Archive for October, 2007

Election07: Silver anniversary edition

October 30th, 2007

Announcements:

Polls: Newspoll ALP 54-46.

Other: The great debate (Treasurer edition).

25 days to go.


A guide to English

October 30th, 2007

Petter Sellers runs through the various English accents.

Quite brilliant.


One last Halloween post

October 30th, 2007

How to make a fake bloody gash.

If only Australia took this one seriously, it could be quite a bit of fun. Try Georgetown (Washington DC) on Halloween to see what real Halloween is like.


New ideas

October 30th, 2007

A push for plain English in US government forms and laws.

But, as always in politics, George Orwell was there first.


Timing

October 30th, 2007

Qantas buys 12 planes, and one week later that model is grounded in Europe.

Of course, this is far far better than the other way around.


Management literature

October 30th, 2007

Why the movie Saw is good for middle managers.

The Saw movies (and their close cousins, the Hostel movies) are the worst trash Hollywood has ever made.