Monthly Archives: November 2008

Congestion

I’m lucky in many ways. A wonderful woman, a decent job, financial comfort, a future with change and challenges and excitement – I tick a lot of boxes in the big-picture survey of Life. But I am also lucky in … Continue reading

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Taser fail

There is a site I visit almost every day called Fail Blog, one of a series of humorous sites run by the guy who brought us LOLcats. People submit photos and videos of examples of idiocy and clumsiness and general … Continue reading

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Hell yeah

I mean, well said.

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Give me all your bacon

Just finished Gears of War 2, so I thought I’d put down some additional thoughts. Spoiler alert!

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Buying locally

I’m just mooching this off one of the blogs I frequent – Catallaxy Files – but I thought I should spread the word around. The basic idea, which I’ve tentatively mentioned to some of you before, is that shipping food … Continue reading

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Invention

I just invented a new term – lies-by-ratcheting. It describes those blog commentators who write, fairly uncontroversially, that x is behaving in y manner. Later in the thread, or on new threads, y becomes y+. It’s only a small change, … Continue reading

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FuelWatch

Nick Xenophon*, as he said he would, shot down FuelWatch in the Senate today. Good riddance. Despite Labor’s claims to the contrary, it would in fact have likely caused average prices to rise, not fall, according to the ACCC and … Continue reading

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Dripping?

Malcolm Turnbull in Parliament today, regarding the leak about the Rudd-Bush phone call: The Prime Minister’s fingerprints are all over this. Every letter, every paragraph is dripping with his DNA. WTF? I mean, he could have said “it has his … Continue reading

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Gears of War 2

I’m pretty sure I can pinpoint the exact moment that I realised what a great game this is. Having just used the mortar for the first time in a chaperone mission through an exquisitely detailed abandoned and half-destroyed town, I … Continue reading

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Reefer madness

I shouldn’t be surprised anymore when it comes to the intellectual vacuity of Miranda Devine, but her latest column is yet again replete with ignorance and shoddy logic. I know, I know, I shouldn’t read her stuff. It just makes … Continue reading

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