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Graphical Manipulations #171: Electoral Overload, Promissory Notes, Flashbacks, Conspiracies And Nom De Plumes!


Two weeks in to the (second?) longest election campaign in Australian history and diahorrea, glazed eyes, psychotically induced deafness, as well as inflammation of remote button fingers is rampant across the nation. It is also believed that many complaints have … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #157: It’s Just Rats And Toads, Mainly!


If you have ever wondered where it’s all going to, it appears that it’s “to hell in a handcart” mainly. Apart from the media ecstasy at the resurgence in the polls of the Lieberals under their new (well re-constituted really) … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #150: Commissions, Shares, Rats, A Book And A Farce!


Underlings! Silence in this place!! After careful deliberation over several days, I have come to the personal opinion, albeit a self-indulgent and self-righteous one, that I am, without doubt, an entirely upright and estimable personage! Of sharp mind, and great … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #132: Mediocrity, Myopia, Rat Erudition, The Rat, Remembrance And Gourdliness!


In “The Lucky Country”, Donald Horne wrote; “Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second rate people who share its luck. It lives on other people’s ideas, and, although its ordinary people are adaptable, most of its leaders (in … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #128: Reminiscent Rants, Rats, Cuts, Pics, Slime And Welfare!


Once upon a time.  A long time ago. Well actually in the 60’s, after a year of “general factotum” servitude followed by a four year apprenticeship in Hand and Machine Composing at Western Australia Newspapers I made it to working … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #113: Pigs, Compromise, New Books, Rats, Bananas, Revenge, Gender And Fiefs!


Is it my overactive Conspiracy Theory gene or just a convenient juxtaposition of uncorrelated random events occurring entirely un-coincidentally?  You’d have to wonder when, just as the Government is expounding on the propensity of the ‘old buggers brigade’ to be … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #102: Shortened, Pyne Excels, Eleventy, Rat Rants, Watched, Box Ticks And Dunderklumpen!


It’s been a stressful week as Jihadi terror initially gripped the household only to be supplanted by fears that George Orwell’s horrific nightmare had come to pass, albeit 30 years too late, and Team Watch Australia was now following every … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #93: Small Steps, Freedom, Books, Ratticisms, Jobs And Monkey Business!


It’s been a bleak and tragic week passed made much worse by blatant brutality, machinations, cover-up and political opportunism. We can only think gently of those who lost loved ones and hope that the lost will requiescat in pace. Such … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #87: Jonesy, Promises, That Bloody Rat, Naps, Thoughts And Calmness!


Well it’s been another busy week for our esteemed leader as he trips the world stage throwing gaffes willy nilly to the adoring crowds in places like Frenchies and Canadia.  And there we were thinking that our schoolboy French was … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #67: Years End. And A Reprise!


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 … Continue reading

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