Casanova’s secret revealed

Chapter 3,498 from the ‘nerds attempt to use logic and their allegedly superior brainpower to get women to date them’ school of website is How to make a hot woman unconscious in 30 minutes or less. That’s not unconscious as in asleep, for which rohypnol is perfectly adequate, but unconscious as in freed from the…

Keep the Lord out of the law

The poor old religious right in this country gets a hard time from those lefty atheist communists in the media, Gerard Henderson complains, because they dare to speak about matters of private morality in public. Utter poppycock, and he knows it. The problem, Gerard me old china plate, is not advocating a position on private…

What were they smoking?

While Kerry O’Brien and the regular crew are on holidays, I take it the 7.30 Report has been taken over by a crack squad of “fair and balanced” right-wing lunatic propagandists. How else do you explain last night’s rabid anti-drug, anti-fact reporting on the Mental Health Council of Australia‘s report Where There’s Smoke, a study…

I hate agreeing with him

Interviewed on Insiders last weekend, the PM was asked why he was opposed to a federal takeover of the heath system. The obvious answer being, he’s opposed to it because Kevin Rudd suggested it. Whereas when Tony Abbott threatened to do the same thing in months and years past, I never heard the PM calling…

Male bashing

Here we were thinking the main problem with the media, gender-wise, is how it treats women in negative, demeaning and stereotypical ways, when it turns out men are the ones who get rough treatment. So says Jim Macnamara in his media research PhD thesis at the University of Western Sydney, as spruiked some months ago…

Confessions of an ex-nerd

Went to see Tripod at the Metro tonight. Now I just thought I enjoyed their musical talents, great harmonies and clever, whimsical and piss-funny lyrics. But judging from the complete absence of fashionably (or even well-) dressed people at the gig, it appears being a Tripod fan makes me a complete nerd. I will, of…