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Political high brings new lows for dump taking

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Willow, London
While everyone else was shedding big fat tears of joy over the Obama win, your flint-eyed correspondent was scouring the Sunday paper to see who was taking a dump: putting out all the news you probably won’t read because you’re too captured by all the history making that’s going on.
And what a treasure trove […]

Classic propaganda from the ages…

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

“Our textbooks were ridiculous propaganda… one chapter was about a model youth who drowned after jumping into a flood to save an electricity pole because the pole would be used to carry the word of Mao…”
From Wild Swans by Jung Chang

Little Boy on the two big races on the first Tuesday in November

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

While I like to think I keep politics in perspective and its place in the bigger story of life, it’s frustrating me that people with a level of political ignorance you can’t jump over, are all of a sudden experts on the US election. Say nothing of all the silly rumours that tend to […]

Henrietta rants against the Labour she used to love…

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Water cooler talk is hot and bothered this week over the subject of self-funded retirees not being able to access their cash management accounts.PM Kevin Rudd and Treasurer Wayne Swan’s hastily put together unlimited guarantee of Australian banks has had the unwanted - and apparently not thought of - domino effect […]

Good humor never goes old… says Rodent

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

“I made a killing on Wall Street a few years ago … I shot my broker.”
Groucho Marx

Oh please…. how perfect can one man be?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

By Willow,
Yes, I know his middle name is hope, etc etc, but honestly, does Barack Obama really have to take the day off to visit his sick grandma? Could he be any more of a perfect schmerfect.
One part of me is already perversely missing the stuttery and strange, imperfect days gone by, when the perfectly […]

Willow wonders: Where to now for Glam Cam?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Never has such a dour man been so brightened by so much darkness as the self-proclaimed superhero we know as Flash Gordon.
So exciting is the new myth of G, that it has revived my hitherto frozen-with-frustration union mate.
“So, where does this leave the Tories?” she wrote me with glee the other day.
And so I have […]

Look what Rodent found on the fax machine…

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Melbourne
PRESS RELEASE: DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

Professor Announces Modern Narrative for Australian History 2009 Curriculum

After an exhaustive review, we are pleased to announce the new revised national Australian History Curriculum.

The First Australians: The glorious environmental management systems and cultural harmony of the indigenous occupants.

The First Discovery: The Chinese discovery […]

By Willow

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

At least now we now who read the Church of England’s prayer for financial crisis 8000 times on Friday - the PM!
After his bold statement in The Times that Britain would “lead the world” out of the swirling black hole by shovelling wads cash into it, the PM must have been watching the first bourses […]

Polls go up in money’s puff of smoke

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Willow - London
Personally I believe that in most situations in modern western life, there is nothing to fear but fear itself. Right now financial fear is a raging, infecting virus which makes the days of mere bird flu, terrorism and Vladimir’s grumpy lack of neighborliness look like innocent childhood fears.
Professionally, I know this is very […]