Well here it is, New Year’s Eve and a bedraggled Western 2013 staggers towards the exit whilst a youthful 2014 awaits in the wings for its year of glory (or not), and in a month’s time the exhausted Snake will give way to the young and sprightly Horse and a Kong Hee Fat Choy!. It therefore seems fitting to do a bit of a reprise (this time without the Rat) and identify what were my favourite graphic manipulations for the year. I didn’t realise just how many there were, some 483 of the little buggers! No wonder I was accused of spending forever on the computer (thanks to Smoothdraw 3.0 for its able assistance). So for better or for worse, and as a welcome overture to 2014 here are 14 of those 483 which most tickled my funny bone or put a cynically satirical slant on Australian politics, as I see it. There’s also a fifteenth which I’ve included as a couple of readers consider it one of my better works, and, you have to keep the reader happy, eh?
So, not in any particular order except for the last couple. We’ve got our paraprosdokian Joe Hockey;
And my view of the idiot who asked me if I’d voted for the NO Coalition;
And this about the person who aspired to be the Prime Minister of this country and presented to the Australian voter the true mediocrity of the NO Coalition. I’d have PM Credlin any day, but then she’s a woman, isn’t she (and we know what happens to them when they aspire to the top post);
And how we might be viewed by Bos taurus domesticus;
How Brainstorm Scott Morrison gets all those THREE WORD SLOGANS (I just love OPERATION SOVEREIGN STUPIDITY);
How I felt on that day of infamy;
And what we got because Labor behaved like idiots and let more idiots onto the Government benches;
And to the Bill Shorten, the slime bucket who ably assisted in crippling Labor and rose to Opposition Leader from the rubble;
And the tragedy that is the NO Coalition government;
We had a bit of a dig at the restoration of Kevin Rudd when Bill Shorten and his merry dissemblers panicked over the atrocious polling;
We were also particular pleased that women of calibre having babies were to be feather-bedded by the NO Coalition. And those ‘not of calibre’? Get of ya butts and get a job!
We just loved the suppositories of wisdom! See what happens when you mishear the words coming from the earpiece Tony;
And after 100 days of the NO Coalition, all the stuff-ups, both diplomatic and other, the decline in the polls, we wondered whether Joe Hockey (he of the lost it by one vote [probably Peter Slippers]) might be thinking (this one was favourited by a couple of erstwhile readers);
And that’s the fourteen to ring in the New Year, I’ve added my favourite which arose after listening to the tedious Morrison’s THREE WORD SLOGANS and the discovery that there were undetected asylum seekers ON THE BEACH at Christmas Island while Scotty was doing his arrogant puffery;
And finally, the most appropriate THREE WORD SLOGAN for this last post of 2013,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Postscript: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics, al la NO Coalition! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!
- Graphical Manipulations #66: Whither Next, Seals, Diplomacy, Frootloops, Budgets, Handouts And Wishful Thoughts! (deknarf.wordpress.com)
- Graphical Manipulations #65: Icons, Freedom, The Rat, Con Jobs, Duplicity, Nounery And Jokers! (deknarf.wordpress.com)
- Graphical Manipulations #63: Backflips, Nounery, Diplomacy, Reality, The Rat And a Gee Thanks! (deknarf.wordpress.com)
- Graphical Manipulations #64: A Rant, AGW, Control, Diplomacy, Door Mats, Con Jobs, The Rat, Crooks And Pillocks! (deknarf.wordpress.com)
- Graphical Manipulations #61: Watchers, Farces, Billions, The Rat, Rogue Travellers And Excuses! (deknarf.wordpress.com)
- Graphical Manipulations #62: Media, Faulty Promises, Nasty Surprises, The Rat, Books And Diplomacy! (deknarf.wordpress.com)
- A Few Notes on Australian Politics for Those Who Don’t Know (fumblinginthedark.com)