2017.05.09 Barrels of Non-Halal Pork

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. - JFK

Show Notes


"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." [Remarks on the first anniversary of the Alliance for Progress, 13 March 1962] - JFK


Trough Man http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-09/in-search-of-trough-man-an-icon-of-sydneys-1980s-gay-scene/8496200

RIP (aka Things Coming to an End ... aka The End Times)

Polar bear cub

City v Country http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-07/city-claim-last-rights-over-country-in-mudgee/8504786

Lou 'the Lip' Richards http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-09/victorian-government-offers-state-funeral-for-lou-richards/8509292

The Media in Oz http://www.smh.com.au/business/media-and-marketing/private-equity-firm-tpg-approaches-fairfax-media-about-22-billion-demerger-20170507-gvzw2n.html

"News Corporation owned Foxtel could launch a takeover for Ten, subject the changes in media ownership laws" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-27/ten-network-struggles-to-survive-after-another-big-loss/8475774

Higher Education? Or not? Again? Should it even?



Dog chewing on a bone https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2017/may/1493560800/don-watson/new-tricks

Media blackout and the email dump. How should we think about it?

Voulez-vous m'appeler un macroniste?


Presidential election today http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39848999


Jakarta guv'nor got 2 years in prison for blasphemy on a massive f'n beat-up http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/05/09/ahok-verdict-irregular-setara.html

Filipayinzi (Xhosa for Philippines)

Mr Pilipinas is loco http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/defence/duterte-winds-back-us-military-exercise-continues-wooing-beijing/news-story/2707793a19739eed6252b396dceb4b17


Albanians in Macedonia and stuff ... and that. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39799208

Turkey and Germany



Getting hectic-r ...


Weather and Climate

Cold and dry. Reflecting the mood of the nation, a la Dalai Lama (in Bridges of Consciousness) on collective karmic weather effect.

Donna, Donna, Donna, Donna, can you hear the music playing ... in ... the city square https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqzGZ5AaeSs

Cyclone Donna http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-08/tropical-cyclone-donna-barrels-towards-new-caledonia/8507836

Bake at 26.5° for 24hrs http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00637.1

The Jackpot http://www.williamgibsonboard.com/topic/thoughts-about-flynn-s-peripheral-and-about-the-jackpot

The Nation's Capital

Bleb Snooten politicises a small Catholic school in Canberra whilst cutting his own political throat. In slow motion. In public. ...No one notices.

Budget: taxes for everyone!

Malcolm and Donald met. Fuck'n funny ...

Latham joins Leyjojaodnsaihfnhjelm in the Monster Raving Loony Party

George Christensen was a fat fuck. So he went to Kuala Lumpur.

Rumtown Gazette


Media ownership rules

Seppo Land

Kushner and Chinese visas Broadly ... visas for money? Australia does it ... and most of the money is probably dirty.


Ole Blighty

Phil drops the mic and walks off. Stick a fork in him. He's done.

Curious Fluids: Beer

Isinglass https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isinglass

Ambergris https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambergris

Beer Rationing in the ancient world http://www.ancient.eu/article/223/


The World Game

Up the FC!!

The Indigenous Game

  • Swans finally win one
  • The game is becoming like basketball
  • Port Adelaide and the Suns play in Shanghai this weekend

The Game They Play In Heaven

Tahs still suck, No decision yet on which Super team will get axed. http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/SuperRugby/rebels-could-still-be-cut-from-super-rugby-20170508

The Greatest Game Of All

Cocaine x 3 http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/roosters/shaun-kennydowall-stood-down-indefinitely-by-sydney-roosters-over-cocaine-bust/news-story/3871c68f40ac7f1437bb3f839cd2200c http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-06/man-allegedly-sold-cocaine-to-kiwis-captain-after-anzac-test/8503142 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-06/damian-keogh-cronulla-sharks-ceo-charged-over-drug-possession/8502698

The Olympic Circus

The Games' Games http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-06/john-coates-retains-australian-olympic-committee-presidency/8502672


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