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  • Media Circus: #ISupportAdamGoodes edition

    Photo of Australian Parliament House (APH) in Canberra

    Feeling so much rage right now against the troglodytes showing their arses all over the internet and mass media this week.

    What’s piqued your media interests lately?

  • Jurassic World – Movie Review


    This post contains some small spoilers, so be aware if you plan to see this movie but haven’t yet.  Discussion of the movie in comments may also contain spoilers. There won’t be any major spoilers in this review.

  • Having some Dorothy Parker moments

    Sean Connery starring in the movie Zardoz. He is wearing some sort of orange nappy/bandolier with thigh-high black boots.

    Yes, I am ploughing my way through the Hugo 2014 nominated works, why do you ask?

  • Friday Hoyden: Bree Newsome

    Broadly smiling black woman with long braids.

    After the murder of nine people at a Bible study group in a church in South Carolina, USA, in a white supremacist terrorist massacre specifically targeting black Americans, many people’s patience has run out with the display of racist symbols… Read More ›

  • The 86th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up!

    At A Bee of a Certain Age, Deborah presents DUFC #86! Go have a read. The next edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is planned for 5 August, 2015, and will be hosted by yours truly at Zero at the Bone. Submissions… Read More ›

  • Media Circus: Tracking Abbott’s Wreckage edition

    Photo of Australian Parliament House (APH) in Canberra

    Link of the day: as of 29 June 2015, 457 seperate referenced items of Abbott’s Wreckage –

    What media story has caught your attention lately?

  • Rainbows everywhere

    hoydens marriage equality

    As I compose this post, the WordPress admin toolbar at the top of the page has a rainbow background. On social media, corporations have reworked their logos in rainbow hues. Over in the USA, rainbow flags are waving all over the place as same-sex couples rock up to courthouses and get married following SCOTUS ruling that state government bans on same-sex marriage violated constitutional guarantees granted by the 14th Amendment for all citizens to equal rights and protections under the law.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    Otter Tracks on the Snow-Covered Ice The otters had walked up the Water of Girvan, at the place where they usually swim, leaving their distinctive tracks on the snow-covered ice. Otter tracks show 5-toed marks, with a clear "heel" behind the pad. I also saw fox tracks on the ice.

    This open thread is brought to you by otter tracks on snow-covered ice. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a great book? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Media Circus: the “to no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay justice” edition

    Photo of Australian Parliament House (APH) in Canberra

    So this week marks a big round number anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. I’m expecting our Prime Minister will say something especially cringeworthy to mark the occasion.

    What news items have caught your interest lately?


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