Lawsie Retiring Many Things


June 25th, 2007 at 10:24am

Good morning Mr. Laws

I am very sad to hear that you have decided to retire, and I know that your departure from radio will leave a gaping hole in the lives if many people, myself included.

I am however, glad that you have decided to retire on your own terms, and I wish you all the best for the rest of this year, and then for a long and prosperous retirement.

I really don't know quite what to say, I'm trying not to cry as I write this…you're an inspiration John, I will miss you, and I'm pretty sure that the rest of the nation will too. I think I'll have to take up John Stanley's offer of spending the day with him and his staff at 2UE just so that I can wish you all the best in person.

Warmest regards.
Samuel Gordon-Stewart

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  • 1. Dingleberry Cufflink  |  June 25th, 2007 at 10:39 am

    I am almost crying as I type this. I’m also worried about the fate of the Golden Microphone.

    From that episode of Skippy to your album Great Truckin’ Songs to your run in with the ABA, who may I add set you up!

    You will always be remembered as the guy who sold a million fly spray cans and kept Sydney plastic surgeons in business.

    All the best Lawslie. You’re an inspiration to all.

  • 2. Dingleberry Cufflink  |  June 25th, 2007 at 10:48 am

    I take it all back. Mr Laws is not retiring until November.

  • 3. Dingleberry Cufflink  |  June 26th, 2007 at 2:37 am

    This seems a bit presumptuous:

    “I will miss you, and I’m pretty sure that the rest of the nation will too.”

    Whoa…the whole nation does not listen to Lawslie Samuel.


  • 4. MissLucy  |  June 26th, 2007 at 8:48 am


    Just wondering whether you rang JL yesterday at all? Up here in Qld the news had a few little sound bites at the start and one of them was a male person who had rung JL to express sadness at his departure. The person actually called JL a mentor and sounded like he may perhaps have been crying. If that was you then you made our news- albeit briefly.

  • 5. Clayton Northcutt  |  June 26th, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    I just want to be part of this monumental part of history – a thread that hasn’t been moderated!

  • 6. Bearded Clam  |  June 26th, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    I still think you should try and get a ###### radio show, Sam. You could be referred to as “The Black and Golden Microphone”

  • 7. Samuel  |  June 27th, 2007 at 12:10 am

    Unbelievable…I’m absent from here for a day and the usual suspects leave a barrage of stupid comments.

    I will address the comments which I haven’t deleted.

    Dingleberry, the fact of the matter is that, love him or hate him, John Laws has had a monumental impact on the radio industry and beyond, so he will be missed. Those who don’t like him will be glad he is gone, but will miss him because they won’t be able to blame the world’s problems on him. The rest of us will miss his brilliant broadcasting.

    MissLucy, no I didn’t ring him because I was at work, however I will be sure to speak to him (either on the air or some other way) before he retires.

    Clayton…now moderated!

    Bearded Clam, I’m glad you left at least one reasonable comment…I like that one.

  • 8. Clayton Northcutt  |  June 27th, 2007 at 1:35 am

    I protest my moderation on the basis that what I engaged in was easily perceived as acceptable behaviour. How was I to know that you weren’t allowing this tom-foolery? There was a precedence set as to what tolerated behaviour was in this thread and what wasn’t. This precedence was merely followed by myself in an attempt to fit in and provide constructive participation to the community or readers that you have here. My constructive participation was akin to trying to fit in with everyone that you have collected here. Your diverse range of readers makes it difficult to establish any sort of report with them, and thus, when the opportunity presented itself, and opportunity that was presented through *your* absence and not through their silliness, I seized the chance and ran with it. Suffice to say, I actually felt part of the community established here.

    Further, moderation of comments is a stifling of free speech – something that we are all entitled to. The nation of democracy that we live in permits us to have this right, and any attempt to stop the free voice of Australia should always be shunned. You don’t want to be shunned by people do you Samuel? Shun the non-believer!

    Finally, because the precidence was set that tom-foolery was acceptable behaviour, I can hardly be held accountable to what the actions were of others. That’s like blaming the Germans of now for WWII – it’s ridiculous! If everyone else was using # and playing games, then why should I be singled out! Further, how could I be construed as a “usual suspect” if all I’ve ever contributed here is constructive in one way or another? This is a black mark on my name and it will not stand! This is deformation of character and person, something that is susceptible to a court case and, pending how far *you* allow this to go, litigation and reparations.

    I want you to think about your actions Samuel ……

    …………. just kidding. I deserve to be moderated. But, let’s just say that there was a cash value on being unmoderated. How much, if we were to hypothesize on the issue, would you put on it?

  • 9. Clayton Northcutt  |  June 27th, 2007 at 1:37 am

    Am I not moderated then? My comment appeared immediately?

    I didn’t even have a chance to send you a cheque if that’s the case Samuel!

  • 10. Samuel  |  June 27th, 2007 at 9:46 am

    Cash for comment eh? Leave it with me, I might have to take you up on that offer.

    I was actually referring to the bunch of erroneous comments as being moderated, not you…I just used your comment as a good replying point, I probably could have been clearer.

    Sometimes I feel like I need a robot to monitor the comments because I often don’t have time to do it.

    You’re still more than welcome Clayton.

  • 11. Clayton Northcutt  |  June 27th, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    I’d be happy to take a promotion in rank and act moderator Samuel.


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