Saturday, July 20, 2013

A literary whale amongst the schooling fish

And while on the topic of the retardeds' ability to amuse themselves and others, what about the upcoming Melbourne Writers' Festival! It's a beaut guest list this year, as Gerard Henderson's smart dog, Nancy, has noticed:
Gay Alcorn, Cathy Alexander, Dennis Altman, Wendy Bacon, The Bedroom Philosopher, Eric Beecher, Larissa Behrendt, Sophie Black, Julian Burnside, Jennifer Byrne, Fiona Capp, Jane Caro, Michael Cathcart, Alison Croggon, Mary Crooks, Sushi Das, Catherine Deveny, Anne Deveson, Charles Firth, Morag Fraser, Anna Goldsworthy, Jonathan Green, Libbi Gorr, Wendy Harmer, Joan Kirner, Ramona Koval, Mark Latham, Benjamin Law, Antony Loewenstein, Amanda Lohrey, Miriam Lyons, Father Bob Maguire, Anne Manne, David McKnight, Peter McPhee, George Megalogenis, Tony Moore, Terry Moran, Denis Muller, Ben Pobje, Henry Reynolds, Peter Rose, Julianne Schultz, Margaret Simons, Peter Singer, Tim Soutphommasane, Jeff Sparrow, Fiona Stanley, Anne Summers, Magda Szubanski, Arnold Zable.
One of Australia's greatest literary stars, Catherine Deveny, already has her publicity shot ready.


As she told her Twitter disciples, "Samuel Townsend took this portrait on a rooftop in Northcote last Saturday for the National Portrait Gallery Canberra." The National Portrait Gallery? Good chance there is some grant money in there somewhere.

Get up. Go to work. Pay tax. And never doubt for a moment that it is in the country's best interests to be spending the confiscated fruits of ignorati labours on snapshots of vulgarians with thighs like Christmas hams.  


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  1. If they are Christmas hams it's a bloody big porker. Looks more like a hind of beef.

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    1. The Old and Unimproved DaveJuly 20, 2013 at 5:36 PM

      At last Cathy had come up with a way of discouraging truck drivers from parking in the bike lanes...

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  2. I'm all for gathering such gifted luminaries in one concentrated non-disaster-proof location.

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  3. The Old and Unimproved DaveJuly 20, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    At an undisclosed location, Cathy discourages yet another alien spaceship from invading Planet Earth.

    The aliens were quoted as saying "The horror! The horror!"

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  4. Having had jobs around the world and wearing the green and gold in a diplomatic role, I profess to having no knowledge of what Deveny offers this country's past, present or future. She seems to be a vacuous entity looking for something - perhaps a long-overdue gaseous release that provides some relief. Hence her pose, thankfully for her!

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    1. True but that's a reflection of Australia more than her.

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  5. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.July 20, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    I think it is a useful demonstration of the tensile strength of aluminium, Prof.

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  6. Off topic, but this must be said:

    Good old Collingwood No never! They know how to lose a game,
    Side by side we'll lose together just to shame the Magpie name,
    While young Nate there is a'weeping and we kick their buns,
    They will know that they've bee slaughtered by the Mighty, Mighty Suns!

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  7. " the retardeds' ability to amuse themselves and others"

    You forgot to add "At someone else expense"

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  8. I'm not sure breed of ham it is.. possibly either a Danish Protest Pig, Estonian Bacon or British Saddleback?

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  9. What's she doing? Trying to scare off climate change?

    Hope she gets laid!

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  10. pity her poor children

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  11. "with thighs like Christmas hams"

    If it wasn't for the Wellington boots, we'd probably see the fattened calves. The Prodigal Son, on returning and seeing those fattened calves, would quickly turn around and hasten back to whence he came.

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  12. Oh god, my eyes, Professor you bastard.....

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  13. I do so hope Catherine Deveny gets laid -- yet... somehow... I doubt it....

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    1. If you rotate the lounging chair's back further back, she'll be laid out.

      Cheers

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  14. "The Bedroom Philosopher"

    One assumes he is the token right winger. I have heard his song 'Megan the Vegan' and he is definately in protest (or at least still has major issues) about plant eating hippies. :P

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  15. Oh my God! My eyes, the goggles, they do nothing!

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