Archive for category Language
Just (sorry) Sir Roger thinks IT’S TIME to refer back to the recent squabble about certain t-shirts and heap some shit on those who assert ownership of the commonly used English phrase “It’s time”. Universities once, in all the centuries up to but not including this one, were laboratories for learning and thinking, experiencing […]
Posted: 28 August, 2013 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Economics, Education, History, Language, Literature, politics and government, values.
Tags: Australian Politics, Australian Values, Gough, Gough Whitlam, politics, Rentier, values
Robert – a self-styled “foreigner” to our shores – is most upset to have been hoaxed by the false promise and dashed hopes of life in Australia. A few days ago Robert commented on an ancient post here at Values Australia and his comment was upsetting. Sir Roger cannot bear the thought of another’s pain […]
Posted: 25 June, 2013 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Economics, Education, History, Immigration, Internet, Iran, Iraq, Language, legal, Life, Literature, Media, Medicine, politics and government, Racism, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: Australian economy, Australian Politics, Australian Values, bigotry racism, climate, convict, economy, Education, freedom, hatred, History, immigrant, Immigration, Internet, intolerance, migrant, peace, politics, poverty, refugee, Religion, safety, Taliban, terror, values, war
So Arthur Sinodinos failed to remember six companies of which he was a director and failed to declare this in his Parliamentary Register of Interest. Either he is stupid or incompetent. And if you were the Chairman of one of the companies Sinodinos “forgot” to declare, since he is obviously not at all engaged with […]
…and to yours, and to all of us. Sir Roger is currently in the land of the poppy but not near Flanders fields. Yet there are poppies here in the South of France and the whiff of war and bloody conflict is inescapably faintly background to all. And so it was a cold and […]
Posted: 27 May, 2012 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, History, Iraq, Language, Life, Literature, politics and government, values.
Tags: Afghanistan, alex comfort, anti-war, Australian Values, comfort, History, Iraq, Literature, notes to my son, poem, poetry, politics, Remember when you hear them beginning to say Freedom, values, verse, war, WWI, WWII
What a fucking load of motherfucking dickheaded bullshit those cunts in the Victorian parliament are, trying to impose old-fashioned tight-arsed, pursed-lipped, prune-faced, shrivelled-up, broomstick-arsed moral values on a free people, with their proposed laws against swearing in public. Goodbye barracking at fucking footie matches, for one thing. Or having a bloody beer in the pub. […]
Posted: 4 June, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, History, Language, Literature, politics and government, Religion, Sex, values.
Tags: 1960s, Australian moral values, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian Values, baillieu, ban, bastard, bullshit, censorship, colonial, comedy, comedy festival, cunt, dickhead, Don Chipp, footie, fuck, FUCKING MOUTHS, George Pell, historical values, History, law, lawson, motherfucking, Opus Dei, Pell, political values, politics, prune-faced, pub, pursed-lipped, queen victoria, Religion, religious, religious right, Sex, shrivelled-up moral values on free people, swearing, swearing in public, television, tight-arsed, tv, values, Victoria, Victorian politics, what a fucking load, wowser
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
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
In response to upheavals and disasters politicians and diplomats are falling over themselves to appear significant – by flapping lips and blowing air.
Posted: 23 February, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Economics, Language, Life, Nature, politics and government, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: Anna Bligh, Bahrain, cliche, Clinton, cyclones, diplomats, disasters, Egypt, floods, hearts, Kevin Rudd, Libya, Obama, platitude, politicians, prayers, Queensland, sympathies, thoughts, Tunisia, unacceptable, upheavals, Victoria, wishes, Yemen
new xkcd brilliance and Nat King Cole
just proves the point of the speed technology is changing the world. It’s exponential. Two years ago it was all MySpace, and Facebook barely rated a mention.
Posted: 31 October, 2010 in Australian Values, Economics, Education, fun, History, Internet, Language, legal, Literature, Maths, Media, music, Science, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: brain, did you know, download, Education, employment, exabyte, facebook, Google, human brain, Internet, Jobs, learning, music, MySpace, SMS, social media, social web, study, supercomputer, technology, text, web, world wide web
Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man
Posted: 9 October, 2010 in comedy/humour, Economics, Education, environment, fun, History, Internet, Language, Media, Medicine, politics and government, values, Video.
Tags: ad man, advertising, agriculture, Ataturk, cell, comedy, Economics, economy, Education, entertainment, environment, Frederick the Great, hummer, humor, humour, hybrid, Internet, Life, marketing, Media, Medicine, mobile, potato, press, Prius, Prussia, Rory Sutherland, social media, TED, TED talks, value, values, Video
This always bugged one. Thank you, xkcd!
Sir Roger has been analysing the push for optimizing next-generation communities, incentivizing transparent metrics and innovating synergistic partnerships.
Posted: 24 July, 2010 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, Internet, Language, values.
Tags: Australian corporate values, Australian economic values, Australian Values, betting, bullshit, bullshit generator, business, corporate, economy, fun, gambling, game, generator, humor, humour, jargon, Language, unspeak, values, weasel words