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SUPERIOR COMEDY

September 30, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

The Guardian’s Charlie Brooker, last noticed wishing for the death of George W. Bush, returns to a familiar theme: I hate kids. Hate them all […]

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POLICE STATE

September 29, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

More than 700 Queenslanders have been fined for smoking in bars since January. Posted by Tim B. on 09/29/2005 at 10:38 AM Pretty soon they’re […]

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BAD PARENTING CONDEMNED

September 28, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

Alan Alda—whose father worked in vaudeville—describes a charming (and envy-making) childhood moment: He even recalls some intimate dressing room scenes with the dancing girls. “They’d […]

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THRILLER IN SURRY HILLER

September 28, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

Bank teller James Waterton recently tackled highly-trained former online cadet Antony Loewenstein over the latter’s claim that “anti-war protests shook America and Britain”. And won. […]

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COUNT ALL THE VOTES

September 28, 2005 kim lien 0

Dogs not disenfranchised in New Zealand: There are now calls for an inquiry into the election from New Zealand First MP Ron Mark who is concerned […]

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SCANT ATTENTION PAID

September 28, 2005 kim lien 0

Coverage of Hurricane Katrina was marred by ludicrous exaggeration of bad news, much of it (“sharks swimming in the business district! Fats Domino cannibalised! Sean Penn scooping out […]

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DOMINO THEORY

September 27, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

Bob Ellis thinks Fats Domino was left to drown in New Orleans. Posted by Tim B. on 09/27/2005 at 10:20 PM Oh, sure, Fats Domino […]

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PLAY TO WIN

September 27, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

In this week’s Bulletin: the Mark Latham board game! Also in the Bulletin: a rugby league picture gallery in advance of this Sunday’s NRL Grand […]

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DOME DEATHS DOWN

September 26, 2005 kim lien 0

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Following days of internationally reported killings, rapes and gang violence inside the Dome, the doctor from FEMA – Beron doesn’t remember his […]

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LESSON IN SPORTS WRITING

September 26, 2005 kim lien 0

From reader Geoffrey Gold, a comprehensive account of yesterday’s Indonesian soccer final between teams from Jakarta and Jayapura: Entertaining and attacking game—two goals each—and surprisingly […]

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NARRATIVE CONTROLLED

September 26, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

Ramzy Baroud offers a concise explanation of the Mother Sheehan phenomenon: Unlike the disapproving, yet largely hushed, or perhaps overlooked millions, the 48-year-old mother, Sheehan, […]

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DOME DEATHS DOWN

September 26, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Following days of internationally reported killings, rapes and gang violence inside the Dome, the doctor from FEMA – Beron doesn’t […]

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NEILSTRADAMUS

September 26, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

Neil Young recorded this 25 years ago: Got people here down on their knees and prayin’ Hawks and doves are circlin’ in the rain Got […]

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RISK MANAGED

September 26, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

Kim Beazley’s approval rating is down to 37%—his lowest ever. Still, his rival has recovered from worse numbers. In other polling news: * 70% of […]

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BOOT PEOPLE

September 26, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

“If a person was about to be killed,” writes Margonaut Marilyn Shepherd, “I would bring them out of the country in a boot.” You know, […]