The lady doth protest too much, methinks

Way back when I was a student semi-activist and used to care about stuff, I spent one Saturday afternoon going to a very interesting protest rally. The story was, a small group of skinheads had organised a little march to promote hatred, racism, bad haircuts, leather appreciation and whatever else it was they stood for….

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A survey commissioned by [not disinterested party, usually a group of healthcare professionals] has found Australia’s [healthcare type] services are woefully inadequate. Approximately [x billion] Australians are on the waiting list for [healthcare type] services, which leads to [all sorts of negative consequences]. [The not disinterested party] called for [healthcare type] federal funding to be…

Ride the consumer wankfest all the way to hell

Everyone who’s been to a conference or awards night of some description will be familiar with the bag of (usually heavily branded) thoctchkes the event’s sponsors give away. Celebrity guests at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards will receive a set of slightly less tacky freebies, the details of which can be found in this…