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FILM VIEWED

January 28, 2005 kim lien 0

A devout Baptist couple who bought a Doris Day DVD were shocked to find a sex film instead. Still, they got their money’s worth: Alan […]

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GOVERNMENT IN ACTION

January 27, 2005 kim lien 0

Good things ahead: The Howard Government has secret plans to use its Senate majority to dramatically simplify onerous tax laws, including stripping back the 7000-page […]

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RACIAL QUIZ THRILLS

January 27, 2005 kim lien 0

Do you prefer white people to black people? Or black people to white people? Or are you without any preference at all? Take the Harvard […]

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DEVIL DEFAMED

January 27, 2005 kim lien 0

The Tasmanian devil goes by the nickname “nature’s janitor�?, according to the UK Daily Telegraph’s Nick Squires. What an odd claim; we don’t use the […]

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FLEX ROXX

January 27, 2005 kim lien 0

AFP reports: Four Britons who were released Wednesday after their return from a US military detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba still pose a “significant […]

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NAMES NAMED

January 27, 2005 kim lien 0

Nobody is safe! Reason’s Tim Cavanaugh reviews the pre- and post-Iraq attitudes of some prominent opinionists: If President Bush’s re-election demonstrated wide support for his […]

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ABUNDANT LIFE ALL ROUND

January 27, 2005 kim lien 0

Terry Eagleton is professor of cultural theory at Manchester University, which possibly explains his attraction to suicide: While insurgents have been blowing themselves apart in […]

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DEMOCRACY ON THE MARCH

January 27, 2005 kim lien 0

The Iraq elections have begun: The first votes in the world in the Iraq elections were cast in Australia this morning. Polling centres in Sydney […]

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FOOTBALL GUY KICKS AUSTRALIA

January 26, 2005 kim lien 0

Looks like AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou wrote his Australia Day speech (theme: we are bad) before the Asian tsunami, and our subsequent massive donations. […]

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IRAQ SPEAKS

January 26, 2005 kim lien 0

Michael Totten is editing a crucial website in the week prior to, and the week after, Iraq’s election: We have more than a dozen local […]

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FISTY JIM

January 26, 2005 kim lien 0

Judging by the following rush transcript at CNN, fist–obsessed Vanity Fair pudding James Wolcott has picked up some freelance typing work: Just this weekend, Tim […]

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TSUNAMI UPDATE

January 26, 2005 kim lien 0

The tsunami death toll now stands at 280,000: Hundreds of bodies are still being pulled daily from the rubble in Indonesia, while many more lie unidentified […]

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HAIL COMMENTS! GIVE MONEY!

January 26, 2005 kim lien 0

In comments, Jorgen writes: Reading this site without the comments would be unthinkable! Amen to that. And the site would also be unviewable without the […]

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We’re ba-a-ack

January 25, 2005 kim lien 0

“Mother? What is it? I’m coming, Mother!” (shriek shriek shriek shriek…) Yes, the site was totally down, due to a hailstorm on the mysql database […]

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PROBLEMS SOLVED

January 24, 2005 kim lien 0

Don’t know your Islamic Daawa from your People’s Union? Is embarrassed silence your only response when people ask: “Hey, what about that Iraqi National Unity […]

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FREE ICE CREAM

January 24, 2005 kim lien 0

Tennis is a nancy sport featuring insufficient opportunity for injury (my solution: tie-breakers should be played using a rock-hard field hockey ball). That being said, […]

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TUBBY GUY HATES SOFT MONEY

January 22, 2005 kim lien 0

Michael Moore is angry about private contributions funding George W. Bush’s inauguration: Lobbyists join corporate America in “soft money” funding of the second inauguration which […]

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BUSH INAUGING PUPPETLESS

January 21, 2005 kim lien 0

“Oh my God,” writes Rob of SemiSkimmed. “They killed our giant protest puppets!” Poles for posters and banners are banned, as are giant papier-mache effigies. […]

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SERIOUS BADNESS WITNESSED

January 21, 2005 kim lien 0

Poor Latham Jesus! Did they really have to burn him as well as crucify him? Meanwhile, Labor historian Rodney Cavalier vents about the ALP’s faction […]

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PLASTIC TURKEY STILL PUNCHING

January 21, 2005 kim lien 0

Author Thomas Hauser—“one of the most respected boxing writers in America”, apparently—should stick to the sweet science. On politics, he’s a complete punching bag: For […]