Acclaimed veteran journalist Mungo MacCallum is retiring from his life's work. IA is grateful for Mungo's contributions over a long period of time and wish him the best going forward.
I NEVER THOUGHT I’d say it, but I can no longer go on working.
It takes all my effort to breathe and I’m not managing that too well. And now my mind is getting wobbly – hard to think, let alone concentrate.
So I am afraid there is not much point in continuing to push the rock up the hill. I shall retire to my Lazy Boy recliner and doze over the television watching (or not) old sporting replays, propped up by drugs, oxygen and the occasional iced coffee. I am rapidly winding down.
I am sorry to cut and run — it has sometimes been a hairy career, but I hope a productive one and always fun. My gratitude for all your participation.
So a seasonal Hallmark message:
Christmas is coming and Australia is flat.
Kindly tell us ScoMo where the bloody hell we’re at.
And when we’re certain that you know that you don’t haven’t got a clue.
Then join in our Yuletide chorus as we sing: FUCK YOU!
Thank you and good night.
Mungo MacCallum is a veteran journalist who worked for many years in the Canberra Press Gallery.
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