Category Archives: Oceania

Music for a Sunday: Because ‘Bina’s feelin’ badass today

Two from the badass-est band of the ’80s:This feast is an orgy. There’s even a couple of pussies on the table.This one’s got everything: sharp social commentary, motorbikes–and a sax player in groovy horn-rims.

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Stupid Sex Tricks: Could this be why they’re going extinct?

This kakapo, an endangered species of flightless parrot, gives us a clue as to why there are so few of his kind left: They’re damned annoying!Somebody, please, find him a lady kakapo before nature journalists also become an endangered species!

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Quotable: Joe Sudbay on the March of the Teabags

“I’d like to make a friendly suggestion to the teabaggers: Get a hobby, do some volunteer work, or better yet work out and get some exercise. These people need lives. They were a stream of vitriol walking to the Capitol. … Continue reading

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Swine flu: How profitable at such an opportune time…

Maybe Tamiflu should be called RummyFlu?How profitable? Very, according to YVKE Mundial and Telesur: The transnational drug companies Roche and GlaxoSmithKline are the only two laboratories that produce oseltamivir and zanamivir, used to treat patients with swine flu. Oseltamivir, produced … Continue reading

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Men Who Just Don’t Get It: The Preacher Man from Down Under

I feel for Australia right now. Not only do they have dozens of bushfires and nearly 200 gruesome deaths to deal with, they also have fundamentalist fools who insist on twisting the tragedy to their own ends. Case in point: … Continue reading

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Citizen’s arrest for the Shoe Queen?

Let’s hope so. A $5000 dollar reward is being offered to any Auckland University student who can make a successful citizen’s arrest of United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her visit to the country this weekend.Auckland University Student … Continue reading

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Hideous tanorexia strikes again!

“Oh God, I won a rhinestone tiara for one whole year! All the torture has been worth it!” Well, here’s a foregone conclusion that I wish the world could forego: Once again, a totally un-Venezuelan-looking Miss Venezuela has been crowned … Continue reading

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A legal precedent worth noting…

…wherever you are. In this case, it’s Australia punching a big, fat hole in the Religious Reich’s anti-gay agenda: Christian organisations in all states and territories may have lost the right to discriminate against gay people despite religious exemptions in … Continue reading

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I could have told them this

But would they listen to me? Nooooo. They just had to figure out for themselves that certain interrogation methods don’t work as well as advertised… A threat of possible terrorist attacks in Germany, based on a tip from Lebanese authorities … Continue reading

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Oi, oi, oi.In honor of their having elected a new PM who’s really got his shit together, I feel a song coming on.

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