Category Archives: whimsy

You’ve got to be kidding

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

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Letter of the week

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

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Proof of the divine

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

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Things I learned today

1. UNSW sends out spam every three weeks or so, spruiking some company or product under a thin guise of supposed relevance to students. 2. “Capitalism represses human sexuality” according to Kate Jeffreys writing in the Socialist Alternative #140. LOL … Continue reading

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Read at own risk

I’ve decided to be brave and put up an old poem. It’s below the fold so that people aren’t accidentally exposed.

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A quick giggle

Many thanks to xkcd.com – you brighten my day.

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Most pointless textbook in the UNSW bookshop?

Taken while lining up with 10,000 other eager resigned textbook buyers.

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No bathing in blancmange

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!

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My lovely pile

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

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Curse of the third generation

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”?

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