Apparently, even before his birth, my nickname not only broke all the rules of tig but my very existence as a tigtog supports the exploitation of Elijah Wood’s trusting nature. Who knew? “No, Elijah, you can’t tig on a tog,… Read More ›
Month: February 2006
I gots me some theme music!
Well, Joanne in Bolton who wrote it thinks she named it for her cat, who is obviously the most superior of felines, but here is ambient electronica “Tigtog”. I’m not the biggest electronica fan in the world, but I quite… Read More ›
Atticus, Scout , mad dogs and morphine addicts
A few weeks ago this post by zuzu made me bump To Kill A Mockingbird up to the top of my “classics I gotta read one day” list. I started reading it a few hours ago and have now finished… Read More ›
New cartoon concept
I have been laid semi-low by the dreaded lurgy this week, making me more churlish than my usual charming self, resulting in dialogue such as the following: tigtog: “I’m still feeling icky and woozy, so I’m going to have a… Read More ›
Tragedy of the Closet
There’s been a lot of ink and electrons devoted to Brokeback Mountain, but here’s what I think is the best review (major plot spoilers alert)- An Affair to Remember from the New York Review of Books’ Daniel Mendelsohn, pointing out… Read More ›
Trade Practises Act no protection against misleading advertising from pregnancy counsellors
Nastasha Stott Despoja is introducing into Parliament the Transparent Advertising and Notification of Pregnancy Counselling Services Bill. Why is this necessary? Because Tony Abbott is seeking to increase funding to pregnancy counselling services. Abbott’s move looks reasonable until you realise… Read More ›
Get a bloody move on
Listening to Richard Glover on ABC702 this afternoon, I heard a poem I hadn’t heard for years, “The Australaise”. My dad read it to me long ago. By CJ Dennis, it was entered, tongue I imagine firmly in cheek, for… Read More ›
Our PM’s higher purpose
Shamelessly stolen from Billy Connolly (paraphrased): “John Howard’s only use is to show us what Harry Potter will look like when he’s old” – Enough Rope, ABC Australia Feb 20, 2006 After the defeat of Lord Voldeshort, Harry struggled to… Read More ›
Packer lacked respect for women – is anybody surprised?
Stephen Mayne, in today’s Crikey! , dishes some dirt on the long-rumored philandering of Kerry Packer and his serial string of alleged mistresses over the years and ties it up in a bow of anecdotes detailing KP’s utter lack of… Read More ›
Can rape be committed under duress?
A disturbing tale on many levels from today’s news: When duress is no argument for rape The assaulted girl in this account was obviously traumatised terribly, and there appears to be no doubt that she was raped and assaulted by… Read More ›