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~attributed to Lord Northcliffe
By tigtog on January 17, 2011
Say what? Gervais got famous by making people uncomfortable at why they are laughing at his material, by deliberately crossing boundaries of “good taste”, and he also has a mean streak. This is not A Great Big Showbiz Secret.
By blue milk on January 13, 2011
Anna Bligh, the Queensland Premier seems to finally be living up to the potential she showed when she first became Premier. Her leadership during this flood crisis matches much of what I have heard from those who have worked for and with her during her time as Premier – that she is calm, intelligent, respectful, decent, personable, sensible and brave – but the reality of her style never previously translated to her broader public image. Some of the criticism of Bligh applies across the board to politicians generally, who these days seem to be over-prepared for public appearances to the point of coming across as robotic and false.
By blue milk on January 6, 2011
Check out this collection of pictures over at the hairpin.
By tigtog on January 5, 2011
I wonder if Mr Harvey thought through the consequences of highlighting to his customers on every news site just how much better deals are online.
By tigtog on December 24, 2010
A combination of financial strain, families spending more time together, and increased alcohol consumption contribute to the rise in figures. It is timely then, that this month NSW Minister for Women Jodi McKay launched a new website to offer information and practical support to victims of domestic violence and their supporters.
By Mindy on December 23, 2010
“highly educated women should quit their jobs in order to guide and “sculpt” their husbands to professional triumphs” – I don’t have a subscription to Madison magazine so I can only assume that it is real, not a tongue in cheek article. I’d love someone to prove me wrong – about the article that is. I don’t think I’m wrong in thinking this is a bad idea.
By Beppie on December 21, 2010
Isn’t it interesting, that in this particular instance, the blame seems to be directed at the person who is distributing these photos when they shouldn’t be, rather than at the people who actually posed for the photograph? There are no platitudes about how careful men need to be, or about how they need to be educated about the consequences of their actions.
By Mindy on December 16, 2010
There is a media article out today accusing our PM of “sucking up to Americans” (i.e. Oprah) instead of helping Julian Assange*. Just so we are clear – Julian Assange is entitled to consular assistance while overseas, which I believe he has been receiving. Consular assistance is not and never has been provided in person […]
By blue milk on December 12, 2010
(Trailer for the documentary: Who does she think she is? More information available at the website).
By Jo Tamar on December 12, 2010
Looks like Selleys doesn’t want women to buy its products.
By tigtog on December 6, 2010
Part of this month’s Blast from the Past reposting program: originally published January 4, 2006. This post notes the ongoing pattern of research around abortion being distorted and misrepresented.