My Dream Job

Who would like to get me a job doing what these guys do?!


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Pride and Prejudice:

I don’t know what happened to Part One, but Part Two is an absolute scream.

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Not Your Father’s Ukrainian Army. Jesus H. Christ! Ya’ Babieeeeeeeeee.


Oh ya, forgot Strategypage

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It goes around, it comes around.

Twenty years ago I was working with a chap who told us how, back in the 1950s, he’d regularly been approached by employers while waiting for the train to work. These people were desperate for workers and weren’t shy about letting him know: “Where are you going? What do they pay you there? I’ll offer you more.” The rest of us were just kids in our twenties and we could hardly believe it. I remember thinking that I’d never see that in my lifetime.

I was wrong.

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New Stem Cell Technique Improves Genetic Alteration

UC Irvine researchers have discovered a dramatically improved method for genetically manipulating human embryonic stem cells, making it easier for scientists to study and potentially treat thousands of disorders ranging from Huntington’s disease to muscular dystrophy and diabetes.

Those that would argue…have at it….This would be fantastic.


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Beijing 2008

I somehow think that the Beijing Olympic Games will end up being amongst the safest ever held in the modern era.

Unless of course, you look like you’re up to something shifty. Try to avoid that.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Obama and the Pet Rock

VDH has hit it out of the park today, noticing that Barak Obama is the Pet Rock Star of politics. This is why one of the first things I do over morning coffee is to read The Corner over at NRO: I just don’t have time to read all of the articles there, but the most important stuff bubbles up in The Corner.

He titles his post, Obama and the Pet Rock, but I would have entitled it, “Obama the Pet Rock Star of Politics.” I remember very well the Pet Rock fad of 1975 – a very silly episode in American history – so I was laughing out loud reading this.

“In fall 1975 I remember sitting in the Stanford student lounge watching two apparently educated and bright students compare their pet rocks, as the craze spread all over Silicon Valley and then went national. By summer few would admit they had purchased one. Never underestimate the ability of mass wired consumer society to go hysterical.

Something like that happened with the Obama campaign in mid-February, as he became the new generation’s pet rock. No one knew what he had done; no one knew what he would do; no one cared whether they knew; all only wanted to be a part of it. It was a sort of self-described “movement” to “change the world,” that offered absolution for all sorts of sins, real and imagined, of commission and omission, an atonement for past and present, here and abroad.

And now, as some people wake up from their pet rock purchase, they are seeing they’ve de facto nominated someone rated about the Senate’s most liberal senator based on three years of experience there. The Democrats have boxed them into a situation of running a candidate that has out-sourced all negative attacks to the New York Times, political junkies and columnists, in order to remain above the fray and loyal to the “new” politics of change and hope.”

You need to read the whole mo-fo.


As a libertarian, I can tell you that, without a doubt, VDH is my all-time favorite conservative. He’s brilliant.

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Bush pines for ‘brown, brown grass of home’

US President George W Bush has donned a cowboy hat and sung an early goodbye to Washington in a performance that lampooned White House journalists and Vice President Dick Cheney, among others.

Mr Bush surprised cabinet secretaries, diplomatic officials and journalists at the annual Gridiron dinner by taking the stage and giving the first public singing performance of his eight-year presidency, which ends in January 2009.

To the tune of country song “Green Green Grass of Home,” Mr Bush sang of longing for his ranch in Crawford, Texas and his dog Barney.

“And there to meet me is my mama and my papa, down the lane I look and here comes Barney, heart of gold and breath like honey; it’s good to touch the brown brown grass of home.”

Mr Bush, singing only slightly off key, then turned to some of the long-term members of his team including Mr Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

“For there’s Condi and Dick, my old compadre, talking to me about some oil-rich Saudi, but soon I’ll touch the brown brown grass of home.”

“That old White House is behind me, I am once again carefree, don’t have to worry ’bout a crisis in Pyongyang. Down the lane I look, Dick Cheney is strolling with documents he’d been withholding, it’s good to touch the brown brown grass of home.”

Mr Bush told the audience, which erupted in applause and gave him a standing ovation, that they had witnessed “the first and final performance of George Bush and the Busharoos”.

The Gridiron Club holds an annual dinner at which journalists put on songs and skits lampooning Democrats and Republicans alike.

Evil Pundit at Mr. Tim Blair and ABC au/Reuters

Seriously Funny

The Challenge:

Watch this movie without laughing. It’s impossible, but prove me wrong!

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Seriously Creepy

Have you ever had an acid trip without the acid?

Well, thanks to The Frollicking Mole Video Emporium, you can from the comfort of your own home!

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Seriously Awesome – For Men

The following link is not safe for work.

A new Holiday has been invented!

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Seriously Good Psychiatrist Needed

John Pilger is suffering from delusions again.

A summary:

  • Australia is an empire, and Kevin Rudd’s “Sorry” was an acknowledgement of this;
  • Australia was built on the blood of dead Aboriginals. Of course, they were only dead because the Europeans killed them;
  • “In the Northern Territory’s great expanse known as Utopia, people live without sanitation, running water, rubbish collection, decent housing and decent health.” Only your type would call those conditions “Utopia”, John, because the rest of us want something done to help people out of these types of situation. As for the decent housing, we build it, they destroy it. And as for decent health, it would be possible for this to be achieved if Aboriginals ate healthily and laid off the alcohol.
  • “Throughout Aboriginal Australia, epidemics of gastroenteritis and rheumatic fever are as common as they were in the slums of 19th-century England.” Yes, and this could have drastically changed with some support for the intervention and if health care professionals weren’t in danger working in those areas.
  • “Their mantra that Aboriginal infrastructure and welfare spending provide “a black hole for public money” is racist, false and craven.” Wrong again, John. It’s not a waste of money if we spend it on infrastructure and welfare and it’s not destroyed, but it becomes a waste when the people living in the houses and buildings that we pay to be built destroy them and strip out the wire to resell for alcohol and pornography.

Via the Currency Lad.

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Seriously Bad

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you with the latest ad for U Tampons, screening here in Australia. It’s so bad, but oh, so funny!

And if that doesn’t work, here’s the YouTube link.

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