originally uploaded by queenmichelle OK, there’s an awful lot of search engine hits on “Fluffy Destroyer of Worlds” and a lot of versions of this image, and lots of other pictures of animals alleged to be this apocalyptic furball. I could go and find out what the story is, or I could wait for one of my genius commentors who… Read more →
Last month, one of my “favourite” creationist kooks, “Dr” Kent Hovind (also known as Dr Dino) has finally had his lies and arrogance over many years catch up with him: he’s been sentenced to 10 years in prison for various tax offenses. See, Hovind argued that not only did the church he founded not have to pay taxes (fair enough,… Read more →
JPL has put up a photo-essay of some of the best shots of and around Saturn taken by the space-probe Cassini. The moon Dione passes in front of Saturn (image from Astronomy Picture Of The Day) H/T Club Troppo’s Nic Gruen, who likes this sort of thing. Share this post? Related posts: Photo techniques I plan to rip off at… Read more →
The Independent (sic) Women’s Forum[their FAQ] [counterview] in the US have been garnering much attention for their reactionary “Take Back the Date” campaign, a Valentine’s Day activist response to the horribly unromantic V-day campaigns in the States that aim to reduce the level of violence against women. They don’t like the way that people drawing attention to the reality of… Read more →
Alternate versions of the “universally understood” images in a recent US govt publication. If you are trapped with no hope of being found, amuse yourself in your final moments with shadow puppets. A quick family snapshot in front of the latest scene of a terrorist attack may became a treasured family keepsake that will preserve precious memories for years to… Read more →
I just got a brand new Rancilio Silva espresso machine, and you (probably) don’t have one. It is built like the proverbial brick shithouse. I need no longer dread any difficulties finding our cricket bat to combat an intruder: the coffee filter holder alone could easily fell an ox. Yes, I will be updating this post with pictures once I’ve… Read more →
And David Stratton suavely used “meretricious”* in the most appositely contemptuous fashion. How delightful when one’s favourite film review show appeals not only to one’s inner geek but also to one’s inner vocab nazi. * A long, long time ago, on a USENet newsgroup far, far away, I once used “meretricious” injudiciously (because I had somehow gained the impression that… Read more →
The Australian has the best headline on this: Snip in time for your Valentine. If you don’t want more children than you already have, then give your beloved your vasectomy for Valentine’s Day, and free her from contraceptive worries, says sexual health organisation Marie Stopes International. In more vasectomy news, apparently New Zealand is one of the few countries where… Read more →
Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact. – Marlene Dietrich Which reminds me I haven’t collected any Dietrich pics for my hoyden images collection. A sad oversight indeed. Googling for images is a fine habit, as you make the most serendipitous discoveries along the way. Like this thoughtful piece by John Blaser:No Place for… Read more →
News just in: AUTHORITIES in New Zealand have called off the search for missing trans-Tasman kayaker Andrew McAuley. I’ve never met him, but my parents know him quite well. They know his wife and boy rather better, because Andrew tends to be off in the great outdoors. It was his dream to cross the Tasman in a kayak.[link] It doesn’t… Read more →
Blame the creationists. They made provoked me into reading the texts they were quoting in order to argue with them.
Laurie Anderson – Beautiful Red Dress lyrics below Share this post? Related posts: Friday SteamPunk Fun: Steam Powered Giraffe Today in Unicorn Chasing: the Beluga Whale and the Mariachi Band Friday Hoyden: Annie Lennox The colours of the rainbow…
Ian Richardson has died, at 72. I saw him on stage a few years ago with various other Sirs and a Dame in that show about British Royals: his diction was so fabulously pure I swear he articulated the apostrophes.
Nasty stuff (PTSD trigger alert): sex trafficking and so called “consensual sex contracts” which appear to be simply an attempt to license sexual assault and get away with it. Time to BTP (Addit: add your own angermakers in comments). Link the First: From a link JahTeh sent me a few days ago: Stuck in Traffic (sex trafficking in Goa). Share… Read more →