I grieve

My 15-year-old cat Poco developed a growth in her jaw last November. X-rays and biopsy showed that while it was non-malignant, it was eating away absorbing the bone on both sides of her mandible, so that her chin was essentially… Read More ›


My poor friend oddprofessor is horrified. I tried to game this one a few times, hoping for Patrick Stewart, but I kept on getting: Your Daddy Is Ozzy Osbourne What You Call Him: Pops Why You Love Him: He’s your… Read More ›

The Chimperor

Yesterday’s State of the Union speech by President Bush is a good chance to present you these works of art I found floating around the Interweb a while back. Not tonight, Laura If they can’t afford health insurance, let them… Read More ›

Owie owie ow

I’m awake at 5:45am because of two consequences of following the unwritten law of Sydney: thou shalt spend Australia Day beside the harbour. The corollary laws? First the schedule confusion law: thou shalt forget to put thy bins out when… Read More ›

Friday wine blogging

So we were having steak, and my Mr Tog said “Big Boofy Red?” and I said “Mmmmmmmmm.” He ended up grabbing a Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 from the cellar. Oh yeah. Lingering berry flavours on the mid-palate, smoky after-taste,… Read More ›

Fighting the urge to hurl…

… a brick through the window of every store carrying these dolls, the ads for which have only just crossed my radar. Yup, a major toy manufacturer is now officially sexualising infant girls.Apparently some folks in the US have been… Read More ›

Red Pill or Blue Pill?

Missing the good old days of adolescent existential angst? “Researchers at UCLA found that cells in the human anterior cingulate, which normally fire when you poke the patient with a needle (“pain neurons”), will also fire when the patient watches… Read More ›

So, when Bushco really fucks up, I’m good

Could I survive the apocalypse? No worries. The True SurvivorYou scored 65 % ass-kickingness, 86% leadership, and 88% scavenging ability! Congratulations, you scored the highest in all three categories: ass-kickingness, leadership, and scavenging skills. You are definitely going to survive… Read More ›