Month: August 2006

Weekend flashback – boots of revenge and high adventure

To set the tone just right for the first non-meta post at the new digs, I offer you possibly the best cheese of the early 80s:

General: We have won again. That is good! But what is best in life?
Warrior: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcon on your wrist, wind in your hair!
General: Wrong! Conan, what is best in life?
Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!
General: That is good.
Is that some portentous cheese or what?


New LP commenter tanja has a terrific blog – art and politics meet photoshop at Poligoths. If our muppets in Canberra confuse and infuriate you, head over for a point and a laugh. And my perennial favourite Chris Clarke at… Read More ›

Look at this tree

Seems rather attractive doesn’t it? Harmless? Innocent even? Don’t you believe it. A close relative of this tree has been working fiendishly for several years now to lever up one of the large concrete slabs that makes up my driveway…. Read More ›

Amanda vs Hef

Amanda at Pandagon takes on the myth of Hugh Hefner as a sexual revolutionary. After noting a description of the lives of Hef’s “girlfriends” where they are subject to strict curfews and other oppressive “house rules”, she goes on to… Read More ›

A new superhero (swoon)

The mighty Fixateur D. Perspective! image from here Are you finding that relentless spin is making you dizzy and confused? Is the obsessive nit-picking over teeny-tiny reportage discrepancies by conspiracy theorists making you nauseous? Let Fixateur guide you through the… Read More ›

Transparency in Pregnancy Counselling

From the background section of the Senate Committee Minority Report: The aim of Transparent Advertising and Notification of Pregnancy Counselling Services Bill 2005 (to be referred to as ‘the bill’ from here on after) is to regulate pregnancy counselling services… Read More ›