September 30, 2010
September 29, 2010
September 27, 2010
To think we doubted their good intentions and capabilities. Shame on us.
Meanwhile, a snake has been found in the room of one athlete and a bed has collapsed under the 56kg weight of one of the Indian boxers.
Outbreaks of dengue fever can't be far behind.
Best! Games! Ever!
September 26, 2010
Last weekend, having played his final game of ALF, Ben Cousins took to a shopping mall to sign DVDs of his drug-fueled adventures and downfall - Such is Life. Two thousand screaming, panting fans turned up, with one teenage boy fainting, most likely due to the unbridled pushing and shoving of the young women in attendance.
A narcissist? Sure. But oh how fucking good he looks.
September 25, 2010
September 22, 2010
For men:- Clever chat-up lines do not generally work. They appear contrived and can be horribly fluffed.- "Negging" (offering a "back-handed" compliment) is meant to make a man look confident and self- assured and "unsettle" the woman, but it was more likely to cause her to "run for the hills".- There is no evidence that sitting with one's legs wide open and crutch pointed towards a woman conveys an attractive message.
For women:- Sneaking "peek-a-boo" glances at an admired individual can easily backfire by being overdone, making you look half-witted or mad.- Not calling him first, or not answering his calls, to keep him "on his toes" is bad advice. Instead, he might just walk away.- Sticking your hip out to accentuate your curves is not necessarily seen as a sign of fertility.
Nine people, including a pregnant woman, have climbed on to the roof of a building at Sydney's Villawood detention centre, just 13 hours after 11 other detainees ended their 30-hour protest on another roof.
The Chinese nationals, four of whom are women, climbed on to the roofs of one of the centre's buildings about 8am today, an Immigration Department spokesman said.
Ian Rintoul of the Refugee Action Coalition said the Chinese nationals were held in the same area as Fijian detainee Josefa Rauluni, 36, who fell to his death on Monday.
September 15, 2010
September 13, 2010
Alan Howe, at the Herald Sun, goes a step too far in reminding us of the good old days, when betrayal meant crossing the floor to fuck the minister.
Kernot was a whingeing under-achiever who got into the Democrats and then the Senate, sensationally jumped ship to join the Labor Party, and narrowly scored a Lower House seat, which she promptly lost at the next election.Thanks for spelling that out to us Alan, but a little lighter on the visuals (eewwee) next time.
Later, it turned out that the deceitful senator Gareth Evans had wooed the dippy Democrat to the ALP while exploring the pale acres of Kernot's flesh. [Ed - yeah, go on, rip out your eyeballs, you know you need to.]
Kernot had betrayed the electorate, her party, the Senate - even her husband and family. The untrustworthy Evans was also married with children and admitted he had lied to Parliament, but that was really a lie to the wife he had so shamefully humiliated.
All's fair as Julia wins ...
September 11, 2010
September 8, 2010
True stories in the workings of Australian democracy:
Oakeshott (Independent) - 40,066 votes
Gillespie (Nationals) - 29,217 votes
Frederick (Labor) - 11,456 votes
Oxenford (Greens) - 3,645 votes
Tony Windsor (Independent) - 56,317 votes
Tim Coates (Nationals) - 22,965 votes
Greg Smith (Country Labour) - 7,396 votes
Pat Schultz (Greens) - 3,244 votes
September 6, 2010
September 3, 2010
"Since 1975, Nevadans have had the choice of voting for “None of These Candidates,” which appears as a ballot line along with the named candidates. The option has waxed and waned in popularity. But in 1976, None of These Candidates actually won the plurality of votes in the Republican primary for a United States House seat. (The nomination was awarded to the second-place finisher, Walden Earhart.) And in other cases, the ballot option has played a spoiler role: the 1.2 percent of voters who selected None of These Candidates in the 1996 presidential race was larger than the margin separating Bill Clinton and Bob Dole. And in the 1998 Senate race, the 8,125 votes for None of These Candidates easily outdistanced the 395-vote margin between Harry Reid and John Ensign, allowing Mr. Reid to be re-elected."
In Nevada, no one is someone to watch
September 2, 2010
"Conservative NSW MP Fred Nile had denied accessing porn sites from his office and says that members of his staff were simply researching links on certain websites.
He denied this morning a report in The Daily Telegraph that he accessed porn sites up to 200,000 times."
September 1, 2010
Exhibit B - Ashton Kutcher watching, in unadulterated pain, as Demi Moore dances in public