Top 100 XYZ Celebrity Programs ›

August 20th, 2009

Television is fast falling into obscurity thanks to the Internet, but it seems that television executives have decided to help aid their demise by constantly publishing trashy shows about inane celebrities that are, frankly, only celebrities because the media keep publishing trash about them.

In my darkest heart, I suspect it’s because there are hordes of alcohol-fuelled crazies out there munching on some half-cooked ready meal laced with salmonella in front of their television who actually care.

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Advertising that uses animals ›

August 18th, 2009

Computer-generated squirrels running around cleaning your home, birds tweeting daintily as they fly your laundry away, and cute little hedgehogs rolling around picking up rubbish with their spikes. Birds and butterflies flap through the house as the scents of nature are sprayed delicately into the air from a small plastic container, and a cute dog brings you your toilet roll to help you wipe your arse. Another CGI squirrel that looks like a superhero leaps through the air catching golden acorns that fall from a digital oak tree.

I guess the fox road-kill I saw this morning on my way to work was helping advertise Dunlop tyres.

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Mbeki explaining “Quiet Diplomacy” ›

May 16th, 2007

Today’s quote is from the Christian Science Monitor, which gives a revealing look into the reasons why Africa refuses to reign in Mugabe. Most South Africans look at Mbeki’s so called “Quiet Diplomacy” (or “softly, slowly” approach) in relation to Zimbabwe, and scratch their heads in disbelief: matters have progressively gotten worse with censorship of the press, human-rights abuses and land evictions, intimidation, beatings, a crumbling economy with ever increasing inflation, poverty and unemployment.

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Bottled Water ›

May 8th, 2007

Ever wonder what you’re really drinking when you pick up that bottled water? And I don’t just mean what’s in the water: where’s it come from? What’s its impact? What’s its future? These questions have been bugging me, so I set out to discover the answers. Turns out, there’s a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t buy bottled water any more. So, here’s the seven deadly sins of bottled water.

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Quote of the Day: Albert Einstein on Bees ›

April 16th, 2007

Today’s quote is via the German newspaper, Spiegel Online, and concerns the recent alarming reports of the destruction of German (and American) bee populations. In it, they refer to Albert Einstein as saying:

If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.

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RIP Kurt Vonnegut ›

April 12th, 2007

Human beings will be happier – not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That’s my utopia.

Kurt Vonnegut,  born November 11, 1922 and died at the age of 84 on April 11, 2007. If you don’t know who he is, read his book Slaughterhouse Five.