Appearing on the 98.9 Queensland radio station – an Indigenous, government funded radio station – Meryl Dorey is now advising the listeners in rural and remote areas on vaccinations. Here’s some of the transcript that I’ve made: Tiga Bayles: Today I have an interesting guest with an interesting topic; we’re talking about freedom of speech, the right to make free and informed decisions or give free and informed consent. We’re not talking about just black fellas today or First Nation peoples we’re… Read more

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Notice the picture? Get filming! Oh – and this? THIS is the most amazing blog-post on Bigfoot I’ve ever read. Seriously. Go check it out: Sasquatch watchers following Bigfoot blogs for the latest news on their favorite subject – “New on this scene in the last few years is the community of Bigfoot bloggers… ” This blog-post is for certain relatives of the female persuasion who ALL. Have. Birthdays. this time of the year. Yeesh. I am putting a dash of tomato… Read more

I like posting these; there’s been a few that have caught my eye in the past as a “clever idea” (certainly the one on the great vaccination debate – and who can go past XKCD’s laborious efforts to get across complex topics like the economy visually?) This one, however, has had an interesting impact (note – click to embiggen): “The response to Fast Company’s recent feature story, “The Case for Girls,” has been incredible. First, digital agency AKQA’s mock ad campaign… Read more

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Sunday Morning Survey – Up Early Because A Friend Is Having Birthday Brunch In About Two Hours And I Am Going To Collapse For The Rest Of The Day So I Might As Well Exercise The Brain Cells At Least Once Before Then. Someone in the comments (hello!) for another post was rather surprised and thrilled to notice that I referenced Alom Shaha. In fact, Alom Shaha is coming to my home town, to the Perth Writers Festival – so… Read more

First – Penn & Teller… …then Tim Minchin. Read more

Hayley Stevens has been a marvel at getting people to attend QEDCon; she’s already run several successful fundraising efforts since late September to get as many skeptics on low-incomes to the science event QEDcon (held in Manchester next March 10th & 11th) as she can. Now there’s a first-in offer that’s open to disabled persons (or people), as a gesture by Chris (aka ‘Gonz Blinko’) who can no longer attend QEDCon: Rather than getting people to apply for these tickets that’ll… Read more

Thanks to Josh for this find. Facebook link. ‘Jedi Ninjas’ a Team2X production. Directed by James Mark and Justin Lovell. Concept & produced by James Mark and Yung Lee (GakAttack). Action Designed by and Featuring Team2x. Visual FX by Yung Lee (GakAttack) Read more

And a happy birthday to Barbara! Read more


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