No shit sherlock news #1

Temperatures are rising because of greenhouse gases; energy industry says renewable energy will cost more; Greens call energy industry self-serving. NZ cricketer says Aussie cricketers are arrogant; Aussie cricketer arrogantly dismisses criticism. Govt sticks to clichéd excuses and bland reassurances about David Hicks; Dems say govt will lose votes over it (in Balmain and Fitzroy)….

Tony Abbott’s 10 commandments

An odd column today from Health Minister Tony Abbott, in which I think he’s saying Catholics used to be involved in the Labor Party way back when, but now the Libs better represent Catholic values while Labor voters are a bunch of godless atheist heathen secular humanist progressive types. Abbott dismisses Kevin Rudd’s own religious…

AIDS ads? FABULOUS!

You’d think with a subject as serious as the rise of the HIV infection rate, even the Herald could manage a slightly respectful and serious tone. And you’d be wrong. Ruth Pollard’s article Surge in HIV figures a grim reality starts out gloomy and serious enough, but this only lasts until around the point where…

Evolution in action

Wow – misogyny, bad grammar and console games, together at last. I suppose we should be grateful to gamers for removing themselves from the gene pool.

Ugly blokes, more like

The Herald’s beauty bloggumist Lisa Bjorksten tells us how odd it made her feel that America Ferrera (that’s her on the right) won the best comedy actress Golden Globe award for her role in Ugly Betty. I mean, for starters her character is called “Ugly Betty”, which is a signal to United States viewers that…

Office memo: mufti day

In response to a number of questions and complaints about mufti day on Friday, management wanted to set out some guidelines to make sure everyone behaves in line with our shared values. On mufti day, everyone should feel free to make comments offensive to women, Jews, Christians, white people, men, gays and lesbians, non-Muslims, moderate…