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Terror-prevention pen (The Glass House 25/10/06)

The Internet, home of genius ideas, has a new one – the Terror Prevention Pen. Each pen sold from “Infidel’s Revenge” contains pig’s blood, so any suicide bomber blowing you up gets covered with pig’s blood – damning their soul for eternity. It’s so convenient – at last, you can stop lugging that pig around. […]

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U.S. sentiment analysis (The Glass House 25/10/06)

The US Department of Homeland Security is developing software to monitor negative opinions of the US or its leaders in overseas media, in order to identify potential threats. Great. Now the US will invade you if you have WMDs – Words of Much Disliking. The software looks for patterns from numerous sources of information that […]

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Italian pollies dope dupes (The Glass House 25/10/06)

An Italian TV satire program sprung a surprise hidden drug test on the country’s parliamentarians – and found that 16 out of 50 had taken cocaine or cannabis in the last 36 hours. It’s a slightly misleading statistic as the tests were conducted the day after “Pollies Week”. The program told the pollies that they […]

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What to do with the ex’s prezzies (The Glass House 25/10/06)

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Wil’s monologue (The Glass House 18/10/06)

IRAQ TILL 2010 John Howard has suggested Australian troops will be in Iraq until at least 2010. You remember his promise that we’d be there “months, not years”. Yeah, hundreds of months. Howard said that if we pull out there’ll be “chaos and carnage”. But if we stay, there’ll only be a couple of hundred […]

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Fencing in the Iraqis (The Glass House 18/10/06)

Saudi Arabia are building a 900 kilometre high-tech fence all the way along their border with Iraq. The wall includes large sand barriers, two barbed wire fences, a pyramid of barbed wire in the middle of 33 metres of sand dotted with underground motion sensors, and a sign that says “Beware of the Dog”. It’s […]

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The Nude Bomb (The Glass House 11/10/06)

Jamaah Islamiah’s spiritual leader Abu Bakar Bashir has said that naked women are more dangerous than the Bali bombings. If he’d had his way, the Bali bombers would have just packed the Sari Club with hot nude chicks – that’d teach the Western infidels a thing or two! The Sari Club was full of scantily-clad […]

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The skills to steal the bills (The Glass House 11/10/06)

A British study suggests that thieves should be classed as expert professionals alongside surgeons and pilots, because they performed complicated tasks automatically and with a high degree of skill. I agree, burglars would make great surgeons – who can forget the Great Tumour Heist of 98? I think some burglars are already surgeons; remember when […]

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Smurfy boxer (The Glass House 11/10/06)

German boxing champion Arthur Abraham of Armenia faces legal action if he continues to wear a Smurf hat and enter the ring to Smurf music. A spokesmurf said, “This smurf can’t just smurf around smurfing like he smurfs the smurf! It’s a smurfing smurf for smurfing out smurf!” At least, they think he’s going to […]

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Don’t forget your kid (The Glass House 11/10/06)

A flight from Samoa to Sydney was delayed last week when ground staff asked the passengers whether anybody had left a baby girl in the departure lounge. The forgetful parents claimed her. “To be honest, I’d forgotten we even had a child.” It was an understandable mistake; they’d just bought a new daughter duty-free. The […]

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Wil’s monologue (The Glass House 4/10/06)

JOHNNY’S SHARED VALUES John Howard says that we can only beat terrorism if all Australians have “shared values”. That’s “shearing shared values”. / Although he may have said “shed values”. Like cursing the old swagger with a bare bellied yo. Howard and Beazley certainly share values – well, at least they’re sharing the word “values”. […]

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Making Ministers accountable? Are you mad? (The Glass House 4/10/06)

NSW Opposition Leader Peter Debnam has pledged to introduce laws so that Ministers who underperform will be docked $55,000. Of course they plan to repeal it if they actually win Government… Ministers will have their pay heavily reduced unless they can demonstrate they’ve stacked at least one branch, accepted their minimum amount of kickbacks, and […]

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Musos boycott Iraq (The Glass House 4/10/06)

Tim Freedman of The Whitlams has boycotted playing for Australian troops in Iraq. Shame, really – he could have rewritten “Blow Up The Pokies” as “Blow Up Iraqis”. Freedman was asked but decided not to go because he didn’t agree with the war. Besides which, not one Whitlams album has even charted in Iraq. As […]

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Terrorism scares the kiddies (The Glass House 4/10/06)

A new study of six to twelve year olds has found that their top fears now include bombs and terrorists, which wasn’t the case 20 years ago. Probably the same with adults come to think of it. Even in a world of terrorists and warfare though, kids are still most scared of being hit by […]

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Cow accents (The Glass House 4/10/06)

Irish farmers are claiming cows have accents, causing debate at the “World’s Most Beautiful Cow” contest. Farmers say most people can’t hear the accents, but they herd them clearly… herd, geddit? It’s obvious isn’t it? Irish cows go “Moo”, whereas English cows go “Moo”. Couldn’t be more different. There are several distinct cow accents here […]

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Newsweek covers around the world (cut from The Glass House 4/10/06)

Last week’s Newsweek covers (even more ironic given that this week’s US one reads “The Price of Denial”…) It’s a disgrace! Right across the world people are being denied the critical facts about Annie Liebowitz’s life! In pictures! The Afghanistan cover of Newsweek had the same picture, but the headline read “Hail to our Glorious […]