A sketch from this week’s Inside Amy Schumer: Amy stumbles upon a group of her show-business heroes celebrating a rite of passage – for one of them this is her Last F**kable Day (transcript included).
Month: April 2015
Media Circus: Lest We Forget edition
The enduring lesson I learnt about ANZAC Day from the family members who served in either/both World Wars is that political incompetence costs lives, and that the sacrifices made by the dead are best honoured by the rest of us keeping a really close eye on our political class. I wish our mainstream media understood this ongoing need for vigilance better right now.
What’s piqued your media interests lately?
Quickhit: Another Woman Appointed To High Court
New High Court judge Michelle Gordon lauded as a ‘fabulous’ lawyer and jurist: her appointment will keep both the state balance and the gender balance stable within the High Court.
Media Circus: No Vaccination No Benefits edition
The Australian government has announced that it intends to stop welfare payments to parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.
I have some reservations about this policy.
Otterday! And Open Thread
Our Open Thread this weekend is hosted by this otter getting a faceful of water. 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?
Vale Richie Benaud
I’m an occasional cricket fan rather than a diehard, but Richie Benaud’s commentary was always one of the best reasons to tune in. I was never entirely convinced that cricket was as essential to the concept of Western civilisation as Benaud seemed to believe, but he made me believe there might be something there.
2014 Tiptree Awards announced: Byrne and Walton winners
The James Tiptree Jr. literary prize for science fiction or fantasy published during 2014 that expands or explores our understanding of gender was announced over the Easter weekend. Congratulations to Monica Byrne and Jo Walton, this year’s winners, and congratulations also to those authors selected for the honour list and the long list.
The 83rd Down Under Feminists Carnival is up!
At Opinions @ bluebec.com, Rebecca presents DUFC #83! Go have a read. The next edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is planned for 5 May, 2015, and will be hosted by Siv Parker at OnDusk. Submissions to sivparker2013 [at] hotmail [dot] com. Submissions… Read More ›
Hopeful crowdfunders unite!
What fundraisers, creative projects and new products are overcoming your inner cynic at the moment?
Otterday! And Open Thread
Our Open Thread this weekend is hosted by this otter looking like it could use a decent sleep-in this Saturday morn. Photo by monkeywing. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there… Read More ›