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Mentioned in this week’s Continuing Crisis column for The Bulletin are sociology expert Michael Bittman, Greens Senator Rachel Siewert, John Howard, Adolf Hitler, George W. Bush, Philip Ruddock, and Bob Brown. Also in The Bulletin:
* Paul Toohey on the Falconio murder trial;
* Julie-Anne Davies on bird flu;
* Alan Deans and Nick Tabakoff on Fairfax;
* Laurie Oakes on new terror laws;
* and hot girl-on-girl kitchen action—soon to be replaced with a new Melbourne Cup-themed photo gallery. So click now unless you’re hot for horsies.
- On another tack, I was immediately struck by how Mr. Bittman’s report fails to see the whole “family life/working on Sunday” from a woman’s point of view (all too usual, in my view). Women with families are usually up Sunday mornings making breakfast, supervising baths/dressing, maybe doing a load of laundry or two, washing dishes, feeding the dog, and possibly getting the family off to church. When they come home, they’re usually in for cooking at least one more meal and doing whatever chores didn’t get done (especially if they have to go to a paying job on Monday). How does this not constitute working on Sunday? One more case of an idiot sociologist seeing everything through a crack in the door.
- When I was young it was the John Howard-style conservatives who went on about the sanctity of Sundays being a family day rather than work day. And it was the alternative types who couldn’t bear the boredom of Sundays and were always trying to break down that whole Sunday family tradition thing.Posted by Blithering Bunny on 2005 10 25 at 04:34 PM • permalink
- I have it on good authority that the morning after that photo was taken, the Holt’s Chrome Wax girl woke up and blearily sprayed it on her face, in the mistaken belief that it was moisturiser.
As a result, her face became frozen in a perpetual grin and her clothes became plastered to her body. To this day, she can be seen wandering Sydney’s streets, muttering, ‘I just want to die!’ from out of clenched teeth.
- Did anyone see lateline’s selective use of facts in its anti-terror news piece last night? An absolute shocker.
- Does anyone else think that most greenies, lefties, and socialologists (and David Williamsons) are just un-reconstructed high school library nerds???
Think about it!
Aren’t they really still just slagging off the cool kids and the football team to one another? (granted its 20 years since the librarian told them that school was over and it was safe to come out, but some people never grow up!)Posted by knuckleheadwatch on 2005 10 25 at 07:18 PM • permalink
A new study shows people who work on Sunday typically spend two hours less with their children, have less time for leisure, friends, volunteer work and household chores and cannot make up lost time during the week.
And SUV’s, Tim! I bet the bastards drive big, rude, polluting SUV’s!Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 10 25 at 08:34 PM • permalink
- Isn’t Sunday being a day of rest an archaic Christian thingo? Why not Saturday, the traditional sabbath of Islam (oops, that’s out, it’s also the day of family/worship for those pesky Jooos), and what about Confucian, Shinto, Hindu, Scientologist and Gaiea-worship days?
How insensitive and diversity-obtuse of the supposedly progressive senator- perhaps she’s a witch, and thus should be burnt this all hallows.
Bring your own fagot (but only from renewable organic forestry, no old growth).
- Hey Tim, can we come ‘round and watch the V8s on ya plasma?
Promise we’ll bring some VBs
PS, Wronwright, lay off – they’re mine!
I’ll bring the champagne – the fine psychological ballet between man and machine should be suitably celebrated.
And as to your PS Nicky, I think we should have a chat. In the kitchen…
—NoraPosted by The Thin Man Returns on 2005 10 26 at 06:20 AM • permalink
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And they’re cooking!
Oh great, now I’ll have wicked thoughts the rest of the day. Damn you Tim Blair.