‘Protesters dressed as police officers make a mock arrest during the APEC summit in Sydney’

I liked this typo last week in The Examiner but that’s just my boyish enthusiasm.

What could you say about it?  Cunning stunts at APEC? It shows that everything the police have said about feral protesters is true. They can scale 8-ft fences, are masters of disguise and beat up our officers.  Shame!



Today’s Scotsman has a funny quote on why The Chaser pretended to be a Canadian delegation:

“No particular reason we chose Canada,” said Chris Taylor, another cast member. “We just thought they’d be a country who the cops wouldn’t scrutinise too closely and who, feasibly, would only have three cars in their motorcade - as opposed to the 20 or so gas-guzzlers Bush has brought with him.”

And The Age described how they breached the ‘ring of steel’

IF ONLY the police had stopped to read the fine print on the “APEC 2007 Official Vehicle” sticker.

“This vehicle belongs to a member of The Chaser’s War on Everything. This dude likes trees and poetry and certain types of carnivorous plants excite him.”

Two police security checkpoints into the sniper-ridden “ring of steel” later, and it took a comedian in an Osama bin Laden outfit to rouse Sydney’s $150 million APEC security monster into action.

Ahhh - happy days.

Meanwhile, George is having trouble distinguishing between Australia and Austria:




Bet you wish you had one of these.  I spotted Mr Leonidas in a front garden close to New Town Primary….



Peter Cox

WE can claim one of the chief APEC demonstrators as one of our own.  Alex Bainbridge is a Tasmanian.

He was surely Hobart’s most visible leftie who distributed socialist pamphlets in the Hobart mall to the annoyance of the Hobart City Council; they repeatedly booked him.  I actually found Alex quite placid and friendly and took a photo of him holding his new-born daughter Rosie as I walked home one evening: