I was inspired by Lush’s “Guantanamo Garden” Bath Ballistic. The fizzy, orange-and-jasmine-scented luxury bath product is orange to represent prisoner jumpsuits, and when it has finished dissolving in the bath, you will find a waterproof photo of a prisoner is… Read More ›
Month: March 2008
How to intimidate a personal trainer
Laugh in their face when they suggest that your target weight loss in middle age should take you to 5kg below the weight you were as a superfit teenager (competitition squash, cross-country running, speed-skating, bushwalking, bodysurfing, school softball and soccer… Read More ›
Dam that beaver
Y’know, I don’t find this offensive. It’s clever, not least in its rather pointed metacommentary on the way that advertisements for menstrual products have relied on euphemisms since forever.
Farewell, Arthur C. Clarke
Died today in Sri Lanka, aged 90. Phil Plait at the Bad Astronomy Blog has a fine tribute. I must add his Three Laws of Prediction to my quotes database: 1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something… Read More ›
Humpday comedy spotlight: Mitchell and Webb
Regular readers are probably quite aware that I lean towards British comedy for my regular doses of the hahas. I’ve been enjoying the BBC sketch comedy That Mitchell and Webb Look on cable over the last few weeks. They’re very,… Read More ›
Women in science
Two posts from PZ at Pharyngula. Firstly, a repost of a strip from the brilliant comic Non Sequiturwith a single short paragraph of commentary: You know, when you stop to think about it, this strip really isn’t that funny —… Read More ›
New Hollaback Flyer!
We have a new flyer for Hollaback Australia! Click on the screengrab to download in PDF format, and distribute far and wide. Blog buttons and printable business cards to come.
Today’s fabricated panic: “Delayed” birth interventions causing childhood obesity?
Srsly. The ABC News is quoting economist Andrew Leigh as saying that the “delayed” interventions around baby bonus time is causing fatter children. A Canberra economist says an increase in the baby bonus could lead to unhealthier children. Research by… Read More ›
Holy traditional family values, Batman!
This frame is from the 1959 Batman comic “The Marriage of Batman and Batwoman”: Via Eatliver.com. Description is in footnote 1. Lonely Gods expands on the rest of the story: Batwoman’s status as an inferior woman was most clearly stated… Read More ›
Condolences to Twisty
My condolences to Twisty on the death of her father. You really must read her magnificent post on her visit to the funeral home. Excerpts: Well, be she spinster aunt or no, I dare anybody to keep a straight face… Read More ›