Sunday, January 17, 2016

On the other hand, we can always find another unagile Josh ...


Actually Malware's version of broadband is an embarrassment to Australia, but moving right along, the pond understands and agrees that it daily challenges and stretches the capacity of any stray reader who happens to land on the site ...

Who else would bother, on a meditative Sunday, to provide a link to Angry Sydney Anglicans arguing for the right to go on poofer bashing and demeaning teh gays?

Though it's naturally dressed up in high sounding, rhetorical garb as Preserve freedoms in marriage debate, complete with that first refuge of the vile patriotic bigot, a bit of flag-waving ...


Oh the jingoism, the devious wretched mixing of god and country ... but since we're on about preserving freedoms, how does that sit with Anglican communion to restrict US Church over gay marriage ...?

Well, you see Virginia, there's freedom and then there's Anglican freedom, and there's Christ banging on about hypocrisy and then there's Anglican hypocrisy ...

But enough of the Angry Anglicans and their fear and loathing, because today the pond has a really long shaggy dog story which will test the strength and endurance of any reader.

It comes as a result of what might be called the Mosfilm aspect of the reptile business plan, which is to turn the lizard Oz into the Pravda of the federal government ...

This routinely leads to blather fests from bears of little brain ...


Now there is an agile punch line to this endless bit of shaggy dog carry on, but it takes a long time to get to the point of the joke ...

The pond suggests packing water and a cheese and cucumber sandwich for the journey ... and let us begin in the foothills ...


Well there you go, plenty of graphs, like an ABC finance report, and soporific soothing words, and it's mines, mines, mines for the world, the agile quarry in action ... and, sob, there's plenty more where that came from ...


The pond must pause at this point for a breather and note that Josh is reckoned to be a coming force in the Liberal party ... and they wonder why some might think that the Liberal party, and therefore the country living under its rule, is well on the way to being fucked ...

But the pond promised a punch line to this story of mines, mines, mines to the world, and the agile quarry and sssh, not too much about coal please, let's keep it on iron ore puhlease, and steel, steel, steel for the world because the steel mills at Newcastle and the 'Gong are positively surging ...

On to the punch line, and lordy, lordy is it an agile one ...


There you go, there it is and as promised, what a tremendously agile one it is ...

"But on the other hand, we can always find another search engine."

Now Josh didn't have to include this throwaway line. He could have just thrown it away, left it out, moved on with the rest of the mines, mines, mines for the world blather fest ...

But he couldn't resist, he left it in, and there it sits, like an unagile turd ... a classic example of a walking, talking, furiously scribbling fuckwit delivering a thoroughly tone deaf joke ... because he doesn't have the first clue, never did and never will ...

It was back in 2014 that the punters noted Google worth more than Exxon. Apple next?, and you can, if you like google, more about Google and its market status in more recent times ...

But can the pond just note that you can't always find another search engine - just ask Yahoo, or perhaps, if being comical, just ask Jeeves ...

You can't for that matter, always find another Facebook or another Twitter or another YouTube, though Chairman Rupert probably wishes he'd found another and decidedly better MySpace ... just as the taxi industry might have wished it found an Uber and the newspaper game wish they'd never discovered the intertubes at all ...

Why did Josh feel the need to deliver that decidedly unagile throwaway joke at the end of his soporific tale of how we should trust Twiggy and Gina? (Sssh, no mention of Clive please).

The pond suspects it's because when it comes to agile and pivot and transform and all the other Malware-isms doing the rounds, he wanted to demonstrate that he didn't have a fucking clue ...

Never mind, for the record, here's the rest of Josh's piece ...


Or as another astute man once said ...

President "Bobby": Mr. Gardner, do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives? 
[Long pause] 
Chance the Gardener: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden. 
President "Bobby": In the garden. 
Chance the Gardener: Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again. 
President "Bobby": Spring and summer. 
Chance the Gardener: Yes. 
President "Bobby": Then fall and winter. 
Chance the Gardener: Yes. 
Benjamin Rand: I think what our insightful young friend is saying is that we welcome the inevitable seasons of nature, but we're upset by the seasons of our economy. 
Chance the Gardener: Yes! There will be growth in the spring! 
Benjamin Rand: Hmm!
Chance the Gardener: Hmm! 
President "Bobby": Hm. Well, Mr. Gardner and you too Josh, I must admit that is one of the most refreshing and optimistic statements I've heard in a very, very long time.

Meanwhile, as the uproar over the disgraceful gulags and their shameless conduct continues this meditative weekend, this Pope has been dug out and given a new airing, and remember there's always a Papal archive of the arch-papist's work here ...


And so back to the agile future, as the pond goes hunting for another search engine ...


Oh the fuckers, the unagile fuckers, fuck 'em, in an agile way, of course ...

7 comments:

  1. DiddyWrote

    Hi Dorothy,

    "Australian household names Rio, BHP and Fortescue are leading the world in new technology, operating trucks, trains and drilling equipment at their Pilbara mines remotely from their hi-tech operations centres in Perth, 1500km away. Australians would be proud to know, just as I was, that 60 per cent of the world’s mining software is written here in Australia, and that one in 10 dollars of all business R&D spent in Australia is undertaken by the resources ­sector."

    Only an idiot like Frydenberg could write this and then assume that this will lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs. This technology is designed specifically to do the direct opposite, thereby cutting the wage bill for the likes of Rio and BHP and maximising their profit.

    http://www.afr.com/business/mining/rio-tinto-freezes-salaries-but-ceo-sam-walsh-believes-it-can-thrive-20160113-gm5jha

    DiddyWrote






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    1. Indeed, DW, and what a classic idiot he is ...

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  2. Yairs, that "60 per cent of the world’s mining software is written here in Australia" stuck out like the proverbial. I thought Frydenberg had some background in law, and how the notions of "hearsay", "evidence" and "bullshit" have currency.
    Never mind, just pass the press release, if you please. Gulp! There, swallowed in one go. Funny, tastes just like tandoori chook.

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  3. Dear Dorothy from the Yellow Brick Road. This is not related to this latest posting, but it is related to one of your favorite themes, namely looney tunes religiosity - especially in the USA.
    Someone once said that fascism will come to Amerika via masses of (brainwashed) zombies waving a bible in one hand and loudly shouting about freedom, now redefined as the "liberty" - to be a bigot and to actively impose your absurd beliefs on to others.
    Your acolytes may find this essay quite interesting, and disturbing.
    Check out a long essay featured on the politicalresearch.org website by Frederick Clarkson titled When Exemption Is the Rule - The Religious Freedom Strategy of the Religious Right

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    1. DP is from the Algonquin Round Table, not the Yellow Brick Road :). I was going to object to the term 'acolytes', too, until I noted that one of the dictionary definitions is 'camp follower'. It's perfect and I love it, if camp is read as an adjective.
      I'm now reading the Frederick Clarkson piece, and must thank you sincerely for a great link.

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  4. Oh Dorothy, how can you count Josh? He is, after all, minister for NORTHERN AUSTRALIA!!

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  5. Being truly agile of mind would have us see the massive benefits of a re-thought local steel industry, having been rebuilt on a recycling/renewables/byproducts management orientation.

    As Tony Fry points out, designed correctly, an ecologically aware local steel industry might even have a role to play in land remediation.

    But the last thing that Guru Josh would do is listen to someone working outside the economics paradigm, like Tony Fry. But then he is stupid enough effectively to argue that we could just get another--- oh, energy modality, perhaps?

    http://www.changedesign.org/Resources/EDFPublications/Articles/Papers/Steel.htm

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