Thursday, May 28, 2009

I couldn't resist

I just love Lol Cats.

funny pictures of cats with captions
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I wonder if she thought this would be the caption when they took this photo?
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The only problem

with sneaking a bikkie from the tea room at lunchtime is that you then have to make yourself a cup of tea and have another bikkie to go with it. Well, I mean, I suppose no one actually forced me. But you know what I mean. (visions of tea lady squads bursting through the door and holding you hostage with a teapot until you give in and accept a cuppa and an iced vo-vo. Actually, I haven't seen iced vo-vos in the shops for ages. I wonder if Kevin has bought the entire supply?)

For non-Australian readers (sorry Anti-ob you don't count cause you've probably eaten these) this is an Iced Vo-vo.

Piccy snicked from Wikipedia.

I've just learned, courtesy of Wikipedia, that all I have to do to get a shipping crate of these lovelies is to become Prime Minister and mention them in my election night victory speech. Bugger, every manperson and histheir dog will be doing this now.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Inochi is...

...bloody disturbing is what it is...

You know, I thought the sheep were pretty cool, but then I saw this clip and now I'm a bit weirded out. Let me just say, I really am not so sure this is safe for work, so exercise a little caution here, k?.

I mean really, Wha-huh????

An interesting teaching book.

Pardon the shotgun approach, but it turns out I know a fair few teachers, or people with kids who are or soon will be concerned with their education, and one way or another most of you read this blog or know someone who does. So when my old PhD supervisor tells me about a book about teaching which he thinks is really good, Why Don’t Students Like School by Daniel Willingham, this seemed like a good place to spread the word. Clark's review of the book is here if you'd like to see what he has to say first; I have not read it myself (yet), but his specialty has always been learning theory, and I trust him to know what he's talking about.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


AvenueQ opens at the State Theatre in August.

That is all.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Current affairs in Lego form

So I was pointed at an article in wired ( where someone had recreated some of the Guantanamo torture scenes in lego as a protoest against the actual photos being voluntarily surpressed. The point being that how is anyone going to understand the extent of what happened without the evidence.

Here's a sample of the work of the waterboarding:

Googling around found the flickr feed:

and the related blog with the pictures and current affairs storied (including most recently the G20 incident):

Oh and I forgot to mention... this person creates these using only Lego parts.

Monday, May 04, 2009


Coz brought me home some magazines.

And with much painful study, I have learned one of the great secrets of the universe. I shall share it with you. Here are the names of a collection of the... metapsychic professionals... advertised in this magazine:

Kahu (channeler)
Sarrinn (ancient spirit)
Gaia (earth spirit)
Marrianna (blesser and exorbitant over-user of exclamation marks)
Naisha Ahsian (creator of Crystal Ally Cards)
Sri Ra'am Kaa (wisdom teacher)
Kira Raa (angelic oracle)
Sha Na Ra (crystal skull)

Can you see it? The common pattern that so obviously leads to their power? Its all the "a"s in their names! Or rather the pattern of "a"s and spaces - I call it "a-hole power" for short. And thus, I shall venture forth upon a new career as a psychic pet-angel spirit trainer, and I shall be unstoppably powerful because I shall change my name to:

Doctor (or perhaps Lord?) Aaaa aaa a aaAaa!

(pronunciation guide. It is spelled with 13 "a"s - a mystical number - and a single invisible apostrophe. I can't tell you where the apostrophe goes in a public forum, or the power would overwhelm your puny spirits... without the skills taught in my FREE* guide "Aid to Attaining A-hole Apostrophe Access". *please include $29.95 for email postage and handling. Act Now and get Free Bonus Karma accredited directly to your account!)

(I have already used my extraordinary powers to channel brewing yeast, but all it ever says is "feed me sugar and drink me!" Go figure. Still, ours is not to reason... at all apparently.)

Sunday, May 03, 2009


Recipes for those who want them - to make gluten free we substituted rice & potato flour in 2:1 ratio for the plain flour.

Thai chicken balls
Zucchini and haloumi fritters
Tandoori lamb kebabs (we didn't end up cooking these as there was too much food already...)
Corn fritters with smoked salmon

The stuffed mushrooms

2 handfuls of shredded carrot
2 handfuls of shredded zucchini
2 handfuls of shredded mushroom
small amount of diced capsicum
1kg mushrooms with stalks removed
500g shredded parmesan cheese

Oven at about 160C. Mix all the shredded & diced stuff. Shove into mushrooms. Put mushrooms on oven tray. Bake til cooked & the cheese is all melty. Now this is the hard bit - take them out and leave them for about 5min to cool down so you don't scald yourself when eating them. Serve.