After hearing all about the American Presidential election yesterday (note to the ABC, the A stands for Australian, not American. LOL), I decided to try and catch up on my blog friends, and some other news. Not surprisingly most of them were discussing the election.

However, there were a few exceptions:


LOL Cat Bible (apologies to who ever it was that reminded me of this). If like me you are a fan of LOL Cats (and I know a certain Fiery friend of mine is; as is a certain cat, tortoise, dog, horse loving friend) and in particular Ceiling Cat, then you may well be interested in the LOL Cat Bible.


Matt’s last post discussed the Compulsory Univeristy Fees. Not a topic that personaly affects me, but when Howard banned the old scheme there were a lot of people upset about it. The new Labour government’s scheme goes some way to redressing the situation, but it has problems. Anyway, if you are interested Matt covers it in depth.


Whilst blogging last night I had the TV on in the background and noticed an ad for an interesting looking documentary. (SBS Sunday 9 November at 8:35pm)

The President’s Guide To Science,

The film makers asks some of the biggest names in science to have a quiet word with the new President, be it Obama or McCain [we all now it's Obama]. The United States President is quite simply the most powerful man on earth, but past Presidents have often known little about science. That is a problem when the decisions they make will affect every one of us, from nuclear proliferation to climate change. To help the new President get to grips with this intimidating responsibility, some of the world’s leading scientists, from Dawkins to Watson, share some crucial words of advice. (From the UK, in English) (Documentary) CC


Then there is this complety off topic article in todays paper:

WHEN a woman out jogging was bitten by a rabid fox, she ran on for another 1.5km with the animal still attached to her arm and threw it into the boot of her car.

They breed them tough in Arizona!


OK one American election topic. The following picture was developed to remind voters that the election should be about the issues, not about race.


(from Ananova)

I’m sure some people voted for, or against, Obama because he is black, but I’m also sure many others voted for him just because they thought he was the best candidate.


That’s all for now


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7 Comments to “Various things of interest”

  1. watercat says:

    If you like lolcats, maybe you’d find the Lolkoran interesting.

    On a more serious note, just came from my SIL’s house, and the kid was telling us about how all the kids in his school were talking about how they didn’t want a N**** running the country. Sigh. We still have a long way to go.

  2. ozatheist says:

    Welcome watercat, I think I will.

    Sigh indeed, that’s rather sad. We still have a long way to go but hopefully recent events may provide a way forward.

  3. Enshoku says:

    Even though Barack did capture over 90% of the black vote, I still think it hurt him more than helped. African Americans on average hold around 62% democrat, 39% republican, and the African Americans make up 11-14% of the population, giving Barack a 3-4% lead to to his race. This however is countered by the fact that many non-black voters harbor racist feelings within them, which in many cases leads to conformation bias. Even my grandma has fallen prey to this kind of thinking…

  4. I’m glad you liked the fox story. That was on the front page of our paper today. It happened in our backyard, almost. If that had been me though, I would have shot it and carried it back to my car instead of letting it hang on my arm with it’s teeth, but that’s just me…. :)

  5. Poodles says:

    That is a really disturbing picture, and I’m not sure why I think that. Of course, pictures of McCains weird jowel scars always disturb me. :-D

  6. Off topic: I let Poodles know that we wanted her chocolate chili recipe and I hope that she will post about it! Thanks for stopping by and being brave enough to comment, I always enjoy hearing from you!!

  7. Poodles says:

    Hi Oz…send me your e-mail address, I’ll send the recipe. I promise, no spam..

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