Monthly Archives: July 2008

>Olympic Countdown #10

> With 9 days to go before the start of the Olympics, I thought it apt to do a top 10 list of Olympic moments I wish I had been there for (ok I meant to start the list last … Continue reading

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>Dogs and Fleas

>This afternoon the startling news was released that China will continue to censor the internet during the Olympics. In other ‘hold the press’ news, attractive people have been found to be more popular, cigarettes can kill you, and Elton John … Continue reading

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>Newspoll: ALP 57 – LNP 43

>It’s not often a poll has an instantaneous effect; today’s Newspoll did. All last week and up till yesterday, Brendan Nelson, Julie Bishop, Nick Minchin, Tony Abbott et al were circling the wagons trying to get the Libs to take … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics, Polls

>Climate of Mass Destruction

>One of the oft-made statements from climate change deniers is that the evidence is still shaky on whether climate change is the result of “anthropological” factors (i.e people). Now these deniers are not exactly your balanced fence sitters; they have … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change

>Flick of the Week: "Great daddy-o"

>For this week’s flick we take two links from last week’s North by Northwest – Ernest Lehmann was the screenwriter of both, and Ned Glass who played the suspicious ticket seller in Northwest, here plays the role of Doc, the … Continue reading

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>Maybe the first shall be last?

>According to Brendan Nelson, Australia should not rush into an Emission Trading System before the rest of the world does. Which is just as well, because it seems like the rest of the world is already doing it. Last week … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics

>Tour de France Diary

>8:45pm: Cadel Evans starts in about 3 1/2 hours time. I’ll update his progress, and maybe keep a count on the amount of chicken chips I’m going through. At the moment I’m watching the Crows play Sydney, switching over to … Continue reading

Posted in Sport, Tour de France

>Ich bin ein Dummkopf

>Can someone explain to me what the hell Barack Obama is doing addressing a crowd in Berlin? Was there an election that I didn’t hear about – I swear I was paying attention to US politics, I thought I would’ve … Continue reading

Posted in US politics

>Attack of the Killer Liberals

>The Liberal Party has turned into a bad disaster movie. The key to a bad disaster movie is that at some point early in the film the main character needs to be confronted with evidence of impending doom – be … Continue reading

Posted in Australian politics

>Flick of the Week: "How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you?"

>I love movies. When I was 16 I started doing a list of my favourite 100 films. I used to update the list every couple of months or so, which in retrospect strikes me as a tad weird, given that … Continue reading

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