Archive for the ‘Linkage’ category

Empire Of Cricket

August 9, 2009

Great cricket doco from the BBC available on Youtube: Empire Of Cricket


December 20, 2006

Thanks to The Sun, I now have a new adjective to describe crap like this.

Who Needs Moons When You Have Upskirts?

December 6, 2006

Where were you the day that pictures of Britney Spears’ shaved vagina were posted on the internet?

RIP Milton Friedman

November 17, 2006

Free-market economist Milton Friedman has died aged 94. More at Club Troppo and Catallaxy.

Two MSM Blogs That Don’t Suck

November 13, 2006

I’m not really a fan of most of the MSM efforts at adding blogs to their online papers, as most of them seem like pathetic efforts to cash in. There are however, one or two good ones out there.

News’s Gotcha blog is a look at the major crime stories from the POV of crime reporter Gary Hughes. His personal leanings seem to be pretty populist and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s an ex-cop himself, but it nevertheless gives a more in-depth discussion of some of Australia’s crime issues.

My favourite though is The Age’s “All Men Are Liars” by Sam de Brito. It’s one of the view blogs out there that discusses Australian life from the point of view of a single male, and it’s refreshing in that Sam doesn’t pretend to be any kind of New Agey type. It’s a frank discussion of sexuality, morals, dating, and life in general.

The only real problem with these blogs is that they have so many readers that it’s pretty difficult to have a discussion in comments without getting lost in traffic, but “All Men Are Liars” especially is still well worth the read.

Spot The Difference

October 26, 2006

A comparison of British and Swedish nightclubs. Find all 13 differences and win a prize.

Good Luck West Coast

September 26, 2006

A wellwishing message from your fellow sandgropers.

Update: Especially you.

Update: The empire strikes back

Goodbye Dullsville

September 15, 2006

Here’s a cause that everyone should be able to get behind. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s “Goodbye Dullsville” campaign has been created to fight Perth’s ridiculously backward liquor licensing regulations.

I’m not really sure a petition is going to achieve much but at least it’s good to know they are fighting the good fight.

Still Shit After All These Years

September 11, 2006

I am in the process of transferring my old archives over to this site. Unfortunately, WordPress always times out after a certain time meaning that I am only getting up to January 2004. I need to break the file into smaller parts I think.

The good news is that the January 2003 -January 2004 includes my most popular ever post:

QANTAS, It’s Australian For Shit

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Gouge My Eyes Out

August 17, 2006

What can you say about this blog? Great name, snazzy design, but unfortunately the worst possible subject matter imaginable. Cork In The Ocean.