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Consumerism Sport

Tipping, tissues, etc

8 out of 8. 8 out of 8. 8 out of 8. 8 out of 8. 8 out of 8. 8 out of 8. 8 out of 8. So there. (Hey, I’m doing appallingly badly at the footy tipping this year; I’ve got to celebrate when I can.) While at Southland yesterday I found a […]

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News and events

The war on terror goes on… or does it?

It occurs to me that if one is to wage a war on terror, it could do with not playing second fiddle to the war in Iraq. While Saddam was a ruthless tyrant, and eventually the Iraqi people might maybe be left with a peaceful democracy, I think we all know now that all that Coalition Of the Willing muscle-flexing had very little impact on terrorist activity, because the Iraqi regime was not a threat to western countries. The WMD thing was quite clearly a crock.

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News and events

London

London’s one of my favourite cities, which makes today’s events all the more shocking. Obviously it’s too early to know the cause with any certainty, but with multiple blasts around London, it does look like terrorism. Londoners, the world is watching, and I’m sure I’m not alone in sending our best wishes.

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Clothes

What (not) to wear

I was standing in Myer looking at coats, accompanied by my very own “What Not To Wear” Trinny and Susannah — only these two were called Marita and Justine. They spurned the jacket I was considering, instead pointing out a more expensive one. I tried it on. “That’s a very good coat Daniel.” “It is.” […]

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Doctor Who

Doctor Who 2005: the first half

Quick reviews of the first seven episodes: 1. Rose — A harmless romp, introducing the characters and concepts for new viewers, and reminding us oldsters too. Thank goodness not too much emphasis was on the baggage from the old series, something the 1996 telemovie fell victim to, thus alienating half the audience. 2. The End […]

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Consumerism

Recycled tissues vanish

It would seem that my favourite brand of tissue — the only recycled ones on sale — has disappeared from the supermarket shelves — both Coles and Safeway. I do switch to the softer Kleenex’s (non-recycled) aloe-vera and eucalyptus tissues at times of extreme snottiness, but for daily use the recycled tissues are pretty good. […]

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Consumerism

Sale time is over

Well, the end-of-financial-year sale season has drawn to a close, so it’s time to re-count the bargain buys of the last couple of weeks, and start dreading next month’s credit card bill. A new suit from my favourite expressive expensive but nice businessy-wear shop (I’ve had nice trousers and jackets before, but this is my […]