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By Beppie on April 2, 2009
I must apologise for slacking off on the Whoydensday posts recently — I have been much consumed with trying to find a new place to live, a dodgy home internet connection, and trying to get some small amount of uni work done on top of that, but Tigtog reminded me that the trailer for the […]
By Lauredhel on March 28, 2009
Just spotted on Zooborns: these Asian small-clawed river otter twins, born at Seaworld San Diego. 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 […]
By tigtog on March 27, 2009
AKA How the addition of a single word results in a headline that doesn’t provoke the Laura Norder crowd to clutch their pearls.
Assuming, of course, that one doesn’t want to confect a controversy via a plausibly deniable misrepresentation.
By Lauredhel on March 26, 2009
The Australian Government’s Classification board website has been hacked. The text:
Somebody Think of the Children.
A bit juvenile? Nos. Not particularly helpful? Sure. Illegal? Yup.
But I can’t help but have a leetle soft spot lurking in my heart for humorous, non-destructive civil disobedience in the face of bulldozing authoritarianism.
By tigtog on March 25, 2009
For all those pharmacists and nurses and doctors out there who think that they ought to be able to have a conscience clause regarding abortion? To the point of not even referring patients to willing medical practitioners?
What do you think about the idea that a pacifist should be able to join the military and expect to draw a pay check and advance in rank while exercising a conscience clause with respect to weapons that kill people?
By Lauredhel on March 25, 2009
I’d just like to take a moment to excerpt an MDA magazine interview with Dr Christine Boyce, who was awarded GP of the Year 2008. Dublin-trained, Boyce practises in Tasmania. She has specific interests in teaching and in adolescent and refugee health, and runs an open-access clinic for refugees at her practice. Here are the […]
By Mindy on March 25, 2009
Just look at them, they go all the way up to her shoulders. Apparently, Michelle Obama appearing in a sleeveless dress for her official portrait has got conservative American up in arms (ha! see what I did there). I mean really, she’s young, she has lovely arms why shouldn’t she show them off? Why does showing her arms make her the target of conservatives accusing her of impropriety*? What is wrong with arms?
By Lauredhel on March 25, 2009
A number of people have contacted me wondering whether I’m going to say something about the Atlantic Monthly article. I think it’s had way too much oxygen already, and I really don’t want to devote hours or days of my life comprehensively picking it to pieces, much as I might like to tackle things like […]
By tigtog on March 24, 2009
In response to my posting this link on Sunday, Anna had some thinky thoughts. If anyone else has some thinky thoughts about the casting rumours and anything else they’ve heard lately, this is the thread to drop it in.
By Lauredhel on March 24, 2009
Battlestar Galactica is done and dusted! This is a thread to discuss anything and everything about the full run of BSG, including the finale. Please, no spoilers for future spin-offs. Related posts (automatically generated): TV Tuesday: Dollhouse spoiler thread For those who need to vent at Russell T Davies Spoiler thread: DWS4 finale Battlestar Galactica: […]