It’s Not The T-Shirt That Needs Changing

February 26th, 2006 | researchmaterial

Australian Greens senator Kerry Nettle says she is sorry if her rosaries/ovaries T-shirt offended anyone, but pledged to wear it again.

Senator Nettle wore the “Mr Abbott get your rosaries off my ovaries” T-shirt earlier this week as the Senate started its emotion-charged debate over who should control the abortion drug RU486.

“It’s not the T-shirt that needs changing, it’s the prime minister’s attitude, which we are seeing increasingly is about bringing fundamentalist religious views into the parliament. Religion has no place in politics, and religion has no place in a decision for a women about what drug is safe for her to use.”

(Found by Rachel Young, thanks)


On Sports TV

February 25th, 2006 | brainjuice

I will never understand why they televise motor racing. It’s duller to watch even than golf. A dozen highly-trained charisma-free planks in high-powered darts that handle like vacuum cleaners drawing a best-fitting line through a boring racetrack fifty times and the same three blokes always win. Give me the cross-country rally any day. I remember watching one where the driver was killing his navigator. The suspension had gone, and the driver was bracing himself against the steering wheel over the bumps and ditches and jumps. But the navigator had nothing to brace against. There was an in-car camera with mic, and you could hear the guy screaming every time the car hit the dirt, until he lost the power of speech entirely, and just laid there, jerking. He had to be carried out of the car by medics at the next stop — because god forbid the driver should pull over or anything. I have a feeling that was the navigator who later died when the driver rolled his car.

Bring back Christians vs Lions, that’s what I say. That’d be some television. Don’t lie to me. You only watch the Winter Olympics to see the skiers wipe out on the downhill slopes. I’d wear that shirt and go to the sports bar.

“I’m a Lions fan!”

“Me too!”

“Have you ever met a Christians fan?”

“Only in Oklahoma and South Dakota. But they say God invented lions anyway, so they’re kind of torn. Which is funny, really, because that’s what happens to the Christians on a Saturday afternoon anyway…”

I should be running a TV network. I would crush the opposition. Also, see them driven before me and hear the lamentation of their women.

“Les Moonves, what is best in life?”

“To crush Jeff Zucker, see him driven before me, and hear the lamentation of his women.” Now that’d be a press conference worth attending. Les Moonves in a loincloth, collar and tie, waving a broadsword stained with the blood of failed sitcoms. Standing on a pile of dead ugly middle-aged Italian guys with inexplicably hot wives.

Send me all the money now.

(x-post/Bad Signal)


[BAD SIGNAL]What Is That Thing In The Sky?

February 25th, 2006 | FeedWordPress

bad signal
WARREN

It's the sun.  We haven't seen that
since November.  There are 
blinded people all over Southend
today.

I will never understand why they
televise motor racing.  It's duller
to watch even than golf.  A dozen
highly-trained charisma-free
planks in high-powered darts that
handle like vacuum cleaners drawing
a best-fitting line through a boring
racetrack fifty times and the same
three blokes always win.  Give me
the cross-country rally any day.
I remember watching one where
the driver was killing his navigator.
The suspension had gone, and
the driver was bracing himself
against the steering wheel over the
bumps and ditches and jumps.  But
the navigator had nothing to brace
against.  There was an in-car 
camera with mic, and you could
hear the guy screaming every time
the car hit the dirt, until he lost the
power of speech entirely, and just
laid there, jerking.  He had to be
carried out of the car by medics
at the next stop -- because god
forbid the driver should pull over
or anything.  I have a feeling that
was the navigator who later died
when the driver rolled his car.

Bring back Christians vs Lions, that's
what I say.  That'd be some television.
Don't lie to me.  You only watch the
Winter Olympics to see the skiers
wipe out on the downhill slopes. 
I'd wear that shirt and go to the
sports bar.  "I'm a Lions fan!"  "Me
too!"  "Have you ever met a
Christians fan?"  "Only in Oklahoma
and South Dakota.  But they say
God invented lions anyway, so
they're kind of torn.  Which is funny,
really, because that's what happens
to the Christians on a Saturday
afternoon anyway..."

I should be running a TV network.
I would crush the opposition.  Also,
see them driven before me and
hear the lamentation of their
women.

"Les Moonves, what is best in life?"
"To crush Jeff Zucker, see him
driven before me, and hear the
lamentation of his women."  Now
that'd be a press conference
worth attending.  Les Moonves in
a loincloth, collar and tie, waving
a broadsword stained with the 
blood of failed sitcoms.  Standing on
a pile of dead ugly middle-aged
Italian guys with inexplicably hot
wives.

Send me all the money now.


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FLUPOCALYPSE: France

February 25th, 2006 | researchmaterial

France has confirmed the deadly bird flu virus H5N1 has been found on a turkey farm in the east of the country.

It is the first time a European Union farm has been infected. France has already had cases in two wild ducks.