Sunday, February 12, 2012

Big Bad Ben The Barrel Shooter

THE SILLY'S Ben Cubby, tickled pink at his paper's loss of only 12% of its circulation in the past year, enjoys a moment of sublime satisfaction with Misha Ketchell, late of Media Watch and now standing tall for truth beside Andrew Jaspan at The Conversation, where circulation doesn't matter because taxpayers cover both their weekly cheques.


You can keep up with Ben and all his smug little friends here.

24 comments:

  1. Ben Cubby shooting fish in a barrel on Climate Change issues eh?

    Here's a 20 minute interview between target shooter Ben Cubby and Lord Monckton. A one on one interview where Ben cocks his gun numerous times but is unable to dispatch his fish.

    Watch Monckton educate young Ben.

    http://media.smh.com.au/why-climate-change-is-a-scam-1069515.html

    Some advice for Ben; more shooting practice needed Matey! Perhaps a smaller barrel needed next time?

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    1. How the Monck was ever able to keep his cool having to deal with that fool Cubby is a mystery in itself.

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  2. Here's Ben shooting barreled fish in 2008:

    http://awesternheart.blogspot.com.au/2008/03/behold-big-bag.html

    The article, since corrected, originally over-estimated our plastic bag use by a factor of 1000. The unremarked correction came later, as the fish had already been shot.

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  3. The Old and Unimproved DaveFebruary 12, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Ben shoots fish in barrels, eh ? No wonder he's all wet.....

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  4. Having snorted too many anti-reality drugs, Ben thinks he actually works for the ABC and doesn't comprehend that his Fairfax audience isn't subsidised and will have disappeared in less than five years at the current rate of collapse. Just like the Himalayan glaciers. Goodbye, Ben. Hope the Greenpeace grant works out. In Tierra del Fuego.

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  5. Thanks Frank for that link. Monckton deserves "another" Nobel prize for keeping his cool with such a hostile and biased interviewer.

    I don't know who this Ben fellow is, but he comes across as a prat.

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  6. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.February 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    Five years left in the Cubby house, Ben. After that you'll have to be a big boy and grow up. Or slim right down on mung beans and rice on some grisly commune somewhere. Enjoy, rifleman.

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  7. "... keep up with the smug little fiends"
    Oh, sorry friends. Thanks for the link Prof, but I'll pass and converse with the adults.
    -Carl

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  8. Carl; There's a perverse pleasure in watching the antics of those who raise self-esteem to an art form. Think of Cubby's distance from reality when he announced himself as some sort of skewerer of heretics. It's just funny. His employer is broke, at last year's rate of shrinkage his newspaper won't last another five years. He doesn't report, he prosletizes. And somehow, amidst this plain of wreckage and delusion, young Cubby imagines himself the fish-shooting hero, smiting "the environment's" enemies. Most ludicrous of all, he genuinely believes others see him as he does himself.

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    1. "He doesn't report, he prosletizes"
      Sorry 'bout stating the bleeding obvious, Bunyip, but tell me what part of your scribbling resembles "reporting"?
      Pot & kettle on steroids.........

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    2. Numbers-Boy, if you had a point, you might become a proselyte. If you could find another quarter wit, you could become a half-wit.

      Cheers

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    3. Hey dimwit, this is a blog.It definitely isn't and does not pretend to be "reporting" as you so blithely infer.
      Amongst other things Bunyip excels in holding the inept such as the foolish and pompous BC up to the public spotlight of ridicule which they so thoroughly deserve for their inane mouthings.

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    4. Bunyip (and his ilk) can dish it out - but can't take it - hence the ad hominem responses to my gentle dig. Reminds me of stirring up a green ants' nest with a stick - it reveals nothing of substance but misdirected aggression.
      Great sport........

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    5. Your special needs buds have apparently over-stressed your capacities for observant commentary. And, as usual, you demonstrate the perils of the 'butterfly' intellect. For you, foolishness is an aspiration.

      Cheers

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  9. @Frank - I had seen that before but was then evaluating Monckton, not sussing out Cubby. A lawyerly adjudication on it as "debate" - which it wasn't in the first place since that format would require an additional interviewer / referee - sees Cubby utterly outclassed. Slaughtered. A puff of feathers. Congratulations! All expences paid 10 year holiday for 1 for your client, at Club Casuarina, despite the airtight alibi, thanks very much do come again.

    Further the guy is scruffy, mumbling and completely unproffessional. I have studied under a Journalism Lecturer who would flunk any student for "I am afraid we are out of time.." then to compound that by drawling "... We could continue on with this all day and still agree to disagree" would have earned, same, a size nine up the arse. In fact this Lecturer would have filleted Cubby for just about every input he had.

    I dont know if Cubby went on to crow he had "pawnd" Monckton, as others in his position have, nor do I care. What puzzles me is the mechanism, whereby they can conclude that they have. One poster puts it down to an enthusiasm for exotic sneeze powders and herbal attitudal adjustment. I suspect a nepenthe, in the form of the Prof's field of Etruscan Semiotics, is also savior, in an instance of a comprehensive "getting the
    living piss kicked out" right there on the syllabus, where Mamma and Pappa have payed for it.

    Just "deconstruct it" and make the nasty all go away.

    Engineering, Law, Geology, Physics, Medicine, operating a Road Train, Aircraft or Bulldozer , building a brick wall ... are proffessions where being hopeless is scary because if it comes unglued you might be talking to the coroner, being sued - DEFINITELY getting the sack.

    Fly an airplane into a mountain and no amount of Baudrillard will save your sorry arse.

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  10. "Further the guy is scruffy, mumbling and completely unproffessional"
    and
    "herbal attitudal adjustment"
    and
    "building a brick wall ... are proffessions where being hopeless is scary"
    Perhaps (if you're a Journalism student), you need to seek help from said lecturer with your spelling.

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    1. … them that can't teach become pedagogists; they then practice their pedagoguishness as they were 'Spud Peeler of the Mighty Jungle'.

      Cheers

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    2. 1735099: In Plum Village we have lit the torch of wisdom in the hope that you find true love. May the Great Jellybean of the Jungle bring everlasting light to your tormented life.

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    3. Minicapt - a useful machine for detecting bad smells in rest rooms - http://www.aimil.com/Products.aspx?Product_Id=1041
      Apparently it can also read and write.....

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    4. And you have a Wiki article of your own:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peeler
      ... perhaps you might find someone to explain it to you.

      Cheers

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  11. You have a troll infestation .. I'm sure you know though.

    Seems to be one of the small minded ones who rages about spelling in this new modern world. You see these most places where the lefties struggle for an argument or response,they fall back on spelling.

    Communication, is not about spelling, it is about messaging.

    Young Ben is great fun, I love seeing the morally superior at their best, I'm sure he has more to come.

    I think people miss the point of his work, it's art, entertainment and all that, not "journalism" as in, the reporting of facts .. when you talk about shooting fish in a barrel, you've lost any objectivity and become a performer in life's circus.

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  12. Go Cubster! Nothing like keeping abreast of the fizzling warmist cult in its death throes. Make the most of those fish in the barrell, won't be long before those fish make you look more stupid.

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  13. 1735099 at 02:28 PM critises spelling: viz. "you need to seek help from said lecturer with your spelling."

    1735099 at 02:22 PM: quotes: "prosletizes" (sic) - the one that got away, 1735099.

    It's also well we don't see the spelling of our ABC on-air proselytizers - their grammar's bad enough.

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  14. 1735099 = a snot-nosed kid from journo school.

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