Month: Apr 2021

  • Just a heads up…

    I’ve got some pro-gamergate comments in a queue for approval in the last Debarkle chapter. I’m not averse to having them in the comment thread but I’m wary of escalation. Fine to reply to them but if people could be chill, that would be good and people may wish to avoid the comments.

  • Covid graph update

    I left off doing these for a while as the situation wasn’t shifting much globally. Today, I’ve picked a grab-bag of countries that we’ve looked at before or are in the news. The good news is that both Israel and the UK which had very swift vaccination programs have levelled off. However, that is not […]

  • Timothy Reviews The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin

    Greetings, salutations and the assorted lyrics of Hello, Goodbye by the mop-headed foursome from Liverpool to you all. I am, once again, your inimitable host and master of ceremonies, Timothy the Talking Cat esquire, who shall be taking you on a journey into the foundational texts of modern scientifiction. Today we examine Ursula Le Guin’s […]

  • New tagline

    For anybody curious, it was from RT aka ‘Russia Today”. Not a news outlet I would normally direct people to but they quoted that silly Tweet about Jordan Peterson! I get to play the role of the meany-head leftist. I was tempted to use the next phrase “just gorge on the fact that the […]

  • Debarkle Chapter 28: Gamergate 2014 meets Vox Day

    Debarkle Chapter 28: Gamergate 2014 meets Vox Day

    [content warning for descriptions of internet harassment and extreme misogyny] A fun fact that I learnt today from Wikipedia is that the word “gamergate” means a worker ant that can reproduce sexually and the term is pronounced something like “gamma-gate”[1]. That will be about the only wholesome fact in this chapter. For the rest of […]

  • Susan’s Salon: 2021 April 25/26

    Susan’s Salon: 2021 April 25/26

    ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Please use the comment section to just chat about whatever you want. Susan’s Salon is posted early Monday (Sydney time which is still Sunday in most countries). It’s fine to be sad, worried, vaccinated, unvaccinated-yet, angry or maybe even happy (or all of those things at once). Please feel free to post what you […]

  • So I guess that was Falcon & the Winter Soldier then

    The final episode of the Disney+ MCU show dropped and it perfectly encapsulated the show: it was sort of all right. Anthony Mackie dialled up the charisma and there was some exciting superhero action, the plot didn’t make a bit of sense and Sebastian Stan was moody and handsome. There was only a small amount […]

  • Review: The Irregulars (Netflix)

    I started watching this series a while back but just for reasons of life, work and commuting, I didn’t finish it quickly despite it being only eight episodes long. I’ll say upfront that I enjoyed it because the show has so many quirks and issues and aspects that may well put people off that in […]

  • Debarkle Chapter 27: Vox Day, Racism, Sexism and Opera Vita Aeterna

    Debarkle Chapter 27: Vox Day, Racism, Sexism and Opera Vita Aeterna

    [content warning for extreme views on race, gender and sexual violence] Larry Correiaโ€™s second Sad Puppies slate was not very different from the first. There were a lot of Mormon men (because of his writer connections in Utah) and seven of the twelve people listed were people Correia had recommended in previous years. Marko Kloos […]

  • Giant Eagle

    Now available for flights to Australia.

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