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Above/Below can now be purchased as an Ebook, for those of you who would like to do so. Link. In other news for the book, I'm actually working on doing a small reading of it. Finding the time to do it has been a bit of a...

Here's a comic about Medevedev and Putin playing World of Warcraft together: The HSC finally began today and I, for one, am glad, since my mind has gone numb reading the same essays and doing practice exams again and again. Hopefully by the end of the...

I am reposting this because of the obvious reasons, of course: Originally posted by at Mississippi Personhood AmendmentOriginally posted by at Mississippi Personhood AmendmentOriginally posted by at Mississippi Personhood AmendmentOriginally posted by at Mississippi Personhood AmendmentOkay, so I don't usually do this, but this...

Today is my birthday. I am, though it seems hard to imagine, thirty-five. People do nice things on my birthday, mostly for me, sometimes for themselves, and I'm cool, either way. But I don't hugely need or want anything, and if you'd like to do something...

Watching Australian politics of late is like watching ritual suicide: it's slow, detailed, and ends painfully. Not so long ago, the Labor Government's ridiculous plan to process asylum seekers offshore, while taking in four thousand already processed applications from Malaysia, was ruled to be illegal by...

Andrew Macrae's band, The Television Sky, is launching their debut album, We Trust that the Moon Will Guide Us on November 6th, at the Worker's Club. You can sample three tracks from it here, and it's cool stuff, worth your time. If you're wondering where you heard...

Jani Lane died. Who? The lead singer of Warrant. I thought that was Bret Michaels? That was Poison. Really? Yeah. No shit? I thought Poison was his solo act. What? Seriously, have you seen the film clips? It's like just Bret Michaels doing everything: guitar, drums, bass, guitar, piano, wearing a hat,...

In celebration of the start of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array's (ALMA) Early Science observations, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has released an image of a merging pair of galaxies as seen by the growing ALMA telescope. The detailed views of star-formation in the...

More about Andrew Bolt and his case today. I still think I come down on the side of this case being one of defamation, but a lot of interesting things are being written in response. The first piece is from Mark Bahnisch at Overland: Free speech, as...

It saddens me that I find myself agreeing with people I don't like, or that I find myself on the same side of Andrew Bolt, the right wing columnist who has claimed that the stolen generation wasn't, you know, about race. But, here you go: Federal Court...