Jan 31, 2013

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17 thoughts on “Hurry up and wait Australia! OOH LOOK SHINY THINGS!!!

  1. John Bennetts

    … and read about 162 editions of Crikey.

    Keep them coming, FD.

  2. zut alors

    Mr Dog, most of this is accurate but I take umbrage re the cupcakes: I loathe them.

    The two questions Mr Rabbott answers on the ABC will be the same question but have two diametrically different answers. Later he will say he misunderstood both questions. His standard modus operandi.

  3. Steve777

    Toony Abbott will mention the ‘Carbon Tax’ about 22,699 times. which is approximately the same number of times he will say ‘Stop the Boats’ or say that Australia suffers from ‘bad goeverment’. The number of times he will be seriously challenged by the mainstream media when he says these things: approximately 0.

  4. Holden Back

    You left out number of spray tans Mr Abbott will have: at least one, by today’s appearance.

  5. drovers cat

    Welcome back dog#1
    Is that a Jolly Hockey quote at the bottom?:
    “Most of these numbers are true except for the made-up ones.”

  6. Andybob

    So in the MSM breathless speculation about the election date morphed into breathless speculation about the political wisdom of commencing “the campaign” so early and exposing poor innocent citizens to such an extended campaign. Because announcing a date must be the commencement of the campaign. Because thats the way it is in the States that have fixed terms. And the Supposition hasn’t been in election mode since the last election. Discussion of the glasses is almost a welcome relief. Cupcakes are a positive escape, perhaps they should be provided to our concentration camps.

  7. Plonkoclock

    Cupcakes can be vastly improved with the addition of pink icing, coconut, whipped cream and cute little wings – to be fairy cakes! Awww!

  8. ernmalleyscat

    Come on Firsty, you’re being too cynical. It’s not like the news media would ever fill up their hours and inches with endless trivia and empty guessing.

    Heck, we saw how restrained they all were covering the 473 days of the US Republican primaries race and then the 6,185 minutes of the US Republican convention and then the 18,067,824 seconds of the actual US Presidential campaign and then the endless chicken entrail examining of the result. And we don’t even get to vote in that one!

    No, I’m confident we’ll be left alone for the next however long it is. 226 you say?

  9. Holden Back

    At the risk of being seen as cupcakeist, but seriously wtf? People have pyramids of them, each with a giant bouffant of icing, as wedding cakes. I’ve heard we’re infantilising ourselves as a society, but this is ridiculous. Love honour and respect, until the end of Little Lunch do us part?

  10. klewso

    How many of those red buckets in one of those big wheelie bins?

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