Office of what the fuck?

One of the major changes in our new socialist workers' paradise has been the nobbling of the Industrial Relations Commission and the introduction of the Office of Workplace Services as the regulator responsible for ensuring employers comply with workplace laws and place for employees to complain if they're getting shafted. Still, it's a bit odd…

Dishonourable discharge

Look, there’s nothing funny about the death and subsequent shenanigans transporting the body of Private Jake Kovco. So why is the Government playing silly buggers about the circumstances of his death? This is what we get from Defence Minister Doc Nelson: He wasn’t in fact cleaning his weapon. It was near him in his vicinity…

A fifth of rum!

A couple of houses ago, I lived in the upstairs part of a converted two-storey terrace. The guys downstairs (the second lot of guys downstairs, the first lot merit their own chapter at some point) were two brothers from Bermuda or Barbados or somewhere else Carribean. Lovely chaps, usually good neighbours, except they'd come home…

Dangerous

The future of the United States is under serious threat from an intolerant fundamentalist religion whose followers seek to take advantage of, subvert and ultimately destroy the freedoms upon which America was founded and impose their weird rituals and fanatical beliefs on the rest of the world. It's called Christianity.

Cover that midriff, it’s making me anorexic

Those enlightened feminists over at Gymnastics Australia have ordered Australian cheerleaders to cover up their midriffs because it’s feared “revealing costumes make sensitive teenagers feel uncomfortable about their weight and affect the self-esteem of [presumably less sensitive] others”, reports the Sunday Mail in Queensland. Gymnastics Australia is “keen for cheerleaders to be seen as athletes…

Wow

Look, I may have been unfairly harsh to Lleyton Hewitt. He is evidently a man of rare insight and wisdom. My local shop has a weeks-old poster from one of the gossip mags touting an exclusive interview with the tennis maestro. The cover line reads: Bec and Mia changed my life So, um, getting married…

The new Big Kev

Finally, signs the fed ALP has got tired of kicking each other in the gonads and started to apply the boot, more appropriately, to some government groins. Most of the work, admittedly, has been done for them by the government itself being grossly incompetent and arrogant, with plenty of help from the Cole Inquiry and…

And in other non-news

JK Rowling says models are too skinny, calling them "empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones". Yawn. Even when she's trying to be 'edgy' and 'subversive' she's still ploddingly unoriginal.

The future of journalism

Local telecommunications-whinge blog Whirlpool is often lauded for its cutting-edge contribution to the field of technology journalism. It frequently breaks mind-blowingly vital news stories such as Telstra ADSL down in Wagga and Telstra ADSL back up again in Wagga. Basically it's the same sort of rabid no-life obsessive compulsive audience as slashdot, but replacing Microsoft…

At least I still have the hat

When I moved to Sydney 10 years ago, tonight was pretty close to what I expected it to be like. Having bought myself a very stylish top from a very good local designer earlier today, met up with one of my regular crews and went to a rooftop party in a building up on top…