On Nationalism – By Matt Rodgers And George Hrab

This is by local Curtin uni student (and master of the kinetic typography video - he did my Little Sugar Pills video that was shown at the Sydney SkeptiCamp and the Stephen Fry 'Language' video that went viral) - Matt Rodgers. Using audio of entertaining musician and podcaster George Hrab this piece is a look at nationalism, partiatism, jingoism and the fine line that divides pride and prejudice. If you enjoy listening to this then have a look at George’s podcast the Geologic Podcast. … [Read more...]

Saturday Night Palsy – TISM

Just because. Have a good weekend. … [Read more...]

Simon Taylor Rocks Perth!

Just got home and I am tired. Mostly worn out from laughing. Excellent show, brilliant company - thanks very, very much to David Frank for getting us all organised to catch Simon Taylor's comedy gig in Perth!He's still doing shows over the next two nights and here's the details:4th Nov: Stand-up at Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den, Brisbane Hotel, Perth 5th Nov: Stand-up at Comedy Lounge, The Charles Hotel, North PerthThe Book Club meetup for the Demon Haunted World is on Friday, November 4, 2011, … [Read more...]

Jon Ronson Gets His Own ‘Friday’ Song

Jon Ronson visits a man named Patrice Wilson who was responsible for the YouTube music hit 'Friday' by Rebecca Black. The video achieved over 200m views, and he believes he can do it again. Jon Ronson is treated to a track made by Patrice Wilson just for him. … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Links Of Love – This Stephen Fry Walked Into Embiggen Bookshop…

Wednesday’s Links Of Love – Because I Just Got A Cat To The Vet And There Was Nothing Wrong Except For The Effort Of Getting A Cat To The Vet, So Here's Some Links To Recover From That Experience.Cat's okay, in case you were wondering. Just rather miffed that he got put into a box.Anyway. I was chatting to a friend on Google+ today (which considering my earlier grumbles about it's very existence with the post To Google + Or Not To Google +?, I'm fairly convinced that their chats are a deter … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Muse – The Behind-The-Scenes At The Museum Ninja Edition

Monday Morning Muse - Because This Light-Headed Feeling Must Be Good For Something Other Than Looking at A Photo Of A Cat And Going Nyaaaaaaaaannnnnnn.But first, let us hail the ninja. Long live the ninja. The full report can be found on the website: http://improvintoronto.com.Thinks that got me thinging? Or something like that. My brain, it went pop:ALL HALLOW'S READ on All Hallow's Eve - the author Neil Gaiman has created a new tradition: give scary books out to kids on Halloween. I am … [Read more...]

Melbourne Musician Shelley Segal – On Radio And On Atheism!

I'm hoping I'll see her around the Global Atheist Convention next year! Shelley Segal, whose song "Saved" has started to get some rave reviews already.In this interview for radio 3CR, she's talking about the upcoming "An Atheist Album" and plays an acoustic version of one of the tracks 'Eve' (lyrics follow after the jump): … [Read more...]

Girl With A Pearl Earring – With Just A Pen…

If you're reading this? Donate! Go on, donate, help push my tally over the $400 mark- if just three people can get projects going and make the tally go this far, I'm certain even a small donation to Math with Words or Did You Know That? or Time For Current Events will make a big difference to students and schools. It all ends this Saturday!It's amazing how it's done with just one single line. Just one. All in spirals for a Faber Castell ad campaign. … [Read more...]

The Great Vaccination Debate Infographic

From The Great Vaccination Debate Infographic, created by MedicalCodingCareerGuide.com, thanks to @JAlbietz (who got it from @ImmunizeCOKids, and so forth...).Created by: Medical Coding Career Guide … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Muse – Taking A Break From Reality

Monday Morning Muse – Because Even When I Can't See Straight Or Breathe Without Chemicals, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.I'm still unwell. I know, I know - I should be offline and working on getting better. Remember the old days? Didn't matter if you were missing a leg, it was more important to get the job done: “What if you were sleeping?” I had stupidly asked. “So get up and answer it,” she’d answered while filing down a scraggly nail. “Sitting down to a really fancy meal?” “Be like every other Ne … [Read more...]

Unwell And The Links That Don’t Help Much (A Bill Cosby Drumming Interlude)

I have a cold. I've just written the Sunday post that I'll schedule for tomorrow morning... but I thought that I should write something here.Something.Oh god my head hurts. And I feel awful as I'm letting someone down about a meeting tomorrow but I don't think I should drive a car let alone be typing anything other than pls get hdache tablts thx into my phone.I could post you links to illusionist Derren Brown talking to Philosopher, author and Open University lecturer Nigel Warburton about … [Read more...]