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Go Port!

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 28, 2004 - 10:20pm

I haven't had time to write on the weekend, but hearty congratulations to Port Adelaide on their first AFL premiership.

It was good to see an all-non-Victorian grand final for the first time, but even better to see Brisbane, who have prospered under preferential treatment in the salary cap rules, having their colours lowered before winning four in a row.

Well that was a fun couple of hours

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 28, 2004 - 7:11am

Oops! Bot that I was installing for the Jabber -> WordPress gateway made a break for it like the proverbial runaway horse.

Something like 52 articles posted as the result of a bit of sloppiness on my part. Any bit of garbage hitting one of my jabber addresses was put straight to print.

The message posted at 4.26pm is a classic (which I have now deleted). That is a posting of the updates to the RSS feed of this website after the garbage started coming :-)

Mark Latham: A transcript primer

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 25, 2004 - 3:51am

KERRY O'BRIEN: ...your reference to Tony Abbott and the Queen in June last year where you described Tony Abbott as, quote, "Basically hanging out of the backside of the British monarch whenever he can."

What is this obsession you have with bottoms?

MARK LATHAM: I've no particular obsession with bottoms, it's a figure of speech --

KERRY O'BRIEN: Howard the arse-licker and the brown nose kissing bums, as you put it, Abbott hanging out of the Queen's backside, the conga line of suckholes.

Time to go, John!

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 24, 2004 - 1:31am

This looks like a great concept. A number of Australian film-makers have made a series of short films about John Howard's record as Prime Minister to be screened as a feature film which will be premiering next Wednesday September 29. It's very much a low-budget, almost underground, project that looks a bit like 11'9''01 meets Fahrenheit 9/11. I just received a copy of the press release by email and I reproduce it in full:

Wednesday's baseball blather

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 23, 2004 - 5:27am

The Cubs drew level with the Giants in the NL wildcard race on Tuesday night. However, as I am writing this, the Giants are about to nudge in front again.

The Cubs have been whizzing around the place this week. Milwaukee on Sunday, Miami Monday, Pittsburgh Tuesday and Wednesday. They split Monday's double-header against the Marlins, made up of games postponed because of the plethora of hurricanes in the past few weeks.

More on::

Great moments in airline security

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 23, 2004 - 12:16am

USATODAY.com - Flight canceled after passenger discovers Arabic-style handwriting in magazine

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Midwest Airlines canceled a flight ready to take off for San Francisco after a passenger found Arabic-style handwriting in the company's in-flight magazine and alerted the crew. (Read more)

Mr Latham goes to Townsville

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 22, 2004 - 9:15am

When I read yesterday that Mark Latham was promising to raise Townsville's profile as a defence base, I thought he was planning a special assignment for the North Queensland Cowboys. As it happens, it's a promise to establish an infantry battalion and a parachute battalion in the city, which is situated - fancy - in the marginal Liberal seat of Herbert.

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