The Ballad of Tim

Darp Hau’s blog is another one I’ve just stumbled across as a result of his posting a comment about rugby. He’s another depressed, besieged fellow Manly fan. And yet another blogger who’s been banned by the lovely Andrea Harris, the obergrupenfuhrer at Tim Blair’s blog. Darp has responded with a poem, which is a long way from the Les Murray class but worth reading for a chuckle. You’d have to doubt Darp’s taste if not his sanity for labelling Margo a “real journalist”, but it may be the unbalancing effect of Sea Eagles martyrdom.

Chris Fryer is another who has notified me of his blog’s existence. I’ll add him (and Darp) to the blogroll as soon as I get time to peruse their blogs and write short descriptions.

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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Darp Hau
2024 years ago

You may/may not notice a disclaimer in my comments engine following the Tim Blair poem. I state there that I am aware that Margo is a tad too shrill and eratic.

Understand that you can hardly rip into Tim Blair without mentioning his nigh-on homicidal pursuit of Margo’s grammatical inconsistencies.

2024 years ago

G’day Ken,

Just in defense of Andrea – Darp is a pretty noxious and persistent troll (see Steve’s take on Darp at While there are some trolls that are worth preserving for the entertainment value (e.g. Miranda Divide) Darp commits the cardinal sin of being boring and predictable.

I am not (in any way) suggesting you should not link to Darp – just pointing out that his banning by Andrea seemed pretty reasonable to me.