Archive for October, 2008

Good Next Week (Good News Week 20/10/08: closing)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Tues, Oct. 21 On Tuesday, Malcolm Turnbull will talk at the Business Awards in Sydney. He’s not there as a speaker, he’ll just be sitting up the back heckling. On Tuesday, Malcolm Turnbull will talk at the Business Awards in Sydney. And the major prize this year is a shot at the Liberal leadership! Thurs, […]

And in the last couple of months… (Good News Week 13/10/08: monologue)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Sorry about the long break – we were sucked into a blackhole created by the Large Hadron Collider, and spent the last 9 weeks climbing out of our own armpits backwards through time. Not an experience I’ve had since my uni days. Well, it took the collapse of the global economy, but we’re back! Channel […]

Eating Skippy for Our Grandkiddies (Good News Week 13/10/08: What’s the Story)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The release of Ross Garnaut’s final report on climate change has revealed a disconnection between what Australians needs to do and are willing to do. Aussies are prepared to pay 10 bucks a month more for electricity rather than the 40 that Garnaut says we will need to. Still, with that extra 30 bucks a […]

Judo Putin (Good News Week 13/10/08: What’s the Story)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has released an instructional judo DVD. Putin’s a black belt in judo – in fact he’s never been defeated. At least not by anyone still alive. As if Putin wasn’t scary enough already. Not only is Putin a master at Judo, he’s also great at Ludo, Cluedo, and Uno, too. […]

Schoolyard Henson (Good News Week 13/10/08: Don’t Quote Me)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Furore has erupted over the revelation that controversial photographer Bill Henson was allowed access to primary school grounds without parental permission. But apparently it had proven very difficult to track down his parents. Because there’s nothing worse than young children being exposed to someone whose work is on the curriculum. Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull […]

Presidential smears (Good News Week 13/10/08: Don’t Quote Me)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

With the U.S. Presidential election just a few weeks away, things are getting ugly, with Republicans attacking Barack Obama for past associations and Democrats threatening to retaliate. Well! I never thought I’d see the day where politicians began attacking their opponents! Republican vice-presidential candidate and pitbull-with-lipstick Sarah Palin said Obama “pals around with terrorists”. Apparently […]

Kindy kids are our gambling future (Good News Week 13/10/08: Up-cut)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Internet gaming sites are using kindergarten kids in marketing material for more PC gambling terminals in clubs. The campaign acts as a reminder to venue operators that once patrons have run out of money they can still gamble their children. / can still take their first-borns. The marketing materials feature pictures of kindy-age kids, or […]

Risky Testosterone (Good News Week 13/10/08: Up-cut)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Researchers at Harvard have discovered that risky financial investments are linked to above-average levels of testosterone. No wonder the stock market’s such a cock-up. / balls-up. / totally rooted. / thoroughly fucked. Masculine features like prominent jaws and cheekbones are also related to irrational risk taking. If you are looking for a safe investment, choose […]

Wedding Cheeseburger (Good News Week 13/10/08: Strange But True)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

When Tom and Kerry Watts got married in Norwich, they had their dream wedding cake – a 20 kilogram cheeseburger. And when they left the chapel, everyone threw fries. So beautiful. It was a wedding with the lot. And the champagne was watered-down and filled to the brim with ice. An English couple had as […]

Delicious Nuts in a Scrotum (Good News Week 13/10/08: Strange But True)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Serbian chef Ljubomir Erovic has brought out a new multimedia cookbook entirely consisting of testicle recipes. At last – I’m so sick of eating them raw. His balls are amazing. And his recipes aren’t bad either. Testes are delicious! And self-saucing! / The best thing about cooking with testicles is they’re self-saucing. His recipes are […]

Good Next Week (Good News Week 13/10/08: closing)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Tues, Oct. 14 On Tuesday, Wayne Carey will face U.S. court for assaulting police. His best chance, and it’s a long shot, is to try to convince the courts it was actually Jim Carrey. Wayne Carey will trial in the U.S. for assaulting police, but his defence will collapse when he attacks the judge. / […]