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By tigtog on May 1, 2012
Apparently BBC America bleeped The Thick Of It. Must have sounded like a lorry reversing into a heart monitor.
By tigtog on April 30, 2012
Does anybody seriously think that the Labor caucus won’t wait until the results of next week’s Budget sessions before anyone decides to make a move? What next for the national soap opera?
By Lauredhel on April 28, 2012
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 good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?
By Mindy on April 27, 2012
Sure I’ll wear a ‘tiara’ what weapons does it have?
By tigtog on April 27, 2012
The footage showed the Duchess making happy faces at a baby and stroking ou’s head while ou was being held by the father, while the Duke was shown holding a baby and chatting with onlookers, yet the commentary was about how “Kate” was showing her natural motherly side. Which one of them was actually shown as being relaxed and comfortable holding a baby again?
By Guest Hoyden on April 24, 2012
Here be SPOILERS!!!
I’m interested in addressing it as an instance of popular culture that again has kids tearing through books, hungry for more, at the controversy and ‘moral panic’ that it seems to be creating, and in looking at the elements of what, for me, made it something out of the league of the ‘Twilights’ of the world.
Posted in arts & entertainment, crisis, ethics & philosophy, relationships, violence | Tagged books & writing, female-centred fiction, film adaptations, moral panics, oppression, rebellion | 22 Responses
Who’st the jackanapes who failed to sweetly convey the imminent dawning of Talk Like Shakespeare Day, that I might more timely partake of such delights that roll most trippingly off the tongue?
By tigtog on April 23, 2012
It’s splitting from the nave to the chops time!
Actually, I’d rather watch this collection of fine videos from the Talk Like Shakespeare Day website.
By tigtog on April 23, 2012
Speculation abounds as to whether the Gillard minority government will have the numbers on the House floor to pass the Budget on May 8 without Peter Slipper’s vote, especially since Andrew Wilkie remains rather miffed.
By blue milk on April 22, 2012
Once upon a time there was this perfect punk rock band and it was The Pixies. Then The Pixies broke up, partly because Kim Deal kept getting side-lined in the band and partly because Frank Black had ‘temperamental genius’ staked out, and when they broke up you could tell everyone assumed it was a man’s […]
By tigtog on April 22, 2012
Darth Vader vs Emperor Palpatine dance-off – this is a thing now. Please treat this as a general whimsy and weirdness thread – what have you spotted in the wild recently that you feel you just have to share?
By Helen on April 21, 2012
These snuggly otters are brought to you by The Daily Squee, via a comment by Julie on the last Otterday thread. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.
By Mindy on April 20, 2012
In 1967 an angry race official tried to stop Kathrine Switzer from running the Boston Marathon. He failed, she changed her society.
By Mindy on April 19, 2012
What can and should we expect from a role model?