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By Kim on April 30, 2011
An open thread where, at your weekend leisure, you can discuss anything you like.
By tigtog on April 28, 2011
Newsflash: most of humanity inexplicably fail to queue in their squintillions at the box office for movie that portrays most of humanity as parasites upon the Übermensch.
How could they be so depravedly indifferent to this important message about their true unworth?
By Brian on April 28, 2011
I’ve been on holidays for a bit. Here are some links that I saved from a few hours spent on my daughter’s computer last week by checking some of the usual sources. In the next few days I’ll check the [...]
By Idiot/Savant on April 27, 2011
Crossposted from No Right Turn, with less swearing: I haven’t commented on the British royal wedding, because I do not give a damn about a pack of foreign inbreds, and even going to the effort of saying so is paying [...]
By tigtog on April 27, 2011
This week’s whimsy is brought to you by Madam Monet with a Parasol, painted by Monet in 1875
Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
By Kim on April 27, 2011
Recent events at Villawood have prompted the government to announce legislation to remove ministerial discretion on the “character test” (so as to deport people) and to create a form of temporary protection visa (so as to punish people who have [...]
By dk.au on April 26, 2011
Isabelle Stengers, one of the most interesting and provocative defenders of science against both social constructivists and those who believe they’re speaking in the name of Nature, published an interesting op-ed on the ongoing, and increasing problems of trust between [...]
By Brian on April 26, 2011
During my recent holiday I read Alice Roberts’ The incredible human journey: the story of how we colonised the planet. At one level it’s a travelogue. I don’t like travelogues, they put me to sleep. At another it’s a book [...]
By tigtog on April 26, 2011
So, what are the talking points being trotted out this week? What are they trying to distract us from? What line do they want us to buy? Most importantly, what have they been sitting on especially to quietly slide out during the distractions of our 5-day holiday weekend?
By Robert Merkel on April 25, 2011
As part of her visit to Korea, Julia Gillard helped to unveil a memorial to the Battle of Kapyong, described as “the forgotten battle in the forgotten war”. But it’s hardly the only aspect of Australia’s wartime experience that has [...]
By Mark Bahnisch on April 24, 2011
Since we don’t live by politics alone (I sincerely hope), what did people get up to this long weekend?