Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday Fuckwit

Today, The Mayor of Mount Isa, John Molony who has the answer to the female drought in the male dominated north Queensland mining town: Ugly girls

Men outnumber women at a ratio of about five to one in the testosterone town and the female famine is taking its toll on young blokes. But the quick-thinking Mayor suggested these could be the perfect conditions for `ugly ducklings' to flourish into beautiful swans and find true happiness in the Isa. "May I suggest if there are five blokes to every girl, we should find out where there are beauty-disadvantaged women and ask them to proceed to Mount Isa," Cr Molony said.

"Quite often you will see walking down the street a lass who is not so attractive with a wide smile on her face. Whether it is recollection of something previous or anticipation for the next evening, there is a degree of happiness. " Often those who are beauty-disadvantaged are uphappy with their lot.

"Some, in other places in Australia, need to proceed to Mount Isa where happiness awaits.

"And, really, beauty is only skin deep. Isn't there a fairy tale about an ugly duckling that evolves into a beautiful swan?"

Naturally there was a huge backlash the next day , demands for apologies, outrage by Mt Isa women . . politicians distancing themselves and cries for poor old John to resign.

Then I heard this on the radio on the way home last night:

“Look I tell it as I see it and I’m not the most politically correct person in the world but lets face it there’s no way to pick up a turd by the clean end!”

I am definitely stealing that one . . .Gold!


Unknown said...

Yikes, talk about calling a spade a blunt shovel! The man must be a couple of kangaroos short of a full paddock!

Thriftcriminal said...

Ah, I liked that story, it entertained me no end. Frankly that sort of creative thinking is, I will grant you, offensive, but if it does anything it should make people laugh and take it and the rest of the world a bit less seriously. There is (apparently) a quote from one of the local women "The odds are good, but the goods are odd"

Anonymous said...

If it's the men's problem, as they're short of women, why aren't THEY moving? Why is it seen as a problem that women have to remedy? Perhaps they're doing just fine wherever they already are and have no desire to move - especially to a town full of old-fashioned blokes. Bloody cheek!

Bimbimbie said...

Our world has gone barmy ... I thought this country prided itself on having its larrikin humour. I chuckled when I heard it and couldn't believe the women getting their knickers in such a twist and calling in the PC Police *!*

Baino said...

I have to say this is definitely a tongue in cheek Friday Fuckwit because I love a man who speaks his mind and this was pure gold. If I wasn't dependent on my job for income, and didn't like the heat I'd be on a bus for Mt Isa tomorrow! (Except it's too hot)

Thrifty, just been to yours and the TED speech. There's a post in there but not on a Friday night. To be honest, it's absolutely hilarious . . . unusual to hear a polly speak so honestly . .we're on the same wavelength.

Ah Nick, you need to understand that Mt Isa is a very lucrative male bastion of mining richness. Similar to the big open cut mining towns in WA. All men. No women. There's much to be earned in these places - I mean MUCH. Because mining is male dominated the poor possums are short of females. It's a dry, rough, hot and dusty remote place. And we're talking boofy blokes here. If I knew the women and had the cheek I'd arrange a dating service! And c'mon . .we are the remedy . .

Bimbimbie, you're a fellow countrywoman and understand the humour in it. I love that phrase and have never heard it in my life. Tell you, I'm tempted! Ordinary looking goil like meself could score a burly bloke!

Gledwood said...

Those 2 women look like my old next door neighbours...

Ces Adorio said...

I read this early this week on Drudge. I burst out laughing. I told my husband about it and he smiled. The funny thing is, the mayor got a lot of flack and the more he explained the worse it got. Okay, so how many ugly Australian women are there? What a dumbass (excuse my language). So much for another term for that mayor. Ooops there are not enough women to vote him out of office.

DJ Mikey said...

Men out number women 5 to 1, and they say there's no such thing as heaven on earth.

Only kidding, but seriously.

You know what they say about men who work outdoors, engaging in rugged, manly pursuits. It was the basic premise of "Brokeback Mountain". After all.

You can ignore that part too.

Phyical attractiveness is so boring, I want confidence, attitude, intelligence and personality, that is sexy. Under those circumstances, physical beauty will go unnoticed. At least with me. Lets send the boy and girl band clones to the centre of the sun. Before they take over the world.

Politicans say retarded things all the time, Mr Molony was probably due a retarded thought. Maybe he hadn't met his weekly quota. Anyway, policians are idiots. The leader of the only existing superpower is a moron, Why should Australia be any different.

It's just how thing work, you have: George W. Bush, John Bush and Tony Bush, sorry, I mean Gordon Bush.

Sadly there is no rule that says these mens subordinates have to smarter than them.

Anonymous said...

I rest my case. What woman in her right mind would want to head off to a dry, rough, hot and dusty mining town in the middle of nowhere? Even pots of cash would hardly compensate - what on earth would you spend it on, apart from fridges and air conditioners?

Megan said...

I don't mind the heat!

Poor Mayor John. Is he married? I wonder what his wife looks like?

Georgina said...

My computer died, so I watched the news on telly and saw this guy. I like him. Why oh Why can't you say what you are thinking any more? As for turds and clean ends, I love it. It's like
"Why are turds tapered at both ends?
So your arse doesn't slam shut!"
Debs x

Baino said...

Gledwood, your life is a Pantomime?

Ces probably right, he says there are five men for every woman but I believe he sort of made those stats up! Gotta love a very 'plain' looking man who's brave enough to encourage the ugly ducklings. I think he's safe for now!

Whoa DJ . . this is meant to be a funny post. You just save that soapbox for the serious ones! Sadly women over the broader population outnumber men and many of the nice ones are gay! Damn you lot!

Nick . . I could do with a new fridge frankly! Hey, there's underground mine tours, a fossil museum and it's the birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor service, now if that's not worth travelling 4000kms for, I don't know what is!

Well Megan he's no oil painting himself I can tell you!

I can't believe this made world news Debs, Ces saw him as well! Bless his blue singlet! You've gotta love a one liner about poo!

Anonymous said...

It's quite amazing what comes out of politician's mouths when they forget to engage the brain, isn't it?

On the other hand, if someone had invited me to a town where men outnumbered women five to one when I was a teenager, I'd have SO been there! LOL!

laughingwolf said...

perhaps the men prefer the odds... after all, 'more deviation means less population'....

not that 'looking like a dog' ever stopped a wuff looking for a good time :O lol

the gals i've been with were far from 'dogs', but none was a covergirl type, either....

Ces Adorio said...

Still I think his stements were funny. Haven't those men heard of "mail-order brides"?

Kath Lockett said...

Aw bless 'im - he's not such a looker himself though is he?

Paddy in BA (Quickroute) said...

I passed thru Mt Isa many moons ago and the women practically ripped me apart. OK that was probably just a dream but the town wasn't much to write home about in fact if you blinked you would miss it except for those 60 year old women falshing some cleavage!

Baino said...

Jay, to be frank, he's probably speaking da truth

Indeed Kath, your typical Aussie bloke, beer belly and a just too red nose!

Quickie . . you're so cute I bet they did flash! Pre wedding I hope!

Trooper Thorn said...

I can see the Hollywood movie now: Homely girl moves to Mt. Isa, falls in love with boy who finds her repulsive, she gets a makeover, he marries her and they live happily ever after.

What a great message for little girls. And the jackass mayor playes himself in the film.