I’ve been scared, and I’ve been really scared, and I’ve been this-is-it-I’m-going-to-die scared – caught in a rip at age 17, I barely had enough life worth putting into the projector so it could pass before my eyes.
Even that, however, pales into insignificance beside the horror that clutched at me when I saw this in the side panel at Bolta’s blog:
If there is a God, and He is merciful, I will not be confronted again in this life by any combination of four words with the horrific gut-twisting power of that sentence.
Like a passerby at a car accident, I knew I would be appalled, sent reeling by what I saw if I were to look.
And what I found in the comments made me laugh like – well, like a man reprieved.
Thanks to Alan of Sydney for passing along an early contender for Put Down Of The Year.
Jules stands up in QT the other day and holds up a bunch of WorkChoices mouse-mats and smugly asks,
“Well, what are we supposed to do with 100,000 of these?”
Big Jules was smirking so hard she makes Costello’s smirk look like he’s frowning!
Anyway, from the opposition backbench comes the reply:
“Well you could give them away with all your computers to the schoolkids”.
I thought Speaker Jensen was going into an apoplectic spasm such was his attempted containment of bursting into hysterical laughter.
The house erupted. Poor Jules, instead of winning the moment, fell into a stunned heap of glory denied.
February 23, 2008, 12:32 am at 12:32 am
Erk. Putting “Julia Gillard” and “Happy Ending” together like that makes me decidedly queasy.
I did see that exchange during QT – I wasn’t at home, and I couldn’t help laughing out loud! But I didn’t read Andrew’s thread on Julia… I started to, but had to stop at the bit where he said she had Megan Gale’s eyes. Noooooo!