Sexist Ads

The two major Australian grocery retailers are both currently running offensively sexist ads. The Coles ad is the less offensive of the two. ‘You shouldn’t be taxed for being a woman’ it says. So Coles will pay the GST on the whole range of feminine hygiene products. How nice. I don’t think I should be …

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The Gods Are Coming Back

Crop circles with an appealing Mayan theme have appeared in Wiltshire. On second thoughts, I’m not sure that the phoenix is part of Mayan mythology (it’s Persian). But the whole ‘The Mayans believed the world would end in 2012’ thing is too cool to pass up. Actually the Mayans don’t seem to have believed that, it is just …

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Two Interesting Articles

One by Dennis Prager on the cowardice of Hollywood, and why you should go and see The Stoning Of Soraya M. And one by Christina Hoff Summers (and yes the articles are related) on the entrenched dishonesty of contemporary academic feminism.

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Farah Fawcett And Eternal Life

I never paid much attention to Farah Fawcett. I wasn’t fond of Charlie’s Angels, and when I did watch it, enjoyed Kate Jackson more. Farah was indeed beautiful, and was an actress of considerable ability. But those are not the most important things about who she was. Years ago I watched Brideshead Revisited with Jeremy Irons and Laurence Olivier. …

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Michael Jackson Dead

Michael Jackson has died of a heart attack. he was fifty. The same age as me. He was a bit of a Peter Pan, always seeming young, despite the ghastly plastic surgery. The last several years have been difficult for him, with accusations of child abuse followed by declining income. People with high public visibility are easy targets. An accusation …

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They Got Her In The End

But Carrie Prejean is still a lady: I worked in good faith to meet my responsibilities as Miss California USA. I have met every scheduled appearance, and responsibility, as recently as May 31st. I have followed the proper protocol requested of me and haven’t made any appearances or speaking engagements without the consent or approval …

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What Kind Of Conservative Are You?

If you think you are a conservative, but are not quite sure what kind, then you may find this short quiz of interest. Apparently, I am a Free Marketeer, also known as a fiscal conservative. You believe in free-market capitalism, tax cuts, and protecting your hard-earned cash from pick-pocketing liberal socialists. But changing just one answer …

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What Happened At Roswell?

Probably nothing. That is, nothing except a high altitude weather balloon made of a then classified material crashing, later to be recovered by members of the 509th. But then, it seems to be true that the first press releases from local authorities including the military, reported the finding of a flying saucer. And there are reports …

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The Twenty Most Anticipated Movies Of 2010

From COED Magazine. From the A-Team (with Liam Neeson, Bruce Willis and Woody Harrelson, so probably not as horrible as it could have been), to Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, to Arrested Development, to Alice in Wonderland (directed by Tim Burton and starring, let me guess, Johnny Depp). You might argue with order of …

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I Feel Good

A well-known TV psychologist has said that one way to find peace in your daily life is to finish all the things you have started……. So I looked around my house to see things I’d started and hadn’t finished. Before leaving home this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonay ,a bole …

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Samson and Delilah (Again)

I wrote about the taxpayer funded Australian film Samson and Delilah a couple of weeks ago. Gary Johns has written a review of the film. The review appears in today’s Australian. Here’s a bit to get you started: The film opens with a typical day in Samson’s life. He wakes to reggae music from his brother’s band playing …

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Big Pig

This monstrous pig was shot on a remote property in Western Australia three years ago. It weighed about 500lbs. Hardly breaking news, but the photo has been around for a while, and a few people thought it was a fake. It’s not. The property owner shot it while it was eating a dead cow. Shades of Razorback, …

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WOW Vs Guild Wars

I have both games, and enjoy them both. I have spent a lot more time playing WoW. Even if you couldn’t care less about either game, or MMORPGS in general, this video is fun to watch. I have no idea how he got his characters to do some of those moves:

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