Month: May 2012

Media Circus: still all about Craig Thomson?

So what else is going on in Canberra? Or the state capitals? Or your local council? Are they all on the austerity bandwagon, having drunk the Austrian Kool-Aid like the Dems in the USA? Or is something progressive/constructive actually going on in your part of the world?

Weekly Whimsy: Ten Thousand Paper planes

This week’s whimsy is via ten thousand paper planes released by Ross Coulter and volunteers in the State Library of Victoria’s Domed Reading Room in 2011. Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.

Sunday Singalong: Donna Summer

So sad to hear she died this week, reportedly of cancer at the age of 63. Her biggest hits were the disco anthems of “Love to Love You Baby”, “Hot Stuff”, “Bad Girls”, “No More Tears”, “MacArthur Park”, and my very favourite, “I Feel Love”. She had an incredible mezzo-soprano voice.

Otterday! And Open Thread.

Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?