Friday, 25 February 2011

Alan Jones "Interviews" Julia Gillard

This morning on Sydney's radio 2GB, veteran Liberal Spokesman, Alan Jones tried to conduct an interview with the Prime Minister. The only thing was, he was extremely rude and disrespectful to her and didn't want to let her answer his questions, which were more like accusations. He was extremely offended that the PM was late for her interview with the great man.

To be fair, Julia Gillard could diffuse the whole broken promise accusation by simply stating that given the hung parliament, the Government is entitled to make changes to the way it intends to implement the policy goals announced during the election. It was always envisaged that there would be a carbon price. Before the election, a carbon tax was ruled out. Now, being the leader of a minority government means that the PM needs to compromise and negotiate on some policies in order to achieve her policy objective, namely reduction of carbon in the atmosphere. 

Own the prima facie broken promise and move on.

by @Glebe2037

Here is Neil Mitchell's response to Jones' rant about punctuality.

Here's a link to the interview.

And here's a link to some comic relief. Jones rails against dust.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Breaking Bad = Bad Cars

Why are all the cars so ugly in Breaking Bad?

The US drama is about a high school science teacher with cancer who turns to drug manufacturing to shore up his family's finances before his eventual demise.

It's a great show, but the automotive casting director must have been looking for ugly. Living in Australia, I'm not familiar with a lot of American cars as only a few are actually sold here. Until Breaking Bad, my ugliest car experience was the Ssangyong Stavic from a few years ago. The cars in Breaking Bad make the Stavic look almost pretty.

Walt's Pontiac Aztek is truly hideous, especially in that beige.

The Winnebago was almost equally lacking in asthetic beauty, matched only by Walt's legs in the pic below.

Abbott's call for a people's revolt

It's hard to imagine a politician more determined to seize power by any means than Tony Abbott. Note that I confine these remarks to the Australian context only. There are plenty of others around the world who are a tad more desperate, Muamar Gaddhafi for one.

Now that it's ever more unlikely that the Independents would switch their support from Labor to the Coalition, Tony Abbott has called on popular revolt against the carbon tax to achieve his aim of becoming the Prime Minister.

I assume that the usual Liberal Party supporters in the media will join the chorus and pretty soon, every bogan from Blacktown to Broadmeadows will all of a sudden become climate experts declaring climate change to be crap.

Poor fella my country.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Coca-Cola's secret recipe revealed

I wonder what “Merchandise 7X” is.
The recipe as published on

  • Fluid extract of Coca
  • Citric acid 3 oz
  • Caffeine 1oz
  • Sugar 30 (quantity not known)
  • Water 2.5 gal
  • Lime juice 2 pints 1 qrt
  • Vanilla 1oz
  • Caramel 1.5oz or more to colour
  • Merchandise 7X flavour (use 2oz of flavour to 5 gals syrup):
  • Alcohol 8oz
  • Orange oil 20 drops
  • Lemon oil 30 drops
  • Nutmeg oil 10 drops
  • Coriander 5 drops
  • Neroli 10 drops
  • Cinnamon 10 drops

Coca-Cola's secret recipe revealed

An opportunity missed on mining super tax

How many billions of dollars has the Liberal Party cost Australia by scuttling the original Mining Super Profits Tax? It would have to be at least enough to pay for the flood and cyclone reconstruction.

Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party have a lot to answer for and it is my sincere hope that the government can expose the opposition’s craven pandering to the billionaires for what it is.

An opportunity missed on mining super tax

Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Decimal Currency Day

On the 14th of February, 1966, Australia introduced decimal currency. This informative film explained how people could convert the old pounds, shillings and pence into dollars and cents.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Beginning of the end for Tony Abbott

That miserable bastard that is the Australian Opposition Leader responded that "Shit happens" when he was being briefed about the death of an Australian soldier in Afghanistan. Surely this will be the end of him. Please.

Palin the Traitor

Politics USA reports on the foreign press being free to be more honest about Sarah Palin than the domestic press in the USA.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

North Coast Voices: The House of a Thousand Fools

North Coast Voices: The House of a Thousand Fools: "Can anyone really believe this nonsense? Over 1,000 Australians Sign Petition Opposing Flood Levy - Stop The Levy Over 1,000 Australians hav..."

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Friday, 4 February 2011

Thursday, 3 February 2011

The Secret

The Secret took the world by storm a few years ago, but remains a powerful tool for many in the quest for the good life.

Here's a cheap copy...