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In one of those eccentricities of time and date, Burns Night in Scotland (January 25) shades into Australia Day (January 26), especially for anyone using social media. This made for a very odd Friday evening this last week while I was working late. I saw Scots cheerfully celebrating their country’s greatest poet and the bonhomie […]

Further evidence that women are obsessed with shoes

I promise that this will be our last shoe post. Yes, really! DeusExMacintosh came up with the idea, which I then executed. She was unable to find suitable pictures on which to exercise her black belt in photoshop, you see, so I stepped in. Why, you may wonder, do I not do this sort of […]

The Other Shoe

JULIA Gillard’s office has been rocked by the resignation of a media adviser who helped spread information used to incite an Aboriginal tent embassy riot. Tony Hodges, who has worked in the Prime Minister’s office since 2009, told an unnamed source that Tony Abbott would be at an awards ceremony near to the Aboriginal tent […]

Australia Day shenannigans

I have to say that I am pretty unimpressed with the actions of the activists who forced Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to flee the Lobby Restaurant yesterday, where she was attending an Australia Day function to celebrate emergency services. For non-Australian readers, yesterday was Australia Day, a public holiday which falls on the anniversary […]