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It’s official: New Zealanders hate Snoopy

I’ve put this post in the “levity” category, however, I note Kimberella’s Culture Wars…now and forever! was also placed in “levity”, so perhaps this post should be in “so bloody shallow even Paris and Darlene would find it lacking depth”.

Posted in levity

Tell me, who are you?

There’s a television program on SBS called Who Do You Think You Are? The episodes currently being shown date back to 2004, but the show is obviously popular because an Australian version will appear on our screens early next year.

Posted in television

A Melbourne Christmas

Getting Federation Square for Christmas is probably only marginally more disappointing than getting a pair of socks.

Posted in levity

The best $20 you’ll ever spend?

  On the bookshelf at home a copy of The Rules sits between a book by Donna Tartt and something or rather by Jeanette Winterson. The guide to getting a bloke was left by a former tenant (perhaps she thought

Posted in culture, feminism, levity, sexuality

Sorry saga continues

It seems authorities are finally going to try and find out who’s responsible for the dreadful Megan Had It Coming site, which was mentioned in a previous post.  According to The Age: Authorities are investigating whether an inflammatory blog purporting

Posted in blogosphere

Darlene recommends

  Across the Universe is a film that has divided critics (well, David liked it and Margaret liked it a bit).  Director Julie Taymor, of Lion King fame, doesn’t completely pull it off as the movie lacks the capacity to make the

Posted in culture, music

Turner prize won

  Mark Wallinger and part of his anti-Iraq War winner of the Turner prize installation. Guardian Unlimited reports that: State Britain, on show between January and September 2007 at Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries in London, was by far the most overtly

Posted in activism, culture, politics

Sexist bollocks and Nancy Spungen

  Nancy Spungen somehow manages to maintain a MySpace site from the grave. The site, which was probably created by a person fixated on the romantic interpretation of Nancy’s relationship with Sid Vicious, is coloured black and poorly constructed (metaphors

Posted in feminism, music, sexuality

“Are you having a laugh?”

  A young chap who looked like a surfer dude (“Everybody’s going surfing, surfing Toorak”) said the following to me as I offered him a Labor how-to-vote card yesterday: Are you having a laugh? In response, I’d like to say the following: Yes.

Posted in elections, federal election '07, politics

Megan, the Mother, MySpace and the Mob

If a teenager is responsible for the Megan Had It Coming blog perhaps youth can be used as an excuse for their appalling judgment and insensitivity. On the blog, the author says they “want to set the record straight about

Posted in blogosphere, culture
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