Friday, February 05, 2016

Be still, beating heart ... well, keep beating, but contain the excitement at the news ...

The rest of that Graudian story here.

The rest of this CNBC story, with mooving pictyahs here ...

The rest of this Fairfaxian story here ...

Pity about the jobs. Still, in this agile world, that's the way it goes, whether you're a climate scientist or a Murdochian minion ...

How long before the Class A shareholders stop sucking it up?

How long will the Class B voters keep voting with the rest of the sheep?

Will others join the long gone Saudi Arabian prince? Or will pirates make a move?

How's that right wing zealotry working in the market place of ideas these days?

Does anyone regret how they unleashed teh Donald and the kraken?

The pond looks forward to reading all the answers, with suitable hype and the egg-beaten froth, in the weekend's reptile rags ...

Oh the spinners will have much spinning to do ...

Meanwhile, just time for a classic movie ... how did Orson manage to encompass both Hearst and the Chairman? Why even Jerry fits the plot ...


  1. Has the circulation of the Oz dropped below 100000 yet? I'm beginning to think it won't outlive Rupes after all!


    There were insider portents of certain coming gloom last Monday.

    Anonymous Feb 1, 2016, 3:16:00 PM

    "...the dog botherer is another pundit off his oats and a little lost."

    Earnings Report: (NWS) News Corp - 5 February 2016

    Spinners this weekend. And no doubt a sicklier dog molester come Monday.

  3. “If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.”

    Sun Tzu

    1. Oh you've hit on a pond soft spot Anon.

      1. "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."

      2. "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."

      3. "Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win."

      4. "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."

      5. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized."

      6. "All warfare is based on deception."

      7. "Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt."

      8. "When strong, avoid them. If of high morale, depress them. Seem humble to fill them with conceit. If at ease, exhaust them. If united, separate them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise."

      9. "Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak."

      10."Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."

      11."Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across."

      And so on.

  4. "NBN says FTTN customers just as happy as FTTP":

    The truth:

    1. In more news, the RSPCA reports puppies with no legs are just as happy as those with four.

    2. :) And the pond is routinely pleased with dial-up Optus HFC collapsing on a daily basis in the same way that a chicken runs around the yard with no neck.

      Good links to FRAUDBAND!

  5. Oh please say it. Puhleeaze!!! Open your parched, tired old lips just a little, "Rosebud" - it's not that difficult. Come on Uncle Rupe: "Rrrrrooo…"

    Stupid old fart! Just say the goddam word and leave us in peace!!


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