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The big purple blog is back.

Hurrah! Posting will now resume at the proper place (see RSS module in the sidebar for links to recent posts at our main site).

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Well, Kevin 24/7 might want to keep on working all through the festive season, but for some of us lesser mortals it’s been a rather long and intense year and a bit of recreation is in order! So I’m taking

Posted in blogosphere, culture, fun, life, politics

Wikipedia for maps

This link is to an online map of the area immediately around my house. It’s not quite as neat and tidy as the equivalent Google Map, but you’ll have to excuse the cartographer and his equipment for that. The cartographer?

Posted in blogosphere, life, science

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

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A project for the Decents

Predictably, I guess, Pamela Bone’s question to Germaine Greer on behalf of ALL DECENT LEFTIES EVERYWHERE (discussed in this post from me and by Helen at the Balcony) didn’t just get play on Andrew Bolt’s blog, but also resulted in…

Posted in activism, blogosphere, feminism, media, Middle East, religion


Troppo is once again running a comp for Best Blog Posts – go round there and nominate some!

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Who’s afraid of Germaine Greer?

In case you missed it, Germaine was in Melbourne over the weekend speaking at a conference on Jane Austen and Comedy organised by blogdom’s own Laura. Helen went along and has all the good oil posted at the Cast Iron

Posted in blogosphere, culture, feminism, media, politics

“Bloggish debate”

It’s not exactly the burning question of the day, I’d have thought, but the two Andrews (Leigh and Norton) are debating “should public schools be privatised?” on their respective blogs… Andrew Leigh writes: The idea of a two-way discussion is

Posted in announcements, blogosphere, education

Blogging a new government

Acccording to Club Bloggery, political blogs had a good election, but they wonder about the future: As mentioned earlier, poitical bloggers – and particularly psephs – have had a win this election. Part of the reason that organs like the

Posted in activism, blogosphere, federal election '07, politics

The great election hangover!

Hangovers evidently don’t feel so bad under a Labor government. So, a bit of a roundup of the results is probably in order. The best place to go to for an overall picture is Antony Green’s ABC election page. My

Posted in blogosphere, federal election '07, Howardia, media

Saturday morning drinks in London

Well, my part in this election is over. Like many other Australians in the UK I made my way to London to visit Australia House to cast my ballot. Also like many other Australians in these parts I’ll be tied

Posted in announcements, blogosphere, culture, federal election '07, media, politics

The King is dead! Long live the King (and the culture wars)!

Greg Sheridan has done some fantastic rambling in today’s GG. Apparently if Rudd wins this weekend teh evil elitist lefties will try to steal Australia’s future by re-writing its history and the only man from the forces of good and

Posted in blogosphere, culture, federal election '07, Howardia, media, 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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