What populist fictional entertainments have you been enjoying lately in your preferred medium that are essentially just gussied-up melodrama or heroic quest or action mayhem?
Month: August 2010
The numbers game in a hung parliament
Be clear on this: any independent MPs who agree to form a government with either of the major parties do not have to agree to vote with the major party on every single issue – they only have to agree to vote with them on matters of supply.
Otterday! And Election-Free Open Thread.
Anyone want to caption this little otter? Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires, except anything to do with the election —
Undecided voters and why I hate you
Dear undecided voter, I am tired of reading about you in my newspapers and seeing endless vox pops with you on my television. I am tired of every politician in the country courting you and I am very tired of… Read More ›
Election Day 2010! #ausvotes #votebelowtheline
A dedicated thread for election day commentary. Happy voting!
God Does Not Make Good Policy
Today’s Guest Hoyden is regular commentor Grendel, who normally blogs about coffee over at Cafe Grendel, and who has just taken up poliblogging at new group blog Distinctly Disgruntled, where this post was originally published. There are a number of… Read More ›
Barbara Moore’s book launch today in Melbourne: Cosmic Collisions and Falling Bodies
With apologies for the late notice. Please also note that Barbara Moore’s book has now been published by MacMillan, and her sister will be receiving her Master’s degree this weekend. ~~~ Last Year we posted an obituary honouring the life… Read More ›
Only in WA… on unequal pay
Well, probably not only in WA. But sheesh, did my head ever hit the desk when I saw how the awful situation for women’s wages was somehow turned into “Those bitchez are getting it good” headline in The West: Wages… Read More ›
Pedant Corner: it’s Free REIN, whoa Nelly!
It’s an equestrian metaphor, not a monarchy metaphor. OK?
How to turn off Facebook “Places”
You will need to edit your personal Privacy Settings AND your approved Application Settings to ensure that your location information can’t be inadvertently shared with FB apps your friends are using.