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Dec 5, 2017

Rundle: at the Milo extravaganza it was hard to tell who was confused and who was just stupid

For the most part though, it was Stupidolooza.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

Night had fallen on Flemington when your correspondent rocked up to the Milo extravaganza. The houso flats across the road, sheer cliffs of lights, the Citylink overpass glowing green on the other side.

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21 thoughts on “Rundle: at the Milo extravaganza it was hard to tell who was confused and who was just stupid

  1. Nudiefish

    Great piece, thank you.

  2. maxcelcat

    If I’d know you were there I’d have come and said hello. Except I don’t know what you look like.
    I briefly considered pretending I was one of Them. Unfortunately I’m a large white bloke with blue eyes and little hair. In fact I made a point of wearing clearly lefty signifiers so I wouldn’t get into trouble. But I could have just as easily worn one of my more offensive metal t-shirts, bought a ticket… Then produce a noise maker in the middle of proceedings to express my displeasure.
    There was maybe three minutes of argy-bargy while I was there. Seemed to be triggered some neo-nazi attacking one of the local African youths…
    Also I have two words for you – Mark Latham. WTF happened to him? How did he evolve into someone so revolting?

  3. JQ

    About how many protesters do you reckon there were, Guy? The coverage in The Age and Herald Sun made it look pretty sparsely attended, though I’m sure that wasn’t their intent, merely the best they could do. I presume the violence was three idiots? Curious minds demand to know!

  4. Venise Alstergren

    Rundle at full stretch and on top form.

  5. Anthony Scott

    I really enjoyed that article. Great coverage of the event.

  6. Jack Robertson

    A brilliant description of a near-absolute void. Dear god yes, Oz Conservatism is in the shit.

  7. Christopher Armstrong

    “Jesus, six Trots in Target suits and lanyards could have taken this place.” – I laughed a bit too much at this one

    1. Linda Connolly

      Yeah I disgraced myself snorting with laughter on the train

    2. Linda Connolly

      Yeah I disgraced myself snorting with laughter on the train

  8. Hunt Ian

    Yes, sad isn’t it.

  9. AR

    Dumb as this gig was, what genius thought that hiring the Tawdry House under the Heil… dory Hill for Milo & his mental masturbators?
    Top strategist, for sure.