Month: November 2006

Boring consumerism

I took the tigling and some of her friends for a cinema and pizza outing yesterday to celebrate the tigling’s birthday. That was fine, lots of fun, actually. But because of the weather we had to stay inside the mall… Read More ›

I’m glad he said it

This is the most-viewed article on today’s SMH online: “All religions degrade women“. AN ANGLICAN archbishop has linked Taj el-Din al Hilaly’s inflammatory comments on women with the degrading image of “the sheila” in pub culture and the failure of… Read More ›

oh, and by the way

“The suspect has only one hand“. This was tagged on at the end of a standard description (medium height, short brown hair etc etc) of a con-artist the police are looking for, as read out on the radio while I… Read More ›

Yesterday’s beach walk

My favourite shot of the morning – mum and bub were just having so much fun here (playing Harry by the Sea, where “Harry, a friendly little dog on a visit to the seashore, is mistaken for a sea serpent… Read More ›

GOP: vote because you’re scared

The GOP message basically boils down to this: We have created a world so unstable and hostile with our unbroken string of blunders and unnecessary provocations, can you really risk electing someone new who will squander two weeks learning the… Read More ›

May my Kiwi readers forgive me

An hour ago I was standing on the promenade at Coogee above where Willie Mason was sunbathing below, skylarking (loudly) with a few fellow Kangaroos. How did I know they were Kangaroos? They were wearing their team shorts. Wasn’t that… Read More ›