Archive for January, 2011
Julian Assange interviewed for 60 Minutes. Presented without comment. Come to your own conclusions (or not) – about Assange, Wikileaks, the US media, whatever.
Posted: 31 January, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Computing, Internet, legal, Life, politics and government, Technology, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: 60 minutes CBS, american politics, Assange, assange 60 min, assange 60 minutes, Australian Politics, Ellsberg, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, government, hacking, Internet, Julian Assange, julian assange 60 minute, julian assange 60 minutes, law, legal, Pentagon Papers, political values, politics, US Politics, Video, whistleblower, whistleblowing, WikiLeaks
Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are hot news together again this week. The Jonas Brothers not so much.
“Proud to buggery!” Apart from the wallaby scrotum duffle bags, what did Oprah ask Sir Les to dump? When did Australia discover sex? What have we done about it?
Posted: 30 January, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, Life, politics and government, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: aussie, Aussie sheila, australia, Australia Day, Australia Day Address, Australia Day Message, Australian cultural values, Australian culture, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian taxpayer, Australian tourism, Australian Values, Brisbane, cane toad, comedy, continental, court of St James, cultural attache, cultural values, Culture, flood, Gillard, http://valuesaustralia.com/blog/sir-les-patterson/, humor, humour, Julia, Ken Done, Kevin, Kevin Rudd, Les Patterson, Michael Parkinson, Oprah, Oprah Winfrey, outback, Parky, politics, research assistant, Sex, Sir Les, Sir Les Paterson, sir les patterso, sir les patterson, Sir Michael Parkinson, tourism, tourists, uluru, wallabies, wallaby scrotum
“Sexual Positions for Christian Couples”, with images of sex which are “not pornographic”, came across Sir Roger’s desk. Well! A glass of iced water please?
Posted: 29 January, 2011 in fun, Internet, Life, Religion, Sex, values.
Tags: Art, artistic, bedlock, Bike Pump, brazilian, Brazilian Bedlock, christians, http://valuesaustralia.com/blog/porn-please-christians/, Internet, Life, Madame Butterfly, modesty, no porn please, non-pornographic, photoshop, photoshop effects, porn, porn please, pornography, Religion, Sex, sexual positions, taste, tasteful, tastefully illustrated sex, tastefully illustrated sexual position, tastefully illustrated sexual positions, tastefully illustrated sexual positions for christian, Tastefully Illustrated Sexual Positions For Christian Couples, The Hitch
new xkcd brilliance and Nat King Cole
Sir Roger has used this New Australian Flag for four years.
It succinctly and stylishly captures the past and present cultural influences on our great nation.
Posted: 27 January, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, fun, politics and government, US Politics, values.
Tags: a new australian flag, astraya, australia, australian flag, Australian Values, citizenship, coat of arms, emu, eucalyptus, flag, heraldry, kangaroo, new australian flag, new coat of arms, patriotism, Straya
For Strayaday – Three pomes. The first written under the Poa Tree, the birthplace of Australian cultchooreay where A.B. (Alan Border) Paterson used to camp.
Posted: 26 January, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, fun, Life, Racism, Sex, values.
Tags: Alan Border, ausralian citizenship, aussie, australia, Australian poetry, bastard from the bush, curry, fart, lawson, macarthur's fart, McKellara, oi oi oi, patterson, poatry potery, poetry, pomes, Straya, Strayaday, Sttraya Day, sunburnt country
Extraordinary images! When Sir Roger found this image he was very sceptical. He’s seen he’s never seen one like this. He checked. It’s real!
Posted: 23 January, 2011 in Australian Values, environment, Internet, Nature, Science.
Tags: antarctica, australian antarctic division, environment, Google, google earth, green icebergs, have you ever seen anything like this, icebergs, jade, jade icebergs, multi-coloured icebergs, natural values, nature, scientific values, snopes, striped icebergs
Amazing Penguin discovery and an unseasonal spaghetti harvest in Switzerland. Perhaps this might help to explain the mystery of a penguin colony in Sydney.
Posted: 22 January, 2011 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, fun, Nature, Science, Video.
Tags: bbc, comedy, Dimbleby, European culture, flying penguins, gastro9nomy, humor, humour, nature, penguins, penguins flying, Science, spaghetti, spaghetti harvest, Video
Sir Roger is a sucker for a gorgeous girl, but Imelda May is clever and truly talented with a fabulous, sassy voice and it’s a great song. Plus she’s Irish …
Posted: 21 January, 2011 in Australian Values, Culture, music, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: cultural values, Culture, Dublin, Graham Norton, Graham Norton Show, Grammy, I love you inside out, i love your wobbly, i love your wobbly bit, i love your wobbly bits, Imelda May, Inside Out, Irish, jazz, love your wobbly bits, music, pop, rock, rockabilly, sassy, Video, wobbly bits
A Sciencey Xmas celebration with Robin Ince, Ben Goldacre and Brian Cox, Weird Placebo Effects, Amazing Universe and Onion News is Back with the Palin Effect!
Posted: 20 January, 2011 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, environment, Nature, politics and government, Religion, Science, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: astronomy, Ben Goldacre, Brian Cox, carols, christmas, comedy, cosmology, cosmos, election, humor, humour, Ince, lessons, Morbid Curiosity, nature, nerdstock, Onion, Onion News, Palin, particle physics, placebo, political values, politics, presidential candidate, Professor Brian Cox, quantum physics, Religion, Robin Ince, Science, science values, The Onion, universe, US election, US presidency, xmas
You can see them squirming in their seats with exquisitely conflicting emotions. “Will he mention me? He should mention me! God I hope he doesn’t mention me!”
Ricky Gervais blows off Hollywood, probably loses friends and future talk show engagements. But who needs friends when you’re the most brilliant man you know?
Posted: 17 January, 2011 in comedy/humour, movies, Video.
Tags: Angelina Jolie, award, Charlie Sheen, comedy, Gervais, Golden Globe, hollywood, Hollywood Foreign Press, humor, humour, Johnny Depp, porn star, Ricky Gervais, the Tourist
Great article in Crikey today by Greg Barns, barrister and director of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, on the strong skeleton argument by Assange’s legal team
Posted: 13 January, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, legal, politics and government, Sex, US Politics, values.
Tags: abuse of process, Assange, assange skeleton, Egypt, European Arrest Warrant, European Union, extradition, Geoffrey Robertson, greg barns, Guantanamo, human rights, human values, law, legal, legal values, Ny, rendition, skeleton case, Sweden, torture, US, values
Influential and surprising people go to bat for dealing with global warming or clean air or both – including a CIA Director and Richard Branson.
Posted: 13 January, 2011 in Australian Values, Economics, Education, environment, movies, politics and government, Science, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: branson, clean air, clean water, climate change, Earth, environment, geothermal, global warming, government, politics, Science, solar, solar power, technology, values, Video, wind, wind power