Scientists are predicting that this year will be the coldest year of the decade. It has been friggin’ cold up here in the Northern Hemisphere for my southern-dwelling friend. Got news for youno sunspots. Not a one. Remember the last time that happened? Well, not unless you’re 400 or something, but it got cold – for years. Buy stocks in a fleece company.

A woman has spent a year doing everything Oprah says to do  in the name of ‘art’, and by ‘art’ we mean getting her face in the media and getting a book deal. At the end of the year she’s become an Oprah Drone without realising it. You know who wins in the name of Oprah vs. ironic post-feminist art? Oprah, baby, that’s who.

Here’s an interview of Ed Benedict done by John Kricfalusi. Who’s Ed Benedict? The guy who invented The Flintstones (as well as Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Huckleberry Hound….). Who’s John Kricfalusi? The guy who invented Ren and Stimpy. Read on.

Someone at Burger King needs to read up on Orientalism and Colonialism. Bleah. Someone needs to do a Festival Of The Chicken on these guys. (I’m not making that up!)

That economic rescue package thingy has grown to $8.5 trillion. That’s eight and a half trillion dollars, or a crap-load of money. So what happens when you extrapolate the eventual cost of something else the Bush administration is responsible for, such as the Iraq War, onto the bailout? $595 TRILLION. One piece of good news is that it now costs peanuts to hire a cargo ship…. errrmmm…

Don’t worry, the CEOs got paid

Greenland’s not the only place where storm clouds are gathering. Try Italy, where education cutbacks are threatening the future of society. Try Europe as a whole, where immigration policy threatens to destabilize the region. Try Thailand where violent protests are just a moment away – still. Try Pakistan, where violence and chaos are growing day by day. It threatens the whole region. Try my sunny homeland, Australia, where the government is really going to bring in Internet filtering. Thankfully people aren’t going to take it lying down.

So, a year on from the Nova collapse. Wow, a lot has happened!

In Tokyo, tourists have been barred from the famous Tsujiki fish markets for a month. They can’t keep their greasy mits off the merchandise, or their camera flashes off apparently.

I remember back in the late 80s when mildly rascist commentators went berzerk over how the Japanese were going to buy everything – and it didn’t happen. Now it’s the turn of the Chinese.

I don’t agree with the Catholic church about most things, but I can agree with them about this; Disney is evil and should be wiped from the Earth.

Steve McQueen has been dead for nearly thirty years and is still cooler than anyone – except perhaps Stephen Colbert.

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