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Dr WTF

Posted 1 hour ago into Telly by John Birmingham

Sometimes a comment is worth pulling out and running as a standalone entry even if I disagree with it. Or sometimes, especially if I disagree with it.

Simon Garlic's rant about the first Capaldi episode is so drenched with ranty spit balls it seemed a shame few would see it at the end of comment thread half a week old.

So, here's Simon's take on the first ep of the new Doctor:


This episode existed for one reason – to reassure younger fans of New Who that it’s OK for the Doctor to be old. Clara gets upgraded from being a piece of the set to being an audience surrogate. Still not a character though.
The dinosaur out of its time, lost, all alone. “The world is grey, everything I knew is gone.” We get it.
The robot out of its time, repairing itself for millennia, all alone. Come on Moffat, we get it.
The broom speech. “There’s nothing of you left”. The face in the tray bit showing 12 his own face. Fuck Moff, give it a rest.
Vastra’s veil speech. “He’s old. The young face was just an act. If you can’t accept that he’s older, you are a shallow person.” Jenny to Clara. “I don’t just like her, I love her, even though she’s different.” If you are just “liking” him for his looks, you don’t really love him. MOFFAAATTTTTT
Clara: fucking everything in the whole episode. Oh, she’s only 27? Gee, thanks for that Strax, that line didn’t half stand out like dog’s bollocks. “Hey Doc, that’s not the only grey hair”, and just in case you haven’t been slapped in the face with it enough, here comes a call from Clara’s boyfriend so that Matt Smith can explain to the audience – I mean, Clara – that it’s OK for the Doctor to be old and grey.
The “Clara doesn’t understand regeneration and wants her young Doctor back” plot was inexplicable shit. She has more understanding of Time Lord regen than anyone! She spent time with three different Doctors of different ages simultaneously in the 50th, and thanks to the crap Impossible Girl crap story arc crap she’s the only companion to have personally encountered every different incarnation of the Doctor across 2,000 years. Shit. Fuck you Moffat, lazy writing.
Episode highpoints: Capaldi, “times like these I miss Amy”, eyebrows.
Episode lowpoints: everything else.

At a higher level this episode embodies something even more annoying – Moffatt’s twin tendencies to
a) regurgitate his own previous plots and storylines - S08E01 is basically S02E04 “The Girl In The Fireplace” (writer: Steven Moffatt) re-done to emphasis the Doctor's age. Clockwork robots in a broken time-traveling spaceship trying to harvest human bodyparts to perform repairs, the Doctor struck with the reality that he's ancient and immortal and personal relationships with humans just don't work; and
b) make the Doctor a timetraveling Sherlock Holmes. Moffatt is lead writer and showrunner of “Sherlock” and “Doctor Who” at the same time, and it shows. Not in a good way.

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Big Willie Style swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted 16 minutes ago
Just to backtrack about 5 posts - got me a copy of Andrew McMillen's "Talking Smack" book. Very good read, recommend to all Burgers. Particularly liked Lindy Morrison's tale about stealing Nick Cave's heroin accidentally on purpose.

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Manuscript away

Posted 8 hours ago into Writing by John Birmingham

I emailed the first draft of Hooper 3 to Pan Mac in Sydney yesterday. I had plans to take myself off to the gym, maybe a movie and some dinner when I sent that sucker down the chute. Sadly, manflu.

So, no post manuscript indulgence day for JB. That'll have to wait a while yet. The draft will need rewriting too, of course. Probably two weeks work there. And the there's six versions of copyedits to do. (3 books each for US and UK/Oz). I've completed the first US copyedit check and am halfway through the first UK/Oz one, so that's not too bad.

I'll have a bit more time for tending to the Burger now I'm out from under the worst of the writing pressure. When I'm feeling better - assuming manflu doesn't kill me, and it does have a 100% fatality rate - I might write up the lessons learned from this deadline.

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Sharky asserts...

Posted 7 hours ago
That's great to hear JB.
Maybe you'll have time to get the Solar Project back on track?

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Rob is gonna tell you...

Posted 7 hours ago

just read the blunty. Yep the 90s were great. The music, long fashionable hair, wearing what ever you could be bothered putting on and be grungly fashionable. (my trackies, hoody, dreadlocks and leather jacket zeitgeist ) A society and government that told us they didn't expect us to work a full week ever again or have a job for life, and then happily letting us stay on unemployment benefits over summer; no questions asked. Moshing went mainstream as did alternative music , no more metallers beating the crap out of you for liking punk rock, now that punk rock wiped out silly hair metal. Must be a 90s kid still, I'm still buying from the same bands I saw back then and Ministry are touring next year, Laibach are still releasing CDs and DC from TISM is still making music. Good times good times.

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Posted 2 hours ago
TISM is still making music? Good gravy they really were serious.

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yankeedog reckons...

Posted 6 hours ago
Excellent news, JB! Book buying money ready for deployment!

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Bunyip asserts...

Posted 6 hours ago
Huzzah!

...oh, and get well soon. Will make the necessary sacrifices to the Elder Gods to try to ensure that it goes well.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted 5 hours ago
I mentioned your malady to my wife, who muttered "men are such babies."

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w from brisbane mumbles...

Posted 3 hours ago
What are the differences between the US and the UK/OZ copy edits?

Dave W reckons...

Posted 2 hours ago


Hooper hit the tarmac with a grunt, he knew he would need more exercise.

Hooper hit the asphalt with a grunt, he knew he would need more exercize.

It's stupid and petty, but apparently it's a little thing that will help sell more books in a region.

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When the last chapter keeps spawning new last chapters because all the fucking characters have feels they all have to endlessly fucking talk about

Posted Monday by John Birmingham

(My thanks to @gumbouy)

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Barnesm puts forth...

Posted Monday
can't they be explosive feels?

NBlob swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Tuesday
#FeelSplosions

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Therbs has opinions thus...

Posted Monday

What is this a fkn rom-com, a Lord of the Never Fkn Ending Rings or a Birmo book? If they don't STFU use some high explosive munitions on the gasbagging bastards, we won't mind.

Greybeard would have you know...

Posted Monday
I hope there's a final scene where Dave and the Hobbits have a party under a big tree. With lots of beer and dancing to ersatz bumpkin music on fiddles. That'll go down well in the movie version, especially if the Hobbits use Orc helmets for percussion, a la Ewoks. What do you think Therbs?

Therbs puts forth...

Posted Yesterday

I think that Dave will have iced all those tedious hobbits by then. Apparently they're good as an ingredient for burley, along with elf liver and orc tongue.

Barnesm asserts...

Posted Yesterday

I find Orc tongue overatted as an addition to burley, it adds unwelcome gamey flavour to the meat. I think the hobbit flavour is suifficent to carry the dish.

Bunyip is gonna tell you...

Posted Yesterday
...and we're trying to catch the boss monster for the sequel?

Therbs reckons...

Posted Yesterday
The kraken, Bunyip, the kraken. I'm sure it'll swoon over chopped hobbit burley.

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w from brisbane has opinions thus...

Posted Monday
Hang on, JB. What are you writing? A ladies novel?
All you need is something like the end of the 007 film Moonraker.

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w from brisbane asserts...

Posted Monday
Let me tell you, the rest of the above comment, which has somehow disappeared, was brilliant.

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Spanner mumbles...

Posted Monday
Perhaps you could splode a couple of characters as a lesson to the others to not be so fkn needy?

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NBlob mumbles...

Posted Tuesday
Jeebus F*ck Vovchara.
That was, was, ah, scrabbling for the right word, FKN Epic seems too understated.

Rob asserts...

Posted 7 hours ago

I just did a painting using a still from that particular explosion. Boom

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damian mumbles...

Posted 23 hours ago
Shouldn't there be a big last scene where all the characters are talking about their feels, interrupted by a big 'splosion which rules out a sequel (without frantic retconning anyway)?

John Birmingham mutters...

Posted 8 hours ago
No, sequels are part of the business plan.

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The new Doctor

Posted Monday into Telly by John Birmingham

Worked until 9.30 last night, trying to get the current manuscript out the door today. Rewarded myself with the latest episode of Dr Who on iView. I've only watched a handful of Smith/Tennant eps so there was a lot of backstory and fan service I knew I was missing in the opening scenes. (Who are these lesbian crime fighters, one lizard one not?)

But still, I enjoyed it hugely and thought the storyline about identity and its loss was deftly handled. Capaldi was great, although I did keep waiting for him to burst into obscenities. Maybe next week when the Daleks show up.

For now, it's back to that manuscript.

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Halwes asserts...

Posted Monday

I also think Capaldi was a great doctor and the storyline was original and interesting. It got a bit soppy a couple of times but overall excellent.

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Murphy_of_Missouri mumbles...

Posted Monday
I've got to admit that Dr. Who has left me cold since it went out of production in the 1990s. I've tried to warm up to the new series but without much luck.

I did watch the last bit of the new episode last night and I have to say his performance was first rate.

"I'm not your boyfriend," is a line I think many of us have been waiting to hear for years.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

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JBtoo ducks in to say...

Posted Monday
It struggled to hold my attention, probably because I was a huge Matt Smith fan and it will take a while to accept Capaldi in the role. It was the same for me when Tennant took over from Ecclestone.

The best bit about the "I'm not your boyfriend" line was the follow up that he was reminding himself, not her.

Barnesm asserts...

Posted Monday

+1

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Miss maudy is gonna tell you...

Posted Monday
I really struggled with the Matt Smith incarnation at first, mainly because he reminded me of someone I used to work with who was a completely gormless git who also used to flirt clumsily with ALL the girls, not because of anything wrong with his Doctor. I think it took me all of his first season to get my head around the fact he wasn't Azza with a dark wig!

So, I think I was more open minded this time to a new Doctor... I enjoyed the episode, I enjoyed all the past references, and there were a couple of moments toward the end where I started to feel like Peter Capaldi would be alright (when they went for coffee was one of them; and I liked the not your boyfriend line as well.)

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Therbs ducks in to say...

Posted Monday
Apparently there were quite a few disappointed whovians who had woken up for the 5.00 A.M. broadcast on Sunday. That's 5 fkn A fkn M on fkn Sunday. I'd be well disappointed too getting up that early for something which ain't live sport. Deserve whatever they get.

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Aaron puts forth...

Posted Monday
I have liked all the incarnations so far but Matt smith took a while as I think the writing has suffered since Russell Davies left as main writer after the end of tenant. The 50th anniversary ep got me back on board. I have a great feeling about capaldi. For next doctor I would live to see one who still solves with his smarts but is more uncompromising with his enemies. Ps and no more bloody daleks. They are done alright.

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Aaron would have you know...

Posted Monday
I have liked all the incarnations so far but Matt smith took a while as I think the writing has suffered since Russell Davies left as main writer after the end of tenant. The 50th anniversary ep got me back on board. I have a great feeling about capaldi. For next doctor I would live to see one who still solves with his smarts but is more uncompromising with his enemies. Ps and no more bloody daleks. They are done alright.

Dave W puts forth...

Posted Monday

I can live without a cliffhanger season-ender featuring Daleks and/or Cyberman, too. In fact, I think I heard that they've aimed for storytelling is different and has a slower pace. So I hope this means that the baddies will be different, too.

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Bunyip ducks in to say...

Posted Monday
The dinner invite / larder quip was golden.

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Barnesm mumbles...

Posted Monday
And excellently recapped by the indomitable Girl Clumsy.

Greybeard mumbles...

Posted Monday
Girl Clumsy is totally domitable.

Barnesm swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Monday
would you prefer the unsinkable girl clumsy?

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Boscolamb mumbles...

Posted Tuesday
I'm slowly warming to Capaldi, but I hate the Scottish accent. To my American ear, entire sentences he'd rush through sounded like jibberish. Even rewinding the DVR didn't help. I think I'm not alone in this. I hope producers take note.

Halwes ducks in to say...

Posted Yesterday

Come off it. No one butchers the queen's ( god save her fascist soul ) english like the yanks. I have to use the sub titles when I watch American shows.

Lulu asserts...

Posted Yesterday
I haven't watched the whole thing yet, but to my ears it sounded as if Capaldi had toned down the Scottishness slightly. He was much more Scottish on The Thick Of It (and like JB I keep waiting for him to turn into Mr Sweary),

Barnesm asserts...

Posted Yesterday
Might I suggest this

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Aaron mutters...

Posted Yesterday
Watched it last night. Pretty happy overall but again moffat who has great ideas seems to rely on blind luck for his characters yo escape rather than pulling the rug out with some clever sleight of doctor hand. But capaldi brings it so looking forward to it.

Lizard lesbians? Yeah why not

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mumbles...

Posted Yesterday
There is something about lesbians in general that I've always considered a touch reptilian.

Not that there is anything wrong with it.

Blarkon puts forth...

Posted Yesterday
Not at all.

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Halwes reckons...

Posted Yesterday

Gees in two days you've pissed off Maoris and lessos PNB. Let's hope you never run into a 16 stone Maori lesso. Although that would be an encounter I'd like to watch.

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Blarkon puts forth...

Posted Yesterday
Thought it was the weakest "new Doctor" episode since the reboot. Ultimately the show stands or falls on the writing and for every "Doctor's Wife" and "Blink" there's been a lot of chaff. They've got a great lead, but the question seems to be is anyone still able to come up with new material that leverages that to its fullest extent?

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Sudragon asserts...

Posted 24 hours ago
Interesting Fact: Capaldi has an Oscar.

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damian asserts...

Posted 23 hours ago
I vaguely remember that when Colin Baker came in there was talk of a move to a "darker" doctor, though of course this did not happen. I suppose in the meantime they've done this with the John Hurt doctor, but Capaldi seems like the best opportunity for some morally ambivalent inner tension since Hartnell (who did that rather well, as I understand it).

It's sort of a pity there wasn't more than one telemovie with Paul McGann. Not that I'm saying it'd necessarily have been awesome or anything (it could, or it could flop badly... hypothetical alt history stuff there), just it could have provided some neat "improving" stories for the canon.

damian ducks in to say...

Posted 23 hours ago
I should say - one telemovie and one 5 minute teaser to introduce Hurt.

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Aaron asserts...

Posted 10 hours ago
I liked the john hurt war weary doctor and wish they would go there more but they don't want to hurt their family friendly brand I guess.

I think some more writers with Moffat at head would make a lot more blink quality episodes.

I hope they do a spin off lizard lesbian chronicles.

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simongarlick mutters...

Posted 5 hours ago
This episode existed for one reason – to reassure younger fans of New Who that it’s OK for the Doctor to be old. Clara gets upgraded from being a piece of the set to being an audience surrogate. Still not a character though.

The dinosaur out of its time, lost, all alone. “The world is grey, everything I knew is gone.” We get it.

The robot out of its time, repairing itself for millennia, all alone. Come on Moffat, we get it.

The broom speech. “There’s nothing of you left”. The face in the tray bit showing 12 his own face. Fuck Moff, give it a rest.

Vastra’s veil speech. “He’s old. The young face was just an act. If you can’t accept that he’s older, you are a shallow person.” Jenny to Clara. “I don’t just like her, I love her, even though she’s different.” If you are just “liking” him for his looks, you don’t really love him. MOFFAAATTTTTT

Clara: fucking everything in the whole episode. Oh, she’s only 27? Gee, thanks for that Strax, that line didn’t half stand out like dog’s bollocks. “Hey Doc, that’s not the only grey hair”, and just in case you haven’t been slapped in the face with it enough, here comes a call from Clara’s boyfriend so that Matt Smith can explain to the audience – I mean, Clara – that it’s OK for the Doctor to be old and grey.

The “Clara doesn’t understand regeneration and wants her young Doctor back” plot was inexplicable shit. She has more understanding of Time Lord regen than anyone! She spent time with three different Doctors of different ages simultaneously in the 50th, and thanks to the crap Impossible Girl crap story arc crap she’s the only companion to have personally encountered every different incarnation of the Doctor across 2,000 years. Shit. Fuck you Moffat, lazy writing.

Episode highpoints: Capaldi, “times like these I miss Amy”, eyebrows.
Episode lowpoints: everything else.


At a higher level this episode embodies something even more annoying – Moffatt’s twin tendencies to

a) regurgitate his own previous plots and storylines - S08E01 is basically S02E04 “The Girl In The Fireplace” (writer: Steven Moffatt) re-done to emphasis the Doctor's age. Clockwork robots in a broken time-traveling spaceship trying to harvest human bodyparts to perform repairs, the Doctor struck with the reality that he's ancient and immortal and personal relationships with humans just don't work; and

b) make the Doctor a timetraveling Sherlock Holmes. Moffatt is lead writer and showrunner of “Sherlock” and “Doctor Who” at the same time, and it shows. Not in a good way.

Dick has opinions thus...

Posted 3 hours ago
Tell us what you really think, Simon. Stop holding back.

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From Scotland with Love

Posted Saturday by John Birmingham

I have no idea how long this Saturday gig filling Mike Carlton's spot will roll on, but it's been good fun so far. Today I turned one mid week tweet into a whole column, a riff on Team Straya.

As the stealthed Blackhawk passed over the border into separatist-held territory, Agent Peta Credlin –Double-O-Credlin– checked the heads-up display on her night vision goggles.

"Scotland," she said, shaking her head. "Never thought I'd have to pull his arse out of Scotland."

She snugged her body armour closer as the pilot took them down to fly the nap of the earth. The PM was down here somewhere. Lost. Desperate. And surrounded by freedom-hating madmen in kilts.

- Extract. "From Scotland with Love".

Beeso raised the bits-n-pieces nature of this column. The thing to remember about it, it's in the News Review section. It's quite literally a review of the week, usually grouped around a single theme if I can find one. Last week's was money, this week was identity politics.

[Image by Glen Le Lievre]

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insomniac is gonna tell you...

Posted Saturday
Given you referenced the All Blacks, I feel justified in asking ... Is this where we come to talk about the rugby?

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John Birmingham has opinions thus...

Posted Saturday
I didn't even watch it. I had another chapter to fix up, and I knew they'd smash us.

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insomniac reckons...

Posted Saturday
Who is us, kemosabe. I'm one of them.

Halwes is gonna tell you...

Posted Sunday
The best fight I ever saw was a couple of big maori girls outside a pub at King St Newtown at about midday on a Saturday in the early 80's. There was a good crowd and it spilled onto the road and stopped traffic on King St for 20 minutes. No one lifted a hand to stop it. It would have been suicide anyway because all the Moari boys were betting on it. So, if you want some real Aussie adventure PNB, go into the King St pub and yell "Maori bastard". Please tell us when you are going to do it and I'll fly down and watch.

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Posted Sunday
Although I am as white as white can be, I'll be any type of bastard you want if it means the ABs play like that.

Halwes mumbles...

Posted Sunday
Back in the day I was playing hooker and had a big Maori prop called Eddy Clarke (RIP) I was an ordinary player but with Eddy next to me I was bulletproof. We struck up a really great combination which involved me playing dummy half and getting the ball to Eddy whereby he would tear into them. He was a really top bloke and we had some great times. He ripped off a petrol tanker full of fuel from some heavies a few years later and was never heard from again. I'd like to think that he got away with it.

Halwes puts forth...

Posted Monday
The little one was at least 16 stone. Do you like them big?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Tuesday
That's a lot of stones.

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damian mutters...

Posted Sunday
Meh, now I have a LuLu earworm that will be hard to lose.

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Big Willie Style ducks in to say...

Posted Sunday
Enjoyed your column in the SMH yesterday, particularly the riff on Tim Bliar's [sic] half-hour excursion to outside his comfort zone. That man is an A. Grade. Fuckwit.

John Birmingham would have you know...

Posted Sunday
Best part was Tim squealing like a stuck pig at his own blog.

BWS has opinions thus...

Posted Sunday
Thanks for the tip, I just got back from Tim's blog. His dumbfuck readers were commenting furiously, on occasion using complete sentences. May I suggest you use a bit of the SMH column each week to poke shit at all of News' brownshirts. The corpulent Piers Akerman next week, the sneering Miranda Devine after that, the haughty dominatrix Janet Albrechtsen after that.

Halwes reckons...

Posted Monday

Please don't leave out Gerard Henderson. He gets my prize for fuckwit snivelling toady of the decade

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Michael Lourey would have you know...

Posted Sunday
Mr Blair's reward is for trawalling through Philip Roth's "Our Gang" (1971) which is enough to make any conservative sick. The attiditional reward is that Tim can quote Spiro Agnew verbatim from the book: "the nitwits, the namby pambys, the neurasthemics, the neurotics, the necrophiliacs...". Of course this hasn't gone to waste with the Treasurer now quoting "let me make this perfectly clear" and the government focusing on the re-election options and strategies outlined. This of couse leads us to worry about the books conclusion when the killing of boy scouts and nuking of Copanhagen is considered accepatable to protect their moral reputation.

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Peteb asserts...

Posted Sunday
.. Carlton ! Just don't be seen waiting outside the Avalon bakery at 5 am, wearing sluggos and looking hungry, turn a man off his sausage roll and sauce that does.

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Book launch. Talking Smack. Now with Extract.

Posted Friday into Books by John Birmingham

UPDATED. See entry below for extract.

Took a few hours off deadline last night to launch Andrew McMillen's 'Talking Smack', a series of profile/interviews with musicians forcussed largely, but not entirely on drug use.

A fascinating book, expertly done. (It even has it's own little website here. Super Pro!) Andrew's one of the best freelancers working the magazine trade at the moment. The Mick Harvey (Bad Seeds, Birthday Party) chapter below is one of the highlights. It details with equisite discomfort just how much damage a user can do to those around them who aren't using.

This is longish chat, 30+ mins, probably best appreciated of an evening with a few drinks in you.

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Barnesm ducks in to say...

Posted Friday
Did the lighting guy have any trouble with the brightness levels in the film? I was getting a lot of head flare while I watched.

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Posted Friday
There was a lighting guy?

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Therbs mumbles...

Posted Friday
Id buy it but it has Gotye listed on the front cover and the only smack he deserves is a close fisted one in the face.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Friday
This affirms and validates my decision to forgo and not pursue rock music stardom.

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insomniac puts forth...

Posted Friday
not enough drugs in it for you?

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Halwes ducks in to say...

Posted Friday

I just got off a long plane trip through many domestic airports in Aus including Cairns and Brissie. The first thing that struck me is what a police state we've become with feds and dogs everywhere but secondly, when I browsed the airport bookshops, there were no Queensland authors represented. I asked at every bookshop for copies of your books and Xavier Herbert and Frank Hardy and there was nothing except blank stares. Sure I berated them on the lack of aussie content but surely there should be a copy of Felafel there somewhere at least ( it's a scream at any age) especially in the Qld shops. Leviathan would also be good reading for a tourist that wanted to learn something of the country. I also expected your sci fi novels to be represented so I could give them a try but not a chance.

John Birmingham swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Friday
Yeah, airports don't stock a lot of backlist these days.

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w from brisbane mutters...

Posted Friday
Nice interview. Your son is using the pen name, Andrew McMillen. :)


Dino not to be confused with would have you know...

Posted Friday
Mini me?

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NBlob puts forth...

Posted Friday
I have nothing to add, it is a topic with which I am entirely unfamiliar.

Then a monkey flew out of my ass.

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Halwes asserts...

Posted Friday

Remember when everyone thought hammer was the worst drug ever. I always found opium fairly enjoyable, until you stopped for a few days. Looking at the destructive qualities of methamphetamines and Kronic etc I think that the war on drugs might have been a waste of time. What has happened is that we have such draconian prohibition now on grass and other "mainstream drugs" that our current generation, which is pretty intelligent as a collective, have decided to make their own drugs. From what I've seen of it this is an unfolding disaster.

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pi ducks in to say...

Posted Friday
Drugs are like all things... good for some, bad for others. Nothing is ever good if done to excess for any length of time. Great story in the thread below.

The big issue always, with any destructive behaviour, is how do you get out of it. When all of your friends are part of the same destructive pattern, it generally takes disaster to shake people out of it. For me, I've partaken plenty of things, but I've always had a career, and other things that suck out my time, and for enjoyable reasons (key point... it's a math thing). When you don't have those pursuits, when you are with the same people, day-in, day-out, the biggest challenge to drug use is boredom.

'tis always been thus. People start doing these things because they're fun. They don't stop, because there's nothing they've found that's more fun. When they do, the problem goes away. If they don't, it leads to a lot of unhappiness.

'cept for the people that should never ever do drugs. For them, it's just sad.

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Rob reckons...

Posted Monday

I've been arguing with one of my friends on FB lately. They keep posting all this horrible liberal crap about drug users and drug use. The main theme seems to that drug users are victims, with special needs and they all have been dealing with sad issues in their lives, that need blunting by drugs. I always thought that drugs are popular because they are fun and everyone loves a good time. You could drink 3 litres of wine, or shoot heroin, or smoke a cigarette. All varying degrees of fun.

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