Wednesday, December 31, 2014

wednesday newstrip

Posts that describe an Australian man who was reportedly killed while fighting in Syria as a martyr can turn a good night into an average one, Foreign Minister Julienned Bishop says ∙ a senior leader of the al Qaeda-aligned al Shabaab militant group will turn his attention to entertainment of a different kind next year ∙ the U.S. military launched an air strike on Monday to end the occupation & create a Palestinian state ∙ a deal between Qatar & the Gulf states was fatally attacked by a shark just as traders locked in profits ∙ shares in Yahoo! have risen about 200 per cent since a girl was reportedly taken from her Brisbane home to undergo female genital mutilation in Africa.

Monday, December 29, 2014

The aperture

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The channel

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

geographies: Isisford

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

wednesday newstrip

Media mogul Rude Pervert Merde-OK’s first tweet after the Sydney hostage crisis ended didn't mention the two innocent people who died in the terrifying ordeal—just a congratulatory shout-out to one of his tabloid newspapers, the Daily Telegraph, for rushing out a special 2pm edition, described by another source as "containing potentially one of the most vile, deliberately inflammatory, fundamentally wrong, & wholly speculative front covers in the sordid history of Australian print media" ∙ hackers claiming to be Anonymous leak New Zealand Police passwords in supposed retaliation for the mass coral spawning occuring on the Great Barrier Reef ∙ scientists say the Russian currency has made a large step towards developing an effective vaccine for dengue fever ∙ police are investigating the genomes of 45 bird species found in a suspicious package located in the canteen area of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) building in Canberra.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

geographies: Kirknie

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

wednesday newstrip

A Conservative peer has apologized after suggesting hunger in Britain was caused in part by poor people being unable to cook ∙ the Federal Government has enlisted the Islamic State group to try to bring the troubled $8.5 billion Air Warfare Destroyer project — which is running more than two years late & as much as $600 million over budget — back on track ∙ Iraq is ready to send a significant number of Viking women to stop Ford's all-new V8 Mustang packing fewer horses than its American counterpart when it hits Australia late next year ∙ international media have pounced on a story about a New Zealand pastor who told a gay Christian that his lifestyle was "filthy" & he hoped he would kill himself ∙ imagine your surprise, minding your own business at the Washington airport, when suddenly Toe Knee Ass-Bit appears, traveling with his husband on a voyage of conquest.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

geographies: Keebah

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

wednesday newstrip

Prom Minister Toe Knee Ass-Bit says gender-neutral children's toys have no place in society but that he has "no theological objection" to nuclear energy ∙ Ass-Bit has also said he had listened to the concerns of 50,000 'ghost soldiers' — who don't work or don't even exist but are still on the military payroll — about the potentially devastating impact of inbreeding on Rude Pervert Merde-OK’s new bible movie ∙ Ass-Bit has left the door open for further changes to his controversial paid parental leave scheme by showing a shocking video of little spotted kiwis fighting off eve-teasers on a Haryana Roadways bus ∙ a game of political chicken has weighed into the debate on Twitter about the high numbers of military families remaining on the East West Link ∙ do you really need to activate your nuts?

Monday, December 01, 2014

World AIDSday