Didn't see Q and A last night. But clearly the highlight of the show for the armies of child-brained fans on Twitter and in the mainstream media was the moment when pompous Pommie actress Miriam Margolyes called Tony Abbott a tit. They've all been punching the air, crowing triumphantly about this as if it was a crippling blow landed against the Pugilist in Chief.
"Take that Abbott!" they cry. "The daffy ol' actress who played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter movies called you a tit on our favourite leftie love-in! No man alive could withstand that kind of an assault. You're toast, Tony! Just accept it."
Makes you wonder why so many Aussies would attribute such political power to such a clearly balmy ol' Brit. Hell, she's just another luvvy blowhard spouting the same ol' socialist shite they all do. She has no special interest or expertise in politics ... She's clearly a few plays short of the canon, too! I think all those years of playing mad aunts, wizard instructors and Dickensian scrubbers have taken their toll on the poor woman's psychological health.
Or perhaps she was barking to start with? Do a search for her name and in pretty much every photo that turns up she's sporting this strange purse-lipped smile. Loopy lefties, gruesome greenies and others of their ilk notice this alarming smirk and see it as confirmation she's a mischievous eccentric with searing insights into the workings of the world. But any sensible person would shudder at such a weird default facial expression and see her for what she is: an emotionally retarded simpleton who delights in her own spite; a narcissist who's spent her life in pursuit of adulation from complete strangers.
And thanks to their ABC, she's just been given another way to get it. Better still for Margolyes, this new role of "public intellectual" is even easier than the other fictional ones she usually takes on. No lines to learn or rehearsals required! All she need do is hurl nasty, puerile abuse at conservatives and the job is done.
How could anyone fail to see through her? Those poor pinko dupes. They really are the saddest little puppies in the park aren't they?