Life

Joy, Pain, Contentment and Dissatisfaction
Life! Don’t talk to me about life.
– Marvin, the Paranoid Android, The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy

Double Facepalm - Two WTFs for the price of one

De Botton on sex – even odder than you might have expected

Apparently Alain de Botton knows exactly how everybody feels about sex (just like he does! how convenient!) while being blithely unaware of the sheer TMI factor. This review of his latest book How To Think More About Sex at sexandthe405.com is long, comprehensive and unfavourable.

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Is Whimsy Just for Wednesdays?

This is for Megpie, because I just went over to your blog for the first time, saw your gif in the top left corner, and thought you would enjoy it. (Others may too.) Professor Elemental – \”Cup of Brown Joy\” Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, […]

Disability funding: shirking the NDIS is a disgrace

Disability funding: shirking the NDIS is a disgrace

Eleanor Gibbs has a cracker of an article in New Matilda on the national disgrace that is the continuing roadblocks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme:

Book Review: Am I Black enough for you? #AWWC2012

Book Review: Am I Black enough for you? #AWWC2012

#AWWC2012 Book Review: Am I Black enough for you?

Otterday! And Open Thread.

Otterday! And Open Thread.

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?

Gamers Against Bigotry

Gamers Against Bigotry

Game design consultant Ernest W. Adams at Butterflies and Wheels: It’s time for us to force the permanent nine-year-olds to grow up or get out of our games and forums.

TV Thread: so what are you watching?

TV Thread: so what are you watching?

The shows we love, the shows we love to hate, the shows we want to love but just don’t do it for us, guilty pleasures and comfort viewing: what floats your televisual boat and why?

Unleashed Guns: One More Massacre

Unleashed Guns: One More Massacre

Those who fight for the right of [anyone] to have as many people-killing weapons as they want share moral responsibility for what happened last night—as they will when it happens again. And it will happen again.

Otterday! And Open Thread.

Otterday! And Open Thread.

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?

River Tam in the episode "Objects in Space"

Friday Hoydens: Women of Firefly

Zoe, Kaylee, River and Inara. The four graces. Different talents, different struggles, different features, different life experiences. Same life-affirming energy. I wish we could have heard more of their stories, and maybe one day I will get around to reading all the slash fiction. I don’t have time today to write as I should in […]

Gratuitous Awesome: The Detective vs The Doctor

Gratuitous Awesome: The Detective vs The Doctor

Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch doing the duet/duel number I Can Do Anything Better Than You

Otterday! And Open Thread.

Otterday! And Open Thread.

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?

'Liptropolis' by Lipstick Queen

Friday Hoyden: Poppy King

If I write about a present-day hoyden she is most likely to be a raving lefty like Camila Vallejo. To balance the scales somewhat, I thought it would be novel to feature a capitalist hoyden this week. Digging around in my makeup bag the other day I found a ‘Poppy’ lipstick. I only ever owned […]

Move over, I'm hopping on the band wagon

Move over, I’m hopping on the band wagon

Because everyone was hanging out for another 50 Shades of Grey review.