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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLdDgNh3pFI ABC-TV comedian and magic-tragic Lawrence Leung has teamed up with award-winning illusionist Simon Coronel to conjure a series of mind-bending videos to accompany this year’s triple j Hottest 100 theme of “Magic”. Read more

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slZnfC-V1SY&feature=player_embedded Unrelated – new article out on Curiouser and Curiouser soon. Read more

“Sometimes these FB posts can hurt… and there’s simply no witty comment you can make in reply.” Tomorrow, work begins – I’ll see you when it’s all done. Until then, I’ll post a few links to things that are happening, but won’t be blogging “properly” for a while. I hope you’ll promote them, if you like them. Be kind to each other. Read more

Now out on the Token Skeptic podcast (with transcript link very soon!): January 21st 2012 is the date for a summer SkeptiCamp in Victoria. It is being run by the Great Ocean Road Skeptics, and will be held at the Aireys Inlet Community Centre from 10:30am to 6pm on Saturday 21st. Registration is free, as per usual for Skepticamps, and also includes a BBQ lunch, free coffee all day and a paranormal winetasting to wrap up the day! Head to http://summerskepticamp.eventbrite.com for more… Read more

This is a group that I started a few years back (in 2009!) – and thanks to the wonderful people involved, there’s a few things happening for the first half of the year that I’ll pass on: Book Club Meetup: Sleights of Mind Fri Jan 13 6:30 PM RSVP on the Perth Skeptics site. The next book for the Skeptics Book Club is Sleights of Mind by Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde. NB: You must RSVP to get more details… Read more

Sunday Morning Survey – Would this be a good exercise incentive? Thanks to Swoopy for this find. Running Game & Audio Adventure: Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android. We deliver the story straight to your headphones through orders and voice recordings – and back home, you can build and grow your base with the items you’ve collected. Read more

Classical Masterpieces for Solo Guitar – Guitarrista by Bridget Mermikides. I would highly recommend the final track El Ultimo Tremolo (Live), but then I’d feel weird for not equally highly recommending all the other tracks, because they’re brilliant too. For example, a very popular solo arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy appears in Guitar Techniques Magazine. You can buy the album from bandcamp, at Bridget – Guitarrista. Read more

Personally, I was taught ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’ as a useful timing device for when doing CPR. Which reminds me, I’ll be doing a refresher course in First Aid post-January. Having helped someone who hurt themselves, it is worth it. Read more

Neil Davies’ shirt is available on RedBubble. Read more


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