Saturday, April 30, 2011

Column - ABC sobs with fury and utter rage


WE cry at a good wedding, and, boy, were there tears with this one.

There was the ABC, sobbing with fury and utter rage at having the BBC veto its plan to have the Chaser comics host the ABC2 coverage of the wedding of William and Catherine:
"We're surprised and disappointed at this very late stage to be informed that any satirical or comedic treatment of the marriage... has been banned."

Then there were the ABC talkback callers also in a crying rage and utter fury that so many stupid Australians were actually loving the whole royal wedding vibe:
"Well its not for me but each to their own. Good luck to the happy couple"

In the end, even I was in tears - but of laughter - at reading Geoffrey Robertson, the “human rights” barrister and celebrity republican, damn the monarchy:
More than two centuries ago, Tom Paine famously pointed out that a hereditary monarchy was as absurd as a hereditary poet or hereditary mathematician.


1 comment:

  1. You are so right, Andrew, you are so right! Geoffrey Robertson's analogy is absurd. You don't need education to be a mathematician. After all, you are a hereditary climate scientist and astronomer and you are doing very well.