I trash all that's good and decent.
But it's not all doom and gloom: the Prime Minister predicts a "tough, ugly and hard" future , as he looks ahead to his next midnight rendezvous with Michelle Grattan.
Meanwhile, the Australiian film industry in crisis - which may or may not be the same crisis it's been in the last thirty years - with the revelation that the combined box-office take of this year's AFI Best Picture nominees is less than that of Will Ferrell's Step Brothers.
Some see this as a sign that we need to get Australians "engaged back in Australian stories", in the words of Dee McLachlan, director of The Jammed.
Nobody ever sees this kind of story as a sign that Australians should make entertaining movies, but I guess that'd be a bit crass.
Speaking of being more entertaining than four Australian movies put together, LOOK:
I KNOW that guy!