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Month: February 2011
Life at 1, 3, 5: general discussion
Now that I’ve done the specific posts, does anyone have thoughts about the Life series in general?
Life at 1, 3, 5: disability
The Life at 1, 3 and 5 treatment of disability could have been worse with either a more tragic air or the Fighting Fat episode’s constant refrain of “risk” but that this is still a particularly problematic area for the show to be keeping its tight focus on the particular impact on the abled child when talking about family members with disabilities.
Otterday! And Open Thread.
Today’s otters are brought to you via Nathan Rupert on flickr.
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.
Open Letter to Melbourne Queer Film Festival attendees
This guest post is from Jonathan Williams, a member of the MQFF trans selection panel, a body which did NOT select one particular trans-themed film which has been included in the festival program.
US High Schools refusing to allow student atheist groups
The level of bigotry against atheists in the USA frequently appals me; this article by Greta Christina lays out one of the less obvious ways it is expressed.
Things are moving so fast around Northern Africa and the Middle East right now. History in the making.
Update: I’m designating this as an open thread on the uprisings and the attempts to suppress them.
Thursday Cheezburger – You can’t resist
Today’s theme is: You can’t resist
Post your own favourite in-theme Cheez here, and wait for admin image magic to make it appear.
From the photographic series, The Girl Who Loves to Levitate by Natsumi Hayashi. “We are all surrounded by social stress as we are bound by the forces of earth’s gravity,” Natsumi says when asked why she took on the series…. Read More ›
Whoydensday: Vale Nicholas Courtney (1929-2011)
Raise a glass tonight for Nicholas Courtney, who played UNIT’s Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge Stewart in Doctor Who, appearing with the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh Doctors, and also in a 2008 episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures. He… Read More ›