The Dump

The Dump is:
For posting comments that don’t get up at the Drum, and for having a pleasant, mirthful or enlightening off-topic discussion.
It’s not for personal abuse of other commenters.
Please do that somewhere else if you must.
Play nicely or piss off.
However, why doesn’t a poster add a link for us to read and comment on here, much quicker. Maybe we can do a bit more bagging here, not that I speak for the moderators, yet.


NB: Being tiresome and boring, racist, sexist or just plain creepy is not playing nicely.

give a crap


The Pig’s Arms exists because eight or nine years ago our other favourite playpen – the ABC’s Unleashed blogsphere started to go off.  Like a sack of prawn heads  in the sun.  Something had to be done.

Moderation was taking forever.  Comments seemed to be rejected randomly – outrageous ones appeared and reasoned ones were pinged.   When they released the Drum / Unleashed ….. things actually got worse !

So many pieces from professional writers appear with no obvious merit.  And the moderation has become, to put it frankly, appalling.

As a former contributor and a commenter, I was deeply disappointed at the plummeting quality from our pre-eminent media empire.  And I resented so many challenging or dare I say, witty or funny posts in which we’ve invested seconds of our precious time – getting the chop.

So here, for all our benefit – is an open slather blog.  Copy and paste your best rejected comments here for posterity.  Does not matter whether you’re posting on the Guardian, First Dog on the Moon or wherever else.

And sprinkle pointers to the Pig’s Arms amongst your comments.  Let’s try to rescue some of the old faithful.



14026 thoughts on “The Dump”

  1. algernon1 said:

  2. Today is International Top Spinning Day.


  3. vivienne29 said:

    It’s World Sight Day today – OPSM just emailed me with the news. Asking me to donate to Help the World See.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. algernon1 said:

    Happy World Octopus Day.


  5. algernon1 said:

    Guardian Pick on Van Badhams blog.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Well done mate. Didn’t read that article as I find Van a bit tedious and this marriage at junk food shops has been happening a while.


      • algernon1 said:

        She can be a bit full on, but when she’s onto things she doesn’t let go. She was on The Drum with Fat Mandy, made an utter fool of her, pulled up every bit of bullshit that she came up with. I don’t often comment on hers but did this one.


  6. Anyone watching Keeping Faith on ABC Friday nights? I am actually Losing Patience.


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