Archive for March 12, 2003

Quote of the Day “Each

March 12, 2003

Quote of the Day

“Each American embassy comes with two permanent features – A giant anti-American demonstration and a giant line for American visas” – P. J. O’Rourke

AMERICA, WAKE UP! Look, I

March 12, 2003

AMERICA, WAKE UP!

Look, I think it’s about time you just got with the program and called them Chips. Also you can start calling “french kissing” “pashing” and “flip flops” “thongs” (and “thongs” “G-Strings”). You weirdos.

As most patriotic Ozblogistanis are

March 12, 2003

As most patriotic Ozblogistanis are well aware, Ozblogistan is home to a vibrant community of Tims. Whilst some Tims have found that Ozblogistan is not for them, there always many more Tims willing to take their place. Say hello to our newest Timani arrival: Tim.

There is a difference between

March 12, 2003

There is a difference between “vandalism” and “free speech”, as some people have yet to learn.

LA HABRA — Antiwar protesters burned and ripped up flags, flowers and patriotic signs at a Sept. 11 memorial that residents erected on a fence along Whittier Boulevard days after the terrorist attacks in 2001 and have maintained ever since.

I don’t see how this is so hard to work out. If you burn a flag YOU OWN, that’s “free speech”. If you burn a flag belonging to SOMEONE ELSE against their wishes, that’s vandalism and worse.

Professor Tim challenged: YOUR ASSIGNMENT

March 12, 2003

Professor Tim challenged:

YOUR ASSIGNMENT for today: propose a more appropriate collective noun than clutch.

Oscar winner Jessica Lange was among a clutch of Hollywood stars today who helped deliver an anti-war petition – signed by more than 1 million people – to the US mission to the United Nations.

Here are my suggestions:

A sect of hollywood stars.

An appeasery of hollywood stars

An hypocritacy of hollywood stars

Assignment complete.

THANK YOU SIR MAY I HAVE ANOTHER?

A few bold predictions for

March 12, 2003

A few bold predictions for the year of the anchor coming AFL season.

1. Nathan Buckley will get a lot of the ball.

2. Coaches will break with tradition and attempt to “take it one game at a time”

3. Brisbane will probably go alright

4. A commentator will make note of an Aboriginal player’s “silky skills”

5. Mick Malthouse will speak in a pretentious and obscure manner.

6. Ben Cousins and Michael Gardiner will come out of the closet.

7. At least one Freo player will handball to the opposition in the defensive goal square.

And my top 8 order for this year:

Brisbane
Adelaide
Collingwood
Melbourne
Fremantle
Essendon
Port Adelaide
St Kilda

Moving Up: Adelaide, Melbourne, Fremantle, St. Kilda
Moving Out: West Coast, Geelong, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide.

Wooden Spoon: West Coast (nyuk nyuk)

Adam has been involved in

March 12, 2003

Adam has been involved in a few nasty cricket games in his time too, it seems. All I can say is, when you get headbutted, come talk to Yobbo.

Bich, Bevo and Bing save

March 12, 2003

Bich, Bevo and Bing save Australia from a fate worse than death (again). Adam probably has some whine about how Lee always gets to bowl at tailenders, or something.

An interesting story about the

March 12, 2003

An interesting story about the very real ways genetic engineering is improving people’s lives from the West. A couple are having a second child, genetically screened in the IVF process, to save the life of their first child.

The Gallop government is pandering

March 12, 2003

The Gallop government is pandering to the Greens at the expense of farmers.