I was rather taken today by the story of Jean Hirst. This 72-year-old woman was giving three teenage girls a lift after asking them directions to a theatre. One of the girls thought she saw an easy mark, grabbed Hirst’s handbag, and ran off. Not so fast, however. What she didn’t know was that Hirst wasn’t just a retired teacher,… Read more →
Apparently, ladies, we are expecting far too much on Valentine’s Day and are just selfish, selfish, selfish! We should be, according to this little spiel, be secretly arranging for him to have the day off on Friday (and three of his mates as well) packing his golf clubs in the car and driving him to the golf course to play… Read more →
more animals Runnerup: Results May Vary. Post your own favourite cheez o’ t’ week here, and wait for admin image magic to make it appear! Please post either the full embed code from ICHC type pages, or a link to a full page if it’s a third-party image, rather than a direct link to an image only. This makes our… Read more →
I just watched “The Doctors” on birthing. They called the show “The Alternative Birthing Debate”. I thought I’d live-semi-transcribe it for you. Some of this is quickly paraphrased, but the quoted material is not misquoted in ways (I hope) that misrepresent the speakers. Typos and grammos probably abound. I could have point-by-pointed it, but I thought it might be more… Read more →
THE doctor who sparked the scare over the safety of the MMR vaccine for children changed and misreported results in his research, creating the appearance of a possible link with autism, a Sunday Times investigation has found.
We still don’t know when it will air (although there are lots of whispers pointing to June), but the BBC last week released a 60 second trailer for Series 3 of Torchwood, which will consist of five hour-long episodes aired over consecutive nights on BBC1. SQUEE!!! For those of you with dial-up or otherwise dodgy internet connections, beccaelizabeth has a… Read more →
Naomi Alderman writes: “A novel idea: curl up in bed with a virtual book” Recently I’ve been intrigued by the idea that ebook readers could be a greener way to spread the printed word. And since I started using one my position has begun to evolve. Printed books are not what they were: many are cheaply produced, smell peculiarly of… Read more →
Update 9 Feb: There are now 126 people confirmed dead, and the toll is projected to rise about 200. Flickr photoset of the firest here. ~~ Any fire reports? Are the Hoydenizens ok? There’s probably no mobile coverage if you are in the affected area, but I’m sending the good vibes out to you on another channel. They’ve just announced… Read more →
Today’s otters are on video, creating havoc in a house. I know it’s not exactly candid, but I just love it when they frolic around under the bedspread. [h/t: Mindy]
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 like
Remember the fuss over Salma Hayek being “abusive” because she was “still” feeding her toddler?
Salma Hayek took a humanitarian trip to Sierra Leone. This video shows her being there for the death of a baby from tetanus, speaking to a UNICEF representative, and travelling to a remote part of Sierra Leone.
I don’t care how hard your heart is or how much you hate rodents, this rat cuddling its teddy bear is the cutest thing ever.
Glaucoma drug Lumigan (bimatoprost) has been rebadged as Latisse. I’ve talked about the development of bimatoprost into a cosmetic product here in the past.
Latisse joins Botox, Lap-Band, Natrelle breast implants, and collagen injections and implants, in Allergan’s fleecing-women stable of products. No matter what part of your body the Patriarchy has made you feel insecure about, if you have heaps of time, pots of cash, and
There’s a limerick contest over at my comedy guide site, with a double pass valid for the next 2 months as the prize, so if you’re able to get to Sydney on a Tuesday night sometime in that time period, why not have a go?
Honestly, the way some journos react to Facebook memes is a dead giveaway that they’ve only just joined the digital social revolution.