#195 – Impersonating someone who impersonated someone who impersonated Mark Read

22 11 2010

While the bogan has embraced Underbelly to the extent that it is now being shot in an additional dimension, this shudderingly deep love of watching re-enactments of local organised crime has come up short in one crucial boganic area. Sure, the bogan can take itself on a highly satisfying rage/forgiveness/rage/forgiveness excursion using Matthew Newton’s private life, or it can admire how many different Ed Hardy t-shirts Mick Gatto has, but in the pursuit of genuine bogan-friendly lols, another Australian crime figure has the lot of them covered.

Mark “Chopper” Read, the 56 year old earless ex-convict turned celebrity, excites the bogan visually with his home-style tattoos, ultimate Movember moustache, and distinct lack of ear cartilage. He also excites the bogan with his backstory of torture, kidnapping, and prison violence. He has even offered to entertain the bogan with a hastily assembled rap album, a series of crime books, and comedy tours around the nation. But more than anything, the bogan’s love for Chopper can be more accurately attributed to watching other people pretending to be Chopper.

While using the term “Chinese whispers” to describe this multi-stage stupefying simulacra process would create uneasiness amongst the Southern Cross tattooed set, it is nonetheless true that the Eric Bana to Ronnie Johns alley ‘oop has distilled Chopper down to the barest of bogan baiting memes. The Chopper caricature of 2010 retains some theoretical capacity to commit crimes, but it is primarily a stammering pastiche of pitch-shifted dumbed down quips of indeterminate origin, designed to extract low-hanging bogan laughs in 90 second parcels. This, to the bogan, is the ideal model of a criminal; someone with a total of six jokes, loose morals, and a big moustache. In other words, a bogan male during the month of November. Waving a gun.

The bogan’s preference for “hyper-reality” is a result of its persistent dislike of detail, coupled with an attention span demolished by energy drinks, shit television, and spurious claims of ADHD. As a result, a bogan-favoured folkloric criminal needs to have an appearance suitable for costume parties, throwaway lines or mannerisms suitable for spirit-crushing repetition for the entire duration of said parties, and some sort of loveable streak that represents a credible each way bet between impressing other male bogans with its finger-gunning maxtremity, and endearing itself to other female bogans with its dangerous charm. The logical conclusion of this analysis is that thanks to someone impersonating someone who impersonated Mark Read, Ned Kelly will be given the chop as the bogan’s criminal of choice.


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22 11 2010
Shirley

I love this.

13 02 2011
Cathy

WEEN!!!

22 11 2010
chris

youse all need to HTFU

22 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Hey Shirl, I wrote you a haiku yesterday. Very amusing I thought to make you feel better.

Eric Banas Uncle Chop Chop was very cool. I feel like one of the TBL boys was assulted by a Chopper impersonator at a party. The last paragraph has a certain sense of vitriol.

Vitriol indeed, but not as the result of a trauma any greater than witnessing bogans impersonating Heath Franklin. TBL

22 11 2010
Shirley

Where is my haiku?

22 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

See Friday BoB! It is a haikuathon.

22 11 2010
Shirley

Oh I’m sorry I missed all the fun. Thanks Simon, you rock.

22 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

My pleasure. I missed a fair bit of it, Chubs is a warrior poet.

23 11 2010
Bag O'Turnips

I was too busy resting up…worked everyday for a fortnight with nothing more than a 24 hour break between shifts (no, I don’t work on teh moines), so I was pretty much stuffed.

Back from the land of sleep deprivation.

22 11 2010
Tone

Maybe one of the TBL boys sprung their girl copping some #124 from some moustachioed dude at said party?

22 11 2010
Nil desperandum

Has there been an entry on schoolies yet?

I concur Simon, Bana did a great job.

One thing that gets me a laugh is youngsters thinking it’s cool to spend time in jail. Listening down the battle cruiser the other night and there were these two young blokes talking shit about how they’d spent time ‘inside’. When quizzed about their time in the ‘pen’ it was a night in the local lock up. They were promptly told to HTFU.

23 11 2010
GoldCoaster

Ah schoolies, the ultimate underage bogan mecca. Even as I write, there are hordes of under-clad, over imbibed kids walking around outside my workplace. Skankfest 2010.

23 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Do you own a machine gun by any chance Goldy?

23 11 2010
GoldCoaster

It will always be the dream.

23 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Pursue your dream with vigour!

23 11 2010
GoldCoaster

Dad has an air rifle but it just doesn’t pump enough lead. Perhaps my army brother will lend me a mini-gun.

23 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

That’s lateral thinking, good work. I look forward to reading about you in the papers.

24 11 2010
James Hunter

Simon,
If its for the gc on schoolies maybe some thing that shoots “bird”shot ?

23 11 2010
Ash - Corporate Lawyer cum Lingerie Model

I was one of them two years ago. Safe to say I don’t remember much of it.

Which sucks, cause I’m pretty sure I lost my virginity that week and not three months later. But it was the moment in my life that drew me away from the road of boganity I was heading down, so I guess I can’t complain.

22 11 2010
Alister

I like the NZ sense of humour (and their way of insulting Australians). I think it was Muldoon, NZ PM at the time, who noted that emigration from NZ to Australia would “raise the IQ of both countries”. Pithy, clever, and insulting, all in one go.

This is the spirit in which I read the line “Australia’s funniest comedy character” on the front cover of a book about Heath Franklin being sold in New Zealand.

22 11 2010
Fiona of Carlton

HAHA! I’ll be busting that one out at a later date!

23 11 2010
Bag O'Turnips

Unfortunately, what wasn’t funny was that all the Kiwis who emigrated in Muldoon’s era of the late 70s and early 80s, did so in response to the forced austerity measures imposed on that country during that era. He was seen as their version of Margaret “Iron Lady”/”Tory Scumbag” Thatcher, in thrall of both neoliberal economics and ideology.

Makes you almost long for Malcolm Fraser (Australian PM contemporaneous to Muldoon and Thatcher)…he couldn’t bring himself to impose this new economic order (though his Treasurer, Little Johnnie Howard, was champing at the bit to do just that, even back then) and that the policy on refugees was something that resembled humane. Going by with what we have now on offer from the Big Two, one could forgive him for his complicity in The Dismissal.

23 11 2010
Sten

Ugh. Thatcher. Bitch. I’ll party hearty the day she belatedly shuffles off her mortail coil.

I’m thinking an effigy would have to be burned.

23 11 2010
Bag O' Turnips

I’d even fly over East and join you in such celebrations, Sten!

You build the effigy, I’ll bring the accelerant 🙂

22 11 2010
Maggie

saw Heath Franklin’s show
Chopper ay he’s hard as f@ck
got his autograph

think I’m dumb do ya
course I know it’s not Mark Read
realistic but

22 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Here is some Schoolies news. I believe quite a few of these young uns were from Toorak.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/tensions-rise-as-victorian-schoolies-arrive-in-byron-bay/story-e6frf7l6-1225958058451

Shadow Minister for Crime Prevention Andrew McIntosh slammed the schoolies’ behaviour.

“After 11 years of Labor, John Brumby’s soft-on-crime approach is now exporting violence from Victoria to other states and once again innocent people are the victims,’’ Mr McIntosh said.

“Violence is bad enough on Melbourne’s streets, but under John Brumby it’s now becoming an export industry.”

22 11 2010
Sten

Sigh…more histrionics from the Labor-hating News (Limited).

22 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms
22 11 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. Who is Mark “Chopper” Read? He sounds like rather a low, rough sort of fellow.

22 11 2010
Davo from sydney

Fiona: unlike many (though not all, of course, and present company excepted) of your colleagues, he does his violence with a blowtorch, and not a chequebook.

22 11 2010
martin

Lol. Nice one. You got pwned Fiona. Don’t ask me how to pronounce that.

22 11 2010
bigger person

lol!. fi, yes. but this snobbet really is overexagerated aswell. So no biggy

22 11 2010
hel

The something of something isn’t the anything of anything.

22 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

If I ever get a tatt this is it.

24 11 2010
James Hunter

how about the words “Got Some”
The tatt would need to be a little bit different though

22 11 2010
chubbybloodfart BBo

to all prognosticating on the potential demise of the TBL bandwagon I say
“Behold!”

bravo.

I was always more of an Arthur “Neddy” Smith fan myself. His escapades were chronicled to some extent in the fascinating “Blue Murder” which the bogan let through to the keeper due to it’s lack of televisual tits.
which brings to mind a potential TBL self referential link: I think Chopper had somewhere between five and forty eleven books out at the point the movie was released. The bogan had likely read none. And was not the bogan celebrated “Underbelly” Television Event predicated on a series of books?
No doubt by now the bogan has read them all. Or at least has them all on the Three Years Interest Free “rosewood” bookcase in the formal dining room of it’s McMansion.

22 11 2010
Sten

Even a childrens’ book, Chubby, in the form of “Hooky the Cripple”. No doubt it would be required reading for the Bogalets of the nation, if the Bogan didn’t think reading anything other than Zoo was for poofter intellectuals.

22 11 2010
Simon of South Yarra

Not many comments on this topic – have people received calls from the subject concerning their continued good health?

22 11 2010
chubbybloodfart BBo

We note also that the bogan reserves its twice removed vicarious admiration for ultimately failed crims. I mean, how much time did chopper spend in boob?
more time than he did out of it, surely. does this not relegate him to the “not very good at it” strata of global criminal rankings?
where is the love for Ivan Milat? I mean, check the Mo on that bastard! Thirteen and counting and he only got caught once.
Keep Australia Beautiful: Kill a Backpacker.
then maybe if you were camped in a pretty little secret location in the southwest you wouldn’t have to come roaring out of your tent at midnight in the buff with all your nasty tatts out and your big old donger swinging in the moonlight to tell the ignorant frog twenty somethiings who turned up in their wicked van at nine pm and parked three metres away and then ran a generator for two hours just so they could have lights FFS before deciding to get on the phone to ze mother country and have a good old froggy giggle to SHUT THE FU#K UP!
It makes me feel like a bogan.

22 11 2010
Brimstone

i wonder if the ‘Harden the Fuck Up’ meme is part of why Australia has such a high youth suicide rate

22 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

I certainly hope so, we don’t want any non-hackers in the land of Ned Kelly and Chopper.

22 11 2010
martin

I think it’s definitely one of the reasons why we have a lot of wankers and scum.

22 11 2010
hel

On a serious note, I work for Lifeline and I can tell you that, alas, it certainly does.

23 11 2010
Brimstone

For real? people should write more about this… draw attention to it

24 11 2010
James Hunter

Hi Brim,
It is realy slack on our society that kids have to kill themselves. Hey there are lots of places they could go and others would do it for them

22 11 2010
Brimstone

i suppose it is better then some of the Charlie Manson worshipping folks i know

22 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

I’m a Martin Bryant fan myself.

22 11 2010
Brimstone

i would prefer to keep my discussion of serial and spree killers OFF the Internet, though compared to the serial killers and Columbine style spree killers usually idolized by disaffected youth Chopper seems pretty harmless

not that i’d say that to his face

22 11 2010
martin

Why do the spree killers never kill people that f$cked them over? They always seem to kill random innocents. I think I’ve only heard of one who didn’t. Some guy in the US brought an AK to work and did over his co-workers, I think he was the victim of a lot of gossiping or something. If I were to be a fan of a criminal I’d be a fan of his, but maybe he didn’t wear deodorant and was smelly?

I’m also a fan of the guy who killed Michael McGurk. Not the developer guy, he looks like he deserves it too, the guy who actually did it.

22 11 2010
clipper

Martin Bryant killed 35 people, but because of the outrage, tighter gun control resulted in far less gun killings each year, thereby saving many hundreds of lives – how’s that for irony?

24 11 2010
James Hunter

yep now only the criminals get the guns, great

22 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

He is more of your loveable rogue type than flat out psycotic I guess.

22 11 2010
Brimstone

yeah that makes sense. alot of the American movie sites i read say good things about the Chopper movie… and i originally assumed Eric Bana got the Hulk role ’cause his name sounded like Bruce Banner

22 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

I am happy to recommend the movie Brim.

22 11 2010
martin

As Chubs said ‘Blue Murder’ is better I reckon. If you can get a copy of it which might be difficult. Cops selling heroin, murdering people, green lighting robberies for a cut, pretty full on.

22 11 2010
TheBattlersPrince

Richard Roxburgh blasting shotgun rounds into a car, calling out slogans similar to “Harden the F*ck up”…that’s what sold Blue Murder to me…

23 11 2010
martin

Alex Dimitriade’s death was one of the most harrowing and realistic I’ve ever seen too. Just plain scary that movie.

23 11 2010
martin

Er, two part mini series rather.

22 11 2010
Sten

Yep, can thoroughly recommend Blue Murder too.

Pig’s arse, Noel!

23 11 2010
Davo from sydney

You can get Blue Murder at the ABC shop… it is brilliant. Tony Martin (not the comic) as Neddy Smith, and Roxburgh has never been better.

22 11 2010
chubbybloodfart BBo

…breaking news in the Belanglo Forest!
Relative of Milat Cuts Sick.
maxtreme schoolies
someone link this, I can’t do it from my fone.

pwweeease.

22 11 2010
22 11 2010
chubbybloodfart BBo

aawww c’mon.
milat child overdoses on Underbelly and Gangsta Hero Worship and kills chum in schoolies hi-jinx…

…that’s my first wash of it.

22 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

No mention of relationship to Milat in the story though.

22 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

You need to be careful Chubs, coming bursting out of a tent, swinging in the breeze, abusing people. You could end up in a shallow grave in SW WA.

22 11 2010
22 11 2010
Andrew

Keep it up Heath. Poor Ned might again be a figure of historical and political interest rather than the bogue idol he has sadly become.

Off topic, but beautifully written, I see the Holden public relations team has been whipping local motor noters into a ritualistic fervour about exporting locally made Commodores to the states, rebadged as Chevrolets.

Which prompted this superb reply from one reader on drive.com.au:-

“If this gets exported and sold in the US with a Chevrolet badge, I wonder if the owners will replace that badge with a Holden one? We could start up an exchange program.”

To you sir, I say well played!

22 11 2010
jaydyn

Apparently they do according to a reply from a US poster.

Also a Google search came back with this
http://www.g8board.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2009

23 11 2010
Bag O'Turnips

Let’s hope they don’t accompany that with whatever their equivalent to our Aussie Swazi: what sort of a jingoistic image would they appropriate?

I’d guess theirs would be either Confederate flags or “Palin For (Vice-) President” bumper stickers; anyone who knows more, e.g. Brimstone, please elucidate me and my fellow learned TBLers.

23 11 2010
Davo from sydney

Usually an ‘I (fish, shoot, camp – insert bogan activity done badly) and I vote’ bumper sticker. Sure you do sport. We all do. It’s compulsory in this country.

23 11 2010
hel

brilliant! I am now getting on your bandwagon of humour and making that my facebook status, right after I join 300 facebook groups about stupid sh*t I don’t get.

23 11 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

If you google USA bumper stickers quite a bit comes up.

My fav – American flag with “If you don’t like my flag dial 1800-leave USA.”

23 11 2010
Ash - Corporate Lawyer cum Lingerie Model

The Stars and Bars. No question. I went on a roadtrip through the American South – you’d be stunned how many shiny trucks I saw with them smack bang on the bumper.

I don’t count the American flag cause everyone has one of those, but some of the rednecks have their US flag right next to their Confederate flag. I was tempted to point out to the driver of one that the Confederacy was a secession movement from the USA and as such it’s kind of contradictory to have them next to each other – but then I figured that pissing off some redneck who probably has a .12 gauge in the passenger seat for shooting A-rab immigants like me wasn’t worth the danger of said .12 gauge rounds in my head.

24 11 2010
James Hunter

it is not a .12 gauge ash.
12 gauge is a number relating to the number of balls of lead to make a given weight ie one pound.
hand guns and rifles are usually, in imperial, . something. ie .22 is .22 of one inch and .38 is .38 of one inch. the metric equivbalents are expressed as whole or decimal mm.
ie 9mm the hand gun equivalent of .38 inch.
In large weapons such as field guns or naval guns. the diameter of the barrel is given say 155mm often followed by a caliber eg 120 caliber which is the length of the barrel in multiples of the diameter of the barrel

23 12 2010
Ash - Maxxtreme To The Maxx

Thanks for that, James. I admit my knowledge of guns is all from Hollywood.

22 11 2010
chubbybloodfart BBo

well played indeed.

& thanks simon.

I actually didn’t come out a swingin’
No. Edna and I just laid there rolling our eyes at each other, whilst I tried to think up insults in bad schoolboy french. I kinda look hard maybe, and I don’t mind talking up the old ultraviolence, but my parents wasted a fortune on a private school education when I was a boy, so my attitude to confrontation tends to be more along the lines of Stephen Fry than Ivan Milat.
Not withstanding that I did finish my high schooling at Maroochydore High (hence the money wasted at Hutchins) and was actually raised by English Bull Terriers (when it’s to the death – always back the Bully) I instead opted for a passive agressive response by just playing really loud music when we got up this morning.
Like:
8 Ball – Underworld.
You Wanted a Hit – LCD Soundsystem.
North American Scum (Chris Menace remix) – LCD Soundsystem.
Hell is Around the Corner – Tricky
Fearless – Pink Floyd
I’ve Got it All(most) – Modest Mouse.
Your Lucky Day in Hell – Eels
Commercial for Levi – Placebo.
Skull – Sebadoh.
This Mess We’re In – PJ Harvey (with Thom Yorke)
Lazy Eye (remix) – Silversun Pickups.
Maybe Tomorrow – Stereophonics.
Groove Me – Maximum Balloon (feat Theophilus London)
Jazztalk – Deep Dive Corp
Consciousness – Lish

morning music.
that’s some Killer passive agression right there.
I am cool.

If I stop doing this, will everyone come back?

22 11 2010
chubbybloodfart BBo

oh…
Maggie…
your caps lock is on.
🙂

22 11 2010
Ash - Corporate Lawyer cum Lingerie Model

I’ll admit that I occasionally quote Heath Franklin’s Chopper, but only to my bogan friends/acquaintances when I want to instigate something.

23 11 2010
Sten

This is completely irrelevant to the discussion at hand, but I found myself tittering about it on numerous occasions:

http://idler.co.uk/practical-idling/my-stupid-life/

I reckon many of the regulars here would also appreciate it.

23 11 2010
Sten

And if your curiosity is not sufficiently piqued, there’s even a referrence to some rather unlikely #124 in there too!

If you could imagine a deranged hybrid of Palahniuk, Rankin and J R “Bob” Dobbs, you might get some way towards describing this presumably British chap’s genius.

23 11 2010
beeb

“Mark Read, Ned Kelly will be given the chop as the bogan’s criminal of choice.”
per their love of underbelly, I’m surprised its not Mathew Newton.

23 11 2010
GoldCoaster

Is it me, or is all of our media being distilled into pure bogan spirit? Is there nothing of substance left? My TV is up in the wardrobe and has been for months, and I’m not missing it one jot. That chattering purveyor of bogan culture has no place in my house anymore. Funny, it used to show good things.

The 21st century is definitely the Century of the rise of the Bogan. Sure, we’ve always had them, but since when did they become the driving force of our economy and cultural values?

23 11 2010
Ash - Corporate Lawyer cum Lingerie Model

I hear you, GC. I only watch sports, South Park and the Simpsons on TV these days

23 11 2010
TheBattlersPrince

I thought I would bring this up to you regular TBLers, but this is not the only far side of the interwebs that’s propagating the ugliness of Bogan culture.

http://memegenerator.net/Typical-Aussie

I read each submission and I laugh because I don’t want to cry at how painfully real it is…you can also lend your own wit in creating one yourself. Somewhat cathartic I assume…

Favourite one so far:

“Piss Up Sunday…RDO Monday”

*sniff*

23 11 2010
chubbybloodfart BBo

great link Sten. (my stupid life).
I read things like that and think
“Now would be the perfect time for me to never write anything ever again.”

23 11 2010
Pandabater

The boys want to imitate the crims,
The girls want to imitate the lawyers,

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/local/news/general/student-abused-police-in-hotel-row/2004428.aspx

23 11 2010
Pellicle

ADHD

in 90% of cases is … an excuse to get out of self discipline.

23 11 2010
chubbybloodfart BBo

hey!
I have ADHD.
and yes, you’re right.

23 11 2010
chubbybloodfart BBo

I believe the U.S. do have an equivalent to the aussie swazzie – the stars and stripes.
somehow even more malevolent.

I do love the fact that americans want to put holden badges on their pontiacs. and it makes more sense; the G8 is a whole lot more holden than the commodore is chevvy.
whatever.
I despise the term “Aussie”, and have done for years. It used to sound just insular and immature/insecure, now it has the added threat of nationalist hate in the mix.
nonetheless I still get excited to find a seriously quality pair of double pluggers, and think VB perfectly compliments a rump steak charred to death on a pile of old bricks and a piece of quarter inch plate. I can’t help being proud the commodore has found acclaim overseas and believe being laconic, irreverent and faintly suspicious of authority form a healthy basis for this nutritious lifestyle.
I just don’t have a name for it.

25 11 2010
Whistling Nixie

“I believe the U.S. do have an equivalent to the aussie swazzie – the stars and stripes.”

Hmmm, I beg to differ. There is no way any American would even dream of wearing their national flag like a cape, brandishing a can of downmarket beer in one hand, and swaggering around harrassing all and sundry.

25 11 2010
James Hunter

what about wonder woman ?

23 11 2010
chubbybloodfart BBo

…and I can actually find the southern cross in the sky.
even from Brazil.

25 11 2010
Whistling Nixie

…Where, of course, you might see a Commodore with Chevy badging, as they’re known as the Chevrolet Omega in that market.

23 11 2010
chubbybloodfart BBo

on topic.
trust me.
there used to be a TV show called Max Headroom. at the start of each show would be the words “twenty minutes into the future…”
so,
west australia is like living three hours in the past. and I know you’re all watching telly or something now…
but did anyone see Animal Kingdom?
it was supposed to be great, but I’ve never met anyone who’s seen it…

sort of on topic.
sort of.

24 11 2010
Tombarina

We saw Animal Kingdom.

Wrist-openingly depressing, but brilliant. Jacqui Weaver’s Smurf is the scariest thing I’ve seen in many a moon. Also thoroughly cured me of my chronic Ben Mendelsohn crush.

See it. Then spend the next month feeling sick in the knowledge that this is the way of it for an ugly feral sub-class.

25 11 2010
brad

Found this movie quite dissapointing and unrealistic- jacqui Weavers role was the only one that came close,however her “plum in her mouth” accent kept coming through which doesnt make for a convincing crim-class matriarch.As for the rest of the characters,why cant Australian film makers find convincing actors to play these roles.Dennis Allen,Victor Pierce and co certainly didnt look like or speak like Joel Edgerton and the script writers decision to have the said characters living in leafy Ivanhoe makes the whole movie just confusing,are they psychotic dentists?,did the boys go to Ivanhoe Grammer before they turned to crime?
Sorry Tomba but i think they should have watched Blue Murder or The Boys before they made this one,and maybe they should consult with the right people when writing story lines on real events.

25 11 2010
Tombarina

Agree re the lack of veracity in some of the casting, but I still found it pretty powerful. Didn’t hear the plum – shall have to give it another shot.

Not up there with The Boys, though – that stands alone. I found it very hard to fancy David Wenham after that, too. And Blue Murder gets trotted out at least once a year at our place – how unbelievably good was the casting?!

As an aside, a former journo mate of mine was doing police rounds for a daily metro during that period, and used to hang around the fringes of Roger and his cronies at various pubs. He reckons Richard Roxborough was absolutely note-perfect, but says Blue Murder flattered Neddy. Apparently the man is even more brutish than portrayed. Scary.

26 11 2010
brad

ha ha was surfing through the tv last night and i saw Roger The Dodger(Richard Roxborough) ranting and raving,with glass in hand at a bunch of shocked on-lookers in an art gallery.I thought this looks interesting and was entertained for the next 45 mins by some of the funniest and darkest aus drama iv seen in a while.Clive is exactly who i would be if i was a rougish idealistic but brilliant defence lawyer living in sydney,addictions and all ha ha.Im betting im throwing my praises in a few weeks late but i guess thats nothing compared to the raves and reveiws this show will get water-cooler side in about a year when its picked up by one of the commercial channels.

23 11 2010
chubbybloodfart BBo

hey simon
I just checked out your Tatt link.

That’s pretty cool.
and the best part is you could put it on yourself.
apparently

*sigh*
I can’t pick up any TV here except nein.
waste of time anyway. All the good stuff is off for the summer.
except Qi
Qi is on tonight.
I think Top Gear might be on tonight,
but I’m over it. Nine killed it for me. I’d already downloaded the new series anyway.
Did I mention I have a total man crush on James May?
I did.
and I do.
i’m even growing my hair…

23 11 2010
chubbybloodfart BBo

is it ok to give lemongrass to dogs?

30 11 2010
Phil

Brad, yes the show is called “Rake” four episodes have been on so far – I missed the second. Watched 3 and 4 on the weekend. It isn’t perfect, but as others have opined, just about everything else is a repeat or crap, or both.

12 10 2013
X

This post needs a follow up.

16 10 2013
James Hunter

quantum mechanics

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