1. 12:58 20th Jan 2011

    Notes: 12

    Reblogged from jakke

    Tags: politicsmedianews

    jakke:

    starsgowaltzing:

    Jakke’s post got me thinking and now I’m going to tell you something that will make you lose all respect for me. I don’t watch the news. I don’t.

     I read ABC and The Guardian. I read blogs, I read technical reports and library services. I watch Q&A and Media Watch and occasionally Four Corners but I don’t watch the news because after a day of reading, writing and responding to these issues if you think I am going to spend my down time watching 5 minute rehash of something I sweated over, caffeinated myself for and occasionally cried over you obviously haven’t seen me throw the remote at the tv in a fit of rage and sulk for twenty minutes because they misconstrued something in a minor way.

    Bolded for vigourous agreement - this is pretty much exactly how I feel.

    I read the Globe and Mail, CBC, Slate, and occasionally the BBC. (And also of course the blogs.) Generally watching the same stories presented in another medim with shorter soundbites and less background information doesn’t feel particularly enriching. I promise I don’t get all my news from my tumblr dashboard.

    There was a point last year when i realised, after sitting at home with twitter open all day, watching the midday news on the ABC, question time in the afternoon, then listening to the couple of “politics check ins” on radio in the arvo, there wasn’t really that much need to watch the news itself. What’s more, it was actually incredibly frustrating to watch when the government had a good day in question time, everyone (yeah close enough) on twitter acknowledged that they were on top of the opposition, who very rarely had a good argument on anything (and at other times were more incompetent than i’ve ever seen in parliament), and then the ABC TV reporter would be spewing the same party line of the Murdoch press that, of course, bore only a passing semblance to reality.

     
  2. baskervilles:

    computerisms:

    According to ABC Networks, plans have been set to launch an American version of Misfits, a popular British comedy-drama series involving a group of young offenders forced to work in a community service program, where they attain supernatural powers after a strange electrical storm. The cast…

    so did anyone bother to click on the source link in the original post JUST WONDERING

    Brilliant.

     
  3. 13:11

    Notes: 10287

    Reblogged from keepitonehunid

    Tags: Haters gonna hatePeter Griffin

     
  4. 13:13

    Notes: 1435

    Reblogged from baskervilles

    Tags: The Kings's speechGifs

     
  5. 13:52

    Notes: 58713

    Reblogged from keepitonehunid

    image: Download

    (Source: bianca-isms)

     
  6. 13:54

    Notes: 278

    Reblogged from peterquills

    Tags: LIKE A BOSSDEAL WITH IT

    image: Download

    oldfilmsflicker:

Please enjoy this photo of Ricky Gervais in my underwear. on Twitpic by TheEllenShow
     
  7. LeBron James Hits the Amazing Game-Winner (via NBA)

    Fuck yeah buzzer beaters a.k.a. why i’ve come to love the NBA/basketball.

     
  8. 14:15

    Notes: 91

    Reblogged from oneamongthefence

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    oneamongthefence:

Snort
     
  9. 14:46

    Notes: 127

    Reblogged from peterquills

    Tags: HomophobiaErotophobia

    Whenever there’s a sex scandal, I feel sorry for sex. I felt sorry for sex during the Larry Craig brouhaha last summer. What if he liked being married and procreating and giving anonymous head? What if that was his sexual preference? What if he really was not gay, as he claims, but had sexual desires that seemed incoherent? Some of the response to Craig was like the response to moralists like Jim Bakker, Ted Haggard and now Spitzer—moralists deserve to suffer the same force of negative judgment they wielded on others. Shame on us? Shame on you, ha ha! But lots of the response was sheer homophobia. And all of it was sheer erotophobia.
     
  10. 15:35

    Notes: 131

    Reblogged from snapshotaly

    iamalygurl:

    stuffsickpeoplehavetoputupwith:

    Yes. You read that right. No, that’s not a typo or a mistake.

    My medication alone is priced at between $2,089 and $2,563 per month.

    I earn between $15,000 and $23,000 per year.

    Obviously you can see the problem here. The total out-of-pocket cost of my…

    This situation should NEVER occur.

    This is one reason I ADORE living in (a sustainably populated) AUSTRALIA. Universal health care and the pharmaceutical benefits scheme ensure that regardless of how much you earn, if you are sick you WILL get help. You may have to wait… but you will get help!

    +1 If it wasn’t for Medicare and the PBS the drug treatment that i was on for part of last year would’ve been costed at something like 30K a year if i was to have stayed on it. Really feel for people who aren’t as fortunate as myself.

     
  11. 15:36

    Notes: 2298

    Reblogged from psychologicalmumbojumbo

    psychologicalmumbojumbo:

starsmending:

How can this exist in photograph? It is perfectly arranged, like a painting, or a fantasy. Even the light is ideal.

This is actually amazing.

    psychologicalmumbojumbo:

    starsmending:

    How can this exist in photograph? It is perfectly arranged, like a painting, or a fantasy. Even the light is ideal.

    This is actually amazing.

     
  12. 15:38

    Notes: 1

    Tags: PalinPoliticsUSA

    A very good piece on the relationship between Sarah Palin and the MSM.

     
  13. 16:35

    Notes: 72

    Reblogged from oneamongthefence

    oneamongthefence:

    rumoko:

    definatalie:

    theoceanandthesky:

    splatterdick:

    ari-aria:

    officerposixvx:

    i want to explode.

    shut up with your pathetic excuses.

    I think it’s less that they can’t and more that they don’t want to. In the face of someone who is obviously passionate about their diet choices, they may feel pressured to make an excuse when in reality they just don’t care. And they don’t have to. It’s not pathetic to like to eat cheese, cheese is delicious. It’s just more dependent on their regard of animals. As appealing as it is to think everyone should agree with you, it does some good to respect people’s taste in cheese.

    you mad op?

    I fuckin love cheese.

    Bahahaha - yeah I WON’T go vegan because I fucking LOVE cheese.

    And honey (you guys won’t eat honey - hah).

    And eggs, and gelatin, and leather goods and glues.

    Vegans who think they’re living without animal products are mostly lying to themselves, really (unless they’re living in hyperbaric chambers somewhere in space). Also the majority of your diet is only sustainable through massive deforestation and GM soy crops, chemical additives and the privileged lifestyles we lead that have us making choices in order to make our lives more difficult for ourselves.

    Like these fucking ‘health shoes’. Seriously - we’re so well off we need to come up with ways to get uncomfortable.

    Also I love the taste of meat. All of the meats. I ate whale in Japan (sashimi-style with blubber).

    And I think I just heard your vegan head explode.

     QFT

    C’mon guys, Vegan pwnage is clearly just too easy, go easy.

     
  14. 16:48

    Notes: 68134

    Reblogged from faggotrondeluxe

    animeaddict903:

FOREVER REBLOG

    animeaddict903:

    FOREVER REBLOG

    (Source: thatstarstruckgirl)

     
  15. Never let it be said that Greens leader Bob Brown isn’t good at burying a lede. This week, again, he managed to let a reasonable point get clouded by a cheap quote.
    — 

    Bob Brown buries the lede | Crikey - today’s editorial (non paywalled)

    This helps me to say what i’ve been wanting to say for a while, that is that, imo, the Greens may well have as much issue with their rhetoric than their policies in growing their support and influence. I’m not deluded, i don’t think they’re likely to become or need to be aiming to be a major party in the current political structure, but i do think using “culprits” and “coal barons” is completely unnecessary. I’m pretty sure their policies, whether they be thinking collectively about managing the risk of future flooding or supporting gay marriage, actually have pretty broad support in Australia, but that some of that support would be turned off by the language of student Marxists.

     
  16. 17:10

    Notes: 23143

    Reblogged from jakke

    jakke:

resurrecthobbes:

toasterhaus:

istime4cake:

smarty-mcfly:

erickajade:

blue teddy bear powers. my weakness is nail polish.

My mother and a pillow is my weakness.

Power: WaterWeakness: Light
Hydro-vampire?

Power: WhiskeyWeakness: Slippers 

Power: BlanketsWeakness: Blanets
This shit be rigged. 

Power: iced espresso beverages and my furry hat.
Weakness: econometrics.
Okay that doesn’t sound entirely infeasible.

Power, a 70’s style Lamp
Weakness, a 1.5TB External drive.I must be some baby boomer super hero, helping those that are afraid of the internets and such.

    jakke:

    resurrecthobbes:

    toasterhaus:

    istime4cake:

    smarty-mcfly:

    erickajade:

    blue teddy bear powers. my weakness is nail polish.

    My mother and a pillow is my weakness.

    Power: Water
    Weakness: Light

    Hydro-vampire?

    Power: Whiskey
    Weakness: Slippers 

    Power: Blankets
    Weakness: Blanets

    This shit be rigged. 

    Power: iced espresso beverages and my furry hat.

    Weakness: econometrics.

    Okay that doesn’t sound entirely infeasible.

    Power, a 70’s style Lamp

    Weakness, a 1.5TB External drive.

    I must be some baby boomer super hero, helping those that are afraid of the internets and such.

    (Source: tatermo)

     
  17. 17:18

    Notes: 57

    Reblogged from fuckyeahstreetlife-deactivated2

    image: Download

    fuckyeahstreetgraffiti:

(via xionone)
     
  18. 17:28

    Notes: 29

    Reblogged from fuckyeahstreetlife-deactivated2

    image: Download

    lgsk:

WEAK & DOSE.MURAL.DOPE»» 

    lgsk:

    WEAK & DOSE.
    MURAL.
    DOPE»» 

    (Source: viciousstreetkids)

     
  19. 18:18

    Notes: 10547

    Reblogged from peterquills

    Tags: Swearing

    exsouvenir:

Shit.Shit. Shit. Shit.Shit. shit. SHIT. SHIT. SHIT. SHIT. SHIT. SHITFuck. FUCK. FUCK. FUCK. FUCKING FUCK. FUCK. FUCKING BUGGER. BUGGER. BUGGER. BUGGER. BUGGITY BUGGITY FUCK.FUCK ASS. BALLS. BALLS. FUCKITY. SHIT SHIT.FUCKING WILLY.WILLY SHIT AND FUCKand…. tits.

    exsouvenir:

    Shit.
    Shit. Shit. Shit.
    Shit. shit. SHIT. SHIT. SHIT. SHIT. SHIT. SHIT
    Fuck. FUCK. FUCK. FUCK. FUCKING FUCK. FUCK. FUCKING BUGGER. 
    BUGGER. BUGGER. BUGGER. BUGGITY BUGGITY FUCK.
    FUCK ASS. BALLS. BALLS. FUCKITY. SHIT SHIT.
    FUCKING WILLY.
    WILLY SHIT AND FUCK
    and…. tits.

     
  20. stonerparty:

wumbo: michaelgira 
fattening frogs for snakes

    stonerparty:

    wumbo: michaelgira

    fattening frogs for snakes

    (Source: myrrhmarchive)

     
  21. 18:27

    Notes: 1911

    Reblogged from kathleenjoy

    image: Download

    unburyingthelead:

nevver:Enrage them with fear until they feel justified in their violence
     
  22. 18:27

    Notes: 8158

    Reblogged from feistyfeminist

    (Source: sofapizza)

     
  23. 20:32

    Notes: 200

    Reblogged from baskervilles

    baskervilles:

rufustfirefly:



I GOT RID OF ALL MY COLIN FIRTH MOVIES IN CASE THEY CONSIDER THEM EROTICA.

    baskervilles:

    rufustfirefly:

    I GOT RID OF ALL MY COLIN FIRTH MOVIES IN CASE THEY CONSIDER THEM EROTICA.