posted on February 20, 2006 at 11:34 pm

sophistry, my greedy fiendss
do ya know what i mean?
the way some people can try
and fiddle around
with a buncha words
until you cannae follow nothin’ anymore
or saying one thing
implying another
while actually conveying a third meaning
or whatever you like
i admit to indulging in sophistry
and when unmasked
i’ll take it on the chin
im thinking of yon imbecile
who writes in and says
youre a vegetarian for the wrong reasons
now i understand
im a vegetarian for the WRONG reasons
like the cows would care if we were NOT murdering them
and their calves
a( for us
b) for them
c) for some obscure philosophic sophististic blah blah blah
this is sophistry
didja all know that i was a debater
yep i represented the a.c.t. many times
between 17 and 18
you see
ive done lots of time
sitting around thinking of ways
to make 1 and 1 make 3 linguistically
using strange logic and long words
until a meets b or anything
you want it to be
heres another strange thing for yer perusal
talk about 2 people on a different trajectory
once, the nsw high school team came to canberra
they were billetted out
that means they stayed with the other team members
in their houses for a coupla days
guess who i got
malcolm turnbull
who for the info of the o/seas fiendss
is about 1 or 2 years away from being
australias next prime minister
he is also the richest druid in parlyamint
he has also recently converted to catholicism
and become member of opus dei
he is olde money
hes married into more olde money
believe me
you aint heard the last of this cat
talk about fuck democracy
i was born to rule!
and baybee
when malcy boy gets in…
ooohhh mama that bouy got his own agenda
he is so rich it dont matter
he aint innit for the money
oh jesus
he wants that power
he wanna wake up
look himself in his mirror
and say
malcy…youre are the p fuckin m
this is the dude yer long suffrin’ hero
had hang at his gaffe in 72
you think malcy intarested in davy blowie or marc bowl-on
not a fuckin chance
he musta gotta shock when he saw our workin class red bricker
his dad had just bought him a pad in paddington
so he could have a little privacy
he was as dismayed as you could be
to be in the company of me
he was out in the kitchen with my mum
dressed in the most impeccable smoking jacket
talking politics wiv me mam
and jocie says
say whatever you like boyo
(and i was sayin’ plenty, fiendsss)
but hes going to be the prime minister one day
shes been gleefully watching her prediction come true
as mt has ascended the ladder
we always ring each other up
there you go mum malcys the minister for cellotape
there you go son, malcy owns the liberal party now

and his team walloped us
how couldnt they with guys like him
man this guy could argue and debate
back then
more eloquently
than just about anyone i HAVE EVER seen
before or since
hes got charisma
i hate to say it
but he did then
he still does
hes a fucking genius with language
he can have x equalling y in a second
youll believe it
youll be thankin him for showin ya!
he blew our debatin team back to the stoneage
he was a little annoyed however
while we had drinks at the deakin inn
or somewhere
when the feisty and voluptuous joanna y.
who was the a c t s 1st speaker
she rebuffed his advances
nipped it in the bud so quick
he didnt talk much to me in the car
on the way home
except for something along the lines
how dare she treat ME like that…..
or something
hell i cant remember exactly
this is 33 years ago
any how this guy has the x factor
he is actually far more suited to the top job
than p m worm we have now
at least malcy is true patrician aristocracy
yeah you know the kind, richard and merrick
like lord kitchener or general custer
the “whats a few men type”
im sorry
at the moment im undecided
me and the fam were strolling along
in bondi a cuppla years ago
malcys givin out pamphlettes
jesus of course he dont recognise
or remember me
he gives me pamphlette
he expains his bullshit to me
he comin on real humble
i thinks
wow hes really changed!
OR he wants that job so badde
hes putting on this act so well
he later stacked his seat
(my electorate coincidentally)
he basically got a load of “mates”
(a billion dollars gets ya a lotta mates)
he dislodged the dude who was sposed to be there
its a bloo ribbon seat
hes in
hes a minister
he WILL be pm
and in the other corner is me
leader of his true opposition
the bohemian party
the ones who like
other people in other countries
our planet
our smokey
our music
we dont want violent unwanted progress
fuckin up this place
i dont need a fuckin mobile phone camera internet
ipodding 32 track sampilin cable tv
when i got the sky and the sea
if you think thats simplistic
i guess it is
i dunno
me and malcy tho’
ha watch those two go
further and further apart
till death reduces both our
back to pure possibility
i wonder if we’ll ever meet up again?
love on ya ya gooseballs

46 Responses to “implicit torque adaptability (w/ diaspora)”

  1. avatar
    HP | 21 February 2006 at 12:28 am #


  2. avatar
    the dean | 21 February 2006 at 12:39 am #

    sk speakth the truth. MT is gunna rule the crap out of us. MT is evil incarnate but fortunately sk is good. All these polititians and their voters are not iving in the real world, just a human beehive of roads, buildings, gadgets and morgages. where I living the wallabys and birds don’t know that people own the land, they just walk around every where.


  3. avatar
    mike a | 21 February 2006 at 12:56 am #

    “i dont need a fuckin mobile phone camera internet
    ipodding 32 track sampilin cable tv
    when i got the sky and the sea” – another great quote from you sk!!! Keep it simple!!! You have a way with words!!

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 1:19 am #

    Mammon Turnbull and SK is the same suburban kitchen in 1972? Ohhh, wish there was a photograph of it…

  5. avatar
    baby | 21 February 2006 at 1:40 am #

    earlier today i drove off in my huff
    sorry about your strange house guests
    now getting into my terrible hurry & the engine is running

    my grandfather’s name was malcolm
    he never once went to australia
    he was a fighter pilot in worm worm 2

    rawk on, brother. love

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 1:44 am #

    Don’t be prick SK! SOOO you were are a debater in school…and I’m a Lawyer…big funkin’ deal dude!

    A vego that does it for the cows!! AND PROUD

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 1:53 am #

    turn bull – evidently this is malcolm’s role in life. i am scared of these born to rule buggers. us and them, all the way, sk.

  8. avatar
    verdelay | 21 February 2006 at 1:54 am #

    Is it true? I heard that malcolm likes Queen. Fair enough, I spose. Sir Freddie’s got some moves, enough sass to send shivers down a young patrician’s spine…

  9. avatar
    eek | 21 February 2006 at 2:19 am #

    “Don’t be prick SK!”

    He isn’t, but you sure as hell are. And you know he’s right, what the fuck do you care why SK is a vegan? If you truly give a flyng fuck about THE COWS, you’d just be happy he is vegan. Instead you’re being a long winded, reactionary, sanctimonious twit.

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 2:29 am #

    Dutch Pierre For next P M !!!! I went to school with him, but we only debated on whether or not to finger Mole Thompson in the bushes

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 2:29 am #

    I once had dinner with Jello Biafra. One of the most entertaining evenings of my life. For once I had the sense to keep my mouth shut and just sit there and listen. Kinda like that here. What a great story.

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 2:40 am #

    Dutch would be good. He’s Dutch so he’d be fucken neutral on evryfin ya fienddddzzz:

    He would’nt give a fuck if you ate cow or killed carrots

    wouldn’t give a fuck if your drew a cartoon of Mohammed doggyin Marianne Faithful (saying “does it feel good?” in broken English)

    He wouldnt care if you liked The Church, Queen, Paper Lace or Golden Earring

    He’d lead the wogs to the slaughter att Cronulla & Maroobra

    he would however demand the closure of Seans Panorama at Bondi North (don’t eat there)

    Go Dutch!

  13. avatar
    Daberhasher | 21 February 2006 at 2:43 am #

    fuck democracy,
    born to rule,
    olde money…….

    sounds kinda familiar to these aimer reekin’ ears… but our old boy ain’t got none of them fancy debatin’ skills, no how…

    what people want to know, of course, is did he inhale the goldfish….

    grave Murdochian headline tolls…

    1972 Ganga Gala Unearthed!!!
    “He didn’t dig Bolan” laments blissed out olde space rockah……

    could happen….


  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 3:01 am #


    Sensational story, looking forward to having the opportunity to vote for the ‘Bohemian Party’ The true opposition.


  15. avatar
    the dean | 21 February 2006 at 3:04 am #

    Malcolm Turnbullshitintogold is his full title.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 3:30 am #

    Ive got nothing against Blacks…

    I think every housewife should have one

    Malcolm Turnbull

  17. avatar
    Handyman | 21 February 2006 at 3:40 am #

    Jesus, Steve. You are the complete reflection of Chris Martin in your ideals and world views. I never realized it until last night. You have a great deal in common. Fuck, it’s like talking to you both in stereo. Check it out. Correspondence details coming soon.

    Love ya!


  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 3:43 am #

    There’s a few loose cannon commentors on this blog these days isn’t there?

    I read somewhere recently that Malcom & Lucy were doin the rounds in January gettin to as many Festival Of Sydney gigs as possible & that his favorite was Elvis Costello.
    Anyway who’s it gonna be come the next election – Malcy, a rejuvinated Kim, a recycled hornbag in the shape of Stott Despoya or Peter Garrett – does it matter – theyre all fucked

    Dutch Pierre

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 4:12 am #

    And wot about that shirtliftin crook Bob Carr? hasn’t he left Sydney in a state & funded a nice retirement property in NZ somewhere.
    At least Nevellie Wran never pretended to be anything other than a crook.
    People talk about GW & Blair etc but are there any acceptable limits when politicians fuck up people lives
    I don’t think so..
    Somethins gotta give

    Dutch Pierre

  20. avatar
    captainmission | 21 February 2006 at 4:24 am #

    …just when australian politics couldn’t get worse, we are going get MT for PM, blah.

    Hey Bill Nelson has an interesting dvd out, music set to his artwork and i see eno has a similar one just released to, (instilation) it would be fantastic to see your art set to music, is that something on the cards?
    If it is, please gimme lots of notice so i can save up and get a tv, and a dvd player thingymebob.

    So did Malcom inhale?

  21. avatar
    Don't have a cow man! | 21 February 2006 at 5:50 am #


    So your a lawyer, big fucking deal!

    Do you think it takes talent to be a lawyer or just a shit load of boring reading.

    Really how many lawyers are there and how many SK’s are there?

    ‘res ispa loquitur’

    You ain’t the only one and the thing is your obviously crap, cos ya still missing the point.

    ya dickhead

  22. avatar
    dont have a cow man! | 21 February 2006 at 6:47 am #

    woops typo

    ‘res ipsa loquitur’

    Oh well, I’m actually billing MT as I blog, so who gives a fuck!

    Bring it on!

  23. avatar
    sue cee | 21 February 2006 at 7:31 am #

    MT needs to visit the Nan Tien temple, one of the most beautiful places in this State, for some humble humbledness and to learn that what he’s got is more than enough. I was tickled though last time I was there (day after a Church gig in 199? ) by the sight of a monk dressed in his orange robes chatting on his mobile phone ..and theres a wonderful fruit market just up the road, in case he needs nuts.

  24. avatar
    Laurie | 21 February 2006 at 8:46 am #

    all that and he couldn’t get the babe. he really is a loser.

    Once in awhile, a very fair politician happens like Barrack Obama. He said he wouldn’t run for Prez for all the obvious reasons. It really doesn’t matter about ethnicity, race, gender…the guy is a superstar. I’d vote for him.

    So just throw your election in OZ- if you’re dissatisfied then show it by voting for someone who would never win. Are you allowed write-ins…say Dutch?

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 9:11 am #

    That’s “Sir Dickhead” to you ya git!!!!

    A vego that does it for the cows!! AND PROUD

  26. avatar
    three monkeys | 21 February 2006 at 10:55 am #

    don’t try and reason
    don’t try and argue or insult
    just ignore it
    and maybe you know who
    will quietly disappear

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 11:47 am #

    You good olde cunninglinguist you!
    You keep the girls happy either way, your’ re mind blowing at what you do!
    (Sorry, but someone had to say it)

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 11:54 am #

    wink wink
    three monkeys

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 12:16 pm #

    Sk your the richest person I know. I was always playing air bass/guitar and mouthing the words to your songs in my teens(and now in my early 30’s. Do you know how embarrassing it is when your female flatmate walks in and watches you for 5 minutes without you realising and your supposed to be an all grown up adult), rather than thinking I wanted to be Kerry Packer of MT behind a desk.
    Nicer dream for me anyway!

  30. avatar
    Thomas Irvin | 21 February 2006 at 12:17 pm #

    I think that was my favorite entry so far, Steve. It had the surprisingly fascinating window into the mundane life, but it also had the yearning for the otherworldly.

  31. avatar
    Rubikon | 21 February 2006 at 1:39 pm #

    Politicians – what are they good for – absolutely nothing.

    Sounds like Malcy didn’t quite get everything he wanted then – Money doesn’t buy you love.

  32. avatar
    do it WITH (or 4) the cows | 21 February 2006 at 8:45 pm #

    …this is brad “b”

    coont rezist th’name 4 this pohst given tha…

    hey so logic and sophistry have their place eh? good thing. per “zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance” sophists were just those in opposite Socrates. and actually had good points. offered the original meaning of arete, being a solid interest in everything, and a further emphasis on being an expert in nothing. eye Can relate 2 that.


  33. avatar
    RA | 21 February 2006 at 8:56 pm #

    Never heard of the dude, but it’s the same all over. The greed-heads are winning.

    I dispair for my kid’s future. Everything that is shoved towards them by modern society is a about how cool it is to be rich/famous/ or to have the latest stuff. All surface, no feeling. I just hope we can give them some perspective with which to view the world.


    On another note and completely un-relatedly, I bought the new Neil Diamond album yesterday. Have played it through a few times in the car. It’s stunning. Produced by Rick Rubin. Songs as good as his heyday in the early to mid seventies.



  34. avatar
    Laurie | 21 February 2006 at 9:19 pm #

    Hey, pretend Laurie from Brazil^.
    Why don’t you cut the charade and stop impersonating me.

    It’s childish.


  35. avatar
    Letango | 21 February 2006 at 9:51 pm #

    “i dont need a fuckin mobile phone camera internet ipodding 32 track sampilin cable tv when i got the sky and the sea”

    So many cyborgs inabiting the earth these days. Just a little more science fiction manifesting as reality. 10 years ago when my son was toddlin’ around no one we knew had a cell phone. Now I have to do a double take when the person in line ahead of me seems to be talking to themselves. Is it schizophrenia? Split personality? Possession? Oh, my mistake. Now I see the wire hanging from their ear.

    Wonder how the schizo soothsayers feel. Anyone paying attention to them anymore?

    My daughter is paying attention to it all. She’s 15 months and will come to assimilate these pieces of hardware she sees stuck all over and hanging from people as just another part of their bodies. FREAKY!

    What a world to be born into.

    When they start buying pieces of the night sky like highway billboard space to advertise coca-cola, I’m going to have to quit this place and beg them not to make me come back.

  36. avatar
    terry henry | 21 February 2006 at 10:21 pm #

    Didn’t you have any cyanide handy, EssKay? Slip some in his grape Fanta?

    How tall is turn bull? Does he have short man’s syndrome, too?

  37. avatar
    12str | 21 February 2006 at 10:31 pm #

    excesses,international media indroctination conspiracy,distant distorted comunication,electric extravagant elevations, all in the name of the almighty mammon..the only one left…
    he who overcame em all..
    the source of the global monetary mission..
    the race to end it all in a crash!

    then whats left man?
    u and i!


  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2006 at 10:51 pm #

    Maybe Mr Turnbull could use “Blood Money” as a campaign theme song !!!!

  39. avatar
    OTTOMT | 21 February 2006 at 10:56 pm #


  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 February 2006 at 2:49 pm #

    what’s a few men? was that a ‘hunters and collectors’ reference??? man they were great in their day. loved ‘human frailty’. still listening (alongside church records of course).


  41. avatar
    Tim | 22 February 2006 at 9:29 pm #

    From today’s headlines:

    Meat workers share $365 million jackpot
    Single ticket held by eight coworkers wins record-sized lottery

    Ain’t Karma a bitch?

  42. avatar
    Rubikon | 23 February 2006 at 4:57 pm #

    handyman..I think you’ll find (if your care to use those sticky-out things on the side of you head) that Steve and his little band of brothers – The Church, make somewhat better music than Chris Martin and his cheeky musical comrades.

  43. avatar
    Rubikon | 23 February 2006 at 11:45 pm #

    C’mon I mean it’s like comparing Mozart with Andrew Lloyd Webber i.e GENIUS with mind-numbing MEDIOCRITY.

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