Dear The Internet,
I had every intention of getting this up on Friday, but I got sidetracked doing a lot of the writing and frantically attempting to get life in some sort of order that humans so often do these days – including some last minute legals to prevent certain members of the government from flexing their litigation muscles. But I am happy – not to say incredibly relieved – to report that The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull: the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat is at least 70 per cent funnier than I remembered it. It was, after all, written in something of a panicked fugue state.
Suffice to say that said book is still on track to be in your hands – and in your hearts – in October via the good, good people of Allen & Unwin, and that there should be launches and things to announce. Honest.
And there’s some other bits and pieces coming out shortly, refreshingly not of a political nature, but in the meantime the new episode of the Double Disillusionists is up now (with Chaser co-founder Charles Firth), and here’s last week’s Views from the Street columns at the Sydney Morning Herald, listed below.
And there’ll be a new column up today… shortly… I should probably start writing it, actually…
Friday 19 August: How can the nation make Dutton feel happy again? He seems so sad – how can we improve things? Aside from finding him a job at which he’s competent, obviously.
Wednesday 17 August: Trump, Roberts, and why just making stuff up is a successful strategy We’ve always been living in post-truth politics – but can we stop pretending it’s not a terrible idea?
Monday 15 August: How the Party for Freedom may have planned Operation Pretty Dress Up A secret, totally legitimate recording of the geniuses planning to interrupt an Anglican church service in the name of fighting Islam, or something.