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Category Archives: whimsy
Sometimes I laugh at the names people give their children. Sometimes I want to weep. Sometimes I think, “Poor kid.” But it never, ever crossed my mind to have the government approve baby names. Germany takes a highly regimented approach … Continue reading
I’m an aficionado of the Sydney Morning Herald’s letters to the editor, visiting every day, and today I found an example of that rare breed – an incisive, humorous and wonderfully cutting one-liner: I wonder if the Pope thinks face … Continue reading
One of the major benefits of studying law at the most highly regarded law school in the country is that I’m surrounded by clever, thoughtful people who express themselves well. Turns out that holds true even when they’re drunk, as … Continue reading
I’ve decided to be brave and put up an old poem. It’s below the fold so that people aren’t accidentally exposed.
Many thanks to xkcd.com – you brighten my day.
Taken while lining up with 10,000 other eager resigned textbook buyers.
Taken in a church hall, I think. Not by me – I can’t remember where I found it or who took it. Thank you, though!
I gathered all the books I’ve been buying or borrowing or been given recently into one place so that I can a) work through them systematically, and b) maximise that warm tingly feeling you get when you realise what delicious … Continue reading
With James Packer rapidly losing what his grandfather and father built up over the years, is he living proof of that old Chinese saying, “Wealth never survives three generations”?