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the manx – the first strike

A Murdoch.


operation manx .001., with background music.

The manx organisation is attracted to beauty, attracted to power. It is here that they feed, and the manx bites only at the head. Lawless and without provenance.


How simply they strike.

From the 2010 archives.

The host of Foxtel’s Australia’s Next Top Model, Sarah Murdoch, last night announced the wrong winner of the reality show’s $25,000 prize. The Trap.

During the live finale at Sydney’s Luna Park in front of 2000 people, Murdoch said the winner was Sydney’s Kelsey Martinovich.

But after Martinovich, 19, had soaked up the applause and made her acceptance speech, Murdoch’s face fell as she listened to the manx’s voice in her ear piece.

“Oh my God, I don’t know what to say right now,” the host said.

As Martinovich and runner-up Amanda Ware looked on, Murdoch said, “I’m feeling sick about this. No. I’m so sorry about this. Oh my God. I don’t know what to say. This was a complete accident, surely. It couldn’t have been .. not tonight!!

“It’s Amanda, I’m so sorry. It was fed to me wrong. Oh God. The manx! This is what happens when you have live TV. That was the manx, oh insane, insane. He’s here.

Prominent blogger Mia Freedman sent a sympathetic tweet to Murdoch: “Oh @SarahAMurdoch you handled that with grace. I only hope it wasn’t the manx who fed you the wrong name….

the horror

with grave and sincere apologies to amanda meade  and mia freedman – the australian – 29 sept 2010

One Comment Post a comment
  1. She’s so skinny she could swan dive unscathed through a paper shredder. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I mean, she probably rattles like a sack of deer antlers when she runs too.

    And sure, she could have me working on a llama farm castrating the animals with my teeth just to earn enough shekels to buy her the most expensive clothes in a department store… only to have her say, “Thanks, sucker. Now be off and never sully me with your presence again,” and I’d do it with a smile.

    But yeah, she could use a sandwich or two.

    June 27, 2012

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