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By Orlando on August 27, 2014
The news has come in that the “female scientists” Lego set, produced after a huge grassroots campaign and petition from parents who wanted more variety in female minifigs, will only exist as a limited edition set. Despite selling out almost immediately, it will not be released as a standard line.
By Mindy on August 1, 2014
It’s cold outside, so spend time inside looking at these things instead. Or at least it is cold here. Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
By Guest Hoyden on July 24, 2014
Guest Hoyden Bio: Our Guest Hoyden today is Adelaide writer, critic and editor Kerryn Goldsworthy, reproduced with permission from a post she made on Facebook.
By Lauredhel on July 16, 2014
I received a cheesemaking kit for Xmas. Having made feta a couple of times, I decided to branch out and try haloumi. People were interested on twitter, so here it is: the process of making haloumi from scratch. Well, from milk. If you have a dairy goat or cow, more power to you: you can […]
By tigtog on July 14, 2014
… From Every Arnold Movie. I found this mashup weirdly cheering somehow.
By tigtog on June 27, 2014
One of BB King’s signature tunes is How Blue Can You Get, a perfect showcase for his lyrical soloes on “Lucille”, the famous Gibson guitar. In this 6-ish minute version from his appearance at Farm Aid 1985, the opening solo goes for over 3 minutes …
By Mindy on June 23, 2014
Do men need to worry more about male modesty?
By Mindy on May 28, 2014
Do you ever wonder if you are living in a novel?
By Mary on May 25, 2014
Australian speculative fiction podcast Galactic Suburbia has just celebrated their 100th episode. I… found a picture of a cake! On the Internet!
By Orlando on May 21, 2014
This Sunday in Centennial Park, Sydney, is the Eastside Ride. From 9am to 3pm, Loch Avenue South area. Free music, yoga, Try2Wheels and general outdoorsy happy vibe. Tina Harrod will be playing at 2pm. This is a family event, with a bit of something for everyone. In support of green living and community togetherness.
By tigtog on May 7, 2014
It’s so much bloody fun.
By Orlando on April 23, 2014
It’s Shakespeare! Today is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Probably. Nominally. Well, we know he was baptised on the 26th, and it was usual for that to happen about three days after the birth. Also he died on April 23rd, 52 years later, so it appeals to our sense of symmetry.
By Orlando on April 18, 2014
I’m feeling a bit Life, the Universe and Everything this week, so our Friday Hoyden is the space-hopping astrophysicist heroine of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, Trisha McMillan, aka Trillian.