Monday 10th of December 2018

on the unicorn trail...


Our bread can get stale, dry, mouldy or be eaten by other creatures such as rats. In order to make tea, we need to collect the leaves, dry them and add “hot” water to extract flavour and some “nutrients”. Tea does not do well in cold water. We boil the billy.

a quarter of a nobel prize...


I was at a loss to write a new article to bother someone (you) with… It did not bother me that I had no idea. There’s always something. The news is full of amusing crap, like the Russians shooting at Ukrainian Navy boats trying to get through Russian territorial waters without permission; like the war on Yemen continuing with more kids dying of starvation and diseases such as cholera because of the Saudis and the USA; like Theresa May pushing her Brexit salad mix at the table of the Europeans — and of course we have Trump, clowning mad as ever, like an idiot amusing himself.


crawling like god-bless-america critters...


The brain of cockroaches could be (it is possible according to Gus’ studies of frightened specimen in his kitchen) superior to ours, thus far less complicated. It seems that roaches don’t wish to destroy each other, nor try to save each other from their demons or from one another’s failings. They don’t have an interest in taking over the world though they might do it while crawling everywhere on it, nor do they wish to destroy the planet. It seems the perfect attitude to life. We don’t like cockroaches.

fighting white CONservative gangs...


A senior Victorian Liberal MP is calling for a "root-and-branch review" of the party after its devastating election loss, while a federal counterpart has apologised for the impact Malcolm Turnbull's axing had on the result.

your car has just burned down… the sun is bright...


incidentalism is the philosophy that will be used to write the epitaph on Gus Leonisky’s urn.

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pipa the (gay) pig or masha the russian bear?...


Yet I have sat with four children in a row on my knee watching this cartoon entirely oblivious to a scintilla of politics of any kind being spread.

Unlike Masha and the Bear's Western equivalents.

we cannot kill all that lovely oil from the sands of saudi arabia...


US President Donald Trump has stated that he has been briefed on the recording but he didn’t have to listen to the actual tape of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder. The Washington Post reported, citing CIA findings, that the Saudi Crown Prince had ordered journalist’s assassination in Istanbul last month.

a little butterfly...


I don’t know which is worse: the permanent smile of TeeVee presenters or the Jesuits’ grand hubris about soul cleansing.


It’s a difficult choice, till one realizes that the pretty female smiles that are like inverted coat-hangers with teeth the size of white piano keys are about a horse race, or a local international golf championship, while the Jesuit hubris is about flagellation, sadness, educating junior into the art of belief in sin, or something like that, by choice.


scummo does queensland...


Scott Morrison may have cause to think that he and prime ministerial travel don't mix very well.

love in the rough...


A new report has exposed glaring hypocrisy in Facebook’s attitude to fake news. Can CEO Mark Zuckerberg weather yet another scandal?

"The worst, the biggest, the strongest, the wildest, the hottest"...


Illustration by Nobu Tamura, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)


"The worst, the biggest, the strongest, the wildest, the hottest"…

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