An Ode To Antony

Antony Green

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more brainy and more accurate:
Rough winds do shake the country,
And election night hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the studio light shines,
And often is his laptop power dimm’d;

Dinner is ready to go in the oven.
The cheesecake is in the fridge.
I await my evening of Antony.

Once every four years is not enough.
Who knows what the night will bring?

Whatever it is, Antony will
keep me informed
with his laptop and his pie charts and his
analyst ways.

And then, almost like a dream
he will be gone *sob*
and the election will
be over.

Then the waiting will begin again
another four years
or two or thereabouts, if you are lucky
and he covers your state election.

But wait! What light through yonder Internet breaks?
He has a blog!

(Updated with correct blog link and edited 21/05/2022 to add) – Thanks Antony for all your many years of excellent election reporting. :) You must know how much we all respect you but do you know how much we all love you? There are no numbers that add up to that amount.

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6 thoughts on “An Ode To Antony

  1. Dorothy – A new government by the look of things.

    Teeni – A combination of the two works. ;)

    Kin – Come on now, you’re an Aussie. You must love Antony as much as I do! ;)

    The evening lived up to all expectations. Antony was intelligent and said many interesting things. I believe the ABC might decide not to hold their coverage at the national tally room in future due to a LOT of noise in the background which made it difficult for them to do their jobs.

    Thanks for the comments all!

  2. Yee hah – we love Antony too. We had a double date with him until late into the night (double as in me and the man I share my Tim Tams with).

    How cool that he has a blog – but – NO COMMENTS. Ohhhh, that did not please me.

    Snokky I have just spent some time crawling around your house. You are a lovely house keeper as I didn’t get hay fever once nor want to run away screaming.

    You are quite brilliant woman.

    Snook if you have time, I would like you to do a post on blog comments – what’s the etiquette, does the comment make a blog (are you listening to me Antony), should the blogger respond to comments, how many comments needed for good indexing, the commenting editing plugins are they a help or hindrance, etc, etc.

    You’ll see the post that I’ve just linked one of yours too – I want to be able to give some halfway correct comment into to some new bloggers…and your voice is sexy than mine, so speak (comment) away woman.

  3. Megan – I will add it to the blogs to write list. ;) Thank you for the lovely compliments!

    I have already written a couple of posts about comments around the place here, I think. I must try and get more organised. ;)


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