Archive for category Nature
He walked away. He walked back. He could not look at her. He could not look away. He began to say something. He could not say anything. What could he say? Whatever he said must appal Elenora, perhaps disgust her. Certainly discomfort and embarrass her. The last thing he wanted was to cause [...]
Posted: 27 November, 2011 in Art, Australian Values, Education, History, Life, Literature, love, Nature, Sex, values.
Tags: Bertrand, cherub, cupid, desire, doom, elenora, hamgar, Life, love, love story, love-sick, lust, torture, tragedy, unrequited love
Should we take the coal industry’s advice and abandon renewable energy immediately? It seems far too dangerous. In The Know: Coal Lobby Warns Wind Farms May Blow Earth Off Orbit
Posted: 29 June, 2011 in comedy/humour, environment, Nature, Science, Technology, Video.
Tags: climate change, coal lobby, comedy, dangers of renewable energy, Earth, environment, global warming, humor, humour, Onion, Onion News, Onion News Network, renewable energy, Science, solar energy, solar power, technology, The Onion, Video, wind farms
David Hume, hero of the Enlightenment, father of skepticism, linchpin of democracy and human rights and freedoms, Happy 300th Birthday! Sir Roger has some understanding of how Hume felt when he said this: “Here am I who have written on all sorts of subjects calculated to excite hostility, moral, political, and religious, and yet [...]
Posted: 7 May, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Economics, Education, History, Life, Literature, mystery, Nature, politics and government, Religion, Science, US Politics, values.
Tags: Australian democracy, Australian democratic values, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian religion, Australian religious values, authority, David Hume, democracy, emotion, Enlightenment, epistemology, evidence, evidence-based, Feelings, freedom, government, human, human values, humanity, Hume, metaphysics, moral values, morals, opinion, philosopher, philosophy, political values, politics, Religion, religion and politics, religious politics, religious values, rights, scepticism, Scottish Enlightenment, skepticism, suffrage, understanding
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
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
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…
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
Sir Roger is not one to boast. But he felt it right to congratulate you, his cherished friend, on your taste, intelligence, discrimination and excellent choice
Posted: 12 February, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Blogging, Computing, Culture, environment, Internet, Nature, politics and government, Science, Sport, values.
Tags: australia, Australian Values, Bing, Bob Correll, cetacean, Google, Immigration Department, Japan, Live, microsoft, Science, search engine optimisation, SEO, values, Values Australia, whales, Yahoo
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
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
Night-time…DAYTIME! Night-time…DAYTIME! Alan! Alan! Alan! Alan! Alan! This fella and a giraffe walk into a bar. Look at ‘er, all neck and legs! Brilliant.
Posted: 8 January, 2011 in comedy/humour, environment, Life, Nature, Video.
Tags: animal voiceover, animals, bbc, BBC animal comedy, BBC animal humour, BBC Comedy, beatbox, British animal VoiceOver, british animal voiceovers, comedy, Hilarious British animal voiceovers, humor, humour, moonwalking, natural, natural history, nature, revoiced, walk on the wild side, wild side