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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Wondrous Adventures of Telfon Johnny

Howard tipped to visit cyclists in German hospital

No. He didn't. Telfon Johnny went to the cricket.

PM ducks out for cricket relief
Asked whether he was planning to visit the injured Australian cyclists in Leipzig, Germany, he said that was not possible because of several logistical reasons. Asked whether he intended going to the cricket, he said: "Bye, bye."

Then he got on a big plane and was secretly whisked off to Iraq. Imagine if a similar disaster befell the Australian Cricket Team. Oh, envisage the wailing and gnashing of teeth, the national grief and introspection.....


  • "Imagine if a similar disaster befell the Australian Cricket Team."

    You have summed up the current English national psyche right there...

    By Blogger Edward, at 7:44 pm, July 26, 2005  

  • Our heartfelt commisserations to you. Hey, didn't your one day side kick Aussie butt?

    By Blogger cfsmtb, at 7:54 pm, July 26, 2005  

  • Sort of, but then we drew in the final. And the ODIs aren't the same as The Ashes. Grr!

    By Blogger Edward, at 8:53 pm, July 26, 2005  

  • From aus.bicycle: More The Age letters

    Heh. I'm not the only guy who's too cynical.

    A dream of a race

    I have a dream! One day when we all ride bicycles and use public transport, we will stop to watch an annual car race throughout the most beautiful parts of Europe. The scenery never ceases to amaze. To the organisers, participants and Lance Armstrong, well done (again).
    Mark Boswell, West Footscray

    A logistical excuse?

    Had it been Australian Test cricketers who were killed and injured in Germany, rather than cyclists, would John Howard have visited them? "Logistical issue" indeed. The logistics of a complete lack of care for other human beings. Helen Wayland, St Kilda East

    By Blogger cfsmtb, at 8:05 pm, July 27, 2005  

  • he is a lying sack of shit
    he is a lying sack of shit
    me and weezil think he is and always has been ( core? anyone?) a lying sack of shit.
    Dear John - Franfurt airport is the absolute hub of euro-Logistics, Whaddareya? A lying sack of shit.

    By Blogger Brownie, at 12:48 am, July 30, 2005  

  • He was a lying sack of shit long before the core / non-core stuff - back in the early 80s, as Treasurer, he was a lying sack of shit.

    By Anonymous Persia, at 5:34 pm, July 30, 2005  

  • Do you think it's partly because they're female sporting participants too? I'm not trying to sound overly PC or stir here but it's pretty obvious women get a raw deal when it comes to their sporting achievements being taken seriously (with the possible exception of female tennis players, who still don't get the same acclaim and money as the men).

    By Blogger 3Ply Stagliano, at 11:55 pm, August 03, 2005  

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