A new angle on life!

Milo in deep contemplation

Milo in deep contemplation

Of course when porn/ erotica was still banned in the US and Australia, there was the famous Justice Felix Frankfurter test. After reading the offending material the Judge decided that the angle of excitement and arousal would be the ultimate test and determinant of the material being found obscene or not.
There was endless discussion between different judges on different angles but after much toeing and froein, a degree of more than ninety percent from the floor up to the body was deemed obscene and therefore banned. Anyway the judge, after due and diligent deliberations, would retire to chambers and come back (somewhat dishevelled and flushed looking) to give the verdict. “Ninety six percent” he would announce kindly but firmly. The publisher turned pale. A doomed man and his business.

DHL’s Lady Chatterley was banned for years in Australia and there were dangerous angles everywhere, especially on those diesel buses that used to vibrate violently backwards and forwards. For lonely bachelor single migrants it was the best on offer, especially considering there was a shortage of women. I read on an overhead rail bridge a very sad message; “Australia, a country with no women”. What could you do?’ I remember here were protests of allowing so many single men to migrate to Australia without also encouraging females to come. But in those days, there were huge mining and hydro electric projects to be build, women were shop girls or domestics, hardly seen as productive to put Australia on the world’s economic map. Now of course a different matter. We now have history in the making again with a brilliant female,Annastacia Palaszczuk trouncing the male Premier Campbell Newman, in Queensland, with a massive seismic shift from conservatives (liberal) to labor. A land-slide. A man loosing his own seat and a Premier! How sweet it is.

I am still jubilant but not too excited. No angle at all.

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10 Responses to “A new angle on life!”

  1. Yvonne Says:

    Good preamble to arrive at the news of the turn-around in my little state. Hurray!

    Now, on to Canberra …

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  2. bkpyett Says:

    Enjoyable read Gerard ending with the wonderful Queensland election turn around! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. auntyuta Says:

    Tony Abbot said already that he’s not going to resign. This is fine with me. Just let Federal Elections come on soon. See what happens then! 🙂
    And please, please, let Annastacia Pa stop all asset sales in Queensland!! Will she be able to listen to what the voters want? Well, I hope so. 🙂


  4. gerard oosterman Says:

    Yes, Abbot was never going to be big enough to resign, he will now walk the plank. I do hope that Abbott and Scott Morrison will not escape justice and face The Hague in having committed crimes against humanity.
    I also feel that Labor must address the issue of refugees locked up indefinitely. They should also face the music if change is not brought about. I mean are those thousands of asylum seekers going to stay forever locked up?


  5. stuartbramhall Says:

    Congratulations on your lovely victory in Queensland. Our local Green Party members are extremely excited.


  6. hilarycustancegreen Says:

    Excellent news, especially given Barbara’s last post: https://barbarapyett.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/why-women-live-longer-than-men/comment-page-1/#comment-5439


  7. Curt Mekemson Says:

    So good news, regardless of the angle. Curt


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