Month: October 2007

Pedantry and puns

Last night, out with my family: Child: …and then you might get hit by a meteor and you’d be in real trouble! Other Child: Meteorite. Me: Well, no, a meteor is not a meteorite until it’s actually on the ground,… Read More ›

I love the Internets

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } ouch, originally uploaded by Thundercheese. There is a Flickr group devoted entirely to pictures of Stick… Read More ›

Extra cash won’t be enough

Wednesday saw Rudd’s first major health initiative announced, to encourage non-practising nurses to return to nursing to address the current staffing shortage.SMH: Under the policy, which would cost $81 million over five years, nurses who had not been working as… Read More ›

Short People got no reason to live

[image from the Volgograd City Center of Orthopedics and Cosmetology.] I swear, I can no longer tell the difference between science journalism and inept satire. This study* from Clinical Endocrinology was reported on the Beeb website thus: Danish researchers examined… Read More ›


Bob Ellis on the Coalition of the Willing: For we’ve been in Iraq for longer than World War I, and in Afghanistan for longer than World War 2, and in that time we’ve killed half a million people, more than… Read More ›