Graphical Manipulations #28: Well Its Been A ‘Bubble And Squeak’ Week I Guess!

FYI: Bubble and squeak is a traditional English dish made with the shallow-fried leftover vegetables from a roast dinner. The main ingredients are potato and cabbage, but carrots, peas, Brussels sprouts, or any other leftover vegetables can be added. The chopped vegetables (and cold chopped meat if used) are fried in a pan together with mashed potatoes or crushed roast potatoes until the mixture is well-cooked and brown on the sides. The dish is so named because it makes bubbling and squeaking sounds during the cooking process.[1]  (Sauce: Wikipedia).

Bubble and squeak seems to personify (or is that foodify) the week post ‘THE SPILL, THE SPILL, pretty much I’d say.  There’s been a bit of this, a bit of that, mainly leftovers, after the mainstream media’s mountain turned into a rather paltry molehill.  All of the bits have been chucked in the pan, with some added mashed up stuff and cooked until it’s nicely browned on both sides.  Well something like that anyway!

So given the dearth of media huffy puff, the mind started a-wandering and the news that China was busy erecting wind-powered generators caused the mind to drift to Anthropogenic Global Warming (that thing that’s crap according to Phoney Tony Abbot and Alan Jones).  Such thoughts led to this;

AGW Before After


Naturally, thinking of China led immediately to thinking about its Northish neighbour North Korea, that home of despotic oppression and sensationalist rhetoric.  Who could resist playing with a photo of the Great Leader, ever watchful for those sneaky moves by the American Imperialists and their South Korean lackeys;

Great Leader Kim


For some reason thinking of crazies and sensationalist rhetoric subsequently brought the NO Coalition to mind.  Well fancy that, eh?  So there was this;



The facial gymnastics of Kerry Packer and Tony Abbott led to something that I originally thought should be labelled as; ‘Let your imagination go!’  But after some cogitation it became more ‘conservatively labelled’ and ended up as this;

Abbott n Packer

Packer and Tony and gambling led, naturally, to Twiggy, Tony and mining!  Which, being all about deals too, ended up like this;

Tony Twiggy Catchup


At this point, bereft of any other novel ideas, books came to mind. Don’t ask me why, they just did!  But quite possibly because I had a couple of leftovers from the last sally into this area and needed to put them somewhere.  So here they are;

Abbott Book Ashby

‘Ashby, Brough, Pyney & Me’ tells an exciting tale of derring do, in which the players successfully ruin a career, find a mainstream media perfectly happy not to delve to deeply into seeking the truth, and successfully work towards getting one of the players as the National Party candidate for some obscure electorate previously the bailiwick of the ruined.  Damned good stuff!


Abbott Jesuit

In ‘I’ve Got The Jesuit In Me’, the author discusses the relevance of the statement, “Give me the child for seven years, and I will give you the man”, ostensibly a quote from St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits.  Well worth a read and I wouldn’t wish to pre-empt the thrilling ending by letting you know how it finishes. But be prepared for a nasty shock!  In the words of one critic: ‘I have a problem with a person who believes in an unseen entity, based solely on hearsay and zero evidence being able to engage in rational thought and deliver a reasonable outcome based on logic, good sense and scientific evidence, especially after reading this.’  Strong stuff!


THOUGHT TO SELF:  If it doesn’t get much more exciting than this, it might be time for Chapter II of the ‘Pillock Chronicles’ for next week!


And so there we have it!  Leaving you with the usual postscript (well almost!) . . . . . .

No to the NO Coalition MOD1 

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20 Responses to Graphical Manipulations #28: Well Its Been A ‘Bubble And Squeak’ Week I Guess!

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  4. khtagh says:

    You know what, show the picture of James Packer to 100 men & ask them whats he is thinking & 95 of them would say…… “I’d give her one” Plain as the nose on your face, its in the eyes.


  5. Marian Rumens says:

    Sauce: Wikipedia. A pun?


  6. Iain Hall says:

    I just hope that you don’t give your self over to despair on September 15 may good friend, hopefully by then you will find that things are not going to be as bad as you are claiming here, in any event don’t you want the trains to run on time?


    • deknarf says:

      Nil desperandum me Iain! Should the unthinkable happen I’ll just hunker down and weather the storm until the sun shines again, confident in the knowledge that I’m in the NO Coalition demographic that they don’t want to seriously piss off. I’m just one of those wierdos who has socialist tendencies in a bunch of Conservative free marketeers.
      I’ll only give up hope when I see a real poll of at least 200 people in each electorate in the country that shows Labor is dead in the water.
      Remember the NO Coalition still maintains a LOTO which is their greatest disadvantage! And that always gives reason for hope! 😉


      • Iain Hall says:

        What I am interested in what you will be thinking AFTER Sept 14 when things do not turn out as your rhetoric suggests.
        The thing is Abbott has the rather negative example of the Labor government and its overreach and “reform” without social consent, there is no doubt that Abbott wants to govern for several terms so I don’t expect that we will see mad cavorts of social change without first properly laying the ground work and getting a social mandate for change.


        • deknarf says:

          My prediction is that we’ll see Workchoices Revisited, and an increasing drift towards the ultra-conservative, free-marketeering, carpet-bagging principles of the very worst of the USofA. The destruction of the NBN to something more in keeping with a Murdochian world view, a debasing of education, and penalties for those who are unemployed. While I’m right on some issues and left on others the current Coaition is not what Australia needs over the next three years. You want a recession if the GFC gets worse? Then elect the NO Coalition!


          • Iain Hall says:

            My prediction is that we’ll see Workchoices Revisited,

            Well its clear to me that some reform is needed to Gillard’s far too union slanted “fair work” regime but I doubt that it will be anywhere near the boogie man you are expecting.

            and an increasing drift towards the ultra-conservative, free-marketeering, carpet-bagging principles of the very worst of the USofA.

            There is no evidence to support that view at all. I am constantly amazed how invested in American political tropes you minions of the left are, when the facts are that Australian politics are quite different.

            The destruction of the NBN to something more in keeping with a Murdochian world view,

            Sadly the NBN is proving to be ,like a great deal of Labor policy, a great idea that is being delivered very badly. I’m sure that most people would much rather get the use of a Ford in the near future rather than the promise of a Rolls Royce that will never be delivered.

            a debasing of education, and penalties for those who are unemployed.

            The greatest “penalties” to the unemployed have in fact been delivered by Labor things like the penny pinching “reforms” of the single parents benefits and the changes to the criteria for DSP have done more than any thing that the Coalition is contemplating. As for education well its a bottomless bucket and no matter how much a government spends it will never be enough.Under Gillard we have seen a huge spend on very snazzy school halls however not an extra cent on what would have been an arguably better education investment, more teachers.

            While I’m right on some issues and left on others the current Coalition is not what Australia needs over the next three years. You want a recession if the GFC gets worse? Then elect the NO Coalition!

            I some how don’t think that you are sincere here, because the alternative to a coalition government is Gillard who has been an utter disaster in power. Frankly I would rather any government that can balance the books and give us sound governance rather than one that is more to my political liking. Why do you think that I abandoned Labor in the first place? it was because they failed time and again to get the basics of good governance and living within their means time and again.


          • deknarf says:

            Just because I vote Labor Iain doesn’t mean that I support or condone all that is done under their banner! Nor do I necessarily think that they have been the best performing government Australia has seen. However I do not believe they are the worst, and given that they have had to govern in a parliament where they need the support of Independents to pass legislation and, have had the most negative, nasty and vitriolic Opposition to contend with, I’d suggest that they haven’t done too badly given the circumstances. And they’ve done this whilst being continually undermined by Rudd and his cronies! How disappointed I have become in Rudd!
            I really wouldn’t classify myself as a minion off the Left, or a latte sipper, etc, etc.
            Essentially, on balance, it’s my view that Labor does the best, overall, for the welfare and interested of Australians. While they continue to do so, I will continue to support them.
            FYI: I was so pissed off with NSW Labor that I voted Liberal at the last NSW election, so I think that the Labor minion label can be dispensed with!
            PS: And guess what, the NSW LNP government is turning out to be pathetically incompetent. And there’s probably two terms in them! Now that’s a bummer!


    • Joy Cooper says:

      Wasn’t it that Fascist dictator Mussolini who was said to make the trains run on time? I do not think even you, Iain, would have liked to live under his regime.

      Anyway, trains are a state issue, as you mischievously well know & they haven’t run on time in NSW since LNP’s Barry O”Farrell became Premier. His Minister for Transport the I’ll-fix-the-trains Gladys Berejiklian is still blaming the previous Labor government for her train woes after two years.


  7. Joy Cooper says:

    Another very clever Manipulation deknarf.

    The third pic down showing The Kiss is vomit-making. Julie Bishop is clearly in lurv with her eyes closed & her lips pursed for kissy-kissy. She looks to be in ecstasy. Although Abbott has to close his eyes to undertake the act of cheek-pecking the Bishop.

    Psst, that is James Packer making with the crazy eye movements towards Tony. Dear old Frank has gone to that great big casino wherever. 😆


    • deknarf says:

      Thanks for the support Joy. We tries to please!


      • Joy Cooper says:

        Thanks deknarf. 🙂

        Oops, I meant Kerry not Frank. He tootled off long before Kerry did. Anyhow that is James who is looking more & more like his father every day.


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