

    KLEWSO: You inspire me to pay a tribute to the late, great Graham Kennedy in “Aiders’ of the Lost ‘Faaark'” Which, in those dreary old days, cost him his job.

  34. Venise Alstergren

    Sorry, I pressed the wrong key.

    Heaps of economists saw, with great clarity, the GFC elephant trundling down the street. The problem lies in the timing, and no one rings a bell at the top of the market. Ditto the bottom of the market.

  35. Venise Alstergren

    I make a small point about economics, and it’s effing moderated?????

  36. Steve Gardner

    ‘Nostradumbarses’ – that is genius.

  37. fractious

    Frame 12 “We have to be right some time” – that’s the whole game right there. Keep repeating the same lame, trite cliches and at some point in the next 10 trillion years you’ll be right.

    Is there room in the van for just about *all* the Noalition and its lackeys (I’m looking at you Limited News) for their predictions at the last election that the Labor/ Independents/ Green alliance would be the end of Australia as we knew it?

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