To Lenny Ann Low, SMH reviewer

I am fed up with you following me around and reviewing everywhere I go. Every time you write up a venue, for weeks afterwards ordinary decent people can’t get a table or a drink for all the throngs of rubbernecking pleb Herald readers trying to be cool. Piss off and ruin someone else’s life, or…

Feminism, but not as we know it

Previously in this blog I have noted that the high proportion of complaints to the Advertising Standards Bureau that come from humourless feminazis. And today we have another story from the Sun-Herald, doing a poor impression of its Melbourne palindrome, complaining that the board dismissed more than 200 complaints against the piss-funny Nando’s Fix advertisement,…

Hitchens is not so great, either

There is no doubt Christopher Hitchens’s latest book God is Not Great: How religion poisons everything is a beautifully written and forcefully argued polemic against the evils of organised religion. And Hitchens is much more balanced and accommodating than Richard Dawkins’s rigid and absolute (dare I say religious?) hatred of any form of faith. But…

Stop press: 16-year-old Brit claims to be virgin

British teenager Lydia Playfoot lost a High Court challenge against her school’s decision to ban her from wearing a silver “purity ring”, symbolising her Christian faith and commitment to virginity before marriage. Her lawyers argued that as an expression of faith, it should be exempt from school regulations banning the wearing of jewellery and that…

Facewha?

Isn’t it curious that the chaps at The Oz seem to be giving a lot more airtime to MySpace than Facebook? Especially when MySpace is pretty much old hat in the journosphere, whereas the mainstream media currently can’t get enough stories about Facebook. In today’s Australian, we discover that Kevin Rudd has started a MySpace…

It was inevitable

“Staying up all night is my habit,” Kim Jong-il told North Korea’s official newspaper Rodong Sinmun. “Do you have any idea how FUCKING busy I am?” (Not following? Click here.)