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.



13431 thoughts on “The Dump”

  1. It’s damned fine about little piglet Jack and the Emmlet. Viv has our thoughts and her Hub for especially being tied up when he was in no shape to protest. So the news is about the good, the tough and the ugly although Jack is nowhere near as bad as his grandfather said he was. Wow, grandfather. Note to self. Show the old coot some respect. Grandfather Boss I ought to say aka the Pub pig.

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  2. vivienne29 said:

    Hubby coming home today.

    Love the latest photo of Jack.

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  3. vivienne29 said:

    Also having internet problems.


  4. vivienne29 said:

    Hubby has had a pretty rough trot the last two weeks. Long story short – he got a bleeding duodenal ulcer and gall. First it was clipped then another emergency trip when it all went pear shaped and he had major surgery. He’s got a lot of tubes going in and out of him but is making good recovery. In hospital for a while. Major setback of course.

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  5. Congratulation, Emm. Nothing like nestling on or against the (milk) bar. A good start. I remember it well.


  6. Glad to hear the news of a male child in the Jay household, and that mother and baby are okay. A worrying time, this childbirth business. I qlways think that newborns look like a bunch of potatoes stuck together but Jack looks alright!


  7. algernon1 said:

    Well congratulations to Emmlet 1 Emm, terrific news. Oh and to you and FM as well. Good to here they are all well. Calls for a round of the finest pink drinks.


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