Almanac Politics: Say it ain’t so Joe!

As far as we know, Malarkey Publications has never done anything to Joe Biden. Sooo… when ‘Knacker Mic Rees pointed this article out to us were a little confused.


“No Malarkey,” Joe Biden’s unabashedly lame new slogan, explained


We might have thought he’d have larger concerns.



Do you really enjoy the Almanac concept?
And want to ensure it continues in its current form, and better? To help keep things ticking over please consider making your own contribution.

Become an Almanac (annual) member – CLICK HERE
One off financial contribution – CLICK HERE
Regular financial contribution (monthly EFT) – CLICK HERE

The Tiger Almanac 2019 is launched December 17th. Details here.


  1. Joe Biden may have been talking about Round 1, 1987, when Geelong supporters realised there was no Gary Malarkey in their line-up after 172 games for the Cats between 1977 and 1986.

  2. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    Time for the Almanac Board to do a Nick Giannopoulos and copyright the word ‘Malarkey’ before Biden’s campaign gets too much traction !

  3. Yes FitzroyPete , it was almost no Malarkey, no Geelong, in Round 1 1987.

    Geelong ventured to Moorabbin to take on the Saints, the previous seasons wooden spooners, who’d only won 2 games for all of 1986. St Kilda led for much of the first three terms before Geelong lifted. Andrew Bews, Mickey Turner and Paul Couch helped Geelong scrape home; by a point.

    In Geelong’s first game post Malarkey, they’d won.


  4. The Saints were much improved (particularly when Plugger started kicking bags of goals) in 1987, so Geelong certainly got out of jail that day at Moorabbin, Glen!
    I got a hint of what a fine footballer Gary Malarkey would become when he starred in East Perth’s 1972 (then) WANFL Grand Final victory over Claremont.

Leave a Comment