Through a Dark Glassly

Skink took the trouble of making up a Paul Murray/Idi Amin pic for me to celebrate the ex editor of the West Australian’s incomprehensible column today, during which he takes on the persona of Idi Amin(!) I didn’t want to waste it, so combined it with the comment text of one of the many Paul Murray satirists out there Paul Nurry. I assume you are fine to have your comment elevated to post status Mr Nurry.

Paul Nurry says…

Let me say at the outset, that I Paul Nurry am the expert on dark humour. At first blush it may seem that I Paul Nurry am, methinks, at the outset, bereft of humour, but when it comes to our coloured dictatorial bretheren of the African persuasion from 40 years ago, I Paul Nurry am the King, General, Commander in Chief and Voodoo Chile.

Some at first blush may say that at the outset, I Paul Nurry have yet to be found researching any topic I write about, substituting knowledge and research with blowhardiness, arrogance and the cut and paste function. This, let me say at the outset is crap. I researched heavily on this topic. It methinks matters not that I mistook the magazine I was talking about. Private eye? Punch? Who gives a shit? Certainly not I Paul Nurry who has total control over phrases like “at first blush” and “let me say at the outset…”. I Paul Nurry researched this topic heavily, firstly getting down with teh kids, who informed me, Paul Nurry, that Idi Amin was a hot topic with hip rappers, cork soakers and mud skippers on the streets of Allen park, where I Paul Nurry maintain my Kraal. (And let me say at the outset that I meant to write teh not the.)

I also rented the entire series of Love thy Neighbour, a groundbreaking current British TV series, I believe at first blush written by Ben Elton and Lenny Henry. It is so hot and cutting edge that Allen Park Blockbuster had it hidden under the counter with the David Irving speeches.

Ooga booga. there I’ve said it. Let Kevin Rudd and his Green mafia gainsay that. At first blush. And Lazy Aussie, you can fuck yourself writing in this blog that I Paul Nurry should be sacked. Armstrong wanted to sack I Paul Nurry, but his mummy wouldn’t let him sack I Paul Nurry.

Amin to that, me Paul Nurry.


Stupidly, Murray has linked the text.

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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54 Responses to Through a Dark Glassly

  1. Vic Demised says:

    Beautiful work people. Blogs like this have the MSM quivering in their thigh-highs. Genius.


  2. A bit of context please.

    wtf is a Paul Murray and is this a brilliant pisstake, clever satire, lame mockery, or juvenile lampooning?


  3. FX, Paul Murray is the ex editor of the West Australian. He has incredibly pompous columns in the paper. today her plundered a Punch concept from 40 years ago when Idi Amin would write in. He used this vehicle to criticise Conndalezza Rice’s visit here. Why? Who the fuck knows. The text is a mix of vicious satire and lame mockery. Paul Murray is Australia’s crappest columnist. Bad and boring. A big cut and paste man. Will link the text if he puts it up.


  4. Art Wonky says:
    Very puzzling and worrying piece from the great man. What exactly is he trying to do. Since Amin is not a simile for someone in Australian politics it is not satire. Perhaps it is a metaphor for Murray’s own loss of marbles as Amin lost his to syphilis.


  5. Sunili says:

    Wait. Ex Editor?

    Was I *really* working that solidly when this joyous news broke?

    Also, excellent photoshopping, Skinky.


  6. Letting that guy near a publication of any sort is just downright dangerous – a weapon of mass dysfunction.

    I’m all for taking the piss out of Condi’s visit, but it should at least be a little bit funny.

    Like this;

    Or indeed, Paul Nurry. Brilliant.


  7. Art, isn’t Stephen Smith Amin? It’s not Carpenter, because there is a reference to Comrade Carpenter later. Or is Bush Carpenter, I mean Amin?
    Sunili, Teh Paul has not been editor for a long time. He was Howard “Riddance” Sattler’s assitant for a while at PR.

    The real question is just what happened to Murray after he left the West? Turned into a complete moron.


  8. Well yes Gay Paris, exactly. Murray famously has no sense of humour, so trying his hand at satire was always going to be a disaster. He should have taken a more serious line about the obvious stupidity of Rice’s visit. Plenty of great points could have been made. Now he just looks like a plonker.


  9. Frank Calabrese says:

    [The real question is just what happened to Murray after he left the West? Turned into a complete moron.]

    He started drinking too much DeBortoli’s Wines and hung around Don Hancey while at 6PR :-)


  10. Frank Calabrese says:

    [Sunili, Teh Paul has not been editor for a long time. He was Howard “Riddance” Sattler’s assitant for a while at PR. ]

    No, Murray replaced Liam Bartlett who had replaced Sattler when Howard bwent to Sydney bombed on 2SM.


  11. Frank Calabrese says:

    I wish Limpwrist would to Paul Murray, as what he did to Trots writer Gino Di Mori.


  12. skink says:

    typical for the West, the only letter that they published on this subject was one praising Murray for being such a brilliant satirist


  13. Cookster says:

    Sunili, you’re thinking of another Paul, Paul Armstrong the current editor – I can has red cordial.


  14. forkboy says:

    Australian Press Council


    #7 Publications should not place any gratuitous emphasis on the race, religion, nationality, colour, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, illness, or age of an individual or group. Nevertheless, where it is relevant and in the public interest, publications may report and express opinions in these areas.

    Would someone please nail this fucker to the wall…………Im sick of reading his tripe.


  15. skink says:

    I have already lodged a complaint with the Press Council under item 7 and sent them the article. I have also sent it to MediaWatch, Crikey and Private Eye. perhaps others do the same.

    no response yet, but then I don’t really think anyone over there gives a hoot about the Waste any more.


  16. forkboy says:

    same here…………… watch is going to be a HOOT this week.


  17. poor lisa says:

    I only just picked up the fact that he acknowledged the plagiarism to the wrong publication! This speaks of some degenerative brain disease to me.

    Your work is truly great skink.


  18. skink says:

    Private Eye did do a few Amin covers in 1976, which as you can see was the Land that Political Correctness Forgot


  19. Certainly the worst attempt at satire I can remember seeing in MSM. Embarrassingly bad.


  20. Brett claims this piece as a new low for the West, and is of the opinion Murray may have been drunk while writing.

    I thought the greatest low was when Paul claimed to meet someone with a copy of one of his columns in his pocket, then wrote a column about it.

    One reveller at the recent Lazy Aussie birthday came equipped with a Murray column in his pocket, the wag. The same wag pointed out how well the uniform suited Teh Paul.

    Whether PM was drunk while writing is a topic I’d prefer to stay away from, as it takes half a litre of VSOP (Very Special Old Piss) to produce every TWOP post. I don’t have any particular problems with the racial content. It’s just crap. I assume they are just to scared of the old blowhard to edit his column. Does nobody have the courage to tell him?


  21. skink says:

    they published two letters today complimenting Murray on how ‘brilliant and witty’ his piece was.

    and since I am confident that the West stand by their policy to print letters that reflect the balance of opinion of all letters received, it is obvious that the entire readership found it hilarious


  22. It’s especially sad when you have to read Sattler to understand what Murray is on about. Sattler , to give him credit , looks like a beacon of reason on this one compared to Nurries. Rice did no service to democracy while she was here and treated the place like Bongoville.


  23. Is anyone reading FF Bill? I thought I heard a coyote barking in the distance. Is it up and running with lots of comments?


  24. Sattler will definitely have to do better if toady is going to look like a commercial operation. Averaging about 6 comments per post or 12 per week. Recent results

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  25. So that WAS a coyote howling, and the swish of a tumbleweed I heard.


  26. Frank Calabrese says:

    [Sattler will definitely have to do better if toady is going to look like a commercial operation.]

    And recycling topics like Pensioners being given 50c fares won’t help, especially as WA has the cheapest concession fares in the whole country, and seniors can travel FREE on Sundays and Public Holidays.


  27. skink says:

    I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of car Rattler drives.

    I am guessing it’s something large, pompous and patrician that he imagines gives him class -probably a Lexus

    (just what is the plural of Lexus?)

    it is unlikely he catches the bus or the train


  28. forkboy says:

    Lexi seems to be the norm………………….


  29. Frank Calabrese says:

    [I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of car Rattler drives.

    I am guessing it’s something large, pompous and patrician that he imagines gives him class -probably a Lexus]

    According to the 6PR website.


    Parties to agreement: Channel 9
    Date of agreement: May 2008
    Obligation: Present a weekly segment on the “Today Show”
    Consideration: More than $10,000 but less than $100,000

    Parties to agreement: Fairfax Digital
    Date of agreement: May 2008
    Obligation: Write a weekly blog on “WA Today” website
    Consideration: More than $10,000 but less than $100,000

    Parties to agreement: John Hughes Group of Companies
    Date of agreement: April 2007
    Obligation: Voice commercials
    Consideration: More than $10,000 but less than $100,000]

    I’m assuming he has bought a vehicle from John Hughes ?


  30. forkboy says:

    and????…………John Hughes has a Ferrari………..


  31. So that’s $100 per comment?


  32. skink says:

    bought a vehicle from Hughes – a second-hand Hyundai?

    somehow I doubt it


  33. forkboy says:

    If John hughes doesn’t drive his own vehicles…………….do you think his bum buddies would?………………………..


  34. Frank Calabrese says:

    And note there is no mention of Sattler’s PR Business on the register, nor his role as Patron of Constable Care.

    Talk about conflict of interest.


  35. Frank Calabrese says:

    [nor his role as Patron of Constable Care.]

    Actually he is on the Board as Secretary no less, especially as his Employer are Media Partners.


  36. Cookster says:

    “Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” Clive Staples Lewis


  37. forkboy says:

    Ok Cookster……. so lets all lay down roll over and let the buggering commence??


  38. forkboy says:

    Cookster …..sorry that quote just reeks of indifference…………….

    Mistrust the man who finds everything good, the man who finds everything evil and still more the man who is indifferent to everything.
    – Johann K. Lavater


  39. skink says:

    doesn’t everyone sound well-read now they have access to


  40. forkboy says:

    thanx for that skink………….nice link………I stilll like my hardcopies…….old habits and all….


  41. Cookster says:

    @39 – Nah Skink, I pinched that straight out of a spam email inviting me to purchase ‘meds online’.


  42. forkboy says:



  43. Bill O'Slatter says:

    The spamsters sure have you pegged Cookster. They got you huddled by the email box waiting the next instructions ?


  44. Ljuke says:

    Is Paul Nurry’s tribal name “Black Fist”?


  45. forkboy says:

    No Jluke……….hes been out in the shed trying to fix that second hand hyundai he brought from John Hughes and forgot to wash his hands.


  46. Frank Calabrese says:

    While searching the Supreme Court Judgements, I found this little tidbit involving Teh Paul’

    Click to access 2001WASC0033.pdf


  47. Rolly says:

    Frank (ly) the link don’ work.


  48. Cookster says:

    @Bill – I’ve been huddling so long I got cramp


  49. Cookster , I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings ( irony suit on ) but my guess would be that you have managed to at least double the amount of spam heading your way.


  50. My Ning says:

    Dear P Nurry

    It’s very popular these days to seek apologies for all sorts of social ills and mistakes. I’m waiting for someone to come forward and apologise for buggering up journalism and, in particular, those think pieces that pass themselves off well-informed commentaries.

    Just who are these opinionated arseholes who write complete horseshit week in and week out about an array of hobby horse subjects that the rest of us don’t give a flying fuck about?

    There’s one fat prick, who will go nameless (although, as rightly pointed out in a recent edition of a Subi paper, we can accurately refer to him as PM) who is particularly offensive.

    Apparently he was once the editor of a state paper who became so unpopular amongst both management and staff that he was given the boot, only to re-emerge as a shock jock before being displaced again because he was a complete plonker (and that says something given the radio station which briefly employed him ended up being an apologist for both Norm Malborough and Brian Burke).

    This guy doesn’t do any research as a good journo should – not one fucking iota. Nor does he back his bullshit with facts.

    Instead he just craps on and on, filling the majority of his columns with words that have been written by other journos.

    It’s a shame that it has taken the WA journalism fraternity so long to discover what a total fraud this guy is. Or maybe it knew the whole time and decided to say nothing. After all, he is writing for a rag that slepted through the biggest political scandal in the state’s history (WA Inc) and, some years later, endorsed Colin Barnett as the Liberal leader, despite the fact his record as an energy minister under Richard Court was not only disgraceful, but fucking appalling.


  51. This is gold. Might write the prick a letter.


  52. Letters Editor. Apologies.

    How interesting that Paul (knowallus blowhardus) Murray is calling for an apology for the state of English. When are we going to get our apologies Paul? Do we get a sorry for the bum numbing, cliche ridden, unresearched twaddle you squeeze out several times a week?

    The Worst of Perth


  53. skink says:

    I was going to post something on their website regarding his last lazy article – pasted from some education report – but the Worst don’t even bother posting Nurry’s drivel on their website any more


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