Melblog

Probably the best Ozblog bash I’ve yet attended. Among the topics of conversation:
cricket
AFL football
the outrageously high price of books in Australia
Malaysia and their ridiculous former prime minister
New York City rent control
more cricket
Condoleeza Rice and how unutterably cool she is
Family Guy
New Zealand’s very posh South gin (Morrow, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do!)
asinine anti-smoking laws
asinine anti-war protesters
why the Australian Labor Party does not spell “Labor” with a U
yet more cricket
Brilliant all around. Good on the Irish Times for hosting us until about 1:30 in the morning (I must admit I was not watching the clock too closely). A fine pub in spite of the aforementioned bad hamburger.
And I am nominating Michael Jennings for sainthood. He knows why. Thank you very, very much Michael, and I hope you are in the middle of a weeklong nap right now.
Click below for pictures!


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Tim Blair asks Michael Jennings, “Is cricket really just mutant baseball with tea breaks?”
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Bernie Slattery and Tony Taylor. One of these men is happily pickled, the other is stone sober. Can you tell which is which?
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Scott Wickstein and sister Nicole.
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Hey, it’s half of ‘N Sync! Er, wait a moment… actually it’s John Humphreys and Alan Anderson. My mistake.
Other attendees not pictured: the redoubtable “Tom Paine” of Silent Running, Adam of The Supermercado Project, Patrick and Kati of Observation Deck, the very pleasant fellow from TramTown whose name escapes me at the moment, and several nice readers. If you were there and I’ve forgotten you, leave your name in the comments.

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14 comments

  1. Samizdata.net

    Tim Blair’s dirty secret is out.

    A good many of the Australian bloggerati (including Scott Wickstein and myself) attended a fine blogger bash in Melbourne over the weekend. A splendid evening was had by all, and photos have been put up in various other places, but there was just one a…

  2. Samizdata.net

    Tim Blair’s dirty secret is out.

    A good many of the Australian bloggerati (including Scott Wickstein and myself) attended a fine blogger bash in Melbourne over the weekend. A splendid evening was had by all, and photos have been put up in various other places, but there was just one a…

  3. Samizdata.net

    Tim Blair’s dirty secret is out.

    A good many of the Australian bloggerati (including Scott Wickstein and myself) attended a fine blogger bash in Melbourne over the weekend. A splendid evening was had by all, and photos have been put up in various other places, but there was just one a…

  4. Samizdata.net

    Tim Blair’s dirty secret is out.

    A good many of the Australian bloggerati (including Scott Wickstein and myself) attended a fine blogger bash in Melbourne over the weekend. A splendid evening was had by all, and photos have been put up in various other places, but there was just one a…

  5. Samizdata.net

    Tim Blair’s dirty little secret is out.

    A good many of the Australian bloggerati (including Scott Wickstein and myself) attended a fine blogger bash in Melbourne over the weekend. A splendid evening was had by all, and photos have been put up in various other places, but there was just one a…

  6. Samizdata.net

    Tim Blair’s dirty little secret is out.

    A good many of the Australian bloggerati (including Scott Wickstein and myself) attended a fine blogger bash in Melbourne over the weekend. A splendid evening was had by all, and photos have been put up in various other places, but there was just one a…

  7. Spot On

    I’m jealous.

    DC just had one, as did Melbourne and Denver is having one pretty soon. So when is NY going to have a blogger’s party? I want to expand the New Yorker part of my blogroll as I know or have…