Archive for September, 2007

The Sideshow Ep. 17: monologue material

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Tonight – bearded ladies, sword swallowers and other names for Liberal ministers. Smears! Last week, a story circulated about Kevin Rudd having heart surgery. Now there’s a rumour about a married govt. minister who is secretly gay, visits bath houses and is having an affair with one of his male staffers. In particular, one of […]

The Sideshow Ep. 16: monologue material

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Kevin Rudd’s launched his election campaign already. In fact he’s so sure of becoming PM now that he thought he was able to announce the election date himself. John Howard’s still stretching out the date of the election as he heads towards the three year mark of this term. I think he’s hoping that if […]

The Sideshow Episode 15: monologue material

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Howard’s language and image seems to have changed as he desperately tries to appeal to younger voters. After the APEC cultural showcase, John Howard used these words: “I felt stoked that my country had such talented artists.” When asked about the conference in general, he said that “APEC totally owns”, and that (mime turntables) “wikiwikiwikiwikiworld […]

The Sideshow Ep. 14: monologue material

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

APEC SCHMAPEC The APEC summit has finally delivered a knockout punch to climate change. The leaders agreed to a non-binding agreement, still to be ratified, agreeing on non-specific targets for the in-principle reduction of unspecified greenhouse gasses over a generally gradual time at some stage in the not-too-distant future. Perhaps. All agreed that global warming […]

The Sideshow Ep. 13: monologue material

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

THE HORROR OF APEC Imagine living in a backward dictatorship where police can randomly body-search anyone they like, where they can detain people without any bail or even an actual charge, and where they can stop the public from entering public spaces – using concrete walls and water cannons! Well, imagine no more – welcome […]