24 February 200924 February 2009 Main Posts Judging Ruddism Jeff Sparrow Mark from LP invited me to judge the thread running there on two-word definitions of Ruddism. It’s a spin-off from a competition we ran to promote Bob Ellis’s essay ‘Muscular Timidity’ and his upcoming Melbourne presentation (2 April at the State Library) for the launch of Overland 194. Anyway, the LPers are a very industrious crew, and below is a hastily compiled short-list: ‘pointless hyperactivity’ ‘aspirational regression’ ‘diet Howard’ ‘bold banality’ ‘meagre beaver’ ‘apologise, forget’ ‘frenzied inaction’ ‘earnest catchphrase’ ‘ruthless equivocation’ Winner announced soon. Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?