Tag Archives: Julie Bishop

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 #142: AGW, Border Forces, Toads, Rats, Sheep And Fancy Dress!


As a microbiologist I’m a keen receiver of regular updates on things microbiological by way of ProMED emails (supported by the International Society for Infectious Disease and individual subscription). One of the more reliable (that is, not partially digested through … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #133: A Bit Of This, A Bit of That! And Of Course, Those Bloody Rats!


It was nice to hear/see the Treasurer Joe (Eleventy) Hockey and our beloved Prime Ministerial Winky Person Tony Abbott deep in denial that they had promised a return to surplus in this term of Government. Apparently that was Labor’s fault. … 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 #123: Logic, Teamsters, Reviews, Rats, Monkeys, Comedians & Gourdliness!


Well! It’s been confirmed that there are moves, albeit initial, to formerly alter the Australian honours system to give gongs more appropriately referred to as “Mates”! And not to be left in the lurch, there are strong moves to give … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #120: Gourdliness, Toads, A Rat Rampage And An Apocalypse!


I’ve now been sitting looking at the screen for ten minutes winding the mouse wheel up and down looking at the Graphical Manipulations and wondering where to start! Maybe with the continued illumination of a Prime Minister in the throes … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #116: Drought, Rats, Blindsided, Sieges, Welcomes, GSTs And Pillocks!


Well!  The New Year seems to have got off to an excellent start, eh?  Despite the holidays and without missing a beat our trusty Team Australia continued their headlong gallop towards an Oscar in comedic irrelevancy.  And we must thank … Continue reading

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