Archive for July, 2005

Newly minted uncle

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

My brother put this animated gif of my 3 week old neice up just for me, so I thought I’d share…

Trophy: Families face body searches (The Glass House Double-glazed 20/7/05)

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Police are frisking the families of the Bali Nine for hidden microphones and cameras during police visits. Channel Nine are said to have described a number of the families as “mike mules”. In fact, Mike Munro’s Mike Mules. The family members are going to be strictly forbidden from smuggling in cameras and microphones. Looks like […]

Burglar stuffed (The Glass House 13/7/05)

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

Get yer article here. In a classic Homer Simpson moment, a thief was caught trying to escape a Romanian pie shop after eating so many pies that he got stuck in the window. The thief had had a couple of close shaves previously, barely managing to stagger out of a liquor store he’d knocked over, […]

Court pulls plug on free music (The Glass House 13/7/05)

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

In a victory for the music industry, the US Supreme Court has ruled against online file-serving services Grokster and Morpheus for encouraging illegal downloading of songs. Regardless of whether or not the musicians themselves agree, the court considers that the online services encourage music piracy. But are file sharers really pirates? After all, the file […]

Curing jet lag (The Glass House 13/7/05)

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

This is the sort of article that the information below refers to. British Airways have begun a new study into solving the old problem of jet-lag. They’re hoping to encourage people’s body clocks to adjust to different time zones via the use of adjusted sleep patterns. When you’re supposed to be awake, stewardesses walk up […]

The Warnes’ ‘best of friends’ wish may prove an impossible dream (The Glass House 6/7/05)

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

The Age wants cash for this article too. You’ll get the gist. A number of high profile celebrities, including Shane Warne and Elle Macpherson, have recently split up but claim that they remain “the best of friends” with their former partners. Though apparently Warnie can have a lot of best friends. Relationship specialists say it […]

South Oz Youth Parliament (The Glass House 6/7/05)

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

Another batch of Blackwell/Holt nonsense for The Glass House. South Australian high school students now have a chance to do a subject which teaches them how to be a politican. Great. A high school full of Alexander Downers. When kids are politicians, does that mean at election time they have to kiss themselves? The Youth […]

Charities fear losing tax-free status (The Glass House 6/7/05)

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

The SMH has this article over here my friends. The Tax Office is cracking down on non-profit organisations, with a new list of criteria that charities have to satisfy to qualify for tax exemption. An organisation is not deemed charitable if its purpose is “propagating or promoting a particular point of view”, a fairly broad […]

Spanish law to rule out sexism (The Glass House 6/7/05)

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

The article in question is here. Spain is outlawing sexism, passing new legislation forcing husbands and wives to equally share housework, childrearing and care of the elderly. Spanish husbands have reacted with outrage, and will be protesting against it just as soon as they finish the ironing. Unfortunately the new laws are pretty hard to […]

Throwing phones just the beginning for Russ (cut from The Glass House 6/7/05)

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

Security camera footage has captured Russell Crowe’s hotel lobby outburst – and shown that throwing a phone was just the beginning. After the phone-throwing, Rusty followed up by hurling a ceramic vase, before taking a theatrical bow and assuming a karate stance. Russ says it’s all preparation for his new role in Cinderella Karate-Gladiator Phone-piffing […]

A couple of links

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

One day I’ll stick these over in Spam Storm, but for now you my beloved blogees can get them first. An Open Letter to the Kansas School Board. All hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster and His Noodly Appendage! The iFlea Over’n’out