Phil does it again

Alfred Einstein? Still it’s all relative, I suppose.

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil procedure and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 20 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in the early 1990s.
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Geoff Honnor
Geoff Honnor
2022 years ago

Yes…..well. “Behold a case of life imitating art or art imitating life or art imitating art or . . . something,” might well be Phillip’s epitaph.

When it comes to hammering away on the name-dropping anvil of self-glorification, he’s the bees knees, as Count Leo could well have observed :)

cs
cs
2022 years ago

Dear oh dear. Well spotted you cruel bastard. Keep this up and you’ll by a RWDB poster boy.

Incidentally, I used to know a minister who would insist on making a big blooper or two on the first page of his important committee papers. This was based the pet theory that committees by definition have to do something to justify their existence, and bloopers would invariably provoke some dickhead to insist on bringing the necessary correction to everybody’s attention, which, all going well, would satisfy said need … leaving his actual paper intact. Hard to tell how much it was verified in practice … but every now and again it actually truely did seem to work.

Geoff Honnor
Geoff Honnor
2022 years ago

Maybe he was really ‘Alfred’…..to his mates, or

“the cognoscenti” as Count Leo Tolstoy and I – I called him Lee – would often say when we were lunching with Gore and….”

James Russell
2022 years ago

Maybe Flip was thinking of the musicologist Alfred Einstein?

No, I didn’t think so either.

Geoff Honnor
Geoff Honnor
2022 years ago

I note that “Albert” appears to have made it into my print edition. Heads will roll at the online website………;)