Goad : To provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction
AFL sporting hero, two time Brownlow medalist and 2014 Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes has been widely condemned by football spectators for a couple of on field incidents most notably, a provocative war dance in front of the opposition cheer squad. Moreover, he has ignited again the destructive, regressive racism issue that we somehow just can’t get past.
Adam is a true champion however, his actions have unintentionally been divisive by highlighting the differences between us instead of the similarities we all share. Being human.
And on that score, Adam should stop Goading the public into a response. Play the game and leave the point scoring to the Umpires.
So where to from here for public relations at team Adam Goodes?
My advice to Adam is simple. Apologise. I know what some of you may be thinking. And you’re right, he shouldn’t have to but this isn’t an apology about skin colour. It’s an apology for an action as a man before other men and women.
Get a press conference organised now and apologise for the war dance. Try to make it a light hearted affair pointing out the irony of the apology made by Kevin Rudd in 2007. Obviously, the magnitude and significance cannot be compared but if Adam wants to win back public support this is what he needs to do.
State your case, be proud of your heritage and speak to the reasons why you did it but acknowledge it was provocative and that in hindsight you would have chosen another course of action.
And you will be remembered for the right reasons and the AFL can be left to tackle the next big ticket issue staring them down. Homophobia.
The Legacy of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran
Make your mind up Australia
Are you committed to waging a war against drugs?
If yes, then shut the fuck up about the methods used in the fight
If no, then fair enough
Get off the fence and take a stand
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran did
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Farkthat. Give time. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran did.
Poppy you are a duplicitous flower
Will we see bunches of you at their funerals?
Didn’t think so
I used to be PC but found it bland
I’m not into Pop Culture
I’m not into Polite Conversation
I’m not into Predictable Cliches
So Who am I?
I turned to my PC friend for a straight answer
I plugged it in, turned it on and when prompted, typed: whoami
And there it was. The answer, in black and white
It’s not Bush week. It’s Bird Week
Birdlife Australia have made Oct 20th – Oct 26th Bird week and have launched a website to catalogue the vast array of birdlife amongst us. Just like a census, but for birds.
Accuracy will be an issue though because if a “Bird in the hand is worth 2 in the Bush” there could be some double ups.
ROLF HARRIS. A British court on 30 June 2014 found veteran children’s television presenter and artist Rolf Harris guilty of indecently assaulting four young girls
Which Bank Con?
Comm Bank Con
Be sure to check out my opinion and appraisal of The GFC
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This is a Community Service Announcement
Joel Madden, frontman for band Good Charlotte and star of The Voice has hit the headlines for possession of a joint. But it was no Record Haul. No charges are likely given the woefully small amount of Wacky Tobacci involved†¤….Gee, what a revelation. Drugs in the entertainment business!!……and at the other end of the spectrum we have a justice system that failed to protect Jill Meagher from a brutal murder by a savage on parole. Then the community erupts with outrage at the gross negligence of the legal system and demand answers so this travesty never happens again.
But you don’t need to look too far for answers. It’s us. We are to blame. We call the Police too quickly and too often for petty grievances or trivial matters. So instead of keeping killer rapists locked up, police resources are diverted into chasing down red neck racists having a rant on public transport.
Get vocal but Get Real. Use the Police resource wisely.
Think before you Dial.
†¤ Woefully small by Rock star standards
The whole racism issue never seems to go away, especially in sport. In recent days much has been said about the Indigenous AFL superstar Adam Goodes. To make my point, I bring into the story AFL player Adam Cooney to represent the Anglo Saxons and use his surname as the basis for the vulgar reference, “Coon”, a term once used to describe Indigenous folk.
I had a dream. And in that dream a football match was played.
It was Round 19 Sunday August 4th 2013 at Etihad Stadium.
The Western Bulldogs versus the Sydney Swans.
The stage was set as two Brownlow medallists prepared to do battle. But the much anticipated contest had been overshadowed by concerns from some very nervous people in the media. Especially the commentators. They felt the Cooney Goodes match up was too risky to call. Nobody wanted to risk being vilified for innuendo or a perceived racial slur. It could be career ending. But there was no getting around it. Another slip of the tongue could result in a riot.
The 2013 Indigenous round had been a disaster and served only to perpetuate the very thing it was trying to eradicate. The AFL needed something, anything to put a stop to the bigotry still evident in our game.
And in this dream there was a solution. Adam Cooney and Adam Goodes looked at one another. They realised they shared more than a name. They were the same. They were both human.
They shook hands, returned to their respective teams and played a game of football
News of Eddie McGuire’s on air brain fade for suggesting that an indigenous AFL superstar be used to promote the King Kong movie has bewildered everyone on Planet Earth. And not just Earth. His mega gaff has gone inter galactic and created quite a stir on the Planet of the Apes.
Comparisons to humans have outraged many in the Ape kingdom. The Apes have gone…. well, they’ve gone completely ape shit at suggestions linking them to the human sub specie.
The Primates rallied to debunk the lineage myths of Intelligent Design and Evolutionary Theory. They concluded the Earthlings had a self destructive regressive mindset. Not the hallmarks of Intelligent beings.
The War of the Words will continue to divide. But Deeds shall unite.
Offensive behaviour. 2013 style..
And we thought the days of the Stab Pass and Dropkick were over.
I’ve just written to Make a Wish Foundation asking they help our Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, carry herself in a more dignified, statesman like way
Specifically, I wished for :
1/ No More Tears
2/ No More Trips and Falls
They sent me a Bottle of Shampoo and a note saying I was allowed only one wish. Otherwise they would’ve called themselves Make a Wishes Foundation
So I wrote back
Told them No More Tears was a 2 in 1 Shampoo Conditioner
They conceded on a technicality and granted my second wish
They sent me a *Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Claim Form
*Julia Gillard has a law background and at one time worked for the high profile no win no fee legal firm, Slater and Gordon
X marks the spot. Senator Nick Xenophon is the second Australian diplomat in less than a week to earn the title…Prisoner X
Australian Senator, Nick Xenophon was detained at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur airport earlier today. Malaysian Immigration Officials said that a database technical glitch was responsible for putting the Senator on their “Watch list”
The database was interrogated at length. Many lines of queries run and every time, the same answer. Next to the checkbox labelled Political Persuasion was “Xenophobic”
Further investigations by Malay authorities revealed the Diplomatic incident occurred because a data entry clerk had incorrectly entered the Senator’s name as”Xenophobic”
The data entry clerk has been fired. By a squad of 12.
Craig Thomson continues to demonstrate poor judgement, only this time it’s in the court room by appointing lawyer Chris McArdle to get him off.
The guy is a tosser.
Two politicians from the Katter Australian Party (KAP) have bitten the dust for making inappropriate and bigoted homophobic comments. The first casualty was Tess Corbett. She has withdrawn her candidacy for a Senate seat after she linked homosexuality with pedophilia. And Queensland Senate candidate Bernard Gaynor was suspended from KAP after stating publicly his disapproval of gay teachers educating his children.
and I take the story from here
The Mad Hatter, founder of KAP, has outraged the community with the following very crude off coloured joke: ” What type of file do you use to make a hole the size of a ten cent piece into a hole the size of a twenty cent piece?…..a Pedophile.
He further added to community hysteria when asked about his attitude towards gay marriage. Specifically, about Cabinet member Penny Wong and her relationship with partner Sophie. He smugly remarked that two Wong’s don’t make a right.
The cantankerous Mad Hatter took exception to all the media attention. He didn’t understand what the fuss was about but acknowledged it was a public relations disaster. In an effort to salvage something for KAP, he sold the party message promising to keep Australia from sinking by plugging the ALP holes. “Get on board with KAP” was the slogan. Who was he kidding. He had no idea how he was going to plug the gaps. Anyway, if this day was a sign of things to come, the party would implode before the first sitting of Parliament as more gaffs and redneck vitriol would sink his dream. His Cabinet could very well end up looking like the “Penske file” popularised by Jerry Seinfeld.
[The Penske file was an empty file carried around the office by someone wanting to look busy]
A wave of nausea swept over him as he made the connection. Indeed, his KAP was a proxy Penske file. Because if he was honest with himself, what did he really stand for? Nothing. Nothing that made sense anyway.
He shuddered, then shook his head to will such thoughts away. He grabbed his Akubra and made a dash for the exit leaving the journalists scratching their heads.
planetBudge responds to the 2012 “Can’t” Commonwealth Bank campaign with their own Can story
It’s called Switch Bank.
Can’t…take it anymore?
Cunt….feel like something’s missing?
Count…you “o” it to yourself
Country…Australia’s first bank
Can…Switch back to the future
Can….no missing letters
Can….make it count
Switch Bank. Westpac.
It all adds up
What do you get if you cross a Lion with a Dog and a Hero with a Villain? …..Jason Aka Manson
This is a tribute to Jason Akermanis, the champion Western Bulldogs AFL footballer sacked in 2010 because his team mates felt they couldn’t “trust him.” Weeks earlier he got the public offside by stating he didn’t think AFL culture was ready to embrace homosexual players into it’s ranks. And in 2006, he was sacked by the Brisbane Lions after a fall out with coach Leigh Matthews.
Aker was no Saint but the Western Bulldogs treated him like a Demon. Hence the Charles Manson reference.
In any event, Aker’s book “Open Season” should make for an interesting read.
The taxi driver accused of being a racist for refusing to pick up the blind Aboriginal music sensation Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu has responded to nationwide condemnation.
The taxi driver stated,” Well, I didn’t know where the hell I was going and I knew I couldn’t ask him for directions… So I just hit the gas”
“A sense of belonging is more important than certainty of belief”
On matters religious, the statement = true.
On matters scientific, the statement = false
So what do you think?…True or False?’
An Evening with Alain de Botton
This video is the best 64 minute insight into humanity.
“Few thinkers have succeeded in bringing the world of ideas beyond the ivory tower with such clarity and grace as Alain de Botton. In an event that extends one of the Wheeler Centre chief themes for the year, de Botton brings his light touch and intellectual pirouettes to religion. In his only Melbourne appearance, he discusses the provocative ideas in his latest book, Religion for Atheists, arguing why atheists and agnostics should stop mocking religions and steal from them instead”
There are 2 types of Economist:
“…those that don’t know and
those that don’t know they don’t know”
They use statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts…for support rather than illumination
MISSING: The Truth. Where the bloody hell are you?
Help us find The Truth…We can’t handle the lies and ‘truthiness’
Honestly, be economical with the truth. Everyone else is.
The two shock jocks are set to form an alliance. It’s only a matter of time. When Alan ascends, he can sit next to Stan and together they can continue to broadcast their pompous self righteous opinions across heaven’s airwaves.
Heaven help us.