Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Talk in Luvvieland

AS Leunig has no doubt explained at some length to a duck, there are indeed such things as parallel universes. In a different world, in a different place another Leunig exists, a cartoonist who can draw and seeks more attention for his work than its author. In our world a single Leunig is probably quite enough, although some inhabitants do give the impression of longing for their little man to be cloned, washed and installed as a fixture beside the lavatory, there to amuse in person as they labor. Read the exchange below from the bottom up:

If good journalism costs money, as the Silly's current news director tells the former readers' editor, why aren't Fairfax's coffers full to overflowing? There is no time to ponder that riddle because here comes another former Silly sort, one who seems quite sharp.


It seems there will be no need to spawn any Leunig clones, as the one we have will be quite enough to satisfy Judy, Darren and what appears to be a limp market.

Tomorrow, when the markets open, expect stock analysts to discount FXJ's hopes of a duck-led resurgence.

20 comments:

  1. Sad thing is, the Leunig of the 1970s was an artist. Barry Humphries famously said, in his introduction to Leuing's first anthology:

    "[Leunig]is never 'relevant', 'socially aware' or narrowly political. 'Social relevance' is a modish and peculiarly horrid little disease infecting modern criticism, invented by humourless puritans who are baffled by the magical uselessness of art. Grub Street prigs expect jokes to somehow justify themselves by being 'satirical' or up-to-date; relevant in short.”

    A different Leunig, sadly.

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  2. A new plane for the PM has been found...here it is.

    http://www.funny-games.biz/images/pictures/1245-clown-cargo-plane.jpg

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  3. We have dropped off the FX SunHerald subscription list because they don't deliver to the boat and we don't get home enough on Sundays to pick up the one that's thrown over the fence, to be dumped unread into the compulsory recycle bin on Monday.

    When they asked us why we weren't re-subscribing I said it came down to penny-pinching, and not needing to waste another nanosecond of my life reading crap.

    This is another $2 per week I have saved towards a dissolute retirement.

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  4. Thought it might be worth a look at Angela Bell's Twitter feed. It didn't disappoint.

    Ben Cubby‏@bencubby
    Please help with a dumb question: is it coordinants or coordinates, to refer to directions on a map? thanks

    There's your quality journalism right there.

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    1. ....and the answer is
      D-I-C-T-I-O-N-A-R-Y

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    2. Those coordinants - are they the little black ones that like sugar?

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  5. if only there was a way for the lefties to spend someone elses money to pay for their insane duck docs

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  6. The man is to die for?
    Really?
    After you Big Jude.

    The Irish Lion

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  7. PhillipGeorge(c)2012December 10, 2012 at 3:21 AM

    Elizabeth [non R], you watch this blog moderately closely:-
    There could be a link between PCOS and diabetes through this mechanism
    http://thebovine.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/mercola-advocates-raw-milk-discusses-a1-a2-beta-casein-in-connection-with-autism-diabetes-heart-disease-etc/

    synergistic effect to those natural hormones in Cow's milk. Suggest you put it to the metaphorical microscope. Beyond a bit of raw science we likely diverge on most topics, but I saw your interest in this.

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  8. Prof .... Judy Prisk looks remarkably similar to the very pallid stolen generation victim, Debra Hocking, in your story below.

    The Irish Lion

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    1. Yes I thought she looked familiar, thanks for clearing that up for me.

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    2. With so many people "stolen" I am feeling lonely and wanting to start an "unstolen" generation.

      How many people need to be members before we get government handouts?

      I am sure I would be a minority.

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  9. Unfortunately for the Duck, our national economy is being run by a Goose.

    Leunig, like all other Fauxfacts scribblers these days, would rather be "red" than "read".

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  10. PhillipGeorge(c)2012December 10, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    David,
    it is really really good to have a Jewish Freemason Lawyer on board. Mah Shlomcha? Please do stay around. Please keep posting.
    Personally I'm more comfortable in a Messianic Synagogue such as Lawrence Hirsch's. I love Karaite literature as well - seems so "uncluttered" by the erroneous. Seen Rabbi Kaduri's prophesy - what a great great man.

    Ps. Not all people with some critique to offer of Freemasonry have been rejected by it - but it is interesting you should posit the theory. Shalom.

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    1. Phillip,
      B'seder. For all that Rabbi Kaduri is revered I am not convinced that his prophecy of the earthquake/tidal wave was anything but luck and he is not the first - and will probably not be the last - to prophesy the coming of the Messiah [who he says he met]. A bit too Orthodox for me. Kol Tuv

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    2. PhillipGeorge(c)2012December 10, 2012 at 3:03 PM

      to believe in 'luck' one must believe in random - something which has a mathematical definition attached - but no convincing philosophical one. Jeffrey Satinover MD, physicist, might interest you for a description of the "unknowable cause".

      orthodox has a generic meaning of "right" - so I rather think it impossible to be "too right". Better to hone in on some detail of what you actually think is wrong with orthodoxy in practical definable terms - as I intend to do with Freemasonary - but not in one post.

      thanks, shalom

      PhillipGeorge(c)2012

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    3. Phillip.
      I don't think there is anything "wrong" with orthoxy. A person is entitled to worship his or her GOD in whatsoever way they feel comfortable with. Within what is usually referred to as the Orthodox community there are a range of "sects" varying in their adherance to some interpretation of Rabbinical Law as they perceive it. For myself I find that strict adherance to dietry laws that once were valid for health reasons in times past is pointless when the handling of food now has virtually eliminated the risks previously extant. In my old Unit rather than go hungry we would refer to bacon as Flat Nose Mutton. My father's generation serving in the 2nd AIF did the same in WW2 and no doubt my son's generation now do the same in the modern army. I must ask him. This is a fascinating conversation but has bugger all to do with that wanker Leunig which the Bunyip is writing about. Kol tuv

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    4. PhillipGeorge(c)2012December 11, 2012 at 9:33 AM

      I'll be advancing there is no such thing as a religious null set.
      The philosophies of Freemasonry, the teleological arguments used in dietary laws, and the Leunig sentimentalism are all intimately linked.

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  11. I wonder if Angela's newsagent was issued with one calender per copy of the SMH or were Fairfax aware that they were on a loser and even their not too bright regular readers wouldn't fall for the $2 opportunity and maybe only provided say one calender per five papers.

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  12. Seeing they can't even give away the Guardian-on-the-Yarra where they are still printing it, asking $2 for the duckhead's cartoon calendar seems a big ask.

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