There’s a push to add an intelligence/aptitude test to the mix for university admissions.  It’s an indirect and stupid way to solve the problem of the homogeneity of  university intakes.

http://www.theage.com.au/national/push-to-make-uni-entrance-fair-for-all-20091017-h26o.html Continue reading ENTER > IQ ?

should i run through the rain?

For too long this blog has blundered around in theoretical la-la land.  It’s time to get practical.  Should you run if it starts raining?

Raindrops Continue reading should i run through the rain?

Global population : too much?

A wit said to me ‘people think population is like a party – the more the better’.  But what if the beer runs out? What if the empties start piling up round our chin?  What if the queue for the toilet gets so long people are busting?

Continue reading Global population : too much?

A new Australian flag

Talk about replacing our national standard has ebbed, waned, diminished and frankly, flagged.

So I thought I’d spark debate by throwing this one into the mix. Its design is based on the indigenous flag. It’s a simple, timeless flag that doesn’t try to look sharp and contemporary, because those factors will fade quickly.

It comprises:

Red, representing the land and its first people;
Blue for the sea and the people who’ve come across it, and
As the centre piece, the seven-pointed star of federation, representing our democracy.


On the upside, it looks like a sunrise, and nobody will get confused between us and the Kiwis. On the downside, it doesn’t contain the southern cross, and is faintly reminiscent of Cuba and Puerto Rico.

This flag was made using this website http://www.wearemulticolored.com. Make one yourself and once you click save, link to it in the comments below! Pop in a quick explanation for it too.

Tit for Tat. Take that!

On the internet I found this video:


It lies at the centre of the circled wagons of pop culture. It was linked to from bikesnobnyc. It was filmed outside of Dave Letterman’s studio. And of course the Fox video cameras were there because of the recent Letterman sex-blackmail scandal.

Cab Vs. Pedicab_ Road Rage Caught On Camera (VIDEO)

It documents a road rage incident, wherein two boofheads in baseball caps bash and berate each other to an accompanying cacophony of censorious bleeps. Continue reading Tit for Tat. Take that!

Liberal leadership

When Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey says Malcolm Turnbull has his “absolute unqualified support“, you know it’s only a matter of moments before more political blood is spilled.

Continue reading Liberal leadership