AKTIFMAG has been celebrating 12 months of cutting and pasting the reader’s comments from the website of the Australian newspaper the ‘Herald Sun’. So we got the world’s most famous thinkers to give us their favourite Herald Sun Reader quote. We’ve been counting down the best 45 for the year and finally here we are at numbers 15 to Numero mutha trucking Uno.
Now for the winner!
We asked some of Australia’s most complex and beautiful minds to help us help their fellow great thinkers in choosing the number one.
The winner was Steve Jobs quoting ‘Bernie from Boro’. His topic of insightful commentary was Derryn Hinch being restricted by court from using any form of media for 5 months.
The judges issued this group statement: ‘It’s been an amazing journey’.
Their scriptwriter then added “Bernie from Boro addresses Mr Hinch, realises that he would not be reading the comment. He then acknowledges that and proceeds to address him again for a way he can read the comment he has never read in another 5 months time. It really hurts my head”.
Steve Jobs simply said ‘It’s just fucking mental’.
Well that’s it for this year. As our judges so beautifully said-It’s been an amazing journey. Make sure you keep track of the innovative thought that excites the intellectuals on twitter @heraldsunreader . And a big thanks to everyone that’s submitted quotes such as @_struct etc. And if you can all be arsed send in any more gems you find.
Here’s numbers 45-30 http://www.aktifmag.com/if-famous-thinkers-quoted-herald-sun-readers/
And the best of the rest that didn’t make the 45, that some might say were terribly unlucky not to be quoted for eternity:
“lock him up and throw away the key or lock up the victims at least they would be safe from these dirtbag”
“In the interests of protecting myself and my friends, males who practice islam should not be allowed in Australia”
“People in the country areas don’t want a woman running the country”
“If I was that officer they’d be hosing this wombat’s brains off the pavement”
“You need a licence to own a tropical bird or exotic snake yet you don’t need a license to have a child.”
“I’ve been sexually harassed more than her and I never mentioned a thing. Toughen up, princess.”
“If my son was gay I would advise him to show discretion just like Aker advises.”
“sicko’s that deserve to be executed! we don’t need those type of people in our society. drop them in the lion enclosure.”
“Whoever did this needs the death penalty and a death penalty that makes them die a slow and agonising death.”
“My dad calls Eddie McGuire Eddie Everywhere – because he has his face in just about everything”
“Time we reintroduced the death penalty with only 1 months grace between sentence & execution [For Child bullies].”
“this should be like the afl tribuneral when he looses his appeal he should be upgraded to the death penalty”
“Planking-Any clown who doesn’t have the brainpower to stay upright deserves all they get. No sympathy”
“always thought it was worth carrying a brick in your handbag”
“I really do hope that the Victorian Police will charge her. I think its called Pergury.”
“State or Federal Police in any country should have every right to remove any item of clothing”
“Going out for breakfast is just another wowser yuppie waste of time whilst all the junkies and scumbags are walking past”
“8 years? u mudt be joing!! hang the motherf****r!!!”
“LOL and other abbreviations are much easier to text while driving than spelling out the full word.”
“Whoever did this needs the death penalty and a death penalty that makes them die a slow and agonising death”
“I saw a most attractive young schoolgirl buying vodka. Dressed in an exclusive private school uniform and with heavily mascaraed eyelashes”
“I am glad the science boffins have found water on Mars because I dont like living on a planet that cuts animals in half without cause.”