Recent Posts - page 50

  • Maybe if we all went barefoot?

    Are your shoes stopping you from buying a house?

  • Channeling Inigo Montoya: “Enormity”

    Sure, language moves on, yada yada, and usage shifts to what people most like the sound of, and “enormity” in particular somehow sounds more erudite than “enormousness”, so many people think it must be a more correct word for something that is huge or immense. Yeah, no.

  • Looks like I need better minions

    NONE of you informed me that Christopher Eccleston was going to be the villain (Malekith the Accursed) in Thor 2.

  • Hottest September in Sydney since records began

    So, how’s that “global warming hiatus” (aka a small slowdown in the rate of warming although the globe has continued to heat up during this “hiatus”) looking now, denialistas?

  • 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?

  • Friday Hoydens: Lakota and Dakota Grandmothers vs Neo-Nazis

    Four elderly but strong looking indigenous American women stand next to a van. They are holding a captured Nazi flag and cheering in preparation for burning it.

    These women from the Standing Rock Indian Nation in North Dakota are only holding this Nazi flag up to the camera because they’re about to burn it, having captured it from public display on the property of a white supremacist in the nearby very small town of Leith, ND.

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    sun and star trails photographed over the equator at Ecuador

    Because without them we wouldn’t have seasons. Happy September equinox, all.

  • Media Circus: Gleefully Gutting The NBN Edition

    Photo of Australian Parliament House (APH) in Canberra

    First the LNP confirms their downgrade of the NBN to FTTN rather than FTTP, now the entire board of the NBN is offering their resignations (jumping before they’re pushed)?

    What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

  • 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?

  • Quick Hit: What would it look like…

    Policymic asks what would it look like if we turned the Daily Mail’s sexism around on men?