Simon Taylor On Coffee (He’ll Be Appearing In Perth Next Week!)

Catch Simon Taylor in Perth on the following dates: 1st Nov: MC at Shapiro Tuesdays – Brisbane Hotel, Highgate 2nd Nov: Stand-up at Laugh Resort Comedy Club- Brass Monkey, Northbridge 3rd Nov: Stand-up at Comedy Lounge, The Charles Hotel, North Perth 4th Nov: Stand-up at Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den, Brisbane Hotel, Perth 5th Nov: Stand-up at Comedy Lounge, The Charles Hotel, North Perth The Perth Skeptics are having a dinner together before the gig on Thursday 4th – details on the official … [Read more...]

Australian Gay Sci-Fi Fandom TV Show – Outland

Thanks to Jason for this find - DigitalSpy: Outland's producer Laura Waters said: "[Production company] Princess Pictures is proud that closeted science fiction fans will finally have a voice and that a full family of gay Australian characters can go where they never ventured before - prime-time television." Outland is due to begin in Australia in February and is expected to air in the UK later in 2012. … [Read more...]

Amazing What A Snake Can Do To Your Mindframe (The Snap-Out Of It Playlist)

It's Friday. One of those Fridays where reading the latest Hyperbole and a Half is both awesome and yet rather sobering in that you look at it and go, 'Oh, not just me then.' And it's a Friday which is not exactly helped by someone cheerfully asking if you're going to be at some unspecified conference at the other end of the planet, which is only identifiable by an acronym that also happens to be an acronym for about a billion other things you've Googled that are not conferences and you're … [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 … [Read more...]

With Thanks To The Donors Choice Donors – Clinton Foundation Celebrity Brainstorm

Many, many thanks to all of you who donated to the Donors Choice FreeThought Bloggers. Seriously. $24,986 donated, 331 members and 16,418 students reached. My special, sincere thanks to Brian, John and the anonymous donors who helped my total of $418 with 8 projects, according to my page. For someone on the other side of the world from the USA, I'm glad that I played a part in encouraging education. Thanks all. … [Read more...]

Help PurpleFae Finish Up Her Frock Up For Frocktober!

Frocktober began in October 2007 when some friends in Geelong decided it was time to do something fun and quirky to raise funds for women’s health. We each donned a dress, went out to the pub, passed around a hat and raised $200. Frocktober was born. The Frocktober challenge is simple: to wear a dress to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer research. I know that the FreeThought bloggers have been drumming up support for the Freethought Blogs Donors Challenge, but at heart I'm all … [Read more...]

Finally – Conclusive Evidence Of Bigfoot

I knew being a skeptic would pay off one day. The truth has finally been revealed. This is with big thanks to Alom Shaha: … [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...]

Donors Choice – A Message From Women And Hands-On Science

Firstly - today in Melbourne at Embiggen Books! Check out the podcast interview!  The event is Contempt of Court: Unofficial Voices from the DOGS Australian High Court Case, 1981.  Not only is it a talk by the book’s author Jean Ely – popular Melbourne comedian Rod Quantock, activist and former politician Joan Coxsedge and Max Wallace, author and 2010 Global Atheist Convention presenter and Director of the Australia New Zealand National Secular Association will be there … [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...]

F’ing Magnets – And HOW Do They Work! (I Can Has Hoverboard?)

You've probably seen the news reports getting excited about hoverboards - Tel-Aviv University demos quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field. From Gizmondo: "An unidentified member of the university's Superconductivity Group School of Physics and Astronomy shows off the quantum locking, or quantum trapping, effects of a magnet that's been super cooled with liquid nitrogen. Now we've probably all seen demonstrations of super cooled magnets floating above a track before, with … [Read more...]


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