The Art of the Australian Insult


Double Standards
March 21, 2009, 4:03 am
Filed under: Crime, Miscellaneous bad behaviour, Sport | Tags:

“If Marcus Einfeld was a recidivist, face-smashing, drink-driving football star, he would be doing some nominal “community service”. He would be ostentatiously rehabbing and promising to “deal with his issues”. After a brief interval “focusing on the positives”, he would be mentoring and role-modelling his way into some tacky Hall of Fame, before starting a career as a commentator. Justice James’s decision strikes at the heart of justice: equality before the law.”

Frank Campbell Elmhurst (Vic), commenting on Marcus Einfeld’s prison sentence for perjury to get out of a traffic fine.

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Ah, but could he burp the national anthem?
September 23, 2008, 7:22 am
Filed under: Miscellaneous bad behaviour

“A 19-year-old man from Tully in far north Queensland who allegedly burped in the face of administrative staff at the local cop shop has been charged with being a public nuisance. Innisfail District Police Inspector David Tucker says the man allegedly burped twice in a female worker’s face on Monday. “He was then asked to burp away from staff which resulted in him swearing, raising his voice and using obscene language,” Tucker says. “The public-nuisance charge relates to his language and aggressive behaviour and not the burping. This type of behaviour will not be tolerated to staff at police stations.” Tucker says the man will face Tully Magistrates Court on September 18.”

As reported by Strewth.