9 Replies to “A Quick Message to My Fellow Melburnians”

  1. No wonder everyone hates maths when you’ve got posters like this floating around within a population of conspiracy hunters.

    1. Craig, what’s the origin of that nonsense? As for the fuckers who refuse to get tested in the middle of a pandemic, that takes an idiocy way beyond anti-maths: it’s anti-reality.

        1. Marti,

          You may be right about the modern world but as a dinosaur raised in Western Europe and North America before “populism” was considered to be a “political ideology” by some and emoji’s embellished texts …

          Can I suggest “Yes Minister” as an example of Political Satire from another time when patriarchy was endemic.

          eg The “Conflict of Interest Episode” lampoons the background of the media’s readership base in the UK in the 80s

          Hacker: Don’t tell me about the press. I know exactly who reads the papers: the Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country; The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country; The Times is read by the people who actually do run the country; the Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country; the Financial Times is read by people who own the country; the Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country; and The Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is.

          Sir Humphrey: Prime Minister, what about the people who read The Sun?

          Bernard: Sun readers don’t care who runs the country, as long as she’s got big tits.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_Minister#:~:text=Yes%20Minister%20is%20a%20political,Antony%20Jay%20and%20Jonathan%20Lynn.&text=His%20various%20struggles%20to%20formulate,played%20by%20Sir%20Nigel%20Hawthorne.

          Steve R

  2. Noticed a dramatic change in shopping behavior at Broadmeadows shopping centre (the epicentre of the second wave) this weekend. In the past there would be groups of middle-eastern men happily chatting and touching. This time none of that. And about half of the shoppers were wearing masks.

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