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Saturday Salon

An open thread, where at your weekend leisure, you can discuss anything you like.

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Wednesday Whimsy

This week’s Whimsy thread is hosted by the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte.

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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

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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”.

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Now … Also Now

Now: Clarissa Keil, a freelance writer who “shares her time between Switzerland and Australia”, piously explained it all in the Sydney Morning Herald last week: “The more contemporary practice is a charitable donation on behalf of a family member or

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Christmas baubles of horror

So, it’s the season where Carol rage escalates, and too much late night shopping is never enough time. Personally, I’m most disturbed by these enormous Christmas decorations at the Macarthur Centre on Edward Street. I wouldn’t like to be standing

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Culture Wars… now and forever!

Okay, let’s concede a point to Planet Janet, Bolta and the rest of the defeated culture warriors – we still need your voices in our national conversation! John Quiggin suggests: With no share of political power anywhere in the country,

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Kev ’08

If we had a ‘shameless plug’ category, I’d use it for this post. Some pals of mine have created a t-shirt for the new era. Unfortunately it’s too late for Hannukah, but if you hurry you could get one in

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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?

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Lazy (Gaudete) Sunday!

Since we don’t live by politix alone (I sincerely hope), what did people get up to this weekend? Join in, share some tales, regulars and lurkers all! In case you don’t know, it’s the third Sunday of Advent, also known

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A Melbourne Christmas

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

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Saturday Salon

An open thread where you can, at your weekend leisure, discuss anything you like.

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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

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An Embuggerance

Author Terry Pratchett has revealed that he has been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. I can only imagine how distressing it must be for someone who has spent his life as a wordsmith to start

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Lazy Sunday! (Monday edition)

A little late because of the feeling of conviviality last night after the LP Sunday beers at the Powerhouse! Since we don’t live by politix alone (I sincerely hope), what did people get up to this weekend? Join in, share

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