The 9pm Edict #21

The Australian government continues to use the world’s most vulnerable people as political footballs. We discover the ultimate Ayn Rand porn. And Stephen Fry is a patronising racist who should be thrown off television. Not really news, but it’s time people understood.

In this episode of the Edict, you’ll also hear why political strategist Mark Textor pisses me off. And I mention this cartoon by First Dog on the Moon.

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If you’d like to comment on this episode, please add your comment below, or Skype to stilgherrian or phone Sydney +61 2 8011 3733. Not that anyone ever does.

Update 21 August 2012: If you’re puzzled by the reference in Alan Zeino in the opening sequence, well, here are the relevant tweets.

[Credits: Thank you ABC Radio National’s Sunday Extra for the interviews with Mark Textor and Eva Cox. Excepts from Stephey Fry’s QI from the BBC via YouTube. Edict-related music grabs from Thou Shalt Always Kill by dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip. The 9pm Edict theme by mansardian, Edict fanfare by neonaeon, all from The Freesound Project. Photograph of Stilgherrian taken 29 March 2009 by misswired, used by permission. Voiceover by Paul Green.]

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  1. Wolfcat’s avatar

    Well said re concentration camps.

  2. Tom’s avatar

    Spot on first half, Stil, but you do need to work some more on your iconoclasm skills. That was a piss-weak and very tenuous attempt at a takedown of Stephen Fry.

    Also, did I somehow miss the “ultimate Ayn Rand porn”?

  3. Stilgherrian’s avatar

    @Wolfcat and @Tom: Given the time between you posting those comments and this response, I should probably just say “Thank you” and move on. I’ll respond in more detail in the next episode of the podcast.

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