Troppo motto contest

You may notice that I have changed the masthead motto, which until now read “the suppository of centrist wisdom since 2012”.  It was a somewhat snide and gratuitous reference to a Tony Abbott malapropism uttered in the leadup to the 2013 federal election (and pretty much on a par with Julia Gillard’s earlier “hyperbowl” classic).

However, sneering at them is not really compatible with the generous, warm-hearted spirit for which we here at Troppo aka the Pymble Pony Club are justly famous.  Consequently, the motto I’ve now inserted is more self-effacing and faux-humble.  I’m sure you can do better.  Accordingly we’re offering a fabulous mystery prize pack to anyone who can suggest an appropriate more permanent masthead motto encapsulating one or more of Troppo’s many wonderful qualities.  We can probably even feature a number of entries if we re-implement the “quotes collection” plugin still lurking in the Troppo backend.

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.
This entry was posted in Metablogging. Bookmark the permalink.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
30 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
pappinbarra fox
pappinbarra fox
7 years ago

going troppo from well reasoned discussion

whyisitso
whyisitso
7 years ago

It’s good to see this used-to-be venerable old blog restoring some dignity. When I complained of that sneering motto not long ago, Nick blamed (he didn’t use that word) Jacques Chester. We now find out above that it’s still Ken Parish’s blog and that he’s taking responsibility for the motto. Unlike Nick, he does admit that it was just a tired sneer at Tony Abbott.

desipis
7 years ago

Club Troppo – A necessary shift in the balance between insight and obscurity.

David Walker
David Walker
7 years ago

Club Troppo – Unfair and unbalanced, but at least we’re trying.

Nicholas Gruen
Admin
Nicholas Gruen(@nicholas-gruen)
7 years ago
Reply to  David Walker

+1

john Walker
john Walker(@johnrwalker)
7 years ago
Reply to  Nicholas Gruen

I liked the spirit of old ‘aggressive centrist’

john Walker
john Walker(@johnrwalker)
7 years ago

“Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful.”

David Walker
David Walker(@d-w-griffiths)
7 years ago

Club Troppo
Because you can’t say enough in a ten-word slogan.

David Walker
David Walker(@d-w-griffiths)
7 years ago

Club Troppo
Because you can’t make an intelligent point in ten words.

David Walker
David Walker(@d-w-griffiths)
7 years ago

Club Troppo
Because insight needs more than seven words.

OK, I’ll stop now.

john Walker
john Walker(@johnrwalker)
7 years ago
Reply to  David Walker

perhaps
Troppo : which has no enemies — except, indeed, all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians.

steve from brisbane
7 years ago

“Occasionally interesting (except for the chess…)”

Nicholas Gruen
Admin
Nicholas Gruen(@nicholas-gruen)
7 years ago

Cruel – but fair :(

Senexx
7 years ago

This will sound familiar:

Politics, economics, law and life from a ‘radical centrist’ perspective

Mack
Mack
7 years ago

Corrected

Politics, economics, law and life from a ‘radical centrist’ perspective

Politics, economics, law and life from a ‘chardonnay socialst’ perspective

Nicholas Gruen
Admin
Nicholas Gruen(@nicholas-gruen)
7 years ago

Escaping the manacles of ideology like a small man with a club inside a wet paper bag in a dark room. Since 2005.

desipis
7 years ago

Club Troppo – Ozblogistan’s leading identity crisis

Phil Clark
Phil Clark
7 years ago

Why not something in the spirit of Fiat justitia ruat caelum, or perhaps to paraphrase Socrates, To seek in others, right or wrong, the answers we cannot find in ourselves.

Dave
Dave
7 years ago

Putting the right into wrong, the left into right since 200?;

Insightful, thoughtful, cheeky, erudite, and … chess;

Want an imaginary luxury car? Join the conversation!

Phil Clark
Phil Clark
7 years ago
Reply to  Dave

I like that, Putting Right Into Wrong, and Left into Right, very good. Reminds me of a line from the Red Gum song Red Raggin ” We took some right turns, they were the wrong ones”

Sancho
Sancho
7 years ago

Club Troppo
It’s not that simp…no, if you’d just listen to…but there are no easy answ…can I just fini…nothing’s black and wh…I’m going back to drinking.

Paul Frijters
Paul Frijters
7 years ago

Club Troppo

where we agree to disagree.

fdb
fdb
7 years ago

Troppo: non troppo a sinistra, non troppo a destra

I used to be and still am Not Trampis
I used to be and still am Not Trampis
7 years ago

Club Troppo
Parish pump politics gruened each day

Nicholas Gruen
Admin
Nicholas Gruen(@nicholas-gruen)
7 years ago

When I was working for Sen Button, someone began a limerick about me which began.

The was a young fellow called Gruen
Who was going to rack and to ruin.

Sadly it never got finished, though the Troppo Merc could come in handy if we want to host a comp to finish it.

fdb
fdb
7 years ago
Reply to  Nicholas Gruen


too apt to digress
on the topic of chess
his detractors would ask “what you doin’?”

Nicholas Gruen
Admin
Nicholas Gruen(@nicholas-gruen)
7 years ago
Reply to  fdb

Thanks – I worked out a version of a completed limerick myself, but it wasn’t as good as the beginning and didn’t record it.

fdb
fdb
7 years ago
Reply to  fdb

Well now you’ve got a crap effort that has been recorded for posterity!

Is that an improvement?

I used to be and still am Not Trampis
I used to be and still am Not Trampis
7 years ago

How Gruen is your valley of thought? Parish the thought!