The Art of the Australian Insult


A masterpiece of fiction
March 23, 2009, 1:01 am
Filed under: Culture, Transport | Tags: ,

A wry comment on the state of public transport in Sydney, one that’s worth quoting in full:

“I see that the shortlist for the Premier’s Literary awards will be announced tomorrow (Spectrum, March 21-22). I trust that among these will be the Sydney Bus Timetable. Recognition is long overdue. It is written by a person with boundless imagination; it excites in its readers the whole range of emotions, from relief, anticipation, excitement, puzzlement, anger and frustration to anti-climax. So obviously is it a masterpiece of fiction that no disclaimer is necessary.”

Michael Creswell Waterloo, letter to the Sydney Morning Herald.

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