2014.04.22 Bazza O'Farrell, Nifty Nev and Son of Bruce

NSW political deaths, ANZAC Day and Science

Show Notes


Two political deaths in NSW this week, Bazz O'Farrell and Nifty Nev.

Fat man with a beard - both Harry Halibut and Barry O'Farrell devilishly handsome.

Is 1959 Grange any good?

Di Girolamo.

Queensland Govt polling residents about budgetary issues.

Cruise ship terminal at The Spit.

Angry Anderson's grand-daughter Tiffany (or Brandi) - and her tattoos.

Son of Bruce.

Lifesavers and life guards.

Nifty dead - Balmain boys do cry now.

Malcolm Turnbull before he went full Tory.

NSW politics = foetid ooze.

Lulworth House, Elizabeth Bay.

Dementia's apparent bias towards higher socio-economic groups.

West Australia should secede - seriously, just go.

High speed rail.


Sydney Airport's first right of refusal to operate.

Max Moore-Wilton.

The Game.

ANZAC day.

Poorly defined secular virtue.

Gallipoli, the movie.

Australia needs icons?

Jingoism, flag-draped youths.

Southern Cross tattoos.


Political shift in the West.

Rupert's gift to the world - xenophobia, prejudice, racism - Fox, News of the World, Australian newspapers.

On the Psychology of Military Incompetence.

BBC's World War One website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww1.

99 years ago was the first use of chlorine gas on a battlefield.

Televising the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

The problems of Big Science.

Commercial interests, ethics, giant studies, pop-up fake journals, etc etc.

"We've arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces." (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pysBRFlln0 ).


Red Bull, the brand.

Red Bull's life-threatening sports sponsorship.

It's not gravity that kills you, it's the ground.

Crucifixion in the Philippines.

Mandates and Womandates.

(not necessarily in that order)

Rise up, commentariat ...

comments powered by Disqus