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M. Patard

Well said Warner.

Another well said this week by Cronulla’s (ex-Panther) Wade Graham:

"...as he fronted ASADA for questioning, and they asked him to paint a picture of his career: “I’m not here to paint a f---ing picture.”

The Bandana Boy Peter FitzSimons (whose husband is Simon FitzPeter) said earlier in the week:

That's right, trying to get into the head space of Wade Graham, the 22-year-old Cronulla Sharks player who first came to wider public attention a fortnight ago when he turned up to the ASADA investigation in T-shirt and thongs, backward baseball cap..."


Backward baseball cap = bad

Aging Jack Sparrow wannabe in a red bandana = more shit/crap yawnion talk.

Go fuck a quokka Fitzeee.

Tony Tea

The Fitzy bandana is one of modern Australia's more puzzling enigmas.


After grog tweets.

Tony Tea

You certainly hope he was on the piss.

M. Patard

If he tweeted a music clip that's a sure sign he's on the piss, otherwise, no assumptions, please..

Tony Tea
Old heads like Adam Gilchrist - who has earnt more than $7 million in the IPL and is still playing - can get in an out without being swayed but there is mounting concern that one young Australian player in India is behaving with increased recklessness as his moral radar scrambles with a large pay cheque which far outstrips his ability.

That appears to fit Warner, but it is hard to believe he would read that and then fly off the handle at Crash on Twitter. More likely the player in question would shut up and hope the criticism passed by.

M. Patard

Maybe Warner is just playing his "natural game".

After all, and fuck me, how many times do you hear that these days re. cricket?

"We were 679 behind going into our second innings with 3 days to play so, naturally, enthused each other to just go out there and play our natural game."

"Stay positive!"


'What about encouraging Aus players rather then bagging them.'

Good call Dave. This country needs more access journalism!

Tony Tea

In Mike and the McKennas, Cricket Australia already has a big enough group of publicity people encouraging Australian cricketers.


If I to pick a sore point with OZ sports journos over one thing it would be their (what seems like) collective championing of political correctness. Given the current cultural marxist political milieu, not to mention that careers can be destroyed by straying from the party line, I can handle acquiescence. It's just hard to take when it's shoved down your throat. No one wants to be the first journo to stop clapping I guess.

The rugby writer for the Australian Wayne Smith would be an exception. Unfortunately I find rugby a turgid game so I hardly read him. Conn and Crash are overall quite decent journos.

Tony Tea

If I can veer into Aussie Rules - the media regularly moan that players give rote, rehearsed and colourless answers, but when the players say something off kilter, the media hops into them.


If Warner fires up for the Ashes, he'll be a legend. If he reaches Paper Cut levels of achievement...

Vice captain's curse?

Tony Tea

Can you see Warner dealing with the moving ball? Actually, on current trajectory, can you see him dealing with any conditions?

Tony Tea

A "bit of friendly banter" according to James Pattinson. I'd like to read some spiteful banter.


He doesn't appear to be able to deal with the moving word. His banter reminds me of his batting. Forceful but crude. If his eye is better than his wit and he deals with the Poms better than he dealt with Malcolm Conn, all will be forgiven.

Tony Tea

People and media complain sports stars are too boring. Now Warner shows some emotion and he's canned for it. Can't win either way.

— Brock McLean (@dirty_14) May 18, 2013
Tony Tea

Yes, Brock is talking utter balls.

M. Patard

Brock is right.

Tony Tea

Pat is wrong.

M. Patard

Tony is double wrong, as is Brock.

M. Patard

Wait, Brock is wright and Tony is wrong.

Almost weaned myself off the internet.

Tony Tea

Rabbit season!

Duck season!

Rabbit season!

Duck season!

Rabbit season!

Duck season!

Duck season!


Big Ramifications

Bloody hell. Another sportsman who is peddling that tosh. "Sports journalists should write about their "home" teams in a generally encouraging manner." Why.... I don't even....

Harry Kewell had a big ol' cry about the same thing just prior to the 2010 World Cup. Except he lectured a whole bunch of Aussie journalists. To their faces. During a televised press conference.

He sounded absolutely pathetic. The fact that his moany speech was probably vetted and approved by a number of Soccer Australia power brokers and PR experts just makes me shake my head.

It all seems to part of this politically correct RESPECT craze that sprung up about a generation ago and slotted itself into the rules of social etiquette. Respect no longer has to be earned, it has to be given.

The more urban and "street" the culture, the more people seem to be hung up on being shown RESPECT, simply for having a pulse.

"have a look at yourself."

Warner's first reply to Malcolm Conn was a non sequitur, and each new rebuttal found hilarious ways to be more deranged and nonsensical than its predecessor.

So I had a huge old laugh when he played the "have a look at yourself" card as an entire retort. The conversation was already starting to read like a Monty Python sketch, and that tweet was unintentional comedy gold. Farking perfect.

Hangover Black

I think daffy calls "rabbit season", then bugs calls rabbit season, daffy gets tricked into calling "duck season" and Elmer pulls the trigger.

I can understand Warner not being able to spell, but Conn? It's "you're", Malcolm!

Big Ramifications

Think of the character and intellect that would come up with such a public flame war to make a point. Except no one else bothered to arc up, so it was more flame out than flame war.

He played the man in every single one of his tweets - came across as a total bully. On the other side of the coin, none of his tweets made an attempt to back up any point he was trying to make. Farking none. None!

And being a high profile sportsman, what sort of ignoramus would then decide to do this on Twitter and not expect a ton of consequences? Where the fark has he been living for the last five years?

Either that, or he was filled with such self righteousness that he thought Twitter was the place, coz his fact-free potty-mouthed argument TOTALLY PWNED.

Take your pick. What an absolute bone head.

Tony Tea

Warner pulled his tweets. Spoilsport.


Did Warner pull his head in with his tweets after sobering up or consulting with his media people or both?

Apparently he was offended by Craddock using his picture near a corruption article. Yes, I gathered that from his tweets too.

The Mongrel

Apparently he was offended by Craddock using his picture near a corruption article

I'm pretty sure journalists don't select photos, write headlines or captions.

Criticising a journo for any of these alleged sins makes you look like a goose.

Davey's mum

Cowan saw the writing on the wall for the Ashes and hacked Warner's account.

Valerius Flaccus

Jim and McClure (both "raging drunk" according to McClure) attended the Living Theater's Paradise Now at San Franciso's Civic Auditorium. As they walked in, the company was already down to jockstraps and panties, blabbing about repression and social control, with chaotic abandon in the air. Big Rufus, the Living's only black actor, was standing by the door. Jim looked at him and immediately started yelling "NIGGER" as loud as he could.

"What shameful old age has seized you on a sudden, and broken your valour and taken away your fire."

Dominique Venner

Not all the old are gone to cowardice, Mr. Flaccus.

I am healthy in body and mind, and I am filled with love for my wife and children. I love life and expect nothing beyond, if not the perpetuation of my race and my mind. However, in the evening of my life, facing immense dangers to my French and European homeland, I feel the duty to act as long as I still have strength. I believe it necessary to sacrifice myself to break the lethargy that plagues us. I give up what life remains to me in order to protest and to found. I chose a highly symbolic place, the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, which I respect and admire: she was built by the genius of my ancestors on the site of cults still more ancient, recalling our immemorial origins.


Ice Hockey. Sport or not?

Tony Tea

"Sport" but "not" one I'm interested in.

Tony Tea

Yesterday's tweet. (Mine, not the idiot Warner's.)

M. Patard

I know, Tones. Saw you over at Bunyips and couldn't resist :-)

Peace Frog should always go with this -> You Make Me Real

Fine work by Ray there, too.

As the top upvoted comment says:

studgetsbeetches 2 years ago

love to drink beer and listen to the doors...dammit...


Tony T's Orwellesque hatred of Irish Catholics forbids him from breaking on through.

M. Patard


I would have thought this would be your favourite song, Tones: The WASP

M. Patard

Gotta hand it to you though, Tones, for all my stirring (which is light hearted). Yours is one of the few remaining blogs in the alt-rightosphere that remains unmoderated.

You'd think with all the protests about degradation of "freedom of speech" the so called conservatives would actually apply some.

Here's to you, Tones, and Dominique Venner (at least the opening and then from 3 minutes on).

M. Patard

Damn, my comment just went into moderation. Now that's ironic!

Tony Tea

MacHeckle & O'Jeckle.

Tony Tea

Fished 'em out of the filter. The AGB even eats my effing comments.


Did you know that Mangan's on twitter Pat?


I liked this tweet:

"In light of current events outside the Barracks... all cadets and staff to travel tomorrow in full civilian clothes." That'll teach 'em.

Might be a good one to follow Tony. His blog is pretty good.

M. Patard

"a scathing attack"



are all used to describe these tweets:

"The girl accusing Ben Teo is bad news," Lynn tweeted.

He then agreed with a response from another Twitter user who said "She should serve 2 months in jail for her make up! #booyah". Lynn replied: "She definately (sic) should!".

Lynn went on with a third post: "it does my head in ..."

Oh, yes, a scathing outburst of attacks all right.

No wonder people abuse journos. We'd be foolish not to.

Tony Tea

Journalism should instead be called exaggerism.


Craddock is back in full blown PC mode:


The woman withdraws the charge against Teo. Not good enough says Craddock:

'It takes enormous courage for a young woman to progress with a complaint against a footballer. Very few are up for the fight because even if you win, you lose, such is the acute stress of the journey.'

May as well print 'Teo is guilty! guilty! guilty!'


Craddock demands that Teo be stood down from Origin selection.

A couple of years ago the NRL suspended Brett Stewart for the first 4 games of the year after an allegation of sexual assault was made against him. The matter later went through the court and it was show the woman involved was a mental case and her father a con-artist. The allegation was proven to be false but Stewart was a broken man.

You also had the Matt Johns situation where a loose NZ woman cried rape and 4 corners went to town on Johns. Phil Gould basically said on the Footy Show that Johns was suicidal after the ordeal. Again the allegation was a pack of nonsense and the woman had consented and indeed boasted about her 'experience' to co-workers the next day.

Craddock chooses to learn nothing from these incidents. He just wants to fit things through his narrow politically correct journalist/exaggerist worldview.


Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf has been withdrawn by the ICC from officiating in the upcoming Champions Trophy in England following media reports that indicated he was under investigation by Mumbai Police.

Get Craddock onto this.

M. Patard


"I felt strongly against that image being posted on the related article and as I said I shouldn't have come out and directed tweets at Malcolm as I did. I apologise to anyone I offended with the language that I used.

"I was just extremely annoyed with my image being used on that related article. I was trying to defend myself because anyone who saw that article can automatically assume that I'm related to what happened over there.

"If I let it go and didn't say anything, was I going to be defended by others? We just don't know that. But I shouldn't have used the language that I did."

As that notorious idiot and judeo-sycophant Tim Blair would say, "Quite so."

Would any journo defend Warner? Of course not. It's all shit and giggles to journos, the most scumbaggery scumhole occupation of scumbags international.

If anything, Warner's tweets were downright civilised given the defamatory context journos put him in. And, before anyone says that the journo doesn't choose the photos nor the bylines, all I can say is "Get. Fucked."

A pack of odious muckrakers perennially propagandising the perverse.

Tony Tea


Tony Tea


Tony Tea
MC: What's the secret, how did you lose eight kilos?

DW: It's no secret. Our doc has put us on this low carb, high fat diet which is quite interesting. No breads, no rice, no pasta. A few of the guys have been on it, Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, Usman Khawaja. A lot of grilled chicken and fresh vegies, that's basically what I was eating day in, day out, with salads.

I would suggest losing weight via a "low carb, high fat diet" is indeed a secret and, in fact, more than merely "quite interesting".


Are we in the alt-rightosphere here? I thought we were just talking toot.

Tony Tea


Big Ramifications

"A pack of odious muckrakers perennially propagandising the perverse."

That's what makes it so funny-interesting on so many levels. Journos do speak a whole heap of crap, and it's prolly one of the main reasons dead tree news organisations are floundering. They do need to have a look at themselves.

Yet Warner is such a vacuous bint of a bully that he still loses the, erm, "argument."

Twitter user Boya Dee writes:

'Ohhhhh myyyy God!!!! I just see a man with his head chopped off right in front of my eyes!

'Oh my God!!!! The way Feds took them out!!! It was a female police officer she come out the whip and just started bussssin shots!!

'Mate ive seen alot of s*** im my time but that has to rank sumwhere in the top 3. I couldnt believe my eyes. That was some movie s***.'

The two black bredas run this white guy over over then hop out the car and start chopping mans head off with machete!!

'People were asking whyyy whyyy they were just saying we've had enough! They looked like they were on sutn! Then they start waving a recolver

'Then boydem turn up!! Woolwich feds didnt want it... They had to wait for armed response.. Helicopters everyting...

'Then thats how u know they were on sutn cos they actually went for armed feds with just two machete and an old rusty lookin revolver

'The first guy goes for the female fed with the machete and she not even ramping she took man out like robocop never seen nutn like it

'Then the next breda try buss off the rusty 45 and it just backfires and blows mans finger clean off... Feds didnt pet to just take him out!!

'These times i was just going to the shop for some fruit and veg and i see all that!'


As in: a load of old. A phrase much beloved by Robert Rankin, of whom I am a fan.

Some Banker

Strippers and toot!


'I would suggest losing weight via a "low carb, high fat diet" is indeed a secret...'

That's the paleo diet. Come to think of it it's pretty big in alt-right circles.

Big Ramifications pepped up on toot

I wuz gonna say Atkins or Zone diet. I believe they are the same.

But then I realised they were "low carbs, high protein." Those diets freak out more with respect to carbs than fat, but I can't recall them specifically promoting high fat intake.

So not sure if he got it wrong or that was his real diet. The examples he gives are "low carbs, high protein" which makes me wonder which the correct definition is.

And it's not like it's the first time. In his tweet: wow champ all you do is bag people for a living and you say cricket is a real job!!! Bit rich CHAMP!! I'm sure the "is" is supposed to be "isn't" – only a small error but it 100% changes the meaning of the sentence.

Tony Tea

I've been Troogling and discovered the paleo diet is high in dinosaur.

Big Ramifications

Irregardless*+ low carb, high fat diet is non famous enough to have its own acronym. 3.4 million Google results.

*+ will you queue in the far queue too?

Big Ramifications

Christ on a bike. I did a Warner!

"non famous" should read "non secret"

M. Patard

"That's the paleo diet. Come to think of it it's pretty big in alt-right circles."

Ahem, yes.

I think our Tony meets all the requirements of the alt-right. Next thing he'll be going all Colin Liddell on our ass (or is that "arse", as Colin would say?)

m0nty, though. How would you classify him? Rusted on, regardless of results?

M. Patard

Next question on Q&A: How many Brit soldiers beheaded in he street does it take to secure Israel?

Answer: "Non-Sequiter; Israel is the reward in its own right. All Whites must sacrifice to her Huitzilopochtli"

M. Patard

Or, as Bunyip would put it: Thatcher gave us white goods in trade for our White goods. The milk sat on the window sill, until the miners were thrown out of xyz (who cares?).

Free tRADE, Free tRADE, Free tRADE, Free tRADE,


M. Patard

As Steven Spielberg would put it: What We Fight For

(Miranda Devine will write a sonnet to it next week, and the Left will gnash their teeth, because we all know it.)

Tony Tea

Is alt-right anything like alt-country?

M. Patard

That's rather epic, Tones. I like it.

My boy is learning the trumpet right now and, while it's smilingly hard to hear, I keep a smile on regardless. Because I know that underneath it all is another Pantherlassa striving to break out. (A Panther Boy drinking Mango Lassa).

Great tune you linked.

M. Patard

And, to close it down for another evening of something or other, here's one going out to Tim Blair, Andrew Bolt, and of course, the redoubtable Bunyip:


M. Patard

We need to remember, contrary to all the News Ltd bleatings, and all the Fairfax and ABC wailings, NO ENEMIES TO THE RIGHT!


M. Patard


he AFL's indigenous round has been marred by a racial slur made by a young fan against Adam Goodes which overshadowed a virtuoso match-winning performance by the Sydney champion on Friday night.

A teenage girl wearing a Collingwood jumper is believed to be responsible for abusing Goodes in the closing stages of Sydney's 47-point victory. She was later escorted from the venue by stewards.

Gee. What next? Poodles barking at postmen?

(Thank God for Journos)

Big Ramifications

>> I think our Tony meets all the requirements of the alt-right.

> Is alt-right anything like alt-country?

Alt-Right is a new one for me. Never heard of it before.

FWIW, Neo Con is one of those political pigeon holes that particularly annoys the crap out of me. Not coz of what it means, mind you – I wouldn’t have a clue what the differences are between a Neo Conservative and Conservative. Or Neo Con and Libertarian; or Neo Con and Teabagger; or Neo Con and Fascist, for that matter.

It GRATES on me simply coz it only ever seems to be used as an insult, and the people who use it are almost exclusively the yappy, shouty, dogma reciting Student Grant types bereft of any real clue.

Erm. Yes. Well. *nervously adjusts collar * Enough about me.... what do you guys think about me?

> And, to close it down for another evening of something or other, here's one going out to Tim Blair, Andrew Bolt, and of course, the redoubtable Bunyip:

I haven't clicked your link yet, Pat. Presently using a mate's prepaid stick and he's gigabyte poor.

But here's a music video for youse all, inspired by the Woolwich incident and Pat's introduction above. Probably the biggest band in the world when was it released as part of an album.

Truly in the "how did they ever get away with it?" category. A song so scary that attention wh0re, serial idiot Marilyn Manson scrapped plans to do a cover a few years later.


ps: Student Grant: http://oi44.tinypic.com/2uykexd.jpg

M. Patard

No need to click the link, Rammer. I may have been a bit carried away at that point.

M. Patard

What's the meaning of that song, Rammer?

M. Patard

Whilst my heart bleeds for Adam Goodes, here are some choice, and real, quotes from an under 10s match somewhere in the Penrith Junior League yesterday:

"I'm gonna kill ya ya faggot."

"Don't touch me ya cunt or I'll punch ya fuckin head in."

More of the same, throughout. Most were delivered with a knee or elbow or punch.

The ref expressed to yours truly prior to kickoff, to my enquiry, "How are ya Ref?"; "I'm sick. And, I'm tired."

I'm not sure exactly what he meant by that, whether he was "sick and tired" of life, or literally sick as well as tired, due to sickness. In any case, he reffed like any interpretation of it.

Needless to say, an undefeated season so far came to a shuddering reversal and the team was shell-shocked, to say the least. There will be a square up come next time we visit, of that you can be sure.

But, we must return to more pressing matters. What a terrible thing for Mr. Goodes to endure.

M. Patard

For Adam Goodes:


Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.

M. Patard

Unless, Goodes belongs in Sector 8?

Big Ramifications

To frame the Adam Goodes incident another way, three-fingers-pointing-back-at-him style....

A girl barely in her teens. A child in the eyes of the law, due all the extra protection our legislators deem so necessary.

Adam Goodes confidently picks out one of three girls as the one who verbally abused him as he was rushing past not even looking at them.

Then in front of 65,000 people, plus the millions in TV Land, plus the millions more who will find out when it becomes news, plus the lingering public humiliation and vilification that will surely follow.... Adam sees fit to call a halt to the game to have this child ejected from the ground by burly security guards.

Just coz his feelings got hurt.

That about it?

No one in a civilised society should be granted a magic set of chimp-out words. Words so provocative to the listener that they don't know how they might respond – and then unashamedly claim "diminished responsibility" for their actions.

For it to be a members-only club, with admission criteria based on citizens' culture or minority status, is just ludicrous.

Tony Tea

This and this.


Racism, the gift that keeps giving.


Racist jokes are so passé. The new joke IS racism.

Tony Tea

Passé? That sounds foreign.



(xenophobe! doesn't have quite the same ring to it)

M. Patard

Just when you thought things in Oz couldn't get any more ridiculous.

Via collns

It's been weird these past few days thing Eddie was a good bloke. As you were then.
What a fricken maroon!


One of the articles about Goode said that the girl called him a racial slur. Imagine a fan shouting out 'You're a racial slur'. Or 'Generic racial slur'.

Tony Tea

No matter the good work Eddie is reputed to do, I've always had a suspicion his public and private personas are divergent.

Tony Tea

Oh, and I have it on good authority the Collingwood girl's "ape" came with an inky adornment.

Big Ramifications

To answer your v.old question, Pat. My boy Axel didn't like all the reffos at the LA bus station descending on him, trying to sell him cheap jewellery. I still laff when he clarifies "that's right" at the start of the song. Naughty Axel.

The song has it's own Wiki page - a fairly interesting read.

ps: Weak as piss, Adam. Sticks and stones.

Axel Foley

That's "Axl", numnutz.



Big Ramifications

The Red Bandana is part of a drugs-in-sport debate about to start on ABC1. Let's see if he's gonna be his usual bully self....

Backwards caps are baaaad.

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