clappamungus: (Stewie dance)
[livejournal.com profile] xraytheenforcer directed me to this a while ago:

(how, as an Aussie, I missed this and was informed by an American of its existence bemuses me, but anyway)

So, I now present you with this:



I wanted to make it into a user icon, but my old port-of-call for this sort of thing has been taken off the intertwats, and I can't be bothered looking up another one...
clappamungus: (Lab Rats)
Last week, another SoT, but the special guest didn't show as she had a last-minute emergency (or, she had an exam the next day. That's an emergency). So it was just the regular crew.

Download here

Topics covered:

End of an era - final launch of the Space Shuttle Program (youtube);
I brought up space elevators, because I'm contrary like that;
Australian eruptions overdue......but also why it's probably not all that likely to be much of a problem in the near future;
The Irish ancestry of polar bears;
NASA borrows from Dune - the first accessories for drinking your own waste in space!;
Setting the record straight is almost impossible - the effects of misinformaiton on memory;
and finally, one that later caused a bit of controversy from someone I know: Greenpeace protesters destroy a GM wheat trial.

On the final one, my views on GM food are complicated. I don't think they're the great evil as every greenie on the planet seems to think, but I think the technology is a bit too dangerous to be put into the hands of greedy multinationals. Moreover, I don't buy that "GM will feed the world" line. The problem, as it's always been, is distribution, not nutritional value of the food or ease of growth. And on that, more food will lead to exploding populations, which will cause more problems of food shortages. It's...fucking complicated, and an emotional issue.

That being said, I have no problem with using GM technology to fiddle with plants to make them more profitable, provided that potential harm to the environment around these crops can be shown to be minimal or non-existent. I certainly have no problem with eating GM-derived foodstuffs, as they've almost overwhelmingly been shown to be harmless. Just don't get me started on Monsanto...

Also on that, I hate Greenpeace. I hate their narrow-minded, black-and-white view of the world. I hate the fact that they can somehow get away with wholesale damage like this and not be held to account. People's research money, and students' research projects, were no doubt affected by this act of idiocy.

Anyway, /soapbox.

Also, Penny was in Western Australia last week, and got some cool pictures of thrombolites (which we may have referred to as "stromatolites" in the podcast, which are similar but not the same) from Lake Clifton, near Bunbury


This week, we're recording on Wednesday, and have another special guest. Who will turn up. Hopefully.
clappamungus: (Classic *head-desk*)
An ad on my elgay...



I really have to get a paid account so I don't see the horror of ads like these
clappamungus: (Classic *head-desk*)
Sign up to the Australian Army!
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Don't know the difference between "your" and "you are"? Don't worry! OUR PROOFREADERS DON'T EITHER!!
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Be an illiterate tit with the rest of our fine, fighting soldiers!
clappamungus: (The Great Storkening of 2006!)
BRING IT ON!

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Oh yeah. That's what I'm talking about. I've been waiting for warmer temperatures for waaaaaay too long.

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clappamungus: (The Great Storkening of 2006!)
Apparently it's going to be 20 degrees (C) today...

FINALLY. WINTER'S GETTING THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!

I'm definitely leaving work early-ish today.

EDIT DAAAAAAAMN IIIIIIITTTTTT...

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What this doesn't show is the FUCKING RAIN...

I suspect this would not have been as much of a shock had I actually looked at the forecast.

Score!

Jul. 17th, 2009 04:54 pm
clappamungus: (Default)
This is where Left of Crazy are playing in mid-September.

Googlemap of Tote

The implications of this just hit me.

Nerves...yes. But bloody hell, I'm looking forward to this!
clappamungus: (Blackadder)
Sat 7 Feb Melbourne temp


Yes, I love heat. But this was murder.

Poor old [livejournal.com profile] rin_tin_tin_ got the worst of it, though...

Well, not including the poor bastards out in the rural areas who got caught in the bushfires.
clappamungus: (Stewie dance)
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PWNAGE.

Thank Christ for that.

Now off to the pub.
clappamungus: (Hug?)
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clappamungus: (Douse)
Time for another disturbing screenshot.

Is this woman not REALLY FUCKING EERIE LOOKING????
ANOTHER creepy ad


I shudder.
clappamungus: (Kill Him!)
Creepy ad


She has the "I'm doing this for money, in case you can't tell" look; he is....yeah. No words.
clappamungus: (Drawn Together - Toot)
Jilted wife auctions off evidence of hubby's indiscretions.

And just for when Yahoo! takes this news item off its servers, here it is listed on Australia's Best of Ebay. Hopefully for posterity.

And now for a screenshot. )

EDIT almost 7 months later
THEY TOOK BOTH DAMN SITES DOWN! GAH.

So here's a Yahoo message board thing about it...

and the Hun's version.

Text if it ever does go down )

Hopefully that covers all bases.
clappamungus: (Lil' Johnny)
...ok, that's a lie.

Try-Hard White Supremacist

Friends. Romans. Quadrupeds. Go forth and do what you must.
clappamungus: (Drawn Together - Toot)
What.

THE HELL....?

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