If I can tell what role someone is going to play in a plot by their race or gender, you f**d up as a filmmaker.
My daughter’s school science department organised for our Year 10 students to go to a speech given by Dr Blackburn at the inner-east Moriah College yesterday. They were thrilled by her clever slide presentation and the passion she conveyed for her work. Dr Blackburn was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine for her joint discovery of Telomarese, an enzyme that replenishes a protective structure at the end of chromosomes called the telomere, an enzyme with exciting implications for the study of cancer and human longevity.
[Cross-posted to Disabled Feminists] Something that has really struck me about the conversations around Evelyn Evelyn is the reaction that “Conjoined twins don’t have a disability! To say they do is insulting!” Not all commenters make the link between the two statements – some stop at the first – so I’ll take these two separately. A little background: Evelyn Evelyn… Read more →
This was on SBS last night. The second film in Channel 4’s landmark documentary series focuses on the younger children in the group of seven overweight youngsters on their journey towards adulthood, to find out what it really feels like to be growing up fat. Generation XXL is a chance for the nation’s obese children, some of them as young… Read more →
The Age: Bible bashing the homeless, Abbott style Since my thread on “Abbott said what now?” has already evolved to cover more than one incident, I’m keeping comments on this post closed and will add this latest to the thread there. Might as well have a dedicated ongoing record! Share this post? Related posts: Tony Abbott Makes Rape Joke, MSM… Read more →
“Interacting with the education system can be a frustrating and confusing experience for parents of a child with a disability or special needs, as they attempt to ensure that their child gets adequate support to reach their full potential”, said Ms Parker. “We will take a close look at what can be learned from the provision of education to students… Read more →
Yay! We get to see End of Time Part 1 on Sunday 14th, then End of Time Part 2 on Sunday 21st. Auntie seems to have taken forever to get them to us…
logansrogue (napalmnacey) points out an ad for AAMI insurance’s “Safe Driver Rewards” programme. The ad features a series of people in the aftermath of crashes admitting to culpable driving, to the tune of “What About Me”. Check it out: Transcript: Young white man: I was twittering [away before?] I crashed into the corner shop Young blonde white women: I was… Read more →
What the flying blueberry-flavoured hell is up with this idea that Men At Work now owe bazillions of dollars – up to 60% of their earnings on Down Under – to a pack of copyright trolls? SMH: Men at Work’s Down Under ripped off Kookaburra: court Men at Work’s No.1 hit Down Under reproduced a “substantial part” of the children’s… Read more →
I mean how am I supposed to feel if I see a movie set in the future and there aren’t any black or brown people in it? How is a child supposed to feel? It’s like someone’s saying, “I don’t like you and I don’t want you to be here, so I’m creating a world where you don’t exist.”
Make no mistake. Having the nation start up a debate on premarital sexuality when it’s an issue that has hardly been on the political radar is no mean feat, and Abbott is aiming to shift the Overton Window on this and other social matters.
I took these photos earlier this month at Taronga Zoo. This juvenile condor is part of the captive breeding program there, and these shots were taken while she performed in the famous Free Flight Bird Show.
As some of you may know, last year, John Barrowman starred in La Cage au Folle [link] in London’s West End. Here he is singing “I Am What I Am”, which is the closing song of the musical’s first act: [YouTube Video: John Barrowman sings “I Am What I Am” in front of an orchestra. Link to lyrics.] Of course,… Read more →
Denialism (n): the practice of creating the illusion of debate when there is none.