Most of you probably know about the UK right-wing middle-class-white-grievance-pandering newspaper the Daily Mail, aka the Daily Fail and a variety of other nicknames. Dan & Dan Films made a song about it. Share this post? Related posts: Quick Hit: What would it look like… Dear UK, Australia does NOT use expensive voting machines On Insanity: Ladies Nervously Affected UK… Read more →
This should be shaping up as the real issue in the upcoming Federal election – for both the PM and the Leader of the opposition. What do either of them really offer for the future of Australia? Sadly, how would we know, when the media encourages both of them to “win the week’s news headlines” instead of pushing for bigger goals and the comprehensive plans to make them happen?
I’ve long known theoretically how easy it is to make a scene feel totally different simply by changing the soundtrack, but that’s a really effective demonstration.
Ann Coulter has been getting a lot of traction over the last couple of days with talk of being censored by having a speech cancelled. So, who was it exactly who cancelled Coulter’s speech on the campus of the University of Ottawa?
Get out your bingo cards!
This time it’s over at The Drum – The Great Debate Game: winning over the worm. As policy the debate was essentially pointless, as political theatre Abbott was relentlessly upstaged by Rudd, because Rudd stayed focussed on the audience that really counts. Since I wrote that, Abbott is apparently now demanding a debate next week on asylum seekers. This is… Read more →
Knowing the opponents as we do, I’m predicting that Abbott will probably have more zinger soundbites and that Rudd will have more grasp of the figures and keep on bring it back to Abbott’s lack of any comprehensive policy at all.
Regular readers know that I have a weakness for escapist action flicks, and the more absurdly preposterous the martial arts combat scenes the better. (I like to see them make an effort towards stylistic authenticity, but bring on those flywires and hidden tramps, yeah!)
Two potentially great ones are coming up very soon (released in the US in May):
While I have been taking the pics, cropping them in Photoshop and composing this post, that paw has varied in position from pointing to 2 o’clock to pointing to 5 o’clock.
With stocks of Atlantic bluefin tuna down 75 per cent due to over-fishing, the European Commission said the trade ban’s rejection threatened the survival of the ocean predator. Environmental group Greenpeace also warned the vote ”sets the species on a pathway to extinction”.
If you can’t sit through those few minutes or few seconds it is unlikely that you are only annoyed with the occasional political correctness or silliness of it.
The epitome of hidden depths: superficially a frail old lady with no special qualities, fundamentally a preternaturally observant Nemesis of those with murderous secrets.
I have found the last few weeks of relentless spin about Rudd’s sudden transition from last year’s alleged cynical spinmeister whose soundbites mesmerised a malleable public to this year’s alleged droning word-salad-tosser who can’t convey his vision to the voters to be the most tedious period of media non-analysis for years.