Tim Blair


New Criterion



Thursday, January 16, 2003

The Bunyip is back in the billabong, with the usual effusion of accumulated foul vapours.

But it's not his fault. The source is the even more monstrous Gastropod. Bunyip thinks that Gastropod's words sound familiar.

What makes him think they're the Gastropod's own words?

When you're a national treasure who hasn't had a new idea in fifty years any hack can channel your thoughts. Or someone else's, if they came from the same historical accident.