We love that the bloke who once used to be "the world's oldest cadet" at The Canberra Times has become an internet sensation.
Yes, we're talking about the ABC's political editor Chris Uhlmann, who we caught up with as he was travelling on the train to Paris for some R and R, after his searing assessment of US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg went viral . (He was also busy following our own PM with the Aussie press pack through Europe).
We hear the ABC bods reckon his report for Insiders in which he called Trump "isolated and friendless", pushing "fast-forward on the decline of the United States as a global leader", was viewed at least 10 million times on social media.
On Facebook, the original post reached almost 2 million people, most from California and New York. Insiders also scored 4500 new Twitter followers out of the sensation.
Uhlmann, a former trainee priest who started his career in journalism late in life - at the age of 29 in 1989 - at The Canberra Times and was also a much-respected breakfast presenter for 666, never expected the reaction his take-no-prisoners report received.
"No. I assumed it would generate no more than the usual noise among the trenchant left and right inside Australia's social media political bubble," he told us.
"I guess it struck a chord with fears about Trump that are shared by many. Perhaps for the Americans the added interest was it was an observation from a friendly nation that Trump risks ceding US power to others.
"So all I did was articulate a feeling that is widely held. Confirmation bias is the art of advertising. But I also assume that it will be utterly rejected by those who are rusted on Trump supporters."
What was the aftermath?
"Calls and emails from networks in Australia, New Zealand the UK and US seeking interviews. A lot of texts and emails of encouragement from former and serving diplomats, politicians academics and others. Being asked about it over breakfast in a cafe at Leicester Square. The usual abuse from the loony right. The usual abuse from the loony left who have swallowed the tripe written by a contributor to The Guardian who claims I am an anti-Semite because I think the ideas of German cultural Marxists are rubbish," he said.
One reaction did tickle him the most.
"The Brit journalist who walked by me at Number 10 and said: 'My my, if is isn't the most famous Australian journalist in the world at the moment'."
Uhlmann was looking forward to reuniting with his wife, Canberra Labor MP Gai Brodtmann, in Paris for some downtime.
"One of the reasons Gai is coming to France is that we have been talking for years about making a pilgrimage to the grave of my namesake and first cousin. Christopher Uhlmann was the third man to enlist in Queensland when Australia joined the First World War," Uhlmann said.
"He died in battle on July 21, 1917 and is buried in Belgium. We will go there on the 100th anniversary of his death. Gai will also be representing Bill Shorten at a memorial service at the Menin Gate."
And how DOES it feel to be an internet sensation?
"Weird. I thought it would blow over in 24 hours but it ran about four days. It was an interesting experience and one I doubt I will have again."