… and in other news.

Larvatus Prodeo are back.

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100 Responses to … and in other news.

  1. Rabz

    Why, FFS?

    Seriously, what is the point?

  2. Tom

    Now, now, Rabzie. Our betters are subtly threatening us with knee-capping if we succumb to the irresistible urge to troll the reborn children’s fuckwittery as a sports activity.

  3. Gab

    What are you implying, Jacques?!

  4. JC

    Lavatory Pronto is back? For what eggsactly?

  5. JC

    Brian must have some really scary stories to tell, hey. I bet the meteor must have frightened the living shit outta him.

  6. duncanm

    JC – you know why.

    To laugh at.

  7. duncanm

    I followed that link – my brain is now broken.

  8. JC

    Oh yea

    Boy we got stuck into them when they were previously around.

  9. C.L.

    Mark’s a good person. Glad to see him back.

  10. duncanm

    He may be a good person, but boy can he waffle.

  11. Carpe Jugulum

    Whey Hey – Lavatory Rodeo is back.

    Trolling – you know you want to. 😉

  12. Up The Workers!

    Hmmm…just what we need – another Left-wing view of our dying globally-warmed world.

    I thought that was what we pay a billion dollars a year to the A.L.P.B.C. for?!

    Strange name: “Larvatus Prodeo” The term is an acronym for: “Alas Proud Voter” – somewhat ironic after yesterday’s W. A. election.

    It is also an anagram for “Leotard vapours”, which I suspect is as close a summary of what it is all about, as you will ever get.

  13. Carpe Jugulum

    Crap, Lavatory Rodeo has me in moderation.

    and that was some of my best material. (I thought the Fran Barlow / Nancy Pelosi comparison, sans botox was a zinger)

  14. Jarrah

    But, prompted by some urgings on Twitter, we have resolved that we can’t let an election year go past without blogging.

    If you follow that link to the ‘urgings’, you find:

    No Tweet results for #missinglp.

    LOL

  15. 2dogs

    Fran Barlow seems ecstatic.

    Better put her on suicide watch come 2013-09-14.

  16. wreckage

    As sure a sign as any that the ALP will be spending serious time in opposition.

  17. blogstrop

    I have no interest in trolling other sites.

  18. John Mc

    Trolling – you know you want to.

    God yes. Especially in the lead up to the election and the glorious aftermath.

  19. Good for them though when the suggestion of raising LP for the 2013 federal election was first mooted I was cynical, and I remain so. What’s the point on going to all that work if you’re not going to stick around? Anyway, good luck to them. Blogging is about having fun really, and blowing off a bit of steam, and hopefully they will do that.

    Related, in an unrelated kinda way: the rise and fall of political blogs often seems to work in tandem with the rise and fall of governments. Right-wing blogs were healthy and plentiful during the early years of John Howard’s tenure. Then many of those bloggers resigned, stopped blogging, and a large number of lefty blogs gained in prominence and influence. The big ones were Club Troppo and LP, with the occasional contribution from Quiggin; but there were plenty of arty bloggers too – part of their motivation was anger and resentment at the hold the John Howard government had over national politics. Naturally when Kevin Rudd/the ALP won, these left-aligned blogs in turn lost their steam; the end of LP was an example of this.

  20. Mike of Marion

    Ozblogistan is broken!

    WordPress is probably to blame.

    Skip to content

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    Things have gone wrong. The webserver is working WordPress harder than it can bear and WordPress has decided to go into hiding for a little bit.

    Try again in a few minutes — hopefully they’ll have patched things up by then.

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  21. Mike of Marion

    Mike of Marion

    10 Mar 13 at 4:59 pm

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  22. johanna

    LP’s overlord thinks that Labor is going to win seats in Queensland in the Federal election because of Campbell Newman being so unpopular. 🙂

    This kind of delusional thinking is an absolute gift to the Coalition.

  23. Cato the Elder

    Strange name: “Larvatus Prodeo” The term is an acronym for: “Alas Proud Voter” – somewhat ironic after yesterday’s W. A. election.

    You’re shittin’ me.

    Please tell me you were having me on.

  24. duncanm

    It’s like a train pulling out from the station when you know there’s a derailment 5miles down the line.

    Post #26 and Fran is trying to impose rules.

  25. jumpnmcar

    I look forward to, on election day, Mercurius Goldstein experiencing both projectile vomiting and explosive diarrhoea simultaneously, in print and in real life.

  26. Aliice

    2dogs says

    Fran Barlow seems ecstatic.

    Better put her on suicide watch come 2013-09-14.”

    Id happen to agree with that. When Fran Barlow is ecstatic it usually means she is off her meds.

  27. Popcorn worthy!

    Not only is it post #26 and Fran Barlow already trying to impose rules, at post #29 Fran puts in an 800 word comment (Zzzzzz……..)

    79 comments and already Fran has put in 9 of them. Thread domination has commenced! (11.5% of comments)

  28. Cato the Elder

    WTF is Fran Barlow?

  29. Aliice

    sdog says

    “Fran Barlow seems ecstatic.

    Better put her on suicide watch come 2013-09-14”.

    If Fran is excstatic she must be off hr meds again – but where did you see Fran 2 dogs?

  30. Gab

    Fran Barlow already trying to impose rules

    lol lefties they never change. It’s always about restricting people. Da Rulz! Da Rulz!

  31. Aliice

    Steve at the Pub

    Oh God no.
    Dont tell me Fran Barlow has arrived at Cat and is posting 800 word sermons here?
    She must have got banned for exceeding the word limit at Quiggins.

  32. Aliice

    Where the hell SATP?

    This has got to be over at Quiggers right?

  33. Cato the Elder

    LP is back up ALIICE, that’s what the thread is about. Fran (whoever she is) is over at LP dominating by posting prolifically. I have no idea why that’s worthy of comment, I’m a blog newby.

  34. Gab

    I suggestion you read one of her missives, Cato and then you’ll soon get the idea.

  35. Rob

    I am still banned, so my innocent ‘welcome back’ disappeared into the ether as soon as posted.

  36. JC

    WTF is Fran Barlow?

    More accurately “WTF is a Fran Barlow?”

    Some people think that Turing’s hurdle has been overcome and that in fact a Fran Barlow is proof that a machine can actually sound humanoid over the web. Some others think a Fran Barlow is a sub-species of human. Others think it’s a forgotten mental patient who has stolen a laptop and wireless connection.

    Who knows.

  37. Nice to know you still care, Jumpy.

  38. “Larvatus Prodeo” […]is an acronym for: “Alas Proud Voter”

    Worse, in terms of recent outages; it’s an anagram of “devours a portal” (as well as “prove adulators”).

  39. duncanm

    Cato,

    Despite Gab usually giving good advice, I’d recommend against it. Your brain will thank you.

    Give it a stiff drink and pretend nothing happened.

  40. Cato the Elder

    I dipped me toe in Gab and read the infamous post #26.

    I still don’t know what the big deal is, she seems a bog standard pretentious self satisfied lefty. What’s the history that makes her worth the pixels to comment?

  41. Cato the Elder

    Thanks duncanm but too late. Never mind, water off a duck’s back to me.

  42. Aliice

    oooh interesting…maybe Fran got turfed from blogging at Quiggers….and sees the mission to save the world now at LP.

    LOL JC. Fran Barlow is a teacher who knows a little about a lot and never managed to master the art of getting to the point.

  43. Gab

    Stop being such a wuss, Dunc. You need to read at least one 800 word essay form the Franster. Okay, you only need to read one to get the picture of why you’d never read any more.

  44. Aliice

    The history is entirely in the number of pixels Cato

  45. Gab

    Cato, apart from her naming her child (or was it children) after murderous dictators like Lennin, if Stalin and mao had a love child it would be Fran.

  46. JC

    Good Ol’ Robert Merkel is back there too. It’s like Ground Hog Day but in the summer.

    Has anyone brought up climate change over there yet? It can’t be far off.

  47. Gab

    Are they talking about their feelings yet?

  48. JC

    ….if Stalin and mao had a love child it would be Fran.

    You kidding, Fran is their love child.

  49. Tal

    Does LP finally have a narrative?

  50. Cato the Elder

    Ta. Good to know the enemy, I guess.

    OTOH, life is short, why bother? 😀

  51. Nic

    Lardarse Prodildo is back? Just in time for the election of an Abbott government, which will really give them something to moan about

  52. Gab

    I am still banned,

    Well that’s what happens when you break one of their 483 rules on blogging at the site.

  53. Aliice

    Yes, what Gab says is true – re childrens names. She must have had those children in either the 60s or 70s or she was late hippie and had them in the eraly 80s is my guess.

    We all make mistakes….

    come to think of it I was reading a book today about Menzies govt (fiction) where the writer said there were only three problems at that time..

    catholics, communists, and rabbits.

  54. Gab

    OTOH, life is short, why bother?

    YOLO.

  55. JC

    Are they talking about their feelings yet?

    That will come in good time. Please show some patience.

    I reckon Brian will show up with a disaster scenario before the feelings discussion starts up.

    Tig Tog is there too. Last time I heard of her, she was sitting on her roof smiling at the camera, attending to a pumpkin patch. Seriously. She had a pumpkin patch on her roof as a way of demonstrating sustainable farming or some shit like that.

  56. JC

    Does LP finally have a narrative?

    Oh yea, “the narrative”. Forgot about that.

  57. Cato the Elder

    OK, I get it, old enemies/opponents/rivals and figures of fun are back. Popcorn time, as they are about to get ploughed under.

  58. Gab

    Tig Tog is there too. Last time I heard of her, she was sitting on her roof smiling at the camera, attending to a pumpkin patch. Seriously. She had a pumpkin patch on her roof as a way of demonstrating sustainable farming or some shit like that.

    That reminds me, we saw Oz the Great and Powerful. Good effects, a Wizard of Oz/ a touch of Alice in Wonderland movie. Not bad, we had a kid with us and she enjoyed it. Being in Gold Class made the movie better of course. Tig Tog would have fit in rather well as one of the quirky characters.

  59. Infidel Tiger

    How did they all found out it was back on the air? Have they been refreshing their browsers for 12 months non-stop?

  60. Aliice

    Fran extract

    “Normally, one expects responsible ‘adults’ to exhibit the following behaviours when implementing ideas:

    a) research and planning
    b) consultation with stakeholders to identify needs and problems and the timelines along which these need to be addressed
    c) Modelling of potential solutions with further feedback
    d) Development of a suite of measures, with variations in cases where key assumptions fail
    e) Composition of human and material resources for the project
    f) Implementation and testing to establish the extent to which the solution package worked and guide further program development”

    OK you lot – I clearly need to identify stakeholders amongst you rabble – and would you mind developing some research and planning and preferably a matrix to test it before you get any good ideas?

  61. JC

    If Fran wasn’t a teacher I reckon she would have made a great HR schlep holed up in some god-forsaken and forgotten state service department.

    You know those state government departments you never knew existed until they get a mention.

  62. Aliice

    Like the climate change commission JC?

  63. Actually comment #29 by Fran Barlow is only 799 words – not the 800 I represented it as.

    Apologies fellow Cattys, I hyper-bowled, for dramatic effect.

    Should I apologise to Fran or something?

  64. JC

    Like the climate change commission JC?

    Yea. The HR department for the Climate Change Commission or the Climate Change Authority.

    WTF do these people do there all day?

  65. Aliice

    Nahh I would bother SATP
    She is still going strong and added at least an extra 2000 words at #33,34,37,40, 42 and between 61 an 78

    Id say Fran exceeded your expectations.

  66. JC

    Should I apologise to Fran or something?

    I think you should, after all she could take offense at that.

  67. Aliice

    Nothing JC

    There is nothing they can do anyway – so they make a big deal about collecting numbers to justify them to do nothing.

    Come one they arent the only departments doing that…

  68. Gab

    after all she could will take offense at that.

    and hit you with a long tedious lecture.

  69. Aliice

    Yes SATP Gab is right. Id rethink the apology if I were you….dont encourage Fran’s response here….puhlease.

  70. She’d much prefer to have me imprisoned Gab.
    It must be soooo frustrating to see people who deserve the gulag being let off by vile liberal democratic laws.

  71. Whoa! Belay my last!

    How could I forget the last thousand words or so of my most recent Fran Barlow lecture?

    One must never allow one’s urge to imprison people to get in the way of raising taxes that they must pay!

  72. Aliice

    Are you saying Fran might attempot to re-educate you SATP? (personally Id like to see you send Fran to manage your staff quarters for a weekend – it could improve her mind and teach her the true meaning of consulting with stakeholders LOL).

  73. … Oh boy… now I’ve really torn it!
    Language pedant Fran would double tax (or double jail me).

    Please change “raising” taxes to “increasing”

  74. Aliice, if Fran looked anything like her twitter photo did last time I looked, I most enthusiastically submit myself to some (cough) re-education from Mistress Barlow.

  75. JC, Fran will take offence at me just as soon as she’s done taking offence at you for spelling it “offense”.
    Stand by for her to call for your ISP being logged in some big brother database or something.

  76. Aliice

    Come on SATP – it must be an old photo…
    She named her kids after communist dictators…no-one born after 60 did that.
    Dont let the net fool you!

  77. Aliice

    Yeah thats right SATP – I could be reported and shipped off for re-education at camp Fran with you…
    Oh no. I am saying nothing else.

  78. JC

    Aliice, if Fran looked anything like her twitter photo did last time I looked, I most enthusiastically submit myself to some (cough) re-education from Mistress Barlow.

    Yea I saw that once. I can’t recall where I saw the link, but she was an Okay looker in her much younger days. Mad as a cut snake though, but who cares, right? Any port in the storm on a cold rainy night.

  79. Gab

    Mad as a cut snake though, but who cares, right? Any port in the storm on a cold rainy night.

    Oh great. Now we’ll have SFB pontificating about the misogynists at the Cat.

  80. JC

    One good thing can come out of Lavatory Pronto resurfacing though.

    We could be seeing less of the steves, fatboy, Spuds and others as they all congregate where they all belong.

  81. JC

    Oh great. Now we’ll have SFB pontificating about the misogynists at the Cat.

    Why, with suitable earplugs, I’m sure Fran would have been an ideal companion for the odd evening or two. However the earplugs would needed to have been …. er sound proof.

  82. JC

    Oh yea Will. I was thinking of this department from your link.

    National Residue Survey (NRS)

  83. Aliice

    Will – there is only a mere 500 pages there of government departments we have never heard of

  84. JC

    Alice

    Not for nothing, but you share a great deal of Fran’s attributes. In fact you’re the Cat’s version of the Fran Barlow in some ways.

  85. Aliice

    JC – the most comfortably paired up man on Cat says “any port in a storm on a cold rainy night”..
    JC I dont believe you.

    You arent the straying type.

  86. JC

    alice

    I was talking about younger days, not now or the recent past. The pic Steve at the pub was referring to was of a much younger Fran… 30 odd years ago I reckon.

  87. Aliice

    No JC not that (anything but that). I dont write 2000 words and make lists of behaviours and rules for people mad teacher style.

    Come on. I am not like Fran Barlow. I will get you for that comment later, I promise you, JC.

  88. Aliice

    Thats what i suggested JC – it would have to be 30 years ago.

  89. Aliice

    find the pic JC. It made an impression on SATP as well! I hope ypou make some good deals JC etc

    Gnodnight. My car is stuck down the beach after it immobilised itself. Not a flat battery and has to be towed to the auto electricians. Bloody lexuses. When they lock up you cant move them. Im going to get him to take the immobiliser out.

  90. WhaleHunt Fun

    Hope Fran was locked in the Lexus.

  91. Tig Tog is there too. Last time I heard of her, she was sitting on her roof smiling at the camera, attending to a pumpkin patch.

    Think you might be confusing TigTog with Quadrant hoaxer Katherine Wilson (former LP blogger ‘Weathergirl’), JC. There was an article with Wilson being photographed on her roof that I saw following the Quadrant hoax. To the best of my knowledge TigTog hasn’t been in the papers.

  92. Popular Front

    consultation with stakeholders to identify needs and problems

    I HATE that term ‘stakeholders’. To me it suggests your Uncle Reg at a family bbq, with a t-bone in one hand and a VB in the other. Or maybe various Van Helsings, chasing vampires.

  93. Derp

    Well that didn’t take long for proposed new Rules at LP. No Talkingz about ze stuff I find borink or negatory.

  94. Derp

    Whoa, more rules here than a strip joint
    – Krusty the Clown

  95. Steve of Glasshouse

    It’s akin to watching salmon on the run up a previously land locked river. The schooling and groupthink is in full swing as they mindlessly go upstream to spawn lots of lefty minnie me bloggies before dying and rotting away.

  96. Craig Mc

    Either I’ve forgotten how deluded they were at the time, or they’ve been saving up their tastier Margo-level idiocies since going off the air for a tour de force return.

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