Thursday, 6 September 2007

APEC not APEX



I got a press release forwarded to me apparently from Apex (though if I was a real journalist not just a citizen one I would be checking pretty carefully that it wasn't a hoax) explaining the differences between APEC (mega heavy world leaders fascist junket and trrrism hysteria fancy-dress photo-op on the Harbour) and Apex (sort of like the Lions but with better public park barbeques and not so many Xmas cakes.)

"
If you think about it, the big wigs of APEC need to take a leaf out of APEX’S long and distinguished history. Every two year’s APEC meets in a different city spending millions of dollars on security just to talk about what is wrong with the world, instead discussing the solutions of how to make it right! "

Seriously the best email I've had for ages.


Why can't the APEC world leaders just email each other instead of piling onto Sydney? Why don't they just get a group blog like the rest of us? Or do youtube videos of themselves and comment on each other's videos? Although now I think that I suppose the same could be said of this Jane Austen conference. Truly, when you see who's coming you're going to have to get a ticket yourself. World-historical figures, TV stars, and bloggers of renown.

13 comments:

genevieve said...

Meaning Kerryn, of course. And you've already suggested Germs is in the offing. But who's the TV star?

Zoe said...

GENEVIEVE R U CRAZY THERE IS ONLY ONE TV STAR WHEN WE SPEAK OF JANE1!!!!1

So rly? He's coming? Dry?

lucy tartan said...

Sit down Missy and control yourself.

Amanda said...

Why can't the APEC world leaders just email each other instead of piling onto Sydney?

You only say that 'cos ur not gettin' the public holidayz.

Meanwhile, in poor beknighted Sydney its 10.30pm, just got home, and thought, why not have a red wine? Don't have to get up in six hours like a non APEC Friday, after all.

And so I am.

Ben.H said...

I love the idea that Apex is worried that its image will be tarnished by those ne'erdowells over at APEC.

Perhaps APEC should erect some public barbecues, except they would probably be bested in the inevitable turf war.

Yours truly,
Mr C.S. Lin
District Treasurer, Kiwanis.
(I have the tie to prove it.)

lucy tartan said...

"10.30pm...just got home...don't have to get up in six hours..."

That would be getting up at 4.30 am.











yes.

genevieve said...

Oh I see. Thanks for the tip off Zoe.
Wasn't TV but. Just a peccadillo there.

genevieve said...

Zoe is right, I must be losing more than the usual share of marbles this week.
Please remember to erect a very large fence around LaTrobe once he's arrived. I may try to get in past the checkpoints in a costume.

lucy tartan said...

It's not Colin Firth. I'm not being coy by not saying who the not-academic guests are, just cautious.

genevieve said...

And fair enough, I just wish I had my brain in properly today. 'Wasn't TV' - eeeccch. I went out to lunch today and right in the middle of some fabulous lamb I thought, "Uh-oh, what did I say to Zoe?"
Kept eating though.

Ann O'Dyne said...

Vegetarian Central here evabodeee.

re APEC:
I nearly fell out of my chair when they were all doing the handshake-in-Drizabone scene,
when I heard Kayge Eebee PUTIN respond to JWH with "See you later"

anybody?
did I imagine this?

momo said...

In your Mildura adventures, have you had a chance to swing down to Apex Park?

You get to Apex Park via a long winding road with signs bellowing "DANGER, NO SWIMMING!", "DANGER, HOLES IN WATER!", "DANGER, STRONG CURRENTS", "DANGER, BEWARE OF LOGS AND SNAGS", "DANGER, YOU'LL PROBABLY DROWN!" ... all leading to the artificial "beach" by the Murray and hordes of people bodysurfing as the P.S. Avoca paddlesteamer goes past.

-Momo

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