Earthian go home

Bob Brown began a speech over the weekend with the words ‘Fellow Earthians‘. I suppose ‘Fellow Humans’ is specist, or something. Non-humans might be offended. If we don’t treat our furry friends with dignity and respect who knows where it’ll end. Probably farming them for food or some other outrageous purpose.

Earthian – what a word. The Greens website isn’t too helpful.

No earthians there – but if you’ve ever misplaced a blue smurf …

The Wikipedia has a whole different idea on Earthians.

Earthian (アーシアン Āshian?) is a shōnen-ai manga by Yun Kouga about angel watchers of earth which was made into a J.C.Staff-produced anime OVA. The angels’ roles are to assess the progress of humans giving them positive and negative scores based on their everyday actions. The angels, who have deemed that the Earthian are becoming far too destructive, decide that if the Earthian reach 10,000 negative marks instead of positive, then their world will be destroyed.

Goodness me – Bob is a manga fan. How cool is that? Mind you, not sure we want our parliamentarians to be unsure about where the real world begins and manga ends.

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59 Responses to Earthian go home

  1. JC

    manga… sounds like the female version of a mango, no?

  2. daddy dave

    Someone’s been reading too much furry fiction.
    :-)

  3. .

    Does Bob Brown know how evangelion ends?

    Needless to say, the electorate has said “how disgusting” and “we won’t be killed by a bastard like you”.

    Because that is what Bob is trying to do to the electorate.

    Whose up for some Egg of Lilith omlette stir fry?

  4. .

    SERIOUS GARGAMEL HAS EATEN THE BLUE SMURFS

  5. BSLF

    The Blue Smurf Liberation Front has, as of this moment, declared Bob Brown and his Earthian species to be the enemies of Blue Smurfs everywhere!
    BS will rule supreme!

  6. Winston SMITH

    And I for one, welcome, our BS Overlords!

  7. Winston SMITH

    Damn. Forgot the moderation bit.

  8. Rabz

    DD, are you furry fictionist?

    :|

  9. daddy dave

    Rabz, no. But I support the right of furry fiction devotees to stay completely under the radar and not be subject to nanny-staters who would no doubt censor it if they ever learned of its existence.

  10. Where is our auto-terminating hamster? I have a little challenge for him/her/it/earthian

  11. Mother Hubbard's Dog

    “Earthling” is the traditional form. Although usually used by aliens. Maybe BB is really an alien and just pretending to be our “fellow Earthling”.

  12. Token

    Did Brown finish the speech with “Nanu-Nanu”?

  13. Rafe

    Nixon’s head in Futurama says “My fellow earthicans” when he is speaking to the masses. Maybe Bob Brown just got it wrong.

    The government is largely run by clones, though in 3000, Earthicans elected Richard Nixon’s head President of Earth. Although frequently invaded by Alien forces, Earth seems to be a military power to be reckoned with. Much like American money, Earthican currency depicts presidents. In terms of wealth, Mom is the richest person on the planet, Zapp Brannigan is responsible for protecting the world from various alien invasions as well as expanding Earth’s empire.

    See also.

  14. Bruce

    He has written a hymn too.

    THERE was rapturous applause and a fuzzy green glow at the Hobart Town Hall last night as Australian Greens leader Bob Brown took to the stage and sang for the planet.

    Senator Brown’s The Earth Song was like a hymn of praise and hope amid a euphoric celebration of the Tasmanian Greens’ 40th birthday.

    A hymn by an Earthian for the Earth. I wonder what Gaia’s taste for music is like.

  15. I wonder what Gaia’s taste for music is like

    whale farts

  16. lotocoti

    What journalist worth their salt wouldn’t want to expose the second most powerful politician in the country as a gibbering idiot, live on television?
    Surely a job for Emma Alberici.

    For the record, give me the Japanese over Disney every time when it comes to furry action.
    (SFW, although Les and SfB might be offended.)

  17. Carpe Jugulum

    So bob has moved on from shouju manga to hentai.

    Remember bob ” Ecchi nano wa ikenai to omoimasu”

    PS: Lady Jugulum thinks you are a dirty perv.

  18. wreckage

    shōnen-ai manga

    I wish I’d known what that meant before I read the Wikipedia article. *shudder*

  19. He’s channelling Rrrrrrichard Nixon!

  20. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Is it safe to go to Tasmania?

  21. Carpe Jugulum

    I wish I’d known what that meant before I read the Wikipedia article

    Then don’t go for ‘Guro’, although the brownshirt from tas would probaly get excited by it

  22. Peter Patton

    Isn’t there kinda something racist and imperialist about a baby-boomer upper middle class dude presuming to speak on behalf of humanity?

  23. Peter Patton

    baby-boomer upper middle class white dude

  24. Jack

    And here I was thinking Lost in Space was fiction. Just googled Dr Smith – he “is a medical Doctor and expert in environmental control”. He is also ” an undercover enemy agent”. I am joining the dots between earthians and Dr Smith. Clive Palmer may have been on to something.

  25. Eyrie

    FFS hasn’t this idiot ever read any science fiction? Earth people are known as Terrans by those on the other side of the sky.

  26. Sinclair Davidson

    I always thought ‘Earthling’ was kind of naff. Earther, or Terran sounds a bit better.

  27. Sinclair Davidson

    You probably needed a capital ‘E’.

    Nope – doesn’t work either. The speech is there, just not Earthian or earthian in the search engine.

  28. Rococo Liberal

    Bob is a manga fan. How cool is that?

    About as Stan’s front porch, I’d say.

  29. entropy

    Laugh all you want, but you all will be the first to run to Bob Brown seeking his beneficent protection once Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council arrives with the Vogon Destructor Fleet to build a hyperspatial express route through our star system.

    I am sure he will have a spare towel to give you.

  30. thefrollickingmole

    I was unfortunate enough to be in Tassie on the weekend for a bu0siness conference.

    My Hotle room ha=d sweeping views of… the fu^&in+g sea Shepherd ship offering free tours. The front page of one of the papers was extolling the virtues of squeezing a billion out of the other states in exchange for shutting down their timber industry…

    My local WA paper (Geraldton Guardian) has more job ads than all 3 Taswegian newspapers put together. (Saturdays paper).

    Nice place to visit, but FM they actually need to do something there.

  31. daddy dave

    The front page of one of the papers was extolling the virtues of squeezing a billion out of the other states in exchange for shutting down their timber industry

    Can’t blame them for cornering a niche market. If Canberra wants to give them money to stop working, then of course they’ll take it.

  32. I reckon the front of Bob’s head could be pulled back to reveal a little alien sitting there with its tentacles on the control levers. He is here to test, to see if he can fool us into thinking he’s human. Julia is the new improved model.
    Where are the Men in Black when you need them?

  33. Johno

    What journalist worth their salt wouldn’t want to expose the second most powerful politician in the country as a gibbering idiot, live on television?

    None in the MSM apparently.

    Will have to wait till Bolt on Sunday.

    Unbelievable that they still wish to be taken seriously.

  34. Boris

    Unbelievable that they still wish to be taken seriously.

    I think it would be stupid not to take him seriously. When he is the second most powerful person in the country and holds the balance of power. Or do you need to be reminded of the Carbon Tax?

  35. m0nty

    Who’s crazier: Bob Brown or Clive Palmer?

  36. Michael Warren

    Isn’t there kinda something racist and imperialist about a baby-boomer upper middle class dude presuming to speak on behalf of humanity?

    And not only speak for humanity, but for all life on Earth… with reference to life beyond.

  37. Boris

    Who’s crazier: Bob Brown or Clive Palmer?

    None of these is crazy. Both know what they are doing.

  38. entropy

    Do we have to choose, Monty?

    If forced, one has made billions of dollars and is a CIA conspiracy nut. The other believes in one world government and pretends to speak for aliens. hmmmm.

  39. entropy

    I mean humans, not aliens

  40. Gab

    No, you got it right first time, Ent.

  41. Ent means “speaks to aliens”, of course.

    Personally if Bob Brown ever encounters an Alien, I hope they are of the Ridley Scott/H.R. Giger kind. Just make sure he doesn’t bring them back here.

  42. entropy

    Bob has me confused. I wonder if he knows who he is talking to/for?

  43. Splatacrobat

    One wonders why the Greens web site would use Blue Smurfs to redefine your search results? I thought they would have used “Green Smurf” until I looked up Wiki answers to see if there actually were Green Smurfs.

    This is what I found:
    Green Smurfs: In the original comics, green Smurfs are considered to be wild and mad, and many of the regular Smurfs are afraid of them. They don’t really appear that often, though, so most tend to forget them entirely.

    Sounds much like the Greens Party really.

  44. Boris

    If only you could forget them.

  45. Blogstrop

    It’s only a short stumble from manga fan to tentacle porn afficionado.

  46. Aqualung

    Bob Brown is a manga fan?

    Didn’t Rudd refer to Brutopia (the provenance of which is the Donald Duck cartoon) in one of his speeches. This was while people still sang encomia to his erudition and elevated learning.

  47. .

    LOL I called Azazel “Gargamel”.

  48. Rococo Liberal

    Today’s Telegraph has a small para on Bob’s speech and mocks the shit out of him for the ‘earthian’ reference. There’s even an accompanying head shot of Bob with a green face and antennae coming out of his forehead.

    SO the MSM has noticed.

  49. .

    “Extincted themselves”

    I think he is an Earthian as a second language speaker.

  50. blogstrop

    “Let us here in Hobart, and around the world, resolve that through global democracy we shall save the Earth. Let Australia take the lead in peacefully establishing a global parliament. Let us create a global democracy and parliament under the grand idea of one planet, one person, one vote, one value.”
    Nobody with disloyal views like those should be eligible for any seat in our Parliament.

  51. one value

    Sums up everything wrong with the left. Only their values count.

  52. .

    The Liberals ought to be nice to the LDP.

    With their preferences, we could destroy the Greens.

    That or sortition. That is the goal.

    Bob Brown gets 25 000 votes and is our de facto President.

    I’m not overly sold on representative democracy.

  53. the ldp really needs to get its act together.

    Perhaps it should just copy NZ ACT wholesale.

    Currently it just comes across as immature and not ready for the big time. Crap about motorcycle helmets for instance screams nuters. Should never have made it to the website.

    As I have said before it has a once in a lifetime opportunity with the self-destruction of labor to grab a good bunch of center votes.

    It would be nice if it did something about it and started preparing.

  54. dakingisdead

    I reckon the good doctor has been messing about in his medicine cabinet.

  55. Splatacrobat

    “Let us create a global democracy and parliament under the grand idea of one planet, one person, one vote, one value.”

    Think global but start local Bob. You should start pushing one vote, one value here first. How about changing the electoral laws to first past the post.

    Is this what you mean?…….no I didn’t think so.

  56. Carpe Jugulum

    I reckon the good doctor has been messing about in his medicine cabinet.

    I think the good doctor should ease up on the amateur pharmacology.

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