Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bouncing Betty, Doddering Bunyip

IT MIGHT be time to extend an apology to Betty Farrelly, who has written another sensible column. The latest deals with Margaret Thatcher and the The Iron Lady. Funny,ain't it? When Farrelly writes about architecture, her chosen field, she is unbearable, but get her on other topics and she cuts the dosage of florid pills and gets to the point.

Mind you, she should not do this too often. It could ruin her reputation with her Silly editors and colleagues.

UPDATE: Apology withdrawn. As very many readers very kindly pointed out, the column is actually the work of Paul Sheehan.  

23 comments:

  1. Stanley, I think you've made a mistake here. I think the article was written by Paul Sheehan.

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  2. The Thatcher article is by Paul Sheehan. I'm not sure what the Farrelly column is about as it is unreadable as usual.

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  3. Well, it would sound vaguely sensible since it was actually written by Paul Sheehan.

    Sorry to dash a bright spot in your morning, Prof!

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  4. Err...Paul Sheehan wrote the article your link points to Professor. You may be still safe with your former opinion of Elizabeth.

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  5. A post-christmas haze has descended upon you; that's Paul Sheehan.

    Betty's usual schizophrenic work is true to form.

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  6. Seems to be a Paul Sheehan article...

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  7. Betty is back on the florid pills in her latest piece...

    http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/leave-behind-the-retail-maze-zen-is-just-a-single-path-away-20111228-1pcvl.html

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  8. "IT MIGHT be time to extend an apology to Betty Farrelly,who has written another sensible column."

    No, it's not. The column was written by Paul Sheehan.

    Farrelly is still a tool.

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  9. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.December 29, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Is my computer having hysterics (it often does) or does this piece link to Paul Sheehan rather than Elizabeth Farelley? I am not so sure she is yet a true Elizabeth of Good Sense, Professor.

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  10. Ummm...

    Not sure Betty wrote that article.

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  11. Er, it's not Betty, unless she's also called Paul Sheehan.

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  12. Is it possible that Bet is on hols and the column is being ghost written?

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  13. Perhaps this Meerkat is missing something but the article appears written by Paul Sheehan?

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  14. I wouldn't apologise just yet, Professor. The article's by Paul Sheehan.

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  15. I'm looking at it now. At the top left Paul Sheehan is pictured as the author of that piece. Down and to the right Betty is pictured with a link to her "Retail Ruckus" ramblings. Professor is aware?

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  16. Professor, I think you may have partaken of too much last night. The article you link to was written by the consistently sensible professional Paul Shehan, not Loopy Liz.

    The Loopy One's article labelled
    "Leave behind the retail maze, zen is just a single path away" is all we come to expect from Liz. Link attached.

    http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/leave-behind-the-retail-maze-zen-is-just-a-single-path-away-20111228-1pcvl.html#ixzz1hssh2XSg

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  17. You're being a bit generous mate, it is Paul Sheehan.

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  18. From Slatts. By gee, they're up to date at The Age. From my blog on December 24:

    Cheers

    Here’s one way to pay your bar bill:

    http://news.yahoo.com/deputies-man-returned-beer-bank-robbery-105014656.html

    PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Tampa Bay area man ordered a beer at a bar, left to rob a nearby bank then came back to finish his beer.

    UPDATE: (29/12/2011)
    The Age has used this yarn as its Odd Spot piece today.
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    * General

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  19. Maybe because it was written by Paul Sheehan??

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  20. The Professor tends to see the best in people. Hopes they can be their better selves, hence the error resultant from wishful thinking that Bubbleheaded Betty wrote a sensible column. Dear sweet Professor, always ready to sing the praises of any damsel, reformed or not.

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  21. Nineteen comments and only about 95% of them pointing out a very obvious error.

    This is what happens when one heaps totally undeserved praise on barkin' betty!

    There IS no good in her, Prof, give it away.

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  22. Prof my cat said in was Paup Sheehan. Ratty.

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  23. He's blinded by the blonde! (albeit fake). A forgivable error..

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