Month: January 2006

Cry me a river, Dougie

The US blogosphere has a new twit-of-the-week: FX: drumroll Step up for your award, Doug Anglin of Milton, Massachusetts. And damn you to hell for making a certain Bee Gees song my earworm companion. For that you get mocked in… Read More ›

Owie owie ow

I’m awake at 5:45am because of two consequences of following the unwritten law of Sydney: thou shalt spend Australia Day beside the harbour. The corollary laws? First the schedule confusion law: thou shalt forget to put thy bins out when… Read More ›

Blog for Choice

Yesterday was the 33rd anniversary of the court decision that made abortion legal for women in the USA – Roe v. Wade. With the coalition of the religious right with the fiscal conservatives of the Republican party having reached a… Read More ›

Friday wine blogging

So we were having steak, and my Mr Tog said “Big Boofy Red?” and I said “Mmmmmmmmm.” He ended up grabbing a Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 from the cellar. Oh yeah. Lingering berry flavours on the mid-palate, smoky after-taste,… Read More ›

Fighting the urge to hurl…

… a brick through the window of every store carrying these dolls, the ads for which have only just crossed my radar. Yup, a major toy manufacturer is now officially sexualising infant girls.Apparently some folks in the US have been… Read More ›

Red Pill or Blue Pill?

Missing the good old days of adolescent existential angst? “Researchers at UCLA found that cells in the human anterior cingulate, which normally fire when you poke the patient with a needle (“pain neurons”), will also fire when the patient watches… Read More ›

So, when Bushco really fucks up, I’m good

Could I survive the apocalypse? No worries. The True SurvivorYou scored 65 % ass-kickingness, 86% leadership, and 88% scavenging ability! Congratulations, you scored the highest in all three categories: ass-kickingness, leadership, and scavenging skills. You are definitely going to survive… Read More ›