It’s Easter – time for Christian hypocrisy

It would be funnier if it wasn’t so fucking tragic, but you can always get a laugh when the Christian bigwigs come out with their Easter messages. My favourite so far this year is this one from Anthony Fisher, the new Archbishop of Parramatta (NSW, Australia):...

George Bush and the greatest of Bushisms

I can’t help jumping on the bandwagon with this one. My blog is all about words and stories, after all, and no one can mangle words and abuse the English language quite like George W Bush. I won’t be sorry to see him go when he leaves office, but I will...

Quote of the week

Every once in a while people say things that reverberate for days, weeks, months after they’re uttered. They’re often the sort of things that the person will, many time over, wish they could take back. But, as someone once said (I can’t remember who...

To submit to the book is to exist in their hell

The Sydney Writers’ Festival wound up last night and the closing address was delivered by the author Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Do a web search to learn more about this amazing woman. I was very pleased to see in the Sydney Morning Herald today an edited version of that...

More political sniping

Do you remember last year when the erstwhile Mark Latham (shamed former Opposition leader) released a book called A Conga Line Of Suckholes? The book was a collection of quotations by himself and others. The title itself came from one of his own particularly vitriolic...

The most memorable spoken words

Here in Australia, the national broadcaster conducted a poll to determine the all time most memorable speeches. ABC Radio National received 5,000 responses to its call for the public to name speeches that they considered to be unforgettable.Dr Jane Connors, ABC Radio...