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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Inside Kevin

Today Kevin indulges in some reminiscences of his successful Kevin '07 campaign, including a story about a blackout in a school powered by solar panels.

Apparently none of the stories Kevin thought were good anecdotes made it into the book. There are also some fond references to his press secretary, former GetUp spokesman, Lachlan Harris (pictured) - not that there's anything wrong with that.

While yesterday, Kevin was struggling with his geography, today it's his apostrophes:

"Australia was ignoring the damage to it’s own economy, it’s natural environment and it’s water resources by the clear cut, absolutely clear cut, evidence of climate change."

UPDATE: More information on Lachlan Harris at the bottom, here including:

"He is also a dedicated fan of Los Angeles-based gossip character Richard Reed (sic) on the Today Show...He has a girlfriend."

3 comments:

Boy on a bike said...

"Australia was ignoring the damage to it’s own economy, it’s natural environment and it’s water resources by the clear cut, absolutely clear cut, evidence of climate change."

Let us take out those apostrophes and see if he still makes sense:

"Australia was ignoring the damage to it is own economy, it is natural environment and it is water resources by the clear cut, absolutely clear cut, evidence of climate change."

Hmm, seems to make about as much sense as before. ie, very little.

Kaboom said...

B.O.A.B: Don't be so fucking stupid. The abbreviational apostrophies are obviously a translation issue, as opposed to a Thought Issue.

In other words, it is (it's) how someone has reported the words spoken by our Dear Leader (and misinterpreted by that "someone"), rather than a mispronunciation by the Dear Leader.

After all, the spoken possessive pronoun "its" is identical (to the listener) to the spoken abbreviational pronoun "it's".

It is the context which is vitally important, for instance:

"It's gross to watch a dog lick its balls."

By claiming that our Dear Leader has used the abbreviational pronoun in this fashion, you are being somewhat unfair and disingenuous.

daddy dave said...

I think you are being disingenous to call boy on a bike disingenous.

so there.