About

The Window Dresser’s Arms, Pig & Whistle known as  the Pig’s Arms for short is a virtual pub. Located in the western suburbs of Inner Cyberia the Pigs Arms offers a wide range of articles.

Created by Mike Jones and a bunch of mates from the contributors and posters on the ABC’s Unleashed series of Blogs, the Pig’s Arms exists to allow truly unleashed contributors space to get their material published in the cosy atmosphere of the pub.

The Pig’s Arms welcomes original contributions – stories, poems, pictures and cartoons, sound and video clips.  We especially value humour, wit and sophistication and preferably 500-1,000 words in length.  Longer stories can be serialised and published in sequence.

Stories published previously must be accompanied by an attribution – by who, where and when.  And if we publish you here first, we would hope that you afford us the same courtesy.

We do not pay contributors. If you would like to become a new contributor, send an email to

jonesmike@ozemail.com.au

with a brief on your piece so we can contact you.  Your contact details and your brief will not be published.

Coat of Arms – Reg Mombasa .

We try our best to respect each other and other people’s copyrights and we tend to follow the blog guidelines like those for the Times.  In general that means nothing plagiarised, defamatory, pornographic, advocating hatred, discrimination or violence or illegal activities. Any article found to fail this standard will doom you to a tortured eternity trapped in a lift with Tony Abbott.

19 thoughts on “About”

  1. Vectis Lad said:

    Just thought that i would record my 1st visit here. Missed it for some reason.Not that there is much on it 🙂

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  2. Just thought I’d ask here a classic quantity:onexpumpkin scone mix type question, but to good effect I trust. I think of them as ‘Barnabies’.

    Can I just receive notice of each and every comment that is posted carte blanche without needing to necessarily post comment first?

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  3. I was watching the news this am and saw Mr Abbot giving an education policy statement somewhere (Tullibidgeal? Billinudgel? Warracknabeal? not relevant) and noticed the Coalition’s Shadow Education spokesperson, Christopher Pyne, staring fixedly at Mr Abbot’s left ear.

    For some reason, I could hear Mr Pyne’s thought processes over Mr Abbot’s stutters and hesitations.

    “It would be the work of an instant. I could just stick one of my knitting needles fair down that ear’ole – couldn’t miss. The path to the top is right open. Who ever would notice? Oh, wait, not while I’m being filmed. Any day now, though, any daaaaaayyyy.”

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    • Aha! Tomokatu!
      At last.
      Where does go around here to purge themselves of that rancid cesspit that we call the Drum?

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      • “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”

        Good God no!!

        Here too???

        I despair.

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        • Everyone gets moderated the first time – to allow us to keep out spam. Only the first time, JG. After that you should be fine unless you transgress the unwritten law. i.e. post anything that gets us sued. Welcome aboard !

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      • Welcome J.G.
        If you want to sound off about The Drum, the Leashed page would be the one.
        And no moderation delay.

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      • Why the welcome, J G Cole already lives here, I mean he’s already a Piglet.

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      • It seemed appropriate since s/he’d been left hanging for a while and seemed a bit lost. I’d rather welcome an insider unnecessarily than leave an outsider hanging.

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      • No , Emmjay, J. G. Cole does not own Coles, very rich people do not hang around modest places like PA 🙂
        Neville is Nev, not JG.

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      • I can find no way of responding to any of you.
        And so find myself in the awkward, not to say mildly embarrassing, position of having to respond to my own post!
        Ta Emmjay.
        Thanks Voice.
        Hello Helvi – No, I don’t live here and am not now, nor have have been, a Piglet. 🙂
        No Emmjay, I do not own Coles, I buy their Danish fetta when my Deli runs out.

        I await guidance.

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        • No need to be embarrassed, JG, we answer our own posts all the time. If you’d like to put up an article or some such, check out the ” about” page – for contributors which reminds me to check the mail there. Thanks.

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      • You’ve come to the Pigs Arms looking for guidance? BwaHaHaHaHa! 🙂

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      • You mean this ISN’T the Pig’s Arms – home of Pain & Porn, Bombay Gin, wit, elegant repartee, literature and awful secrets about that rainy, windswept evening in Nov. 1989?

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      • Oh alright, you’ve got me. But I think the proprietor favours Wanqueray Gin over Bombay.
        Today’s guidance: Buy the Bulgarian feta instead.

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      • Voice, hi. I believe you are referring to Tanqueray.
        Unless, of course, there’s a fine tipple out there called “Wanqueray”.
        Send me a bottle and I’ll send back my verdict.

        “Guidance” referred specifically as to how best navigate this quite confusing msg/response thing you have here.
        Also, How does one start a new thread on the Leashed page?
        I am full of turbulent bluster, full of seething crankiness……I am “blown with restless violence round about the pendent world” and can wait no longer. My patience is exhausted….and I am in need of the comfort of strangers.
        Damn that Drum!
        Damn that Moderation team to the endless spirals of Dante’s hell……let it be populated with the incessant jabberings of the Conservative buffoons they promote…..let their patent absurdities resound endlessly in some perverse vortex of a never ending torment….

        Now, where is that Leashed page……???

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      • Oops, I made a spelling error in the name of the gin. After MJ’s recent bulk mailout effort (don’t ask) that should have been a k. 🙂
        I hope this doesn’t make you feel bad, but the link to the Leashed page is next to the link to the About page (this one). In the black bar below the pub picture.
        The Leave a reply Box is at the bottom of the page; that’s how you start a new thread. Just have a go. You can’t do it wrong. Hardly anyone reads the About page, so you could mention that you’ve introduced yourself here if you feel like it.

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  4. I claim the first sighting of the Harbinger of Spring – the Bushfly!

    Oh no…wait….it was only Andrew Robb.

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