Archive for March, 2011
Some things are just wrong. And xkcd knows where they are: in your head. What are your three wishes, readers? And who do you really want to be rubbing your lamp? And here’s two genies for the price of one. It’s mine, mine, all mine! I’m rich! I’m independently wealthy! I’m comfortably well off! Why [...]
Posted: 30 March, 2011 in comedy/humour, Culture, Life, Literature, love, politics and government, Sex.
Tags: aladdin, ali baba, Australian political values, Australian Politics, bugs bunny, cartoon, comedy, daffy duck, double entendre, double meaning, forty thieves, genie, government, humor, humour, innuendo, labor mates, lamp, Literature, looney toons, merrie melodies, NSW, open sesame, plitics, political values, rubbing the lamp, Sex, three wishes, values, xkcd
Just a heads up on the NSW election result. As you already know – and here’s something you can bank on – despite all the talk of “change” and “new eras in NSW politics”, nothing is going to change except the names of the people who take the money and the names of the “mates”. [...]
Posted: 26 March, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, politics and government, values.
Tags: australia, Australian political values, Australian Politics, election, government, NSW, NSW election result, NSW politics, political values, politics
Elizabeth Taylor. Ah. Sad. But a larger and more explosive and varied and glamorous legacy is rarely made. Sir Roger’s favourite Elizabeth Taylor movie is Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Perhaps it reminds him of his own torrid, if mercifully brief and nevertheless highly productive, union. Vale, and thank you, Elizabeth Taylor.
Posted: 24 March, 2011 in Culture, Life, Literature, Media, movies, values, Video.
Tags: AIDS, butterfield 8, cat on a hot tin roof, cinema, cleopatra, cultural values, Culture, elizabeth taylor, hollywood, hollywood star, movies, richards burton, sex symbol, star, virginia woolf, Who's afraid of virginia woolf
Sir Roger tells me he really didn’t want to have to write anything today. He has a new pair of Wellington boots and they are chafing his heels. He just wants to put his feet up and go to that nothing box men go to where women are not allowed. Perhaps this will help you [...]
Posted: 21 March, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Computing, Culture, Internet, Language, Life, Media, politics and government, Science, Sex, Technology, values, Video.
Tags: australia, Australian political values, Australian Values, birth of a word, brain, brains, connection, cultural values, Deb Roy, democracy, election, government, idiots, Labor, Labour, Language, learning, Liberal, mars, men, men's, mens brains, MIT, networking, NSW, NSW election, nsw election ads, NSW politics, O'Farrell, political values, politicians, politicians are idiots, politics, slime, social media, social network, technological values, technology, TED, values, venus, women, women's, womens brains
Being wrong is hard for most of us to take. I watch men in their cars with women, fiercely laying down with utter conviction the way the world really works. Of course I don’t actually know what they’re talking about but like them I think I’m definitely right. Neverthless I always smile knowingly in my [...]
Posted: 19 March, 2011 in Australian Values, Culture, Education, Iraq, Language, Life, Literature, love, mystery, Nature, politics and government, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: being wrong, cultural value, Culture, Hiroshima, Kathryn Schulz, Life, poet, poetry, Point B, Sarah Kay, spoken word, spoken word poet, TED, values, voice, wonder, wrong, wrongology, youth
Just so we get clear about bullying….the world is awash with bullying. It’s not just schools. The Taliban are bullies. George W. Bush is a bully on a grand scale. Hitler was a bully on an even grander scale than George Bush. The Israelis are bullies who made the classic switch from victim to perpetrator. [...]
Posted: 19 March, 2011 in Australian Values, Culture, Education, Iraq, Life, politics and government, Racism, Sex, US Politics, values.
Tags: 60-80% of children are bullied at school, age segregation, anti-bullying, australia, australian education, australian education values, Australian Values, bullies, bullying, Bush, bystander, Columbine, compulsory education, control freak, Costello, dictator, Education, Gaddafi, gender segregation, Hawke, Hitler, Howard, israel, mental health, OCD, Perfect conditions for bullying, politician, politics, Putin, school, sexual development, socialisation, strong men, suicide, Taliban, target, terrorist, values, victim
UPDATE: The Murdoch tabloids have issued a clarification of this story. Ritchard Gale’s mother said she thought Ritchard should apologise, not Casey Heynes. The Murdoch press has apologised to Tina Gale and so does Values Australia. We are also sorry – because after all this time we should have known better – that we imagined [...]
Posted: 17 March, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Education, Internet, Life, politics and government, values.
Tags: 10 student Casey Heynes, casey, casey heynes 'should apologise', Ritchard Gale, the emotional mother of Ritchard Gale, Tina
Casey Heynes – hero or villain? The story goes that Casey Heynes, a pupil at a secondary school in Western Sydney [NOT Mt Druitt, but perhaps nearby], was bullied for months (in some reports his entire life) by these kids and in all that time he just took it but this last time it was [...]
Posted: 15 March, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Education, Internet, Language, legal, Life, Media, politics and government, values, Video.
Tags: anti-bullying, asey heynes, australian education, australian education values, Australian Values, bullies, bully, bullying, casey, Casey Heynes, casey heynes' school, duty of care, Education, education department, education system, hero, Heynes, http://valuesaustralia.com/blog/casey-heynes/, pile driver, pupil, pwned, safety, school, school culture, school principal, St Marys, student, student safety, teachers, values, victim, villain, weasel words
Urgent? What a joke! This morning Sir Roger explosively sprayed the breakfast linen with half-chewed soldiers, the boiled egg in which he’d been dunking them and the Dom he’d being trying to wash it all down with, before bursting into such loud and violent laughter that his butler was so alarmed that he stood behind [...]
Posted: 11 March, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, aviation, Culture, environment, History, Iraq, Language, legal, Life, Nature, politics and government, US Politics, values.
Tags: ABC, African Union, Arab League, australia, Australian environmental values, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian Values, aviation exclusion, Breakfast, Britain, Country Party, Defence Minister, environment, European Union, Fran Kelly, Gunns, Iraq, Kevin Rudd, Labor Party, Liberal Party, Libya, miners, mining, National Party, NATO, no-fly, no-fly zone, Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Peter Garrett, politicians, politics, Pulp Mill, Radio National, Security Council, Stephen Smith, Tarkine, Tasmania, Tony Burke, UN, urgent, US, values, war criminals
WIIIAI (Whatever It Is I’m Against It) informs us that 100 years ago on 5 March 1911, in San Pedro California, immigration authorities prevented a ship smuggling “contraband” Chinese coolies landing at San Pedro, shooting at the launch. So the coolies were dumped into the Pacific Ocean and drowned instead. Can it be long before [...]
… and Not by Accident, in my private opinion. Ah, those heady days of the Master Dog Whistler, Tony Abbott’s other political mentor, John Howard. Is Tony Abbott a racist? If someone uses racial differences, or racial stereotypes, or racial fears for any purpose including political advantage, whether or not they actually believe that people [...]
As he watched and mused and fed the birds he noticed a young girl in a sun dress come up the ramp. And then she stopped. And then she bent over and then…