Thursday, 29 August 2013

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

A Slight Change of Pace

Two weeks to go to the Federal election, which means it's time for something completely different. I love this film, and I think it deserves another airing.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Clowns, Considered has been running a very interesting thread on whether Kevin Rudd is turning into a scary clown. I would extend that by default to the entire Labor operation; I'm really just waiting for the absurdly small car to drive in and the current Rudd front bench to come tumbling out of it before throwing cream pies at each other.

Best answer so far has been from poster YT, who wins the Internet today.

Clowns are scary per se; to talk about 'scary clowns' is a tautology. So it's the photo gallery, as usual. You be the judge.


Cutting Edge Reviews, Daily Life-Style

To my great surprise, Alecia Simmonds has published a review of Daniel Bergner's book What Do Women Really Want? in Daily Life, that source of all feminine online wisdom, on 14 August 2013.

I'm not surprised to find that she's reviewed it, but I am surprised at by how much she's missed the boat, given that she's working exclusively in the electronic media.

This book - which caused a huge storm, and should have been top of Simmonds' reading list if she takes herself seriously as a thoroughly modern commentator on all things female, sexual, intellectual, etc - was published on 4 June 2013.

Bettina Arndt previewed it on 1 June 2013 in the Financial Review.

It was reviewed in the Daily Mail (UIK) on 2 July 2013.

Extracts were published in the Guardian (UK) on 5 July 2013.

Two international reviews from the Guardian and the Atlantic were reproduced in the Tasmanian Times on 9 July 2013.

It was reviewed again in the Guardian (UK) on 11 July 2013.

It was reviewed by Ruby Hamad on Daily Life on 25 July 2013.

Oh well. Maybe she was sick that week.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013


At long last, I am completely vindicated.

For many months now, I have maintained that this current ALP government is taking its policy direction from old TV reruns. So far I've found similarities to 'amnesia episode' tropes, Hogan's Heroes, Dad's Army , Rocky and Bullwinkle, and Gilligan's Island.

Today, the Daily Telegraph has backed me up at last. Let this be a lesson to you all in perseverance.

Update from - a new Hitler meme!

Monday, 5 August 2013

What Was Your Surname Again?

Do listen to this if you get a moment. It's a fascinating insight into what happens when a senior ALP figure (who is at the same time too young to know the real world) steps outside the MSM bubble and gets called to account for misrepresentation.

Below: an artist's impression of David Bradbury, Assistant Treasurer, fleeing in horror as he realises that not everyone in the mainstream media agrees with him.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Thursday, 1 August 2013

David Murray on the Continuing Crisis - Redux

I've noticed that this post is hugely popular, but that it's got a broken link.

The 31 March 2013 episode of The Bolt Report in which it appeared is on YouTube, so here's the new link.

Murray's spiel is still a really good short summary of the economic problems we're facing and continue to face. It's also a good reminder of Rudd's profligacy during his first Prime Ministership.

It starts at 03.50.